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Advanced Engine Performance Diagnosis, CourseSmart eTextbook, 4th Edition

By James D. Halderman

Published by Prentice Hall

Published Date: Oct 14, 2008

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For courses in Engine Performance and Drivability, Computerized Engine Controls, Automotive Computers, and Automotive Fuel Emissions—in automotive departments of vocational and trade schools as well as community colleges.


Based on the premise that simple problems should always be checked first, this practical, hands-on book introduces the diagnosis and troubleshooting of automotive engine control systems. It serves students as a single source for information on digital storage oscilloscopes, fuel injection and ignition system diagnoses, five-gas exhaust analysis, emission testing, and more—with a very technical but easy-to-read and understand presentation. This edition has been updated to include even more detailed scope (DSO) and current ramping tests plus extensive scan tool diagnosis

Table of Contents

Table of Contents:

(NOTE: Each chapter begins with Objectives and concludes with a Summary, Review Questions, and ASE Certification-Type Questions section.)


Chapter 1        The Diagnostic Process

Chapter 2        Computer and Network Fundamentals  

Chapter 3        On-Board Diagnosis

Chapter 4        Global OBD II and Mode $06

Chapter 5        Digital Meters

Chapter 6        Oscilloscopes and Graphing Multimeters 

Chapter 7        Advanced Starting and Charging Systems Diagnosis

Chapter 8        Ignition System Components and Operation

Chapter 9        Ignition System Diagnosis and Service 

Chapter 10      Gasoline and Alternative Fuels

Chapter 11      Temperature Sensors

Chapter 12      Throttle Position (TP) Sensors

Chapter 13      MAP/BARO Sensors 

Chapter 14      Mass Airflow Sensors

Chapter 15      Oxygen Sensors 

Chapter 16      Fuel Trim Diagnosis

Chapter 17      Fuel Pumps, Lines, and Filters

Chapter 18      Fuel Injection Components and Operation

Chapter 19      Fuel Injection System Diagnosis and Service  

Chapter 20      Vehicle Emission Standards and Testing

Chapter 21      Evaporative Emission Control System Diagnosis

Chapter 22      Exhaust Gas Recirculation (EGR) System

Chapter 23      Positive Crankcase Ventilation (PCV) and Air-Injection Reaction (AIR) Systems

Chapter 24      Catalytic Converters

Chapter 25      Engine Condition Diagnosis

Chapter 26      Symptom-Based Diagnosis


Appendix 1     ASE Test Correlation Chart

Appendix 2     NATEF Task List Correlation Chart

English Glossary

Spanish Glossary



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Advanced Engine Performance Diagnosis, CourseSmart eTextbook, 4th Edition
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$58.99 | ISBN-13: 978-0-13-504987-7