Mechanics

WAGON, 4X4

1986 Subaru Other

Hello,

I was driving my Subaru this afternoon when the engine started running rough and losing power fairly quickly. I had it towed to my mechanic who thinks it may the the timing belt.

How big of a job is it to replace the timing belt?

Thank you!

Joan
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Joan
November 5, 2007.



Hi there,

These engines have two timing belts, one for each bank, so if one has failed it will be running on only 2 cylinders. To change both belts should only take about 11/2 -2 Hrs tops. Best to have the tensioner and idler pulley bearings changed at the same time.

Mark (mhpautos)

Mhpautos
Nov 5, 2007.