Automotive Suspension & Steering Systems Fifth Edition by Don Knowles.
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Chapter 1 Suspension and Steering Systems
Chapter 2 Basic Theories
Chapter 3 Wheel Bearings
Chapter 4 Tires and Wheels
Chapter 5 Shock Absorbers and Struts
Chapter 6 Front Suspension Systems
Chapter 7 Rear Suspension Systems
Chapter 8 Computer- Controlled Suspension Systems
Chapter 9 Steering Columns and Steering Linkage
Chapter 10 Power Steering Pumps
Chapter 11 Recirculating Ball Steering Gears
Chapter 12 Rack and Pinion Steering Gears
Chapter 13 Four-Wheel Steering Systems
Chapter 14 Frames and Frame Damage
Chapter 15 Four Wheel Alignment, Part
Chapter 16 Four Wheel Alignment, Part 2
Preface: Thanks to the support the Today’s Technician series has received from those who teach automotive technology, Delmar Cengage Learning, the leader in automotive-related textbooks, is able to live up to its promise to regularly provide new editions of texts of this series. We have listened and responded to our critics and our fans and present this new updated and revised fi fth edition. By revising this series on a regular basis, we can respond to changes in the industry, changes in technology, changes in the certifi cation process, and to the ever-changing needs of those who teach automotive technology.
We also listened to instructors who said something was missing or incomplete in the last edition. We responded to those and the results are included in this fi fth edition. Th e Today’s Technician series features textbooks that cover all mechanical and electrical systems of automobiles and light trucks. Principally, the individual titles correspond to the certifi cation areas for 2009 in areas of National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) certifi cation.
Additional titles include remedial skills and theories common to all of the certifi cation areas and advanced or specific subject areas that refl ect the latest technological trends.
Th is new edition, like the last, was designed to give students a chance to develop the same skills and gain the same knowledge that today’s successful technician has. Th is edition also refl ects the changes in the guidelines established by the National Automotive Technicians Education Foundation (NATEF) in 2008.
Th e purpose of NATEF is to evaluate technician training programs against standards developed by the automotive industry and recommend qualifying programs for certification (accreditation) by ASE. Programs can earn ASE certifi cation upon the recommendation of NATEF. NATEF’s national standards refl ect the skills that students must master. ASE certifi cation through NATEF evaluation ensures that certifi ed training programs meet or exceed industry-recognized, uniform standards of excellence.
Th e technician of today and for the future must know the underlying theory of all automotive systems and be able to service and maintain those systems. Dividing the material into two volumes, a Classroom Manual and a Shop Manual, provides the reader with the information needed to begin a successful career as an automotive technician without interrupting the learning process by mixing cognitive and performance learning objectives into one volume. Th e design of Delmar’s Today’s Technician series was based on features that are known to promote improved student learning. Th e design was further enhanced by a careful study of survey results, in which the respondents were asked to value particular features. Some of these features can be found in other textbooks, while others are unique to this series.
Each Classroom Manual contains the principles of operation for each system and subsystem. Th e Classroom Manual also contains discussions on design variations of key components used by the diff erent vehicle manufacturers. It also looks into emerging technologies that will be standard or optional features in the near future. Th is volume is organized to build upon basic facts and theories. Th e primary objective of this volume is to allow the reader to gain an understanding of how each system and subsystem operates. Th is understanding is necessary to diagnose the complex automobiles of today and tomorrow. Although the basics contained in the Classroom Manual provide the knowledge needed for diagnostics, diagnostic procedures appear only in the Shop Manual. An understanding of the underlying theories is also a requirement for competence in the skill areas covered in the Shop Manual.
A coil-ring-bound Shop Manual covers the “how-to’s.” Th is volume includes step-by-step instructions for diagnostic and repair procedures. Photo Sequences are used to illustrate some of the common service procedures. Other common procedures are listed and are accompanied with fi ne line drawings and photos that allow the reader to visualize and conceptualize the fi nest details of the procedure. Th is volume also contains the reasons for performing the procedures, as well as when that particular service is appropriate.
The two volumes are designed to be used together and are arranged in corresponding chapters. Not only are the chapters in the volumes linked together, the contents of the chapters are also linked. Th is linking of content is evidenced by marginal callouts that refer the reader to the chapter and page that the same topic is addressed in the other volume. Th is feature is valuable to instructors. Without this feature, users of other two-volume textbooks must search the index or table of contents to locate supporting information in the other volume. Th is is not only cumbersome but also creates additional work for an instructor when planning the presentation of material and when making reading assignments. It is also valuable to the students; with the page references, they also know exactly where to look for supportive information.
Both volumes contain clear and thoughtfully selected illustrations. Many of which are original drawings or photos specially prepared for inclusion in this series. Th is means that the art is a vital part of each textbook and not merely inserted to increase the number of illustrations. Th e page layout, used in the series, is designed to include information that would otherwise break up the fl ow of information presented to the reader. Th e main body of the text includes all of the “need-to-know” information and illustrations. In the wide side margins of each page are many of the special features of the series. Items that are truly “nice-to-know” information such as: simple examples of concepts just introduced in the text, explanations or defi nitions of terms that are not defi ned in the text, examples of common trade jargon used to describe a part or operation, and exceptions to the norm explained in the text. Th is type of information is placed in the margin, out of the normal fl ow of information. Many textbooks attempt to include this type of information and insert it in the main body of text; this tends to interrupt the thought process and cannot be pedagogically justifi ed. By placing this information off to the side of the main text, the reader can select when to refer to it.
Highlights of this Edition—Classroom Manual
The text was updated to include the latest technology in suspension and steering systems. Some of these systems include hybrid vehicle steering systems, active steering systems, rear active steering (RAS), four-wheel active steering (4WAS) systems, data network systems, computer-controlled suspension systems, and adaptive cruise control systems. Th e text also includes the latest technology in vehicle stability control systems, traction control systems, active roll control, lane departure warning (LDW) systems, collision mitigation systems, telematics, and tire pressure monitoring systems (TPMS). Th e fi rst chapter explains the design and purpose of basic suspension and steering systems. Th is chapter provides students with the necessary basic understanding of suspension and steering systems. Th e other chapters in the book allow the student to build upon his or her understanding of these basic systems.
Th e second chapter explains all the basic theories required to understand the latest suspension and steering systems described in the other chapters. Students must understand these basic theories to comprehend the complex systems explained later in the text.
The other chapters in the book explain all the current model systems and components such as wheel bearings, tires and wheels, shock absorbers and struts, front and rear suspension systems, computer-controlled suspension systems, steering columns and linkages, power steering pumps, steering gears and systems, four-wheel steering systems, frames, and fourwheel alignment. Many art pieces have been replaced or updated throughout the text to improve visual concepts of suspension and steering systems and components.
Highlights of this Edition—Shop Manual
Th e chapters in the Shop Manual have been updated to explain the diagnostic and service procedures for the latest systems and components described in the Classroom Manual. Diagnostics is a very important part of an automotive technician’s job. Th erefore, proper diagnostic procedures are emphasized in the Shop Manual.
A number of new Photo Sequences have been added in Chapters 3 through 16. Th ese Photo Sequences illustrate the correct diagnostic or service procedure for a specifi c system or component. Th ese Photo Sequences allow the students to visualize the diagnostic or service procedure. Visualization of these diagnostic and service procedures helps students to remember the procedures, and perform them more accurately and effi ciently. Th e text covers the information required to pass a ASE test in Suspension and Steering Systems.
Chapter 1 explains the necessary safety precautions and procedures in an automotive repair shop. General shop safety and the required shop safety equipment are explained in the text. Th e text describes safety procedures when operating vehicles and various types of automotive service equipment. Correct procedures for handling hazardous waste materials are detailed in the text.
Chapter 2 describes suspension and steering diagnostic and service equipment and the use of service manuals. Th is chapter also explains employer and employee obligations and ASE certifi cation requirements.
Th e other chapters in the text have been updated to explain the diagnostic and service procedures for the latest suspension and steering systems explained in the Classroom Manual.
Some new job sheets related to the new systems and components have been added in the text. Many art pieces have been replaced or updated to improve the student’s visualization of diagnostic and service procedures.
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