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Leicester Jeep Repairs

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Leicester: Jeep Parts Fitted

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

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

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

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

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

Jeep Alternators
Replacement Jeep alternators fitted

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

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

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

Jeep Starter Motors
Replacement Jeep Starter motors installed

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

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

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

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

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

Jeep 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 Jeep model

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

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

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

Jeep Garage Services - Jeep Hydraulic Braking System 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

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

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

Modern Jeep 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

Jeep Disc Brakes and Drum Brake Systems

In hydraulic braking systems, braking pressure operates a slave cylinder

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

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

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

Drum Brakes are an older system than Jeep 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

Jeep Brake Servicing - Jeep Brake Discs and Pads

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

if the Jeep 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 Jeep should wear first

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

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

Jeep Brake Servicing & Inspection Leicester

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

General brake disc condition

Brake calliper operation

Hydraulic brake pipe fittings and joints for corrosion and leaking

Auxiliary handbrake shoes where appropriate

Lubricate Hand Brake Linkages

Brake pipe Condition

Correct brake pad movement and level of wear

Replace Brake Fluid if necessary

Adjust handbrake

Wheel cylinder condition

Top Up Brake and Clutch Fluid Levels or

ABS warning light operation

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

Handbrake function and travel

Brake drum condition

Hand brake linkage condition

Jeep Steering System

Common symptoms of Jeep steering alignment problems include:-
Vehicle Drift - Your Jeep 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 Jeep steering system is uneven tyre wear

Jeep steering inspections:-

Correct wheel nut torque to manufacturer's recommendations

Correct wheel balance, including spare

Power Steering Reservoir Levels and Top Up

Wheel Bearings for wear - play or noise

Steering Condition

Steering Rack Gaiter condition

Jeep Tyre wear and wheel alignment

Correct Tyre Pressure - inc Spare

Tyre Condition - inc Spare

Steering Linkages for wear and corrosion

Jeep Services Braking System Servicing and Repair

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.

Braking increases hydraulic brake fluid pressure.

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.

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

Replacement Jeep Timing Belt or Cambelt

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

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

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

Often it is prudent to replace a combination of items associated with the timing system. Most of the needed Jeep parts can be obtained as timing kits containing the appropriate timing components; such as: Jeep 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

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

Leicester Replacement Jeep Clutch

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

The Jeep 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 theJeep 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

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

Jeep Fuel Injection

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

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

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 Jeep vehicles

EFI - Electronic Fuel Injection
The Jeep 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

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

Jeep Maintenance - Oil & Filter Change Leicester

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 Jeep 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 Jeep running smoothly

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

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

Anti Oxidants
Preventing internal engine oxidation in your Jeep 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

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

Leicester Exhaust Fitting Jeep

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

The exhaust pipework helps muffle and deaden the noise from the fuel combustion process

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

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Jeep ABS - Anti-lock Braking System

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

Jeep Air Conditioning

  • Jeep AC Receiver Drier
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Jeep Fuel, Oil & Air Filters

  • Jeep Cabin Air and Pollen Filter
  • Jeep Transmission Filter Kit
  • Jeep Air Filter
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  • Jeep Oil Filter

Jeep Sensors

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

Jeep Electrical Systems

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

Jeep Wheel & Axle

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

Jeep Braking System

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

Jeep Clutch Kits

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

Jeep Exhausts

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

Jeep Engine Parts

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

Jeep Gaskets

  • Jeep Cylinder Head Gasket
  • Jeep Valve Cover Gasket

Jeep Oil & Hydraulics

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

Jeep Misc

  • Jeep Serpentine and V Belt
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  • Jeep Steering Rack
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  • Jeep Power Steering Pump
  • Jeep Radiator
  • Jeep Wiper Blades
  • Jeep Tie Rods

Jeep - Suspension & Springs

  • Control Arms or Blades
  • Shock absorbers operation, evidence of Jeep bush wear
  • Pitman arm - Rear Wheel Drive Suspension
  • Jeep Additional Suspension Components
  • Ball Joints
  • Shock Absorber performance
  • Idler arm
  • Struts
  • Spring Condition
  • Sway Bar
  • Inner and Outer Tie Rod ends
  • Jeep Timing Belt or Cambelt
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  • Suspension Struts
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My Jeep Won't Start

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