Automotive Engines: Theory and Servicing, 10th edition

  • James D. Halderman

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Automotive Engines: Theory and Servicing is a market-leading text building expertise in practical skills for automotive engine rebuilding, machining and repair. Halderman uses helpful tips and visuals to bring concepts to life and guide you through the procedures you’ll use on the job.

Automotive Engines 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 10th Edition has been fully updated and expanded to reflect the latest automotive engine technology and the latest ASE Foundation tasks. This text is part of the Pearson Automotive Professional Technician Series.

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

ISBN-13: 9780137469765

Subject: Automotive Technology

Category: Engine Repair & Rebuilding (A1)

Table of contents

  1. Shop Safety
  2. Service Information, Work Orders, and Vehicle Identification
  3. Environmental and Hazardous Materials
  4. Fasteners and Thread Repair
  5. Hand Tools
  6. Power Tools and Shop Equipment
  7. Vehicle Lifting and Hoisting
  8. Measuring Systems and Tools
  9. Gasoline Engine Operation, Parts, and Specifications
  10. Diesel Engine Operation and Diagnosis
  11. Gasoline, Alternative Fuels, and Diesel Fuels
  12. Antifreeze and Coolant
  13. Cooling System Operation and Diagnosis
  14. Engine Oil and Filters
  15. Lubrication System Operation and Diagnosis
  16. Engine Starting and Charging Systems
  17. Ignition System Operation and Diagnosis
  18. Emission Control Devices Operation and Diagnosis
  19. Intake and Exhaust Systems
  20. Turbocharging and Supercharging
  21. Engine Condition Diagnosis
  22. In-Vehicle Engine Service
  23. Engine Removal and Disassembly
  24. Engine Cleaning and Crack Detection
  25. Cylinder Head and Valve Guide Service
  26. Valve and Seat Service
  27. Camshafts and Valve Trains
  28. Variable Valve Timing and Displacement Systems
  29. Pistons, Rings, and Connecting Rods
  30. Engine Blocks
  31. Crankshafts, Balance Shafts, and Bearings
  32. Gaskets and Sealants
  33. Balancing and Blueprinting
  34. Engine Assembly and Testing
  35. Engine Installation and Break-In


  1. Engine Repair (A1) Sample ASE-Type Certification Test and Answers
  2. ASE Education Foundation A1 Correlation Chart

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