Automotive Heating and Air Conditioning, 8th edition

  • James D. Halderman

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Automotive Heating and Air Conditioning, 8/e provides a complete, state-of-the-art source on automotive heating, ventilation, and air conditioning systems, as well as the practical skills that students must master to be successful in the industry. The text focuses on the generic theory that underlies the operation, diagnosis, and repair of the units and subassemblies found in the many makes and types of vehicles students will likely encounter in their careers. 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 Heating and Air-Conditioning Principles 1

Chapter 2 The Refrigeration Cycle 12

Chapter 3 Air-Conditioning Compressors and Service 24

Chapter 4 Refrigerants and Refrigerant Oils 42

Chapter 5 A/C System Components, Operation, and Service 54

Chapter 6 Air Management System 76

Chapter 7 Engine Coolant 89

Chapter 8 Cooling System Operation and Diagnosis 98

Chapter 9 Heating System Operation and Diagnosis 122

Chapter 10 HVAC Electricity and Electronics 132

Chapter 11 Automatic Temperature Control Systems 156

Chapter 12 Hybrid and Electric Vehicle HVAC Systems 171

Chapter 13 Heating and Air-Conditioning System Inspection 184

Chapter 14 Refrigerant Recovery, Recycling, and Recharging 190

Chapter 15 A/C System Diagnosis and Repair 211

Appendix 1 Sample A7 ASE Certification-Type Test with Answers 229

Appendix 2 2013 NATEF Correlation Chart 234

Glossary 237

Index 242

Published by Pearson (January 5th 2017) - Copyright © 2018