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PART 1 Introduction to motor vehicles 1 Motor vehicle components 2 Workshop safety 3 Workshop practices4 Tools and their uses5 Measuring and checking 6 Friction and bearings 7 Seals, gaskets and sealants8 Fuels, fluids and lubricants9 Service and maintenancePART 2 Running gear10 Tyres, wheels and balance11 Brakes12 Suspension systems13 Steering systems14 Wheel alignmentPART 3 Engines and engine systems15 Engine fundamentals16 Engine construction17 General engine service18 Cylinder head repair and overhaul procedures19 Cylinder-block repair and overhaul20 Cooling systems and servicing21 Engine-lubricating systems22 Intake, forced induction and exhaust systems and servicingPART 4 Transmissions and drives23 Clutches and service24 Manual transmissions, transaxles, four-wheel and all-wheel drive service25 Drive lines and shafts26 Rear axle and final drive service27 Automatic transmissions: torque converters28 Automatic transmissions: mechanical29 Automatic transmissions: hydraulics and controls30 Automatic transmission servicePART 5 Petrol fuel and engine management31 EFI and petrol fuel systems32 Ignition systems33 Emission controls34 Diagnosis: petrol engines and other vehicle systemsPART 6 Diesel engines35 Diesel engines: features36 Diesel fuel systems37 Diesel fuel system servicePART 7 Electrical basics38 Basic electrics39 Effects and applications of electric currents40 Basic electronics and mechatronics41 The batteryPART 8 Electrical systems42 Starting systems43 Charging systems and service44 Body electrical systems and service45 Instruments and warning systems46 Vehicle computer systemsPART 9 Alternative drive systems47 Hybrid, all-electric and fuel-cell vehiclesPART 10 Safety, security and convenience48 Braking: ABS, traction control and vehicle stability49 Air conditioning

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Ed May is retired and living in Qld. He is a proven successful author for McGraw-Hill, having authored the previous six editions of Automotive Mechanics. Les Simpson, Dip Teaching, MIAME, Sydney Institute of TAFE Les has more than 30 years' teaching experience and currently teaches at the Sydney Institute of TAFE. He holds a Diploma in Teaching (Technical), a certificate IV in Automotive Technology and is a member of the Institute of Automotive Mechanical Engineers. During his career, he has taught trade and farm mechanics in a small country college, plant and heavy equipment in a regional college, and light vehicle mechanics at metropolitan colleges. Les has also worked overseas for TAFE NSW assisting the governments of Malaysia and the People's Republic of China to deliver vocational education and training (VET) programs. Prior to joining TAFE NSW Les served as a member of the Australian Army. During his army career, Les completed his apprenticeship and gained experience working on a variety of vehicles and equipment. Les is a keen supporter of WorldSkills Australia as a national judge and Sydney regional organiser.

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