2006 Subaru Impreza Q&A

2006 Subaru Impreza Question: Timing Belt

How hard is it to change the timing belt on an 06 Subaru? Should I change the water pump too -
Answer 1
Changing a timing belt is an involved and complex job that requires significant engine disassembly and setting the proper timing. Changing the water pump almost always makes a lot of sense, since the significant labor cost is the same for both jobs and is much more than the parts. If you have never done a timing belt job before, I'd recommend getting some help. -
Comment 1
Backyard tech, are you referring to www.alldatadiy.com or Mitchell's version? -
Comment 2
I wouldn't call it ignorant! Thanks for the answer. I've heard nothing but good things about the info available from AllData. -
Answer 2
matte is correct. When you subscribe to this website you get a step by step breakdown of how to remove and install your timing belt. It is the same info that shop owners pay $185 dollars a month for. Only you have access for your car only, for a whole year. I don't work for this company or make any money. It cost $26.95, I'd say money well spent. If you need anymore help e-mail me at swaths3644@mypacks.net -
Comment 1
You know matte that was pretty ignorant of me, didn't put the website address down. Sorry travstang, www.alldatadiy.com. Thank you matte for correcting me. -
Comment 2
Thank you both for helping me out. The website was very helpful. Thank you again -
Comment 3
matte I prefer Mitchell OD5 because of the feedback that techs can now submit to correct Mitchells mistakes. If you have an opportunity to use Mitchell take a look at the Ondemand live tips. Some users of Alldata say it is more user friendly but I prefer OD5. matte e-mail me so we both have a source of input when we come across a difficult vehicle. swaths3644@mypacks.net -
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