Originally Posted by whitevo8
I have done probably 20 timing belt jobs on a Subaru as the service manager at TiC. Never used a specific tool. Just used my long 1/2" wratched and jerked hard clockwise a couple times once the bolt is all the way in. Yes it spins the engine but I have never had one back out. The engine spins the same direction so it won't back out.
I'm talking about removing the stock one not putting it back on, so I need to turn the crank pulley bolt counter clockwise, and even when in 5th gear and the parking break all the way up, the crank is still turning with the bolt counter clockwise