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  1. Gen 2: 2000-2004
    First off, I've read through every thread here on this issue as I realize that the issue is fairly common with the older Outbacks. My Daughter's 2003 Outback w/ 125K miles has developed a very noticeable tapping sound. We bought the car from original owner at 95K miles. It had been serviced...
  2. Problems & DIY Maintenance
    Hello, I'm looking to buy a very very clean 98 2.5L stick shift Outback and while everything checks out the timing belt is over 15 years old. The sticker says the last service was done in April 2005, at 189k KM. The odo now reads 220k km, so it's all still pretty lightly used. While I've...
  3. Problems & DIY Maintenance
    I have a 1999 Subaru Legacy Outback 2.5i (engine EJ25D). I recently bought it and it's nearing 200,000 miles. I don't know whether the timing belt has been changed before. I looked at the Carfax and there are a whole bunch of things listed. The only relevant listing is "recommended maintenance...
  4. Problems & DIY Maintenance
    I ordered the Aisin kit and am planning to replace the belt and tensioner tomorrow. When I hold the tensioner and one hand spin with the other it only spins about a half turn. Is this normal? There is no noise or play.
  5. Problems & DIY Maintenance
    Had a timing tensioner bolt shear off in the block. Was able to extract it but having trouble finding a replacement. It’s a M10-1.25x70 bolt but I can’t seem to find the hardness of the bolt anywhere. It’s not stamped on the bolt. The local hardware store has class 8.8 and class 10.9 but no...
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