Fordmods Logo

Throwing belts? 

 

Page 1 of 1 [ 6 posts ] 

 
 Post subject: Throwing belts?
Posted: Sun Nov 12, 2006 3:09 pm 
Oompa Loompa
Offline

Age: 30

Posts: 27

Joined: 21st Apr 2006

Ride: Falcon EA S

Location: Nowra
NSW, Australia

My EA Falcon keeps throwing my power steering belt. I've now been through 9 belts. Once i think the belt was the wrong size, but anywayz. This is what ive done:
Replaced Idler Pulley
Replaced Power steering resevoir and pump (same thing)
Replaced crank pulley
Replaced Power steering sensor.
Drained entire power steering fluid.
Changed the brackets that hold on the pump just in case they were bent which means the belt wasn't exactly straight. There is nothing else i can replace. It gets under load and throws the belt off every time. From what i can see the alignment is straight. Ive had enough. its costing to much money. I didnt think there is anything else to replace. Help!!!
P.S: and i wanna fix it myself, no mechanic sht
Top
 Profile  
 
 
Posted: Sun Nov 12, 2006 3:39 pm 
Moderator
Offline

Posts: 14513

Joined: 7th Nov 2004

Ride: ford falcon au3 xr8

Location: a shit suburb in sydney
NSW, Australia

hi
it sounds like there is nothing left to replace..

the only things i can think of is there is some kind of restriction or blockage in your power steer pump lines. but i would assume that the belt would just screech and slip.. or the belt is just not tight enough!
Top
 Profile  
 
 
Posted: Sun Nov 12, 2006 3:52 pm 
Stock as a Rock
Offline

Age: 61

Posts: 156

Joined: 2nd Nov 2005

Ride: EA Fairmont

Location: Canberra
ACT, Australia

Hi There
What happenened to the other belts ???
Did they break or just vanish while you were driving ???
Can you watch as it happens ??? get someone to rev the engine while you watch - be careful though !!!

I'd first check......

With belt removed, tighten locknut ( 24mm ) on idler pulley while holding middle adjusting nut ( 13mm ) steady - does the idler pulley still turn smoothly with no grinding or sticking ???
Does PS pump pulley turn smoothly with belt removed ???

If they do and you've replaced all what you said then .......

1. Its the wrong belt - unlikely I know.
2. The belt is not adjusted properly.
3. The idler pulley locknut is working loose and allowing too much slack.
4. There still might be a slight misalignment between the pump, idler pulley and crank possibly caused by too much end float in crankshaft - how olds the engine ???

Good luck
Top
 Profile  
 
 
Posted: Mon Nov 13, 2006 9:25 am 
Oompa Loompa
Offline

Age: 30

Posts: 27

Joined: 21st Apr 2006

Ride: Falcon EA S

Location: Nowra
NSW, Australia

The other belts just come off and where sitting around the pulleys. Some broke though. I've watched the belt as its started and it just turned over straight away. Idler pulley is smooth as its been replaced and is smooth, same as the power steering pump.
What do you mean by too much end float in the crankshaft, and how can i check that? Thanks for the input.
Top
 Profile  
 
 
Posted: Mon Nov 13, 2006 5:36 pm 
Stock as a Rock
Offline

Age: 61

Posts: 156

Joined: 2nd Nov 2005

Ride: EA Fairmont

Location: Canberra
ACT, Australia

Couple of Questions
1. Are you using the thin, V shaped belts or the wider, flatter belts ???
2. If its the thinner V shaped belt ......... is the top of the belt when its tensioned flush or just below the lips on the Idler, PS pump and Crank pulleys ???
Top
 Profile  
 
 
Posted: Mon Nov 13, 2006 5:47 pm 
Getting Side Ways
Offline
User avatar

Age: 48

Posts: 7029

Joined: 18th Apr 2005

Location: Hobart
TAS, Australia

pulleys aren't lined up or one of your ancillary pulley is of centre.

run engine & look if any of pulley wobbles.

 

_________________

Mind f**k!!! it works on feeble minded ignorant sheeples... there's plenty of em on this site... some are very intelligent but by god they are so thick!!!

Pakrat wrote:
You can buy them seppertly

Top
 Profile  
 
Display posts from previous:
Sort by  
 Page 1 of 1  [ 6 posts ] 

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 20 guests


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot post attachments in this forum

 

 

It is currently Tue Dec 19, 2017 7:43 am All times are UTC + 11 hours

 

 

(c)2014 Total Web Solutions Australia - Australian Web Hosting and Domain Names