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    Couple of Timing Belt questions

    Hello everyone, so first off how long should a timing belt last? I have a 03 wrx with 89000 miles on it and recently when in the shop for leaky fuel rail issue they said hearing squeak and it could be a possible adjuster and timing belt.

    Second question: what manufacturer would you recommend for the belt/ kit?

    Third question: How difficult is the job? seen some threads on it and seems descent enough to get to, yet I am just a little worried that I will not have it in correct timing.

    Thank you .

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jstreet View Post
    Hello everyone, so first off how long should a timing belt last? I have a 03 wrx with 89000 miles on it and recently when in the shop for leaky fuel rail issue they said hearing squeak and it could be a possible adjuster and timing belt.

    Second question: what manufacturer would you recommend for the belt/ kit?

    Third question: How difficult is the job? seen some threads on it and seems descent enough to get to, yet I am just a little worried that I will not have it in correct timing.

    Thank you .
    The search function on here is your friend..lol...that being said ...Subaru recommends the timing belt be replaced at 105,000 miles...On customers cars I usually recommend any idlers that are bad once i get in there....Its somewhat rare that Subaru has a t-belt idler pulley failure so not all of them get replaced if the feel/sound ok....However on my personal Subarus When i do the t-belt i replace all idlers, belt, tensioner, water pump, and crank and cam seals....take a peek here....the job isnt terribly difficult however you should have some mechanical apptitude to attempt replacement....if not...well things could get costly pretty quick.... http://endwrench.com/images/pdfs/2.5Timing.pdf

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    thank you I have been searching but I thought I would ask my specific questions. awesome link.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jstreet View Post
    Second question: what manufacturer would you recommend for the belt/ kit?
    Buy the standard Subaru replacement belt from an authorized Subaru dealer. Not the STI belt. The STI branded belt and other aftermarket belts typically recommend replacement after about 60,000 miles.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jstreet View Post
    thank you I have been searching but I thought I would ask my specific questions. awesome link.
    No prob. man...Any other Q's ask away..after all thats what the forums for...

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