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Cam belt test

Can a check be done to see whether an engin's cam belt needs replacing, the vechile is a subaru impreza, it has been imported and mileage can not be confirmed

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There is not much you can do in a test as the belt does not stretch or show signs of wear that can be checked while the eingine is running. You will need to remove the belt and inspect for cracking a the base of the teeth. having said this a belt is a standard service item and by the time you have it off you amy as well just replace it and then you have no more worries.
The consequanses of a belt failure and a tow home make it easier to just swap it for your peace of mind.

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