Auto Engine Performance and Driveability provides information on the operation, service, and repair of various related systems: computer, emission control, fuel, and ignition. Strategy-based troubleshooting procedures are stressed. Information on state-mandated emissions testing programs is included.
Correlated to section A8 of the ASE Task List, Engine Performance.
Includes coverage of OBD II as it relates to the various systems that affect driveability.
Contains information on state-mandated emissions testing programs and explains how to interpret test results.
Appendix contains OBD codes and a detailed guide to using scan tools.
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Table of Contents
1. Introduction to Engine Performance and Driveability 2. Safety and Environmental Protection 3. Tools, Test Equipment, and Service Information 4. Automotive Formulas and Vehicle Driveability Evaluation 5. Fundamentals of Engine Construction and Operation 6. Electricity and Electronics Fundamentals 7. Computer Control Fundamentals 8. Ignition System Fundamentals 9. Fuel System Fundamentals 10. Emissions Control and Exhaust System Fundamentals 11. Drive Train and Other System Fundamentals 12. Basic Diagnostic Procedures 13. Troubleshooting Techniques 14. Electrical System Diagnosis and Repair 15. Computer Control System Diagnosis and Repair 16. Ignition System Diagnosis and Repair 17. Fuel System Diagnosis and Repair 18. Diagnosis and Repair of the Emission Control and Exhaust Systems 19. Engine Mechanical Diagnosis 20. Drive Train and Other System Diagnosis 21. ASE Certification 22. Career Opportunities in the Automotive Service Field
Chris Johanson - has been involved in the automotive service business for more than 35 years, as a technician, instructor, and author. He has a bachelor's degree in Industrial Arts Education and has written several books on the subject of automotive technology. Mr. Johanson is an ASE-certified master technician and also has ASE certifications in Advanced Engine Performance and Light Vehicle Diesel Engines.