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Old 01-06-2009, 10:59 AM   #1
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Default How do I change the accessory belts in 03 wrx?

I have search a little but couldn't find a step by step do it yourself thread. Can anyone give me some guidance or point me to the correct thread?

thank you ahead of time!
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Old 01-06-2009, 11:34 AM   #2
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really not that hard.... loosen tensioners/pulleys, remove belts, put tensioners back. Just make sure to not skip the loosen pulley part, lots of broken tensioner adjustment brackets from people forgetting that step!
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Old 01-06-2009, 12:11 PM   #3
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can anyone point me to some pictures?
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Old 01-06-2009, 01:19 PM   #4
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Stop searching and go read the Maintenance FAQ stickied at the top of this forum. Sticky threads give immediate answers and stop the dilution of our search results by slowing down questions answered over and over....read them, then post.
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Old 01-06-2009, 02:35 PM   #5
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Old 01-06-2009, 03:10 PM   #6
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Thank you Mike!
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Old 06-02-2009, 11:23 AM   #7
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Bump because I just tried to do this on my 03 WRX but could not get the alternator to move. It needs to rotate down a bit to loosen the belt but turning the bolt didn't move the alternator; the bolt just comes up. Any advice?

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Old 06-02-2009, 01:03 PM   #8
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pb blaster and a rubber malet should suffice if all bolts are loosened and the alt is seized in place
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Yea a rubber mallet is a good thing to have for that. Careful not to over-tighten the AC pulley. Its plastic and prine to breaking if over tightened.
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See the bolt on the right side of the alternator? Loosen that one and it should be loose enough to fall down.
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^^Thanks! Loosening that bolt was a pain, but once it came free the alternator dropped down no problem.

For anyone else trying this, make sure you have ratchets not just box wrenches. An extender bar is also handy.
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Old 06-04-2009, 12:34 PM   #12
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Where did you guys pick up your new belts at? I need to change my belts, and haven't checked pricing anywhere, but figured trying to get some OEM anywhere but the dealer would be the best bet.

Thanks. Great thread
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Old 06-04-2009, 03:43 PM   #13
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I ordered mine on amazon.com Not OEM but seem fine
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