I finally decided it was time to change my accessory belts. I have almost 80K miles on my '02 and figured it was due. I was able to get the power steering/alternator belt on without much trouble. Unfortunately, while working on the AC belt, I broke the washer on the idler pulley (the one that connects to the slider bolt and allows the pulley to move up and down in the bracket). I went to every part store in town and none of them could even order it for me. I'm going to get ahold of Subaru Genuine Parts in the morning and order a new one.
My question is, is it safe driving around without the AC belt on? I'm pretty sure that it is since that belt only runs the AC. I just won't have any AC right?
Thanks for the help.