Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: Kailua HI
Car Year: 1999
Car Model: Forester L
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crankshaft pulley bolt
We just got a 99 Forester L with 100k miles, auto trans in white. Only drove it less than a week and my bride calls to say she is hearing terrible noises, and the battery and brake lights are on and it's hard to steer. She limped it home and I look under the hood to see both belts are off of the crankshaft pulley and the pulley is wobbly loose. I was able to undo the bolt with my fingers!
The back (rear) side if kinda bumped up and the woodruff key on the crankshaft timing pulley is battered/bent toward the passenger side so I can't get the main PS alternator AC pulley back on.
Now imagine that I had already posted 15 posts so I could link to my photos...
see the bumps - is this bad enough to need replacing?
and here's the bent wooduff key - should I replace this belt drive gear too?
Well 105k is just around the corner so I might as well replace the timing belt. I'll need a new woodruff key and hopefully the crankshaft itself isn't damaged.
I'm new to this, and watched Huck This' timing belt youtube vids (thanks Huck!) so I have the timing belt cover off and I'm getting ready to order parts.
I don't want take it further apart until I have the replacement parts, and I'm looking for advice on what to order.
'99 Forester L, white A/T
'85 VW Transporter Doka
Last edited by otterpop; 11-09-2010 at 11:19 AM.
Reason: removed extra word "with" before woodruff key