Automotive Technology: Principles, Diagnosis, and Service, 5th edition

  • James D. Halderman


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This title is intended for courses in Automotive Principles, Service, and/or Mechanics in technical trade schools and high schools. It also serves as an additional resource to prep for ASE certification, and as a useful reference for practicing professionals.

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Prepare tomorrow’s automotive professionals for success

Automotive Technology: Principles, Diagnosis, and Service, Fifth Edition covers all eight areas of automotive service, showing readers how automotive systems are connected, as well as the practical skills that students must master to be successful in the industry. Topics are divided into short chapters, which makes it easier to assign, learn, and master the content. 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. To keep your course current, all of the content is correlated to the latest NATEF tasks and ASE areas, and information on hot topics like electric and hybrid vehicles is included.


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Table of contents

SECTION I Careers in the Automotive Service Area

1 Automotive Background and Overview

2 Careers in the Automotive Service Industry

3 Starting a Career in the Automotive Industry

4 Working as a Professional Service Technician

5 Technician Certification

SECTION II Safety, Environmental, and Health Concerns

6 Shop Safety

7 Environmental and Hazardous Materials

SECTION III Tools, Shop Equipment, and Measuring

8 Fasteners and Thread Repair

9 Hand Tools

10 Power Tools and Shop Equipment

11 Vehicle Lifting and Hoisting

12 Measuring Systems and Tools

SECTION IV Principles, Math, and Calculations

13 Scientific Principles and Materials

14 Math, Charts, and Calculations

SECTION V Vehicle Service Information, Identification, and Routine Maintenance

15 Service Information

16 Vehicle Identification and Emission Ratings

17 Preventative Maintenance and Service Procedures

SECTION VI Engine Repair

18 Gasoline Engine Operation, Parts, and Specifications

19 Diesel Engine Operation and Diagnosis

20 Coolant

21 Cooling System Operation and Diagnosis

22 Engine Oil

23 Lubrication System Operation and Diagnosis

24 Intake and Exhaust Systems

25 Turbocharging and Supercharging

26 Engine Condition Diagnosis

27 In-Vehicle Engine Service

28 Engine Removal and Disassembly

29 Engine Cleaning and Crack Detection

30 Cylinder Head and Valve Guide Service

31 Valve and Seat Service

32 Camshafts and Valve Trains

33 Pistons, Rings, and Connecting Rods

34 Engine Blocks

35 Crankshafts, Balance Shafts, and Bearings

36 Gaskets and Sealants

37 Engine Assembly and Dynamometer Testing

38 Engine Installation and Break-in

SECTION VII Electrical and Electronic Systems

39 Electrical Fundamentals

40 Electrical Circuits and Ohm’s Law

41 Series, Parallel, and Series-Parallel Circuits

42 Circuit Testers and Digital Meters

43 Oscilloscopes and Graphing Multimeters

44 Automotive Wiring and Wire Repair

45 Wiring Schematics and Circuit Testing

46 Capacitance and Capacitors

47 Magnetism and Electromagnetism

48 Electronic Fundamentals

49 CAN and Network Communications

50 Batteries

51 Battery Testing and Service

52 Cranking System

53 Cranking System Diagnosis and Service

54 Charging System

55 Charging System Diagnosis and Service

56 Lighting and Signaling Circuits

57 Driver Information and Navigation Systems

58 Horn, Wiper, and Blower Motor Circuits

59 Accessory Circuits

60 Airbags and Pretensioner Circuits

61 Audio System Operation and Diagnosis

SECTION VIII Heating and Air Conditioning

62 Heating and Air-Conditioning Components and Operation

63 Automatic Air-Conditioning System Operation

64 Heating and Air-Conditioning System Diagnosis

65 Heating and Air-Conditioning System Service

SECTION IX Engine Performance

66 Gasoline

67 Alternative Fuels

68 Diesel and Biodiesel Fuels

69 Ignition System Components and Operation

70 Ignition System Diagnosis and Service

71 Computer Fundamentals

72 Temperature Sensors

73 Throttle Position (TP) Sensors

74 MAP/BARO Sensors

75 Mass Air Flow Sensors

76 Oxygen Sensors

77 Fuel Pumps, Lines, and Filters

78 Fuel-Injection Components and Operation

79 Gasoline Direct-Injection Systems

80 Electronic Throttle Control System

81 Fuel-Injection System Diagnosis and Service

82 Vehicle Emission Standards and Testing

83 Evaporative Emission Control Systems

84 Exhaust Gas Recirculation Systems

85 Positive Crankcase Ventilation and Secondary Air-Injection Systems

86 Catalytic Converters

87 OnBoard Diagnosis

88 Scan Tools and Engine Performance Diagnosis

SECTION X Hybrid and Fuel Cell Vehicles

89 Introduction to Hybrid Vehicles

90 Hybrid Safety and Service Procedures

91 Fuel Cells and Advanced Technologies


92 Braking System Components and Performance Standards

93 Braking System Principles

94 Brake Hydraulic Systems

95 Hydraulic Valves and Switches

96 Brake Fluid and Lines

97 Brake Bleeding Methods and Procedures

98 Wheel Bearings and Service

99 Drum Brakes

100 Drum Brake Diagnosis and Service

101 Disc Brakes

102 Disc Brakes Diagnosis and Service

103 Parking Brake Operation, Diagnosis, and Service

104 Machining Brake Drums and Rotors

105 Power Brake Unit Operation, Diagnosis, and Service

106 ABS Components and Operation

107 ABS Diagnosis and Service

108 Electronic Stability Control Systems

SECTION XII Suspension and Steering

109 Tires and Wheels

110 Tire Pressure Monitoring Systems

111 Tire and Wheel Service

112 Suspension System Principles and Components

113 Front Suspensions and Service

114 Rear Suspensions and Service

115 Electronic Suspension Systems

116 Steering Columns and Gears

117 Steering Linkage and Service

118 Power-Assisted Steering Operation and Service

119 Wheel Alignment Principles

120 Alignment Diagnosis and Service

SECTION XIII Manual Drive train and Axles

121 Clutches

122 Manual Transmissions/Transaxles

123 Drive Axle Shafts and CV Joints

124 Drive Shafts and CV Joint Service

125 Drive Axles and Differentials

126 Four-Wheel-Drive and All-Wheel Drive

SECTION XIV Automatic Transmissions and Transaxles

127 Automatic Transmission/Transaxle Principles

128 Hydraulic Components and Control Systems

129 Automatic Transmission/Transaxle Diagnosis and In-Vehicle Service

130 Automatic Transmission/Transaxle Unit Repair


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