Buying a car is a big budget for many of us, nevertheless, to this one you will have to add the maintenance of your car, and for some maintenance works the bill can be quite high. It is therefore obvious to ask yourself when is the best time to execute these repairs and not do them “for nothing”. Today we are going to explain to you when to change the timing belt on your Subaru Impreza? For that, to begin with, we are going to find out why it is necessary to do this process of maintenance, then, when to do the timing belt of your Subaru Impreza , then, we are going to quickly demonstrate to you how this replace is done, and, at last, how much it costs to do the timing belt of a Subaru Impreza.


Why do we need to change the timing belt of an Subaru Impreza?

As we told you in introduction, changing a timing belt on a Subaru Impreza represents a very important budget, so we understand that you are cautious to do it and to allow you to understand the benefit of this repair, so we will quickly explain why it is so important to do it on time.

Your Subaru Impreza’s timing belt objective

The timing of a Subaru Impreza has a vital function in the smooth running of your engine. Obviously, it will have the mission to synchronize the valves and pistons, and to make the link between the camshaft, the water pump, the crankshaft and the injection pump . It will enable the engine unit to work effectively, and avoid any risk of engine breakage. The shorter the distance your car travels, the more your belt will be solicited when starting the engine unit.

What are the risks if the timing belt is not changed in time?

The problem with the timing of a Subaru Impreza is that it is internal to the engine unit. And so, contrary to an accessory belt, it is difficult to visually check its state. So you might think that this belt is just an insignificant component, but the risks you take if you don’t change it in time are enormous. If the timing of your Subaru Impreza breaks, you will definitely have to change the engine of this one. Obviously, the pistons will hit the valves and damage them, and the camshaft will also break. The faster the engine is running at the moment of the breakage, the more significant the outcomes are. It is therefore primordial to make your timing belt on time .

When to do the timing belt of its Subaru Impreza?

We will now answer the question that you all have to ask yourselves, when to make the timing belt of a Subaru Impreza? It is required to know that each engine unit is different and as we revealed earlier, we must not miss on the replacement of this component. The more we advance in time the more the manufacturers improve the timing belt and normally the more recent your Subaru Impreza will be the less you will have to get worried about your belt. Nevertheless, check out your Subaru Impreza’s service book to get the exact life and maximum mileage you can achieve before you do the timing . Typically, timing belts have a life of 5 to 10 years and a maximum mileage between 80, 000 and 200, 000km .

How to change the timing belt of an Subaru Impreza?

As the timing belt of a Subaru Impreza represents a high budget, one can rationally question if it is not possible to change it yourself. Sadly it is very difficult to access and just the most skilled amateur mechanics and the most equipped with tools will be able to reflect on this procedure, we will even so quickly illustrate the different steps to be performed to replace this timing belt:

  • Place the Subaru Impreza on stands, and depending on your engine unit you may possibly have to remove a wheel. Take out the timing gearboxes
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  • To achieve this, you must buy the timing kit so that all the engine unit elements remain in the right position, otherwise your engine unit will break. Take out the other elements that bother you (damper pulley for example).
  • Take out the old distribution after loosening the tension rollers. Before positioning the new one, you must remove all the tensioning rollers and the water pump.
  • Mount the new water pump.
  • Install the new tension rollers, pay attention to the location of each one.
  • Install the new distribution of your Subaru Impreza by respecting the markers.
  • Tension the belt as outlined by the manufacturer’s info.
  • Put the rest of it back together.
  • Verify that the engine unit is running effectively.

Replacing the timing belt how much does it cost?

And finally, we’ll try to give you an idea of the price if you want to replace the timing belt of your Subaru Impreza . Take note that if you do it at the mechanic of the brand or at a car center like Feu Vert the price can vary a lot, but generally we estimate that the price of the distribution varies between 400 and 900 euros , depending on the place where you do it and your engine unit. Take note that the kits include the belt, idlers and water pump.

If you need more guides on the Subaru Impreza, go to our Subaru Impreza category.