1986 SUBARU WAGON, 4X4

  • Tiny
  • joan
  • 1986 Subaru

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

Monday, November 5th, 2007 AT 7:09 PM

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  • Tiny
  • mhpautos
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  • 29,860 posts

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)

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Monday, November 5th, 2007 AT 9:14 PM

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