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Alcester MOT Failure Repairs for Land Rover

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If your Land Rover has broken down or you need an important Land Rover milestone service or general maintenance in the Alcester area it can be quite stressful choosing a mechanic familiar with your Land Rover model or type of MOT repair if you haven't had time to build up a relationship with a local garage
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If your Land Rover fails the MOT it's not the end of the world and you'll know what needs to be done ready for the MOT re-test

If your Land Rover needs an urgent repair, a new timing belt , brake pads or just a general service and oil change and you're looking for a garage or mobile mechanic in the Alcester area then use our simple form to arrange a quote; Perhaps you need a specialist mechanic or a garage in the Alcester area experienced with diagnosing common Land Rover problems or with the OBD equipment to identify & reset factory service faults and take care of those service warning lights
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Get your Land Rover ready for its MOT by replacing the air filters, tidying up the brakes, checking the exhaust and doing those minor 12 monthly jobs

Alcester Land Rover MOT Repairs

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Alcester MOT: Land Rover Repairs & Servicing

Land Rover Alternators
Replacement Land Rover alternators fitted

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

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

Land Rover Performance Spares
OEM Land Rover parts fitted or replaced with alternative performance parts

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

Land Rover Starter Motors
Replacement Land Rover Starter motors installed

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

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

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

Land Rover 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 Land Rover model

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

Land Rover Engines
Land Rover Engine repairs, cylinder head skimming, valves & pistons

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

Land Rover Clutches
Land Rover clutch repairs Alcester - Checking for leaks and repairing-replacing the clutch master-slave cylinder and fitting a new Land Rover Clutch kit

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

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

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

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

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

Alcester Brake Fitting - New Disc Brakes & Pads

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

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

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

Modern Land Rover braking systems use hydraulic links to transfer stopping power

Land Rover Disc Brakes and Drum Brake Systems

Drum Brakes are an older system than Land Rover 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

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

Land Rover 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 Land Rover rear wheels

Land Rover Brake Servicing - Land Rover Brake Discs and Pads

If the Land Rover brake discs warp then they should be replaced immediately

if the Land Rover 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 Land Rover should wear first

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

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

Land Rover Brake Inspection Elements

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

Brake drum condition

Adjust handbrake

Top Up Brake and Clutch Fluid Levels or

Auxiliary handbrake shoes where appropriate

Replace Brake Fluid if necessary

Lubricate Hand Brake Linkages

Hydraulic brake pipe fittings and joints for corrosion and leaking

Correct brake pad movement and level of wear

Hand brake linkage condition

Wheel cylinder condition

Brake pipe Condition

ABS warning light operation

Handbrake function and travel

Brake calliper operation

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

General brake disc condition

Land Rover 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 Land Rover steering alignment problems include:-
Vehicle Drift - Your Land Rover 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

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

Land Rover Steering, Wheels & Tyres:-

Correct Tyre Pressure - inc Spare

Correct wheel nut torque to manufacturer's recommendations

Steering Condition

Power Steering Reservoir Levels and Top Up

Land Rover Tyre wear and wheel alignment

Steering Linkages for wear and corrosion

Correct wheel balance, including spare

Wheel Bearings for wear - play or noise

Steering Rack Gaiter condition

Tyre Condition - inc Spare

Land Rover Services: Brakes Servicing and Repair

Braking increases hydraulic brake fluid pressure.

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

Modern braking systems use hydraulic links to transfer stopping power.

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.

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.

Replacement Land Rover Timing Belt or Cambelt

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

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

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

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

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

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

High compression diesel engines are normally interference engines

Land Rover Clutch Fitting Alcester

The Land Rover 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 theLand Rover 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

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

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

Land Rover Fuel Injection

Land Rover Engine Mapping
The Land Rover 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 Land Rover vehicles

EFI - Electronic Fuel Injection
The Land Rover 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

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

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

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

Anti Oxidants
Preventing internal engine oxidation in your Land Rover 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 & Filter Change
A new Land Rover oil filter and oil change shouldn't need a specialist Land Rover 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 Land Rover engine fails

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 Land Rover engine thus, changing the lubrication properties.

Synthetic Oil Change - Alcester
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

Land Rover Replacement Exhausts Alcester

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

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

Land Rover Specialists Alcester Area

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Land Rover Models

  • Land Rover
  • Land Rover Defender
  • Land Rover Discovery
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  • Range Rover
  • Range Rover Sport

Alcester Tyre Fitting

Land Rover Replacement Tyres: Fit new tyres to your Land Rover

  • Uneven Tyre Wear?
    Land Rover Tracking adjustment
  • Land Rover Wheel alignment
  • Land Rover Tyre Fitting
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Land Rover ABS - Anti-lock Braking System

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

Land Rover Aircon (Air Conditioning)

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

Land Rover Filters

  • Land Rover Cabin Air and Pollen Filter
  • Land Rover Air Filter
  • Land Rover Oil Filter
  • Land Rover Transmission Filter Kit
  • Land Rover Fuel Filter

Land Rover Electronic Sensors

  • Land Rover Temperature Sensor
  • Land Rover Air Flow Mass Meter
  • Land Rover Oxygen Sensor

Land Rover Electrical Systems

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

Land Rover Wheel & Axle

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

Land Rover Brake Servicing

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

Land Rover Clutches

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

Land Rover Exhausts

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

Land Rover Engine Repairs

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

Land Rover Gaskets

  • Land Rover Valve Cover Gasket
  • Land Rover Cylinder Head Gasket

Land Rover Oil & Hydraulics

  • Land Rover Oil Sump and Plate
  • Land Rover Oil Cap
  • Land Rover Fuel Cap
  • Land Rover Oil Pump
  • Land Rover Oil Filter
  • Land Rover Oil and Hydraulic Fluid

Land Rover Parts

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

Land Rover Suspension

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

Land Rover:-
Common Problems

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