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

Ford Repairs East Midlands

Ford Parts: Supply & Fit

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

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

Ford Starter Motors
Replacement Ford Starter motors installed

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

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

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 Alternators
Replacement Ford alternators fitted

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

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

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

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

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

Ford Maintenance - Ford Hydraulic Braking System Servicing and Repair

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

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

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

The brake pedal controls the Master Cylinder (a fluid filled hydraulic piston) that transfers stopping power to the brakes

Ford Disc Brakes and Drum Brake Systems

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

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

Ford 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

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

Ford Brake Servicing - Ford Brake Discs and Pads

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

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

The brake pads on your Ford should wear first

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.

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

Ford Brake Servicing & Inspection East Midlands

Hydraulic brake pipe fittings and joints for corrosion and leaking

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

Lubricate Hand Brake Linkages

Brake drum condition

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

Hand brake linkage condition

Wheel cylinder condition

General brake disc condition

Handbrake function and travel

Top Up Brake and Clutch Fluid Levels or

ABS warning light operation

Brake calliper operation

Auxiliary handbrake shoes where appropriate

Brake pipe Condition

Ford Steering System

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

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.

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

Ford steering inspections:-

Power Steering Reservoir Levels and Top Up

Tyre Condition - inc Spare

Steering Condition

Correct wheel nut torque to manufacturer's recommendations

Steering Rack Gaiter condition

Steering Linkages for wear and corrosion

Wheel Bearings for wear - play or noise

Ford Tyre wear and wheel alignment

Correct wheel balance, including spare

Correct Tyre Pressure - inc Spare

Ford Services Braking System Servicing and Repair

Braking increases hydraulic brake fluid pressure.

Modern braking systems use hydraulic links to transfer stopping power.

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

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.

Ford Replacement Timing Belt or Cambelt East Midlands

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

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

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

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 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

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

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

East Midlands:- Ford Replacement Clutch

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

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

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

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 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

Ford Fuel Injection

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

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 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

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 Maintenance - Oil & Filter Change East Midlands

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

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.

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

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

Synthetic Oil Change - East Midlands
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

Ford Exhaust Fitting East Midlands

The Ford 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

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

Ford Specialists East Midlands Area

East Midlands Area Garages

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Ford Models

  • Ford
  • Ford Anglia
  • Ford C-Max
  • Ford Capri
  • Ford Cortina
  • Ford Cougar
  • Ford Econoline
  • Ford Escape
  • Ford Escort
  • Ford Excursion
  • Ford Expedition
  • Ford Explorer
  • Ford F150
  • Ford F250
  • Ford F350
  • Ford Fairmont
  • Ford Falcon
  • Ford Fiesta
  • Ford Focus
  • Ford Focus C-Max
  • Ford Focus Coupe Cabriolet
  • Ford Focus Estate
  • Ford Freda
  • Ford Fusion
  • Ford Galaxy
  • Ford Granada
  • Ford Gt
  • Ford Ka
  • Ford Kuga
  • Ford Lincoln
  • Ford Maverick
  • Ford Model A
  • Ford Model T
  • Ford Mondeo
  • Ford Mondeo Estate
  • Ford Mustang
  • Ford Orion
  • Ford Prefect
  • Ford Probe
  • Ford Puma
  • Ford Ranger
  • Ford S-Max
  • Ford Scorpio
  • Ford Sherrod
  • Ford Sierra
  • Ford StreetKa
  • Ford Thunderbird
  • Ford Windstar

East Midlands Tyre Fitting

Ford Replacement Tyres: Fit new tyres to your Ford

  • Uneven Tyre Wear?
    Ford Tracking adjustment
  • Ford Wheel alignment
  • Ford Tyre Fitting
  • Michelin
  • Pirelli
  • Dunlop
  • BF Goodrich
  • Kleber
  • Riken
  • Hankook
  • Goodyear
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Ford ABS - Anti-lock Braking System

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

Ford Air Conditioning

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

Ford Filters

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

Ford Sensors

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

Ford Electrical Systems

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

Ford Wheel Components

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

Ford Braking System

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

Ford Clutches

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

Ford Exhausts

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

Ford Engine Repairs

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

East Midlands Gasket Fitting

  • Ford Valve Cover Gasket
  • Ford Cylinder Head Gasket

Ford Lubrication System

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

Ford Misc

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

Ford - Suspension & Springs

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

Common Ford Problems

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