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Item Number: 1133017452
Weight: 5 lbs.
Publisher Cengage Learning
Softcover/Spiral Bound: 1040 pages
Dimensions: 10.9 x 8.6 x 1.5 inches
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TODAY'S TECHNICIAN: AUTOMOTIVE HEATING & AIR CONDITIONING, Fifth Edition, is an integrated, two-book set that covers theory and hands-on content in separate Classroom and Shop Manuals. This innovative approach allows you to learn fundamental climate control theory, including basic physics related to heat transfer, before applying your knowledge through practical, hands-on shop work. Cross-references in each manual link related material, making it easy to connect book learning to lab and shop activity. Updated to reflect the latest trends, technology, and relevant NATEF standards, the Fifth Edition includes new material on next-generation refrigerants such as HFO-1234yf, as well as a bold, full-color design for enhanced reader appeal. This up-to-date, technically accurate guide is a valuable resource for students and professionals seeking ASE certification, or anyone interested in the principles, components, diagnosis, and repair of modern automotive heating and air conditioning systems.


  • Current NATEF-oriented objectives open each chapter, helping readers to understand and meet certification requirements
  • Updated illustrations and photo sequences offer visual explanations of the most recent technological developments in the area of automotive heating and air conditioning
  • Revised job sheets reflect the latest NATEF tasks, adequately preparing readers for the work they are likely to face in the field


  • Heating and Air Conditioning - History and the Environment
  • Temperature and Pressure Fundamentals
  • Engine Cooling and Comfort Heating Systems
  • Air-Conditioning System Operating Principles
  • Refrigerant System Components
  • Refrigerant System Servicing and Testing
  • Diagnosis of the Refrigeration System
  • Compressors and Clutches
  • Case and Duct Systems
  • System Controls
  • Retrofit and Future Trends (R-12 to R-134a)