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Hi, lost a belt today and the bottom pulley does not move even when a/c is on (currently no belt).

Is this the norm?

Thanks much.
 

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Hi, lost a belt today and the bottom pulley does not move even when a/c is on (currently no belt).

Is this the norm?
You'll have to be more clear - do you mean the crankshaft pulley (C)? If so, the answer is yes, you are not going to turn it by hand with the belt removed. Everything else should spin freely, though.

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You'll have to be more clear - do you mean the crankshaft pulley (C)? If so, the answer is yes, you are not going to turn it by hand with the belt removed. Everything else should spin freely, though.

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I think that's an EZ30D or something. It only has one belt. The EJ251 in all 2000 Outbacks had two belts.

It's also possible the user is talking about the tensioner for the AC belt. I've had those seize up before.
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OK, 2.5i serpentine belt image below. The bottom pulley is, of course, still the crankshaft, and it won't turn by hand. The middle pulley is the idler and it should spin freely.

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You'll have to be more clear - do you mean the crankshaft pulley (C)? If so, the answer is yes, you are not going to turn it by hand with the belt removed. Everything else should spin freely, though.

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Thanks all, trying to make sure it's not frozen to waste time $ and a belt.
Flooded out here and just getting back to Subaru now, sorry for delay.
 

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I think that's an EZ30D or something. It only has one belt. The EJ251 in all 2000 Outbacks had two belts.

It's also possible the user is talking about the tensioner for the AC belt. I've had those seize up before.

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Yes, it's that one!
Is it supposed to be free moving when no belt is attached?
Thanks
 
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