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Timing belt check?

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#1 tapdancer


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Posted 18 October 2004 - 07:11 PM

Hi there,

Is there a way to check if the Forester I bought has had a timing belt change at 105K? it currently has 114K, the point at which I bought it from a dealer. Has had all services up to this point, but timing belt? how can i tell?

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Posted 18 October 2004 - 07:42 PM

I should also mention it is a 99 forester S manual....

many thanks for any advice!

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Posted 19 October 2004 - 06:21 AM

If it was done by a dealer it will be in the computer. If it was done by the owner or an independent shop, the only way to be sure would be to find receipts or a maintenance log for the vehicle.

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Posted 19 October 2004 - 06:35 AM

You can pull one cover and see if the timing marks are still very clear (white paint) on the belt. These wear over time and will fade. Not 100%, but better than not knowing.

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