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L'Expert Automobile - repair manuals on cars, 4x4s and vans

Revue Pratique de Technique Automobile - repair manual Citroën Jumper / Peugeot Boxer Since 1965 the French company L'Expert Automobile published several magazines and other publications for automotive professionals, including the "Revue Pratique de Technique Automobile". In 2005 the publisher became part of the ETAI group, publisher of the "Revue Technique Automobile (RTA)".

After the takeover, both magazines covered the same topic every month, while maintaining their specific features. Since July 2006 (nr.452), the content has been identical however, except for the cover and pagination. The last issue 547 was published in March 2015.

Each Revue Pratique de Technique Automobile is a complete maintenance and repair book. It provides much more information than the owner's handbook that the manufacturer supplies with a new car. The various chapters provide information on adjustment data, troubleshooting, maintenance and repair.

The issues in the Revue Pratique de Technique Automobile series are intended for professional users as well as for experienced DIY mechanics.


Publisher: ETAI / L'Expert Automobile, Antony (F)

Size: 27 x 21 cm (10.6 x 8.25 in), paperpack

Language: These books are only availiable in French.

Automatic transmissions and modern gearboxes: Because special tools and adjustment equipment are required, the overhaul of automatic transmissions and modern gearboxes (specialist work!) is not covered in these books, but they usually provide instructions for replacing the ATF fluid and adjusting the controls.
Click here for specific books on automatic transmissions.

Wiring diagrams: RTPA manuals contain clear wiring diagrams.

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Contents

Each Revue Pratique de Technique Automobile covers maintenance and repair of the engine (removal and installation, timing gear, camshaft, cooling, lubrication system, fuel system, cylinder head and engine block), clutch, transmission, drive shafts, front axle, rear axle, steering system (including wheel alignment), braking system, electrical equipment and body (heating, external loose and welded panels, interior trim, dimensional check on the straightening bench). Included are technical data, adjustment data, torque wrench settings and wiring diagrams.

A typical Revue Pratique de Technique Automobile contains the following chapters:

GENERALITES

- Etude
- Présentation

MECANIQUE

Moteurs essence
- Caractéristiques
- Couples de serrage
- Méthodes de réparation :
• chaîne de distribution
• arbre à cames
• courroie d'accessoires
• refroidissement
• lubrification
• allumage - injection
• culasse
• abaissement de l'ensemble moteur-berceau

Moteurs Diesel
- Caractéristiques
- Couples de serrage
- Méthodes de réparation :
• chaîne de distribution
• arbres à cames
• courroie d'accessoires
• refroidissement
• lubrification
• alimentation
• culasse

GENERAL

- Study
- Presentation

MECHANICAL

Petrol engines
- Features
- Torque wrench settings
- Repair methods:
• timing chain
• camshaft
• accessory drive belt
• cooling
• lubrication
• ignition - injection
• cylinder head
• lowering of the engine-cradle assembly

Diesel Engines
- Features
- Torque wrench settings
- Repair methods:
• timing chain
• camshaft
• accessory drive belt
• cooling
• lubrication
• fuel supply
• cylinder head

Embrayage
- Caractéristiques
- Couples de serrage
- Méthodes de réparation

Boîtes de vitesses mécaniques
- Caractéristiques
- Couples de serrage
- Méthodes de réparation

Boîtes de vitesses automatiques
- Caractéristiques
- Couples de serrage
- Méthodes de réparation

Transmission
- Caractéristiques
- Couples de serrage
- Méthodes de réparation

Suspension - train avant
- Caractéristiques
- Couples de serrage
- Méthodes de réparation

Suspension - train arrière
- Caractéristiques
- Couples de serrage
- Méthodes de réparation

Géométrie des trains
- Caractéristiques
- Couples de serrage
- Méthodes de réparation

Direction
- Caractéristiques
- Couples de serrage
- Méthodes de réparation

Freins
- Caractéristiques
- Couples de serrage
- Méthodes de réparation

Clutch
- Features
- Torque wrench settings
- Repair methods

Manual gearboxes
- Features
- Torque wrench settings
- Repair methods

Automatic gearboxes
- Features
- Torque wrench settings
- Repair methods

Transmission
- Features
- Torque wrench settings
- Repair methods

Suspension - front axle
- Features
- Torque wrench settings
- Repair methods

Suspension - rear axle
- Features
- Torque wrench settings
- Repair methods

Steering geometry
- Features
- Torque wrench settings
- Repair methods

Steering
- Features
- Torque wrench settings
- Repair methods

Brakes
- Features
- Torque wrench settings
- Repair methods

EQUIPEMENT ELECTRIQUE

• Éléments et implantation
• Nomenclature
• Schémas électriques

CARROSSERIE

Chauffage - climatisation
Airbag et prétensionneur

- Composition de la carrosserie
- Éléments amovibles
- Sellerie
- Éléments soudés
- Contrôle de la caisse au marbre

ELECTRICAL EQUIPMENT

• Components and layout
• Nomenclature
• Wiring diagrams

BODY

Heating - air conditioning
Airbag and pretensioner

- Construction of the body
- Removable elements
- Upholstery
- Welded elements
- Checking the body on the straightening bench

RPTA manuals describe maintenance and repair in detail.

RPTA manuals describe maintenance and repair in detail.

RTPA manuals contain clear wiring diagrams

RTPA manuals contain clear wiring diagrams.

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