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Kia Ipswich Repairs

Kia Repairs Ipswich

We can help source most Kia Parts for local fitting

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

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

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

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

Kia Starter Motors
Replacement Kia Starter motors installed

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

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

Kia Alternators
Replacement Kia alternators fitted

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Kia 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 Kia model

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

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

Kia Services - Kia Hydraulic Braking System Servicing and Repair Ipswich

Modern Kia braking systems use hydraulic links to transfer stopping power

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

Kia Hydraulic Disc Brake and Drum Brake Systems

Kia 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 Kia rear wheels

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 Kia 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

In hydraulic braking systems, braking pressure operates a slave cylinder

Kia Brakes - Kia Brake Servicing and Maintenance

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

The brake pads on your Kia should wear first

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

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

if the Kia 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.

Kia Brake Servicing & Inspection Ipswich

Replace Brake Fluid if necessary

Wheel cylinder condition

Handbrake function and travel

Correct brake pad movement and level of wear

Lubricate Hand Brake Linkages

Hydraulic brake pipe fittings and joints for corrosion and leaking

Brake drum condition

Brake pipe Condition

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

Auxiliary handbrake shoes where appropriate

General brake disc condition

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

ABS warning light operation

Hand brake linkage condition

Top Up Brake and Clutch Fluid Levels or

Adjust handbrake

Brake calliper operation

Kia 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

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

Common symptoms of Kia steering alignment problems include:-
Vehicle Drift - Your Kia 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

Kia Steering, Wheels & Tyres:-

Steering Rack Gaiter condition

Wheel Bearings for wear - play or noise

Correct Tyre Pressure - inc Spare

Steering Condition

Correct wheel nut torque to manufacturer's recommendations

Kia Tyre wear and wheel alignment

Power Steering Reservoir Levels and Top Up

Correct wheel balance, including spare

Steering Linkages for wear and corrosion

Tyre Condition - inc Spare

Kia 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.

Modern braking systems use hydraulic links to transfer stopping power.

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.

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.

Kia Replacement Timing Belt or Cambelt Ipswich

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

Often it is prudent to replace a combination of items associated with the timing system. Most of the needed Kia parts can be obtained as timing kits containing the appropriate timing components; such as: Kia timing belt
timing belt tensioners
timing belt tensioner idler roller
front lower crank shaft seal
water pump gasket

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

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

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

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

Kia Clutch Fitting Ipswich

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

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

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

The Kia 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 theKia transmission system

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

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

Kia Engine Efficiency - Fuel Injection

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 Kia vehicles

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

EFI - Electronic Fuel Injection
The Kia 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

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

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

Ipswich Maintenance - Kia Oil Change

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 Kia recommended oil change guidelines to ensure you validate your warranty.

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

Oil & Filter Change
A new Kia oil filter and oil change shouldn't need a specialist Kia 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 Kia engine fails

Anti Oxidants
Preventing internal engine oxidation in your Kia 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 - Ipswich
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

Kia Exhaust Fitting Ipswich

The Kia 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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Kia ABS - Anti-lock Brakes

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

Kia Aircon (Air Conditioning)

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

Kia Filters

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

Kia Sensors

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

Kia Electrical Systems

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

Kia Wheel Components

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

Kia Brake Parts

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

Kia Clutch Kits

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

Kia Replacement Exhausts

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

Kia Engine Components

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

Kia Gaskets

  • Kia Cylinder Head Gasket
  • Kia Valve Cover Gasket

Kia Oil & Hydraulics

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

Kia Misc

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

Suspension Kia

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

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Engine Problems

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