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Overview

Updated to include the latest developments in the field, TODAY'S TECHNICIAN: MANUAL TRANSMISSIONS AND TRANSAXLES, 5E covers a wide range of must-know topics including dual clutch systems, various limited-slip differential designs, six-speed transmissions, diagnosis and servicing new systems and self-shifting manual, while still addressing the foundational basics like the purpose and major components of the transmission system and subsystems. Divided into two volumes, the Classroom Manual presents system theory and addresses cognitive objectives, and the Shop Manual covers hands-on service and repair tasks , addressing performance objectives. TODAY'S TECHNICIAN: MANUAL TRANSMISSIONS AND TRANSAXLES, 5E features detailed full-color photos to walk the reader through what to expect when they perform a procedure on-the-job. Likewise, the book stresses the importance of safe work habits – dedicating a full chapter to the topic. Finally, the textbook includes all of the information required to successfully pass an ASE exam for Manual Drive Trains and Axles.

Jack Erjavec, Columbus State Community College (Emeritus)

Jack Erjavec has become a fixture in the automotive textbook publishing world. He has decades of experience as a technician, educator, author, and editor, and has authored or co-authored more than 30 automotive textbooks and training manuals. Erjavec holds a master's degree in vocational and technical education from Ohio State University, and he spent twenty years at Columbus State Community College as an instructor and administrator. A long-time affiliate of the North American Council of Automotive Teachers, he also served as executive vice-president for the organization and spent several years on its board of directors. Erjavec is also associated with ATMC, SAE, ASA, ATRA, AERA, and other automotive professional associations.
  • Full-color art program and more photos, especially in Classroom Manual.
  • Coverage of new technologies, especially electronic clutch controls, electronic shift units, advanced all-wheel drive systems, and coverage of hybrid drive systems.
  • Emphasis on technical accuracy and more coverage of real life malfunctions and appropriate diagnostic routines.
  • Expansion of instructor package to include Blackboard and WebCT ready online supplements.
  • Greater emphasis on NATEF applied academics as they relate to the subject, basic diagnostics, customer relations and preparing work orders.
  • Content updated to the 2008 NATEF Program Standards.
  • All new full-color artwork and text design.
  • Additional procedural and diagnostic coverage, newer images.
  • Shop Manual and Classroom Manual content is cross-referenced for easy access to all relevant topical information.
CLASSROOM MANUAL.
1. Manual Drive Trains and Axles.
2. Drivetrain Theory.
3. Clutches.
4. Manual Transmissions/Transaxles.
5. Front Drive Axles.
6. Drive Shafts and Universal Joints.
7. Differentials and Drive Axles.
8. Four-Wheel Drive (4WD) Systems.
9. Advanced Four-Wheel-Drive Systems.
10. Drivetrain Electrical and Electronic Systems.
11.Electronically-Controlled and Automated Transmissions.

SHOP MANUAL.
1.SAFETY.
2. SPECIAL TOOLS AND PROCEDURES.
3. Servicing Clutches.
4. Servicing Transmissions/Transaxles.
5. SERVICING FRONT DRIVE AXLES.
6. SERVICING DRIVE SHAFTS AND UNIVERSAL JOINTS.
7. Servicing Differentials and Drive Axles.
8. SERVICING FOUR-WHEEL DRIVE SYSTEMS.
9. Diagnosing 4WD and AWD Control Systems.
10. Servicing Drivetrain Electrical Systems.
11. Diagnosing Advanced Electronic Systems.

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  • ISBN-10: 1133476058
  • ISBN-13: 9781133476054
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  • ISBN-10: 1435439333
  • ISBN-13: 9781435439337
  • Bookstore Wholesale Price $82.50
  • RETAIL $109.95

Cengage provides a range of supplements that are updated in coordination with the main title selection. For more information about these supplements, contact your Learning Consultant.

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.

Cengage Learning Testing, powered by Cognero Instant Access

ISBN: 9781305261815
Cengage Learning Testing Powered by Cognero is a flexible, online system that allows you to: author, edit, and manage test bank content from multiple Cengage Learning solutions; create multiple test versions in an instant; deliver tests from your LMS, your classroom or wherever you want.

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.