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Automotive Drivetrain and Manual Transmissions
CDX Master Automotive Technician Series

Author(s): Keith Santini
Kirk VanGelder
  • ISBN-13: 9781284145267
  • Paperback    558 pages      © 2019
Price: $89.95 US List
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Automotive Drivetrain and Manual Transmissions, published as part of the CDX Master Automotive Technician Series, equips students for diagnosing, servicing, and repairing modern drivetrain systems and components. Utilizing a “strategy-based diagnostics” approach, this text helps students master the process of technical troubleshooting to successfully resolve the problem on the first attempt.

•    Outcome focused with clear objectives, assessments, and seamless integration with tasksheets
•    Covers every component of the driveline system—including driveshafts, axles, differentials, clutches, transfer cases, and transmissions—in logical, understandable modules
•    Offers in-depth, detailed instructions on driveline and differential repairs, transaxle repairs, and manual transmission repairs
•    Addresses the latest technology, including new torque vectoring systems and electronic torque management
•    Provides complete coverage of traction control systems and 4WD theory, operation, maintenance, and repair
•    Outlines steps for Noise, Vibration, & Harshness  testing and diagnosis
•    Offers instructors an intuitive, methodical course structure with helpful support tools

Pairing essential theory with practical advice, Automotive Drivetrain and Manual Transmissions prepares students for ASE certification and success working in the drivetrain portion of the automotive industry.

Chapter  1  Strategy-Based Diagnostics
Chapter  2  Vehicle, Customer, and Service Information
Chapter  3  Manual Transmission and Driveline Fundamentals
Chapter  4  Bearings, Seals, Gaskets and Lubricants
Chapter  5  Drive shafts and Half-shafts
Chapter  6  Clutch Theory and Operation
Chapter  7  Clutch System Service
Chapter  8  Axles and Open Differentials
Chapter  9  Mechanical Limited Slip Differentials
Chapter  10  Driveline Sensors and Testing
Chapter  11  Electronic Limited Slip Systems
Chapter  12  Manual Transmission Theory and Operation
Chapter  13  Manual Transmission Repair
Chapter  14  Manual Transaxle Repair
Chapter  15  Dual Clutch Transmissions
Chapter  16  4wd Theory and Operation
Chapter  17  Transfer Cases
Chapter  18  4wd Maintenance and Repair

Keith Santini

Keith Santini is Automotive Coordinator for the MAST-certified program at Addison Trail High School, Illinois, as well as an ASE Advanced Level Specialist. He has taught automotive technology at the high school and college level for the last 18 years and has worked in the automotive industry for the last 25 years. He has also worked in independent repair facilities and as a consultant helping shop technicians with diagnostic problems.

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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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