Toyota corolla runs but shaft broken-can't get it out
First the air conditioner went out--then a belt broke and the power steering went out--we were told that the bolt that holds the pully on and bolts to the crankshaft broke off and that they (the shop) couldnt get it out and we need to replace the motor.
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Re: toyota corolla runs but shaft broken-can't get it out
Such items don't break on their own.
In any case, a good mechanic should be able to remove a broken retaining bolt, but access to it may be poor, depending on the model. Those I have dealt with are accessible by removing the plastic inner fender on the right side of the car.
I don't know what they are claiming is the relationship between a broken retaining bolt and a broken belt, or the air conditioner "going out", or who or what broke the bolt.
That bolt is commonly used to rotate the motor by placing a socket or spanner on it. It is quite a large bolt, and should easily stand being used to crank the motor around. So unless it has been used to prevent the crank turning at some past time while doing something else to the engine or transmission, I fail to see why it would break!
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When you place the wheel in a hard lock position ,the power steering pump relies on the pressure by-pass valve to operate instead of the valves in the steering box to open and allow the pressure to by-pass back to the reservoir.. When you hit hard lock and you hear the motor load up just ease on the turn and the pump will operate as designed. The turn will still be the same -just that the pump is not under full load . Breaking the shaft is a sign of excessive load and a misaligned pulley so check that the belt is directly in line and the pump is square to the belt line.
Check for low power steering fluid, a broken belt (there is a belt that connects the engine's main drive pulley to the power steering, alternator, air conditioning, etc. pulleys) or your power steering pump went bad and will need to be replaced.
The belt is not adjusted correctly - that is assuming that the correct belt has been installed for your vehicle. If you'r esure it has, then the belt needs to be adjusted tighter onto the pulleys. It's not hard to do, and if your alternator wasn't tightened all the way, it may have loosened during driving. Have this checked and it should be fine. I've had this same thing happen a few times over my 46 years of life.
no your p/s belt just takes is spun by the crank shaft. if its not making noise when you turn the key, then you should check the fuses under the dash and under the hood for ign one of those might be bad.
There are other solutions but they are not any cheaper unless you can find someone who can drill the bolts out because otherwise the crankshaft would have to be replaced. This would cost about the same as replacing the engine.
Mine just did same (2001). Have them check the power steering pump--shaft broke in mine. This affects the brakes as well since both power brakes and power steering run off same system in Astros. Broken shaft messed up the booster system.