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How To Replace Alternator Fan Belt 00-04 Subaru Outback

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How To Replace Alternator Fan Belt 00-04 Subaru Outback

Created on: 2021-01-16

How to repair, install, fix, change or replace a broken, cracked, snapped or cut serpentine belt on Subaru Outback years 00, 01, 02, 03, and 04.

  1. step 1 :Removing the Serpentine Belt
    • Remove the two 10mm bolts from the shield
    • Remove the 12mm bolt from the alternator
    • Remove the shield
    • Remove the 12mm bolt below the adjusting bolt
    • Loosen the adjusting bolt
    • Pull the belt off the alternator
  2. step 2 :Reinstalling the Serpentine Belt
    • Familiarize yourself with the route of the serpentine belt
    • Insert the belt in place by following your vehicle's diagram
    • Tighten the adjusting bolt to leave 1/4 inch up and down on the belt
    • Tighten the 12mm bolt below the adjusting bolt
    • Insert the shield in place
    • Insert the 12mm bolt from the alternator
    • Insert the two 10mm bolts from the shield

Tools needed for replacement

  • Ratchets & Related

    Socket Extensions

    Ratchet

  • Sockets - Metric

    12mm Socket

    10mm Socket

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In this video, we're going to show you how to replace the belt that drives the alternator and power steering pump on this 2003 Subaru Outback. This vehicle has a 2.5-liter engine. Only tools you'll need are 10mm and 12mm sockets with a ratchet and extension.

Use a 10mm socket and ratchet or wrench and remove two bolts: one here and one under here. There may also be a nut here it seems to be missing on my vehicle. Now I'm using a 12mm socket with an extension and a ratchet. I'm going to loosen this bolt here up. This will allow the shield to come right off.

Then there's another 12mm bolt right under here, under this adjusting bolt loosen that. Then loosen this bolt. I'll fast-forward here as I just loosen that adjusting bolt, and as you loosen it you'll see the belt start to loosen. You do usually need to loosen it way up in order to peel that belt off the alternator and then remove it. Then pull the belt right off.

Put on my old belt since it's still in good shape. New belts from 1A Auto are the exact same length and dimensions so they'll go right on. Put it on, and sometimes it's easier actually to get it onto the two larger pulleys first and then onto the alternator, Make sure it's on all the pulleys correctly and now just tighten up this tensioner bolt. Once you have that tightened so there's about 1/4 inch of play up and down, tighten up this bolt and it'll lock it in place.

I'll fast-forward this here as we just finish it up, put the metal bracket back on, slide it behind that bolt in the alternator, and then put the 10mm bolt in the top and then tighten those up. Then put the plastic shield back on and use 10mm bolt and also there's probably another 10mm nut that was missing on my vehicle that you would need to tighten up.

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Tools needed for replacement:

    Ratchets & Related

  • Socket Extensions
  • Ratchet

  • Sockets - Metric

  • 12mm Socket
  • 10mm Socket

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