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Replace power steering/alternator belt

I have a 2001 Subaru Legacy with a bad power steering/alternator belt. I have the replacement belt, but I've never changed one before. Any help & instructions on how to do that on my own?

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SOURCE: 97 Subaru Legacy GT Alternator Voltage Output

Battery is probably on it last legs... alternator sounds normal.

Posted on Dec 26, 2008

DJ JDG
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SOURCE: Clutch replacement details for 1996 legacy GTB

Trust me it is quite an excercise and not worth doing yourself. With the proper tools, a hoist and a my mate who is a Guru Subaru Mech it took 4 hours. Without having done it before and without the Hoist ( which is wha I was going to do initially ) I'd say you wouldn't get much change out of 8 - 12 hours.

Posted on Jan 01, 2009

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SOURCE: replacing the alternator belt on 2001 kia spectra

Then you don't take anything off. There will be a spring loaded idler that tensions the serpentine belt. Take a socket or long 12 point wrench and attach to the center bolt of the tensioner, then rotate the idler wheel away from the belt, take the belt off. Slowly release the spring tension of the idler.
The 2nd belt should be set up the same way.

Posted on Jan 23, 2009

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SOURCE: how to replace belts on 2001 nissan maxima

which belt?

Posted on Feb 10, 2009

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SOURCE: can't change power steering belt on 2001 toyota echo

take a look some pullies are spring loaded and it may require a ( not recommend unless stuck) but a pry bar. if spring loaded is the case there should be a tool that you could rent that is use for prying the pulley.

Note: make sure to release slowly so not to damage pulley.

Posted on Jul 19, 2009

subytech1
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SOURCE: Power steering pump replacement for Subaru Outback

REMOVAL

  1. Remove ground terminal from battery.
  2. Remove pulley belt cover bracket.



  1. Loosen lock bolt and slider bolt and remove power steering pump drive V-belt.
  2. Disconnect connector from power steering pump switch.



  1. Disconnect pipe C and suction hose from oil pump. CAUTION:
    • Do not allow fluid from the hose end to come into contact with pulley belt.
    • To prevent foreign matter from entering the hose and pipe, cover the open ends of them with a clean cloth.



  1. Remove bolts which install power steering pump bracket.



  1. Place oil pump bracket in a vise, remove two bolts from the front side of oil pump. CAUTION: Do not place oil pump bracket directly in the vise; use soft pads and hold oil pump lightly to protect the pump.



  1. Remove socket from oil pump.
  2. Remove bolt from the rear side of oil pump.

Posted on Aug 09, 2009

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