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Today's Technician: Automotive Suspension & Steering Classroom Manual and Shop Manual 6th Edition

Mark Schnubel

  • Published
  • Previous Editions 2011, 2007, 2003
  • 1088 Pages
Starting At 115.00 See pricing and ISBN options

Overview

This text covers both the theory and procedures related to the diagnosis and service of automotive suspension and steering systems, using a unique two-volume approach to optimize learning in both the classroom and the auto shop. The first volume (Classroom Manual) details the theory and application of suspension and steering systems, while the second (Shop Manual) covers real-world symptoms, diagnostics, and repair information. Known for its comprehensive coverage, accurate and up-to-date details, and abundant illustrations, the text is an ideal resource to prepare for success as an automotive technician or pursue ASE certification. Now updated with extensive information on new and emerging technology and techniques—including hybrid and electric vehicles, tire plus sizing, and computer-controlled suspensions—the Sixth Edition also aligns with area A4 of the NATEF 2012 accreditation model, including job sheets correlated to specific AST and MAST tasks. Ideal for aspiring and active automotive professionals, TODAY'S TECHNICIAN: AUTOMOTIVE SUSPENSION & STEERING SYSTEMS, Sixth Edition, equips readers to confidently understand, diagnose, and repair suspension and steering systems in today’s automobiles.

Mark Schnubel, Naugatuck Valley Community College

Mark Schnubel is an associate professor and coordinator of the automotive technician and automotive management programs at Naugatuck Valley Community College in Waterbury, Connecticut. He is an ASE-Certified Master Automotive Technician with decades of experience in the automotive services industry and holds a master’s degree in education. In addition to his activities as an author and educator, Schnubel has served as an advisor to the U.S. Department of Education on academic preparation for 12th graders planning to enter job-training programs after graduation.
  • The Sixth Edition features extensive updates to reflect new and emerging technology and service techniques, including material on basic electrical theory, hybrid and electric vehicle safety, tire plus sizing and rim offset considerations, computer-controlled suspensions, radar and laser crash avoidance systems, and self-parallel parking.
  • In addition to consolidating coverage of alignment into two chapters for streamlined presentation, the text features a new, highly versatile modular structure, making it easier to select specific topics and cover them in a sequence tailored to the unique needs of your courses and students.
  • The author has added and revised information to align with NATEF’s 2012 accreditation model, including new and updated job sheets to reflect specific AST and MAST tasks as practiced by today’s automotive technicians.
  • New full-color photos, illustrations, tables, charts, and diagrams have been added throughout the text to provide valuable reinforcement of chapter material for today’s visual learners.
  • Numerous new study review questions, forms, task examples, and job sheets are included to help students review chapter material, assess and apply their understanding of key concepts and procedures, and identify any areas that need additional reinforcement.
  • This comprehensive, versatile text is ideal for both classroom and hands-on learning, with a dedicated Classroom Manual covering theory and application of automotive suspension and steering systems, and a separate Shop Manual focused on real-world service, diagnosis, and repair procedures.
  • Full-color drawings, photos, and schematics show modern suspension and steering technology and applications in accurate detail, bringing chapter material to life and making even complex concepts and procedures easier to understand and apply.
  • The text provides thorough coverage of the 2012 NATEF Automobile Program Standards for Suspension and Steering Systems and includes a full ASE practice exam, providing ideal preparation for students and professionals alike interested in pursuing ASE certification—as well as offering a reliable, up-to-date reference for today’s technicians.
  • Detailed information on increasingly common technology—such as active steering systems, four wheel active steering (4WAS), PAX tire systems, adaptive cruise control (ACC), lane departure warning systems, telematics, electric-drive power steering pumps, electronic wheel alignment equipment, and tire pressure monitoring systems (TPMS)—prepares students for a seamless and successful transition from the classroom to the professional repair shop.
1. Suspension and Steering Systems Introduction and Overview.
2. Basic Theories.
3. Tires and Wheels.
4. Wheel Bearings.
5. Shock Absorbers and Struts.
6. Front Suspension Systems.
7. Rear Suspension Systems.
8. Steering Columns and Steering Linkages.
9. Four Wheel Alignment Part I.
10. Four Wheel Alignment Part II.
11. Computer-Controlled Suspension Systems.
12. Power Steering Pumps.
13. Rack and Pinion Steering Gears and Four Wheel Steering.
14. Recirculating Ball Steering Gears.
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FOR INSTRUCTORS

Today's Technician: Manual Transmissions and Transaxles Classroom Manual and Shop Manual, Spiral bound Version

ISBN: 9781305261785
Reflecting the 2013 NATEF AST/MAST program standards, this fully updated Sixth Edition of TODAY'S TECHNICIAN: MANUAL TRANSMISSIONS & TRANSAXLES covers a wide range of must-know topics, including dual clutch systems, various limited-slip differential designs, and six-speed transmissions, while still addressing the basics, such as the importance of safe work habits and the purpose and major components of the transmission system and subsystems. Volume 1, the Classroom Manual, covers every topic on the ASE A3 Manual Drive Train and Axles certification test in a thorough, easy-to-understand manner, while Volume II, the Shop Manual, includes detailed job sheets that ask students to perform hands-on service and repair tasks that reflect 2013 AST/MAST task lists. Detailed full-color photos demonstrate exactly what students can expect when performing a procedure on the job. In addition, new references to high performance topics reflect recent advances in the fast-growing automotive performance industry.

Instructor's Web Site

ISBN: 9781305261792
Contains all preparation tools to meet any instructor's classroom needs, including chapter presentations in PowerPoint with images; video clips and animations that coincide with each chapter's content coverage; a computerized test bank with hundreds of test questions; an image gallery with useful pictures from the text; theory-based worksheets in Word that provide homework or in-class assignments; the Job Sheets from the Shop Manual in Word, a 2013 NATEF Standards correlation chart linking the chapter and page numbers in the manuals, and an Instructor's Guide in electronic format.

Instructor's Resource CD-ROM

ISBN: 9781305386679
Contains all preparation tools to meet any instructor's classroom needs, including chapter presentations in PowerPoint with images; video clips and animations that coincide with each chapter's content coverage; a computerized test bank with hundreds of test questions; a searchable image library with all pictures from the text; theory-based worksheets in Word that provide homework or in-class assignments; the Job Sheets from the Shop Manual in Word, a 2013 NATEF Standards correlation chart linking the chapter and page numbers in the manuals, and an Instructor's Guide in electronic format.

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ISBN: 9781305261815
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Today's Technician: Manual Transmissions & Transaxles Shop Manual

ISBN: 9781305261778
Reflecting the 2013 NATEF AST/MAST program standards, this fully updated Sixth Edition of TODAY'S TECHNICIAN: MANUAL TRANSMISSIONS & TRANSAXLES covers a wide range of must-know topics, including dual clutch systems, various limited-slip differential designs, and six-speed transmissions, while still addressing the basics, such as the importance of safe work habits and the purpose and major components of the transmission system and subsystems. Volume 1, the Classroom Manual, covers every topic on the ASE A3 Manual Drive Train and Axles certification test in a thorough, easy-to-understand manner, while Volume II, the Shop Manual, includes detailed job sheets that ask students to perform hands-on service and repair tasks that reflect 2013 AST/MAST task lists. Detailed full-color photos demonstrate exactly what students can expect when performing a procedure on the job. In addition, new references to high performance topics reflect recent advances in the fast-growing automotive performance industry.

FOR STUDENTS

Today's Technician: Manual Transmissions & Transaxles Shop Manual

ISBN: 9781305261778
Succeed in your future career and on the ASE A3 Manual Drive Train and Axles certification test with TODAY'S TECHNICIAN: MANUAL TRANSMISSIONS & TRANSAXLES, 6e. You'll find practical, easy-to-understand coverage of a wide range of must-know topics that adhere the 2013 NATEF AST/MAST program standards, including dual clutch systems, various limited-slip differential designs, six-speed transmissions, safe work practices, and more. Volume I covers every topic on the ASE A3 Manual Drive Train and Axles certification test, while Volume II includes job sheets that get you involved in performing hands-on service and repair tasks. In addition, detailed full-color photos show you what to expect when performing a procedure on the job.