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timing belt 2001 legacy L wagon 2.5 L SOHC 168Km


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#1 scottsheppard@videotron.ca

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Posted 03 May 2009 - 08:26 PM

Hello,

I would like to take a stab at doing my timing belt...It would appear I need some special tools for teh crank pulley>>>Anyone know how specialized or expensive?

thanks to all...
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#2 grossgary

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Posted 03 May 2009 - 08:31 PM

requires no special tools at all. here's a great approach: search here for the Endwrench articles (that's subaru's information available online) for your engine. Then search here or ask for specific questions/clarifications. The endwrench articles are typically superb and include pictures.

Be a good idea to replace the entire set of timing components, ebay is the way to go for those, that's what just about everyone on here uses.

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Posted 04 May 2009 - 01:32 PM

Do you have a manual transmission?

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Posted 04 May 2009 - 03:45 PM

requires no special tools at all.



Sometimes the crank pulleys will be stubborn, and not want to slide off by hand. Prying from behind WILL break them, so you do need a puller in that case.

Any standard steering wheel puller will work perfect. There are 2 small holes on the pulley for the puller bolts. Problem is, most of them, these holes are not threaded yet.

In that case you will also need a *M8x1.25 tap. use cutting oil and tap the holes, the tap will fit right in, no drilling required.

Then use 2 bolts in the hole, and the steering wheel puller to pull off the crank pulley. It helps to put a smaller bolt in the crank bolt hole so you're puller doesn't booger up the threads.




* Any thread pitch M8, or a 3/8ths standard would work, as long as you have the bolts to match.

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Posted 04 May 2009 - 05:23 PM

requires no special tools at all. here's a great approach: search here for the Endwrench articles (that's subaru's information available online) for your engine. Then search here or ask for specific questions/clarifications. The endwrench articles are typically superb and include pictures.

Be a good idea to replace the entire set of timing components, ebay is the way to go for those, that's what just about everyone on here uses.


Gross, it looks like subaru wrtoe a how to for the driveway replacement of a DOHC timing belt.

http://endwrench.com...StepEWAug07.pdf

here is a SOHC

http://endwrench.com...BeltEWWin05.pdf

nipper

we should make these links a sticky.

Edited by nipper, 04 May 2009 - 05:26 PM.


#6 scottsheppard@videotron.ca

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Posted 04 May 2009 - 08:49 PM

It is a manual trans...which ebay kits are the best--any after market better than another? also, given I can do with regulat tools (I hope) do most garages actually remove the rad? Thanks all for the replies//this is great...

scott




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