How to Diagnose and Repair Automotive Electrical Systems (Motorbooks Workshop)
Automotive electrical systems can seem a mystery, if not a black art, to the weekend mechanic and even to a number of experienced pros. From Ohm’s Law and an explanation of 12-volt systems to specific electrical scenarios and more, Martin thoroughly dissects the automotive electrical system and explains the various tools needed for diagnoses and repairs, such as multimeters, voltmeters, timing lights, coil testers, lab scopes, and more. Also included:
- Storage batteries
- Charging and starting systems
- Ignition systems
- Fuel injection
- Reading wiring diagrams
The Motorbooks Workshop series covers topics that engage and interest car and motorcycle enthusiasts. Written by subject-matter experts and illustrated with step-by-step and how-it’s-done reference images, Motorbooks Workshop is the ultimate resource for how-to know-how.
Motorbooks, 9780760320990, 160pp.
Publication Date: November 10, 2005
About the Author
Tracy Martin (tracyamartin.com) is the author of five Motorbooks Workshop series books, including, How To Use Automotive Diagnostic Scanners, How To Diagnose and Repair Automotive Electrical Systems, Motorcycle Electrical Systems Troubleshooting and Repair, How to Tune and Modify Motorcycle Engine Management Systems, and How to Troubleshoot, Repair and Modify Motorcycle Electrical Systems. He also co-authored the Motorcycling Safety Foundation's Guide to Motorcycling Excellence.
Tracy is a regular contributor to several national magazines, including, Motorcycle Consumer News, RoadBike, American Iron Dealer News, and others. Tracy's automotive carrier begin as a high-school auto shop teacher and he has been a consultant for Sun Electric, Nissan of North American, Snap-On Tools, and other automotive aftermarket companies. When he's not writing he teaches advanced motorcycle skills and plays the banjo.