Diagnostics: Test don’t guess.
Learn all the skills you need to pass Level 3 and 4 Vehicle Diagnostics courses from IMI, City & Guilds, and BTEC, as well as ASE, AUR, and other higher-level qualifications.
Along with 25 new real-life case studies, this fifth edition of Advanced Automotive Fault Diagnosis includes new content on diagnostic tools and equipment: VCDS, decade boxes, scanners, pass through, sensor simulators, break out boxes, multimeter updates for HV use, and more . It explains the fundamentals of vehicle systems and components, and it examines diagnostic principles and the latest techniques employed in effective vehicle maintenance and repair. Diagnostics, or faultfinding, is an essential part of an automotive technician's work, and as automotive systems become increasingly complex there is a greater need for good diagnostic skills.
Ideal for students, included throughout the text are useful definitions, key facts, and ‘safety first’ notes. This text will also assist experienced technicians to further improve their performance and keep up with recent industry developments.
Table of Contents
1. Introduction 2. Diagnostic technique 3. Tools and equipment 4. Sensors, actuators and oscilloscope diagnostics 5. On-board diagnostics 6. Engine systems 7. Chassis systems 8. Electrical systems 9. Transmission systems 10. Case studies
Tom Denton has been researching and writing best-selling automotive textbooks for more than 25 years. His published work is endorsed by all leading professional organisations and used by automotive students and technicians across the world. His postgraduate education in all aspects of technology and education combined with many years of practical industry experience have given him a broad base from which to approach and teach this interesting, yet challenging, subject.
As a Fellow of the Institute of the Motor Industry and a Member of the Institute of Road Transport Engineers and the Society of Automotive Engineers, he keeps in contact with the latest technologies and innovations across all aspects of this fascinating industry. As well as publishing more than 20 textbooks, Tom has created amazing support materials and eLearning courses. Learn more about Tom's textbooks and his online Automotive Technology Academy at: www.automotive-technology.org.