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If your Subaru has broken down or you need an important Subaru milestone service or general maintenance in the Ipswich area it can be quite stressful choosing a mechanic familiar with your Subaru 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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Ipswich Subaru Repairs

Subaru Repairs Ipswich

Subaru Parts: Supply & Fit

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

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

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

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

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

Subaru Starter Motors
Replacement Subaru Starter motors installed

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

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

Subaru 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 Subaru model

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

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

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

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

Subaru Alternators
Replacement Subaru alternators fitted

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

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

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

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

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

Subaru Service - Subaru 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

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

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

Modern Subaru 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

Subaru Disc Brakes and Drum Brake Systems

In hydraulic braking systems, braking pressure operates a slave cylinder

Subaru 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 Subaru rear wheels

Drum Brakes are an older system than Subaru 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

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

Subaru Brakes - Subaru Brake Servicing and Maintenance

The brake pads on your Subaru should wear first

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

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

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

if the Subaru 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.

Subaru Brake Servicing & Inspection Ipswich

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

Top Up Brake and Clutch Fluid Levels or

Auxiliary handbrake shoes where appropriate

Wheel cylinder condition

Handbrake function and travel

Hydraulic brake pipe fittings and joints for corrosion and leaking

Correct brake pad movement and level of wear

ABS warning light operation

Brake drum condition

General brake disc condition

Adjust handbrake

Replace Brake Fluid if necessary

Lubricate Hand Brake Linkages

Brake pipe Condition

Brake calliper operation

Hand brake linkage condition

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

Subaru Steering System

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 Subaru 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

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

Subaru steering inspections:-

Power Steering Reservoir Levels and Top Up

Correct wheel balance, including spare

Subaru Tyre wear and wheel alignment

Correct Tyre Pressure - inc Spare

Tyre Condition - inc Spare

Steering Condition

Correct wheel nut torque to manufacturer's recommendations

Steering Rack Gaiter condition

Steering Linkages for wear and corrosion

Wheel Bearings for wear - play or noise

Subaru 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.

Braking increases hydraulic brake fluid pressure.

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

Replacement Subaru Timing Belt or Cambelt

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

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

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

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

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

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

High compression diesel engines are normally interference engines

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

Subaru Clutch Operation

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

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

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

The Subaru 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 theSubaru transmission system

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

Subaru Fuel Injectors - Fuel Injection

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

EFI - Electronic Fuel Injection
The Subaru 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

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

Subaru Engine Mapping
The Subaru 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 Subaru vehicles

Subaru Engine Oil Change

Anti Oxidants
Preventing internal engine oxidation in your Subaru 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 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 Subaru running smoothly

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 Subaru engine thus, changing the lubrication properties.

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

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

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

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

Ipswich Exhaust Fitting Subaru

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

The Subaru 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

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Subaru ABS - Anti-lock Braking System

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

Subaru Aircon (Air Conditioning)

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

Subaru Fuel, Oil & Air Filters

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

Subaru Sensors

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

Subaru Electrical Components

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

Subaru Wheel Components

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

Subaru Braking System

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

Subaru Clutch Kits

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

Subaru Exhausts

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

Subaru Engine Components

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

Ipswich Gasket Fitting

  • Subaru Cylinder Head Gasket
  • Subaru Valve Cover Gasket

Subaru Lubrication System

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

Subaru Misc

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

Subaru - Suspension & Springs

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

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Engine Problems

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