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
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.