Engineering & Technology: Textbooks & Study Guides
Place of Publication
Upper Saddle River
Country of Publication
5th Revised edition
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 SECTION XI Brakes 92 Braking System Components and Performance Standards 93 Braking System Principles 94 Brake Hydraulic Systems 95 Hydraulic Valves and Switches
Jim Halderman brings a world of experience, knowledge, and talent to his work. His automotive service experience includes working as a flat-rate technician, a business owner, and a professor of automotive technology at a leading U.S. community college for more than 20 years. He has a Bachelor of Science degree from Ohio Northern University and a Master's degree in Education from Miami University in Oxford, Ohio. Jim also holds a U.S. Patent for an electronic transmission control device. He is an ASE certified Master Automotive Technician and is also Advanced Engine Performance (L1) ASE certified. Jim is the author of many automotive textbooks, all published by Pearson Education. Jim has presented numerous technical seminars to national audiences, including the California Automotive Teachers (CAT) and the Illinois College Automotive Instructor Association (ICAIA). He is also a member and presenter at the North American Council of Automotive Teachers (NACAT). Jim was also named Regional Teacher of the Year by General Motors Corporation and outstanding alumni of Ohio Northern University.