Subaru Coupes/Sedans/Wagons 1985-1996 Repair Guide

Timing Belt

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The cogged timing belt at the front of all Subaru engines is a combination of woven fabric and rubber. Although this type of belt offers many advantages over the traditional timing chain, including extended service intervals and a smoother more quiet running engines, this type of belt should be inspected on a regular basis, and changed according to the manufacturer change interval.

The recommended timing belt change interval for all engines covered by this guide is 60,000 miles (96,000 km).

INSPECTION



See Figure 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 and 6



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Fig. Fig. 1: Do not bend, twist or turn a timing belt inside out. Never expose a timing belt to oil, water or steam



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Fig. Fig. 2: Remove the timing belt covers (1 and 2), and measure the timing belt width (W)



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