Technical instructor and HVAC expert Jerry Clemons completely covers
both air-conditioning as well as heating systems, so you can save money
repairing your own vehicle.
Covered is a history of HVAC systems, airflow throughout the system, the
principles of refrigerant, diagnosis of common faults in older systems,
testing procedures, and finally repair and, in the case of air
conditioning, recharging your system. Also included is proper evacuation
and disposal of any residual refrigerant in the system. Components such
as compressors, condensers, evaporators and heater cores, pressure
switches and climate control electrics and switches are also covered.
Finally, for people with older cars, converting from the
no-longer-available R-12 to R134a is detailed.
Automotive climate controls are a complex system and are difficult to
repair without proper instruction. Whether you are trying to get your
old classic back to its original form or are just looking to save on
expensive repairs, author Jerry Clemons and this book provide the
knowledge you will need to get your car back on the road and cruising in
• HVAC systems are complex systems and need proper instruction to repair
• There are presently no full-color how-to manuals on this subject in
• Save money on expensive repairs normally relegated to a specialist shop
About the Author
Jerry Clemons holds an AAS in Automotive Technology as well as a BS in
Technical Education. Jerry also earned a MS degree in Safety, Security,
and Emergency Management. Jerry has been employed at Elizabethtown
Community and Technical College since 1999, where he is a professor and
program coordinator for the Automotive and Diesel Technology programs.
He is certified by ASE as master automotive technician as well as a
master truck technician. Jerry is also an active member or the Mobile
Air Conditioning Society (MACS) as well as the North American Council of
Automotive Teachers (NACAT).