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Leicester Ford Repairs

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Ford Parts: Supply & Fit

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

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

Ford Alternators
Replacement Ford alternators fitted

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

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

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 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 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 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 Starter Motors
Replacement Ford Starter motors installed

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

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

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

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

Leicester Brake Servicing - New Disc Brakes & Pads

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

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

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 Hydraulic Disc Brake 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

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

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

In hydraulic braking systems, braking pressure operates a slave cylinder

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 Discs and Pads

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

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.

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

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

The brake pads on your Ford should wear first

Ford Brake Inspection Elements

Wheel cylinder condition

Adjust handbrake

Top Up Brake and Clutch Fluid Levels or

Hydraulic brake pipe fittings and joints for corrosion and leaking

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

Hand brake linkage condition

Handbrake function and travel

Brake pipe Condition

Auxiliary handbrake shoes where appropriate

Lubricate Hand Brake Linkages

Brake calliper operation

Brake drum condition

General brake disc condition

ABS warning light operation

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

Replace Brake Fluid if necessary

Correct brake pad movement and level of wear

Ford Steering System

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

The tyres will need to be replaced much sooner than necessary until the steering rack is adjusted to bring your wheels into correct alignment

Your Ford steering inspection can include:-

Wheel Bearings for wear - play or noise

Correct wheel nut torque to manufacturer's recommendations

Correct wheel balance, including spare

Correct Tyre Pressure - inc Spare

Ford Tyre wear and wheel alignment

Power Steering Reservoir Levels and Top Up

Steering Rack Gaiter condition

Tyre Condition - inc Spare

Steering Condition

Steering Linkages for wear and corrosion

Ford Brake Servicing: Brake Discs, Pads & Hydraulics

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.

Modern braking systems use hydraulic links to transfer stopping power.

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.

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

Ford 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 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

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

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

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

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

Leicester Replacement Ford Clutch

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 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

When the clutch is dis-engaged the clamping force is removed so the clutch disc spins with the flywheel and no power is transmitted

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 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

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

Ford Fuel Injection Systems

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

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 Re-Mapping Leicester
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

Ford Engine Oil Change

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 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.

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 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 & 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

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 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

Ford Replacement Exhausts Leicester

The Ford 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

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

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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

Leicester 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
  • Leicester Ford

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Ford ABS - Anti-lock Braking System

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

Ford Air Conditioning

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

Ford Filters

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

Ford Electronic Sensors

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

Ford Electrical Systems

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

Ford Wheel Components

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

Ford Brake Servicing

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

Ford Clutches

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

Ford Exhausts

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

Ford Engine Repairs

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

Ford Gaskets

  • Ford Valve Cover Gasket
  • Ford Cylinder Head Gasket

Ford Lubrication System

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

Ford Parts

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

Suspension Ford

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

Common Problems

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