Truck and Trailer Systems

byMike Thomas

Hardcover | January 10, 2014

Truck and Trailer Systems by Mike Thomas
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The most complete visual guide to servicing medium- and heavy-duty truck systems

Written by an expert with decades of experience as an automotive and diesel technician and instructor, Truck and Trailer Systems offers comprehensive information on medium- and heavy-duty truck service. The book begins by discussing the trucking industry, professional certifications, safety, tools, and measuring equipment. Then, each system is thoroughly covered--from electrical and lighting to brakes and transmissions.

Factory procedures from the most common manufacturers for diagnosis and repair are presented along with annotated photos and diagrams. This practical, authoritative resource is essential for those starting out in the field as well as experienced professionals in need of a detailed, on-the-job reference.

Chapters include:

  • Objectives
  • Notes
  • Cautions
  • Service tips
  • Photos and diagrams
  • Chapter reviews

    Truck and Trailer Systems covers:

    • Industry safety
    • Basic electrical
    • Magnetism
    • Batteries
    • Starting system
    • Charging system
    • Lighting and wiring
    • Computer systems
    • Mobile heating, ventilation, and air-conditioning systems
    • Tires, wheels, and wheel end systems
    • Frames and suspensions
    • Steering systems
    • Trailers and fifth wheels
    • Hydraulic brake systems
    • Air brake foundation brakes
    • Air brake air systems
    • Antilock brake systems
    • Drive lines
    • Clutches
    • Drive axles
    • Single and twin countershaft manual transmissions
    • Automated manual transmissions
    • Automatic transmissions
    • Allison transmission overhaul
    • PMI
    • Auxiliary power units
Mike Thomas has more than 30 years' experience as an Auto/Diesel Technician. He is a Graduate of Denver Automotive and Diesel College and Joliet Junior College AAS Degree. Thomas is ASE Certified as a Master Automotive Technician, Master Medium/Heavy Duty Diesel Truck Technician, L1 Automobile Advanced Engine Performance, and L2 Adva...
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Title:Truck and Trailer SystemsFormat:HardcoverProduct dimensions:11.1 X 8.6 X 1.3 inShipping dimensions:11.1 X 8.6 X 1.3 inPublished:January 10, 2014Publisher:McGraw-Hill EducationLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0071809538

ISBN - 13:9780071809535

Appropriate for ages: All ages

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