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    timing belt... help

    i think my timing belt is going but im not sure. i have 82k on my wrx and its the stock belt on there. it starting to make like a squeeking noise. any sugestions on what it may be ??

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    Timing belts won't squeal when they wear out, they break. A timing belt is "cogged" (which means it has teeth that will mesh w/ the timing gears) and won't slip in such a way that could be audible.

    What you're probably hearing is an accessory belt (driving the alternator, power steering or whatever) slipping that will most likely need to be replaced.

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    That aint your timing belt...they break, not slip and it it was off by a tooth or two, you would definitly know it for a few minutes until the internals of the engine came to a crashing halt...happend on my 95 Talon TSi, thanks to a Firestone mechanic.

    It's an accessory belt...my wife's car does that when it is cold outside

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    It is probaly your Acc. belt like several others have stated. I will tell you with that many miles on the stock belt I'd suggest some routine maintance.

    Water pump, oil pump, timing belt, acc belt, and a good check up on everything else the next time you go to a trusted shop.
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    Are suby engines non interferance?
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    Subaru are interferance valves..... Be careful when it comes to timing belts... have it replaced when it calls for it... Bent valves=no good......

    Posted already- timing belts dont squeal they just break- any squealing will come from a acessories belt- if its just in the morning and its cold its normal most the time- check for leaky water pump if it squeals all the time even after warmed up... also your at that time for belt job never to early to have it done....
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    Quote Originally Posted by REXYSTi View Post
    Subaru are interferance valves.
    Good to know.
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