Skip to main content Skip to main navigation

Overview

Manual Drivetrains and Axles, 8/e, provides a complete, state-of-the-art source on the operating principles, as well as the service and repair procedures, for manual drivetrains and axles, and includes the practical skills that students must master to be successful in the industry. The book 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 Service Information, Tools, and Safety 1

Chapter 2 Environmental and Hazardous Materials 39

Chapter 3 Introduction to Drivetrains 52

Chapter 4 Clutch Parts and Operation 69

Chapter 5 Clutch Diagnosis and Service 85

Chapter 6 Manual Transmissions Parts and Operation 105

Chapter 7 Manual Transaxle Parts and Operation 124

Chapter 8 Manual Transmission/Transaxle Diagnosis and Service 132

Chapter 9 Drive Shafts and CV Joints 162

Chapter 10 Drive Axle Shaft and CV Joint Service 174

Chapter 11 Wheel Bearings and Service 190

Chapter 12 Drive Axles and Differentials 210

Chapter 13 Drive Axle and Differential Diagnosis and Service 226

Chapter 14 Drivetrain Electricity and Electronics 255

Chapter 15 Four-Wheel and All-Wheel Drive 281

Chapter 16 Four-Wheel Drive Diagnosis and Service 304

Chapter 17 Vibration and Noise Diagnosis and Correction 320

Appendix 1 Sample ASE-Type Certification Test 335

Appendix 2 2013 NATEF Correlation Chart 339

Glossary 342

Index 349

For teachers

All the material you need to teach your courses.

Discover teaching material