Timing Belt on 2006 Subaru Impreza

How hard is it to change the timing belt on an 06 Subaru? Should I change the water pump too

by in Martinsburg, WV on November 23, 2009
2 answers 5 comments
ANSWER by , November 23, 2009
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 by , November 24, 2009
Backyard tech, are you referring to www.alldatadiy.com or Mitchell's version?
COMMENT by , November 24, 2009
I wouldn't call it ignorant! Thanks for the answer. I've heard nothing but good things about the info available from AllData.
ANSWER by , November 23, 2009
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 by , November 24, 2009
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 by , November 24, 2009
Thank you both for helping me out. The website was very helpful. Thank you again
COMMENT by , November 24, 2009
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