Automotive Technology A Systems Approach

ISBN-10: 1401848311

ISBN-13: 9781401848316

Edition: 4th 2005 (Revised)

Authors: Jack Erjavec

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The leading authority on service and repair procedures for contemporary automobiles remains the most technically comprehensive on the market! The fourth edition of Automotive Technology: A Systems Approach has been updated to reflect the most recent technological developments in the industry, featuring state-of-the-art coverage of hybrid vehicles, GPS systems, electronic ignition systems, DIS, fuel injection systems, and more. This enhanced presentation of the theory, diagnosis, and service of automobiles and light trucks takes into account all the latest trends, including variable valve timing, lift and variable compression ratios, fuels and alternative energy sources, as well as the latest engine designs and technologies. The essential ?must have? information contained in this book will help readers understand and efficiently diagnose and service yesterday?s, today?s, and tomorrow?s automotive systems and vehicles.
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Book details

List price: $139.95
Edition: 4th
Copyright year: 2005
Publisher: Delmar Cengage Learning
Publication date: 7/8/2004
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 1476
Size: 8.75" wide x 11.30" long x 2.25" tall
Weight: 7.370
Language: English

Jack Erjavec has become a fixture in the automotive textbook publishing world. He has decades of experience as a technician, educator, author, and editor, and has authored or co-authored more than 30 automotive textbooks and training manuals. Erjavec holds a master's degree in vocational and technical education from Ohio State University, and he spent twenty years at Columbus State Community College as an instructor and administrator. A long-time affiliate of the North American Council of Automotive Teachers, he also served as executive vice-president for the organization and spent several years on its board of directors. Erjavec is also associated with ATMC, SAE, ASA, ATRA, AERA, and other automotive professional associations.

Automotive Technology: Careers in the Automotive Industry
Workplace Skills
Working Safely In the Shop
Automotive Systems and Preventative Maintenance
Hand Tools and Shop Equipment
Diagnostic Equipment and Special Tools
Basic Theories and Math
Engines: Automotive Engine Designs and Diagnosis
Engine Disassembly
Short Blocks
Cylinder Heads and Valve Trains
Lubricating and Cooling Systems
Engine Sealing and Reassembly
Electricity: Basics of Electrical Systems
Basics of Electronics
General Electrical System Diagnostics and Service
Batteries: Theory, Diagnosis, and Service
Starting Systems
Charging Systems
Lighting Systems
Electrical Instrumentation
Electrical Accessories
Restraint Systems: Theory, Diagnosis, and Service
Engine Performance: Ignition Systems
Ignition System Diagnosis and Service
Fuels and Other Energy Sources
Fuel Delivery Systems
Fuel Injection
Fuel Injection Diagnosis and Service
Intake and Exhaust Systems
Emission Control Systems
Emission Control System Diagnosis and Service
On Board Diagnostic Systems
On Board Diagnostic System Diagnosis and Service
Manual Transmissions and Transaxles: Clutches
Manual Transmission and Transaxles
Manual Transmission and Transaxle Service
Drive Axles and Differentials
Automatic Transmissions and Transaxles: Automatic Transmissions and Transaxles
Automatic Transmission and Transaxle Service
Four- and All-Wheel Drive
Suspension and Steering Systems: Tires and Wheels
Suspension Systems
Steering Systems
Wheel Alignment
Brakes: Brake Systems
Drum Brakes
Disc Brakes
Antilock Brake, Traction Control, and Stability Control Systems
Passenger Comfort: Heating and Air Conditioning
Heating and Air Conditioning Diagnosis and Service
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