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Fundamentals of Automotive Technology Tasksheet Manual
2017 NATEF Edition

Author(s): Kirk VanGelder
  • ISBN-13: 9781284119527
  • Paperback    722 pages      © 2018
Price: $72.95 US List
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The Fundamentals of Automotive Technology Tasksheet Manual, 2017 NATEF Edition is designed to guide students through the tasks necessary to meet National Automotive Technicians Education Foundation (NATEF) requirements. Based on the new 2017 NATEF Automobile Accreditation Task Lists, this updated edition provides tasks that meet all levels of accreditation requirements (Maintenance & Light Repair (MLR), Auto Service Technology (AST), and Master Auto Service Technology (MAST)). This manual will assist students in demonstrating hands-on performance and proficiency in fundamentals, diagnosis, service, and repair of cars and light trucks. It can also serve as a personal portfolio of documented experience for prospective employment.

Fundamentals of Automotive Technology Tasksheet Manual, 2017 NATEF Edition Includes:

  • List of required and recommended materials and equipment for each task
  • Critical safety issues relevant to the task
  • Student Notes boxes offering vital information the student needs to consider while performing the task
  • Time Card feature to allow students to track the time they spend on each task
  • Performance rating and instructor sign-off for each task
  • A correlation guide cross-referencing the tasks with their NATEF task numbers
Section  1  General Safety
Chapter  1  General Safety
Chapter  2  Personal Safety
Chapter  3  Tool Safety
Chapter  4  Vehicle Protection and Jack and Lift Safety
Chapter  5  Vehicle, Customer, and Service Information
Chapter  6  SRS and ABS Safety
Section  2  Engine Repair
Chapter  7  Vehicle, Customer, and Service Information
Chapter  8  Fastener Repair
Chapter  9  Engine Mechanical Testing
Chapter  10  Engine Removal
Chapter  11  Cylinder Head Removal, Inspection, and Installation
Chapter  12  Cylinder Head Disassembly, Inspection, and Repair
Chapter  13  Block Disassembly, Inspection, and Repair
Chapter  14  Crankshaft and Oil Pump Service
Chapter  15  Assemble Engine Block
Chapter  16  Miscellaneous In-Vehicle Engine Tasks
Chapter  17  Lubrication Systems Service
Chapter  18  Cooling System Service
Section  3  Automatic Transmissions and Transaxle
Chapter  19  Vehicle, Customer, and Service Information
Chapter  20  Inspection and Testing
Chapter  21  Diagnosis
Chapter  22  Maintenance and Repair
Chapter  23  Transmission Disassembly and Inspection
Chapter  24  Transmission Removal and Replacement
Chapter  25  Assemble Transmission
Section  4  Manual Drive Train and Axles
Chapter  26  Vehicle, Customer, and Service Information
Chapter  27  Transmission/Transaxle Maintenance
Chapter  28  Clutch Maintenance
Chapter  29  Clutch Diagnosis and Repair
Chapter  30  Transmission/Transaxle Diagnosis
Chapter  31  Transmission/Transaxle Repair
Chapter  32  Drive Shaft, Half Shaft, Universal, and Constant-Velocity Joint Diagnosis and Repair
Chapter  33  Drive Axle Diagnosis and Repair
Chapter  34  Limited Slip Differential
Chapter  35  Drive Axle Shaft
Chapter  36  Four-Wheel Drive/All-Wheel Drive Component Diagnosis and Repair
Section  5  Suspension and Steering Systems
Chapter  37  Vehicle, Customer, and Service Information
Chapter  38  Wheel and Tire Maintenance
Chapter  39  Wheel and Tire Diagnosis
Chapter  40  Power Steering Pump Maintenance and Service
Chapter  41  Steering Gear Service
Chapter  42  Steering Linkage Service
Chapter  43  Steering Gear Diagnosis
Chapter  44  Steering Column Service
Chapter  45  Front Suspension Service-Long and Short Arm
Chapter  46  Front Suspension Service-Strut and Torsion Bar
Chapter  47  Front Suspension Diagnosis
Chapter  48  Rear Suspension Service
Chapter  49  Electronically Controlled Steering and Suspension Service
Chapter  50  Wheel Alignment Diagnosis, Adjustment, and Repair
Section  6  Brakes
Chapter  51  Vehicle, Customer, and Service Information
Chapter  52  Fluid Testing and Maintenance
Chapter  53  Master Cylinder Testing and Service
Chapter  54  Brake Lines and Hoses Inspection and Repair
Chapter  55  Disc Brake Inspection, Maintenance, and Service
Chapter  56  Rotor Inspection and Service
Chapter  57  Drum Brake Inspection, Maintenance, and Service
Chapter  58  Parking Brake Inspection and Service
Chapter  59  Power Booster Inspection
Chapter  60  Hydraulic System Diagnosis and Service
Chapter  61  Wheel Bearing Inspection, Maintenance, and Service
Chapter  62  Brake Warning Light and Stop Light Inspection and Service
Chapter  63  Electronic Brake Control Systems
Chapter  64  Electronic Brake Control Hydraulic Service
Chapter  65  Electronic Brake Control Diagnosis
Section  7  Electrical/Electronic Systems
Chapter  66  Vehicle, Customer, and Service Information
Chapter  67  Battery Diagnosis and Service
Chapter  68  Starting System Diagnosis and Repair
Chapter  69  Charging System Diagnosis and Repair
Chapter  70  Lighting System Diagnosis and Repair
Chapter  71  Fundamentals
Chapter  72  Wire Repair
Chapter  73  Horn and Wiper/Washer Diagnosis and Repair
Chapter  74  Gauges, Warning Devices, and Driver Information Systems Diagnosis and Repair
Chapter  75  Accessories Diagnosis and Repair
Chapter  76  Accessories Diagnosis and Repair (Entertainment, etc.)
Chapter  77  Accessories Diagnosis and Repair (Networks, etc.)
Chapter  78  Hybrid Electrical Safety
Section  8  HVAC
Chapter  79  Vehicle, Customer, and Service Information
Chapter  80  Preliminary Testing
Chapter  81  Refrigerant Recovery, Recycling, and Handling
Chapter  82  Refrigeration System Component Diagnosis and Repair
Chapter  83  Heating, Ventilation, and Engine Cooling Systems Diagnosis and Repair
Chapter  84  Operating Systems and Related Controls Diagnosis and Repair
Section  9  Engine Performance
Chapter  85  Vehicle, Customer, and Service Information
Chapter  86  Mechanical Engine Testing
Chapter  87  Camshaft Timing
Chapter  88  Engine Operating Temperature
Chapter  89  Ignition System
Chapter  90  Fuel and Induction System Testing
Chapter  91  Exhaust Analysis
Chapter  92  Exhaust System Testing
Chapter  93  Powertrain Control System Testing
Chapter  94  PCV System Testing
Chapter  95  EGR System Testing
Chapter  96  Evaporative Emissions System Testing
Chapter  97  Secondary Air Injection System Testing
Chapter  98  General Driveability and Emission Diagnosis
Appendix  A  CDX/NATEF Correlation Guide

Kirk VanGelder

Kirk T. VanGelder is a Certified Automotive Technology Instructor at Cascadia Technical Academy, in Vancouver, Washington. With over 30 years of teaching experience at the high school and college level, Kirk encourages students to think critically, learn how to ask questions of themselves, and then search out the answers. In addition to Fundamentals of Automotive Technology: Principles and Practice, he is the author of Fundamentals of Maintenance and Light Repair. He is passionate about helping students understand the science behind automotive technology so that they can continuously embrace emerging systems and technologies in the quickly changing automotive industry.

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