Diagnosis and Troubleshooting of Automotive Electrical, Electronic, and Computer Systems

ISBN-10: 0130799793

ISBN-13: 9780130799791

Edition: 3rd 2001

Authors: James D. Halderman, Chase D. Mitchell

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For courses in Automotive Electrical Systems and Electronics, Engine Performance and Tune-Ups, and Emissions Testing. Comprehensive, yet easy-to-read, this text presents principles and practices of diagnosis and troubleshooting of automotive electrical, electronic, and computer systems in a clear, concise format and at a level of detail that far exceeds most similar texts. Additionally, an accompanying interactive, multi-media CD-ROM brings to life the sights and sounds of the whys and hows of all phases of diagnosis and troubleshooting.
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List price: $95.00
Edition: 3rd
Copyright year: 2001
Publisher: Prentice Hall PTR
Publication date: 10/10/2000
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 503
Size: 8.25" wide x 10.50" long x 1.75" tall
Weight: 3.938
Language: English

James D. Halderman is the author of a large number of books, mainly college-level textbooks featuring information on automotive systems and other engineering services. In the textbook Automotive Brake Systems, Halderman discusses the purpose, function, operation and diagnosis of automotive braking systems including ABS. Some of Halderman's other textbooks include: Automotive Chassis Systems, which covers all under-vehicle components, operations, diagnosis's, and services; Automotive Electrical and Electronics Systems, featuring numerous troubleshooting techniques that can be used in the classroom or for reference; and Engines--Theory and Servicing, a complete orientation to automotive engines and engine repair topics. Halderman earned his Bachelor of Science degree in education from Ohio Northern University in 1968, and has worked as Professor of Engineering Technologies at Sinclair Community College.

Service Information, Tools, and Safety
Objectives Vehicle Identification Vehicle Safety Certification Label VECI
Label Calibration Codes Casting Numbers Service Information Threaded
Fasteners Metric Bolts Grades of Bolts
Tensile Strength Nuts Washers Electrical Tools
Basic Hand Tool List Tool Sets and Accessories Brand Name versus Proper Term
Safety Tips for Using Hand Tools Air and Electrically Operated Tools Personal Protection
Equipment Safety in Lifting (Hoisting) a Vehicle Jacks and Safety
Stands Drive-On Ramps Electrical Cord Safety Jump Starting and Battery Safety
Fire Extinguishers Fire Blankets First Aid and Eye Wash Stations
Summary Review Questions ASE Certification-Type Questions
Environmental and Hazardous Materials
Objectives Occupational Safety and Health Act
Hazardous Waste Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA)
Clean Air Act Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDS)
The Dangers of Exposure to Asbestos Asbestos OSHA Standards Asbestos EPA
Regulations Asbestos Handling Guidelines Used Brake Fluid Used Oil Disposal of Used Oil Used Oil Storage Solvents
Solvent Hazardous and Regulatory Status Used Solvents
Coolant Disposal Lead-Acid Battery Waste Battery Hazardous and Regulatory
Status Battery Handling and Storage Fuel Safety and Storage Airbag Handling Used
Tire Disposal Air-Conditioning Refrigerant Oil Disposal Summary Review
Questions ASE Certification-Type Questions
Electrical Fundamentals
Objectives Electricity Sources of Electricity Summary Review Questions ASE Certification-Type Questions
Electrical Circuits and Ohm's Law
Objectives Circuits Ohm's Law Watt's Law Summary Review Questions ASE Certification-Type Questions
Series, Parallel, and Series-Parallel Circuits
Objectives Series Circuits Ohm's Law and Series Circuits Kirchhoff's Voltage Law Series Circuit Laws Series Circuit Examples
Parallel Circuits Kirchhoff's Current Law Parallel Circuit Laws Determining Total Resistance in a Parallel
Circuit Parallel Circuit Examples Series-Parallel Circuits Solving Series-Parallel Circuit Problems
Series-Parallel Circuit Examples Summary Review Questions ASE Certification-Type Questions
Digital Meters and Scope Usage
Objectives Test Lights Self-Powered
Test Lights LED Test Light Logic Probe Digital Multimeters Measuring Amperes AC/DC
Clamp-On Digital Multimeter Measuring Voltage Measuring Resistance Electrical Unit Prefixes
How to Read Digital Meters RIMS Versus Average Resolution, Digits, and Counts Accuracy Analog versus Digital Storage Oscilloscope Oscilloscope
Display Grid Setting the Time Base Setting the Volts per Division DC
Coupling AC Coupling Pulse Trains Using Scope Leads Measuring Battery
Voltage with a Scope Graphing Multimeter Summary Review Questions ASE Certification-Type Questions
Automotive Wiring and Wire Repair
Objectives Automotive Wiring Braided Ground Straps Battery Cables Jumper Cables Fuses and Circuit Protection Devices Terminals and C
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