Manual Drivetrains and Axles

Manual Drivetrains and Axles

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Exceptionally thorough, this book covers every aspect of the ASE certification program with great detail and with an emphasis on safety. It provides a diagnostic and repair approach to the traditional rear-wheel drive, the modern front-wheel drive, and four-wheel and all-wheel drive systems-considering for each system the theory of basic operation and the methods used to diagnose, adjust and to repair it. An accompanying workbook and CD-ROM makes learning more fun for users. KEY TOPICS: Coverage of every aspect of the ASE certification program includes ASE-type questions at the end of each chapter and the ASE Task List for this area. Expanded manual drivetrains and axles testing, diagnosis, and service procedures reflect new tools, equipment, and service procedures. Extensive electrical electronic content for testing, diagnosis, and repair reflects the use of electrical and electronic devices. Theory chapters explain how the system works, the varied terminology used, and the variety of systems that can be found. Service and repair chapters describe the procedures used to maintain the system for proper operation, diagnosing the cause of a problem when it does occur, and then repairing and adjusting the unit to correct the problem. MARKET: For anyone preparing to take the A3, Manual Drive Trains and Axles test.
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Product details

  • Mixed media product | 144 pages
  • 210.8 x 274.3 x 22.9mm | 1,338.11g
  • Pearson
  • United States
  • English
  • 4th edition
  • 0131129155
  • 9780131129153

Table of contents

1. Service Information, Fasteners, Tools, and Safety.

Vehicle Identification.

Service Information.

Steel Classification.

Threaded Fasteners.

Basic Tool List.

Measuring Tools.

Safety Tips for Technicians.

Electrical Cord Safety.

2. Environmental and Hazardous Materials.

Occupational Safety and Health Act (OSHA).

Hazardous Waste.

Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA).

Clean Air Act.

Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDS).

Asbestos Exposure Hazard.

Proper Disposal.

3. Introduction to Drivetrains.



Torque Multiplication.

Gear Types.

Gear Ratios.

Tractive Effort.

Standard Transmissions.

Automatic Transmissions and Torque Converters.

Continuously Variable Transmissions.



Drive Axles.

Four-Wheel Drive.

4. Clutch Theory.


Clutch Discs.

Pressure Plate Assemblies.

Release Bearings.

Pilot Bearings.

Clutch Linkage.

Other Types of Clutches.

Dual Mass Flywheel.

5. Clutch Service.

Clutch Service.

Problem Diagnosis.

Clutch Replacement.

Hydraulic System Repair.

6. Transmission Theory.


Gear Ratios.



Power Flow.

Four-Speed Transmissions.

Six-Speed Transmissions.

Transmission Torque Capacity.

Shift Mechanisms.

Gear Lubrication.

Transmission Lubrication.

Design Features.

Overdrive Units.

Auxiliary Transmissions.

7. Transaxle Theory.


Power Flow.

Final Drive and Differential.

Five-Speed Transaxles.

Lengthwise Transaxles.

Dual-Clutch Transmission.

Shift Mechanism.


Design Features.

8. Transaxle/Transmission Service.

Transaxle/Transmission In-Vehicle Service.

Problem Diagnosis.

Transaxle/Transmission Removal.

Transaxle/Transmission Overhaul.

9. Driveshaft and Universal Joint Theory.

Universal Joints.

Constant-Velocity Joints.

RWD Driveshafts.

FWD Driveshafts.

Grease and Other Lubricants.

10. Driveshaft and Universal Joint Service.

Driveline Lubrication.

Problem Diagnosis.

Driveshaft Removal and Replacement.

Driveshaft Service.

11. Drive Axles.

Ring and Pinion Gears.


Axle Shafts.


Independent Rear Suspension.

Axle Identification.

12. Drive Axle Service.

Gear Oil Checks.

Problem Diagnosis.

On-Vehicle Service Operations.

Carrier Removal and Replacement.

Carrier Overhaul.

13. Four-Wheel Drive Theory.

Transfer Cases.

Front Drive Axles.

14. 4WD Service.

Gear Oil Checks.

Problem Diagnosis.

In-Vehicle Service.

Transfer Case Removal and Replacement.

Transfer Case Overhaul.

15. Electrical/Electronic Drivetrain Theory and Service.

Electrical/Electronic Basics.

Basic Electronics.

Electrical Circuit Problems.

Measuring Electrical Values.

Electrical System Repair.

Vacuum Controls.

16. Extraduty and High-Performance Drivetrains.

Race Car Drivetrain Design Factors.




Drive Axles.


Appendix A: ASE Certification.

Appendix B: Lubrication Guide.

Appendix C: English-Metric-English Conversion Table.

Appendix D: Bolt Torque Tightening Chart.

Appendix E: ATTS Skills: Drivetrains.


Spanish-Language Glossary.

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