Auto Electricity and Electronics teaches the design, operation, and diagnosis of starting, charging, ignition, lighting, hybrid, and other major systems. On-board diagnostics, as well as advanced diagnostics and equipment, are covered.
Correlated to section A6 of the ASE Task List, Electrical/Electronic Systems.
Includes a full chapter on on-board diagnostics, detailing OBD II systems and emphasizing the use of scan tools to help pinpoint computer systems problems.
Chapter on advanced diagnostics covers the latest diagnostic equipment and techniques used to locate problems.
Two full chapters on hybrid drive systems, detailing the basic principles of operation and diagnosis and repair.
1. Overview of Electrical/Electronic Systems 2. Electrical Principles 3. Electric Circuits and Ohm's Law 4. Electric Components 5. Electronic Components and Principles 6. Tools and Test Equipment 7. Wiring and Wiring Repairs 8. Manufacturer Service Information 9. Basic Electrical Tests 10. Review of Safety 11. Automotive Computer Operation 12. Battery Technology 13. Starting Systems 14. Charging Systems 15. Ignition Systems 16. Fuel and Emission Control Systems Electronics 17. Lighting, Instrumentation, Navigation Systems 18. Wiper and Horn Systems 19. Power Accessories, Security Systems, and Entertainment Systems 20. Restraint System Electronics 21. Chassis System Electronics 22. Hybrid Drive Systems 23. On-Board Diagnostics and Scan Tools 24. Sensor, Actuator, Computer Service 25. Battery and Starting System Service 26. Charging System Diagnosis and Repair 27. Ignition System Diagnosis and Repair 28. Fuel and Emission Control Systems Electronics Service 29. Lighting System Diagnosis and Repair 30. Power Accessories and Sound System Diagnosis and Repair 31. Restraint System Service 32. Chassis Systems Diagnosis and Repair 33. Hybrid Drive Systems Diagnosis and Repair 34. Advanced Diagnostics 35. ASE Certification 36. Career Success
James E. Duffy - has devoted much of his professional life to developing educational materials that help people understand vocational and technical subjects. Mr. Duffy earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Industrial Technology from Indiana State University. After college, Mr. Duffy worked as an automotive instructor at Brandon High School in Brandon, Florida, and at Hillsborough Adult Education Center in Tampa, Florida. After teaching for several years, Mr. Duffy joined Goodheart-Willcox Publisher as a technical editor and eventually began writing textbooks. In addition to Modern Automotive Technology, Mr. Duffy's books include Auto Electricity and Electronics, Auto Engine Repair, Automatic Transmissions and Transaxles, and Manual Drive Trains and Axles.