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Power Steering

Discussion in 'Problems, Fixes, Tips...' started by Hugo Hartley, Aug 2, 2020.

  1. Hugo Hartley

    Hugo Hartley Copenworld Newbie

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    Hi im a fairly new Copen owner (about 6 months) and my power steering went on the motorway the other day. Checked fluid and was not a pump issue so I had a closer look and found one of the belts had worn away and snapped. Any idea which belt this is and also how expensive it would be to get it repaired?
     
  2. AFR0N1

    AFR0N1 Copenworld Regular

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    You say you lost power steering so I would assume it is the power steering belt that snapped. This is the smallest belt and it is the highest up on the engine. (659cc copen)
    I would recommend changing all belts so you don't have to worry about the others breaking.
    Here's the part numbers (659cc copen)
    4PK685 (Alternator)
    44318-97202 3PK499 (power steering)
    90048-32095 (ac)
    The belts themselves aren't too much money costing around £10-15 each, but if you're paying someone to do it it would obviously cost a lot more, especially since there's no working room on the Copen.

    The easiest way to replace them (659cc, idk about the 1.3) is to take the front right wheel off, then the wheel arch lining and you can access the Alternator bolts. Loosen them to remove tension on the belt. The power steering belt is best accessed from under the bonnet as it is higher up.
     
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  3. BarnsleyRob

    BarnsleyRob Copenworld Veteran

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    The 1.3 uses a single belt for the ancillaries but it’s still a pig to change. As Afron says, wheel off is best bet unless you don’t mind breaking your arms in several places.
     
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  4. Hugo Hartley

    Hugo Hartley Copenworld Newbie

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    Thanks for your message I have been able to work out it is the AC belt that has worn away would this affect my power steering as the other belts seem intact or am I looking at a more serious problem.
     
  5. Salieri

    Salieri Copenworld Veteran

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    I guess if your power steering does not work and a belt is missing, it probably will not be the AC belt :D
     
  6. BarnsleyRob

    BarnsleyRob Copenworld Veteran

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    Try looking at this and then get back to us.


     

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