I have a slight issue with my 2002 Subaru forester. I was driving down the highway at 60mph when my car lost most power, started lurching a little bit, and a couple lights came on the dashboard. I immediately pulled over and turned off the engine. Upon inspection I noticed I was missing my A/C, I thought it was odd this would cause such a problem, but I had it towed home. I replaced the A/C belt, the alternator belt(because why not, in already there), and the A/C tensioner pulley because it had appeared to seize and disintegrated causing the whole problem in the first place. Anyways after doing these things I tried to fire the car up to no avail, it tries but just won’t. I took everything apart and eventually found the missing A/C belt wedged between the timing belt and one of the pulleys as seen in the picture. So my question is, I know everything needs to be in time so I don’t destroy anything when running the engine, should I just pull out the A/C and then set it top dead center like normal or is the a way to check if I’m already screwed? Any help on what I should do would be appreciated.
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