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Ford Repairs Solihull

Ford Repairs Solihull

Solihull: Ford Parts Fitted

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

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 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 Starter Motors
Replacement Ford Starter motors installed

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

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 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 Alternators
Replacement Ford alternators fitted

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

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

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

Ford Service - Ford Braking Systems - Hydrauic Brake Maintenance

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

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

Braking increases hydraulic brake fluid pressure

Modern Ford braking systems use hydraulic links to transfer stopping power

Ford Disc Brakes and Drum Brake Systems

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

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

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

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

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 Brake Inspection Elements

Top Up Brake and Clutch Fluid Levels or

Correct brake pad movement and level of wear

Wheel cylinder condition

Handbrake function and travel

Auxiliary handbrake shoes where appropriate

Adjust handbrake

Brake pipe Condition

Hydraulic brake pipe fittings and joints for corrosion and leaking

Brake drum condition

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

General brake disc condition

Lubricate Hand Brake Linkages

ABS warning light operation

Hand brake linkage condition

Replace Brake Fluid if necessary

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

Brake calliper operation

Ford Steering - Steering System Inspection

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

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

Your Ford steering inspection can include:-

Correct wheel balance, including spare

Wheel Bearings for wear - play or noise

Power Steering Reservoir Levels and Top Up

Ford Tyre wear and wheel alignment

Correct wheel nut torque to manufacturer's recommendations

Steering Condition

Tyre Condition - inc Spare

Correct Tyre Pressure - inc Spare

Steering Linkages for wear and corrosion

Steering Rack Gaiter condition

Ford Brake Servicing: Brake Discs, Pads & Hydraulics

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.

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

Modern braking systems use hydraulic links to transfer stopping power.

Braking increases hydraulic brake fluid pressure.

Replacement Ford Cambelt - Timing Belt

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

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

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

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

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

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

Solihull:- Ford Replacement Clutch

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

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 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

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

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

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 Fuel Injectors - Fuel Injection

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

Ford Oil Change Frequency

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.

Synthetic Oil Change - Solihull
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

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

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.

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

Ford Exhaust Fitting Solihull

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

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

Ford Specialists Solihull Area

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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

Solihull 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

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

Ford Aircon (Air Conditioning)

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

Ford Filters

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

Ford Sensors

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

Ford Electrical

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

Ford Wheel Components

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

Ford Brake Servicing

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

Ford Clutch Kits

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

Ford Replacement Exhausts

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

Ford Engine Parts

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

Ford Gaskets

  • Ford Cylinder Head Gasket
  • Ford Valve Cover Gasket

Ford Oil & Hydraulics

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

Ford Misc

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

Ford - Suspension & Springs

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

Engine Problems

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