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  • ISBN: 9781592574957 (pbk.) :
  • Physical Description: print
    xi, 352 p. : ill ; 24 cm.
  • Publisher: New York : Alpha, c2007.

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Includes bibliographical references (p. [331]-334) ... Read More
Subject: Automobiles -- Maintenance and repair

Part 1: Deciding to Learn About Your Car
1(74)
Car Basics: What You Need to Know
3(18)
Safety First
4(2)
Pumping Your Own Gas
6(2)
What Fuel Is Best for Your Car?
8(2)
Changing a Flat Tire
10(8)
How to Check Tire Pressure and Add Air to Tires
18(1)
Raising the Hood
19(1)
Locking and Unlocking Your Car
19(2)
Before You Buy
21(10)
Understanding Extended Warranties
22(2)
Warranties for Used Vehicles
24(3)
As Is -- No Warranty
25(1)
In-House Warranty
26(1)
Implied Warranties
26(1)
Variations on Legislated Warranties
26(1)
Before-You-Buy Inspection
27(1)
Meet the Mechanics/Technicians at the Dealership
28(1)
Choosing a Technician Outside the Dealership
28(1)
Meet the Body-Shop Personnel
29(1)
Keeping Your Technician Happy
29(2)
Tools: What You'll Need
31(18)
Toolboxes: You've Gotta Have One (or Two)!
32(3)
Buying a Toolbox
32(1)
Tool Checklist
33(1)
What Tools Cost
34(1)
The Basic Wrench: A Toolbox Staple
35(5)
Open-End, Box-End, Combination, and Adjustable Wrenches
35(1)
Offset Wrenches and Ignition Wrenches
36(1)
Allen (Hex) Wrenches
37(1)
Socket Wrenches
37(1)
Torque Wrenches
38(1)
Wrench Safety Tips
38(1)
Using Combination Wrenches: Easy as One, Two, Three
39(1)
Screwdrivers
40(1)
Pliers
41(1)
Hammers and Mallets
41(5)
Gauges and Other Essentials
42(1)
Work Lights
43(1)
Jacks and Jack Stands
44(1)
Creepers
45(1)
Fire Extinguishers
45(1)
Funnels
46(1)
Other Things You Will Need to Carry in Your Car
46(3)
Establishing a Regular Maintenance Routine
49(26)
Check the Oil
50(2)
Check the Air Filter
52(3)
Check Belts
55(1)
Check the Battery
56(8)
Checking the Level
57(1)
Checking the Gravity
58(2)
Cleaning Terminals and Cable Clamps
60(2)
Replace the Battery
62(2)
Check the Radiator and Coolant
64(3)
Check the Hoses
67(1)
Check the Automatic Transmission Fluid
68(1)
Check the Brake Fluid
69(2)
Check the Power-Steering Fluid
71(1)
Check the Windshield-Washer Fluid
72(1)
Other Important Checks
73(2)
Part 2: Identifying and Troubleshooting Your Car's Systems
75(168)
Meet Your Car's Private Parts
77(16)
Ignition System: The Way It All Starts
78(4)
Steering and Suspension System
82(1)
Cooling System
83(1)
Lubrication System
84(1)
Electrical System
85(1)
Fuel System
86(1)
Engine System
86(2)
Drive Train System
88(2)
Brake System
90(1)
A/C and Heat System
90(3)
Steering and Suspension Systems
93(12)
An Overview of Your Car's Steering and Suspension Systems
94(2)
Parts of the Steering System
96(1)
Parts of the Suspension System
97(3)
Absorbing Bumps in the Road and Rounding Curves
100(3)
Independent and Dependent Suspensions
103(2)
Steering and Suspension Systems: Troubleshooting and Maintenance
105(12)
Tires 101
106(1)
Tire Rotation
107(1)
The Making of a Tire
108(3)
What Do All the Letters and Numbers Mean?
109(1)
Tire Grades
110(1)
Tire Wear
111(1)
Balancing Your Wheels
112(1)
Having Your Tires Aligned
113(4)
Cooling System
117(8)
An Overview of Your Car's Cooling System
118(1)
Parts of the Cooling System
118(7)
Water Pump
119(1)
Radiator
120(1)
Pressure Cap
121(1)
Thermostat
122(1)
Fan
122(1)
Heating
122(3)
Cooling System: Troubleshooting and Maintenance
125(14)
Why Is My Car Blowing Its Top?
126(1)
Checking and Adding Coolant
127(2)
Flushing Your Vehicle's System
129(3)
Checking and Replacing a Thermostat
132(2)
Checking for Leaks and Troubleshooting Your Water Pump
134(1)
Checking the Hoses for Leaks and Cracks
134(2)
Replacing Belts
136(1)
Keeping the Air Conditioner Operating at Peak Efficiency
137(2)
Electrical System
139(10)
The Ignition System
140(3)
The Distributor
143(1)
The Starting System
144(3)
The Battery
145(1)
The Starter
146(1)
The Charging System
147(2)
The Alternator
147(1)
The Voltage Regulator
148(1)
Electrical System: Troubleshooting and Maintenance
149(16)
Troubleshooting Your Battery
150(6)
Jump-Starting a Battery
151(5)
When to Replace a Battery
156(1)
Checking Your Alternator Warning Light
156(1)
Starter
156(1)
How to Change Spark Plugs
157(4)
Other Problems
161(4)
Replacing a Halogen Light
161(2)
Aiming Your Headlights
163(1)
Nervous Gauges
163(1)
Fuses
164(1)
Fuel System
165(8)
The Modern Fuel System
166(3)
Fuel Tank
167(1)
Internal Organs: Fuel Tank Anatomy
167(1)
Fuel Lines and Fuel Pumps
168(1)
Fuel Filter
169(1)
Fuel-Injected Vehicles
169(1)
Engine Sensors
170(1)
Throttle Body and Multiport Fuel-Injection Systems
171(2)
Fuel System: Troubleshooting and Maintenance
173(10)
Fuel Filter Maintenance
174(3)
Before You Begin
175(1)
Steps to Changing the Fuel Filter
176(1)
Checking the Fuel Pump, Fuel Tank, and Fuel Lines
177(1)
Checking/Replacing the Air Filter
178(2)
Checking/Replacing the PCV Valve
180(3)
Engine System
183(8)
The Engine System in Brief
184(1)
Motor Sizes and Cylinder Configurations
185(2)
Four-Stroke Engine
187(1)
Intake
187(1)
Compression
187(1)
Power
187(1)
Exhaust
187(1)
Engine Lubrication and Cooling
188(1)
Engine Balance
188(3)
Engine System: Troubleshooting and Maintenance
191(14)
A Well-Oiled Machine
192(1)
Changing Your Oil
192(7)
Oil Change Tools
192(1)
Safety Check
193(1)
Getting Down to Business
194(5)
Troubleshooting Possible Engine Problems
199(6)
Lack of Power
199(1)
Rough or Inconsistent Operation
200(1)
Hissing Sound
201(1)
Exhaust Noise or Smoke
202(3)
Drive Train System
205(10)
The Drive Train Demystified
205(2)
Drive Train in Action
207(1)
Transmissions
208(4)
Manual Transmission
209(1)
Automatic Transmission
210(2)
Cosmos Connection: Planetary Gears
212(1)
Types of Drive Trains
212(3)
Drive Train System: Troubleshooting and Maintenance
215(6)
Drive Well
216(1)
Simple Checks Come First
216(2)
Remember Maintenance
218(3)
Manual Transmission Maintenance
219(1)
Maintenance for Other Drive Train Components
219(1)
Clutch Maintenance
219(2)
Brake System
221(10)
A Tour of Your Brake System
222(1)
Your Brake System in a Nutshell
223(1)
How the Brake System Works: Parts with Visuals
224(5)
Master Cylinder
224(1)
Brake Fluid
225(1)
Brake Lines
225(1)
Combination Valve
225(1)
Disc Brakes
226(1)
Drum Brakes
226(1)
Parking Brake
227(1)
Power-Brake Booster
228(1)
Antilock Brakes
228(1)
Brake Easy
229(2)
Brake System: Troubleshooting and Maintenance
231(12)
Braking News: What Your Brake Pedal Is Trying to Tell You
232(2)
Let's Check Your Brake System
234(1)
Checking Brake Fluid Level
235(1)
Bleeding the Brake System
236(1)
Checking Drum and Disc Brakes
236(4)
Checking Disc Brake Pads for Wear
237(1)
Checking Drum Brake Shoes for Wear
238(2)
Check Wheel Bearings
240(1)
Adjust the Parking Brake
241(1)
Check Antilock Brakes
241(2)
Part 3: Showing Off Your Vehicle
243(100)
How and When to Clean
245(14)
Why Clean?
246(4)
Cleaning Basics for the Do-It-Yourselfer
247(2)
Miscellaneous Wash Tips
249(1)
Wheels and Wheel Covers
250(1)
Cleaning Your Engine
251(3)
Why Wax?
254(2)
Cleaning Up the Interior
256(3)
Bodywork and Interior Repair
259(12)
Tidying Up Trim
260(1)
Restoring Clear-Coat Finishes
260(2)
Dealing with Dings and Scratches
262(1)
Windshield Chips
263(1)
Fixing Interior Woes
264(4)
Carpet Burns
264(2)
Rip in the Vinyl Seat
266(1)
Hanging Headliner
267(1)
Finding and Fixing Leaks
268(3)
Line of Vision
271(8)
Get to Know Your Windshield
272(1)
Windshield Wipers
273(2)
Windshield Washer
275(1)
Car Windows
276(3)
Time to Clean!
277(1)
Steps for Cleaning Windows
277(2)
Roadside Emergencies
279(64)
Be Prepared
280(2)
In Case of an Accident
282(1)
What to Do if You're Stranded
283(2)
Weather-Related Driving Emergencies
285(4)
Appendixes
A Troubleshooting Guide for Understanding Your Car
289(36)
Regular Maintenance Routine Checklists and Vehicle Fact Sheet
325(6)
Resources
331(4)
Glossary
335(8)
Index 343

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