Copyright © 2018 Pearson Education, Inc., publishing as Pearson Education • 1 Lake Street, Upper Saddle River, New Jersey 07458

7th Edition

17 Chapters

312 total pages

Size: 8.5” x 10.6” x .7”

Weight: 1.3 lbs

Book ISBN: 9780134616797

Printed Task Sheets ISBN: 9780134616926

eBook ISBN: 9780134616858

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Table of Contents

Ch1: Introduction to Drivetrains

Ch2: Automatic Transmission Fluid, Filters, and Coolers

Ch3: Automatic Transmission/Transaxle Hydraulic System

Ch4: Hydraulic Control Valves and Solenoids

Ch5: Torque Converters

Ch6: Power Flow Through Transmission Gear Sets

Ch7: Clutches and Bands

Ch8: Drivetrain Electricity and Electronics

Ch9: Electronic Transmission Controls

Ch10: Hybrid Electric Vehicle Transmissions and Transaxles

Ch11: Continuously Variable Transmissions

Ch12: Dual Clutch Automatic Transmissions/Transaxles

Ch13: Tranmission Condition Diagnosis

Ch14: In-Vehicle Transmission/Transaxle Service

Ch15: Transmission/Transaxle Removal and Disassembly

Ch16: Valve Body Service

Ch17: Transmission/Transaxle Assembly and Installation

Chapter 1 – Introduction to Drivetrains (page 1)

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A2: General Transmission and Transaxle Diagnosis

1-2 Upshift, Minimum Throttle  

2-3 Shift Valve  

2-3 Shift Valve, Coast Downshift  

2-3 Shift Valve, Full Throttle Downshift  

2-3 Shift Valve, Light Throttle Downshift  

2-3 Shift Valve, Light Throttle Upshift  

2-3 Shift Valve, Wide Open Throttle Upshift  

7-Speed Dual Clutch Transmission 

Accumulator  

Auto Transmission Band & Servo Operation  

Auto Transmission Clutch Operation  

Auto Transmission Scan Tool  

Basic Hydraulic System  

Check Fluid Level, No Dipstick  

CVT Forward and Reverse  

CVT Operation  

CVT Ratio Control  

Dual Clutch Transaxle 

Dual Clutch Transmission Hydraulic & Electronic Control 

Electronic Clutch Control 

Electronic/Hydraulic Shift Control  

EPC Solenoid  

FWD Drivetrain  

Governor Operation

Hybrid Auto Transmission  

Hydraulic Controlled Manual Shifts  

Hydraulic Shift Control  

IVT - Spherical Traction Drive

Mechanical Diode  

N D Shift  

One Way Roller Clutch  

Orifice  

Orifice with Check Valve  

Park  

PGS 1, Reduction  

PGS 2, Rev Reduction  

PGS 3, Reduction  

PGS 4, Rev OD  

PGS 5, OD  

PGS 6, OD  

PGS 7, Direct Drive  

Power Flow 4 41te  

Power Flow 41TE  

Power Flow 4L60  

Power Flow Rav 2 Speed  

Power Flow Vntr 6 Speed  

Power Flow, 6T70/6F50  

Power Flow, Allison 1000, 5-Speed  

Power Flow, Lepelletier Six-Speed  

Power Flow, Overdrive Four-Speed #1  

Power Flow, Overdrive Four-Speed #2  

Power Flow, Overdrive Four-Speed #3  

Power Flow, Ravigneaux Four-Speed  

Power Flow, Simpson Geartrain

Power Flow, Simpson Geartrain + Overdrive  

Power Flow, Toyota A 750E  

Power Flow, Two-Mode Hybrid Transmission  

Power Flow, ZF 8HP  

Power Flow, ZF 9HP  

Pressure Balanced Clutch  

Pressure Regulator Valve  

RWD Drivetrain  

Shift Solenoid Operation  

Shift Valve Forces  

Shuttle Valve  

Simple Electronic Controlled Shifts  

Simple Hydraulic Shifts  

Sprag Clutch  

Start/Stop Fluid Pressure Accumulator 

TCC Operation  

Torque Converter Fluid Flows  

Torque Converter Power Flows  

Transmission 1st Gear  

Transmission Input Reduction  

Transmission Pressure Test Electronic Controls  

Transmission Pressure Test No Electrical Controls  

Vacuum Modulator Valve 

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A2: General Transmission and Transaxle Diagnosis

All About The ZF9HP 9 Speed Automatic Transmission (Time 10:15) (2015) (Best)

Animation How Crescent Gear Pump Works.(2013) (Better)

Automatic Transmission How It Works (Time 7:35) (2016) (Best)

Automatic Transmission: Stall Testing (2018) (Better)

Basic Auto Trans Oil Pump Operation (Time 10:14) (2020) (Better)

Change Automatic Transmission Fluid and Filter - Haynes Shows You How (Time 3:27) (2019) (Best)

Chrysler Automatic Transmission Fluid - ATF History Part Four (Time 45:32) (2019) (Best)

Converter Lock-Up Test (Time 0:47) (2011) (Better)

Correct Transmission Fluid For Your Car (Time 3:13) (2012) (Best)

Dog Clutch Demo ZF9HP 9-Speed Transaxle Operation - Part 1 of 2 (Time 11:56) (2015) (Best)

DSG Gearbox Diagnosed Explained Fixed (Time 30:33) (2020) (Best)

DSG Transmission Explained (Time 10:16) (2015) (Better/Best)

Dual-Clutch Transmission: 2020 Corvette: (2:11) (2019) (Better/Best)

F-150 10-Speed Transmission Fluid Level Check (Time 3:07) (2020) (Best)

Flywheel Vs Flex Plate (2:32) (2018) (Best)

Ford Automatic Transmission Fluid ATF History Part 3 (Time 49:21) (2019) (Best)

Four Signs of a Bad Automatic Transmission Failing Symptoms Slipping Makes Whining Noise (Time 2:47) (2020) (Best)

Gear Train Inspection (Time 9:51) (2013) (Better)

GM Automatic Transmission Fluid - ATF History Part 2 (Time 1:28:26) (2018) (Best)

Harsh Shifting (Time 4:04) (2013) (Better)

Honda AT5 Automatic Transaxle (43:25) (2015) (Best)

How an Automatic Transmission Works (FWD) (2017) (Better)

How Automatic Transmissions Work (Animation) (Time 2:44) (2014) (Best)

How Automatic Transmissions Work? Diagnosis, Prevention and Repair? (Time 14:35) (2018) (Best)

How Does a Torque Converter Work? (Time 19:58) (2013) (Better)

How Does The Torque Converter In The Automatic Transmission Work? (Time 7:10) (2019) (Best)

How to Check and Add Transmission Fluid (Time 2:42) (2015) (Best)

How to Check Automatic Transmission Fluid (Time 3:25) (2019) (Better)

How to Diagnose a Bad TCM Transmission Control Module 2008 Saturn Aura (Time 9:05) (2018) (Better)

How to Diagnose a Transmission Problem (Time 13:13) (2018) (Better)

How to Find a Transmission Fluid Leak and Fixes for The Most Common Ones (Time 21:11) (2020) (Better)

How to Perform a Stall Test (Time 10:41) (2021) (Best)

How Torque Converters Work (Animation) (Time 4:24) (2014) (Best)

Incorrect Gear Ratio Transmission Slipping Whining Codes (Time 2:28) (2020) (Better)

Internal Gear Pump Crescent Pump (Time 2:47) (2020) (Best)

Kia 7 Speed Double Clutch Transmission (Time 4:32) (2016) (Best)

Line Pressure Test | Monster Transmission (Time 3:12) (2016) (Best)

Nine Speed Auto (Time 2:47) (2011) (Better)

P0715 P0716 P0717 P0718 Diagnostic Code (Time 1:09) (2021) (Better)

Pascal's Law (Time 5:19) (2020) (Best)

Planetary Gear Set (Time 0:10) (2011) (Better)

Planetary Gear Set (Time 4:16) (2011) (Better)

Planetary Gear Set Operation - AUSV 2520 (Time 51:42) (2015) (Best)

Power Flow (Time 10:06) (2010) (Better)

Power Flow ZF9Hp 9-Speed Transaxle Operation Part 2 of 2 (Time 45:17) (2015) (Best)

Powertrain of Automobile Explained (Time 4:20) (2012) (Better)

Pressure and Stall Test (Time 14:34) (2013) (Better)

Puddle Under Your Car or Truck? How to Diagnose Transmission Leaks (Time 9:35) (2020) (Best)

Ravigneaux Compound Planetary Gear Set(2011) (Better)

Selecting Transmission Fluid (Time 5:37) (2013) (Better)

Simpson Planetary (Time 6:48) (2012) (Better)

Simpson Type 1 Geartrain Power Flow Time ( Time 24:47) (2015) (Better)

The Basic Parts of an Automatic Transmission (Part 1) (Time 28:13) (2013) (Better)

The Basic Parts of an Automatic Transmission (Part 2) (Time 27:29) (2013) (Better)

The History of Automatic Transmission Fluids (ATF): Part 1 Introduction (Time 8:38) (2018) (Best)

Torque Converter (Time 0:30) (2013) (Better)

Torque Converter (Time 2:21) (2011) (Better/Best)

Torque Converter How Does It Work(2018) (Best)

Torque Converter Operation and Components AUSV 2520 (Time 41:54) (2013) (Best)

Torque Converter Selection - How to Choose The Correct Torque Converter (Time 13:27) (2012) (Better)

Torque Converters How They Work(2018) (Best)

Toyota AB 60 E Power Flow (Time 12:17) (2011) (Better)

Toyota Automatic Transmission Fluid ATF History Part 5 (Time 4:42) (2019) (Best)

Transmission Diagnosis (Time 1:25) (2010) (Better)

Transmission Diagnosis (Time 2:55) (2012) (Better)

Transmission Diagnosis (Time 4:37) (2012) (Better)

Transmission Noise Diagnosis (Time 2:43) (2012) (Better)

Understanding Planetary Gear Set (Time 4:53) (2017) (Best)

What Is Lock Up? (Time 4:05) (2018) (Best)

Working of Dual Clutch Transmission (DSG) (6:05) (2016) (Best)

ZF8HP 8 Speed Automatic Transmission ( Time 26:40) (2015) (Best)

ZF9 Speed Automatic Transmission (Time 4:18) (2018) (Best)

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Multiple Choice A – with answer key

Multiple Choice B – with answer key

Short Answer

Matching

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Chapter 2 – Automatic Transmission Fluid, Filters, and Coolers (page 18)

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A2: General Transmission and Transaxle Diagnosis

1-2 Upshift, Minimum Throttle  

2-3 Shift Valve  

2-3 Shift Valve, Coast Downshift  

2-3 Shift Valve, Full Throttle Downshift  

2-3 Shift Valve, Light Throttle Downshift  

2-3 Shift Valve, Light Throttle Upshift  

2-3 Shift Valve, Wide Open Throttle Upshift  

7-Speed Dual Clutch Transmission 

Accumulator  

Auto Transmission Band & Servo Operation  

Auto Transmission Clutch Operation  

Auto Transmission Scan Tool  

Basic Hydraulic System  

Check Fluid Level, No Dipstick  

CVT Forward and Reverse  

CVT Operation  

CVT Ratio Control  

Dual Clutch Transaxle 

Dual Clutch Transmission Hydraulic & Electronic Control 

Electronic Clutch Control 

Electronic/Hydraulic Shift Control  

EPC Solenoid  

FWD Drivetrain  

Governor Operation

Hybrid Auto Transmission  

Hydraulic Controlled Manual Shifts  

Hydraulic Shift Control  

IVT - Spherical Traction Drive

Mechanical Diode  

N D Shift  

One Way Roller Clutch  

Orifice  

Orifice with Check Valve  

Park  

PGS 1, Reduction  

PGS 2, Rev Reduction  

PGS 3, Reduction  

PGS 4, Rev OD  

PGS 5, OD  

PGS 6, OD  

PGS 7, Direct Drive  

Power Flow 4 41te  

Power Flow 41TE  

Power Flow 4L60  

Power Flow Rav 2 Speed  

Power Flow Vntr 6 Speed  

Power Flow, 6T70/6F50  

Power Flow, Allison 1000, 5-Speed  

Power Flow, Lepelletier Six-Speed  

Power Flow, Overdrive Four-Speed #1  

Power Flow, Overdrive Four-Speed #2  

Power Flow, Overdrive Four-Speed #3  

Power Flow, Ravigneaux Four-Speed  

Power Flow, Simpson Geartrain

Power Flow, Simpson Geartrain + Overdrive  

Power Flow, Toyota A 750E  

Power Flow, Two-Mode Hybrid Transmission  

Power Flow, ZF 8HP  

Power Flow, ZF 9HP  

Pressure Balanced Clutch  

Pressure Regulator Valve  

RWD Drivetrain  

Shift Solenoid Operation  

Shift Valve Forces  

Shuttle Valve  

Simple Electronic Controlled Shifts  

Simple Hydraulic Shifts  

Sprag Clutch  

Start/Stop Fluid Pressure Accumulator 

TCC Operation  

Torque Converter Fluid Flows  

Torque Converter Power Flows  

Transmission 1st Gear  

Transmission Input Reduction  

Transmission Pressure Test Electronic Controls  

Transmission Pressure Test No Electrical Controls  

Vacuum Modulator Valve 

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A2: General Transmission and Transaxle Diagnosis

All About The ZF9HP 9 Speed Automatic Transmission (Time 10:15) (2015) (Best)

Animation How Crescent Gear Pump Works.(2013) (Better)

Automatic Transmission How It Works (Time 7:35) (2016) (Best)

Automatic Transmission: Stall Testing (2018) (Better)

Basic Auto Trans Oil Pump Operation (Time 10:14) (2020) (Better)

Change Automatic Transmission Fluid and Filter - Haynes Shows You How (Time 3:27) (2019) (Best)

Chrysler Automatic Transmission Fluid - ATF History Part Four (Time 45:32) (2019) (Best)

Converter Lock-Up Test (Time 0:47) (2011) (Better)

Correct Transmission Fluid For Your Car (Time 3:13) (2012) (Best)

Dog Clutch Demo ZF9HP 9-Speed Transaxle Operation - Part 1 of 2 (Time 11:56) (2015) (Best)

DSG Gearbox Diagnosed Explained Fixed (Time 30:33) (2020) (Best)

DSG Transmission Explained (Time 10:16) (2015) (Better/Best)

Dual-Clutch Transmission: 2020 Corvette: (2:11) (2019) (Better/Best)

F-150 10-Speed Transmission Fluid Level Check (Time 3:07) (2020) (Best)

Flywheel Vs Flex Plate (2:32) (2018) (Best)

Ford Automatic Transmission Fluid ATF History Part 3 (Time 49:21) (2019) (Best)

Four Signs of a Bad Automatic Transmission Failing Symptoms Slipping Makes Whining Noise (Time 2:47) (2020) (Best)

Gear Train Inspection (Time 9:51) (2013) (Better)

GM Automatic Transmission Fluid - ATF History Part 2 (Time 1:28:26) (2018) (Best)

Harsh Shifting (Time 4:04) (2013) (Better)

Honda AT5 Automatic Transaxle (43:25) (2015) (Best)

How an Automatic Transmission Works (FWD) (2017) (Better)

How Automatic Transmissions Work (Animation) (Time 2:44) (2014) (Best)

How Automatic Transmissions Work? Diagnosis, Prevention and Repair? (Time 14:35) (2018) (Best)

How Does a Torque Converter Work? (Time 19:58) (2013) (Better)

How Does The Torque Converter In The Automatic Transmission Work? (Time 7:10) (2019) (Best)

How to Check and Add Transmission Fluid (Time 2:42) (2015) (Best)

How to Check Automatic Transmission Fluid (Time 3:25) (2019) (Better)

How to Diagnose a Bad TCM Transmission Control Module 2008 Saturn Aura (Time 9:05) (2018) (Better)

How to Diagnose a Transmission Problem (Time 13:13) (2018) (Better)

How to Find a Transmission Fluid Leak and Fixes for The Most Common Ones (Time 21:11) (2020) (Better)

How to Perform a Stall Test (Time 10:41) (2021) (Best)

How Torque Converters Work (Animation) (Time 4:24) (2014) (Best)

Incorrect Gear Ratio Transmission Slipping Whining Codes (Time 2:28) (2020) (Better)

Internal Gear Pump Crescent Pump (Time 2:47) (2020) (Best)

Kia 7 Speed Double Clutch Transmission (Time 4:32) (2016) (Best)

Line Pressure Test | Monster Transmission (Time 3:12) (2016) (Best)

Nine Speed Auto (Time 2:47) (2011) (Better)

P0715 P0716 P0717 P0718 Diagnostic Code (Time 1:09) (2021) (Better)

Pascal's Law (Time 5:19) (2020) (Best)

Planetary Gear Set (Time 0:10) (2011) (Better)

Planetary Gear Set (Time 4:16) (2011) (Better)

Planetary Gear Set Operation - AUSV 2520 (Time 51:42) (2015) (Best)

Power Flow (Time 10:06) (2010) (Better)

Power Flow ZF9Hp 9-Speed Transaxle Operation Part 2 of 2 (Time 45:17) (2015) (Best)

Powertrain of Automobile Explained (Time 4:20) (2012) (Better)

Pressure and Stall Test (Time 14:34) (2013) (Better)

Puddle Under Your Car or Truck? How to Diagnose Transmission Leaks (Time 9:35) (2020) (Best)

Ravigneaux Compound Planetary Gear Set(2011) (Better)

Selecting Transmission Fluid (Time 5:37) (2013) (Better)

Simpson Planetary (Time 6:48) (2012) (Better)

Simpson Type 1 Geartrain Power Flow Time ( Time 24:47) (2015) (Better)

The Basic Parts of an Automatic Transmission (Part 1) (Time 28:13) (2013) (Better)

The Basic Parts of an Automatic Transmission (Part 2) (Time 27:29) (2013) (Better)

The History of Automatic Transmission Fluids (ATF): Part 1 Introduction (Time 8:38) (2018) (Best)

Torque Converter (Time 0:30) (2013) (Better)

Torque Converter (Time 2:21) (2011) (Better/Best)

Torque Converter How Does It Work(2018) (Best)

Torque Converter Operation and Components AUSV 2520 (Time 41:54) (2013) (Best)

Torque Converter Selection - How to Choose The Correct Torque Converter (Time 13:27) (2012) (Better)

Torque Converters How They Work(2018) (Best)

Toyota AB 60 E Power Flow (Time 12:17) (2011) (Better)

Toyota Automatic Transmission Fluid ATF History Part 5 (Time 4:42) (2019) (Best)

Transmission Diagnosis (Time 1:25) (2010) (Better)

Transmission Diagnosis (Time 2:55) (2012) (Better)

Transmission Diagnosis (Time 4:37) (2012) (Better)

Transmission Noise Diagnosis (Time 2:43) (2012) (Better)

Understanding Planetary Gear Set (Time 4:53) (2017) (Best)

What Is Lock Up? (Time 4:05) (2018) (Best)

Working of Dual Clutch Transmission (DSG) (6:05) (2016) (Best)

ZF8HP 8 Speed Automatic Transmission ( Time 26:40) (2015) (Best)

ZF9 Speed Automatic Transmission (Time 4:18) (2018) (Best)

There are three different types of quizzes. Multiple Choice, Short Answer and Matching. All quizzes are in PDF format and may be downloaded below.

Multiple Choice A – with answer key

Multiple Choice B – with answer key

Short Answer

Matching

(A2) Related Resources

Service Information - Websites

Shell.com

Case Studies

Click here - This link will open the Jim's Case Studies page into a new tab in your browser

Photo Resources

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