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    Which belts the missing belt?

    Hello all,

    I've recently bought a 95 impreza WRX turbo and was feeling more than happy with myself as I showed it off to my machanically minded grandfather..

    He sobered me up within 30 seconds by pointing out that a belt was missing to the right of the alternater!

    There appears to be fixtures for 2 belts at the very front of the engine. One is present directly infront of the radiator but the one towards the right of the radiator is missing.

    Could anyone please tell me which belt this is and what damage I may have done in the 50 miles already travelled from the sellers house?

    Many thanks

    Mark

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    Since the car runs it's likely an air conditioner belt that's missing. No harm done but your AC may not work even if you replace the belt.
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    Many thanks for your quick reply!

    Time to have a chat with the seller I feel !!
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    I am not too sure about the earlier turbo models, but it should be the A/C compressor, facing the engine to the right.
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    Your both spot on... Its missing a belt to a compressor unit.

    Out of interest (and possible compensation) why would the AC maybe not work with a new belt? Can this be repaired and what sort of money would I be looking at?

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    It probably works fine

    I bet the owner took it off Honda Rice Style looking for HP. Anyone know how to change those AC belts out?

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    AC systems need to be run periodically (at least once a month) in order to keep them in working condition.
    If yours has been unhooked for a year or more it might not work at all, and you might have to replace the Compressor and other bits.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jeremy96gase View Post
    AC systems need to be run periodically (at least once a month) in order to keep them in working condition.
    If yours has been unhooked for a year or more it might not work at all, and you might have to replace the Compressor and other bits.
    Shows What I Know What about in the winter. Seems like iv'e went months before.

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    It's hard to say why the belt was taken off. Perhaps Not-EWRX is right, someone thought they could find a few extra ponies. To replace the belt should be cake. Are you in the UK?
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    Yes chaps I'm in the UK.

    Speaking of ponies... I used quite a few of them earlier

    Many thanks.. the advice is really appreciated!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Not-EWRX View Post
    Shows What I Know What about in the winter. Seems like iv'e went months before.
    It's a good idea to use it for a few min. each month. Cold outside or not.

    I'm not saying it's broken for sure. It's possible that he just needs to put a new belt on, maybe recharge the freon, and it's good. But I wouldn't count on it if it's been running like this for a long time.

    welshboy, I hope it works out for you, and welcome to the Club!

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    Often times if the compressor goes bad instead of replacing it people simply remove the belt going to it and call it a day.

    Throw a new belt on it and see what you got.
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