AUTHORS: Hollembeak, Barry - ©2011
TODAY’S TECHNICIAN: ADVANCED AUTOMOTIVE ELECTRONIC SYSTEMS, is an extension of the popular Today’s Technician Series that covers all mechanical and electrical systems of automobiles and light trucks. This book is intended for those who have already been exposed to the basics of automotive electronic systems, and is divided into two volumes: a Classroom Manual and a Shop Manual. The Classroom Manual contains the principles of operation for the most advanced electrical systems used today and covers design variations of components used by the different vehicle manufacturers. The book builds upon basic facts and theories and will help develop your knowledge through its extensive coverage of component and system operation. The Shop Manual covers the diagnostic processes for proper repairs and focuses more on the diagnostics of the components used within a system than on how to replace the component. The intent is to guide you toward finding the root cause of the problem, concentrating your attention on becoming a diagnostician and not a "parts changer". You will learn how to develop a systematic approach to problem solving in order to isolate the root cause of the problem, thereby enhancing your ability to fix products right the first time. Photo Sequences are used to illustrate some of the common diagnostic procedures. Both Manuals are arranged in corresponding chapters, and topics within the chapters are linked between manuals by page references in the margins. Both volumes contain clear and thoughtfully-selected photos and illustrations. The margins of the pages include many special features of the series that are designed to underscore important points made in the running text, highlight safety concerns, and offer real world scenarios that the author has encountered in the shop.