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 Post subject: Drive belt came off . Urgent help pls!!!
Posted: Fri Apr 13, 2012 9:13 pm 
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Hi guys was driving to frankston tonight and as we arrived I heard a big noise like my aircon had turned on by itself. Turns out the drive belt has come off one of the lower pulleys, is it uneasy enough to put back on? And the steering started to lock as I parked it, why would this be? Urgently wanna fix this i dont really wana be stuck in frankston for the night which is over an hour away haha.

Any help much appreciated guys thanks
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Posted: Fri Apr 13, 2012 9:15 pm 
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theres instructions on the bonnet or rad support about how to correctly fit the belt

 

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Posted: Fri Apr 13, 2012 9:19 pm 
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Thanks mate, do i need to remove anything to get it back on? And any idea why the steering was locking up?
Thanks for the quick reply mate
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Posted: Fri Apr 13, 2012 9:26 pm 
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the steering would be heavy due to no power steering,as for locking up that sounds like a weird one.

watch out when driving because the belt may keep coming off, my belt came off once and when i put it back on it was stuffed and kept coming off every 200 metres until i replaced it with a new one

 

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Posted: Fri Apr 13, 2012 9:30 pm 
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depending on the pullies you have you could use panty hose (get them at the local 7/11) to get you somewhere that you can get a new one...the steering is going to be real heavy and maybe even jerky at low revs but once you are moving it will pretty much be like normal just a bit heavier maybe

 

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Posted: Fri Apr 13, 2012 9:31 pm 
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Thanks mate I'll see how I go. Fingers crossed hey
Have a good night mate
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Posted: Fri Apr 13, 2012 9:34 pm 
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Nathanhrv wrote:
Thanks mate I'll see how I go. Fingers crossed hey
Have a good night mate

hope you get it going,

 

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Posted: Fri Apr 13, 2012 9:39 pm 
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good luck with it...but what ever you do DO NOT get one fo those emergency belts that join with the lil metal clip...i had one let go on me years ago and it left a nice little nipple dent in my bonet....mind you not sure if they still sell them either lol

 

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Posted: Fri Apr 13, 2012 9:39 pm 
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Serpentine belts don't come off for no reason.

 

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Posted: Fri Apr 13, 2012 10:45 pm 
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Well with his mechanical knowledge I doubt he has the knowledge to propperly diagnose the problem, trying to limp it home is his only option.
Or stay the night.
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Posted: Sat Apr 14, 2012 6:07 pm 
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The only thing trying to limp it home will do is create more damage.
A tow truck would be cheaper.

Then again, proper maintenance would be cheaper.

 

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Posted: Sat Apr 14, 2012 6:22 pm 
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The only thing trying to limp it home will do is create more damage.


Like cooking the donk, coz the water pump isn't pumping no more.

If the belt threw itself off....Harmonic balancer starting to be out of wack too far, idler/tensioner pulleys locked up........tensioner assembly worn to the point of the belt rubbing on the tensioner arm.......

 

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Posted: Sat Apr 14, 2012 6:36 pm 
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All I did was replace the belt when mine f**k up, that engine/belt is now in my el with no ptoblems

 

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