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Munchie
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14th May 12 at 17:41   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

I am currently at Oxford service station and my belt on my car has almost slid off where the power steering pulley is....

Can the AA sort this? Just rang them.... I stopped due to smell of burning
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14th May 12 at 17:47   View Garage View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

I very much doubt that's the cambelt, more likely to be the auxiliary/fan belt. Yes they can fix that, cambelt - no.
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Its the one that connects the waterpump, power steering etc.... Hes here now, trying a smaller belt on the pulleys....?!
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14th May 12 at 17:58   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

Na it'll be your aux belt as tom says
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Car got towed to a halfords autocentre in Banbury... New power steering pump and timing belt is needed.... Or bypass the AC and power steering if poss.

What kind of price are we thinking?!
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14th May 12 at 21:58   View Garage View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

Aux belt, PS pump will be loads of money, tell them to deliver it home and you'll find one.
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Aux belt alone would be around £50
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where do you buy your belts from? its just a 6 rib belt on a is300, 20 quid tops.

[Edited on 14-05-2012 by Adam_B]
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With fitting i meant. Charged me £50 for an aux belt on an 8valve corsa £4 belt and ten minute job tops
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Belt is like £15- £20 from gsf car parts behind halfords...

Pump should be £150 ish!?

Towing is not really an option.... Im just outside Oxford
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15th May 12 at 05:45   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

What about the tensioners? You should really be replacing those as well
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I know but priority is to get home really... Not ideal being stuck down south!!

I was booking car in for tensioner and waterpump change but the power steering pump has gone now!

Im hoping they have a belt that just runs the essentials as this shouldnt cost too much at all. I had a quick search online for a power steering pump on an is300 and could not find any...
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quote:
Originally posted by sc0ott
What about the tensioners? You should really be replacing those as well
not essential unless they are noisy on a aux belt
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quote:
Originally posted by Munchie
Towing is not really an option.... Im just outside Oxford


Why not? They should be able to tow you.

[Edited on 15-05-2012 by nathy_87]
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To liverpool? Its £2.50 a mile
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quote:
Originally posted by sc0ott
What about the tensioners? You should really be replacing those as well
not essential unless they are noisy on a aux belt


Very weird to hear that from someone who replaces parts that are not broken.

Its a bit like the water pump and cambelt service, they dont have to be making noises before theyre due to be replaced.



[Edited on 15-05-2012 by sc0ott]
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WTF? The Aux belt on my Mazda made a bid for freedom once on the way to work, I popped down to halfords in a mates car, picked up a belt and the AA came and fixed it for me (no tools)
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quote:
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quote:
Originally posted by Steve
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Originally posted by sc0ott
What about the tensioners? You should really be replacing those as well
not essential unless they are noisy on a aux belt


Very weird to hear that from someone who replaces parts that are not broken.

Its a bit like the water pump and cambelt service, they dont have to be making noises before theyre due to be replaced.



[Edited on 15-05-2012 by sc0ott]


if a cambelt or tensioner goes so does your engine, if you aux belt or tensioner goes then at worst your battery stops charging and your car cuts out, thats why its not worth worrying about unless the tensioner is obviously showing signs of wear

the waterpump replacementis just common sense as its a fairly large job to do the cambelt, a few hours work, if the tensioner on the aux belt goes it will take about 10 mins to get at
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Ok here is an update people....

Car is still in banbury, they have said they can repair all for 1.5k !!!

The PS pump is knackered as the pully is literally hanging off....I have asked if they can bypass the power steering pump and AC pulley by using a smaller belt so I can drive home on it......149 miles to get home!

Anybody every heard of this before?

Waiting for them to call me.....

Otherwise I need to get a flatbed trailer to take me back home
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15th May 12 at 12:27   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

Who is going to be repairing it??? Just a random garage??

Take it you just have basic cover with AA??
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Yeh basic cover, its in with authorised repairer which is halfords autocentre.....

They are working on putting a makeshift belt onto it so i can drive it home without AC and PS...
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Doing what they are doing will be the best bet at the moment.

Failing that, i would just upgrade to a level of AA cover that will see them bring the car home without having to pay £2.50 p/m.
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Car will be a nitemare to steer on way back. It's a power steering rack. It's will be stiff as
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Surely it will be fine once on the move though?? Just assuming that, havn't actually driven a car with a p/s rack with non working p/s.
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Been told its a nightmare yes. Picking up at 5pm anday drive it home straight away. Although will be in rush hour traffic?!

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