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Old 04-01-2004, 06:22   #1 (permalink)
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Gee, the steering feels a bit heavy today... doh

Well trying to get out of work last night took me about 10 minutes.
Steering was a bit heavy, but it had been playing up.

Then driving to uni today, went to turn a corner and it didnt really go
Luckily i used my super duper muscles and was able to keep driving :s5

Anyway after working out the muscles for a day, i checked out what was wrong... bloody belt snapped off

Cheap fix, but what a bloody difference!

Only just fiddled with the belts the other day. And didnt hear it come off.

First time something like thats happened.
Luck mum or my sister werent driving it

oh well, livened up the day a bit


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Old 04-01-2004, 06:33   #2 (permalink)
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Re: Gee, the steering feels a bit heavy today... doh

ahhh stupid p/s belts, mine gave me trouble for a bit, untill I tightened the m0f0 up like a nuns c**t, now she's all good. Glad to here it was a simple problem, that was easily fixed.

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Old 04-01-2004, 06:36   #3 (permalink)
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Re: Gee, the steering feels a bit heavy today... doh

haha
ive had same situation sorta (minus the belt)
hot day, had A/C on and taking car out and i disconnected battery bout an hour before, so the computer reset.

was gearing down for a corner, as i got to the point where you have to pull out the car stalled and god damn, them things are hard as to steer when your not ready for the steering to die on you.

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Re: Gee, the steering feels a bit heavy today... doh

Cutting nuts makes my p/s belt come off I no longer have one for some reason
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Mwahahaha I pity you pathetic triple drive belt people
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Meh when I get the Au motor back in I'm coming over there and kick your arse
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Re: Gee, the steering feels a bit heavy today... doh

when the serpentine belt goes your really really buggered though!!!
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I had the car stall half way through a corner, lucky there was a driveway a head of me and I just aimed for that.
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Re: Gee, the steering feels a bit heavy today... doh

My idler pully for P/S siezed cooked the belt, smoke and burnt rubber smell .... hmmmmmmmmm

Had to buy a pair of sissors from a newsagent about 20m up the road, then cu thte belt off, and drove home the straightest route possible, they are heavy to steer without p/s.
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when the serpentine belt goes your really really buggered though!!!
Not wrong! I had my serpentine belt explode (yes...it just blew apart) on my EB V8 and it was a mess. Powersteering went, water temp skyrocketed, Alternator light came on (that was the first warning I had) and generally it become a pig. I had to pull over asap. Looked under the bonnet and bits of belt rubber was everywhere. It destroyed the water pump (wrapped around it and caused the seal to go so water was leaking everywhere) and generally messed up the car. 1 trip to Supercrap and 5 minutes work could have avoided it all too.


Anyhow, serpentine belts are great but hope they never fail, it all goes to crap very quickly!
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