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9781401824761: Total Automotive Technology

The theory and practice for all major systems and components of today's automobiles are introduced in this fully-updated revision by experienced author, Anthony Schwaller. The easy-to-read format divides content into manageable units covering automotive engines, mechanical and fluid engine systems, electrical engine systems, emissions and control, power transmission, vehicle suspension and control, and vehicle accessory systems. New material includes hybrid vehicles, 42-volt electrical systems, different fuel types, and added electronics. A "Problems, Diagnosis, and Service" troubleshooting approach is used to deliver content that is also directly related to ASE certification exams and NATEF tasks.

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Dr. Anthony E. Schwaller has been working in the field of automotive technology and teaching about technology for 35 years. During his teaching career he received the "Distinguished Technology Educator Award" in 1990, the "Special Recognition Award" from ITEA in 1995, and was selected as the Technology Teacher Educator of the Year" in 1997 fro the Council for Technology Teacher Education. He also received the "Outstanding Research Award" in 2003 for his research on Modular Technology in the classroom. During his teaching career, he as worked for Allis Chalmers, General Motors, Eastern Illinois University, and St. Cloud State University where he is now professor and department head. He has written over 50 articles in professional journals, written ten textbook in the automotive technology and related fields, and has given more than 50 presentations on topics in the fields of automotive, transportation, energy technology, and instructional strategies.

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SECTION 1 WORKING in the AUTOMOTIVE SHOP: Introduction to the Automotive Industry.Working in the Automotive Industry.Introduction to the Automobile. Safety in the Automotive Shop.Fasteners, Gaskets, Seals, and Sealants.Bearings.Automotive Belts, Fittings, and Hoses.Common Hand Tools.Measuring Tools and Precision Instruments.Electrical Tools, Power and Pressing Tools, and Cleaning Equipment.Manuals and Specifications. SECTION 2 FUNDAMENTALS of AUTOMOTIVE ENGINES: Converting Energy to Power.Gasoline Engine Principles.Other Power Sources.Engine Performance.Engine Types.Basic Engine Construction.Cylinder Heads and Valves.Camshaft and Valve Drives. SECTION 3 MECHANICAL/FLUID ENGINE SYSTEMS: Principles of Lubrication.Lubrication System Operation.Cooling System Principles and Operation.Fuel Characteristics.Fuel Delivery Systems.Electronic Feedback Carburetors.Gasoline Fuel Injection Systems.Air Intake and Exhaust Systems.Turbocharger and Supercharging Systems. SECTION 4 ELECTRICAL ENGINE SYSTEMS: Electrical Principles.Computer Principles.Automotive Batteries.Ignition System Principles and Requirements.Electronic and Computerized Ignition Systems.Charging Systems.Starting Systems. SECTION 5 EMISSION and CONTROL SYSTEMS: Characteristics of Air Pollution.Emission Control Systems.Computerized Engine Control Systems. SECTION 6 POWER TRANSMISSION SYSTEMS: Automotive Clutches.Manual Transmissions.Automatic Transmissions.Electronic and Computer-Controlled Transmissions.Drive Lines, Differentials, and Axles.Four-Wheel Drive Systems.SECTION 7 VEHICLE SUSPENSION and CONTROL SYSTEMS: Standard Braking Systems.Antilock Braking Systems.Suspension Systems.Steering Systems.Tires and Wheels.SECTION 8 VEHICLE ACCESSORY SYSTEMS: Air Conditioning Systems.Heating and Ventilation Systems.Cruise Control Systems.Auxiliary and Electrical Systems.

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