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    1. Member Heffernan's Avatar
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      02-22-2011 09:19 AM #226
      Quote Originally Posted by turtledub View Post
      Time to do the timing belt on my 01 Outback. Anyone here do a timing belt job on the 2.5l DOHC engine? How long did it take?
      Have you checked out SubaruOutback.org ?

      I think there is a DIY for the timing belt on that site.
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    2. 02-22-2011 01:46 PM #227
      Did it on my 01 forester. Took about 3 or so hours. Found a DIY on NOSIAC that i followed. Its really easy especially if you get the OEM belt. It has markings on it making it super easy.
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      02-25-2011 01:07 PM #228
      Having a bit of an issue with my 2002 WRX:

      The noise started a few months ago, but it only occurred maybe once every three weeks or so. Now, it's happening consistently at idle.

      The best way I can describe the noise is trying to start a car that's already turned on; it's the awful grinding noise type of deal. It's basically only at idle and seems to be dependent on RPMs.

      I popped the hood last night while it was making the noise, and it seems to be coming from one of the pulleys or belts. It's not a serpentine belt squeak, and I think maybe one of the pulleys is seizing.

      Any ideas? Thinking it's an idler pulley.

      EDIT: I should also mention that it doesn't seem to matter whether or not the A/C or the defroster are on.


      Just for reference, check out this pic of an EJ20. The noise appears to be coming from the part that is to the right of the alternator, but directly to the left of the dipstick, underneath the cover.

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      02-26-2011 09:13 PM #229
      A/C clutch

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      02-27-2011 10:11 PM #230
      Quote Originally Posted by patrikman View Post
      A/C clutch
      Expensive? Hard to fix?

      I've got about 3 minutes worth of spare time for the next 3 months; I'll probably take it to a shop anyways.

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      02-27-2011 11:54 PM #231
      Quote Originally Posted by 22AudiQ View Post
      Expensive? Hard to fix?

      I've got about 3 minutes worth of spare time for the next 3 months; I'll probably take it to a shop anyways.
      Unless you know HVAC and have the tools and guage kit, take it somewhere. If it was the alternator or p/s it would be cake. You are sure that is where the noise is coming from?

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      02-28-2011 12:01 AM #232
      Quote Originally Posted by patrikman View Post
      Unless you know HVAC and have the tools and guage kit, take it somewhere. If it was the alternator or p/s it would be cake. You are sure that is where the noise is coming from?
      It seems to be. I'm going to take it into a shop. It doesn't seem that there are any negative effects other than the noise-- at least not yet.

      I sort of tapped on the pulley that runs off of the A/C compressor/clutch and the noise stopped for a few seconds.

      Hoping maybe it's just a belt/pulley issue or something simple. Used parts look expensive for this and I suspect labor won't be cheap.

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      02-28-2011 12:04 AM #233
      Quote Originally Posted by 22AudiQ View Post
      It seems to be. I'm going to take it into a shop. It doesn't seem that there are any negative effects other than the noise-- at least not yet.

      I sort of tapped on the pulley that runs off of the A/C compressor/clutch and the noise stopped for a few seconds.

      Hoping maybe it's just a belt/pulley issue or something simple. Used parts look expensive for this and I suspect labor won't be cheap.
      If it is just the clutch that is going (which isn't all that uncommon for any brand) than the compressor and A/C system may not have to be opened and evacuated for service. This will save you time and $$$$.

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      03-04-2011 11:54 AM #234
      Had Subaru do a free service inspection on my 'Roo yesterday.

      The sound that I was hearing was actual the A/C belt, pulley, bracket and bearing being torn apart. Need to replace all the parts. When the technician was showing me how the bearing was toast and was moving it around, it made the exact same noise that it made while on the car. Thinking my compressor/clutch are okay after all. Got an estimate of $172 from the dealer. I laughed, told them not to worry about it and left.

      Just looked the parts up... looks like it'll be about $60 for parts and, if I don't find the time, probably about the same for labor. Maybe less.

      Other than that, the car got a clean bill of health. I drive this car like a maniac and it's still taking the abuse, even at 115k.

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      03-06-2011 10:43 PM #235
      So just a tensioner then? sweet.

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      03-07-2011 12:29 PM #236
      Quote Originally Posted by patrikman View Post
      So just a tensioner then? sweet.
      Hopefully. I also did some reading that suggests sometimes the pulley and other parts go wrong because the compressor/clutch go bad. We'll see.

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      03-07-2011 02:40 PM #237
      Had the car for about a month now, had to go have some fun with it.








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      03-07-2011 09:54 PM #238
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      03-10-2011 02:46 PM #239
      Did the timing belt and water pump last night. The next one should go a lot smoother.
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      04-07-2011 11:58 PM #240
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      04-08-2011 06:31 AM #241
      Awesome bugeye

      On a side note, does anyone know a good OEM discount website? I'd like to get a set of '05-'07 Outback LL Bean edition wheels.
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      04-08-2011 10:08 AM #242
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      04-08-2011 10:29 AM #243
      Thanks for the reply.

      They seem to have everything but an "Outback" section to choose from.

      But it looks like they have the wheel listed under the Legacy section even though they were never offered for the Legacy, only Outback wagon and sedan models.
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      04-15-2011 11:19 AM #244
      Quote Originally Posted by Doug Heffernan View Post
      Thanks for the reply.

      They seem to have everything but an "Outback" section to choose from.

      But it looks like they have the wheel listed under the Legacy section even though they were never offered for the Legacy, only Outback wagon and sedan models.
      FWIW, the Outback has different offset than the Legacy. All Forester, Outback Sport, and Baja wheels have the same offset.


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      04-18-2011 02:56 PM #245
      Quote Originally Posted by patrikman View Post
      FWIW, the Outback has different offset than the Legacy. All Forester, Outback Sport, and Baja wheels have the same offset.
      These wheels were never offered for the Legacy. They were only offered for 05-07 Outback LL Bean edition wagons and sedans. Here is a picture of them on a 3.0R LL Bean Outback sedan.



      For some reason the site lumped Outback and Legacy wheels together.

      My only question is that there is no different with offset or bolt pattern between the 05-07 & 08-09 Outbacks, correct?
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      04-18-2011 03:43 PM #246
      Looks like all Outbacks from 2005-2009 run 5x100 et48 spec wheels from the factory.
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      04-19-2011 10:20 AM #247
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      04-19-2011 10:34 PM #248
      Just bought a 2001 Subaru Forester L w/ 202,000mi as a DD/Beater for hunting and fishing. I need to get the timing belt service done and new rear wheel bearings and I am nervous about how much that is going to cost me. Love the car though!

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      04-20-2011 02:16 AM #249
      Quote Originally Posted by Doug Heffernan View Post
      These wheels were never offered for the Legacy. They were only offered for 05-07 Outback LL Bean edition wagons and sedans. Here is a picture of them on a 3.0R LL Bean Outback sedan.



      For some reason the site lumped Outback and Legacy wheels together.

      My only question is that there is no different with offset or bolt pattern between the 05-07 & 08-09 Outbacks, correct?

      I know exactly what you mean......( I think they are just grouped together because it is the same vehicle, just diff suspension). You can run LGT wheels on an Outback and vice versa, it's just that the offset will be odd looking. As far as the LL Bean wheels go.....I know exactly why you want them. They look gooooooood.


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      04-20-2011 02:18 AM #250
      Quote Originally Posted by SolbergWRCFan View Post
      Just bought a 2001 Subaru Forester L w/ 202,000mi as a DD/Beater for hunting and fishing. I need to get the timing belt service done and new rear wheel bearings and I am nervous about how much that is going to cost me. Love the car though!
      Don't worry, it won't be too much. Do the wheel bearings yourself and save money for the TB service. Then when all of that is done, you are set for a long time.

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