Power steering belt slips but only in low range

Submitted: Tuesday, Aug 12, 2003 at 12:46
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Hi All
I wonder if anyone has struck the same problem I have been experiencing with my GU 2.8tdi patrol (ST Wagon). Of late the power steering belt has been slipping when on full lock either way. Screams like the proverbial 'banshee' and only happens on the last poofteenth of travel. In high range I can go from lock to lock without a problem. I have tensioned the belt but it still happens - why?
Any ideas?
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Reply By: Time - Tuesday, Aug 12, 2003 at 14:20

Tuesday, Aug 12, 2003 at 14:20
Higher revs for road speed, thus more torque/power being generated by motor thus greater likelyhood of slip when on full lock? In high range at the same road speed on full lock there would be less revs, thus less torque/power, thus less chance of belt slip?? A desk jockeys theory for what it is worth!

I had a similar occasional problem with the Hilux, but after new belts and retension it disappeared.

Cheers

Buggerlux
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Reply By: Member - Geoff - Tuesday, Aug 12, 2003 at 16:36

Tuesday, Aug 12, 2003 at 16:36
Patrol22,
The belt is glazed,
for what its worth and peace of mind go buy a new one.
cheers geoff.
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Reply By: Mick - Tuesday, Aug 12, 2003 at 16:48

Tuesday, Aug 12, 2003 at 16:48
New belt at correct tension should fix it
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Follow Up By: Member - Roger - Tuesday, Aug 12, 2003 at 17:25

Tuesday, Aug 12, 2003 at 17:25
Yep, new belt and retension will fix it.Dodg
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Reply By: CirclingVulture - Tuesday, Aug 12, 2003 at 18:37

Tuesday, Aug 12, 2003 at 18:37
Mate check your fluid before you touch a thing, had a similar problem with a different vehicle, took a $1 worth of fluid fixed it.
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Reply By: Martyn (WA) - Tuesday, Aug 12, 2003 at 20:15

Tuesday, Aug 12, 2003 at 20:15
Patrol 22,
Just for info it doesn't do the power steering system any good having the steering wheel full lock and keeping it there, it's always better to come back a "poofteenth", you are over pressuring the seals, the pump is working harder than normal hence the squealing noise, the squealing noise is your warning device plus as mentioned the belts glazed and needs replacing, I don't know but is it a multi V belt? If it is check that the "V's" aren't badly worn. I had a (something I'm not going to talk about) which actually blew the seal out of the end of the steering rack, the noise went but so did Autran DX 2. Keep the shiny side up
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Reply By: Eric - Tuesday, Aug 12, 2003 at 22:08

Tuesday, Aug 12, 2003 at 22:08
just needs a new belt mate , get it on and keep the old for spare
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