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Fiat Servicing & Repair

If your Fiat has broken down or you need an important Fiat milestone service or general maintenance in the Ipswich area it can be quite stressful choosing a mechanic familiar with your Fiat 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 Fiat 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 Ipswich area then use our simple form to arrange a quote; Perhaps you need a specialist mechanic or a garage in the Ipswich area experienced with diagnosing common Fiat problems or with the OBD equipment to identify & reset factory service faults and take care of those service warning lights
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Fiat Ipswich Repairs

Fiat Repairs Ipswich

Fiat Parts: Supply & Fit

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

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

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

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

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

Fiat Starter Motors
Replacement Fiat Starter motors installed

Fiat Alternators
Replacement Fiat alternators fitted

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Fiat 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 Fiat model

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

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

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

Ipswich Brake Fitting - New Disc Brakes & Pads

Modern Fiat 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

Fiat 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

Ipswich Fiat Brake Repairs

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

Drum Brakes are an older system than Fiat 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

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

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

Fiat Brakes - Fiat Brake Servicing and Maintenance

The brake pads on your Fiat should wear first

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

if the Fiat 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.

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

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

Fiat Brake Servicing & Inspection Ipswich

Replace Brake Fluid if necessary

Brake drum condition

ABS warning light operation

Auxiliary handbrake shoes where appropriate

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

Correct brake pad movement and level of wear

Brake pipe Condition

Lubricate Hand Brake Linkages

Top Up Brake and Clutch Fluid Levels or

Adjust handbrake

Hand brake linkage condition

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

General brake disc condition

Brake calliper operation

Wheel cylinder condition

Handbrake function and travel

Hydraulic brake pipe fittings and joints for corrosion and leaking

Fiat Steering - Steering System Inspection

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 Fiat steering alignment problems include:-
Vehicle Drift - Your Fiat 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 Fiat steering system is uneven tyre wear

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

Your Fiat steering inspection can include:-

Fiat Tyre wear and wheel alignment

Wheel Bearings for wear - play or noise

Tyre Condition - inc Spare

Correct Tyre Pressure - inc Spare

Correct wheel balance, including spare

Steering Rack Gaiter condition

Steering Condition

Power Steering Reservoir Levels and Top Up

Correct wheel nut torque to manufacturer's recommendations

Steering Linkages for wear and corrosion

Fiat Services Braking System Servicing and Repair

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 braking systems use hydraulic links to transfer stopping power.

Braking increases hydraulic brake fluid pressure.

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.

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

Replacement Fiat Timing Belt or Cambelt

High compression diesel engines are normally interference engines

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 Fiat parts can be obtained as timing kits containing the appropriate timing components; such as: Fiat timing belt
timing belt tensioners
timing belt tensioner idler roller
front lower crank shaft seal
water pump gasket

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

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

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

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

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

Fiat Clutch Operation

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

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

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

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

The Fiat 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 theFiat transmission system

Fiat Fuel Injectors - Fuel Injection

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

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

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 Fiat vehicles

Fiat 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 Fiat 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

Ipswich Maintenance - Fiat Oil Change

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 Fiat 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 Fiat engine thus, changing the lubrication properties.

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

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

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 Fiat running smoothly

Anti Oxidants
Preventing internal engine oxidation in your Fiat 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

Synthetic Oil Change - Ipswich
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

Fiat Replacement Exhausts Ipswich

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

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

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Fiat Models

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Ipswich Tyre Fitting

Fiat Replacement Tyres: Fit new tyres to your Fiat

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Fiat ABS

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

Fiat Air Conditioning

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

Fiat Filters

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

Fiat Electronic Sensors

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

Fiat Electrical Systems

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

Fiat Wheel & Axle

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

Fiat Braking System

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

Fiat Clutch Kits

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

Fiat Exhausts

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

Fiat Engine Components

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

Ipswich Gasket Fitting

  • Fiat Valve Cover Gasket
  • Fiat Cylinder Head Gasket

Fiat Lubrication System

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

Fiat Misc

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

Fiat - Suspension & Springs

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

Fiat:-
Common Problems

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