Automotive Engines: Theory and Servicing, 9th edition

  • James D. Halderman


Prepare tomorrow’s automotive professionals for success.

Automotive Engines: Theory and Servicing, 9/e, covers the practical skills that students must master to be successful in the industry. From shop safety and environmental and hazardous materials, to engine assembly, engine installation, and break-in, readers learn the specifics of automotive engine rebuilding, machining, and repair in a new edition of the text long-recognized as a leader in the field. Formatted to appeal to today's technical trade students, Halderman uses helpful tips and visuals to bring concepts to life and guide students through the procedures they'll use on the job.


This book is part of the Pearson Automotive Professional Technician Series, which provides 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 Shop Safety 1

Chapter 2 Environmental and Hazardous Materials 9

Chapter 3 Fasteners and Thread Repair 20

Chapter 4 H and Tools 32

Chapter 5 Power Tools and Shop Equipment 49

Chapter 6 Vehicle Lifting and Hoisting 60

Chapter 7 Measuring Systems and Tools 67

Chapter 8 Service Information 76

Chapter 9 Vehicle Identification and Emission Ratings 85

Chapter 10 Gasoline Engine Operation, Parts, and Specifications 91

Chapter 11 Diesel Engine Operation and Diagnosis 105

Chapter 12 Gasoline, Alternative Fuels, and Diesel Fuels 126

Chapter 13 Coolant 151

Chapter 14 Cooling System Operation and Diagnosis 159

Chapter 15 Engine Oil 178

Chapter 16 Lubrication System Operation and Diagnosis 192

Chapter 17 Engine Starting and Charging Systems 203

Chapter 18 Ignition System Operation and Diagnosis 227

Chapter 19 Emission Control Devices Operation and Diagnosis 251

Chapter 20 Intake and Exhaust Systems 279

Chapter 21 Turbocharging and Supercharging 289

Chapter 22 Engine Condition Diagnosis 301

Chapter 23 I n-Vehicle Engine Service 319

Chapter 24 Engine Removal and Disassembly 329

Chapter 25 Engine Cleaning and Crack Detection 342

Chapter 26 Cylinder Head and Valve Guide Service 352

Chapter 27 Valve and Seat Service 368

Chapter 28 Camshafts and Valve Trains 393

Chapter 29 Pistons, Rings, and Connecting Rods 419

Chapter 30 Engine Blocks 437

Chapter 31 Crankshafts, Balance Shafts, and Bearings 453

Chapter 32 Gaskets and Sealants 473

Chapter 33 Balancing and Blueprinting 482

Chapter 34 Engine Assembly and Dynamometer Testing 494

Chapter 35 Engine Installation and Break-In 525

Appendix 1 Engine Repair (A1) Sample ase-Type Certification Test and Answers 531

Appendix 2 2013 NATEF Correlation Chart 535

Glossary 539

Index 555

Published by Pearson (January 3rd 2017) - Copyright © 2018