View Full Version : Most annoying..

07-24-2009, 04:23 AM
My power steering belt keeps popping off.. grrr

07-24-2009, 04:52 AM
yargh, sounds like time to delete ps.

07-24-2009, 04:53 AM
maybe a stiff pulley?

07-24-2009, 04:58 AM
Just glue it on...

07-24-2009, 05:01 AM
na ps pump pulley moves fine
got a belt today

07-24-2009, 10:10 AM
Is it adjusted properly and is the belt that was on the correct size?

07-24-2009, 01:56 PM
Yes and Yes.

Its hard to get enough tension against the pump, you have to put a pry bar between it and the block.

Its odd, I've never had this issue.. its not like its something difficult. This is just getting annoying.

07-25-2009, 03:42 AM
it seems if i have this problem with any belt thats not goodyear, factory, or napa gold

07-25-2009, 01:45 PM
all i use are gates belts. never had an issue.

08-02-2009, 05:31 PM
Well, this seems to have been fixed.

I initially got a new belt and it popped off once. So I got myself under the car and found that when prying against the block out against the power steering pump (it is its own tensioner) I was too far to the driver side. This created maybe.. a 1 tooth belt width deflection on the pulley side (far passenger side).

I rearranged myself to get leverage on a spot still safe against the block and the pulley side of the pump.

In essence prying closer to the pulley made a better straight line to the crank.

So far I've been driving it, no problems in PS have turned up. So far..

08-02-2009, 06:26 PM
I was gonna say.... quit rallying your car without proper debris shields ;) Those darn pebbles love to throw belts :)

joe's gt
08-02-2009, 08:25 PM
I HATE trying to get tension on that belt.

08-19-2009, 06:45 PM
Blah.. new belt was just about shreeded today.

Its gotta be the pump, so I'm spending the bucks for a new one.. ugh. Gotta have it though as we have a track event this coming Sunday and I really wanna be there!

08-19-2009, 09:30 PM
Lame. Hope the new pump is the answer to your problem.

08-20-2009, 02:07 PM
Alright.. PS pump still spins freely as ever.

I'm thinking its gotta be the MR2 crank pulley Joshua Boam from Chico shipped my engine back with. The inner track where the power steering belt goes is the same diameter as the outter track for the alternator.

Some how, I think that the belt is just shy of covering half the circumference giving it the ability to skip. The Celica crank pulley inner track is actually a smaller diameter than the outter track, and I think this was for a purpose as it will allow the belt to wrap around the circumference a bit further, additionally the smaller diameter inner track on the Celica pulley automatically creates a stepping which keeps the belt solid on the inside of the crank pulley so there is no possibility of it jumping or touching the alternator belt.

Anyway.. long story short, never thought it would be an issue.. but guess it is. Gotta get the Celica pulley to find out. I'm sure Toyota did it the way they did for a reason.

08-20-2009, 06:38 PM
yeah, you be needing that right pulley

08-20-2009, 07:00 PM
^ tis gay lol... simple things, ya know?! Figures.

08-20-2009, 08:15 PM
its also hard to find a good used alltrac pully. mr2 pulleys are everywhere

08-20-2009, 10:41 PM
Ya, I called Joshua, he says he has one so I'm hoping it can get it over.. fast. But I'm not holding by breath, I'm pretty much reserved myself to the fact I'm going to miss the track day in Gainesville..... suck'a

EDIT: w00t.. just talked to Joshua, pulley was shipped out today so I guess there still is a chance I could make it by sunday.. we'll see.

08-23-2009, 01:38 AM
Pulley got here today, already on the car and running.. we'll see if I continue to have issues.

08-24-2009, 01:38 AM
This is some good info. I didn't the two different pulleys. I'll have to file that info away.

08-31-2009, 08:39 PM
Just an update - had got the celica crank pulley on, have done lots of driving, no issues.

Problem resolved.

08-31-2009, 09:22 PM
GREAT CLAY!!!! Glad you were able to get this resolved.

08-31-2009, 09:41 PM
LOL I guess I should have posted in here before.

yes, the MR2 and celica have 2 different pulleys.

On the MR2, the grooves are pretty much reversed. We dont have a PS pump, and on a Celica, the alternator is in the opposite side of the engine bay.

The grooves are different.

09-01-2009, 01:14 AM
Well this is good to know so when I move my altenator in the mr2 position I need the pully also.

09-01-2009, 10:24 PM
Thanks for the info Luni. That makes perfect sense.

09-02-2009, 04:58 PM
Well this is good to know so when I move my altenator in the mr2 position I need the pully also.

Yep. Youll need to get the MR2s mounting bracket (and there are 2 of them - the 100a and the 70a versions - theyre diffrent, Im not sure which one youd use on a Celica alt - or if youd even use a celica alt), and an MR2 pulley, and an MR2 alt belt.