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If your Dodge 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 Birmingham area then use our simple form to arrange a quote; Perhaps you need a specialist mechanic or a garage in the Birmingham area experienced with diagnosing common Dodge problems or with the OBD equipment to identify & reset factory service faults and take care of those service warning lights
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Dodge Birmingham Repairs

Dodge Repairs Birmingham

We can help source most Dodge Parts for local fitting

Dodge Alternators
Replacement Dodge alternators 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 Engines
Dodge Engine repairs, cylinder head skimming, valves & pistons

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

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

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

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

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

Dodge Starter Motors
Replacement Dodge Starter motors installed

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

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

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

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 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 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 Services - Dodge Hydraulic Braking System Servicing and Repair Birmingham

Braking increases hydraulic brake fluid pressure

Modern Dodge braking systems use hydraulic links to transfer stopping power

Dodge 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

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

Dodge Disc Brakes and Drum Brake Systems

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

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

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

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

In hydraulic braking systems, braking pressure operates a slave cylinder

Dodge Brake Servicing - Dodge Brake Discs and Pads

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

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

The brake pads on your Dodge should wear first

Dodge Brake Servicing & Inspection Birmingham

Adjust handbrake

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

Brake calliper operation

Top Up Brake and Clutch Fluid Levels or

Correct brake pad movement and level of wear

Lubricate Hand Brake Linkages

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

Replace Brake Fluid if necessary

Hand brake linkage condition

Hydraulic brake pipe fittings and joints for corrosion and leaking

ABS warning light operation

Brake drum condition

Handbrake function and travel

Brake pipe Condition

Wheel cylinder condition

Auxiliary handbrake shoes where appropriate

General brake disc condition

Dodge Steering - Steering System Inspection

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.

One of the first signs of a potential problem with your Dodge 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

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

Dodge steering inspections:-

Correct wheel nut torque to manufacturer's recommendations

Correct wheel balance, including spare

Dodge Tyre wear and wheel alignment

Tyre Condition - inc Spare

Wheel Bearings for wear - play or noise

Steering Rack Gaiter condition

Correct Tyre Pressure - inc Spare

Steering Condition

Steering Linkages for wear and corrosion

Power Steering Reservoir Levels and Top Up

Dodge Services: Brakes Servicing and Repair

Modern braking systems use hydraulic links to transfer stopping power.

Braking increases hydraulic brake fluid pressure.

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.

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

Replacement Dodge Timing Belt or Cambelt

High compression diesel engines are normally interference engines

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

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

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

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

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

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

Birmingham Replacement Dodge Clutch

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

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

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

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

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

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 Engine Efficiency - Fuel Injection

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

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

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

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

Birmingham Maintenance - Dodge Oil Change

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

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.

Synthetic Oil Change - Birmingham
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 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 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.

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

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

Dodge Exhaust Fitting Birmingham

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

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

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

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Dodge ABS - Anti-lock Brakes

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

Dodge Air Conditioning

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

Dodge Filters

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

Dodge Electronic Sensors

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

Dodge Electrical Components

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

Dodge Wheel Components

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

Dodge Brake Parts

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

Dodge Clutch Kits

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

Dodge Replacement Exhausts

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

Dodge Engine Repairs

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

Dodge Gaskets

  • Dodge Cylinder Head Gasket
  • Dodge Valve Cover Gasket

Dodge Oil & Hydraulics

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

Dodge Parts

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

Suspension Dodge

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

Dodge:-
Common Problems

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