11 comments on “How To Replace Both Subaru Drive Belts

  1. Hey DIY Guy, this video was great! Everything on my car was just as you showed/described it in the video. I was able to swap the belts no problem. Thank you very much and keep up the great work!

    Drew, CA

  2. DID Guy,
    Thanks for this detailed video! I replaced both belts in no time and had my 2001 Subaru back on the road in no time. One problem, the new alternator belt broke my second time out. I’m sure it wasn’t too tight bot it was almost a clean break. Is this uncommon or could there be something I did incorrectly?

    • Hello, You’re welcome. glad to hear you could complete the repair rather quickly. umm.. maybe you just got a bad belt, make sure you are using a good name brand belt. If shopping at auto zone or advanced make sure you are at least get the second tier belts as the lower level ones are junk. I haven’t had a belt just break most need replacing due to glazing or because there stretched where you run out of adjustment. Just make sure that the belt is in the groove on all pulleys. Maybe you have a bent pulley somewhere which is causing the belt to break.

  3. Hello,Im from a place that i cannot find spare parts for my subaru outback 2003 2.5l and after watching your video I need to order them online and I just want to ask you if the alternator and power steering belt and the a/c compressor belt are the same dimensions(length), withd , etc.
    I hope to hear from you soon thanks.

    • Hello, They are different as one belt goes over the crank pulley, power steering and the alternator while the other just goes over the crank pulley and just the a/c compressor. You should be able to go to which ever part stores website and find it by make and model. You could also click the links here on our website which will take you right to them on Amazon.

  4. Hi DIY guy, you’re video was amazing! I was on a road trip with my wife and we found out our alternator belt broke on a Sunday with no mechanic shops open where we pulled over. Picked up a new belt at AutoZone and thanks to your video I was able to put in the new one with no issues. Your video was clear and concise and easy to follow. Thank you so much for having posted this video!

    • Glad you found our video and that we could help get you and your wife back on the road and save you some money from not having to go to a mechanic. Hopefully you looked like the hero replacing the belt. Thanks for watching and taking the time to leave us the kind words. Safe travels and be sure to recheck the tension on the new belt as it will stretch.

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