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Dodge Alcester Repairs

Dodge Repairs Alcester

Alcester: Dodge Parts Fitted

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

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

Dodge Starter Motors
Replacement Dodge Starter motors installed

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

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

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

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

Dodge Alternators
Replacement Dodge alternators fitted

Dodge 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 Dodge model

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Dodge Maintenance - Dodge Hydraulic Braking System Servicing and Repair

Braking increases hydraulic brake fluid pressure

Dodge 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

Modern Dodge braking systems use hydraulic links to transfer stopping power

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

Dodge Disc Brakes and Drum Brake Systems

Drum Brakes, if fitted, are usually found on Dodge 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 Dodge 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

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

Dodge Brakes - Dodge Brake Servicing and Maintenance

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

The brake pads on your Dodge should wear first

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

if the Dodge 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.

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

Dodge Brake Servicing & Inspection Alcester

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

Top Up Brake and Clutch Fluid Levels or

Wheel cylinder condition

Lubricate Hand Brake Linkages

Brake calliper operation

Hydraulic brake pipe fittings and joints for corrosion and leaking

Hand brake linkage condition

Handbrake function and travel

Auxiliary handbrake shoes where appropriate

ABS warning light operation

General brake disc condition

Brake drum condition

Correct brake pad movement and level of wear

Replace Brake Fluid if necessary

Adjust handbrake

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

Brake pipe Condition

Dodge Steering System

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

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

Common symptoms of Dodge steering alignment problems include:-
Vehicle Drift - Your Dodge 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

Dodge Steering, Wheels & Tyres:-

Wheel Bearings for wear - play or noise

Correct Tyre Pressure - inc Spare

Power Steering Reservoir Levels and Top Up

Dodge Tyre wear and wheel alignment

Steering Condition

Correct wheel balance, including spare

Steering Rack Gaiter condition

Tyre Condition - inc Spare

Correct wheel nut torque to manufacturer's recommendations

Steering Linkages for wear and corrosion

Dodge Brake Servicing: Brake Discs, Pads & Hydraulics

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

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.

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

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

Braking increases hydraulic brake fluid pressure.

Dodge Timing Belt or Cambelt

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

High compression diesel engines are normally interference engines

Generally Dodge belts should be replaced every 60,000 miles or less. So, if you have just bought a secondhand Dodge 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 Dodge Owner's manual for your model for the recommended changing frequency

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

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

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

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

Dodge 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

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

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 Dodge 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 theDodge transmission system

Dodge 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 Dodge clutch disc and pressure plate are replaced. Replacing the Dodge Clutch is a major operation and it is sometimes advisable to replace a number of items, often supplied as a Dodge Clutch kit:-
Dodge clutch disc
pressure plate
release bearing
pilot bearing - bushing (when required)
internal Dodge clutch slave cylinder

Dodge Fuel Injectors - 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 Dodge vehicles

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

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

EFI - Electronic Fuel Injection
The Dodge 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

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

Dodge Engine Oil Change

Anti Oxidants
Preventing internal engine oxidation in your Dodge 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

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 Dodge recommended oil change guidelines to ensure you validate your warranty.

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 Dodge engine minimising the effects that water, particles, and fuel combustion residus can have on Dodge performance
Once they have absorbed the maximum amount of water and other contaminants; the risk of corrosion and failure in your in your Dodge engine increases

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 Dodge engine thus, changing the lubrication properties.

Synthetic Oil Change - Alcester
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

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 Dodge running smoothly

Oil & Filter Change
A new Dodge oil filter and oil change shouldn't need a specialist Dodge 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 Dodge engine fails

Alcester Exhaust Fitting Dodge

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

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

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

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Dodge Models

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  • Dodge Challenger
  • Dodge Charger
  • Dodge Dakota
  • Dodge Dart
  • Dodge Journey
  • Dodge Magnum
  • Dodge Nitro
  • Dodge Ram
  • Dodge Viper

Alcester Tyre Fitting

Dodge Replacement Tyres: Fit new tyres to your Dodge

  • Uneven Tyre Wear?
    Dodge Tracking adjustment
  • Dodge Wheel alignment
  • Dodge Tyre Fitting
  • Michelin
  • Pirelli
  • Dunlop
  • BF Goodrich
  • Kleber
  • Riken
  • Hankook
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Dodge ABS - Anti-lock Brakes

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

Dodge Air Conditioning

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

Dodge Fuel, Oil & Air Filters

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

Dodge Electronic Sensors

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

Dodge Electrical Components

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

Dodge Wheel & Axle

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

Dodge Brake Servicing

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

Dodge Clutches

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

Dodge Exhausts

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

Dodge Engine Components

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

Alcester Gasket Fitting

  • Dodge Valve Cover Gasket
  • Dodge Cylinder Head Gasket

Dodge Oil & Hydraulics

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

Dodge Misc

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

Suspension Dodge

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

Common Problems

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