2002 WRX feels slow after timing belt change
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    Question 2002 WRX feels slow after timing belt change

    Hi everyone,

    Yesterday I dropped $1500 to get a new timing belt (including hydraulic tensioners, idlers, water pump, etc) and new rear brakes/rotors. I picked the car up and drove home in a lot of traffic.

    Once I hit the open road and tried to accelerate it felt sluggish and lacked the "get up and dance" it usually has, and is why I own the car. I have very little mechanical understanding of cars, could someone please comment on why this could be? I want to be educated before I contact the garage so i can have a semi-intelligent conversation on the topic.

    Thanks one and all!!

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    Could be that they unhooked the battery and it is gonna take a hundred miles or so to work the dynamic multiplier back up to where it needs to be.

    Is it just not as peppy, or does it feel like something is wrong, like they installed the timing belt off?
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    It's just not as peppy. The boost isn't as intense and low end requires more pedal than usual.

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    Quote Originally Posted by monduConstruct View Post
    It's just not as peppy. The boost isn't as intense and low end requires more pedal than usual.
    Yeah give it a hundred miles or so. You've got a bunch of new parts with new bearings that don't spin as easy as the old ones, and your dynamic multiplier has worked its way back up yet.
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