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1997 legacy 2.5 gt timing belt?

Car wont start, battery is not dead and fuel pump is turning on. how do you replace the timing belt because that is the only thing i can think of.

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  • halfnut3 Sep 26, 2008

    its sparking, just wont turn over.

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Check to see if you are getting fire at the spark plugs first.

Posted on Sep 26, 2008

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    samson-1 Sep 27, 2008

    If you are getting spark at the plugs then it is highly likely that the timing belt is not the problem.

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