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If your Dodge has broken down or you need an important Dodge milestone service or general maintenance in the Leicester area it can be quite stressful choosing a mechanic familiar with your Dodge 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 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 Leicester area then use our simple form to arrange a quote; Perhaps you need a specialist mechanic or a garage in the Leicester 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 Repairs Leicester

Dodge Repairs Leicester

Dodge Parts: Supply & Fit

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

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 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 Alternators
Replacement Dodge alternators fitted

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

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

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

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 Starter Motors
Replacement Dodge Starter motors installed

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

Dodge Clutches
Dodge clutch repairs Leicester - 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 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 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 Service - Dodge Braking Systems - Hydrauic Brake Maintenance

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

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

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

Modern Dodge braking systems use hydraulic links to transfer stopping power

Dodge 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

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

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

In hydraulic braking systems, braking pressure operates a slave cylinder

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

Dodge Brake Servicing - Dodge Brake Maintenance & Parts Replacement

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 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

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

Dodge Brake Servicing & Inspection Leicester

Replace Brake Fluid if necessary

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

Hydraulic brake pipe fittings and joints for corrosion and leaking

Top Up Brake and Clutch Fluid Levels or

Brake drum condition

Adjust handbrake

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

Brake pipe Condition

Correct brake pad movement and level of wear

Lubricate Hand Brake Linkages

Auxiliary handbrake shoes where appropriate

Handbrake function and travel

Wheel cylinder condition

ABS warning light operation

General brake disc condition

Hand brake linkage condition

Brake calliper operation

Dodge Steering System

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

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

Your Dodge steering inspection can include:-

Dodge Tyre wear and wheel alignment

Power Steering Reservoir Levels and Top Up

Wheel Bearings for wear - play or noise

Correct wheel balance, including spare

Correct Tyre Pressure - inc Spare

Steering Rack Gaiter condition

Tyre Condition - inc Spare

Correct wheel nut torque to manufacturer's recommendations

Steering Condition

Steering Linkages for wear and corrosion

Dodge Services Braking System Servicing and Repair

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

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

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.

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

Modern braking systems use hydraulic links to transfer stopping power.

Dodge Timing Belt or Cambelt

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 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

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

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

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

High compression diesel engines are normally interference engines

Dodge Clutch Replacement Leicester

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 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

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 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

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

Dodge Fuel Injection Systems

Dodge Re-Mapping Leicester
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

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.

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

Synthetic Oil Change - Leicester
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

Leicester Exhaust Fitting Dodge

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

The Dodge 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

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Dodge Models

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  • Dodge Magnum
  • Dodge Nitro
  • Dodge Ram
  • Dodge Viper

Leicester Tyre Fitting

Dodge Replacement Tyres: Fit new tyres to your Dodge

  • Uneven Tyre Wear?
    Dodge Tracking adjustment
  • Dodge Wheel alignment
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Dodge ABS - Anti-lock Brakes

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

Dodge Air Conditioning

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

Dodge Fuel, Oil & Air Filters

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

Dodge Sensors

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

Dodge Electrical

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

Dodge Wheel & Axle

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

Dodge Braking System

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

Dodge Clutches

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

Dodge Exhausts

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

Dodge Engine Parts

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

Leicester Gasket Fitting

  • Dodge Valve Cover Gasket
  • Dodge Cylinder Head Gasket

Dodge Oil & Hydraulics

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

Dodge Misc

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

Suspension Dodge

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

Common Dodge Problems

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