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Duffy, James E.

Works: 120 works in 550 publications in 2 languages and 5,629 library holdings
Genres: Internet videos  Educational films  Instructional films  Examinations  Handbooks and manuals  Textbooks  Documentary films 
Roles: Author, Author of screenplay, Director
Classifications: TL255, 629.260288
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by James E Duffy
Modern automotive technology by James E Duffy( Book )

37 editions published between 1994 and 2017 in English and held by 818 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Modern Automotive Technology details the construction, operation, diagnosis, service, and repair of late-model automobiles and light trucks. This comprehensive textbook uses a building-block approach that starts with the fundamental principles of system operation and progresses gradually to complex diagnostic and service procedures. Short sentences, concise definitions, and thousands of color illustrations help students learn quickly and easily. This newly revised text provides thorough coverage of the latest developments in the automotive field, including hybrid drive systems, computer network communication, and tire pressure monitoring systems. Organized around the eight ASE automobile test areas, Modern Automotive Technology is a valuable resource for students preparing for a career in automotive technology, as well as experienced technicians who are preparing for the ASE certification tests.--Publisher description
Auto body repair technology by James E Duffy( Book )

14 editions published between 2003 and 2016 in English and held by 340 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A comprehensive auto body repair manual with extensive coverage on automotive repair, painting, and refinishing
Auto fuel systems by James E Duffy( Book )

5 editions published in 1987 in English and held by 228 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Motor auto body repair by Robert Scharff( Book )

9 editions published between 1996 and 1999 in English and Spanish and held by 205 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Automatic transmissions & transaxles by Chris Johanson( Book )

11 editions published between 2001 and 2015 in English and held by 175 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This manual covers the latest laboratory techniques, state-of-the-art instrumentation, laboratory safety, and quality assurance and quality control requirements. In addition to complete coverage of laboratory techniques, it also provides an introduction to the inorganic nonmetallic constituents in environmental samples, their chemistry, and their control by regulations and standards. Environmental Sampling and Analysis Laboratory Manual is perfect for college and graduate students learning laboratory practices, as well as consultants and regulators who make evaluations and quality control decisions. Anyone performing laboratory procedures in an environmental lab will appreciate this unique and valuable text
I-CAR professional automotive collision repair by James E Duffy( Book )

7 editions published between 1996 and 2001 in English and held by 162 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Today, more than ever, automotive collision repair technicians are needed. However, to be a successful collision repair technician, the student must master a wide range of skills. The I-CAR Professional Automotive Collision Repair, 2e text will help students master those skills by providing them with the knowledge they need in an easy-to-understand format. This text provides an explanation of the theory behind a successful repair. It also provides information on the latest collision repair tools, equipment, and techniques and offers important safety tips and strategies for students to use in protecting themselves and the environment. Finally, it provides the foundation needed to prepare for the ASE Certification Exam and offers insight into what it takes to become a successful, well-rounded collision repair technician. - Preface
Auto electricity and electronics : principles, diagnosis, testing, and service of all major electrical, electronic, and computer control systems by James E Duffy( Book )

8 editions published between 2004 and 2010 in English and held by 145 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Auto electricity and electronics teaches the design, operation, and diagnosis of major electrical/electronic automotive systems, such as the starting, charging, ignition, and lighting systems. This textbook provides a solid foundation in electrical and electronic principles. It stresses the use of on-board diagnostics, as well as conventional meter tests, to fin electrical, electronic, and computer-related problems and includes extensive coverage on advanced diagnostic and diagnostic equipment. Auto electricity and electronics is a valuable resource for anyone who needs a thorough understanding to today's automotive electrical/electronic systems, including those preparing for ASE certification test A6, electrical/electronic systems
Auto engines by James E Duffy( Book )

3 editions published in 1988 in English and held by 133 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Auto fuel and emission control systems : technology by James E Duffy( Book )

2 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 123 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Clutch operation and service by Meridian Education Corporation( Visual )

3 editions published between 2004 and 2012 in English and held by 112 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Demonstrating a wide range of standard shop techniques as well as a few handy tricks of the trade, this video introduces viewers to the operation and service of typical automotive and light truck-type clutches. Beginning with an overview of the theory and construction of clutches, the program then shows how to inspect, diagnose, remove, and replace clutch components efficiently. The inspection chapter focuses on observing pedal free play, checking free height, and listening for abnormal bearing-related noises during a test drive. Instruction on clutch removal highlights removal of the U-bolts, securing the shaft to the rear differential yoke, sliding the slip joint out of the rear of the transmission, using an extension or transmission jack, removing the rear cross member bolts, unbolting the shifter, removing the clutch housing, and more. Inspecting the flywheel and the clutch pilot bearing and replacing the pilot are covered. A complete section on clutch installation is also included
Engine fundamentals( Visual )

16 editions published between 1993 and 2008 in English and held by 107 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Explains the operating principles of a four-stroke cycle, piston engine. Describes and demonstrates the function and construction of the components that work together to operate this type of engine
Differential service( Visual )

2 editions published between 2004 and 2012 in English and held by 106 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Since the differential must transfer engine power to both drive axles, it is exposed to high stress loads. After prolonged driver use (or abuse), gears, bearings, shafts, and other parts can fail. Therefore, well-trained technicians are needed to service the front and rear differentials found in today's vehicles. This video shows how to diagnose common differential and drive axle problems and perform essential services and repair operations. An overview of differential disassembly shows how to remove the drive shaft and axle and unbolt the pinion gear assembly. Next, positraction service is illustrated, including removal of the roll pins or bolts that secure the spider gear shaft as well as any clutch pack guide inserts. The video concludes with differential reassembly, from installing new friction disks to checking the ring and pinion gear teeth contact. Helpful 3-D animation and live-action visuals are featured throughout to reinforce vital concepts and techniques. A viewable/printable instructor's guide is available online
Automatic transmission technology( Visual )

2 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 104 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Driving a car with an automatic transmission may be relatively simple, but the machinery isn't! Technicians-in-training need a clear and thorough visual guide. This video provides an in-depth technological grounding that will enable students to troubleshoot and repair systems which make up today's automatic transmissions. Topics include transmission case construction; transmission hydraulics; electronic components, in particular the onboard computer or electronic control module (ECM) and how it sends signals to solenoids in the transmission valve body; the torque converter and its constituent parts; the holding devices that engage the different gear sets, including friction disks, bands, and one-way clutches; and the planetary gear sets, including sun, planet, carrier, and ring gears, as well as the parking pawl used to lock the transmission output shaft. A detailed section on various kinds of hybrid automatic transmission is also presented. A viewable/printable instructor's guide is available online
Collision repair fundamentals by James E Duffy( Book )

3 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 103 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Manual transmission technology( Visual )

2 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 101 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

For enjoyable open-road driving many people prefer a stick shift. In much the same way, there's nothing quite like the satisfaction of providing first-rate service and maintenance on a manual transmission. This video illustrates the engineering and operating principles of helical gear manual transmissions with help from high-energy graphics, animation, and live-action footage. Students will learn about the purpose and construction of housings, gaskets, seals, thrust washers, bearings, synchronizers, drive gears, shift mechanisms, and other components. With an overview of gear ratios and an illustration of power flow through the transmission gears, the program also compares the construction of different manual transmission and transaxle designs. In particular, the video explores automated manual transmission technology, which uses computer control and electric solenoids or servo motors to actuate large helical gear sets. A viewable/printable instructor's guide is available online
Auto engine repair by James E Duffy( Book )

7 editions published between 2005 and 2015 in English and held by 98 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Offers a comprehensive overview of how to diagnose and rebuild all makes and models of gasoline engines, explaining how to use factory service manuals and specifications to complete component engine service and repair work found in modern cars, vans, SUVs, and light trucks
Auto engines : technology : principles, diagnosis, and service of engines and related systems by James E Duffy( Book )

2 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 96 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Differential technology( Visual )

1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 95 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

As any automotive trainee soon learns, a car's differential must provide torque to propel the vehicle, even when the wheels and axles are turning at different speeds. Various differential designs are used to accomplish this and other functions in rear-wheel drive, front-wheel drive, and all-wheel drive vehicles. This video guides students through various differential and drive designs and summarizes how each one operates. Viewers are shown the basic workings of an enclosed drive shaft and of a solid rear axle assembly, and how either solid or flexible drive axles link the differential to the drive wheels. Subsequent chapters shed light on ring and pinion gears, open differentials (including the set of spider gears mounted inside the carrier), limited slip or positraction differentials, Torsen-Gleason differentials using worm gears to produce a no-slip drive setup, and computer-controlled electric clutch differentials. Various all-wheel drive designs are also discussed. A viewable/printable instructor's guide is available online
Fluid power technology : pumps, lines, and filters( Visual )

1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 93 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Demonstrates the operation of various pumps found in the fluid power industry through computer animation and live-action video. Colorful cutaways show how both hydrostatic and hydrodynamic pumps function. Piston pumps, gear pumps, vane pumps, centrifugal pumps, bellow pumps, bladder pumps, as well as filters, hoses, and lines are all explained. Specifications and symbols are also included
Manual drive trains and axles by Chris Johanson( Book )

8 editions published between 2004 and 2015 in English and held by 84 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Details the theory, operation, diagnosis and service of modern drive train components. Includes information of the latest clutches, manual transmissions and transaxles, solid and independent rear axle assemblies, drive shafts and drive axles, U-joints and CV joints
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Audience level: 0.24 (from 0.16 for Differenti ... to 0.32 for Manual dri ...)

Associated Subjects
Automobile mechanics--Study and teaching Automobiles Automobiles--Bodies Automobiles--Bodies--Maintenance and repair Automobiles--Clutches Automobiles--Clutches--Maintenance and repair Automobiles--Collision damage Automobiles--Design and construction Automobiles--Design and construction--Study and teaching Automobiles--Differentials Automobiles--Differentials--Maintenance and repair Automobiles--Electric equipment Automobiles--Electronic equipment Automobiles--Fuel systems Automobiles--Fuel systems--Maintenance and repair Automobiles--Maintenance and repair Automobiles--Maintenance and repair--Study and teaching (Secondary) Automobiles--Maintenance and repair--Vocational guidance Automobiles--Motors Automobiles--Motors--Design and construction Automobiles--Motors--Exhaust systems Automobiles--Motors--Exhaust systems--Maintenance and repair Automobiles--Motors--Maintenance and repair Automobiles--Motors--Maintenance and repair--Study and teaching Automobiles--Power trains Automobiles--Transaxles Automobiles--Transaxles--Maintenance and repair Automobiles--Transmission devices Automobiles--Transmission devices, Automatic Automobiles--Transmission devices, Automatic--Maintenance and repair Automobiles--Transmission devices--Maintenance and repair Clutches (Machinery) Engines Engines--Maintenance and repair--Study and teaching Fluid mechanics Fluid power technology Honda motorcycle Hydraulic machinery Internal combustion engines Internal combustion engines--Design and construction Mechanical engineering Motorcycles Motor vehicles--Bodies Motor vehicles--Bodies--Maintenance and repair Motor vehicles--Design and construction Motor vehicles--Maintenance and repair Spark ignition engines
Modern automotive technology
Auto body repair technologyMotor auto body repairAutomatic transmissions & transaxlesI-CAR professional automotive collision repairAuto electricity and electronics : principles, diagnosis, testing, and service of all major electrical, electronic, and computer control systemsCollision repair fundamentalsAuto engine repairAuto engines : technology : principles, diagnosis, and service of engines and related systemsManual drive trains and axles
Alternative Names
Duffy, James

English (140)

Spanish (3)