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Alcester Mechanic - Vehicle Clutch Repairs

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

Your Vehicle 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.

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

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

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

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 Vehicle clutch is needed

Vehicle 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 Vehicle clutch plates

Vehicle Clutch Fitting Alcester

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Vehicle Starter Motors
Replacement Vehicle Starter motors installed

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Vehicle 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 Vehicle model

Vehicle Alternators
Replacement Vehicle alternators fitted

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

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

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

Vehicle Services - Vehicle Hydraulic Braking System Servicing and Repair Alcester

Modern Vehicle braking systems use hydraulic links to transfer stopping power

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

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

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

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

Vehicle Hydraulic Disc Brake and Drum Brake Systems

Vehicle 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 Vehicle rear wheels

Drum Brakes are an older system than Vehicle 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

In hydraulic braking systems, braking pressure operates a slave cylinder

Vehicle Brakes - Vehicle Brake Servicing and Maintenance

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

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

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

if the Vehicle 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 Vehicle should wear first

Vehicle Brake Servicing & Inspection Alcester

Lubricate Hand Brake Linkages

Replace Brake Fluid if necessary

ABS warning light operation

Adjust handbrake

Correct brake pad movement and level of wear

Brake calliper operation

Brake pipe Condition

Handbrake function and travel

Wheel cylinder condition

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

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

Brake drum condition

General brake disc condition

Hand brake linkage condition

Top Up Brake and Clutch Fluid Levels or

Auxiliary handbrake shoes where appropriate

Hydraulic brake pipe fittings and joints for corrosion and leaking

Vehicle Steering System

One of the first signs of a potential problem with your Vehicle 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 Vehicle steering alignment problems include:-
Vehicle Drift - Your Vehicle 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.

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

Vehicle steering inspections:-

Steering Rack Gaiter condition

Power Steering Reservoir Levels and Top Up

Vehicle Tyre wear and wheel alignment

Steering Linkages for wear and corrosion

Steering Condition

Correct Tyre Pressure - inc Spare

Correct wheel balance, including spare

Correct wheel nut torque to manufacturer's recommendations

Tyre Condition - inc Spare

Wheel Bearings for wear - play or noise

Vehicle Services Braking System 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.

Modern braking systems use hydraulic links to transfer stopping power.

Braking increases hydraulic brake fluid pressure.

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.

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

Vehicle Replacement Timing Belt or Cambelt Alcester

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

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

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

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

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

Vehicle Fuel Injectors - Fuel Injection

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

Vehicle Engine Mapping
The Vehicle 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 Vehicle vehicles

Vehicle 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 Vehicle 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

Alcester Maintenance - Vehicle Oil Change

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

Synthetic Oil Change - Alcester
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 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 Vehicle running smoothly

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

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 Vehicle engine thus, changing the lubrication properties.

Anti Oxidants
Preventing internal engine oxidation in your Vehicle 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

Vehicle Replacement Exhausts Alcester

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

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

Vehicle Clutch Operation

The Vehicle 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 theVehicle transmission system

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

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

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

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

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Vehicle ABS - Anti-lock Brakes

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

Vehicle Air Conditioning

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

Vehicle Fuel, Oil & Air Filters

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

Vehicle Electronic Sensors

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

Vehicle Electrical

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

Vehicle Wheel Components

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

Vehicle Brake Servicing

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

Vehicle Clutches

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

Vehicle Replacement Exhausts

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

Vehicle Engine Parts

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

Vehicle Gaskets

  • Vehicle Valve Cover Gasket
  • Vehicle Cylinder Head Gasket

Vehicle Lubrication System

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

Vehicle Misc

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

Vehicle - Suspension & Springs

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

Engine Problems

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