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If your Daihatsu has broken down or you need an important Daihatsu milestone service or general maintenance in the East Midlands area it can be quite stressful choosing a mechanic familiar with your Daihatsu model or type of Repairs repair if you haven't had time to build up a relationship with a local garage
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If your Daihatsu needs an urgent repair, a new timing belt , brake pads or just a general service and oil change and you're looking for a garage or mobile mechanic in the East Midlands area then use our simple form to arrange a quote; Perhaps you need a specialist mechanic or a garage in the East Midlands area experienced with diagnosing common Daihatsu problems or with the OBD equipment to identify & reset factory service faults and take care of those service warning lights
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Daihatsu Repairs East Midlands

Daihatsu Repairs East Midlands

We can help source most Daihatsu Parts for local fitting

Daihatsu Suspension System
Daihatsu replacement shock absorbers & springs fitted for front or rear suspension problems, broken springs. Custom suspension systems installed, lowering springs fitted

Daihatsu Oil Change & Filters Replaced
Daihatsu Air filters, pollen filters; oil filter & fuel filter replaced, engine oil changed - Multigrade or Synthetic oils

Daihatsu Paint Resprays
Paint resprays for minor scratch damage to the Daihatsu paint surface or coating; Custom paintwork to make your Daihatsu different using metallic paints, pearlescent pigments or company colours.

Daihatsu Engines
Daihatsu Engine repairs, cylinder head skimming, valves & pistons

Daihatsu Tyres
Steel wheels, alloy wheels and tyres repaired and replaced with cheap tyres, run-flat tyres or low profile & performance tyres depending upon your budget and driving requirements. Part-Worn tyres may be available for your Daihatsu model

Daihatsu Alternators
Replacement Daihatsu alternators fitted

Daihatsu Clutches
Daihatsu clutch repairs East Midlands - Checking for leaks and repairing-replacing the clutch master-slave cylinder and fitting a new Daihatsu Clutch kit

Daihatsu Starter Motors
Replacement Daihatsu Starter motors installed

Daihatsu Autoelectrics
Daihatsu electrical faults diagnosed - OBD fault finding - Daihatsu engine fault codes checked & service lights reset - ECU problems, key coding and CANBUS systems checked

Daihatsu Performance Spares
OEM Daihatsu parts fitted or replaced with alternative performance parts

Daihatsu Electrical Components
Daihatsu electrical faults repaired using Daihatsu OEM components - Daihatsu sensors checked e.g. Lambda sensors, air flow meters etc

Daihatsu Timing Belt - Daihatsu Cambelt
Daihatsu Timing Belts replaced as part of a planned Daihatsu service or if the Timing Belt on your Daihatsu has snapped then a full engine inspection for valve & piston damage

Daihatsu EGR Valves
Replacement Daihatsu EGR valves - ensure the exhaust gas recirculation system is functioning correctly on your Daihatsu - The EGR valve helps your Daihatsu burn fuel more efficiently by recirculating a portion the exhaust gas through combustion chamber and helps reduce Daihatsu engine emissions; a broke or sticking EGR valve can be the cause of an MOT failure due to excessive emissions

Daihatsu Cooling System
Replacement Daihatsu radiators fitted, cooling system pipework inspected for leaks and cooling fluid replaced to keep your Daihatsu engine at its optimal operating temperature

Daihatsu Body Panels
Replacement Daihatsu panels fitted & sprayed to match - Light Daihatsu Panel damage repairs

Daihatsu Exhausts
Daihatsu Engine manifolds, Front box, Back box, catalytic converter and exhaust pipes for Daihatsu Exhausts fitted & welded

Daihatsu Fuel Pumps
Often replaced at a milestone service if the fuel pump is operated by the Timing belt

Daihatsu Brakes
Routine Daihatsu servicing, replacement Daihatsu brake pads & discs fitted, Daihatsu hydraulic pipework and joints inspected, repaired or replaced for a complete braking system overhaul

Daihatsu Gearboxes
Daihatsu Manual & Automatic gearbox servicing & repair - Fitting a new or reconditioned Daihatsu gearbox

East Midlands Brake Fitting - New Disc Brakes & Pads

The hydraulic brake fluid is a non-compressible liquid so braking pressure is transferred via the brake pipes to the wheels and operates a slave cylinder piston that forces the brake pads against a brake drum or brake disc

Modern Daihatsu braking systems use hydraulic links to transfer stopping power

Daihatsu brakes can last for thousand of miles depending on use and regular service

The enforced contact between the brake pads and brake drum or brake disc increases friction to slow down or stop the vehicle

The brake pedal controls the Master Cylinder (a fluid filled hydraulic piston) that transfers stopping power to the brakes

Braking increases hydraulic brake fluid pressure

Daihatsu Disc Brakes and Drum Brake Systems

Drum Brakes, if fitted, are usually found on Daihatsu rear wheels

Hydraulic braking pressure forces a brake calliper to press the brake pads against the disc to apply the necessary stopping force

In hydraulic braking systems, braking pressure operates a slave cylinder

Drum Brakes are an older system than Daihatsu disc brakes and use two half moon shaped brake shoes that move outwards during use to apply a frictional stopping force against the inside of a brake drum

Daihatsu disc brakes have a pair of high friction brake pads mounted either side of a brake disc

Daihatsu Brakes - Daihatsu Brake Servicing and Maintenance

if the Daihatsu brakes overheat and are allowed to cool with pressure still applied for m the brake pads/shoes then it is possible for the disc to warp.

If the Daihatsu brake discs warp then they should be replaced immediately

Daihatsu brake discs will wear and need replacing eventually and should be inspected for pitting

The brake pads on your Daihatsu should wear first

Daihatsu Brakes will safely function correctly without the need for replacement for many thousands of miles

Daihatsu Brake Inspection Elements

Hand brake linkage condition

Auxiliary handbrake shoes where appropriate

Hydraulic brake pipe fittings and joints for corrosion and leaking

General brake disc condition

Brake calliper operation

Replace Brake Fluid if necessary

Handbrake function and travel

Brake pipe Condition

And carry out the following maintenance of your Daihatsu braking system:-

Lubricate Hand Brake Linkages

Brake drum condition

Adjust handbrake

Top Up Brake and Clutch Fluid Levels or

Correct brake pad movement and level of wear

Wheel cylinder condition

ABS warning light operation

Clean and remove brake dust and loose corrosion and dirt from drums

Daihatsu Steering System

The tyre tread is rapidly removed from the inner or outer tyre edge of your front tyres

One of the first signs of a potential problem with your Daihatsu steering system is uneven tyre wear

Common symptoms of Daihatsu steering alignment problems include:-
Vehicle Drift - Your Daihatsu tends to pull left or right when travelling in a straight line
Modern Power steering and Drive by Wire Systems do not have the same mechanical linkages between the steering column and drive wheels making it difficult to 'feel' how the steering is performing.

The tyres will need to be replaced much sooner than necessary until the steering rack is adjusted to bring your wheels into correct alignment

Daihatsu Steering, Wheels & Tyres:-

Steering Linkages for wear and corrosion

Steering Rack Gaiter condition

Correct wheel balance, including spare

Correct Tyre Pressure - inc Spare

Wheel Bearings for wear - play or noise

Power Steering Reservoir Levels and Top Up

Daihatsu Tyre wear and wheel alignment

Correct wheel nut torque to manufacturer's recommendations

Tyre Condition - inc Spare

Steering Condition

Daihatsu Brake Servicing: Brake Discs, Pads & Hydraulics

Braking increases hydraulic brake fluid pressure.

The brake pedal is attached the Master Cylinder; a fluid filled hydraulic piston.

Modern braking systems use hydraulic links to transfer stopping power.

The hydraulic brake fluid is a non-compressible liquid so braking pressure is transferred via the brake pipes to the wheels and operates a slave cylinder piston that forces the brake pads against a brake drum or brake disc.

The enforced contact between the brake pads and brake drum or brake disc increases friction to slow down or stop the vehicle.

Brakes can last for thousand of miles depending on use and regular service.

Daihatsu Replacement Timing Belt or Cambelt East Midlands

High compression diesel engines are normally interference engines

Often it is prudent to replace a combination of items associated with the timing system. Most of the needed Daihatsu parts can be obtained as timing kits containing the appropriate timing components; such as: Daihatsu timing belt
timing belt tensioners
timing belt tensioner idler roller
front lower crank shaft seal
water pump gasket

Timing belts must be replaced at a specified manufacturer's interval. The timing belt should also be inspected regularly and replaced immediately if there is any evidence of cracking or fraying cuts or excessive wear

If the timing belt snaps it will most probably cause serious engine damage. The camshaft stops turning with some of the valves left in the open position. In a Free Running Engine there is enough clearance between a fully open valve and the piston head to avoid serious damage. In an Interference Engine there is no clearance and the engine relies upon accurate timing to keep the valves and piston head separated. With a broken timing belt; the inertia helps the crankshaft to rotate freely forcing the pistons to strike the open valves resulting in damaged valves, pistons, and possibly even damage to the cylinder head

The Timing Belt synchronizes the camshaft to the crankshaft position ensuring the valves open and close at the correct time in relation to the piston. Some vehicles use a cam chain in place of the belt or a timing gear system instead

Since Daihatsu Timing Belts are hidden inside the engine they tend to be forgotten when purchasing a used Daihatsu

The toothed belt connecting the engine crankshaft to the camshaft is known as the Cambelt or Timing belt

Generally Daihatsu belts should be replaced every 60,000 miles or less. So, if you have just bought a secondhand Daihatsu that has 40,000 to 80,000 miles then it is important to know if the timing belt has been replaced or needs replacing. Check the Daihatsu Owner's manual for your model for the recommended changing frequency

Daihatsu Clutch Operation

Disengaging the clutch acts on heavy-duty release springs to isolate the pressure plate so that the disc is no longer pressed against the flywheel

Engaging the clutch forces the clutch against the flywheel transmitting power from the crankshaft to the transmission shaft

The centre of the clutch disc has a spline pattern that matches splines on the power input shaft of the transmission system

The Daihatsu clutch disc is, not surprisingly, a disc with each side covered in a high friction material. It is designed to engage with the high-friction surfaces of the pressure plate and flywheel. It is also designed to transmit power to theDaihatsu transmission system

The pressure plate comprises heavy-duty release springs, a metal pressure ring acting as a high friction surface to interact with the clutch disc, a thrust ring (or thrust fingers) for the release bearing, and release levers

Daihatsu Clutch failure often occurs when one or more of the high friction surface materials wears out on the disc. Even when the pressure plate is engaged and a clamping force is applied, there is no longer sufficient friction to transmit power without the clutch slipping. Normally the Daihatsu clutch disc and pressure plate are replaced. Replacing the Daihatsu Clutch is a major operation and it is sometimes advisable to replace a number of items, often supplied as a Daihatsu Clutch kit:-
Daihatsu clutch disc
pressure plate
release bearing
pilot bearing - bushing (when required)
internal Daihatsu clutch slave cylinder

When the clutch is dis-engaged the clamping force is removed so the clutch disc spins with the flywheel and no power is transmitted

Daihatsu Engine Efficiency - Fuel Injection

LPG Petrol or Diesel Metering
Fuel Injection systems have replaced carburetors for the accurate mixing and delivering of petrol, lpg or diesel fuel in modern Daihatsu vehicles

Daihatsu Engine Mapping
The Daihatsu ECU controlling engine performance is pre-programmed with software containing embedded data on engine performance for different combinations of engine speed and acceleration

EFI - Electronic Fuel Injection
The Daihatsu fuel injection system is controlled by a mini-computer or Electronic Control Unit (ECU) that assimilates data from a series of temperature sensors and oxygen or lambda sensors providing feedback to help optimise fuel efficiency and power under a variety of conditions

Daihatsu Fuel Injection
Fuel injection systems mix fuel with just the right amount of air for optimal combustion & energy release in an internal combustion engine

Daihatsu Re-Mapping East Midlands
The Daihatsu ECU can be replaced with a programmable ECU or re-mapped to electronically alter the engine performance characteristics

Daihatsu Oil Change Frequency

Moisture Scavengers - Detergents - Acidity Regulators
Moisture scavengers, detergents and acidity regulators prevent all kinds of contaminants degrading and abrading the internal moving surfaces of your Daihatsu engine minimising the effects that water, particles, and fuel combustion residus can have on Daihatsu performance
Once they have absorbed the maximum amount of water and other contaminants; the risk of corrosion and failure in your in your Daihatsu engine increases

Oil & Filter Change
A new Daihatsu oil filter and oil change shouldn't need a specialist Daihatsu engineer and is minimal compared to the cost of an Engine Rebuild; with regular maintenance and routine servicing working out cheaper than disaster recover when your Daihatsu engine fails

Oil Change Masterclass
Keep a small amount of the engine oil used in your next oil change in a sealed container; then when you check your oil level with the dipstick you can compare the lubricity or lubricating properties of the oil against your fresh oil:- If the oil on the dipstick seems thin compared to your reference oil sample; it may be time to get an oil change to keep your Daihatsu running smoothly

Oil Change Frequency
The mechanics rule of thumb with traditional multigrade engine oils used to be "change the oil every 3000 miles" but many vehicle manufacturers indicate 5000 to 7000 miles. Initially, follow the Daihatsu recommended oil change guidelines to ensure you validate your warranty.

Oil Composition
Engine Lubricating Oil is composed of hundreds of chemicals; some can interact chemically, polymerise, oxidise and break down with the extreme conditions of temperature & shear forces pulling the oil molecules apart in your Daihatsu engine thus, changing the lubrication properties.

Synthetic Oil Change - East Midlands
Modern synthetic oils can last longer than old petroleum based multigrades because they are more inert with a laboratory designed molecular structure and fewer natural catalytic impurities that increase oil breakdown compared to the cheaper engine oils

Anti Oxidants
Preventing internal engine oxidation in your Daihatsu motor is the job of sacrificial anti-oxidants present in the lubricating oil; Anti oxidants are sacrificed to protect your engine and will eventually be depleted making it necessary to change your oil regularly

East Midlands Exhaust Fitting Daihatsu

The Daihatsu exhaust system allows poisonous gases from the fuel combustionto vent into the atmoshpere away from the driver and cabin

Corroded exhaust pipes allow fumes and noise to escape; increasing the risk of poisonous carbon monoxide entering the cabin and significantly increasing noise making detection an easy task

Explosions from the instantaneous ignition of the compressed fuel and air igniting in the combustion chamber creat a lot of noise that needs to be silenced in the urban environment

The exhaust pipework helps muffle and deaden the noise from the fuel combustion process

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Daihatsu Models

  • Daihatsu
  • Daihatsu Charade
  • Daihatsu Copen
  • Daihatsu Copen Roadster
  • Daihatsu Cuore
  • Daihatsu Fourtrak
  • Daihatsu Grand Move
  • Daihatsu Hijet
  • Daihatsu Materia
  • Daihatsu Move
  • Daihatsu Sirion
  • Daihatsu Sportrak
  • Daihatsu Terios
  • Daihatsu YRV

East Midlands Tyre Fitting

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  • Uneven Tyre Wear?
    Daihatsu Tracking adjustment
  • Daihatsu Wheel alignment
  • Daihatsu Tyre Fitting
  • Michelin
  • Pirelli
  • Dunlop
  • BF Goodrich
  • Kleber
  • Riken
  • Hankook
  • Goodyear
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Daihatsu ABS

  • ABS Control Unit
  • ABS Sensor
  • ABS Modulator
  • ABS Ecu
  • ABS Pump
  • ABS Pump Modulator Combined

Daihatsu Air Conditioning

  • Daihatsu AC Pump
  • Daihatsu AC Receiver Drier
  • Daihatsu AC Condenser
  • Daihatsu AC Compressor
  • Daihatsu AC Evaporator
  • Daihatsu AC Radiator
  • Daihatsu AC Fluid Top Up

Daihatsu Filters

  • Daihatsu Transmission Filter Kit
  • Daihatsu Cabin Air and Pollen Filter
  • Daihatsu Fuel Filter
  • Daihatsu Oil Filter
  • Daihatsu Air Filter

Daihatsu Electronic Sensors

  • Daihatsu Temperature Sensor
  • Daihatsu Oxygen Sensor
  • Daihatsu Air Flow Mass Meter

Daihatsu Electrical Systems

  • Daihatsu Tail Lights
  • Daihatsu Antenna
  • Daihatsu Lambda Sensor
  • Daihatsu Cooling Fan
  • Daihatsu Water Pump
  • Daihatsu Spark Plug HT Leads
  • Daihatsu ECU Mapping Remap
  • Daihatsu Fuel Pump
  • Daihatsu Heater Blower Motor
  • Daihatsu Spark Plugs
  • Daihatsu Parking Light
  • Daihatsu Heater Core
  • Daihatsu Headlights
  • Daihatsu Electronic Control Unit
  • Daihatsu Window Motors
  • Daihatsu Fog Lights
  • Daihatsu Thermostats
  • Daihatsu Eibach Pro Kit
  • Daihatsu Starter Motor
  • Daihatsu Bulbs
  • Daihatsu Alternator
  • Daihatsu Oxygen Sensor
  • Daihatsu Ignition Coil

Daihatsu Wheel & Axle

  • Daihatsu Ball Joints
  • Daihatsu Control Arm
  • Daihatsu Tyres
  • Daihatsu Axle Assembly
  • Daihatsu Alloy Wheel Repairs
  • Daihatsu CV Joint Boot Kit

Daihatsu Brake Servicing

  • Daihatsu Brake Calipers
  • Daihatsu Brake Drums
  • Daihatsu Brake Compensator Valve
  • Daihatsu Brake Master Cylinder
  • Daihatsu Brake Rotor
  • Daihatsu Brake Discs
  • Daihatsu Brake Servo
  • Daihatsu Brake Pads
  • Daihatsu Brake Slave Cylinder

Daihatsu Clutches

  • Daihatsu Clutch Kit
  • Daihatsu Flywheel
  • Daihatsu Clutch Cable
  • Daihatsu Clutch Pressure Plate
  • Daihatsu Dual Mass Flywheel
  • Daihatsu Clutch Slave Cylinder
  • Daihatsu Clutch Master Cylinder
  • Daihatsu Clutch Pedal

Daihatsu Exhaust Systems

  • Daihatsu Exhaust
  • Daihatsu Exhaust System Complete
  • Daihatsu Exhaust Box
  • Daihatsu Exhaust Pipes
  • Daihatsu Exhaust Manifold
  • Daihatsu Catalytic Converter (Catalyst)
  • Daihatsu Tailpipe
  • Daihatsu Silencer
  • Daihatsu Muffler
  • Daihatsu EGR Valve
  • Daihatsu Lambda Sensor
  • Daihatsu Oxygen Sensor

Daihatsu Engine Parts

  • Daihatsu Fuel Injector
  • Daihatsu Cylinder Head Gasket
  • Daihatsu Distributor Cap & Rotor
  • Daihatsu Timing Belt Kits
  • Daihatsu Pistons and Cylinder
  • Daihatsu Ignition Coil
  • Daihatsu Timing Chain Kits
  • Daihatsu Engine Mounts

East Midlands Gasket Fitting

  • Daihatsu Cylinder Head Gasket
  • Daihatsu Valve Cover Gasket

Daihatsu Oil & Hydraulics

  • Daihatsu Oil Pump
  • Daihatsu Oil and Hydraulic Fluid
  • Daihatsu Oil Cap
  • Daihatsu Fuel Cap
  • Daihatsu Oil Sump and Plate
  • Daihatsu Oil Filter

Daihatsu Misc

  • Daihatsu Hood Emblems
  • Daihatsu Windscreen Wipers
  • Daihatsu Shock Absorbers
  • Daihatsu Radiator
  • Daihatsu Bonnet Latch and Strut
  • Daihatsu Power Steering Hoses
  • Daihatsu Throttle Body & Cable
  • Daihatsu Wiper Blades
  • Daihatsu Tie Rods
  • Daihatsu Radiator Pipes
  • Daihatsu Power Steering Pump
  • Daihatsu Serpentine and V Belt
  • Daihatsu Struts
  • Daihatsu Steering Rack

Daihatsu - Suspension & Springs

  • Spring Condition
  • Daihatsu Timing Belt or Cambelt
  • Rubber Grommets
  • Struts
  • Shock Absorber performance
  • Inner and Outer Tie Rod ends
  • Ball Joints
  • Pitman arm - Rear Wheel Drive Suspension
  • Control Arms or Blades
  • Daihatsu Additional Suspension Components
  • Suspension Strut Pivots
  • Rubber Bushes
  • Idler arm
  • Suspension Struts
  • Shock absorbers operation, evidence of Daihatsu bush wear
  • Tie Rods
  • Sway Bar

Daihatsu Problems

  • Engine Oil Warning Light On
  • Injection System Warning Light
  • Spongy Brakes
  • Loud Engine Noise
  • Automatic Locks Not Working
  • Blue Smoke From Exhaust
  • Low Brake Pedal
  • Heater Not Working
  • Corroded Brake Pipes
  • Tyres vibrate
  • Clutch slips at high revs
  • Window stuck
  • Battery Keeps going flat
  • Judder when braking
  • Clutch Won't work
  • Daihatsu check engine light on
  • Can't get into gear
  • Poor Fuel Economy
  • Brakes Pull To One Side When Braking
  • Tyre outside edge wears quickly
  • Daihatsu Lights not working
  • Blocked Fuel injectors
  • Engine Overheating
  • Vacuum Leak
  • Warning Lights On
  • Seatbelt Locked
  • No pick up for first gear
  • Leak in coolant system
  • Daihatsu Radiator fan not working
  • Daihatsu Headlights not working
  • Timing Belt Loose
  • Coolant Leaking
  • Engine Misfires
  • Engine Idles Rough
  • Flywheel Vibrating
  • Tyre inside edge wears quickly
  • Thrust bearing worn
  • Engine Temperature Warning Light On
  • Dim headlights on engine idle
  • Clutch pedal on floor
  • White Smoke From Exhaust
  • Engine Won't Start
  • Cylinder head leaking
  • My Daihatsu Won't Start
  • Clogged Daihatsu air filter
  • Engine Pings or Knocks
  • Daihatsu keeps stalling
  • Knocking sound
  • Steering Pulls To One Side
  • slave cylinder leaking
  • Fails Emissions Test
  • Noisy Brakes
  • Engine Idle Surge
  • master cylinder leaking
  • Fuse keeps blowing
  • Slipping when cold
  • Excessive oil consumption
  • Clutch juddering
  • Air Conditioning Not Working
  • Power steering feels stiff
  • No Power When Accelerating
  • Clutch slips if revved hard
  • Daihatsu Immobiliser
  • Daihatsu Check Engine Light On
  • My Daihatsu Does Not drive Straight
  • Front Tyres wearing quickly
  • Engine Stalls
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