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Offline Eye of the Tiger

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Re: Impreza
« Reply #30 on: January 25, 2021, 06:28:21 pm »
No cracks at all. :huh: doesn't look glazed :huh:

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Re: Impreza
« Reply #31 on: January 25, 2021, 08:06:32 pm »
Do belts crack or look glazed these days?  Thought they looked good until they stretched or snapped.

Just saying it doesn't appear worn at all. I guess it has a few years on it, wouldn't hurt to switch it (pretty easy job). Tomorrow supposed to rain, so I'll see if it squeals :huh:
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Re: Impreza
« Reply #32 on: January 31, 2021, 07:26:52 pm »
Squealing went away. :huh: :confused:

It had been doing it for weeks. Maybe belt was too tight? It's a tiny tiny bit looser now.
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Re: Impreza
« Reply #33 on: February 01, 2021, 09:09:38 am »
 :wtf: :huh:
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Re: Impreza
« Reply #34 on: February 01, 2021, 09:20:49 am »
Squealing went away. :huh: :confused:

It had been doing it for weeks. Maybe belt was too tight? It's a tiny tiny bit looser now.
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Re: Impreza
« Reply #35 on: March 30, 2021, 07:37:04 am »
So last week the squeaking came back, plus a new squeak. I stopped for gas and popped the hood. The A/C belt was not on the pulleys at all (not broken nor frayed) and the pulley at the bottom (connected to crankshaft) was wobbling like crazy. Had it towed to dealer.

Apparently that pulley has a ton of rubber in it- to dampen vibrations. Still waiting for part, hopefully it'll get fixed today. Estimate is ~$650US.
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Re: Impreza
« Reply #36 on: March 30, 2021, 09:37:57 am »
I helped a lady once who had a Jaguar XJ that was making noise and her mechanic hadn't been able to diagnose it. It happened when you revved the engine. Looking at the engine while I revved it I noticed that the harmonic balancer on the crankshaft would move out away from the engine a little and that was causing the belt to make noise. The cost for a new harmonic balancer for her car was as much or more than the quote for your repair and that was without labor. I found a guy in Oregon that rebuilds harmonic balancers and I was able to get hers rebuilt for about $250. It looks like the aftermarket part for your car is around $50. I would guess the dealer will charge 2-3 times that plus the cost of new belts so the majority of the cost is in labor.

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Re: Impreza
« Reply #37 on: April 02, 2021, 01:20:10 pm »
Pulley was $200, both belts overpriced (almost double the usual $10 or so). Stupid amounts of $$ for labor, I probably could have just driven it home without issues and done it myself. Oh well!   $650 total.
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