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1996 Subaru Legacy. Two belts, one goes to power

1996 Subaru Legacy. Two belts, one goes to power steering and the other goes to the alternator. They both go to a balancer. Balancer became "loose" and both belts came off. I need to tighter the balancer and I need to get the belts back on. What tools do I need to accomplish this and any "suggestions" as to how I manipulate the belts on?

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I assume you got this fixed by now? To tighten the harmonic balancer, this is the way I do it: under the intake manifold towd the back of the engine there is a black plug or a hole where a black plug used to be that is an access window to the torque converter bolts. Rotate the crank over with a breaker bar and socket until you see a hole through the flywheel, this is where i wedge a large screwdriver into to hold the crank in place and tighten the balancer bolt with a breaker bar and socket. If you do have a torque wrench the spec is 70-80 ft-lbs on the 2.2 and 90-100 on the 2.5 model

Posted on Sep 25, 2010

  • Dballs Sep 25, 2010

    Forgot to say, for the belts you have to loosen the power steering and the alternator and and bring them down with the adjustment bolts until the belt slips on. then tighten everything back up




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