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Today's Technician

by Jack Erjavec and Ken Pickerill

PUBLISHED: 20th May 2015
ISBN: 9781305259379
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PUBLISHED: 20th May 2015
ISBN: 9781305259379

Publisher Description

Prepare for your future career and succeed on the ASE certification test with TODAY'S TECHNICIAN: AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSIONS AND TRANSAXLES, 6e. You'll find practical, easy-to-understand coverage of a wide range of must-know topics that adhere to 2013 ASE Education Foundation AST/MAST program standards, including continuously variable transmissions (CVT), drivelines for front-wheel drive (FWD) and four-wheel drive (4WD) vehicles, as well as the latest information on today's high-tech electronic controls and automatic shifting devices. The book's technician-oriented focus helps you master the design, construction, troubleshooting techniques, and service procedures you'll need on the job. The Classroom Manual provides easy-to-understand coverage of every topic on the ASE certification test, while the Shop Manual includes job sheets that get you involved in performing hands-on service and repair tasks.

Author Biography

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. Ken Pickerill is a Certified Master Automotive Technician (with ASE Area L1) and an instructor at Southern Illinois University in Carbondale. Mr. Pickerill was a technician for 22 years before entering into the training field. Pickerill has more than 36 years of technical and teaching experience. He received his M.S. degree in career and technical education from Indiana State University.

Table of Contents

Classroom Manual.

  1. Drive Train Basics.
  2. Drive Train Theory.
  3. General Theories of Operation.
  4. Transmission Electronics.
  5. Transmission Designs.
  6. Torque Converters and Oil Pumps.
  7. Hydraulic and Electronic Controls.
  8. Gears and Shafts.
  9. Reaction And Friction Units.
  10. Common Automatic Transmissions. Glossary. Index. Shop Manual.
  11. Safety.
  12. Special Tools and Procedures.
  13. Diagnosis, Maintenance, and Basic Adjustments.
  14. Electrical and Electronic System Diagnosis and Service.
  15. Rebuilding Transmissions.
  16. Torque Converter and Oil Pump Service.
  17. General Hydraulic System Service.
  18. Gear and Shaft Service.
  19. Friction And Reaction Unit Service.
  20. Rebuilding Common Transmissions. Appendix A: ASE Practice Examination. Appendix B: Automatic Transmission Special Tool Suppliers. Appendix C: Metric Conversions. Glossary. Index.

Review

"The author's writing is easy to read, with common verbiage that students understand. The concepts are mentioned in great depth and explained in great detail."

Product Details

Publisher
Cengage Learning, Inc
Year
2015
ISBN-10
1305259378
ISBN-13
9781305259379
Format
Paperback
Country of Publication
United States
Author
Jack Erjavec, Ken Pickerill
Edition
6th
Subtitle
Automatic Transmissions and Transaxles Classroom Manual and Shop Manual
Edition Description
Revised
Language
English
Media
Book
Residence
US
Pages
1072
Short Title
TODAYS TECHNICIAN REV/E 6/E
Publication Date
2015-05-20
Audience
College/Higher Education
Series
MindTap Course List