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Leicester Ford Crash Damage: Body & Paint Repairs

When a Ford has been custom painted and needs a paint touch up or partial respray then it's important to use the original paint or it may be necessary to carry out a more extensive respray than seems necessary due to differences in surface colour under different light sources or time of day

Metamorism can be a problem with matching custom paintwork: The paint may look an identical match in daylight but completely different in artificial light

Many minor surface dents can be removed without needing to paint the affected panel unless the paint surface is damaged or starts to delaminate from the substrate

Most Ford replacement body panels can be refinished to match the original Ford paint colour and avoid a full respray

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Minor surface damage including key scratches to the Ford laquer or paint finish and Ford bumper scuffs may be repaired quite easily

If your Ford has been involved in a minor collision then some body panels may need to be repaired or replaced depending upon the severity and location of the impact

Ford Crash Damage: Bodywork & Paint Restoration

Ford Body And Paint Repairs Leicester

Leicester Body Repairs - Dent Removal, Replacement Body Parts & Paint Touch Up

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

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

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

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

Ford Starter Motors
Replacement Ford Starter motors installed

Ford 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 Ford model

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Ford Alternators
Replacement Ford alternators fitted

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

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

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

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

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

Leicester Brake Fitting - New Disc Brakes & Pads

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

Modern Ford 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

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

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

Ford Hydraulic Disc Brake and Drum Brake Systems

In hydraulic braking systems, braking pressure operates a slave cylinder

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

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

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

Drum Brakes are an older system than Ford 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

Ford Brake Servicing - Ford Brake Maintenance & Parts Replacement

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

if the Ford 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.

The brake pads on your Ford should wear first

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

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

Ford Brake Servicing & Inspection Leicester

Brake drum condition

Auxiliary handbrake shoes where appropriate

Brake pipe Condition

Hydraulic brake pipe fittings and joints for corrosion and leaking

Correct brake pad movement and level of wear

Adjust handbrake

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

General brake disc condition

Top Up Brake and Clutch Fluid Levels or

Wheel cylinder condition

Brake calliper operation

Hand brake linkage condition

Handbrake function and travel

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

Lubricate Hand Brake Linkages

Replace Brake Fluid if necessary

ABS warning light operation

Ford Steering System

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

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

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

Ford Steering, Wheels & Tyres:-

Correct wheel balance, including spare

Ford Tyre wear and wheel alignment

Tyre Condition - inc Spare

Wheel Bearings for wear - play or noise

Steering Condition

Correct wheel nut torque to manufacturer's recommendations

Power Steering Reservoir Levels and Top Up

Steering Linkages for wear and corrosion

Steering Rack Gaiter condition

Correct Tyre Pressure - inc Spare

Ford Brake Servicing: Brake Discs, Pads & Hydraulics

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

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.

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.

Ford Replacement Timing Belt or Cambelt Leicester

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

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

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

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

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

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

Ford Clutch Replacement Leicester

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

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

The Ford 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 theFord transmission system

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

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

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

Ford Engine Efficiency - 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 Ford vehicles

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

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

EFI - Electronic Fuel Injection
The Ford 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

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

Ford Engine Oil Change

Oil & Filter Change
A new Ford oil filter and oil change shouldn't need a specialist Ford 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 Ford 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 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 Ford recommended oil change guidelines to ensure you validate your warranty.

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

Ford Replacement Exhausts Leicester

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

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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Ford Models

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Ford ABS - Anti-lock Braking System

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

Ford Air Conditioning

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

Ford Fuel, Oil & Air Filters

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

Ford Electronic Sensors

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

Ford Electrical Components

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

Ford Wheel Components

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

Ford Brake Servicing

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

Ford Clutch Kits

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

Ford Exhaust Systems

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

Ford Engine Repairs

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

Leicester Gasket Fitting

  • Ford Valve Cover Gasket
  • Ford Cylinder Head Gasket

Ford Lubrication System

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

Ford Misc

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

Ford - Suspension & Springs

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

Engine Problems

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