Manual Drive Trains and Axles details the operation, diagnosis, and service for all modern drive train components. This includes the latest versions of clutches, manual transmissions and transaxles; solid and independent rear axle assemblies; and drive shafts and drive axles.
Correlated to Section A3 of the ASE Task List, Manual Drive Train and Axles.
Details the use of drive train tools and service equipment, including micrometers and calipers.
Includes a comprehensive chapter on servicing noise-, vibration-, and harshness-related problems.
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Table of Contents
1. Introduction to Drive Trains 2. Shop Safety and Environmental Protection 3. Special Service Tools 4. Gears, Chains, and Bearings 5. Sealing Materials, Fasteners, and Lubricants 6. Clutch Construction and Operation 7. Clutch Problems, Troubleshooting, and Service 8. Manual Transmission Construction and Operation 9. Manual Transmission Problems, Troubleshooting, and Service 10. Manual Transaxle Construction and Operation 11. Manual Transaxle Problems, Troubleshooting, and Service 12. Drive Shaft Assembly Construction and Operation 13. Drive Shaft Assembly Problems, Troublshooting, and Service 14. Constant-Velocity Axle Construction and Operation 15. Constant-Velocity Axle Problems, Troubleshooting, and Service 16. Rear Axle Assembly Construction and Operation 17. Rear Axle Assembly Problems, Troubleshooting, and Service 18. Four-Wheel Drive Component Construction and Operation 19. Four-Wheel Drive Problems, Troubleshooting, and Service 20. Noise, Vibration, and Harshness Service 21. ASE Certification 22. 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.