timing belt

Asked by Apr 09, 2016 at 09:48 PM about the 2000 Subaru Outback Base Wagon

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

Subaru bros. I need some advice regarding a 96 Subaru Outback. 320,000 miles. I think the timing belt is out. I don't want to junk the car but is it worth changing? HELP.

3 Answers

58,825

You say the timing belt is out, so that all depends on if that motor is a interference engine and if the valves are not bent.

17,415

612Stoner- First, congratulations on 320,000 miles! That's a great achievement. The great news for you is that the 1996 Subaru Outback is a NON interference engine. The 1996 2.2L is not interference. HOWEVER, it does have solid lifters that need to be adjusted. That changed in 1997, so, you're LUCKY. Yes, it only requires a new timing belt. See this, http://www.scoobyenthusiast.com/subaru-faq/which-subaru- engines-are-interference-what-subaru-engines-are-non-interference/ The best advice I can give you is, yes, put in the new timing belt and drive the car, maybe you can go to 500,000 miles.. http://www.subaruhighmileageclub.com/miles500000.html

2 out of 2 people think this is helpful.
58,825

Right on! Keep her going!

Your Answer

Add photo

Related Questions

  • Timing belt 3 answers

    I just bought a 2000 Outback Limited Wagon with 171k for $1800. The previous owner was a second owner. He says that during the time he owned it he never changed the timing belt. How do I inspect the t...

    2000 Subaru Outback Limited Wagon

    -

    Maintenance & Repair

  • Timing belt 8 answers

    I lined the marks up as the manual says and it won't start.

    2005 Subaru Outback 2.5 XT Wagon

    -

    Maintenance & Repair

  • timing belt on a 97 outback 6 answers

    My Subaru mechanic says I need to replace the timing belt, and head gaskets which show minor leakage on my 97 outback, which has only 98k miles, which I know is the right thing to do. But, can I do a ...

    Subaru Outback

    -

    Maintenance & Repair

  • Timing Belt Maintenance 50 answers

    I have read a lot of comments that the timing belt should be changed on a Subaru as an important maintenance priority to prevent possible damage to the engine. I bought my Subaru with almost 90k miles...

    2008 Subaru Outback Basic

    -

    Maintenance & Repair

  • Timing Belt or Timing Chain?? 7 answers

    OK, what's the better system for your car, really?? The benefits of the timing belt are, you're on a regular schedule for the replacement and maintenance of this item and they're QUIETER than the ...

    2010 Subaru Outback 2.5i Limited

    -

    General

Outback

Looking for a Used Outback in your area?

CarGurus has 32,542 nationwide Outback listings starting at $1,650.

ZIP:

Search Subaru Outback Questions

Subaru Outback Experts

#1 Markw1952
Markw1952
Reputation 6,010
#2 TheSubaruGuruBoston
TheSubaruGuruBoston
Reputation 1,770
#3 F_O_R
F_O_R
Reputation 1,360
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Subaru Forester
261 Great Deals out of 24,584 listings starting at $995
Used Subaru Impreza
173 Great Deals out of 15,351 listings starting at $1,695
Used Subaru Legacy
206 Great Deals out of 16,456 listings starting at $800
Used Honda CR-V
689 Great Deals out of 57,075 listings starting at $2,090
Used Toyota RAV4
571 Great Deals out of 66,132 listings starting at $999
Used Toyota 4Runner
277 Great Deals out of 20,422 listings starting at $2,700
Used Toyota Highlander
321 Great Deals out of 24,060 listings starting at $2,900
Used Toyota Tacoma
545 Great Deals out of 37,846 listings starting at $1,995
Used Honda Accord
697 Great Deals out of 83,200 listings starting at $500
Used Ford Escape
1,070 Great Deals out of 92,824 listings starting at $1,500
Used Jeep Grand Cherokee
843 Great Deals out of 70,154 listings starting at $700

Used Cars For Sale

2017 Subaru Outback For Sale
26 Great Deals out of 23,824 listings starting at $22,841
2016 Subaru Outback For Sale
60 Great Deals out of 1,035 listings starting at $19,898
2015 Subaru Outback For Sale
49 Great Deals out of 1,336 listings starting at $13,997
2014 Subaru Outback For Sale
48 Great Deals out of 1,544 listings starting at $9,995
2013 Subaru Outback For Sale
48 Great Deals out of 927 listings starting at $8,995