Automotive Heating and Air Conditioning, 9th edition

  • James D. Halderman

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Automotive Heating and Air Conditioning covers practical skills for servicing automotive heating, ventilation and air conditioning systems. The text is written to ASE standard (A7) and many tasks of the ASE (A7) content area. It focuses on the generic theory underlying the operation, diagnosis and repair of the units and subassemblies found across makes and types of vehicles.

Automotive Heating & Air Conditioning is designed for your success. Its learning outcomes and objectives are aligned with ASE standards, and its concise, easy-to-read chapters present content in manageable sections. Case studies will help you handle real-world customer issues, while step-by-step photo sequences prepare you for tasks such as diagnosing and troubleshooting faults.

The 9th Edition has been fully updated and expanded to match the latest ASE tasks and address instructor and reviewer feedback. This text is part of the Pearson Automotive Professional Technician Series.

Published by Pearson (April 22nd 2022) - Copyright © 2023

ISBN-13: 9780137468713

Subject: Automotive Technology

Category: Automotive Heating & Air (A7)

Table of contents

  1. Service Information, Work Orders, and Vehicle Identification
  2. Heating and Air-Conditioning Principles
  3. The Refrigeration Cycle
  4. Air-Conditioning Compressors and Service
  5. Refrigerants and Refrigerant Oils
  6. A/C System Components, Operation, and Service
  7. Air Management System
  8. Antifreeze and Coolant
  9. Cooling System Operation and Diagnosis
  10. Heating System Operation and Diagnosis
  11. HVAC Electricity and Electronics
  12. Automatic Temperature Control Systems
  13. EV and HEV HVAC System
  14. A/C Inspection, Performance Testing, and Leak Detection
  15. Refrigerant Recovery, Recycling, and Recharging
  16. A/C System Diagnosis and Repair
  17. Epa Section 609 Certification


  1. Sample A7 ASE Certification-Type Test with Answers
  2. ASE Education Foundation-A7 Correlation Chart

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