Automatic Transmissions and Transaxles spans design, construction, operation, diagnosis, service, and repair of these major components. Both hydraulic and electronic transmission controls are detailed. The use of the latest diagnostic equipment is emphasized.
Correlated to section A2 of the ASE Task List, Automatic Transmission/Transaxle.
Color-coded illustrations are used throughout this text to enhance understanding.
Includes a detailed chapter on troubleshooting electronic control systems, as well as a chapter on electronic control system service.
Emphasizes the use of the latest diagnostic equipment to troubleshoot electronic transmissions and transaxle control systems.
Includes coverage of OBD II as it relates to automatic transmissions and transaxles.
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Table of Contents
1. Introduction to Automatic Transmissions and Transaxles 2. Shop Safety and Environmental Protection 3. Special Service Tools and Service Information 4. Gears, Chains, and Bearings 5. Sealing Materials, Fasteners, and Lubricants 6. Hydraulics and Pneumatics 7. Basic Electricity and Electronics 8. Automatic Transmission Mechanical Components 9. Automatic Transmission Control Components 10. Automatic Transaxle Construction and Operation 11. Transmission and Transaxle Circuits 12. Electronic Control Systems 13. Troubleshooting Mechanical, Hydraulic, and Electrical Problems 14. Troubleshooting Electronic Control System Problems 15. Transmission and Transaxle In-Vehicle Service 16. Transmission and Transaxle Removal and Installation 17. Rebuilding Automatic Transmissions and Transaxles 18. Automatic Transaxle Final Drive Service 19. Electronic Control System Service 20. ASE Certification 21. Career Preparation
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.
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.