Automotive Technology: A Systems Approach

Automotive Technology: A Systems Approach

Jack Erjavec, Rob Thompson

Language: English

Pages: 1728

ISBN: 1133612318

Format: PDF / Kindle (mobi) / ePub

Automotive Technology: A Systems Approach

Jack Erjavec, Rob Thompson

Language: English

Pages: 1728

ISBN: 1133612318

Format: PDF / Kindle (mobi) / ePub


AUTOMOTIVE TECHNOLOGY: A SYSTEMS APPROACH - the leading authority on automotive theory, service, and repair - has been thoroughly updated to provide accurate, current information on the latest technology, industry trends, and state-of-the-art tools and techniques. This comprehensive text covers the full range of basic topics outlined by ASE, including engine repair, automatic transmissions, manual transmissions and transaxles, suspension and steering, brakes, electricity and electronics, heating and air conditioning, and engine performance. Now updated to reflect the latest NATEF MAST standards, as well as cutting-edge hybrid and electric engines, this trusted text is an essential resource for aspiring and active technicians who want to succeed in the dynamic, rapidly evolving field of automotive service and repair.

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highly flammable volatile liquid. Something that is flammable catches fire and burns easily. A volatile liquid is one that vaporizes very quickly. Flammable volatile liquids are potential fire bombs. Always keep gasoline, ethanol, or diesel fuel in an approved safety can (Figure 6 –18), and never use gasoline to clean your hands or tools. The presence of gasoline is so common that its dangers are often forgotten. A slight spark or an increase in heat can cause a fire or explosion. Gasoline fumes

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key is now allowed to return to the “on” position. From this point on, the engine will continue to run until the ignition key is turned off. The electrical power for the engine and the rest of the car comes from the car’s battery. The battery is especially important for the operation of the starting system. While the starter is rotating the crankshaft, it uses a lot of electricity. This tends to lower the amount of power in the battery. Therefore, a system is needed to recharge the battery so

the clutch pedal. This moves the clutch plate away from the flywheel, stopping power flow to the transmission. The driver can then shift gears without damaging the transmission or transaxle. Releasing the clutch pedal reengages the clutch and allows power to flow from the engine to the transmission. Manual Transmission A manual or standard transmission is one in which the driver manually selects the gear of choice. Proper gear selection allows for good driveability and requires some driver

not interchangeable. An auto technician should have a variety of both types. A screwdriver, no matter what type, should never be used as a chisel, punch, or pry bar. The hand tap is used for hand cutting internal threads and for cleaning and restoring previously cut threads. Hand-threading dies cut external threads and fit into holders called die stocks. Carelessness or mishandling of power tools can cause serious injury. Safety measures are needed when working with such tools as impact and air

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