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Modern Diesel Technology: Brakes, Suspension & Steering, 1st Edition

  • Sean Bennett
  • ISBN-10: 1418013722  |  ISBN-13: 9781418013721
  • 448 Pages
  • © 2007 | Published
  • College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $146.25
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Beginning with entry-level explanations of the critical systems and advancing to the standard required of ASE L4 and L5 certification testing, this stand-alone book is a first-rate primer in the study of highway truck and trailer brake, suspension, and steering systems. Modular in format, the book's chapters cover basic principles directed to specific, performance-based learning outcomes. Step-by-step photo sequences for many critical shop-based tasks and an emphasis on troubleshooting help learners make the connection between conceptual and hands-on learning.

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Features and Benefits

  • An excellent preparation guide for certification testing that covers the ASE T4 (Truck brakes) and T5 (Truck suspension and steering) task learning objectives
  • Features comprehensive coverage of the components, systems, and testing procedures required to effectively work on truck brakes, suspension, front-end, and steering systems
  • Personal and shop safety practices are integrated throughout, and compliance and inspection issues are addressed in those chapters dealing with critical safety systems including brakes, wheel-end, tires, and suspensions
  • Provides an assortment of test questions that are both conceptual and ASE task-oriented
  • A comprehensive glossary helps readers navigate the book without stumbling over key words and definitions
  • To help put classroom theory into shop practice, each MDT Series title will be offered with a companion Job Sheets manual. The Job Sheets have been thoughtfully designed by experienced instructors to assist users in gaining job preparedness skills and mastering specific technical competencies required for success as a professional diesel technician. While designed to support the MDT Series, the manuals are also useful on their own, or with any comprehensive or area-specific diesel technology text. The manuals reference the NATEF Task List and consist of a set of Job Sheets for each of the following areas: Electrical/Electronic Systems; Heating Ventilation & Air Conditioning; Brakes; Suspension and Steering; HydraulicsDiesel Engines; Drive Train; Preventative Maintenance Inspection

Table of Contents

Chapter 1 Introduction and Safety
Chapter 2 Fundamentals
Chapter 3 Air brake circuit components
Chapter 4 Hydraulic and air-over-hydraulic brake systems
Chapter 5 ABS systems
Chapter 6 Air brake servicing
Chapter 7 Steering systems
Chapter 8 Suspension systems
Chapter 9 Wheels and tires
Chapter 10 Truck and trailer frames.
Chapter 11 Fifth wheels and coupling systems

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ISBN-10: 1111120005 | ISBN-13: 9781111120009

List Price = $576.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $427.00

This Bundle Includes:

  • MDT: Heavy Equipment Systems
    List Price = $208.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $156.75
  • Modern Diesel Technology: Electronic Diesel Engine Diagnosis
    List Price = $194.95  | CengageBrain Price = $194.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $146.25
  • Modern Diesel Technology: Brakes, Suspension & Steering
    List Price = $194.95  | CengageBrain Price = $194.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $146.25


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Instructor's CD-ROM  (ISBN-10: 1418013730 | ISBN-13: 9781418013738)

Meet the Author

Author Bio

Sean Bennett

Sean Bennett is a former program coordinator for the Truck and Diesel Department at Centennial College, as well as a former corporate trainer for Mack Trucks. During a 20-year tenure at the college he authored new curricula, helped overhaul existing course offerings, and chaired a wide range of curriculum development committees for the Province of Ontario. Bennett has written more than 30 books dealing with diesel, truck, heavy equipment, and automotive technology and currently devotes his career to technical writing and speaking engagements. He is an active member of the American Trucking Association’s Technology and Maintenance Council, the Association of Diesel Specialists, the Society of Automotive Engineers, and the North American Council of Automotive Teachers. He is widely regarded as the foremost author in medium/heavy duty truck technology.