Automotive Encyclopedia

ISBN-10: 1590704223

ISBN-13: 9781590704226

Edition: 18th 2006

Authors: William K. Toboldt, Larry Johnson, W. Scott Gauthier

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Automotive Encyclopedia is a complete, up-to-date automotive library in one easy-to-understand volume. In addition to exploring the many sciences involved in vehicle operation-electricity and electronics, hydraulics, pneumatics, etc.-this comprehensive textbook details the design, operation, diagnosis, service, and repair of today's cars and light trucks. Features: Provides thorough coverage of the latest developments in the field of automotive technology. Troubleshooting and service are emphasized throughout the text. Updated chapter on emission control systems includes coverage of electronic EGR valves and enhanced evaporative emissions systems. Includes information on hybrid and fuel cell vehicles. Full-color photographs and illustrations are used throughout the text to enhance understanding. Chapter reviews contain both conventional questions and ASE-type questions. Book jacket.
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List price: $90.00
Edition: 18th
Copyright year: 2006
Publisher: Goodheart-Willcox Publisher
Publication date: 1/1/2005
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 832
Size: 8.50" wide x 11.00" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 4.334
Language: English

Automotive Safety
Right-to-Know Laws
Proper Disposal of Automotive Wastes
Fire Prevention
Jacks and Lifts
Tool Safety
Dress Properly
Lift Properly
Welding Safety
Owner's Manuals, Service Manuals, and Repair Manuals
Owner's Manuals
Service Manuals and Repair Manuals
Technical Service Bulletins
Flat Rate Manual
Computerized Service Information
On-line Services
Technical Assistance Hotlines
Automotive Tools
Sockets and Ratchets
Specialty Wrenches
Electric Drills
Impact Wrenches
Retrieving Tools
Soldering Tools
Taps and Dies
Cleaning Equipment
Fasteners, Seals, and Gaskets
Threaded Fasteners
Keys and Pins
Snap Rings
Measuring Instruments
Measuring Instruments
Telescoping Gauges and Small Hole Gauges
Vernier Calipers
Dial Gauges
Feeler Gauge
Meters, Testers, and Analyzers
Automotive Meters, Testers, and Analyzers
Analog and Digital Meters
Test Light
Dwell Meters
Battery/Starter Testers
Timing Light
Oil Pressure Gauge
Fuel Pressure Gauge
Compression Gauge
Vacuum Gauge
Vacuum Tester
Exhaust Gas Analyzers
Scan Tools
Engine Analyzers
Engine Fundamentals
Engine Fundamentals
Engine Fuels
Engine Design
Reciprocating Engines
Engine Components
Combustion Chamber Design
Engine Operating Sequence
Measuring Engine Performance
Engine Performance
Bore, Stroke, Displacement
Compression Ratio
Engine Efficiency
Brake Horsepower
Engine Torque
Rated Horsepower
Indicated Horsepower
Friction Horsepower
Engine Top End Construction
Engine Top End
Cylinder Heads
Intake Manifolds
Exhaust Manifolds
Valve Trains
Cam Functions
Camshaft Bearings
Camshaft Drive Mechanisms
Valve Springs
Valve Lifters
Valve Seals
Valve Retainers and Keepers
Rocker Arms
Push Rods
Engine Bottom End Construction
Engine Bottom End
Engine Block Construction
Vibration Dampers
Connecting Rods
Piston Construction
Piston Rings
Compression Rings
Oil Control Rings
Piston Pins
Balance Shafts
Main Bearing Caps and Seals
Engine Removal, Disassembly, and Cleaning
Engine Removal
Engine Disassembly
Inspection and Measurement
Engine Top End Service
Engine Top End Service
Cylinder Head Service
Valve Seat Reconditioning
Valve Guide Service
Valve Service
Valve Spring Service
Valve Operating Mechanisms
Push Rod Service
Rocker Arm Service
Lifter Service
Camshaft Service
Camshaft Bearings
Timing Belt Service
Timing Chain Service
Timing Gear Service
Head Bolt Torque
Engine Bottom End Service
Engine Bottom End Service
Engine Block Service
Cylinder Reconditioning
Crankshaft Service
Bearing Clearance
Bearing Removal
Replacement of Inserts
Piston Service
Piston Ring Service
Connecting Rod Service
Piston Pin Service
Balancing Engines
Engine Lubrication
Properties of Engine Oil
Selecting Viscosities
Oil Service Classifications
Oil Changes
Oil Filters
Lubricating Methods
Engine Cooling Systems
Cooling Systems
Water Pumps
Hoses and Clamps
Automatic Transmission Fluid Cooler
Closed Cooling Systems
Radiator Caps
Cooling Fans
Heater Core
Antifreeze Solutions
Air-cooled Engines
Cooling System Testing
Cooling System Troubleshooting
Cooling System Flush
Diesel and Other Engines
Diesel Engines
Truck Engines
Racing Engines
Rotary Engines
Miller-Cycle Engines
Variable-Compression Engines
Hybrid Vehicles
Fuel Cell Vehicles
Fundamentals of Electricity, Magnetism, and Electronics
Volts, Amperes, Ohms
Types of Electrical Circuits
Automotive Fuels
Automotive Fuels
Combustion of Gasoline
Antiknock Qualities
Fuel Additives
Lead-free Gasoline
Alcohol as a Fuel
Diesel Fuels
Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG)
Fuel Supply Systems, Intake Systems, Superchargers, and Turbochargers
Fuel Pumps
Mechanical Fuel Pump
Electric Fuel Pumps
Fuel Filters
Fuel Gauges
Intake Systems
Air Filters
Intake Manifold
Fuel Injection Systems
Fuel Injection
Classifying Gasoline Injection Systems
Servicing Fuel Injection Systems
On-Board Diagnostic Systems
Verifying Fuel Injector Operation
Checking Fuel Pressure
Injector Balance Test
Relieving EFI System Pressure
Servicing Fuel Injectors
Rebuilding a Throttle Body
Methods of Diesel Injection
Carburetor Fundamentals and Service
Carburetor Circuits
Air/Fuel Mixture
Stoichiometric Mixture
Computerized Systems
Electro-Mechanical Carburetors
Carburetor Service
Ignition System Fundamentals and Service
Ignition System Operation
Ignition Coils
Distributor Cap
Spark Plug Wires
Spark Plugs
Ignition Timing
Specific Ignition Systems
Breaker Point Ignition
Electronic Ignition
Computerized Ignition Systems
Distributorless Ignition
Direct Ignition
Ignition System Service
Performing a Spark Test
Ignition Coil Service
Distributor Cap and Rotor Service
Spark Plug Service
Spark Plug Wire Service
Pickup Coil Service
Contact Point and Condenser Service
Adjusting Ignition Timing
Testing Centrifugal and Vacuum Distributor Advance Systems
Ignition Control Module Service
Distributors and Direct Ignition System Service
Batteries and Battery Service
Battery Construction
Maintenence-free Batteries
Battery Voltage and Capacity
Battery Ratings
Battery Inspection
Battery Testing
Jump Starting an Engine
Starting System Fundamentals and Service
Starting System Fundamentals
Starting Motor Operating Principles
Starting Motor Types
Starting Motor Internal Circuits
Neutral Safety Switch
Troubleshooting the Starting System
Starter Maintenance
Starting Motor Tests
Charging System Fundamentals
Charging Systems
Alternator Construction
Alternator Operation
Voltage Regulators
Voltage Regulator Types
Computer-Controlled Voltage Regulation
42-Volt Electrical Systems
Charging System Service
Charging System Testing and Service
Charging System Inspection
Charging System Precautions and Tests
Alternator Removal
Alternator Disassembly
Bench Tests
Alternator Reassembly
Alternator Reinstallation
Computer System Fundamentals and Service
Computer Control Systems
Components of a Computer Control System
Electronic Control Module Operation
Computer Control System Troubleshooting
On-Board Diagnostic Systems
Diagnostic Trouble Codes
Activating Self-Diagnostic Systems
Using Diagnostic Information
Sensor Service
Actuator Service
Electronic Control Module Troubleshooting
Exhaust Systems
Exhaust Systems
Exhaust Manifold
Catalytic Converters
Exhaust System Corrosion
Servicing Exhaust Systems
Emission Controls
Automotive Emission Standards
Positive Crankcase Ventilation
Exhaust Emission Controls
Precombustion Controls
Post-combustion Controls
Engine Troubleshooting
Engine Troubleshooting
Test Equipment
Effect of Emission Controls
Strategy-Based Diagnostics
Troubleshooting Charts
Driveability and Tune-up
Driveability and Tune-up
Tune-up Test Procedure
Checking Compression Pressure
Using a Vacuum Gauge
Tuning Emission Controls
Purpose of the Clutch
Design and Construction
Parts Location and Relationship
Clutch Service
Clutch Adjustment
Clutch Overhaul
Clutch Troubleshooting
Manual Transmission Fundamentals
Manual Transmissions
Application of Torque
Gear Usage
Three-speed Manual Transmission
Helical Gears
Synchronizing Clutch
Four-speed Manual Transmission
Overdrive Revival
Planetary Gear Systems
Transmission Overdrives
Five-speed Overdrive Transmission
Manual Transmission Service
Manual Transmission Maintenance
Check Fluid Level
Replace the Rear Seal
Test the Gearshift Operation
Check Clutch Pedal Free Play
Manual Transmission Troubleshooting
Manual Transmission Service
Removal of Transmission From Car
Disassembly: Three-speed Manual Transmission
Clean and Check: Three-speed Manual Transmission
Reassembly: Three-speed Manual Transmission
Disassembly: Four-speed Manual Transmission
Clean and Check: Four-speed Manual Transmission
Reassembly: Four-speed Manual Transmission
Disassembly: Five-speed Manual Transmission
Clean and Check: Five-speed Manual Transmission
Reassembly: Five-speed Manual Transmission
Reinstallation of the Transmission in the Car
Automatic Transmission Fundamentals
Automatic Transmissions
Fluid Couplings
Torque Converters
Automatic Transmission Operation
Actions of Key Elements
Automatic Transmission Operation
Other Automatic Transmissions
Electronic Transmission Control
Continuously Variable Transmissions
Automatic Transmission Service
Automatic Transmission Maintenance and Service
Check ATF Level
Check ATF Condition
Inspect for ATF Leaks
Test for Broken Transmission Mount
Changing Automatic Transmission Fluid
Adjust Bands
Adjust Engine Curb Idle Speed
Throttle Linkage Adjustment
Gearshift Linkage Adjustment
Troubleshooting Tips
Road Testing
Stall Testing
Air Pressure Testing
Testing Electronically Controlled Transmissions
Transaxle Construction
Transaxle Operation
Manual Transaxle Troubleshooting
Manual Transaxle Maintenance
Automatic Transaxle Troubleshooting
Automatic Transaxle Maintenance
Driveline, Universal Joints, Differentials, and Driving Axles
Universal Joints
Drive Shaft
Driving Axles
Torque Transfer or Drive
Hotchkiss Drive
Torque Tube Drive
Control Arm Drive
Slip Joints
Constant Velocity Joints
Transfer Cases
Center Bearings
Differentials and Axles
Limited-Slip Differentials
Front-wheel Drive Driveline
Driveline Service
Driveline Service
Drive Shaft
Universal Joint Service
Center Bearing Service
Transaxle Lubrication
Wheel Bearing Lubrication
Driving Axles
Four-wheel Drive Systems
Four-wheel Drive/All-wheel Drive
Four-wheel Drive Systems
Four-wheel Drive Componenets
Four-wheel Drive Service
Suspension and Steering Systems
Suspension and Steering Systems
Front Suspension Systems
Rear Suspension Systems
Steering Systems
Suspension and Steering Service
Troubleshooting Suspension
Troubleshooting Manual Steering
Troubleshooting Power Steering
Tires and Tire Service
Tire Types and Basic Structure
Tread Patterns
Tire Markings
Tire Service
Improvements and Advances
Wheel Alignment
Wheel Alignment
Wheel Balance and Unbalance
Car Weight Balance
Wheelbase-Tread Width
Rear-wheel Track
Suspension Height
Shock Absorber Action
Front-wheel Angularity
Wheel Alignment Correction
Wheel Alignment Correction
Rear-wheel Drive/Front-wheel Drive Alignment
Front-Wheel Drive-Alignment
Rear Wheel Alignment
Alignment Troubleshooting
Hydraulics and Pneumatics
Transmission of Forces
Movement of Liquid
Application of Hydraulic Principles
Effect of Atmospheric Pressure
Effect of Vacuum
Compressed Air
Principle of the Siphon
Venturi Tube
Boyle's Law
Charles' Law
Automotive Brakes
Fundamentals of Automotive Brake Systems
Braking System Operation
Brake Lining Materials
Disc Brakes
Drum Brakes
Brake Hydraulic System
Disc Brake Calipers
Wheel Cylinders
Brake Lines, Hoses, and Fittings
Power Brakes
Anti-lock Brake Systems
Brake Service
Hydraulic System Service
Disc Brake Service
Drum Brake Service
Power Brake System Service
Troubleshooting and Servicing Anti-lock Brake Systems
Automotive Air Conditioning
Automobile Air Conditioning
Principles of Air Conditioning
Automobile Heating Systems
Types of Refrigerant
The Need for Refrigerant Oil
Air Conditioning Service Tools and Equipment
Servicing the Air Conditioning System
Discharging and Recovering Refrigerant
Evacuating the Air Conditioning System
Charging the Air Conditioning System
Retrofitting R-12 Air Conditioning Systems
Troubleshooting Heating Systems
Troubleshooting Air Conditioning Systems
Automatic Temperature Control
Safety Systems
Safety Systems
Seat Belt Systems
Air Bag Systems
Energy Absorbing Bumper Systems
Other Safety Features
Lamps, Lighting Circuits, Wiring, Horns, Wipers, and Washers
Lamps and Lighting Circuits
Fuses and Circuit Breakers
Headlamp Types
Daytime Running Lamps
Lamp Switches
Fog Lamps
Direction Signal Switch
Stoplight Switch
Lamp Service
Wires and Cables
Lighting Wire Sizes
Resistor Ignition Cable
Wiring Harnesses and Connectors
Horn Troubleshooting
Principles of a Direct Current (DC) Motor
Wiper Motor Construction
Windshield Washers
Speedometers and Cruise Control Systems
Analog Speedometers
Speedometer Operation
Inspection and Lubrication
Speedometer Cable
Digital Speedometers
Light Emitting Diode
Liquid Crystal Display
Vacuum Fluorescent Display
Cathode Ray Tube
Digital Odometers
Cruise Control Systems
Cruise Control System Service
Body Repairing and Refinishing
Body Work
Hammers, Spoons, and Dolly Blocks
Using Pull Rods and Slide Hammers
Body Filler
Filing and Sanding
Patching Rusted Areas
Replacing Panels
Spray Guns
Tips on Spraying
Refinishing Materials
Matching Colors
Preparing Old Finishes for Paint
Soft Body Parts
Identifying Plastics
Repairing Water and Dust Leaks
Drain Locations
Career Opportunities and Technician Certification
Automotive Careers
The Job Market
Job Descriptions
Technician Certification
Dictionary of Automotive Terms
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