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01 outback Timing belt - Subaru Newbie
Posted 06 February 2006 - 10:20 AM
I bought my Subaru with 39K miles and have not done anything to it except brakes and tires. I have just hit 90K and am curious if I should replace the timing belt. I have done this on other makes (Dodge, Ford) but never on a Subaru. I tried to do some research on this but havent found good advice yet. Just curious to know how hard it is on a Subaru, any tricks I should know about, any special tools I need, or if anything other than the Water pump should be replaced since it's apart. Does anyone know what the recommended time for a new belt is? I never got an 01 manual for the car so the one I have been reffering to is from 99 and it says 75K but as I was looking for info I heard it wasnt till 100K.
Like I said any help on timing belts would be greatly appreciated. As if this needs to be replaced I would like to get this done ASAP since I drive up to Vermont to ski often and I would hate for something to go wrong in my travels. Thanks again!
Posted 06 February 2006 - 11:25 AM
use the Search button in the gray area up top, there is tons of information here about doing timing belts on a 2.2. it's easy. i've done fords, dodge and subarus and i think subaru's are much easy (never need a stupid pulley puller for the crank pulley for one thing).
start learning the search function and you'll find all you need to know.
there's a link to great information and endwrench website (subaru's own mechanics tips site). great info in all these places.
Posted 06 February 2006 - 11:27 AM
Optionally, you can change the water pump and cam/crank seals as preventive maintenance, and reseal the oil pump, and check all the idler pulley and tensioner bearings for grinding noises. A search in the forums on 'timing belt' will provide lots of info.
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