How to Diagnose and Repair Automotive Electrical Systems

Author: Tracy Martin

Publisher: Motorbooks

ISBN: 9780760320990

Category: Transportation

Page: 160

View: 376

Tracy Martin, an ASE (Automotive Service Excellence) Certified Master Technician, explains the principles behind automotive electrical systems and how they work. This book details the various tools, such as multimeters and test lights, that can be used to evaluate and troubleshoot any vehicle's electrical system. Several hands-on projects take readers on a guided tour of their vehicle's electrical system and demonstrate how to fix specific problems.

Motorcycle Electrical Systems

Troubleshooting and Repair

Author: Tracy Martin

Publisher: Motorbooks

ISBN: 9780760327166

Category: Transportation

Page: 160

View: 8295

A motorcycle’s electrical system can be daunting to even the most adept home mechanic. And yet, the more complex these systems become—and the more important to a motorcycle’s function—the more useful, even critical, it will be to know something about them. That’s where this book comes in with a user-friendly guide to understanding, diagnosing, and fixing the electrical systems and components that make a bike run . . . or falter. Veteran technician Tracy Martin explains the principles behind motorcycle electrical systems and how they work. He details the various tools, such as multimeters and test lights, that can be used to evaluate and troubleshoot any vehicle's electrical problem. And in several hands-on projects, he takes readers on a guided tour of their vehicle’s electrical system, along the way giving clear, step-by-step instructions for diagnosing specific problems.

Automotive Wiring and Electrical Systems Vol. 2

Projects

Author: Tony Candela

Publisher: CarTech Inc

ISBN: 1613252293

Category: Transportation

Page: 144

View: 7884

Countless collector car owners are skilled at performing mechanical work, but for many of them, electrical work seems like a black art, too complicated and too confusing. However, electrical upgrades are absolutely essential for a high-performance classic car or a modified car to perform at its best. With a firm understanding of the fundamentals, you can take this comprehensive guide and complete a wide range of electrical projects that enhance the performance and functionality of a vehicle. In this revised edition (formerly titled Automotive Electrical Performance Projects) brilliant color photos and explanatory step-by-step captions detail the installation of the most popular, functional, and beneficial upgrades for enthusiasts of varying skill levels. Just a few of the projects included are: maximizing performance of electric fans; installing electronic gauges; upgrading charging systems; and installing a complete aftermarket wiring harness, which is no small task. Each facet is covered in amazing detail. Veteran author Tony Candela, who wrote CarTech's previous best-selling title Automotive Wiring and Electrical Systems, moves beyond the theoretical and into real-world applications with this exciting and detailed follow-up. This Volume 2 is essential for any enthusiast looking to upgrade his or her classic vehicle to modern standards, and for putting all the knowledge learned in Automotive Wiring and Electrical Systems into practice.

Automotive Wiring

Author: Dennis W. Parks, John Kimbrough

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 1610597966

Category:

Page: N.A

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Diagnosis and Troubleshooting of Automotive Electrical, Electronic, and Computer Systems

Author: James D. Halderman

Publisher: Pearson College Division

ISBN: 9780132551557

Category: Transportation

Page: 690

View: 3482

Diagnosis and Troubleshooting of Automotive Electrical, Electronic, and Computer Systems, Sixth Edition, covers both automotive electrical and engine performance topics all in one book. NATEF-correlated, the text presents the principles and practices of diagnosis and troubleshooting of automotive electrical, electronic, and computer systems in a clear, concise format and at a level of detail that far exceeds most similar texts.

Automotive Electrical Handbook

Author: Jim Horner

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9780895862389

Category: Transportation

Page: 159

View: 7922

How to wire a car from scratch.

How To Use Automotive Diagnostic Scanners

Author: Tracy Martin

Publisher: Motorbooks

ISBN: 1627886486

Category: Transportation

Page: 200

View: 4704

Scan your own codes to save money, fix problems, or get the best performance out of your ride! Scanning the code to determine why your "check engine" light has come on is frequently more costly than the repair itself! Scanning automotive systems at home can save you money and only requires the ability to plug a phone or tablet into an easily accessible port on the car. With the right dock, it is possible to perform diagnostic checks in your very own garage. From handheld, dedicated units to software that turns PCs and portable devices into powerful diagnostic scanners, today's auto enthusiasts can access and analyze their vehicle's on-board diagnostic systems. This is great news, and not just for repairs. With the right information, these scanners can be used as low-budget data acquistion systems and dynamometers to maximize your vehicle's performance. How to Use Automotive Diagnostic Scanners teaches you how to choose the right scanner for your application and how to use it, with a comprehensive list of what each code means. Photos and diagrams help you understand OBD-I and OBD-II systems (including CAN) and the scanners that read the information they record. From catalytic converters and O2 sensors to emissions and automotive detective work, this is the complete reference for keeping your vehicle EPA-compliant and on the road!

How to Troubleshoot, Repair, and Modify Motorcycle Electrical Systems

Author: Tracy Martin

Publisher: Motorbooks

ISBN: 0760345368

Category: Transportation

Page: 208

View: 7906

Your one-stop manual for every aspect of DIY motorcycle electrical repair and modification. The electrical components on a motorcycle are on display for all the world to see. Out in the open, they are constantly subjected to destructive elements like rain

Automotive Electrical Troubleshooting Handbook

Author: Ben Watson

Publisher: Backyardwrench

ISBN: 9780615396507

Category: Transportation

Page: 84

View: 4505

The Automotive Electrical Troubleshooting Handbook takes a simple and straightforward approach in how to use the most basic test instruments such as voltmeter's, ohm meters, and ammeter's to troubleshoot automotive electrical systems. Sections of the book also deal with electronics in the simple ways to diagnose sensors and actuators. Whether you are a professional technician with dozens of years of experience or a basic "backyard wrench" this book can help you with simple ways of troubleshooting the complex.

Automobile Electrical and Electronic Systems

Author: Tom Denton

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136073817

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 928

View: 4715

This textbook will help you learn all the skills you need to pass Level 3 vehicle electrical and electronic systems courses or related modules from City and Guilds, IMI and BTEC, and is also ideal for higher level ASE, AUR and other qualifications. As electrical and electronic systems become increasingly more complex and fundamental to the workings of modern vehicles, understanding these systems is essential for automotive technicians. For students new to the subject, this book will help to develop this knowledge, but will also assist experienced mechanics in keeping up with recent technological advances. This new edition includes information on developments in hybrid car technology, GPS, multiplexing, and electronic stability/vehicle dynamics control. In full colour and covering the latest course specifications, this is the guide that no student enrolled on an automotive maintenance and repair course should be without. Also by Tom Denton: Automobile Mechanical and Electrical Systems ISBN: 978-0-08-096945-9 Advanced Automotive Fault Diagnosis, Third Edition ISBN: 978-0-08-096955-8

Understanding Automotive Electronics

An Engineering Perspective

Author: William Ribbens

Publisher: Butterworth-Heinemann

ISBN: 012810435X

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 710

View: 2672

Understanding Automotive Electronics: An Engineering Perspective, Eighth Edition, is written with an engineering perspective that includes mathematical models, providing a qualitative explanation of each subject that requires no mathematical background. Thoroughly updated throughout, this new edition moves away from introductory mechanic-level electronics to cover hot topics such as automotive camera systems and typical electronic camera systems, hybrid control, AUTOSAR (AUTomotive Open System ARchitecture) and vehicle networks. Comprehensive coverage of automotive electronics and control, including the latest technology in telematics, active safety, entertainment, and communications are also included. This book is the first port of call for control engineers, system engineers, and electronic engineers in automotive who need a thorough grounding in automotive electronics and control. From simple automotive electronic circuits, to the latest developments in telematics, active safety, entertainment, and communications, the book is also an ideal resource for more senior automotive engineers without a background in electronics or control who to work in the area or supervise specialists. Presents the full range of electrical/electronic theory that is applicable to modern automotive technology at a level progressing from basic theory and science, to detailed application to all major automotive systems and components Features circuit diagrams that are representative of actual circuits used to perform relevant functions in automotive electronic systems Discusses how the AUTOSAR middleware platform integrates with the low level electronics of automotive systems Provides a thorough understanding of automotive electronic technology at a level that is helpful to students, technicians, and industry engineers

Automotive Electrical Manual

Author: John Haynes

Publisher: Haynes Manuals N. America, Incorporated

ISBN: 9781850106548

Category: Transportation

Page: 242

View: 3079

Your complete guide to electrical system troubleshooting, repair, maintenance and rewiring. Clear step-by-step instructions and hundreds of photos show you how to do a professional job yourself.

Advanced Automotive Fault Diagnosis

Author: Tom Denton

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136074139

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 444

View: 7542

This textbook will help you learn all the skills you need to pass Level 3 and 4 Vehicle Maintenance and Repair courses from City and Guilds, IMI and BTEC, and is also ideal for higher level ASE, AUR and other qualifications. Advanced Automotive Fault Diagnosis covers the fundamentals of vehicle systems and components and explains the latest diagnostic techniques employed in effective vehicle maintenance and repair. Diagnostics, or fault finding, is an essential part of an automotive technician’s work, and as automotive systems become increasingly complex there is a greater need for good diagnostics skills. For students new to the subject, this book will help to develop these skills, but will also assist experienced technicians in further improving their performance and keeping up with recent industry developments. In full colour and including examples of the latest technology, this is the guide that no student enrolled on an automotive maintenance and repair course should be without. Also by Tom Denton: Automobile Mechanical and Electrical Systems Tom Denton ISBN: 978-0-08-096945-9 Automobile Electrical and Electronic Systems, Fourth Edition Tom Denton ISBN: 978-0-08-096942-8

The Hack Mechanic Guide to European Automotive Electrical Systems

Author: Rob Siegel

Publisher: Bentley Publishers

ISBN: 9780837617510

Category: Transportation

Page: 420

View: 4012

Electrical issues in European cars can be intimidating. The Hack Mechanic Guide to European Automotive Electrical Systems shows you how to think about electricity in your car and then take on real-world electrical problems. The principles discussed can be applied to most conventional internal-combustion-engined vehicles, with a focus on European cars spanning the past six decades.Drawing on The Hack Mechanic's wisdom and experience, the 38 chapters cover key electrical topics such as battery, starter, alternator, ignition, circuits, and relays. Through a practical and informal approach featuring hundreds of full-color illustrations, author Rob Siegel takes the fear-factor out of projects like making wire repairs, measuring voltage drops, or figuring out if you have a bad fuel pump relay. Essential tools such as multimeters (DVOM), oscillosopes, and scan tools are discussed, with special attention given to the automotive multimeter needed to troubleshoot many modern sensors. You'll get step-by-step troubleshooting procedures ranging from safely jump starting a battery to diagnosing parasitic current drain and vehicle energy diagnosis. And you'll find detailed testing procedures for most problematic electrical components on your European car such as oxygen sensors, crankshaft and camshaft sensors, wheel speed sensors, fuel pumps, solenoids, and actuators. Reading wiring diagrams and decoding the German DIN standard are also covered.Whether you are a DIY mechanic or a professional technician, The Hack Mechanic Guide to European Automotive Electrical Systems will increase your confidence in tackling automotive electrical problem-solving.This book applies to gasoline and diesel powered internal combustion engine vehicles. Not intended for hybrid or electric vehicles.

How To Weld

Author: N.A

Publisher: MotorBooks International

ISBN: 9781616730697

Category: Welding

Page: 207

View: 4337

Thoroughly describes the tools and metals commonly used, proper welding techniques, and types of joints.

Motor Vehicle Mechanic's Textbook

Author: F. K. Sully

Publisher: Elsevier

ISBN: 1483183149

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 320

View: 5394

Motor Vehicle Mechanic's Textbook, Fifth Edition is a textbook on the maintenance and repair of motor vehicles that balances theory and practice. Topics covered range from engine principles and components to maintenance of the lubrication, cooling, and fuel systems. Safety in the motor vehicle workshop is also considered. Comprised of 24 chapters, this book begins with an overview of calculations and scientific principles relevant to motor vehicle maintenance and repair, followed by a discussion on equipment necessary for satisfactory engineering drawing. The reader is then introduced to the structure of the motor vehicle; suspension; and the front-wheel assembly. Subsequent chapters focus on carburation; the compression-ignition engine; the electrical, ignition, and charging and starting systems; clutch and gearbox; automatic transmission; universal joints; final drive and differential; and rear-wheel assembly. This monograph is intended for mechanics and will also prove useful to those engaged in the maintenance, repair, and overhaul sections of the motor industry, as well as to motorists who wish to know more about their vehicles.