I replaced the serpentine belt on my 4cyl, 5spd, 2000 model. Thought I did it correctly thanks to the great advice from the forums. I made sure I had 1/2 inch play up and down just like the old one did. We had the top off at the beach, so no need for a/c and never heard a squeal. We put the top on yesterday, I drove it today, turned on the a/c and heard the squeal. Turned it off and then it quit and I drove it back home. What did I do wrong? Is it too tight or too loose? Or is it a coincidence that the a/c clutch might be going out? I won't drive it till I make some adjustments and need to be pointed in the right direction. Thanks.
PS With the old belt and the a/c on, there was no squeal. I replaced it because I could see cracks starting to form on the inside grooves.