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Today's Technician: Manual Transmissions and Transaxles Classroom Manual and Shop Manual, 6th Edition

  • Jack Erjavec Columbus State Community College (Emeritus)
  • Mike Ronan State University of New York, Alfred State College
  • ISBN-10: 130526178X  |  ISBN-13: 9781305261785
  • 928 Pages
  • Previous Editions: 2011, 2006, 2002
  • © 2016 | Published
  • College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $153.25

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Overview

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.

Features and Benefits

  • Thorough, well-illustrated coverage of theory and key concepts in the Classroom Manual helps students succeed on the ASE A3 Manual Drive Train and Axles certification test.
  • Practical, NATEF task-oriented service procedures in the Shop Manual prepare students for effective on-the-job performance.
  • Striking full color photographs illustrate actual repairs so students know what to expect when performing a procedure on the job.
  • The book's easy-to-understand presentation of technical concepts helps students master key content.
  • A full color design and art program clarifies concepts and hands-on procedures to increase student success.
  • Shop Manual and Classroom Manual content is cross-referenced for easy access to all relevant topical information.

Table of Contents

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.

What's New

  • Content has been updated throughout to adhere to the 2013 NATEF AST/MAST program standards.
  • Coverage reflects the latest technological advances in the rapidly changing automotive field. New coverage of high performance topics is integrated throughout the classroom and shop manuals to reflect recent advances in the fast-growing automotive performance industry.
  • Job sheets in the shop manual incorporate the 2013 NATEF AST/MAST task lists.

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"The author's writing is easy to read, with common verbiage that students understand. The concepts are mentioned in great depth and explained in great detail."

— Christopher Parrott, Vatterott College Inc., Wichita Campus

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Instructor Supplements

Instructor's Web Site  (ISBN-10: 1305261798 | ISBN-13: 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-10: 1305386671 | ISBN-13: 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-10: 130526181X | ISBN-13: 9781305261815)

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Today's Technician: Manual Transmissions & Transaxles Classroom Manual  (ISBN-10: 1305261763 | ISBN-13: 9781305261761)

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.

List Price = $154.95  | CengageBrain Price = $154.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $114.50

Today's Technician: Manual Transmissions & Transaxles Shop Manual  (ISBN-10: 1305261771 | ISBN-13: 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.

List Price = $154.95  | CengageBrain Price = $154.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $114.50

DATO: Diagnostic Scenarios for Manual Transmissions - Cengage Learning Hosted Printed Access Card  (ISBN-10: 1111034958 | ISBN-13: 9781111034955)

DELMAR AUTOMOTIVE TRAINING ONLINE – DIAGNOSTIC SCENARIOS (DATO) creates a rich-media learning experience and challenges learners to master diagnostic and repair practices in 62 realistic scenarios that span all systems areas. To create successful learning outcomes, scenarios are presented first in Learning Mode, which offers an array of help features, and then in Challenge Mode, which requires learners to perform the repair successfully and fill out a Repair Order correctly. Combining sound instructional design with top-quality computer graphics, learners develop critical thinking skills and apply them to real-world customer concerns. Each scenario addresses a simulated problem on a specific vehicle and teaches to use a structured diagnostic process that starts with a customer-stated concern on a repair order and ends with repair verification. DATO scenarios are loaded with videos and Flash animations that simulate a real shop environment ("All Tech Automotive") and make learning fun; an audio track includes real automotive sound effects for symptoms and diagnosis. DATO challenges students to solve real problems on real vehicles from Ford, Chevrolet, Chrysler, Toyota, Honda and Hyundai. DATO supports NATEF's new online standard by providing a meaningful homework solution that reinforces classroom learning. In keeping with NATEF requirements, DATO’s LMS capabilities track, record and report each learner's progress. DATO Diagnostic Scenarios System Requirements Intel® Pentium® II 450MHz or faster processor (or equivalent) 128MB of RAM Microsoft® Windows Vista®, Microsoft Windows XP, Mac OSX 10.5, 10.6 Graphics adapter with Minimum 1024 x 768 display resolution, 32 bit depth Minimum Display Resolution 1024 x 768 Broadband Internet Connection Internet Explorer 6.x, 7.x, or Firefox 2.x, Firefox 3.x, Safari 3.x, 4.x, 5.x Popup blocking software disabled Flash Player 10.x Recommended: Local or Network Printer

List Price = $45.00  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $33.75

DATO: Diagnostic Scenarios for Manual Transmissions - Cengage Learning Hosted Instant Access Code  (ISBN-10: 1111316996 | ISBN-13: 9781111316990)

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MindTap® Automotive, 4 terms (24 months) Instant Access for Ronan's Today's Technician: Manual Transmissions and Transaxles Classroom Manual and Shop Manual  (ISBN-10: 1305274938 | ISBN-13: 9781305274938)

MindTap is a personalized teaching experience with relevant assignments that guide students to analyze, apply, and improve thinking, allowing you to measure skills and outcomes with ease. Personalized teaching becomes yours through a Learning Path built with key student objectives and your syllabus in mind. Control what students see and when they see it. Relevant readings, multimedia, and activities are designed to take students up the levels of learning, from basic knowledge to analysis and application. Analytics and reports provide a snapshot of class progress, time in course, engagement and completion rates. MindTap for Manual Transmissions & Transaxles meets the needs of today’s automotive classroom, shop and student. Within the MindTap faculty and students will find editable and submittable job sheets, based on NATEF tasks. MindTap also offers students the ability to practice and build their diagnostic, critical thinking and troubleshooting skills in a safe environment, with the inclusion of Delmar Automotive Training Online: Diagnostic Scenarios (DATO). Additional engaging activities include videos, animations, matching exercises and assessments.

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LMS Integrated for MindTap® Automotive, 4 terms (24 months) Instant Access  (ISBN-10: 130527041X | ISBN-13: 9781305270411)

Cengage Learning provides Learning Management System (LMS) integration with our MindLinks service. This service is designed to deliver an optimal user experience through the learning management system (LMS) already used by your institution--facilitating learning retention and contributing to better learner outcomes. Our collaboration with LMS industry leaders helps drive advanced features like gradebook integration, while the fluid pedagogical design contributes to more teachable moments.

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Today's Technician: Advanced Engine Performance Classroom Manual and Shop Manaul  (ISBN-10: 1401877877 | ISBN-13: 9781401877873)

This brand new title in the Today's Technician Series covers the advanced topics of drivability, emissions testing, and engine diagnostics in depth. This new book features a thorough study of On-Board-Diagnostic generation II (OBD II) Continuous Monitors and Non-Continuous Monitors strategies, a chapter on Emission Control and Evaporative Systems, OBD II generic Diagnostic Trouble Codes identification and diagnosis, and Malfunction Indicator Light Strategies. Advanced use of On-Board Diagnostic Scanners and Digital Storage Oscilloscopes is also discussed.

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Student Supplements

Today's Technician: Manual Transmissions & Transaxles Classroom Manual  (ISBN-10: 1305261763 | ISBN-13: 9781305261761)

Succeed in the course, your future career, and 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, the Classroom Manual, covers every topic on the ASE A3 Manual Drive Train and Axles certification test, while Volume II, the Shop Manual, 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.

List Price = $154.95  | CengageBrain Price = $154.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $114.50

Today's Technician: Manual Transmissions & Transaxles Shop Manual  (ISBN-10: 1305261771 | ISBN-13: 9781305261778)

Succeed in the course, your future career, and 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, the Classroom Manual, covers every topic on the ASE A3 Manual Drive Train and Axles certification test, while Volume II, the Shop Manual, 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.

List Price = $154.95  | CengageBrain Price = $154.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $114.50

DATO: Diagnostic Scenarios for Manual Transmissions - Cengage Learning Hosted Printed Access Card  (ISBN-10: 1111034958 | ISBN-13: 9781111034955)

DELMAR AUTOMOTIVE TRAINING ONLINE – DIAGNOSTIC SCENARIOS (DATO) is your ticket to learn approved diagnostic and repair practices in 10 realistic scenarios. By challenging you with real-world repairs, you'll improve your critical thinking and problem-solving skills through this interactive program. Each scenario addresses a simulated problem on a specific vehicle and teaches you to use a structured diagnostic process that starts with a customer-stated concern on a repair order and ends with repair verification. DATO puts you in the role of a technician employed by "All Tech Automotive." It utilizes Flash animations, a wide variety of interactive features and live-action video to create a simulated but realistic modern repair facility. You'll use available tools and diagnostic equipment, animated instrument panels, and service information to diagnose and repair vehicles. This is same approach used by manufacturers to train their own technicians. To create successful learning experiences, scenarios are presented first in Learning Mode, which offers an array of help features, and then in Challenge Mode, which requires you to perform the repair successfully and fill out a Repair Order correctly. While both modes are timed, only assessment results from Challenge Mode are reported to your instructor. DATO Diagnostic Scenarios System Requirements:Intel® Pentium® II 450MHz or faster processor (or equivalent,128MB of RAM,Microsoft® Windows Vista®, Microsoft Windows XP, Mac OSX 10.5,10.6,Graphics adapter with Minimum 1024 x 768 display resolution, 32 bit depth Minimum Display Resolution 1024 x 768,Broadband Internet Connection,Internet Explorer 6.x, 7.x, or Firefox 2.x, Firefox 3.x, Safari 3.x,4.x,5.x,Popup blocking software disabled, Flash Player 10.x,Recommended: Local or Network Printer

List Price = $45.00  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $33.75

DATO: Diagnostic Scenarios for Manual Transmissions - Cengage Learning Hosted Instant Access Code  (ISBN-10: 1111316996 | ISBN-13: 9781111316990)

Delmar Automotive Training Online – Diagnostic Scenarios (DATO) is a media-rich learning experience that challenges you to master diagnostic and repair practices in 62 realistic scenarios spanning all automotive system areas. Each scenario addresses a simulated problem on a specific vehicle and teaches you to use a structured diagnostic process that starts with a customer-stated concern on a repair order and ends with repair verification. Combining sound instructional design with top-quality computer graphics, DATO helps you develop critical thinking skills that can then be applied to real-world customer concerns.

List Price = $44.00  | CengageBrain Price = $44.00  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $44.00

MindTap® Automotive, 4 terms (24 months) Instant Access for Ronan's Today's Technician: Manual Transmissions and Transaxles Classroom Manual and Shop Manual  (ISBN-10: 1305274938 | ISBN-13: 9781305274938)

MindTap™ Automotive for Ronan's Today's Technician: Manual Transmissions and Transaxles, Classroom Manual and Shop Manual, 6th Edition provides you with the tools you need to better manage your limited time -- you can complete assignments whenever and wherever you are ready to learn with course material specially customized for you by your instructor and streamlined in one proven, easy-to-use interface. MindTap Automotive includes classroom manual and shop manual readings enriched with videos, animations, assessments, and learning activities. The shop manual's NATEF-based job sheets are included as editable PDFs that you can complete online and submit to your teachers from within the MindTap environment. MindTap also offers you the ability to practice and build your diagnostic, critical thinking, and troubleshooting skills in a safe environment through diagnostic scenarios from Delmar Automotive Training Online (DATO). Through these resources and an array of tools and apps -- from note taking to flashcards -- you'll get a true understanding of course concepts, helping you to achieve better grades and setting the groundwork for your future courses and career. Access to this product is valid for 24 months of usage.

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LMS Integrated for MindTap® Automotive, 4 terms (24 months) Instant Access  (ISBN-10: 130527041X | ISBN-13: 9781305270411)

This access code will provide you with seamless access to your MindTap™ Automotive resources from within your campus Learning Management System. You will be prompted to enter this access code the first time that you click on a link in your course that includes Cengage content.

List Price = $115.00  | CengageBrain Price = $115.00  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $115.00

Today's Technician: Advanced Engine Performance Classroom Manual and Shop Manaul  (ISBN-10: 1401877877 | ISBN-13: 9781401877873)

This brand new title in the Today's Technician Series covers the advanced topics of drivability, emissions testing, and engine diagnostics in depth. This new book features a thorough study of On-Board-Diagnostic generation II (OBD II) Continuous Monitors and Non-Continuous Monitors strategies, a chapter on Emission Control and Evaporative Systems, OBD II generic Diagnostic Trouble Codes identification and diagnosis, and Malfunction Indicator Light Strategies. Advanced use of On-Board Diagnostic Scanners and Digital Storage Oscilloscopes is also discussed.

List Price = $214.95  | CengageBrain Price = $214.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $161.25

Meet the Author

Author Bio

Jack Erjavec

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.

Mike Ronan

Michael Ronan has taught Automotive Drive Train in the Alfred State College Automotive Department for thirty years. He arrived at the College after an early career as a Rolls Royce technician and then a transmission shop owner. He is a 28-year member of the Automatic Transmission Rebuilders Association and has been a testing proctor for that organization during that entire period. Ronan holds a bachelor's degree from SUNY Fredonia and has attended hundreds of hours of manufacturer and industry training. He has served the National Automotive Technicians Education Foundation (NATEF) for twelve years as a subject matter expert in the development of both the A2 Automatic Transmissions/Transaxles and the A3 Manual Drive Train &Axles certification tests. Ronan has served as an automotive textbook and online resource reviewer on many projects.He continues to work as a drive train specialist in summer months.