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Old 01 Jan 2006, 12:20 pm   #1 (permalink)
nelslynn
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Should this happen to a 2003 Toyota Camry already??? I woke up this
morning to find all my power steering fluid had leaked out onto the
ground. I didn't realize this until I drove a 1/4 down the road and all
of a sudden I had no power steering. I immediately went home, opened
the hood and found no power steering fluid, PLUS a belt completely off.
The belt is has grooves on one side and is about 5-6 feet in
diameter.... what is this? How did it come off?

Wow, I completely baffled. This is actually my mothers car who is 73
years old. What if this happened on a dark lonely street with no one
around. I trusted Toyota.... now?

Anyway, can anyone give advise as what to do. Do I need a tow to the
dealer? What can I expect to pay for repairs? I read somewhere where
there has been a problem with a copper nut or screw that has caused
this leakage... if so, will this be a free repair?

The car has only 36,0000 miles!!!!

Thanks!

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Old 01 Jan 2006, 12:56 pm   #2 (permalink)
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WOW, I just have to add this..... is this a recall problem??? I just
went for a walk where I just drove this morning. I thought I had heard
something when I went for my 1/4 drive this morning. Well, get this, I
found a round metal piece, about 4 inches in diameter and 1 inch thick
on the side of the road!!!! It has the same groves as the belt I lost
has. It looks like it had broken off somewhere in the middle.

I have LOST ALL CONFIDENCE WITH TOYOTA!!! I knew I should have bought a
Honda!

EDIT: The belt that had fallen off is 3 feet in diameter, NOT 5-6 feet.

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Old 01 Jan 2006, 01:13 pm   #3 (permalink)
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have it towed to the dealer. it might still be under warranty (3 years
or 36000 miles) the power steering pump may have seighted up causing the
belt to break. if this is the case should be covered under warranty.
either way you have to have it fixed.

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Old 01 Jan 2006, 01:16 pm   #4 (permalink)
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after reading your second post sounds like the part you found is the
pulley for the power steering pump. this should be covered under your 3-
36 warranty

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Old 01 Jan 2006, 01:26 pm   #5 (permalink)
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"nelslynn" <lstott@earthlink.net> wrote in message
news:1136141773.320804.248790@f14g2000cwb.googlegr oups.com...
> WOW, I just have to add this..... is this a recall problem??? I just
> went for a walk where I just drove this morning. I thought I had heard
> something when I went for my 1/4 drive this morning. Well, get this, I
> found a round metal piece, about 4 inches in diameter and 1 inch thick
> on the side of the road!!!! It has the same groves as the belt I lost
> has. It looks like it had broken off somewhere in the middle.
>
> I have LOST ALL CONFIDENCE WITH TOYOTA!!! I knew I should have bought a
> Honda!
>
> EDIT: The belt that had fallen off is 3 feet in diameter, NOT 5-6 feet.


Haul your ****ing Honda troll ass out of this newsgroup.


>



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Old 01 Jan 2006, 01:36 pm   #6 (permalink)
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I guess I'm out of luck as the car is two months out of warranty. I'm
really disturbed this has happened!!! I have a 1988 Honda Prelude that
hasn't had any issues like this. I was expecting the same from
Toyota... guess I was dreaming.

Anyway, how much should I expect for repairs? What needs to be done?
Leak fixed plus place whatever fell off? Time involved? Should I go to
a Toyota dealership?

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Old 01 Jan 2006, 02:40 pm   #7 (permalink)
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Try going to the dealer. Even though it's two months out of warranty, you
have a failure that is fairly unique, and if you present your case to the
service manager without an attitude they may very well cover it under the
goodwill warranty policy.

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Old 01 Jan 2006, 02:57 pm   #8 (permalink)
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"qslim" <Suckers@suckersdotcom> wrote in message
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> Try going to the dealer. Even though it's two months out of warranty, you
> have a failure that is fairly unique, and if you present your case to the
> service manager without an attitude they may very well cover it under the
> goodwill warranty policy.


He's already showing LOTS of attitude. Typical Honda rice burner attitude.


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Old 01 Jan 2006, 06:16 pm   #9 (permalink)
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> Haul your ****ing Honda troll ass out of this newsgroup.

> He's already showing LOTS of attitude. Typical Honda rice burner attitude.


Dude, grow up! Contribute something useful or don't bother.

Things this size are not suppose to just fall off your car. I'd just
like to warn people that this could be serious if it happens driving a
high speeds. Your power steering goes out in a second! If this happens
to someone without the reflexes of others, this could be deadly. And,
as found here: http://yotarepair.com/Suspension.html this is a known
problem but not a recall problem.... even more disturbing.

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Old 01 Jan 2006, 06:44 pm   #10 (permalink)
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Get a life and get a horse if you are that worried about breaking down.
Nobody cares about your stupid crap, because cars are machines and
machines break ocasionaly. Wlk your to fat anyway

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