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Table of Contents

1. Service Information, Tools and Safety

2. Environmental and Hazardous Materials

3. Gasoline Engine Operation, Parts, and Specifications

4. Diesel Engine Operation and Diagnosis

5. Gasoline

6. Alternative Fuels

7. Diesel and Biodiesel Fuels

8. Cooling System Operation and Diagnosis

9. Lubrication System Operation and Diagnosis

10. Intake and Exhaust Systems

11. Variable Valve Timing Systems

12. Turbocharging and Supercharging

13. Engine Condition Diagnosis

14. In-Vehicle Engine Service

15. Advanced Starting and Charging Systems Diagnosis

16. Ignition System Components and Operation

17. Ignition System Diagnosis and Service

18. Computer and Network Fundamentals

19. Onboard Diagnosis

20. Temperature Sensors

21. Throttle Position (TP) Sensors

22. MAP/BARO Sensors

23. Mass Air Flow Sensors

24. Oxygen Sensors

25. Wide-Band Oxygen Sensors

26. Fuel Pumps, Lines, and Filters

27. Fuel-Injection Components and Operation

28. Gasoline Direct-Injection Systems

29. Electronic Throttle Control System

30. Fuel-Injection System Diagnosis and Service

31. Vehicle Emission Standards and Testing

32. Emission Control Devices Operation and Diagnosis

33. Scan Tools and Engine Performance Diagnosis

About the Author

Jim Halderman brings a world of experience, knowledge, and talent to his work. His automotive service experience includes working as a flat-rate technician, a business owner, and a professor of automotive technology at a leading U.S. community college for more than 20 years.

He has a Bachelor of Science Degree from Ohio Northern University and a Masters Degree in Education from Miami University in Oxford, Ohio. Jim holds a U.S. Patent for an electronic transmission control device. He is an ASE certified Master Automotive Technician and is Advanced Engine Performance (L1) ASE certified.

Jim is the author of many automotive textbooks all published by Pearson Education. He has presented numerous technical seminars to national audiences including the California Automotive Teachers (CAT), the Illinois College Automotive Instructor Association (ICAIA), as well as a member and presenter at the North American Council of Automotive Teachers (NACAT).

Jim was also named Regional Teacher of the Year by General Motors Corporation and outstanding alumni of Ohio Northern University. He and his wife, Michelle, live in Dayton, Ohio. They have two children.

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