Close
QUESTIONS

RepairPal is your advocate for car care advice and guidance

Q: Do I need to repace the timming belt if replacing the water pump? on 2003 Subaru Baja

I just had both replaced 14,000 miles ago, now the water pump is leaking. Also leaking out of 1 head. Never overheated. Should I use all Subaru parts to replace water pump and head gaskets, etc.?What about new head bolts?
Get a Repair Estimate
Guaranteed by certified locations nationwide. Learn more
RepairPal estimates are guaranteed at over 1,700 quality certified locations nationwide. Learn more
| |
That year range for the 2.5L engine did have head gasket problems. The engine has to be removed to replace the head gaskets. I have not had to replace the head studs, a good quality head gasket timing belt and water pump are as good as Subaru. If the belt is contaminated with coolant replace it, check/replace all front oil seals and tensioners. Unfortunately a big/expensive job.
Didn't find what you were looking for?