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Toyota Repairs Leicester

Toyota Repairs Leicester

Toyota Parts: Supply & Fit

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Toyota 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 Toyota model

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Toyota Alternators
Replacement Toyota alternators fitted

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

Toyota Starter Motors
Replacement Toyota Starter motors installed

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

Leicester Brake Fitting - New Disc Brakes & Pads

Modern Toyota 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

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

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

Toyota Hydraulic Disc Brake and Drum Brake Systems

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

Drum Brakes are an older system than Toyota 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

Drum Brakes, if fitted, are usually found on Toyota 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

Toyota Brake Servicing - Toyota Brake Discs and Pads

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

if the Toyota 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 Toyota should wear first

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

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

Toyota Brake Inspection Elements

Replace Brake Fluid if necessary

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

ABS warning light operation

Brake calliper operation

General brake disc condition

Correct brake pad movement and level of wear

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

Lubricate Hand Brake Linkages

Hydraulic brake pipe fittings and joints for corrosion and leaking

Adjust handbrake

Wheel cylinder condition

Brake pipe Condition

Top Up Brake and Clutch Fluid Levels or

Brake drum condition

Handbrake function and travel

Auxiliary handbrake shoes where appropriate

Hand brake linkage condition

Toyota Steering - Steering System Inspection

The tyre tread is rapidly removed from the inner or outer tyre edge of your front tyres

The tyres will need to be replaced much sooner than necessary until the steering rack is adjusted to bring your wheels into correct alignment

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

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

Your Toyota steering inspection can include:-

Correct Tyre Pressure - inc Spare

Correct wheel balance, including spare

Correct wheel nut torque to manufacturer's recommendations

Toyota Tyre wear and wheel alignment

Wheel Bearings for wear - play or noise

Tyre Condition - inc Spare

Steering Condition

Steering Linkages for wear and corrosion

Steering Rack Gaiter condition

Power Steering Reservoir Levels and Top Up

Toyota Services: Brakes Servicing and Repair

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.

Modern braking systems use hydraulic links to transfer stopping power.

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.

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

Toyota Replacement Timing Belt or Cambelt Leicester

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

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

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

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

High compression diesel engines are normally interference engines

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

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

Toyota Clutch Fitting Leicester

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

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

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

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

The Toyota 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 theToyota 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

Toyota Fuel Injectors - Fuel Injection

EFI - Electronic Fuel Injection
The Toyota 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

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 Toyota vehicles

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

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

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

Toyota Maintenance - Oil & Filter Change Leicester

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 Toyota engine thus, changing the lubrication properties.

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 Toyota running smoothly

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

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

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

Leicester Exhaust Fitting Toyota

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

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

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Toyota Models

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  • Toyota Land Cruiser
  • Toyota MR2
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  • Toyota Prius
  • Toyota Rav4
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Leicester Tyre Fitting

Toyota Replacement Tyres: Fit new tyres to your Toyota

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

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

Toyota Aircon (Air Conditioning)

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

Toyota Fuel, Oil & Air Filters

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

Toyota Electronic Sensors

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

Toyota Electrical Systems

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

Toyota Wheel & Axle

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

Toyota Braking System

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

Toyota Clutches

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

Toyota Replacement Exhausts

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

Toyota Engine Parts

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

Toyota Gaskets

  • Toyota Valve Cover Gasket
  • Toyota Cylinder Head Gasket

Toyota Lubrication System

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

Toyota Misc

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

Suspension Toyota

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

Toyota:-
Common Problems

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