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Ipswich Clutches - Seat Clutch Services

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

Seat 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 Seat clutch plates

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

Your Seat 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.

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

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

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 Seat clutch is needed

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

Seat Ipswich: Replacement Clutch Fitting

Clutch Seat Ipswich

We can help source most Seat clutches for local fitting

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Seat 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 Seat model

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

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

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

Seat Starter Motors
Replacement Seat Starter motors installed

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

Seat Alternators
Replacement Seat alternators fitted

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

Seat Maintenance - Seat Hydraulic Braking System Servicing and Repair

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

Modern Seat 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

Braking increases hydraulic brake fluid pressure

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

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

Seat Disc Brakes and Drum Brake Systems

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

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

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

Drum Brakes are an older system than Seat 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

Seat Brakes - Seat Brake Servicing and Maintenance

if the Seat 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.

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

The brake pads on your Seat should wear first

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

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

Seat Brake Inspection Elements

Brake pipe Condition

General brake disc condition

Adjust handbrake

Replace Brake Fluid if necessary

Lubricate Hand Brake Linkages

Hydraulic brake pipe fittings and joints for corrosion and leaking

Handbrake function and travel

Correct brake pad movement and level of wear

Hand brake linkage condition

ABS warning light operation

Top Up Brake and Clutch Fluid Levels or

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

Brake calliper operation

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

Auxiliary handbrake shoes where appropriate

Wheel cylinder condition

Brake drum condition

Seat Steering System

One of the first signs of a potential problem with your Seat 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

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

Seat Steering, Wheels & Tyres:-

Correct wheel balance, including spare

Wheel Bearings for wear - play or noise

Seat Tyre wear and wheel alignment

Correct wheel nut torque to manufacturer's recommendations

Correct Tyre Pressure - inc Spare

Steering Condition

Steering Linkages for wear and corrosion

Steering Rack Gaiter condition

Power Steering Reservoir Levels and Top Up

Tyre Condition - inc Spare

Seat Services: Brakes Servicing and Repair

Braking increases hydraulic brake fluid pressure.

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

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

Modern braking systems use hydraulic links to transfer stopping power.

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

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 Seat Cambelt - 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

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

Generally Seat belts should be replaced every 60,000 miles or less. So, if you have just bought a secondhand Seat 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 Seat 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 Seat parts can be obtained as timing kits containing the appropriate timing components; such as: Seat timing belt
timing belt tensioners
timing belt tensioner idler roller
front lower crank shaft seal
water pump gasket

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

High compression diesel engines are normally interference engines

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

Seat Fuel Injectors - 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 Seat vehicles

EFI - Electronic Fuel Injection
The Seat 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

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

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

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

Ipswich Maintenance - Seat Oil Change

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 Seat running smoothly

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

Anti Oxidants
Preventing internal engine oxidation in your Seat 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 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 Seat engine thus, changing the lubrication properties.

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

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 Seat engine minimising the effects that water, particles, and fuel combustion residus can have on Seat performance
Once they have absorbed the maximum amount of water and other contaminants; the risk of corrosion and failure in your in your Seat 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 Seat recommended oil change guidelines to ensure you validate your warranty.

Seat Exhaust Fitting Ipswich

The Seat 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

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

Ipswich Replacement Seat Clutch

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

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

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

The Seat 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 theSeat 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

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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Seat ABS - Anti-lock Brakes

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

Seat Aircon (Air Conditioning)

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

Seat Filters

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

Seat Electronic Sensors

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

Seat Electrical

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

Seat Wheel Components

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

Seat Brake Servicing

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

Seat Clutch Fitting

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

Seat Replacement Exhausts

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

Seat Engine Parts

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

Seat Gaskets

  • Seat Valve Cover Gasket
  • Seat Cylinder Head Gasket

Seat Oil & Hydraulics

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

Seat Misc

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

Seat Suspension

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

Engine Problems

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