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having found some service records from approx 12months ago mentioning a badly cracked auxillary belt, i think i may have found the reason for the ticking noises from the power steering when at lock.

if the auxillary belt breaks, i presume i'm stuffed?.... i was planning to get the car in for a full service (as per my previous thread) later in the month, but is something I should do right here right now?.... should the car be off the road until it is replaced?

if so... is this something I can do myself?

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Re: auxillary belt

If the aux belt fails, you may be lucky and it just drops off.
Or it may wrap itself round the cambelt and pull that off too...
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Re: auxillary belt

stuffed as in no water pump, power steering, aircon and alternator, but it will not cause any damage, unlike the timing belt.

It is DIY able, just need a spanner on the end of the tensioner, release the tension and take it off. To put on, thread round the various pulleys and when you get to the tensioner, pop the spanner back on, tension it and thread the belt over, release and job done.

Most difficult bit is remembering the path it took, so best take a pic before you start.

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Re: auxillary belt

water pump is driven by the cam belt is it not? Or is that just in the twinks??
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I think the V6 waterpump is driven by the aux belt, but you need the cambelt off to get the waterpump out..
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cheers guys...

i guess if it's on it's way out, it might be best not to wait until service time (approx 2 weeks hence?)....
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makes sense....in an alfa way

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I think the V6 waterpump is driven by the aux belt, but you need the cambelt off to get the waterpump out..
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Its an easy job really. Don't overtighten bolts up on tensioner or idlers as the block is soft.
Alternative Autos for a kit, probably cheapest.
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