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NATEF Standards Job Sheets Area A4, 3rd Edition

  • Jack Erjavec Columbus State Community College (Emeritus)
  • ISBN-10: 1435483197  |  ISBN-13: 9781435483194
  • 240 Pages
  • Previous Editions: 2006
  • © 2010 | Published
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All eight of the NATEF Job Sheets manuals have been thoughtfully designed to assist users gain valuable job preparedness skills and master specific diagnostic and repair procedures required for success as a professional automotive technician. Ideal for use either as a stand-alone item or with any comprehensive or topic-specific automotive text, the entire series is aligned with the 2008 NATEF tasks and consists of individual books for each of the following areas: Engine Repair, Automatic Transmissions/Transaxles, Manual Drive Trains and Axles, Suspension and Steering, Brakes, Electricity/Electronics, Heating and Air Conditioning, and Engine Performance. Central to each manual are well-designed and easy-to-read job sheets, each of which contains specific performance-based objectives, lists of required tools and materials, safety precautions, plus step-by-step procedures to lead users to completion of shop activities. Also, each job sheet references all applicable NATEF Standards. As they work through each task, users are encouraged to conduct tests, record measurements, make observations, and employ critical-thinking skills in order to draw conclusions. Space is included for users to make notes concerning problems encountered while working, and for instructors to add comments and/or grades.

Features and Benefits

  • manuals are not keyed to a specific text, making it easy to use one or more of them in any automotive education or training program in which NATEF coverage is desired
  • Job Sheets are correlated to all relevant NATEF tasks to help track students’ results with each shop activity
  • completed Job Sheets may be kept as records, providing tangible evidence that instructors are addressing all NATEF tasks while paving the way for program certification
  • all Job Sheets are perforated and begin on right-hand pages, enabling users to hand them in as homework or add them to portfolios

Table of Contents

Basic Suspension and Steering System Theory.
Hazardous Materials and Wastes.
Suspension and Steering Systems Tools and Equipment.
Job Sheet 1. Filling Out a Work Order.
Job Sheet 2. Identifying Problems and Concerns.
Job Sheet 3. Gathering Vehicle Information.
Job Sheet 4. Working Safely Around Air Bags.
Job Sheet 5. Checking the Steering Column.
Job Sheet 6. Diagnosing a Power Recirculating Ball Steering Gear.
Job Sheet 7. Diagnosing a Power Rack and Pinion Steering Gear.
Job Sheet 8. Inspect, Remove, and Replace Steering Column.
Job Sheet 9. Adjusting a Recirculating Ball Steering Gear.
Job Sheet 10. Servicing a Rack and Pinion Steering Gear.
Job Sheet 11. Inspect a Rack and Pinion Steering Gear.
Job Sheet 12. Servicing Inner Tie-Rod Ends on a Rack and Pinion Steering Gear.
Job Sheet 13. Inspect the Power Steering Fluid.
Job Sheet 14. Flush a Power Steering System.
Job Sheet 15. Diagnose Power Steering Leakage Problems.
Job Sheet 16. Power Steering Pump Belt and Pulley Service.
Job Sheet 17. Inspect and Replace Power Steering Hoses, Lines, and Pumps.
Job Sheet 18. Diagnose, Remove, and Replace Steering Linkage Components.
Job Sheet 19. Remove and Replace an Outer Tie-Rod End on a Parallelogram Steering Linkage.
Job Sheet 20. Diagnosis of Electronically Controlled Power Steering.
Job Sheet 21. Diagnosing an Electric Power Steering System.
Job Sheet 22. Hybrid Vehicle Power Steering Systems.
Job Sheet 23. Diagnosing SLA Front Suspensions.
Job Sheet 24. Diagnosing Strut-Type Front Suspensions.
Job Sheet 25. Servicing Coil Springs and Control Arm Bushings.
Job Sheet 26. Servicing Rear Coil Springs and Control Arm Bushings.

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.