Question about Subaru Outback
When a timing belt breaks you loose the signal from the Cam sensor and it can trigger a code from the crank sensor as well, the reason of course is the cams get out of syn with the crank signal, the Powertrain Control Module senses this and sets a code for the problem, as far as hearing any thing when a cam belt breaks that is not the case, over the last 40 years I have replaced 100"s of stripped camshaft drive belts, which of course is called the timing belt, never once did i hear a complaint that there was any "RUCKUS" as u call, and i would ask as part of my investigation into the problem, when the belts go on this car they loose the rubber teeth, the timing belt should be changed on this car every 60,000 miles if it was built before 1999, after 1999 the made the belt bigger and longer lasting and they last up to 105,000 miles.
If the belt is not the issue u will need to have shop hook up a scan tool with live data stream capability to see what is going on with the ignition system, installing parts on a guess is a bad idea due to the cost, what u have spent so could have paid the diagnostic time at a dealer, then you and your dad could have maybe done the repair based on the dealers diagnosis.
Posted on May 16, 2010
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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