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Rover Clutches: Clutch Repairs

Your Rover clutch connects and disconnects the engine from the gearbox to allow for the smooth transition from one gear to the next and allows the vehicle to remain stationary with the engine running.

The Rover clutch plate has a high friction coating on both sides and is fitted between the Rover engine flywheel and a spring loaded pressure plate
The clutch is disengaged in manual gearbox versions when the clutch pedal is depressed.

Rover Hydraulic Clutch Master Cylinder - Slave Cylinder
Operating the clutch pedal actuates a hydraulic piston linked to the clutch pedal
This increases fluid pressure to operate a secondary piston that engages-disengages the Rover clutch plates

Clutch wear can make it difficult to pull away from a cold engine start without the engine juddering

If there is a slight leak in the hydraulic pipework or; more likely; the seals on the master or slave clutch cylinder then you may find it difficult to change gears as the clutch does not fully disengage

The clutch forms a mechanical linkage to transfer power from the engine/gearbox to the driving wheels of your Rover

If there is plenty of torque and the clutch appears to be slipping; then it may be that the high friction surface has worn away and a new Rover clutch is needed

Does your Rover need a new clutch?
Use our form to request a replacement Rover clutch, slave or master cyclinder

Rover East of England: Replacement Clutch Fitting

Clutch Rover East of England

Rover Clutch Kits & Components Fitted by local garages

Rover Alternators
Replacement Rover alternators fitted

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

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

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

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

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 Rover model

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Rover Starter Motors
Replacement Rover Starter motors installed

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

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

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

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

East of England Brake Fitting - New Disc Brakes & Pads

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

Modern Rover braking systems use hydraulic links to transfer stopping power

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

East of England Rover Brake Repairs

Drum Brakes are an older system than 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

Rover 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, if fitted, are usually found on Rover rear wheels

In hydraulic braking systems, braking pressure operates a slave cylinder

Rover Brakes - Rover Brake Servicing and Maintenance

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

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

The brake pads on your Rover should wear first

if the 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.

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

Rover Brake Inspection Elements

Handbrake function and travel

Correct brake pad movement and level of wear

General brake disc condition

Brake drum condition

Hydraulic brake pipe fittings and joints for corrosion and leaking

Lubricate Hand Brake Linkages

Hand brake linkage condition

Auxiliary handbrake shoes where appropriate

ABS warning light operation

Brake calliper operation

Wheel cylinder condition

Top Up Brake and Clutch Fluid Levels or

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

Adjust handbrake

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

Replace Brake Fluid if necessary

Brake pipe Condition

Rover Steering System

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

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

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

Rover Steering, Wheels & Tyres:-

Tyre Condition - inc Spare

Power Steering Reservoir Levels and Top Up

Rover Tyre wear and wheel alignment

Correct Tyre Pressure - inc Spare

Steering Condition

Wheel Bearings for wear - play or noise

Steering Rack Gaiter condition

Steering Linkages for wear and corrosion

Correct wheel nut torque to manufacturer's recommendations

Correct wheel balance, including spare

Rover Services: Brakes Servicing and Repair

Braking increases hydraulic brake fluid pressure.

Modern braking systems use hydraulic links to transfer stopping power.

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.

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

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

Replacement Rover Cambelt - Timing Belt

Generally Rover belts should be replaced every 60,000 miles or less. So, if you have just bought a secondhand 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 Rover 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

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

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 Rover parts can be obtained as timing kits containing the appropriate timing components; such as: Rover 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

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

Rover Fuel Injection

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

Rover Re-Mapping East of England
The Rover 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 Rover vehicles

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

EFI - Electronic Fuel Injection
The 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

Rover Engine Oil Change

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

Anti Oxidants
Preventing internal engine oxidation in your 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 Rover oil filter and oil change shouldn't need a specialist 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 Rover engine fails

Synthetic Oil Change - East of England
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

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 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 Rover running smoothly

Rover Exhaust Fitting East of England

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

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

Rover Clutch Fitting East of England

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

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

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 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

The 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 theRover 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

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Rover ABS - Anti-lock Braking System

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

Rover Air Conditioning

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

Rover Filters

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

Rover Sensors

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

Rover Electrical

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

Rover Wheel & Axle

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

Rover Braking System

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

Rover Clutch Fitting

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

Rover Exhaust Systems

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

Rover Engine Components

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

Rover Gaskets

  • Rover Cylinder Head Gasket
  • Rover Valve Cover Gasket

Rover Oil & Hydraulics

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

Rover Misc

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

Suspension Rover

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

Common Problems

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