Today's Technician: Automotive Brake Systems

Third Edition
Author: Clifton E. Owen
ISBN #: 1401838901
©2004   Publish Date: 12/18/2003
Binding: PB
Pages: 368
Publisher: Cengage Learning

Price: $109.95


Almost anything you ever wanted to know about brake systems is covered in this newly revised two-book set. The Classroom Manual details the theories and application of the total brake system as well as the various sub-systems and components. The corresponding Shop Manual matches the Classroom Manual chapter for chapter and provides real-world symptoms, diagnostics, and repair for the brake system, sub-systems, and components, including maintenance instructions and advice on whether repair or replacement should occur. Each chapter lists the ASE task associated with the inspection, test, and repair or replacement procedure being discussed to help prepare users for the ASE certification exam. In addition, all job sheets in the shop manual are directly correlated to the appropriate NATEF and ASE tasks. Together the Classroom and Shop Manuals offer the information needed to diagnose and repair most problems that could occur with today's brake systems.

Product Benefits:

  • all-new information is provided on antilock brake systems, including coverage of the dynamic proportioning valve, new types of wheel sensors and actuators, traction control, yaw sensing and control, and more
  • current trends in materials for mechanical components are addressed, including ceramic brake pads
  • new technology, testing, and repair of electronic components of brake sub-systems are included

Table of Contents:

CLASSROOM MANUAL: Brake Safety. Brake System Fundamentals. Master Cylinders and Brake Fluid. Hydraulic Lines, Valves, and Switches. Power Brake Systems. Disc Brakes. Drum Brakes. Parking Brakes. Antilock Brake System Principles. Manufacturers Antilock Brake Systems. Related Systems: Tires, Wheels, Bearings, and Suspensions. SHOP MANUAL: Working Safety. Brake Service Tools and Equipment. Master Cylinders and Brake Fluid Service. Hydraulic Lines, Valves, and Switches Service. Power Brake Service. Disc Brakes. Drum Brakes Service. Parking Brakes Service. General ABS Service. Testing Manufacturers ABS Installation. Tire, Wheel, and Bearing Service.

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