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Timing Belt Removal & Installation Subaru Forester 1998 – Manual repair

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Download CAUTION: This application is an interference engine. Do not rotate camshaft or crankshaft when timing belt is removed, or engine damage may occur. TIMING BELT Removal 1. Disconnect negative battery cable. 2. Remove accessory drive belt cover. See Fig. 1 . Remove accessory drive belts. 3. Hold crankshaft pulley stationary using Crank Pulley Wrench (499977100 or 499977400), and remove crankshaft pulley center bolt. See Fig. 2 . Remove crankshaft pulley. 4. Remove timing belt covers. See Fig. 3 . 5. Using Crankshaft Socket (499987500), turn crankshaft to align marks on crankshaft sprocket, left side intake camshaft sprocket, left side exhaust camshaft sprocket, right side intake camshaft sprocket and right side exhaust camshaft sprocket with notches on belt cover and cylinder block. See Fig. 4 . 6. On manual transmission models, remove timing belt guides from around crankshaft and camshaft pulleys. See Fig. 5 . 7. On all models, if reusing old belt, check for timing and rotation marks on timing belt before removing.