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Daihatsu Repairs Solihull

Daihatsu Repairs Solihull

Daihatsu Parts Supplied and Fitted by local garages

Daihatsu Starter Motors
Replacement Daihatsu Starter motors installed

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

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

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

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

Daihatsu Alternators
Replacement Daihatsu alternators fitted

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

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

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

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

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.

Solihull Brake Servicing - New Disc Brakes & Pads

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

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

Braking increases hydraulic brake fluid pressure

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

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

Modern Daihatsu braking systems use hydraulic links to transfer stopping power

Daihatsu Disc Brakes and Drum Brake Systems

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, if fitted, are usually found on Daihatsu rear wheels

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

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 Brake Servicing - Daihatsu Brake Maintenance & Parts Replacement

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

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

The brake pads on your Daihatsu should wear first

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.

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

Daihatsu Brake Servicing & Inspection Solihull

Handbrake function and travel

Hand brake linkage condition

Wheel cylinder condition

Brake calliper operation

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

Lubricate Hand Brake Linkages

Adjust handbrake

Top Up Brake and Clutch Fluid Levels or

General brake disc condition

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

Hydraulic brake pipe fittings and joints for corrosion and leaking

Brake drum condition

Brake pipe Condition

Replace Brake Fluid if necessary

Auxiliary handbrake shoes where appropriate

Correct brake pad movement and level of wear

ABS warning light operation

Daihatsu Steering System

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

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

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

Your Daihatsu steering inspection can include:-

Correct wheel balance, including spare

Steering Linkages for wear and corrosion

Daihatsu Tyre wear and wheel alignment

Correct Tyre Pressure - inc Spare

Correct wheel nut torque to manufacturer's recommendations

Steering Rack Gaiter condition

Steering Condition

Wheel Bearings for wear - play or noise

Tyre Condition - inc Spare

Power Steering Reservoir Levels and Top Up

Daihatsu Services Braking System Servicing and Repair

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

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.

Braking increases hydraulic brake fluid pressure.

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

Modern braking systems use hydraulic links to transfer stopping power.

Replacement Daihatsu Timing Belt or Cambelt

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

High compression diesel engines are normally interference engines

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

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

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

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

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

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

Daihatsu Clutch Replacement Solihull

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Daihatsu Fuel Injection Systems

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

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

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 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

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

Solihull Maintenance - Daihatsu Oil Change

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 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.

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

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 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.

Synthetic Oil Change - Solihull
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

Daihatsu Exhaust Fitting Solihull

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

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 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

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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

Solihull Tyre Fitting

Daihatsu Replacement Tyres: Fit new tyres to your Daihatsu

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

Daihatsu Air Conditioning

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

Daihatsu Filters

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

Daihatsu Electronic Sensors

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

Daihatsu Electrical Systems

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

Daihatsu Wheel & Axle

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

Daihatsu Braking System

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

Daihatsu Clutch Kits

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

Daihatsu Replacement Exhausts

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

Daihatsu Engine Parts

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

Daihatsu Gaskets

  • Daihatsu Valve Cover Gasket
  • Daihatsu Cylinder Head Gasket

Daihatsu Lubrication System

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

Daihatsu Parts

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

Suspension Daihatsu

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

My Daihatsu Won't Start

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