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Old 05-14-2019, 10:47 AM   #1
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hi guys,

my accessory belt came off during a drive back to work. i lost all power steering, battery light came on, and had to muscle the car into a parking lot. mileage is ~36,000.

its now at the dealer waiting for repairs. what kind of cost do you guys see coming my way?

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Old 05-14-2019, 12:28 PM   #2
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Old 05-14-2019, 12:50 PM   #3
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my apologies for asking the question that is specifically labeled as "questions we cannot answer." *facepalm*

i do have a 2 years left on my drivetrain, but the belt (as a consumable) is no longer covered. i will just hang tight and wait for the phone call.

thanks!
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Old 05-14-2019, 01:41 PM   #4
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100 bucks
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Old 05-14-2019, 01:52 PM   #5
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I would check if the pulleys are in good condition.
Kinda weird that the belt only lasted this long. Could be a defect.
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Old 05-14-2019, 02:09 PM   #6
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IMHO, on a '15, Subaru should do the right thing and cover the cost of parts and labor.
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Old 05-14-2019, 03:36 PM   #7
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it is really weird that the belt snapped this early. When i was removing the pieces i did not see any grooving, or chunking of the pulley (that i could see).

It would be really nice for them to eat the cost. but i HIGHLY doubt this will be the case. i will definitely try to work something out though!!
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Old 05-14-2019, 03:37 PM   #8
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100 bucks
i wish...sadly i am already anticipated north of $400
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Old 05-14-2019, 07:13 PM   #9
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100 bucks
On the high end....yes.
Part.....$25 from dealer
Labor.....1/4hr (maxed out....slow) at $125/hr (likely high).
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Old 05-14-2019, 07:55 PM   #10
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i wish...sadly i am already anticipated north of $400
why would it cost that much?

it take less than 10 minutes to install a belt....

$25 for part
$125 for labor.

even then, its a ripoff.
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Old 05-14-2019, 08:34 PM   #11
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As a recent comp, while getting a short block (FB, not EJ) and valve springs, I had a new belt put on. $60 at the dealer doing the warranty work. They didn't charge me for labor.
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As a recent comp, while getting a short block (FB, not EJ) and valve springs, I had a new belt put on. $60 at the dealer doing the warranty work. They didn't charge me for labor.
Sheesh.....

I had a local ask me about a quote. They needed some engine work done (not a Subaru) and I had suggested that while work was being done, do the timing and accessory belts since they had to come off anyway for the other work. They were quoted for the belts and install labor for all of it.
I told them to NOT pay labor since reinstalling belts was part of the main job. It matters not if a new belt or old belt......
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Old 05-15-2019, 02:57 PM   #13
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guys FWIW i spoke with them today. apparently i am going to need new crank pulley, timing belt cover, belts (power steering, alternator, etc.). He quoted me orignially at $265, then followed with "even though you are a few hundred miles out of warranty, we will cover all costs"

even though they have terrible reviews online (bertera subaru of hartford) they still hooked me up. for that i will leave a great review.
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hmmmm
makes me wonder about my 84,000 mile belt
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guys FWIW i spoke with them today. apparently i am going to need new crank pulley, timing belt cover, belts (power steering, alternator, etc.). He quoted me orignially at $265, then followed with "even though you are a few hundred miles out of warranty, we will cover all costs"

even though they have terrible reviews online (bertera subaru of hartford) they still hooked me up. for that i will leave a great review.
Now have him put that in writing.... What he says is different from what will happen. Last thing you want is a fat bill when you pick up your car....
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Old 05-15-2019, 03:03 PM   #16
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hmmmm
makes me wonder about my 84,000 mile belt
can you take a look at it and see how it is holding up? I am wondering if my belt, or your belt is the anomaly here lol
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Old 05-15-2019, 03:14 PM   #17
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Now have him put that in writing.... What he says is different from what will happen. Last thing you want is a fat bill when you pick up your car....
Exactly! i followed up my phone conversation with an email stating that i would like him to verify the warranty coverage. He has been very good at returning calls and emails, so i think this one will be a win.

although, if they do try to pull a fast one, i will be prepared.
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Old 05-15-2019, 03:40 PM   #18
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can you take a look at it and see how it is holding up? I am wondering if my belt, or your belt is the anomaly here lol
yeah I'll look at it tonight if I remember
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Old 05-15-2019, 05:03 PM   #19
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yeah I'll look at it tonight if I remember
lol thanks man
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