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Alcester Vehicle Replacement Timing Belt Fitting

Depending upon the engine arrangement and any components operated by the timing belt there may be other parts reaching the end of their safe service life and need replacing along with the timing belt. Generally, they work out cheaper to replace at a milestone service as they’re unlikely to last another 60,000 miles and will add an additional labour cost; you may also need breakdown recovery if they fail without warning

When replacing the Vehicle timing belt: The water pump, if run off the same belt should be replaced and as a matter of precaution change the engine coolant at the same time to maximise pump life
Rollers, tensioner and thermostat may also need replacing

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Vehicle Timing Belt Kits: Supply & Fit

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 Starter Motors
Replacement Vehicle Starter motors installed

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

Vehicle Alternators
Replacement Vehicle alternators fitted

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 Replacement Timing Belt or Cambelt Alcester

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

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

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

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

High compression diesel engines are normally interference engines

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

Alcester Brake Fitting - 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 brake pedal controls the Master Cylinder (a fluid filled hydraulic piston) that transfers stopping power to the brakes

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

Vehicle Hydraulic Disc Brake 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

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

In hydraulic braking systems, braking pressure operates a slave cylinder

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

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

Vehicle Brake Servicing - Vehicle Brake Discs and Pads

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

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.

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

The brake pads on your Vehicle should wear first

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

Vehicle Brake Inspection Elements

Brake drum condition

Top Up Brake and Clutch Fluid Levels or

ABS warning light operation

Hand brake linkage condition

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

Adjust handbrake

Handbrake function and travel

Correct brake pad movement and level of wear

General brake disc condition

Auxiliary handbrake shoes where appropriate

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

Brake pipe Condition

Replace Brake Fluid if necessary

Hydraulic brake pipe fittings and joints for corrosion and leaking

Brake calliper operation

Lubricate Hand Brake Linkages

Wheel cylinder condition

Vehicle Steering - Steering System Inspection

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

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

Vehicle steering inspections:-

Steering Rack Gaiter condition

Correct wheel balance, including spare

Wheel Bearings for wear - play or noise

Correct wheel nut torque to manufacturer's recommendations

Vehicle Tyre wear and wheel alignment

Steering Linkages for wear and corrosion

Tyre Condition - inc Spare

Power Steering Reservoir Levels and Top Up

Correct Tyre Pressure - inc Spare

Steering Condition

Vehicle Brake Servicing: Brake Discs, Pads & Hydraulics

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

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

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.

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.

Alcester:- Vehicle Replacement Clutch

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

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

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

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

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

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 Fuel Injection

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

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

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

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.

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 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.

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

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

Alcester Exhaust Fitting Vehicle

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

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

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Vehicle ABS - Anti-lock Brakes

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

Vehicle Aircon (Air Conditioning)

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

Vehicle Filters

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

Vehicle Electronic Sensors

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

Vehicle Electrical Systems

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

Vehicle Wheel Components

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

Vehicle Brake Parts

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

Vehicle Clutches

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

Vehicle Exhaust Systems

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

Vehicle Engine Components

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

Vehicle Gaskets

  • Vehicle Cylinder Head Gasket
  • Vehicle Valve Cover Gasket

Vehicle Lubrication System

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

Vehicle Misc

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

Vehicle Suspension

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

Common Problems

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