Welcome to the North American Subaru Impreza Owners Club Sunday September 21, 2014
Home Forums WikiNASIOC Products Store Modifications Upgrade Garage
NASIOC
Here you can view your subscribed threads, work with private messages and edit your profile and preferences Home Registration is free! Visit the NASIOC Store NASIOC Rules Search Find other members Frequently Asked Questions Calendar Archive NASIOC Upgrade Garage Logout
Go Back   NASIOC > NASIOC Technical > Service & Maintenance

Welcome to NASIOC - The world's largest online community for Subaru enthusiasts!
Welcome to the NASIOC.com Subaru forum.

You are currently viewing our forum as a guest, which gives you limited access to view most discussions and access our other features. By joining our community, free of charge, you will have access to post topics, communicate privately with other members (PM), respond to polls, upload content and access many other special features. Registration is free, fast and simple, so please join our community today!

If you have any problems with the registration process or your account login, please contact us.
* Registered users of the site do not see these ads.
 
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Prev Previous Post   Next Post Next
Old 06-27-2009, 10:33 PM   #1
Meatbawl
Scooby Specialist
 
Member#: 175878
Join Date: Mar 2008
Chapter/Region: MWSOC
Location: Fort Wayne, IN
Default Meatys Timing Belt Changing Guide

Meatys Timing Belt Change Guide


If you prefer an HD video walkthrough of this guide; it can be found HERE

Words of caution before performing this procedure:

Pay attention to the diagram (just before step # 18) showing the CORRECT direction to turn the 2 large cam pulleys on the drivers' side. Not following the diagram, and spinning the pulleys in the wrong direction could cause interference in the valves, causing them to bend, thus creating a very expensive and timely repair!

Keep your new timing belt free from any contaminants. This includes dirt, oil, cleaners, and especially coolant. If you happen to get any of these things on the new timing belt, clean it off IMMEDIATELY after mishap and inspect for damage.



1. Open the turbo coolant tank, then remove skid plate from underneath the car if you have one.



2. Unscrew the petcock to the radiator found on the passenger side of the car. Drain the coolant into a clean container if you plan to reuse it later. While you're in this area of the car, unclip the radiator wiring harness found just above the petcock. On the bugeyes, this harness requires you to "PULL UP" the little tab while unplugging it, rather than the usual PUSH connectors found on 04+ WRX & STI's. The 04+WRX/STI connectors are gray and are a pain in the butt. The tabs are very small and hard to push, I like to use a small bolt to press the small tab down while I pull the harness out on these. I found these items easier to reach when unclipping and moving the power steering reservoir tank and coolant reservoir tank on the drivers' side.



3. Underneath the car on the drivers side, you have another radiator fan harness just like the other one. Unplug it, and then grab a screwdriver and undo the ring clamp on the lower radiator hose. Have another large container ready, you will probably get almost as much coolant out of this hose as you got out of the petcock.



4. Once the coolant is all drained, undo the ring clamps holding on the upper radiator hose, and remove the hose completely from the engine and radiator.



5. Undo the remaining 2 small coolant lines going to the radiator on the passenger side. Undo the 2 12mm bolts on the radiator support and remove the brackets. Pull out the radiator and set it in a safe place where it won't get damaged.



6. Grab a 12mm ratchet and break loose the bolt on the right side of the alternator (do not remove it, simply break it loose). Now break loose the bolt facing you on the left side of the alternator. Break it loose and give it about 4 or 5 more turns.





7. Now undo the long bolt that adjusts the height of the alternator. Turn it enough times that you are able to remove the belt. For the AC belt, simply take out the 2 12mm bolts holding the tensioner in place. Then remove the AC belt.



8. Get into the car and put the car in 3rd gear and be sure the handbrake is applied all the way. Using a 22mm socket on a breaker bar, break loose the crank pulley. Remove the screw and wiggle the crank pulley side to side until it walks off the crank. If for any reason it doesn't walk off, try hitting each side of it with a rubber mallet. If you decide to pry it off with a crowbar, be sure not to pry against the plastic timing covers!



9. Reinsert the bolt that held on the crank pulley, and screw it all the way back in. Grab a 10mm socket, ratchet, and extension and go to town on all of timing cover bolts. There are 3 on the left side, 4 on the right side, and 3 that you will need to get to from underneath the car for the center cover, and 4 on top. Put the timing covers in a safe place where they won't get damaged.


Last edited by Meatbawl; 09-19-2011 at 04:55 PM.
Meatbawl is offline   Reply With Quote
 

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
timing belt change steve_d Normally Aspirated Powertrain 5 12-04-2013 04:28 PM
changing the timing belt, change bearings or whole idler wheels/pulleys? NicEJ25 Service & Maintenance 15 12-28-2010 06:46 PM
inner timing belt cover guides madkayaker Factory 2.0L Turbo Powertrain 2 12-17-2010 10:34 PM
ok time for a timing belt change. speed_ga Legacy Forum 9 09-17-2008 11:19 AM
Timing belt change with seal change? file_id Factory 2.0L Turbo Powertrain 3 07-09-2007 01:59 PM


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 03:45 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.7.0
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Powered by Searchlight © 2014 Axivo Inc.
Copyright ©1999 - 2014, North American Subaru Impreza Owners Club, Inc.