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Old 03-05-2004, 03:26 PM   #1
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Belts

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Just curiously, some of you have told me i have slipping belts. which belts are you refering to here? Also what is the costs of new belts and approx how much to get them put in, a round total would be good, i don't have much to spend as i have insurance tp pay for too.

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Old 03-05-2004, 03:58 PM   #2
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The fan belt (bad name for it for a car with thermo fans) will cost about $20 from supercheap and you should be able to do it yourself in about half an hour or so.
First thing would be to give it a tighten. If you look between the A/C pump and the power steering pump you will see a bolt hanging in a conspicuous place, tighten that a little and that may fix the prob, else wait 'till next service and have your mechanic look at it.

Don't over tighten the belts, you can damage the things they run.
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Old 03-05-2004, 04:03 PM   #3
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thanks mate,

thats a big help and a bit of a relief too, read something about it costing 500 hundred bucks or so. i'll let you know if tightening it helps the problem, also would the fan belt lower my performance too? Cause i used to be alble to get to 85-90 km/h in second gear and its getting to about 70 now at 6000 rpm. maybe its slipping in higher revs and move acceleration.

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The timing belt is a $500ish job but that is a toothed belt and would jump, not slip. You would know if this happened as your car would've come home on the back of a tow truck. Don't panic, if you follow the service shedule it will be OK.
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And we were talking fan belts not timing belts. Two different topics
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thanks heaps,

I don't know what i would do without the helpfull and friendly advise and help i get from all of you hear at the site, really appreciate it.

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