Jump to content

Welcome to Ultimate Subaru Message Board, my lurker friend!

Welcome to Ultimate Subaru Message Board, an unparalleled Subaru community full of the greatest Subaru gurus and modders on the planet! We offer technical information and discussion about all things Subaru, the best and most popular all wheel drive vehicles ever created.

We offer all this information for free to everyone, even lurkers like you! All we ask in return is that you sign up and give back some of what you get out - without our awesome registered users none of this would be possible! Plus, you get way more great stuff as a member! Lurk to lose, participate to WIN*!
  • Say hello and join the conversation
  • Subscribe to topics and forums to get automatic updates
  • Get your own profile and make new friends
  • Classifieds with all sorts of Subaru goodies
  • Photo hosting in our gallery
  • Meet other cool people with cool cars
Seriously, what are you waiting for? Make your life more fulfilling and join today! You and your Subaru won't regret it, we guarantee** it.

* The joy of participation and being generally awesome constitutes winning
** Not an actual guarantee, but seriously, you probably won't regret it!

Serving the Subaru Community since May 18th, 1998!

Guest Message by DevFuse

- - - - -

EJ 22 timing belt

  • Please log in to reply
2 replies to this topic

#1 JC20



  • Members
  • PipPip
  • 29 posts
  • San Jose

Posted 13 December 2013 - 12:13 AM

Hello, I have an ej22 from 94 legacy that I plan on putting into a westfalia.  I’m in the middle of trying to do a timing belt change, but I ran into a problem. I removed the timing belt and had all the timing marks lined up. However, as I went to remove the camshaft pulley it moved out of alignment when my homemade pulley holder tool failed.  I know this a non interference engine so nothing was damage, but is resetting the timing as easy as lining up the timing marks and making sure the tooth count is correct?



My second question concerns the removing of the camshaft pulleys.  I have read other post which state all is need is decent ½  inch impact gun to remove the pulleys is this correct? I am also under the impression that I will have to find a way to brace the pulley in order to correctly torque them down.  Any suggestions or comments are appreciated thanks. 


Edited by JC20, 13 December 2013 - 12:39 AM.

#2 MilesFox


    Catch this Fox!

  • Members
  • 10,686 posts
  • Madison/Milwaukee, WI

Posted 13 December 2013 - 02:20 AM

I have gone so far as to wedge a bar in the holes on the pulleys to lever against with a breaker bar. I do this with the belt on so it holds the pulley. You can use the old belt as a strap to hold the pulley I use an electric impact driver (engine out of the car).


Just line up the marks and install the belt. DO NOT USE THE ARROWS. The cam sprockets are left-right specific, and the cam sensr side has relictors on the back. There is a single hash mark on the cam pulleys, align them 12 o'clock and with the lines on the belt(if they re there) the belt is oriented for clockwise rotation, as the tooth count is different from the center for each side. The center sprocket will be aligned to the tab with the hash mark to the dot on the crank sensor mount. The woodruff key will be at 6 o'clock position.


#3 987687


    Rally Suby!

  • Members
  • 4,264 posts
  • Northern Maine

Posted 13 December 2013 - 07:34 AM

Yes, you're fine just lining it up again.


I use the old timing belt and a pair of vice grips as a pulley holder tool for the camshaft bolts. Worked great before I had air tools, and works fine for torquing them back on, too.

0 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 0 guests, 0 anonymous users