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    Hi all, I am hoping that next weekend will be when I go to replace my timing belt. I wanted to see if anyone would let me borrow these tools that are supposed to make timing belt replacement easier. I don't know how much they cost, but I'd also be willing to rent them too, so long as your rental fee is reasonable.

    the 4 tools I need are specified on a how-to on scooby mods and in this nifty how to: http://endwrench.com/images/pdfs/2.5Timing.pdf Pics 12 and 13.

    crankshaft pully wrench 499977300
    crankshaft socket 499987500
    cam shaft holder R ????
    cam shaft holder L ????
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    I wouldn't think you need a crank wrench..... or a the socket if you have a socket and a wrench in your toolbox. Get a torque wrench as well. Call Autozone to see if they have the tools for rent. It's just a deposit anyways.
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    Well, I read where people have snapped strap wrenches or were able to take it off with an impact wrench. But you shouldn't use power tools to put it back on since you could damage engine internals. I tend to believe in having the right tools for the job.
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    Mine came off with little work. Yurs might be a different story based on age and all that.
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    after reading a little more on the forum, I think I can get by with a decent strap wrench.

    Now I'm more concerned about the tool that they mention that holds onto the cams themselves. I don't want to have to deal with retiming the engine when they turn and get out of sync.

    does anyone have those tools at least? Or do you know where I can get a set?
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    All the tools can be bought from the dealership or online.Just search using the part #'s and Subaru.Cobb makes a cam gear tool as well.I didn't use any of the factory tools.Just have an extra set of hands around to help you remove the belt and put it back on.Only the driver side is under tension.You will need 2 sets of metric allen keys.The cam gears can be held/retated by the allen heads in the cam gears.NASIOC has a pretty good write up on doing the timing belt.I recommend swapping out to a fail safe thermostat and change the water pump at a minimum.I did all the belt idlers as well.

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    update: still haven't done my timing belt. I was on my way to work when my car started to make a crazy whirrling noise. So fixing that became my main priority. It was my AC idler pulley that went bad... easy $36 fix. A lot better than a $600 AC compressor, which I thought was the culprit until I took the AC belt off and felt how bad the idler pully was.

    While picking up the part, I asked one of the mechanics at the dealership if they used the tool that holds the cams in place and he did not. He said Subaru charges for 3.5 hrs of service but it typically takes him 1 hour to do the timing belt replacement
    So I have a feeling he knows what he's talking about. Anyways, what he does think I need is the crank pulley holder. He said some come off easy, others not so easy. And getting it to the spec torque is impossible when putting everything back together. So now my attention has moved to that tool. I'm going to call Kent-more up on Monday and ask them how much the tool will cost. Kent-more makes the specialty tools that subaru uses. Once again, does anyone have the pully holder (kent-more p/n 499977300A) and would you be willing to let me borrow it?
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