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Modern Automotive Technology, 8th Edition

Modern Automotive Technology, 8th Edition
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By: James E. Duffy

ISBN: 978-1-61960-370-7
Format: Hardcover
Copyright: ©2014
Subject: Automotive
Grade Level: 9-14
Retail Price: $120.00
School Price: $90.00


Modern Automotive Technology details the construction, operation, diagnosis, service, and repair of late-model automobiles and light trucks. This comprehensive textbook uses a building-block approach that starts with the fundamental principles of system operation and progresses gradually to complex diagnostic and service procedures. Short sentences, concise definitions, and thousands of color illustrations help students learn quickly and easily. The new edition of Modern Automotive Technology provides coverage of the latest developments in the automotive field and is correlated to the 2013 NATEF Task List. A new Fundamentals of Electricity and Electronics section provides students with the background needed to troubleshoot and repair the complex electrical/electronic systems found on today's vehicles. Updated information on hybrid drive systems has been integrated throughout the textbook, and a new hybrid drive system service chapter details the diagnosis and repair of these important systems.

Organized around the ASE automobile test areas, Modern Automotive Technology is a valuable resource for students preparing for a career in automotive technology, as well as experienced technicians preparing for the ASE certification tests.
  • Contains six new chapters on electricity and electronics.
  • Covers 100% of the tasks on the 2013 NATEF Task List.
  • Includes ASE-type questions in every chapter.
  • Troubleshooting charts in each service chapter help students quickly diagnose problems.
Color is used throughout the text to enhance understanding and highlight important information.

Previous Edition
Modern Automotive Technology, 7th Edition

Related Title(s)
Auto Maintenance and Light Repair Video Clip Library
Hybrid Automotive Series I DVDs
Hybrid Auto Repair Series II DVDs
Auto Body Repair DVD Series

Table of Contents

Section 1-Introduction to Automotive Technology
  1. The Automobile
  2. Automotive Careers and ASE Certification
  3. Basic Hand Tools
  4. Power Tools and Equipment
  5. Auto Shop Safety
  6. Automotive Measurement and Math
  7. Service Information and Work Orders
  8. Fasteners, Gaskets, Seals, and Sealants
  9. Vehicle Maintenance, Fluid Service, and Recycling
10. Career Success

Section 2-Engine Technology
11. Engine Fundamentals
12. Engine Design Classifications
13. Engine Top End Construction
14. Engine Bottom End Construction
15. Engine Front End Construction
16. Engine Size and Performance Measurements

Section 3-Fundamentals of Electricity and Electronics
17. Electrical Principles
18. Circuit Types and Ohm's Law
19. Electrical and Electronic Components
20. Electrical Tools and Test Equipment
21. Wiring Diagrams and Wiring Repairs
22. Basic Electrical Tests

Section 4-Computer Control Technology
23. Computer System Fundamentals
24. On-Board Diagnostics and Scan Tools
25. Computer System Service

Section 5-Electrical and Electronic Systems Technology
26. Hybrid Drive Technology
27. Hybrid Drive Systems Diagnosis and Repair
28. 12-Volt and HV Battery Technology
29. 12-Volt and HV Battery Service
30. Starting System Technology
31. Starting System Diagnosis, Testing, and Repair
32. Charging System Technology
33. Charging System Diagnosis, Testing, and Repair
34. Ignition System Technology
35. Ignition System Diagnosis, Testing, and Repair
36. Lights, Instrumentation, Wipers, and Horns-Operation and Service
37. Sound Systems and Power Accessories-Operation and Service
38. Security and Navigation Systems

Section 6-Fuel, Exhaust, and Induction System Technology
39. Automotive Fuels, Combustion Efficiency
40. Fuel Tanks, Pumps, Lines, and Filters
41. Gasoline Injection Fundamentals
42. Gasoline Injection Diagnosis, Testing, and Repair
43. Diesel Injection Fundamentals
44. Diesel Injection Diagnosis, Testing, and Repair
45. Exhaust Systems-Construction, Operation, and Repair
46. Turbochargers and Superchargers-Construction, Operation, and Repair

Section 7-Cooling and Lubrication System Technology
47. Cooling System Technology
48. Cooling System Diagnosis, Testing, and Repair
49. Lubrication System Technology
50. Lubrication System Diagnosis, Testing, and Repair
Section 8-Emission Control System Technology
51. Emission Control System Technology
52. Emission Control System Diagnosis, Testing, and Repair

Section 9-Engine Troubleshooting and Performance
53. Engine Performance and Driveability
54. Advanced Diagnostics
55. Engine Tune-Up

Section 10-Engine Service and Repair
56. Engine Mechanical Problems
57. Engine Removal, Disassembly, and Cleaning
58. Engine Short Block Rebuilding
59. Engine Top End Rebuilding
60. Engine Front End Service
61. Engine Reassembly, Installation, and Break-In

Section 11-Drive Train and Axle Technology
62. Clutch Technology
63. Clutch Diagnosis, Service, and Repair
64. Manual Transmission Technology
65. Manual Transmission Diagnosis, Service, and Repair
66. Automatic Transmission Technology
67. Automatic Transmission Diagnosis, Service, and Repair
68. Drive Shaft and Transfer Case Technology
69. Drive Shaft and Transfer Case Diagnosis, Service, and Repair
70. Differential and Rear Drive Axle Technology
71. Differential and Rear Drive Axle Diagnosis, Service, and Repair
72. Transaxle and CV-Axle Technology
73. Transaxle and CV-Axle Diagnosis, Service, and Repair

Section 12-Suspension and Steering Technology
74. Tire, Wheel, and Wheel Bearing Fundamentals
75. Tire, Wheel, and Wheel Bearing Diagnosis, Service, and Repair
76. Suspension System Technology
77. Suspension System Diagnosis, Service, and Repair
78. Steering System Technology
79. Steering System Diagnosis, Service, and Repair
80. Wheel Alignment

Section 13-Brake System Technology
81. Brake System Fundamentals
82. Brake System Diagnosis, Service, and Repair
83. Anti-Lock Brakes, Traction, and Stability Control-Operation and Repair

Section 14-Heating and Air Conditioning Technology
84. Heating and Air Conditioning Fundamentals
85. Heating and Air Conditioning Diagnosis, Service, and Repair

Section 15-Safety Systems and Future Technology
86. Restraint System Fundamentals
87. Restraint System Diagnosis, Service, and Repair
88. New and Future Technologies

Look Inside

Online Text, 6yr. Classroom Subscription (min. 15)
   sample Front Matter (g-wonlinetextbooks.com, Automotive)
   sample Chapter 1 (g-wonlinetextbooks.com, Automotive)
   sample Chapter 22 (g-wonlinetextbooks.com, Automotive)
   sample Chapter 25 (g-wonlinetextbooks.com, Automotive)
   sample Chapter 30 (g-wonlinetextbooks.com, Automotive)
Online Student Center, 1yr. Classroom Subscription (min. 15)
   sample Online Learning Suite Tour (Sample Video Clip, 00:01:40)
   sample Four-Stroke Engine Operation (Sample Video Clip, 00:01:50)
   sample Testing a Magnetic Sensor (Sample Video Clip, 00:00:17)
   sample Brake Light Switch Action (Sample Video Clip, 00:00:19)
   sample Performing an Oil and Filter Change (Sample Video Clip, 00:02:59)
   sample Disc Brake Service (Sample Video Clip, 00:02:30)
   sample Preparing a Vehicle for Delivery (Sample Video Clip, 00:00:52)
   sample DVOM Tour (Sample Video Clip, 0:02:22)
Presentations for PowerPoint
   sample Chapter 68 (PPS, 2.82 MB)
  Note: Sample file quality has been reduced to allow for Internet streaming and viewing.


Comparison Chart
   PDF Modern Automotive Technology 2014 - 2009 Chapter Correlation Chart (PDF, 500 KB)
   PDF Automotive Maintenance and Light Repair (PDF, 671 KB)
   PDF Automotive Technology, Levels I-III (PDF, 486 KB)
   PDF Automotive Service Fundamentals I (PDF, 651 KB)
   PDF Automotive Service Fundamentals II (PDF, 566 KB)
   PDF Automotive Service Fundamentals III (PDF, 540 KB)
   PDF Automotive Service Fundamentals IV (PDF, 619 KB)
NATEF Standards
   PDF 2013 NATEF Automobile Service Technology (AST) Task List Correlation Chart (PDF, 554 KB)
   PDF 2013 NATEF Maintenance and Light Repair Task List Correlation Chart (PDF, 448 KB)
   PDF 2013 NATEF Master Automobile Service Technology Task List Correlation Chart (PDF, 614 KB)
   PDF ASE Maintenance and Light Repair (G1) Task List Correlation Chart (PDF, 391 KB)
   PDF ASE Student Certification Task List Correlation Chart (PDF, 508 KB)
   PDF Lesson Plan Correlation Chart, Maintenance and Light Repair (MLR) (PDF, 444 KB)
   PDF Shop Manual Correlation Chart, Automobile Service Technology (AST) (PDF, 529 KB)
   PDF Shop Manual Correlation Chart, Maintenance and Light Repair (MLR) (PDF, 428 KB)
   PDF Shop Manual Correlation Chart, Master Automobile Service Technology (MAST) (PDF, 502 KB)
New Mexico
   PDF Automotive Service - Form F (PDF, 755 KB)
   PDF Automotive Service - Form F.16 (PDF, 240 KB)
Red Seal
   PDF National Occupational Analysis Correlation Chart (PDF, 69 KB)
   PDF Automotive Technology TEKS (PDF, 300 KB)
  Note: Correlation files may not be available for all listed courses.

About Author(s)

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.


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