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1998 Subaru Legacy Outback Question: Replace broken timing belt

 

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Visitor, 2.5L 4 Cylinder, Two Rivers, WI, April 27, 2010, 14:18

Timing belt broke. Tore up pully and left side cover. Internal engine damage not determined. When it broke I was able to coast a mile to a stop. Starter still runs.

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    April 27, 2010, 15:53
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     Master

    here is link for the repair info that you requested

    http://bit.ly/mitchell_repair_manuals_online

    it looks like all the 2.5 liters of this year have dual over head cams, ( according to the service and repair info ) so most likely you bent some valves, which means that you may have to pull the heads for valve repair. So look up head removal and installation as well.

    best of luck

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    April 27, 2010, 18:13
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     Master

    this a non interference motor. however, there could still be damage. the belt will have to be installed and a compression test will have to be performed.

    Roy

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