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Vehicle Alcester - Fuel Pump Replacement

Metallic particles in the fuel filter could be caused by a faulty or worn out fuel pump and may eventually block the fuel injectors and require a very expensive repair

Vehicle fuel injection engines require fuel to be pumped under pressure from the fuel tank to the engine fuel injection system

Fuel delivery into the Vehicle fuel injectors is normally controlled by an electronic control unit (ECU) with inbuilt safety features to switch off the fuel pump in the event of an accident or fault

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It is possible for current ECU technology to monitor oil pressure and detect a sudden drop or no oil pressure and switch off the fuel pump to prevent the engine seizing, hence it may not always be a problem with the Vehicle fuel pump

If you've been involved in an accident and your Vehicle won't start then an inertia switch may have tripped the power supply to the fuel pump and need resetting

With Electronic Fuel Injection Systems (EFI); the fuel pump is often located within the fuel tank so that the tank can be pressurised to pump fuel to the engine rather than require a vacuum pump at the engine that could pull in air and cause erratic engine running

Fitting the fuel pump within the Vehicle fuel tank below the fuel level allows the liquid fuel to actually keep the pump cool and reduces the risk of the fuel igniting accidentally

Vehicle Services Alcester - Vehicle Filter Replacement & Fresh Engine Oil

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Garage Alcester - Vehicle Routine Maintenance - Engine Oil Change Alcester

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

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

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

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

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

Vehicle Starter Motors
Replacement Vehicle Starter motors installed

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

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 Alternators
Replacement Vehicle alternators fitted

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

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

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 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 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 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

Alcester Brake Servicing - New Disc Brakes & Pads

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

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

Modern Vehicle 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

Vehicle Disc Brakes and Drum Brake Systems

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 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

Vehicle Brake Servicing - Vehicle Brake Discs and Pads

The brake pads on your Vehicle should wear first

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.

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

Vehicle Brake Inspection Elements

Brake calliper operation

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

Replace Brake Fluid if necessary

Brake pipe Condition

Auxiliary handbrake shoes where appropriate

Hand brake linkage condition

Top Up Brake and Clutch Fluid Levels or

Wheel cylinder condition

ABS warning light operation

Brake drum condition

Handbrake function and travel

General brake disc condition

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

Hydraulic brake pipe fittings and joints for corrosion and leaking

Lubricate Hand Brake Linkages

Adjust handbrake

Correct brake pad movement and level of wear

Vehicle Steering System

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 Vehicle steering system is uneven tyre wear

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.

Your Vehicle steering inspection can include:-

Correct wheel nut torque to manufacturer's recommendations

Steering Rack Gaiter condition

Wheel Bearings for wear - play or noise

Correct Tyre Pressure - inc Spare

Power Steering Reservoir Levels and Top Up

Steering Condition

Tyre Condition - inc Spare

Steering Linkages for wear and corrosion

Correct wheel balance, including spare

Vehicle Tyre wear and wheel alignment

Vehicle Services: Brakes Servicing and Repair

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.

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.

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

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

Vehicle Replacement Timing Belt or Cambelt Alcester

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

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

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

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

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

Vehicle Clutch Operation

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 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

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

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

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

Vehicle 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

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

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

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

Vehicle Engine Oil Change

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.

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

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

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 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 & 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

Vehicle Exhaust Fitting Alcester

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

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

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Vehicle ABS - Anti-lock Brakes

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

Vehicle Air Conditioning

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

Vehicle Fuel, Oil & Air Filters

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

Vehicle Sensors

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

Vehicle Electrical

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

Vehicle Wheel & Axle

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

Vehicle Brake Parts

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

Vehicle Clutch Kits

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

Vehicle Exhaust Systems

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

Vehicle Engine Repairs

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

Vehicle Gaskets

  • Vehicle Cylinder Head Gasket
  • Vehicle Valve Cover Gasket

Vehicle Oil & Hydraulics

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

Vehicle Parts

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

Vehicle - Suspension & Springs

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

Common Vehicle Problems

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