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2000 Subaru Outback - i need help setting the timing belt

I replaced the water pump on the 2.5L outback wagon, and had to remove the timing belt in the process. i marked the timing belt & pinions prior to removal. When i scribed the original marks to the new belt, I reinstalled it, removed the pin from the tensioner, buttoned it up, and it won't start. I dismantled it again, checked the marks, reassembled it - still won't crank. HELP!
How do I determine where the valves are (on each side) and where the pistons are? How do I verify the position of the camshaft pinions with the timing belt off?

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  • john824 Feb 13, 2009

    It will crank, but it sounds like the timing is off.

  • apkleber May 11, 2010

    It's not cranking at all? Possibly the starter was disconnected in the disassembly process. I had a similar problem on a 94 cherokee. I would also check the battery too.

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They should be marks on the cam gears take the #1 plug out take a long screwdriver put in cyld. hole have someone turn crank with wrench till it gets dead top and check the mark on crank then put belt back on start befor u put back to gether should start

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