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By Don Knowles

This new version beneficial properties the most up-tp-date content material on suspension and guidance platforms for modern-day vehicles, SUVs, gentle accountability vehicles and now, hybrids! The 4th version is teeming with new and more desirable content material, from the most recent vital tire strain tracking structures to the most recent electronically-controlled suspension structures. New details at the most modern entrance and rear suspension designs, contemporary advancements in guidance columns and air bag structures, and the most recent digital energy steerage gears also are mentioned

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Beginning with Chapter 3, each chapter ends with a case study in which a vehicle has a problem, and the logic used by a technician to solve the problem is explained. S T U D Y A customer brought a 1998 Cavalier into the shop with a rough idle complaint. The customer informed the service salesman that he had this problem since the car was purchased new, and the problem was always caused by an open exhaust gas recirculation (EGR) valve. The customer said the (EGR) valve had been replaced three times under warranty, and he had also paid for an EGR valve replacement, and one EGR valve cleaning, after the warranty had expired.

Define front wheel caster. ❏ Explain the results of excessive negative camber. ❏ Describe the difference between a shock absorber and a strut. Introduction The suspension system must provide proper steering control and ride quality. Performing these functions is extremely important to maintain vehicle safety and customer satisfaction. For example, if the suspension system allows excessive vertical wheel oscillations, the driver may lose control of the steering when driving on an irregular road surface.

Rather than having an inner race, a machined surface on the mounting shaft contacts the inner surface of the rollers (Figure 3-9). The needle roller bearing is designed to carry radial loads; it does not withstand thrust loads. ▲ WARNING: Never strike a roller bearing with a steel hammer. This action may cause the bearing to shatter, resulting in severe personal injury. 51 Figure 3-9 Needle roller bearing. ▲ WARNING: Spinning a roller bearing with compressed air may rotate the bearing at extremely high speed and cause the bearing to disintegrate, resulting in serious personal injury.

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