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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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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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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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