Diagnosis and Troubleshooting of Automotive Electrical, Electronic, and Computer Systems

Diagnosis and Troubleshooting of Automotive Electrical, Electronic, and Computer Systems

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Comprehensive, yet easy-to-read, this book includes both automotive electrical as well as engine performance topics all in one book. It presents principles and practices of diagnosis and troubleshooting of automotive electrical, electronic, and computer systems in a clear, concise format and at a level of detail that far exceeds most similar books. This book no longer comes with a CD-ROM. An interactive, multi-media program at www.pearsoned.com/autostudent , brings to life the sights and sounds of the "whys" and "hows" of all phases of diagnosis and troubleshooting. Focused on automotive electrical as well as engine performance topics, this book presents principles and practices of diagnosis and troubleshooting of automotive electrical, electronic, and computer systems, as well as service information and environmental concerns. Includes updated coverage on OBD 11, evaporative emissions and fuel injection plus scope testing of components, Gel and AGM batteries, as well as the latest coil-on-plug, waste spark, compression sensing and ion sensing ignition systems.show more

Product details

  • Mixed media product | 688 pages
  • 205.7 x 269.2 x 30.5mm | 1,338.11g
  • Pearson Education (US)
  • Prentice Hall
  • Upper Saddle River, United States
  • English
  • Revised
  • 4th Revised edition
  • 0131133276
  • 9780131133273
  • 1,994,669

Table of contents

1. Service Information, Tools, and Safety. Objectives Vehicle Identification Vehicle Safety Certification Label VECI Label Calibration Codes Casting Numbers Service Information Threaded Fasteners Metric Bolts Grades of Bolts Tensile Strength Nuts Washers Electrical Tools Basic Hand Tool List Tool Sets and Accessories Brand Name versus Proper Term Safety Tips for Using Hand Tools Air and Electrically Operated Tools Personal Protection Equipment Safety in Lifting (Hoisting) a Vehicle Jacks and Safety Stands Drive-On Ramps Electrical Cord Safety Jump Starting and Battery Safety Fire Extinguishers Fire Blankets First Aid and Eye Wash Stations Summary Review Questions ASE Certification-Type Questions 2. Environmental and Hazardous Materials. Objectives Occupational Safety and Health Act Hazardous Waste Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA) Clean Air Act Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDS) The Dangers of Exposure to Asbestos Asbestos OSHA Standards Asbestos EPA Regulations Asbestos Handling Guidelines Used Brake Fluid Used Oil Disposal of Used Oil Used Oil Storage Solvents Solvent Hazardous and Regulatory Status Used Solvents Coolant Disposal Lead-Acid Battery Waste Battery Hazardous and Regulatory Status Battery Handling and Storage Fuel Safety and Storage Airbag Handling Used Tire Disposal Air-Conditioning Refrigerant Oil Disposal Summary Review Questions ASE Certification-Type Questions 3. Electrical Fundamentals. Objectives Electricity Sources of Electricity Summary Review Questions ASE Certification-Type Questions 4. Electrical Circuits and Ohm's Law. Objectives Circuits Ohm's Law Watt's Law Summary Review Questions ASE Certification-Type Questions 5. Series, Parallel, and Series-Parallel Circuits. Objectives Series Circuits Ohm's Law and Series Circuits Kirchhoff's Voltage Law Series Circuit Laws Series Circuit Examples Parallel Circuits Kirchhoff's Current Law Parallel Circuit Laws Determining Total Resistance in a Parallel Circuit Parallel Circuit Examples Series-Parallel Circuits Solving Series-Parallel Circuit Problems Series-Parallel Circuit Examples Summary Review Questions ASE Certification-Type Questions 6. Digital Meters and Scope Usage. Objectives Test Lights Self-Powered Test Lights LED Test Light Logic Probe Digital Multimeters Measuring Amperes AC/DC Clamp-On Digital Multimeter Measuring Voltage Measuring Resistance Electrical Unit Prefixes How to Read Digital Meters RIMS Versus Average Resolution, Digits, and Counts Accuracy Analog versus Digital Storage Oscilloscope Oscilloscope Display Grid Setting the Time Base Setting the Volts per Division DC Coupling AC Coupling Pulse Trains Using Scope Leads Measuring Battery Voltage with a Scope Graphing Multimeter Summary Review Questions ASE Certification-Type Questions 7. Automotive Wiring and Wire Repair. Objectives Automotive Wiring Braided Ground Straps Battery Cables Jumper Cables Fuses and Circuit Protection Devices Terminals and Connectors Wire Repair Summary Review Questions ASE Certification-Type Questions 8. Schematics and Troubleshooting. Objectives Wiring Schematics Switches Relay Terminal Identification Using Schematics for Troubleshooting Locating a Short Circuit Electrical Troubleshooting Guide Step-by-Step Troubleshooting Procedure Summary Review Questions ASE Certification-Type Questions 9. Capacitance and Magnetism. Objectives Capacitance Capacitor Construction and Operation Factors of Capacitance Capacitor Uses Fundamentals of Magnetism Electromagnetism Electromagnetic Induction Electromagnetic Interference (EMI) Suppression Summary Review Questions ASE Certification-Type Questions 10. Electronic Fundamentals. Objectives Semiconductors N-Type Material P-Type Material How Holes Move Summary of Semiconductors Diodes Zener Diodes Clamping Diodes Zener Diode Despiking Protection Despiking Resistors Diode Ratings Light-Emitting Diodes Photodiodes Photoresistors Varistors Silicon-Controlled Rectifiers Thermistors Rectifier Bridges Passive and Active Circuits Transistors How a Transistor Works How a Transistor Amplifies Field-Effect Transistor Darlington Pairs Transistor Gain Solid-State, Integrated-Circuit, and Dual-Inline Package Components Heat Sink Phototransistors Solar Cells How to Test Diodes,,and Transistors Transistor Gates Logic Highs and Lows Transistor-Transistor Logic Operational Amplifiers Polarity Electronic Component Failure Causes Electrostatic Discharge Summary Review Questions ASE Certification-Type Questions 11. Batteries and BatteryTesting. Objectives Purpose of a Battery Battery Construction Grids. How a Battery Works Specific Gravity Charge Indicators Valve Regulated Lead Acid Batteries Causes and Types of Battery Failure Battery Hold-Downs Battery Ratings Deep Cycling Hybrid Batteries Battery Council International Group Sizes Battery Service Safety Considerations Battery Maintenance Battery Voltage Test Hydrometer Testing Battery Load Testing Electronic Capacitance Testing Battery Charging Jump-Starting Battery Date Codes Battery Electrical Drain Test Procedure for Battery Electrical Drain Test Finding the Source of the Drain What to Do if a Battery Drain Still Exists Hidden Batteries Battery Troubleshooting Guide Summary Review Questions ASE Certification-Type Questions 12. Cranking System Operation and Diagnosis. Objectives Cranking Circuit. How the Starter Motor Works How Magnetic Fields Turn an Armature Types of Starter Motors Gear-Reduction Starters Starter Drives Symptoms of a Defective Starter Drive Starter Drive Operation Positive-Engagement Starters Solenoid-Operated Starters Starting System Troubleshooting Voltage-Drop Testing Control Circuit Testing Specifications for a Starter Amperage Test Starter Overhaul Testing Starter Armatures Growler Test for Shorted Armature Windings Testing the Armature for Grounds Testing the Armature for Opens Armature Service Testing Starter Motor Field Coils Starter Brush Inspection Bench Testing Starter Drive-to-Flywheel Clearance Ground Wire Current Flow Starting System Troubleshooting Guide Summary Review Questions ASE Certification-Type Questions 13. Charging System Operation and Diagnosis. Objectives Principles of Generator Operation Alternating-Current Generators (Alternators) Generator Construction Rotors Generator Brushes Stators Diodes How a Generator Works Wye-Connected Stators Delta-Connected Stators Generator Output Factors Generator Voltage Regulation Battery Condition and Charging Voltage Temperature Compensation A and B Field Circuits Electronic Voltage Regulators How an Electronic Voltage Regulator Works Computer-Controlled Generators Charging System Testing and Service AC Voltage Check Charging System Voltage-Drop Testing General Motors SI Test Light Test General Motors CS Series AC Generators Diagnosing Problems with the General Motors CS Series Generator Output Test How to Determine Minimum Required Generator Output Generator Disassembly Testing the Rotor Testing the Stator Testing the Diode Trio Testing the Rectifier Bridge (Diodes) Testing the GM Internal Voltage Regulator Brush Holder Replacement Bearing Service and Replacement Generator Assembly Remanufactured Generators Summary Review Questions ASE Certification-Type Questions 14. Lighting and Signaling Circuits. Objectives Lighting Bulb Numbers Brake Lights Headlight Switches Sealed-Beam Headlights Headlight Aiming Composite Headlights Halogen Sealed-Beam Headlights High-Intensity Discharge Headlights Daytime Running Lights Dimmer Switches Stop Lamp and Turn Signals Flasher Units Courtesy Lights Illuminated Entry Fiber Optics Feedback Lighting System Troubleshooting Guide Summary Review Questions ASE Certification-Type Questions 15. Dash Instruments Operation and Diagnosis. Objectives Analog Dash Instruments Computer-Controlled Instrument Panels Stepper Motor Gauges Dash Instrument Diagnosis Telltale Lamps Oil Pressure Warning Devices Temperature Lamp Diagnosis Brake Warning Lamp Digital Electronic Dash Operation Electronic Speedometers Electronic Odometers Electronic Speedometer and Odometer Service Electronic Fuel-Level Gauges Electronic Dash Instrument Diagnosis and Troubleshooting Maintenance Reminder Lamps Summary Review Questions ASE Certification-Type Questions 16. Accessory Circuits. Objectives Horns Windshield Wiper and Washer System Windshield Wiper Motors Blower Motor Operation Blower Motor Diagnosis Cruise Control Heated Rear-Window Defoggers Power Windows Power Seats Electric Power Door Locks Keyless Entry Anti-Theft Systems Electrical Accessory Troubleshooting Guide Summary Review Questions ASE Certification-Type Questions 17. Airbag and Pretensioner Circuits. Objectives Airbags Airbag Diagnosis Tools and Equipment Airbag Testing and Service Driver-Side Airbag Module Replacement Safety When Manually Deploying Airbags Pretensioners Occupant Detection Systems Side and Curtain Airbags Summary Review Questions ASE Certification-Type Questions 18. Audio System Operation and Diagnosis. Objectives Radios Antennas Speaker Types Crossovers Powerline Capacitors Radio Interference Audio Noise Control Diagnostic Chart Summary Review Questions ASE Certification-Type Questions 19. Ignition System Components and Operation. Objectives Ignition System Operation Ignition Coils Primary Circuit Operation Distributor Ignition Waste-Spark Ignition Systems Ignition Control Circuits Compression Sensing Ignition Coil-on-Plug Ignition Ion-Sensing Ignition Ignition Timing Initial Timing Knock Sensors Spark Plugs Summary Review Questions ASE Certification-Type Questions 20. Ignition System Diagnosis and Service. Objectives Checking for Spark Electronic Ignition Troubleshooting Procedure Ignition Coil Testing Using an Ohmmeter Pickup Coil Testing Testing Magnetic Sensors Testing Hall-Effect Sensors Testing Optical Sensors Ignition System Diagnosis Using Visual Inspection Testing for Poor Performance Testing for a No-Start Condition Ignition System Service Firing Order Distributor Cap and Rotor Inspection Spark Plug Wire Inspection Spark Plug Service Quick and Easy Secondary Ignition Tests Ignition Timing Scope-Testing the Ignition System Scope-Testing a Waste-Spark Ignition System Ignition System Troubleshooting Guide Summary Review Questions ASE Certification-Type Questions 21. Computer Fundamentals. Objectives Computer Control The Four Basic Computer Functions Digital Computers Computer Input Sensors Computer Outputs Fuel Control System Operating Modes Module Communication SAE Communication Classifications Module Communication Diagnosis OBD II Data Link Connector Summary Review Questions ASE Certification-Type Questions 22. Computer Sensors. Objectives Engine Coolant Temperature Sensors Stepped ECT Circuits Testing the Engine Coolant Temperature Sensor Intake Air Temperature Sensor Testing the Intake Air Temperature Sensor Temperature Sensor Diagnostic Trouble Codes Throttle Position Sensors TP Sensor Computer Input Functions PCM Uses for the TP Sensor Testing the Throttle Position Sensor Testing a TP Sensor Using the Min/Max Function Testing the TP Sensor Using a Scan Tool TP Sensor Diagnostic Trouble Codes Manifold Absolute Pressure (MAP) Sensors PCM Uses of the MAP Sensor Barometric Pressure Sensor Testing the MAP Sensor Using a DMM Testing the MAP Sensor Using a Scan Tool MAP/BARO Diagnostic Trouble Codes Airflow Sensors Mass Airflow Sensor Karman Vortex Sensors PCM Uses for Airflow Sensors Testing Mass Airflow Sensors Oxygen Sensors Zirconia Oxygen Sensors Titania Oxygen Sensor Wide-Band Oxygen Sensors Closed Loop and Open Loop PCM Uses of the Oxygen Sensor Testing an Oxygen Sensor Using a Digital Voltmeter Testing the Oxygen Sensor Using the Min-Max Method Testing an Oxygen Sensor Using a Scan Tool Testing an Oxygen Sensor Using a Scope False O2S Readings Post Catalytic Converter Oxygen Sensor Testing Oxygen Sensor Inspection Oxygen Sensor-Related Diagnostic Trouble Codes Summary Review Questions ASE Certification-Type Questions 23. Fuel Delivery and Evaporative Control Systems. Objectives Fuel Delivery System Fuel Tanks Fuel Lines Electric Fuel Pumps Fuel Filters Fuel Pump Testing Fuel Pump Current Draw Test Fuel Pump Replacement Need for Evaporative Emission Control Vapor Canister Storage Vapor Purging Evaporative Control Systems Onboard Refueling Vapor Recovery System Diagnosing the EVAP System Locating Leaks in the System Evaporative System Monitor EVAP-Related Diagnostic Trouble Codes (DTC) Summary Review Questions ASE Certification-Type Questions 24. Electronic Fuel Injection Operation, Diagnosis, and Service. Objectives Electronic Fuel-Injection Operation Throttle-Body Injection Port Fuel Injection Injector Resistance Tables Idle Air Speed Control Summary Review Questions ASE Certification-Type Questions 25. Emission Control Devices Operation and Diagnosis. Objectives Exhaust Gas Recirculation Systems Controlling NOx EGR System Operation Positive and Negative Backpressure EGR Valves Computer-Controlled EGR Systems OBD II EGR Monitoring Strategies Diagnosing a Defective EGR System OBD II EGR System Monitor EGR-Related OBD-11 Diagnostic Trouble Codes Crankcase Ventilation PCV Valves Orifice-Controlled Systems Positive Crankcase Ventilation (PCV) System PCV Monitor PCV-Related Diagnostic Trouble Code Air Pump System Air Distribution Manifolds and Nozzles Air Pump System Diagnosis AIR-Related Diagnostic Trouble Code Catalytic Converters Ceramic Monolith Catalytic Converter OBD II Catalytic Converter Performance Converter Damaging Conditions Diagnosing Catalytic Converters OBD II Catalytic Converter Monitor Catalytic Converter Replacement Guidelines Catalytic Converter-Related Diagnostic Trouble Code Summary Review Questions ASE Certification-Type Questions 26. Engine Performance Diagnosis. Objectives The Eight-Step Diagnostic Procedure Diagnosing Using Diagnostic Trouble Codes Retrieving DaimlerChrysler Diagnostic Codes OBD II Exhaust Analysis and Combustion Efficiency Oxides of Nitrogen I/M 240 Summary Review Questions ASE Certification-Type Questions Answers to Even-Numbered ASE Certification-Type Questions. Appendix 1: Sample ASE Certification Test: Electrical/Electronic Systems (A6). Appendix 2: Sample ASE Certification Test with Answers: Engine Performance (A8). Appendix 3: Electrical/Electronics (A6) ASE Correlation Chart. Appendix 4: Engine Performance (A8) ASE Correlation Chart. Appendix 5: Electrical/Electronics (A6) NATEF Correlation Chart. Appendix 6: Engine Performance (A8) NATEF Correlation Chart. English Glossary. Spanish Glossary. Index.show more

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