Here is a video I made to remove and repair a leaky oil pump. It's the same procedure to change a timing belt and water pump.
If you are comfortable with changing the timing belt, just change that. It's very rare a Subaru water pump goes south. Just do the belt and call it a day. Why??? It's easy to get to the pump anyways!!!AC/DC:Banane08:
Thanks for posting the videos. I'm coming up on the 105K mile mark and have had this job on my mind lately. If you can do it one-handed with a video camera in the other, and within 50 minutes...this gives me hope.
Are there any other parts you recommend, other than the water pump, to replace with the belt?
If you are comfortable with changing the timing belt, just change that. It's very rare a Subaru water pump goes south. Just do the belt and call it a day. Why??? It's easy to get to the pump anyways!!!
I would also look into the O2 sensor. They should be changed every 100 000 miles.
Wrap your old timing belt around the camshaft gear and hold it with a C-clamp. Then find something on the engine to hold the timing belt while you loosen the bolt.HI! First post here.
Thanks so much for the videos. There's a little place in heaven reserved for people like you. My wife's '99 is overdo for a timing belt change; I did a search and found this thread, and joined the forum.
A further question, if you don't mind: Some the the "timing belt kits" available include the crankshaft seal and the camshaft seals, on the theory that you might was well swap 'em out while you have the cover off. If one were to do this, how do you deal with the driver's side camshaft, given that you need to hold the sprocket (and the shaft) in place with the socket and breaker bar to keep it from moving (as explained in the video)?