Today's Technician, Automotive Suspension & Steering Systems

Third Edition
Author: Don Knowles
ISBN #: 0766859983
©2003   Publish Date: 11/07/2002
Binding: PB
Pages: 416
Publisher: Cengage Learning

Price: $109.95


Today's Technician: Automotive Suspension and Steering, 3E continues to strike the perfect balance between theory and practice. The new edition of this tightly coordinated Classroom/Shop Manual package is guaranteed to guide users to the expertise they need to diagnosis and service suspension and steering systems on today's cars, SUVs, and light-duty trucks. Unmatched for completeness, this edition now offers opportunities to explore the latest advancements in suspension and steering technology, including: run-flat tires, shock absorber mountings on SUVs, the effect of 42V electrical systems on power steering pumps, electronic power and four-wheel steering systems, and new wheel alignment procedures. Shop safety, including procedures for handling hazardous waste, is stressed. Cautions and warnings also appear at strategic points to reinforce the importance of following safe working procedures, while case studies and practical customer care tips play an important role in linking must-know theory to the real-life practices of today's professional, ASE-certified technicians.

Product Benefits:

  • thorough discussion of rear suspension system operation and service includes coverage of the latest systems on today's SUVs
  • in-depth review of noise, vibration, and harshness (NVH) theory provides users with the knowledge needed for fast and effective diagnosis, troubleshooting, and repair
  • coverage of computer-controlled suspension systems introduces readers to four-wheel theory, paving the way to professional servicing of new vehicle stability control systems
  • chapter-end summaries, review and ASE-style questions, worksheets, plus ASE task tables guide readers to rapid mastery of the skills required of today's automotive technicians
  • the Shop Manual contains step-by-step photo sequences, professional service tips, plus
    three-hole drilled and perforated Job Sheets for users to fill out and turn in for grading
  • an Instructor's Guide available free to adopters includes an answer key, correlation guide to ASE tasks, lecture outlines, a set of sample tests, and transparency masters
  • a state-of-the-art e.resource equips instructors with an image library, PowerPoint slides, extra lab exercises, a computer testbank, and more

Table of Contents:


Safety. Basic Theories. Wheel Bearings. Tires and Wheels. Shock Absorbers. Front Suspension Systems. Rear Suspension Systems. Computer-Controlled Suspension Systems. Steering Columns and Steering Linkage Mechanisms. Power Steering Pumps. Recirculating Ball Steering Gears. Rack and Pinion Steering Gears. Four Wheel Steering Systems. Frames and Frame Damage. Four Wheel Alignment, Par I. Four Wheel Alignment, Part II


Photo Sequences. Job Sheets Contents. Preface. Tools and Safety. Typical Shop Procedures. Wheel Bearing and Seal Service. Wheel and Tire Servicing and Balancing. Shock Absorber and Strut Diagnosis and Service. Front Suspension System Service. Rear Suspension Service. Computer-Controlled Suspension System Service. Steering Column and Linkage Diagnosis and Service. Power Steering and Pump Diagnosis and Service. Recirculating Ball Steering Gear Diagnosis. Rack and Pinion Steering Gear Diagnosis and Service. Electronic Four Wheel Steering Service and Diagnosis. Frame Diagnosis and Service. Four Wheel Alignment Procedure. Four Wheel Alignment Adjustments

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