Advanced Engine Performance Diagnosis, 6th edition

  • James D. Halderman

Advanced Engine Performance Diagnosis

ISBN-13:  9780133515053

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Advanced Engine Performance Diagnosis, 6/e combines topics in engine performance (ASE A8 content area) and topics covered in the advanced engine performance (L1) ASE test content area into one practical, comprehensive textbook, making it easier for the instructor to teach these topics, while remaining cost effective for the student. A hands-on introduction to the diagnosis and troubleshooting of automotive engine control systems, it serves students as a single source for information on digital storage, oscilloscopes, fuel injection and ignition system diagnoses, five-gas exhaust analysis, emission testing, and more, all presented in a technical, but easy-to-read and understand presentation. The book is formatted to appeal to today's technical trade students, and the author uses helpful tips and visuals to bring concepts to life and guide students through the procedures they'll use on the job.


To keep your course current, all of the content is correlated to the latest NATEF tasks and ASE areas; all of the chapters are updated with the latest technology; and new chapters are included on immobilizer and anti-theft system operation and diagnosis, variable valve timing systems, and automatic transmission electronic controls. Two new appendixes include a sample ASE certification test and NATEF correlation chart.


This book is part of the Pearson Automotive Professional Technician Series, which features full-color, media-integrated solutions for today’s students and instructors covering all eight areas of ASE certification, plus additional titles covering common courses. Peer reviewed for technical accuracy, the series and the books in it represent the future of automotive textbooks.


Table of contents

  • Chapter 1 The Diagnostic Process
  • Chapter 2 Engine Systems
  • Chapter 3 Variable Valve Timing Systems
  • Chapter 4 Engine and Misfire Diagnosis
  • Chapter 5 In-Vehicle Engine Service
  • Chapter 6 Gasoline, Alternative Fuels and Diesel Fuels
  • Chapter 7 Circuit Testers and Digital Meters
  • Chapter 8 Oscilloscopes and Graphing Multimeters
  • Chapter 9 CAN and Network Communications
  • Chapter 10 On-Board Diagnosis
  • Chapter 11 Global OBD II and Mode $06
  • Chapter 12 Immobilizer System
  • Chapter 13 Ignition System Operation
  • Chapter 14 Ignition System Diagnosis
  • Chapter 15 Temperature Sensors
  • Chapter 16 Throttle Position (TP) Sensors
  • Chapter 17 MAP/BARO Sensors
  • Chapter 18 Mass Air Flow (MAF) Sensors
  • Chapter 19 Oxygen Sensors
  • Chapter 20 Wide-Band Oxygen Sensors
  • Chapter 21 Fuel Trim Diagnosis
  • Chapter 22 Fuel Pumps, Lines, and Filters
  • Chapter 23 Fuel Injection Components and Operation
  • Chapter 24 Gasoline Direct Injection Systems
  • Chapter 25 Electronic Throttle Control Systems
  • Chapter 26 Fuel Injection System Diagnosis and Service
  • Chapter 27 Electronic Transmission Controls
  • Chapter 28 Vehicle Emission Standards and Testing
  • Chapter 29 Emission Control System Devices, Operation, and Diagnosis
  • Chapter 30 Symptom-Based Diagnosis
  • Appendix 1 Sample L1 Test
  • Appendix 2 NATEF correlation chart

Published by Pearson (February 13th 2015) - Copyright © 2016