The alternator drive belt (the one marked as A in the picture) broke on me. I’ve got a few questions. First of all the car has some strange electronic issues (windows rolling themselves down things like that) which I assumed wasn’t a big deal, but have heard it can mean there’s something wrong with the alternator. Now on top of this I’ve also had trouble with the battery being weak which I suppose (assuming there IS something wrong with the alternator) could’ve been due to the alternator (or the messed up belt I didn’t know was messed up). Anyways I hardly drove when the belt broke I parked right away in the driveway and it wouldn’t start back up which I would like to think is just the fact that the battery was already weak and now without the alternator belt on it couldn’t get any power at all (if it even works like that). The car is not worth much and I’ve got more time then money so I INSIST on fixing this myself. I would have to get it towed somewhere to get it fixed anyways which would really up the price too.
Regarding the three different drive belts: the one labeled as C seems to spin just fine, the part below that where the belt goes on the alternator also spins just fine, but im actually also concerned about the air conditioner compressor drive belt labeled B and it’s way down in the back and kind of hard to reach. I couldn’t get that spin with my hands and I don’t know if it’s suppose to spin freely or not. This being said that belt actually looked pretty worn too so I thought it may be a good idea to replace it too. Hell, maybe i should just replace all 3 of them. Anyways I’m really looking for suggestions and what else i need to look out for when replacing these belts (maybe not belt C it seemed fine im not sure what it’s for). Is it likely I will also need to replace the alternator?