Automotive Air Conditioning

ISBN-10: 0766807886
ISBN-13: 9780766807884
Edition: 8th 2002 (Revised)
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Book details

List price: $218.95
Edition: 8th
Copyright year: 2002
Publisher: Delmar Cengage Learning
Publication date: 8/20/2001
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 512
Size: 8.25" wide x 11.25" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 2.398
Language: English

Being a vanguard for the automotive air conditioning industry's professional training was just the beginning. Today, Boyce Dwiggins continues to fulfill his mission of educating tomorrow's technicians by providing them with one of the most authoritative guides to theory, diagnostic procedures, and service practices available anywhere! Fully updated and significantly expanded, this edition of our popular Automotive Air Conditioning book now features all-new, extensive guidelines and step-by-step procedures for working with state-of-the-art automotive computer controls. More comprehensive discussion of current Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) requirements, including a lengthy section on retrofitting, has also been added to aid readers in mastering essential technical skills while developing their ability to execute repairs grounded in sound, professional judgment. Clear, precise learning objectives at the start of each chapter, as well as other proven pedagogical aids, are also used effectively throughout the book to propel readers to successful careers in the automotive air conditioning industry.

Preface
History and Development
Introduction
Air Conditioning
Historical Development of Air Conditioning
The Industry
Sources of Heat and Cold
The Purpose of Automotive HVAC Systems
Cost of Operation
The Automobile and the Environment
A "New" Refrigerant
Technician Certification
Trade Associations
The Service Technician
Health and Safety
Personal Safety
Asbestos
Carbon Monoxide
Refrigerants
Antifreeze
Safety in the Shop
Health and Safety Program
Safety Rules for Operating Power Tools
Good Housekeeping Helps Prevent Fires
Walking and Working Surfaces
Ozone and the Environment
The Atmosphere
Absorption of Ultraviolet Radiation
The Ozone Hole
Ozone and the Greenhouse Effect
The Clean Air Act
Stratospheric Ozone Protection--Title VI
Use of Tools
Personal Safety Precautions
Conclusion
Summary
Tools and Measuring System
Introduction
The Metric System
System of Units (SI Metrics)
Decimal System
Division and Power
Symbols
Conversions
Common Metrics
Torque
Metric References in this Text
Tools
Screwdriver
Nut Driver
Wrench
Pliers
Hammer
Pullers
Saws
Drills
Manifold and Gauge Set
Can Tap
Safety Glasses
Special Tools
Refrigerant Identifier
Other Special Tools
Summary
Comfort
Human Comfort Control
Comfort Zone
Heat
Measurement of Heat
Cold: The Absence of Heat
The Thermometer
Pressure and Temperature
Introduction
Matter
The Atom
Chemical Compounds
The Structure of Matter
Arrangement and Movement of Molecules
Pressure
Pressure Measurement
Temperature and Pressure
Air Conditioner Circuit
The Cooling System
Heating and Cooling Systems
Summary
Refrigerants and Lubricants
Introduction
The Beginning of the End
A New Beginning
Temperature-Pressure Relationship of CFC-12
Temperature-Pressure Relationship of HFC-134a
Handling Refrigerant
Trade Name
Packaging
Restrictions
Identification
Purity Test
Compatibility
Alternative Refrigerants
Substitute Refrigerants
Replacement Refrigerants
Special Safety Precautions
Refrigerant Cylinders
Refrigeration Lubricant
Lubricants for HFC Refrigerants
The Classification of Refrigeration Lubricant
Servicing Tips
Summary
Special Service Tools
Introduction
Manifold and Gauge Set
Electronic Manifold
Hoses
Leak Detectors
Vacuum Pump
Flush Kit
Recovery Systems
Scales
Moisture and Moisture Removal
Introduction
Moisture
Moisture Removal
Moisture Removal at Higher Altitudes
Evacuating the System
Other Methods
Triple Evacuation Method
Receiver and Accumulator
The Receiver-Drier
Accumulator
Summary
The Refrigeration System
Introduction
The Mechanical Refrigeration System
Refrigeration Capacity
Basic Refrigeration Circuit
The FOT
Evaporator
Compressor
Hoses
Condenser
The Rotary Vane Air Cycle (ROVAC) System
Diagnosis and Service
Summary
Compressors and Clutches
Introduction
Function
Design
Clutch
Compressor Types
Compressor Action
Rotary Vane Compressor
Scroll Compressors
Variable Displacement Compressors
Scotch Yoke Compressors
Diagnosing Problems and Making Repairs
Compressor Failure
Compressor Replacement
Compressor Service
Summary
Compressor Service
Introduction
Servicing the Harrison Six-Cylinder Compressor
Checking and Adding Lubricant
Servicing the DA-6 Compressor Clutch
Servicing the Six-Cylinder Compressor Clutch
Replacing the A-6 Seal
Replace the Shaft Seal, All Except A-6
Rear Head Service, Except A-6
Front Head Service, Except A-6
Compressor Cylinder Assembly, Except A-6
Center Cylinder Seal, Except A-6
Rebuild the Harrison A-6 Compressor
Servicing the Harrison R4 Compressors
Replacing the Seal
Checking and Adding Lubricant
Servicing the Compressor Clutch
Servicing the Harrison V-5 and V-7 Compressors
Clutch Service
Shaft Seal Service
Rear Head Service
Front Head Service
Control Valve Service
Servicing the Nippondenso Six-Cylinder Compressor
Replacing the Shaft Seal
Checking and/or Adding Lubricant
Servicing the Clutch
Rebuilding the Nippondenso Compressor
Servicing the Nippondenso Ten-Cylinder Compressor
Clutch Service
Shaft Seal Service
Servicing the Panasonic Vane-Type Compressor
Remove the Compressor
Replace the Compressor
Checking and Adjusting the Lubricant Level
Servicing the Clutch Assembly
Servicing the Shaft Seal
Servicing the Compressor
Servicing the Sankyo Compressor
Replacing the Compressor Shaft Seal
Checking the Lubricant Level
Servicing the Clutch Rotor and Coil
Rebuilding the Sankyo Compressor
Servicing the Tecumseh HR-980 Compressor
Checking and Adding Lubricant
Clutch Service
Replace the Shaft Seal
Metering Devices
Introduction
The Thermostatic Expansion Valve
Operation of the Thermostatic Expansion Valve
Performance Testing the TXV
Other Valve Types
Fixed Orifice Tube
Testing and/or Replacing the FOT
Summary
Basic Electricity Review
Introduction
Electricity
Atomic Structure
Ohm's Law
Circuit Protection Devices
Electrical Components
Integrated Circuits
Circuit Defects
Wiring and Circuit Diagrams
Electrical Symbols
Blower Motor Circuit
Electric Defogger
Electrical Circuits
Introduction
Fuses and Circuit Breakers
Testing Fuses and Circuit Breakers
Master Control
Temperature Control
Troubleshooting the Thermostat
Blower Motor
Troubleshooting the Blower Motor
Electromagnetic Clutch
Clutch Details
Pressure Cutoff Switch
Compressor Discharge Pressure Switch
Factory-Installed Wiring
Coolant Temperature Warning System
System Control Devices
Introduction
Vacuum Circuits
Vacuum-Operated Devices
Vacuum Source
Check Valves and Relays
Vacuum System Diagrams
Pressure Controls
Pressure Regulators
Control Systems
Sensors
Electronic Temperature Control Systems
Control Devices
Heater Control
Mode Doors
Vacuum Motors
Blower Control
Time-Delay Relay
Electrovacuum Relay
Ambient Switch
Thermostatic Vacuum Valve
Superheat Switch
Summary
Case/Duct Systems
Introduction
Factory or Aftermarket
Air Intake
Core Section
Distribution Section
Combined Case
Air Delivery
Dual-Zone Duct System
Rear Heat/Cool System
Evaporator Drain
Visual Inspection
Mode Door Adjustment
Temperature Door Cable Adjustment
Air Filter
Summary
Engine Cooling and Comfort Heating
Introduction
Test the Cooling System
Radiators
Water Pump
Pressure Cap
Testing the Pressure Cap
Thermostat
Pulley and Belt
Automatic Belt Tensioner
Fans
Hoses and Clamps
Coolant Recovery Tank
Heater System
Additives
Flush the Cooling System
Preventative Maintenance
Summary
Troubleshooting and Repairs
Introduction
Temperature-Pressure Relationships
System Diagnostics by Gauge Pressure
Units of Pressure
System Diagnosis
Component Replacement
Procedure
Heating and Cooling System
Procedure
Troubleshooting the Air-Conditioning System
Procedure
Noisy Compressor
System Cools Intermittently
Insufficient Cooling
No Cooling
Engine Cooling System
Engine Overcooling
Engine Overheating
Loss of Coolant
Retrofit CFC-12 to HFC-134a
Introduction
Contaminated Refrigerant
Recover Only, An Alternate Method
Retrofit Components
Summary
Appendices
Glossary
Index

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