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If your Rover has broken down or you need an important Rover milestone service or general maintenance in the Leicester area it can be quite stressful choosing a mechanic familiar with your Rover model or type of Repairs repair if you haven't had time to build up a relationship with a local garage
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If your 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 Leicester area then use our simple form to arrange a quote; Perhaps you need a specialist mechanic or a garage in the Leicester area experienced with diagnosing common 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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Rover Repairs Leicester

Rover Repairs Leicester

Leicester: Rover Parts Fitted

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

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

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

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

Rover Starter Motors
Replacement Rover Starter motors installed

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

Rover Alternators
Replacement Rover alternators fitted

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

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

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

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

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 Service - Rover Braking Systems - Hydrauic Brake Maintenance

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

Rover 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

Modern Rover braking systems use hydraulic links to transfer stopping power

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

Braking increases hydraulic brake fluid pressure

Rover Hydraulic Disc Brake and Drum Brake Systems

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

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

Rover Brakes - Rover Brake Servicing and Maintenance

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

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.

The brake pads on your Rover should wear first

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

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

Rover Brake Servicing & Inspection Leicester

Lubricate Hand Brake Linkages

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

ABS warning light operation

Correct brake pad movement and level of wear

Replace Brake Fluid if necessary

Hydraulic brake pipe fittings and joints for corrosion and leaking

Adjust handbrake

Brake pipe Condition

Handbrake function and travel

Auxiliary handbrake shoes where appropriate

Wheel cylinder condition

Hand brake linkage condition

General brake disc condition

Brake drum condition

Top Up Brake and Clutch Fluid Levels or

Brake calliper operation

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

Rover Steering - Steering System Inspection

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:-

Steering Linkages for wear and corrosion

Correct wheel nut torque to manufacturer's recommendations

Steering Condition

Rover Tyre wear and wheel alignment

Steering Rack Gaiter condition

Correct Tyre Pressure - inc Spare

Power Steering Reservoir Levels and Top Up

Correct wheel balance, including spare

Tyre Condition - inc Spare

Wheel Bearings for wear - play or noise

Rover Services: Brakes Servicing and Repair

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

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

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

Braking increases hydraulic brake fluid pressure.

Rover Replacement Timing Belt or Cambelt Leicester

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

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

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

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

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

Rover Clutch Fitting Leicester

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

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

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

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

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

Rover Engine Efficiency - Fuel Injection

Rover Re-Mapping Leicester
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 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 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 & 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

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

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

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

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.

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

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.

Rover Replacement Exhausts Leicester

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

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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Rover ABS

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

Rover Air Conditioning

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

Rover Fuel, Oil & Air Filters

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

Rover Sensors

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

Rover Electrical

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

Rover Wheel Components

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

Rover Brake Parts

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

Rover Clutches

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

Rover Exhaust Systems

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

Rover Engine Repairs

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

Rover Gaskets

  • Rover Cylinder Head Gasket
  • Rover Valve Cover Gasket

Rover Lubrication System

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

Rover Misc

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

Rover Suspension

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

Common Rover Problems

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