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If your worried that your Ford timing belt has reached that crucial time when it’s safer to change it than risk having the timing belt snap and causing damage to the engine and valves just fill in our simple enquiry form or contact us on 0800 0407 429 to arrange an estimate for a service and new timing belt or use our simple form and we'll get your local garage to contact you.

When replacing the Ford timing belt: The water pump, if run off the same belt should be replaced and as a matter of precaution change the engine coolant at the same time to maximise pump life
Rollers, tensioner and thermostat may also need replacing

Depending upon the engine arrangement and any components operated by the timing belt there may be other parts reaching the end of their safe service life and need replacing along with the timing belt. Generally, they work out cheaper to replace at a milestone service as they’re unlikely to last another 60,000 miles and will add an additional labour cost; you may also need breakdown recovery if they fail without warning

Ford Leicester:- Timing Belts Fitted

Leicester Ford Timing Belt

Ford Timing Belt Kits: Supply & Fit

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

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

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

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

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

Replacement Ford Timing Belt or Cambelt

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 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

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

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

High compression diesel engines are normally interference engines

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

Ford Maintenance - Ford Hydraulic 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

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

Modern Ford braking systems use hydraulic links to transfer stopping power

Braking increases hydraulic brake fluid pressure

Ford 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

Leicester Ford Brake Repairs

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

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

In hydraulic braking systems, braking pressure operates a slave cylinder

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

Ford Brakes - Ford Brake Servicing and Maintenance

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 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

Ford Brake Inspection Elements

Hand brake linkage condition

Replace Brake Fluid if necessary

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

Top Up Brake and Clutch Fluid Levels or

Brake drum condition

Adjust handbrake

Brake calliper operation

Correct brake pad movement and level of wear

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

Handbrake function and travel

Brake pipe Condition

General brake disc condition

Lubricate Hand Brake Linkages

Auxiliary handbrake shoes where appropriate

Hydraulic brake pipe fittings and joints for corrosion and leaking

ABS warning light operation

Wheel cylinder 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

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

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

Ford steering inspections:-

Ford Tyre wear and wheel alignment

Tyre Condition - inc Spare

Steering Condition

Correct wheel nut torque to manufacturer's recommendations

Correct Tyre Pressure - inc Spare

Power Steering Reservoir Levels and Top Up

Wheel Bearings for wear - play or noise

Correct wheel balance, including spare

Steering Linkages for wear and corrosion

Steering Rack Gaiter condition

Ford Services: Brakes Servicing and Repair

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

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

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

Braking increases hydraulic brake fluid pressure.

Ford Clutch Replacement Leicester

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

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

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

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

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 Injectors - Fuel Injection

Ford Re-Mapping Leicester
The Ford 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 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 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 Oil Change Frequency

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

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 & 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

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.

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

Leicester Exhaust Fitting Ford

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

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

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Leicester Tyre Fitting

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Ford ABS

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

Ford Air Conditioning

  • Ford AC Evaporator
  • Ford AC Compressor
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  • Ford AC Receiver Drier
  • Ford AC Pump

Ford Filters

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

Ford Sensors

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

Ford Electrical

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

Ford Wheel & Axle

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

Ford Brake Servicing

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

Ford Clutch Fitting

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

Ford Exhausts

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

Ford Engine Repairs

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

Ford Gaskets

  • Ford Cylinder Head Gasket
  • Ford Valve Cover Gasket

Ford Lubrication System

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

Ford Misc

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

Ford Suspension

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

My Ford Won't Start

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