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Automatic Transmissions and Transaxles, CourseSmart eTextbook, 5th Edition

By Thomas W. Birch

Published by Prentice Hall

Published Date: Jul 13, 2011

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For courses in Automatic Transmissions Theory or Service.


Ideal for both novice and advanced technicians, Automatic Transmissions and Transaxles, Fifth Edition, provides a complete, state-of-the-art source on the operating principles as well as the service and repair procedures for modern automatic transmissions and transaxles. Correlated to NATEF and ASE tasks, the text focuses on the generic theory that underlies the operation, diagnosis, and repair of the units and subassemblies found in the many makes and types of vehicles students will likely encounter on the job. Formatted to better meet the learning needs of today's technical trade students, it visually supports concepts covered throughout, and includes many practical shop tips that guide students through important problem-solving procedures they'll use on the job.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1: Service Information, Fasteners, Tools, and Safety

Chapter 2: Environmental and Hazardous Materials

Chapter 3: Introduction to Transmissions

Chapter 4: Apply Devices: Clutches and Bands

Chapter 5: Power Flow through Transmission Gearsets

Chapter 6: Hydraulic System

Chapter 7: Hydraulic Shift Control

Chapter 8: Electronic Transmission Controls

Chapter 9: Torque Converters

Chapter 10: Transmission Descriptions

Chapter 11: Transmission Service and Maintenance

Chapter 12: Mechanical Problem Solving and Diagnosis

Chapter 13: Transmission Problem Solving and Diagnosis

Chapter 14: In-Vehicle Transmission Repair

Chapter 15: Transmission/Transaxle Removal and Replacement

Chapter 16: Transmission Overhaul: Disassembly and Reassembly

Chapter 17: Transmission Overhaul Procedures

Chapter 18: Subassembly Repair

Chapter 19: Torque Converter Service

Chapter  20: Automatic Transmission Modifications


Appendix A: ASE Certification

Appendix B: Automatic Transmission Models

Appendix C: OBD-II Transmission Diagnostic Trouble Codes

Appendix D: J1930 Transmission Term Acronyms

Appendix E: English-Metric-English Conversion Table  

Appendix F: Cross Reference to NATEF Tasks

Appendix G: "How To" Service Operations

Appendix H:  Key to Real World Problems


English Glossary


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$64.99 | ISBN-13: 978-0-13-288053-4