Automotive Electrical and Engine Performance, 8th edition

  • James D. Halderman

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Automotive Electrical and Engine Performance provides market-leading coverage of all the tasks of ASE certification areas A6 (Automotive Electricity and Electronics) and A8 (Automotive Engine Performance). Halderman guides you through procedures using practical applications and step-by-step photo sequences. This text is part of the Pearson Automotive Professional Technician Series.

Automotive Electrical and Engine Performance 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.

The 8th Edition has been fully updated to reflect the latest ASE tasks and requirements. It has been revised with new and more concise chapters. New case studies will help you handle real-world customer issues.

Published by Pearson (July 14th 2021) - Copyright © 2020

ISBN-13: 9780137530748

Subject: Automotive Technology

Category: Automotive Electrical Systems (A6)


1. Service Information, Tools, and Safety
2. Environmental and Hazardous Materials
3. Electrical Fundamentals
4. Electrical Circuits and Ohm's Law
5. Series, Parallel, and Series-Parallel Circuits
6. Circuit Testers and Digital Meters
7. Oscilloscopes and Graphing Multimeters
8. Automotive Wiring and Wire Repair
9. Wiring Schematics and Circuit Testing
10. Capacitance and Capacitors
11. Magnetism and Electromagnetism
12. Electronic Fundamentals
13. Computer Fundamentals
14. CAN and Network Communications
15. Batteries
16. Battery Testing and Service
17. Cranking System
18. Cranking System Diagnosis and Service
19. Charging System
20. Charging System Diagnosis and Service
21. Lighting and Signaling Circuits
22. Driver Information and Navigation Systems
23. Safety, Comfort, and Convenience Accessories
24. Air Management System
25. Security and Immobilizer Systems
26. Airbag and Pretensioner Circuits
27. Audio System Operation and Diagnosis
28. Gasoline, Alternative Fuels, and Diesel Fuels
29. Ignition System Components and Operation
30. Ignition System Diagnosis and Service
31. Temperature Sensors
32. Throttle Position (TP) Sensors
33. MAP/BARO Sensors
34. Mass Air Flow Sensors
35. Oxygen Sensors
36. Fuel Pumps, Lines, and Filters
37. Fuel-Injection Components and Operation
38. Gasoline Direct-Injection Systems
39. Electronic Throttle Control System
40. Fuel-Injection System Diagnosis and Service
41. Vehicle Emission Standards and Testing
42. Emission Control Devices Operation and Diagnosis
43. On-Board Diagnosis
44. Scan Tools and Engine Performance Diagnosis
45. Hybrid Safety and Service Procedures
46. Fuel Cells and Advanced Technologies

1. Electrical/Electronic Systems (A6) Sample ASE Certification Test and Answers
2. Sample A8 ASE Certification-Type Test
3. 2017 A6 ASE Correlation Chart
4. 2017 A8 ASE Correlation Chart

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