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Timing belt on 1996 subaru legacy 2.5L

Should there be tension on the cam when putting the timing belt together?

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  • hancockrobin May 11, 2009

    Doesn't answer the question. One the cam itself, should it have tension on it or should it be free?

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There is a belt tensioner that you need to collapse and put a small nail or I use a pop rivet to hold the tensioner off while I align the timing belt. Then remove the rivet or nail to allow the tensioner to work. Good luck, take your time and have a good day.

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  • Mike Gagnon
    Mike Gagnon May 11, 2009

    If you mean one cam feels like it has tension pulling on the belt, I think I know wht you are refering to, feels like one cam is trying to turn a bit. If so yes, 1 cam will have a small amount of tension on it.

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