Hi. I've been lurking awhile and now I'm tearing my hair out over a belt problem.. If anyone can spare some advice, it would be greatly appreciated.
A few months ago I installed the v-belts on my '02 WRX. The rear(AC) belt seems to be holding its tension just fine. The front-side (Alternator/PS) belt, however, keeps losing tension.
Now when I installed the belt, it slipped over the 3 pulleys quite easily with room to spare and I had to tighten the slider bolt to max before the belt felt even close to the right tension. It stayed there for a few thousand miles then started squeaking and I replaced the belt again and again the belt slipped on easily as before and the bolt is maxed out. Well it's now squeaking again and the belt is really loose. Since the bolt is maxed so there's no room to go any tighter.
I'm sure that I'm just missing something here but it is eluding me. Could the belts that I have bought be too big? Is it a pulley problem? Am I messing up the procedure somehow? It's killing me.
Again, your help is appreciated.