computerized engine controls ninth edition pdf
The chapters of this edition contain:
• Objectives. Objectives are provided at the beginning of each chapter to help the reader
identify the major concepts to be presented.
• Key Terms. Terms that are unique to computerized engine control systems are provided at
the beginning of each chapter as Key Terms and then appear in boldface type at their first use in the chapter. These Key Terms are also provided in the Glossary, along with their definitions.
• Diagnostic & Service Tips. These tips offer helpful advice for the technician on diagnosing and servicing vehicles, as well as addressing customer concerns.
• Chapter Articles. Chapter articles give additional nice-to-know information about technical
topics covered in the chapter.
• Summary. Each chapter contains a Summary to review the major concepts presented in
• Diagnostic Exercise. A Diagnostic Exercise is provided after the Summary of each chapter,
applying a real-life scenario to a concept of importance to today’s technicians.
• Review Questions. Review Questions are
provided at the end of each chapter to help the reader assess his/her recall and comprehension of the material in each chapter, as well as to reinforce the concepts covered. All
of these Review Questions have been written
in a multiple-choice format—the type of question that would be found on an ASE test.
Personal safety concerns peculiar to specific computerized engine control systems are highlighted where applicable. The book follows the industry standards for how to use the following
• Warnings indicate that failure to observe correct diagnostic or repair procedures could result in personal injury or death.
• Cautions indicate that failure to observe correct diagnostic or repair procedures could result in damage to tools, equipment, or the vehicle being serviced.
Each student should be aware that while working with computerized controls is not inherently dangerous, failure to observe recognized safety practices is. There are, unfortunately, many
more injuries and accidents in the automotive repair business than there should be. Good safety
practices, if learned early in a student’s career, can literally be lifesaving later on.