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Old 06-24-2016, 06:48 PM   #1
RedShogun
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Default Can't get drivers side cams to align...

So I went to do my timing belt and water pump on my 2011 wrx. Followed the subaru manuals instructions and the driver side cams came unaligned once I started removing the belt. I see that the manual says to simply turn them but the cams only turn so much. Any pointers? I am turning the upper cam clockwise, the lower cam counter clockwise and I get nothing. I see there is a place for an alan key to fit on the lower cam. Do I need to turn it with the alan key socket and a breaker bar?

UPDATE: Took a while but I think I found my answer here. http://www.wrxinfo.com/how_tos/engine/timingwp.htm
I'll try this and hopefully it works.
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Last edited by RedShogun; 06-24-2016 at 07:11 PM. Reason: Found answer to problem.
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Old 06-24-2016, 07:56 PM   #2
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Get two breaker bars. The weight of the breaker bar should hold it still while in tacked. Just make sure not to tap it or it will go flying. Pretty hard at first but only should take a few minutes.
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Old 06-24-2016, 09:00 PM   #3
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So I have the bottom rotating now but the top is a mystery to me. It has a cap like thing so I cant get a socket or anything in there.
Don't know how to get at this one. The 2011 ej25 setup seems to be different in sprocket setup.
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Old 06-25-2016, 12:49 AM   #4
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Here is a picture of my setup before I removed he belt.



Couldn't get the photo to show here while using my phone.

Update: So I figured it out!!! took the old belt and placed it on the upper driver side cam. Used it to turn the cam clockwise. I'll post picks just in case someone else runs into this issue and the stuff online doesn't help. But you will need another person.

Last edited by RedShogun; 06-25-2016 at 08:44 AM. Reason: Figured it out!!!
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