How do you Change, Replace, or Install 2000-2004 Subaru Outback Alternator, Fan Belt Replacement
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10mm socket/ratchet with extension
12mm socket/ratchet with extension
Step 1: Open the vehicle's hood.
Step 2: Loosen and remove the 10mm mounting bolts (3) that secure the belt cover to the alternator assembly. Lift and remove the smaller of the two covers.
Step 3: Loosen and remove the 12mm bolt (1) exposed by removing the smaller cover. You can now remove the larger cover.
Step 4: Loosen and remove the 12mm mounting bolt (1) on the PASSENGER'S side of the alternator.
Step 5: Loosen the 12mm belt tensioner bolt (1) located just above the alternator. You can now remove the belt from the vehicle.
Step 6: Route the new belt around the proper pulleys. Once the belt is in place, tighten the 12mm tensioner bolt (1) to secure its position.
The belt should be taut, but not overly tight or stretched!
Step 7: With the NEW belt now in place, tighten the 12mm mounting bolt (1).
Step 8: Reattach the larger of the two covers by tightening the 10mm bolt (1).
Step 9: Attach the second cover and tighten the 10mm bolts (2) to secure it.
These Part Change / Installation Instructions Apply to
04 2004, 03 2003, 02 2002, 01 2001, 00 2000 Subaru Outback Alternator, Fan Belt Replacement Instructions
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