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Old 03-18-2012, 03:50 PM   #1
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Default Timing belt issue. Help.

Car: 2001 Impreza OBS auto

the basics: Car died after driving one block, now won`t start. Cranks but won`t turn over. Any ideas?

This morning I started the car and drove 1 block before my car suddenly died. I popped the hood to see a tiny bit of smoke coming from the front of the engine where the belts are. The couple of belts in the front were not even warm so I can`t see them smoking. Only other belt left that I know of is the timing belt. I pulled off the timing belt cover expecting something to be fubard but the belt was in good shape and there was tension. Problem is, the car still won`t start. It cranks but won`t turn over.

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Old 03-18-2012, 09:47 PM   #2
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Is it throwing any codes? Hows the connector on the crank sensor?
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Old 03-19-2012, 11:03 PM   #3
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Took it to a garage and they found that one of the bearings failed on a pulley. Timing belt jumped more than a notch. They put in a new pulley and adjusted the timing belt only to find out that the engine was damaged. One of the valves is bent and the engine is running pretty rough.

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Old 03-20-2012, 03:29 PM   #4
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That's rotten luck! How many miles on the pulleys?
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Old 03-21-2012, 12:59 AM   #5
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Timing belt jumped more than three notches most likely. I'd imagine the engine would run pretty rough with a bent valve.

I'd be curious to know how many miles on the pulley as well - is this a 105k mile service, or 210k? Errr, shoot that's what 160k kms or 320k kms? Or was it an age replacement instead of mileage?
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Old 04-19-2012, 11:32 PM   #6
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Not sure how many miles on the pulley as I've only owned the car for a couple of years. The car has 245,000 kms on it.

New pulley was put on and the car runs really rough. At higher rpms it runs pretty smooth but coming to a stop, the car loses rpms and eventually stalls. Hard to keep the rpms up when stopping an automatic :P The shop figured its only running on 1 cylinder now. So the engine is toast. Not entirely sure if I'll put any money into the car at this point or just junk it.
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