Timing belt install

Jessica Poling

Asked by Aug 05, 2016 at 03:25 PM about the 2010 Subaru Outback 2.5i Premium

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

K I need to know on the passenger vvt cam gear
where to put it because it moves back and fourth
do I put it in the middle or to the right or to the left
to set it right

4 Answers


How many miles are on your car?? Are you sure you need this done?? If I were you, I would have this , the water pump, belts , thermostat and radiator fluid all changed at the same time...it's good insurance.... against failures.... Also, if you have the CVT transmission, change or check this as well... I imagine that you are at 100,000 miles??


Ernie will tell you this is all over kill...go ahead Ernie , disagree with me, BUT, it's a lot cheaper and more self assuring to know that it's all done and taken care of. You'll be able to get another 100,000 miles on this car.. be sure and get genuine Subaru parts for all of this, very important!


oh my- you are in the middle of the job? please just tow it to a Subaru shop so someone who knows how to do it can fix it-


YES, as I stated earlier, hire a professional mechanic...

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