SUBARU CHEWS BELTS-ENGINE AND BREAK LIGHTS COME ON

  • Tiny
  • Anne Burk
  • Subaru

1993 Subaru Legacy
178k miles on it
automatic
4WD
2.2 litre NON turbo
Problem-chews up belts
sounds like belts squealing
leaves belt dust all over front of alternator
break light&battery lights come on&go off at
same time
starts easily
idles rough for about 5 minutes when first started on cold engine
alternator checks out fine under load
battery checks out fine
no fluid leaks
does NOT use fluids

Bought used
Replaced-both front axles
both belts (twice)
starter
What's my problem? Lol

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Sunday, July 29th, 2007 AT 12:39 PM

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  • Tiny
  • M_H_RITZEL
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With belt off, check the altinator to see if bearings are starting to seize up. While you are at it check the rest of the pulleys for alignment.

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Monday, July 30th, 2007 AT 10:41 AM

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