Weird one - Vauxhall Omega steering pump pulley gouging into anti-roll bar !

Discussion in 'Omega' started by Scumball, Oct 9, 2004.

  1. Scumball

    Scumball Guest

    WTF ?
    Anyone come across this before ?
    The anti-roll bar bushes are dry and in good condition.
    So are the engine mounts.
    This has gotten progressively worse over the last week - and sounds VERY
    nasty on a right hand bend or on reversing.
    Would the steering pump wear enough to allow the shaft
    off-centre that far ?
    It's like the front of the engine has dropped a few centimetres - how could
    this happen ?

    Yours, very puzzled.
    Scumball, Oct 9, 2004
  2. Scumball

    Mike Guest

    \Not sure how relevant this is but a few years ago I used to have a rover
    216 vitesse that would throw the alternator belt for fun. I found that the
    bottom pulley was out of alignment with the alternator. queer thing about it
    is that the alternator was NOT bolted to the block, but something else -cant
    remember what. anyhow, the engine mount at that end of the engine also
    looked fine, but although it had 3 bolts into the block, 1 had snapped a
    long time ago, which left 2 holding that end of the engine. when a second
    one snapped, the engine dropped a bit, pivoting around the one remaining
    bolt, throwing the pulleys out. Sorry for rambling on a bit, but I am
    illustrating that the engine mounts may LOOK fine, but to have a closer look
    at the bolts. and not just the ones closest to the ARB. hope this gives you
    something to go on.

    Mike, Oct 10, 2004
  3. Scumball

    adder Guest

    It's a bit like this on my carlton (similar to the omega I suspect) -
    the power steering pulley is nowhere near in line with the crankshaft
    adder, Oct 11, 2004
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