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Timing Belt Replacement

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#1 forester01


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Posted 13 September 2005 - 02:09 PM

2.5L 2001 Forester.
Planning to change the belt myself at about 100K. Should I replace the toothed roller, smooth tensioner roller and the tensioner it self too? My old Mazda has that same kind of odd-ball tensioner and didn't seem to like to be reused. Any reasonable parts sources for these things. I priced out the above mentioned parts and it was $3~400.

Thanks for any advice.

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Posted 13 September 2005 - 04:48 PM

Although it may be pricey, do it all, including seals and water pump. Seals are known to leak, and trust me, you only want to take it apart once.

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Posted 14 September 2005 - 12:14 AM

Agreed. Assuming that's 100k miles. All the belt followers and the tensioner.

You should also replace the crank and cam seals. Water pump is a very good investment.

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