Top Mechanics For Subaru Cambelt Change, Repair & Replacements
Mobile mechanic in Birmingham, 12 years of experience
I began my career with my apprenticeship in Poland before coming to the UK. My first role in the UK was with 4 Cars in Yardley, Birmingham for 7 years before moving across to Whittaker Fleet Care for around ...
SALLY • 10th December 2021
Subaru Impreza • Timing belt replacement
Garage in Nottingham , 15 years of experience
I am the owner of the garage, we have been operating for the past 16 years. We are able to carry out all kinds of repairs including diagnostics, servicing, brakes, suspension, clutches, timing belts, gear bo...
Garage in Fareham, 13 years of experience
Three years' work experience within a family run garage and ten years' work experience as a freelance Mobile Mechanic in Fareham and surrounding areas.
TAMAS • 27th June 2020
Subaru Forester • Timing belt replacement
Garage in Leicester, 25 years of experience
Hi and Welcome to East Midlands Auto - Highly sought after 'Approved Service & Repair Centre' Renowned for for high Customer Service throughout the car Industry. Offering Main Dealer Service - Not Main Dea...
JONATHAN • 16th April 2020
Subaru Impreza • Timing belt replacement
Garage in Fareham, 13 years of experience
I began my career at South Downs College and gained my NVQ levels 1&2 and soon after I started I set-up my own business in 2004 trading as Joseph Bloomfield Mobile Mechanic. The business covers all makes/mo...
Garage in Potters Bar , 15 years of experience
Garage and mobile mechanic with over 15 years experience and MOT tester based in potters bar , England. We offer all repairs and diagnostics from services to car wont start inspections.
I have rated it as 5 as I had to put something and just hope it was good”
MICHELLE • 23rd March 2023
Mitsubishi Outlander • Full Service
Garage in Potters Bar, 35 years of experience
I have worked as a mechanic for over 35 years. I have experience with all types of vehicles including American models. I also have a lot of experience in motorcycles and vans repairs and servicing . Worked ...
Mobile mechanic in Stirlingshire, 25 years of experience
Started in the industry from a very young age. Gaining a good 10 years experience I then decided to get formal qualifications to consolidate the experience I had gained at the ages of 25. I now have about 30...
COLIN • 23rd March 2023
Citroen DS4 • Coil spring (road spring) replacement - front (both)
Garage in Swansea, 25 years of experience
My apprenticeship started in 1996 for 4 years and I worked there for a further 2 years. I left to work for a multi franchise main dealer where I gained lots of knowledge & experience. I then moved to a large...
Garage in Falkirk, 8 years of experience
Self employed mechanic for the past 3 years covering central Scotland. All work accepted
Garage in Tiverton, 11 years of experience
Fully qualified mechanic with over 11years. Working mobile on all makes and models
We had a good chat and he pointed out the relevant highlights.
Would definitely use Jack again.
JOHN • 23rd March 2023
Nissan Navara • Premium Pre-purchase Inspection
Garage in Wolverhampton , 12 years of experience
After completing my nvq qualifications in collage, I decided that being stuck in a workshop was not where I wanted to be… I progressed myself as a hgv driver in the breakdown industry working with car and co...
TONY • 23rd March 2023
Citroen C4 Cactus • Engine oil & filter replacement
Garage in Milton Keynes , 10 years of experience
Refinish Centre is an experienced repairer in Milton Keynes specialising in automotive services, repairs and customisation Refinish Directors who have nearly a decade of experience in the trade, establis...
Garage in Brechin, 9 years of experience
I am currently employed by Halfords Auto Centre as a skilled auto technician, working on a wide range of modern vehicles in a busy competitive environment. My current duties include Vehicle servicing. Ca...
Garage in Norwich , 22 years of experience
I have been involved in cars as a designer, engineer and technician for over 22years. I have designed, developed and built bespoke sports cars, motorbikes, Ambulances and race car trailers over these year...
Frequently asked questions about Subaru cambelt change, repair & replacements
Read our answers to questions about cambelt change costs, symptoms and more.
What does a timing belt (cambelt) replacement on my Subaru involve?
- Mechanic will remove or loosen the components required to gain access to the cover. This may also involve removing a wheel as well, so do not be alarmed!
- Mechanic will then lock the camshafts and crankshaft in place with timing pins, before removing the old belt and associated guides and tensioner.
- Mechanic will also drain the cooling system and remove the water pump if it is driven by the belt
- Once a cleanup has been done, the mechanic will renew the components and finally fit the new belt.
- Any components removed will be put back in place, the cooling system replenished and the engine started and tested.
- The cooling system will then be bled of air and the vehicle road tested.
What are the signs of a bad Subaru timing belt?
Sadly in 99% of cases you will only know if there is an issue with the cambelt when it breaks! This can occur at any time, at any speed and usually at the most inconvenient time and place. This is why manufacturers give recommended replacement intervals, both in terms of age and mileage. It is preventative maintenance that should never be overlooked.
How long will a cambelt replacement take on my Subaru?
On average, cambelt change times can range from 1.5 to over 5 hours with an average of 2.7 hours. The time that the job takes will depend on a number of factors, like your vehicle's make and model, year, as well as other factors. Select your car at the top of this page for information on job time and cost for your vehicle through ClickMechanic.
How often should my Subaru Cambelt be changed?
The lifespan of a cambelt is generally between 5 to 8 years, depending on the manufacturer. Every vehicle which has an engine that uses a timing belt, needs to have this done as part of the scheduled maintenance. Therefore always remember to replace the timing belt when stipulated in the car manufacturer's service schedule.
If your car is around the age of normally needing a scheduled cambelt change, and you have no record of the job ever having been done, it would be wise to get the belt replaced rather than chancing it.
When should you change your Subaru Cambelt?
Each manufacturer will give a recommended replacement interval for the timing belt on its vehicles. This information is usually available in the Owner Handbook, however if you do not have this in your possession, we are happy to advise accordingly.
If you have purchased a second hand vehicle and it has no timing belt change history, such as a garage invoice, then it is important to err on the side of caution and have it replaced as soon as possible,
Do I need to change the water pump when I change the timing belt on my Subaru?
On many engines, the water pump is driven by the belt as well. If this is the case, it is imperative to have it replaced at the same time. There are two reasons for this, firstly, the water pump is a pulley and bearing that forms part of the circuit the belt travels around and should it fail, then the belt will come off and that is the same as it breaking. Also, water pumps are prone to seizing, which again will break the belt.
The second reason is that should the water pump fail (and not damage the belt etc) and require replacing, then the timing belt would have to be renewed at the same time, so its best to have a new one fitted as a preventative course of maintenance.
Most mechanics will not carry out the work unless the pump is replaced in the situation as they know the consequences!
At what mileage should my Subaru cambelt be changed?
If your car is fitted with a timing belt (and not a chain), then the replacement needs to be carried out at the time stipulated by the manufacturer. This could be between 5 - 7 years or 60,000 to 100,000 miles. So in reality, it is a very common jobs as all cars equipped as such need to have this done.
How do I know if my Subaru Cambelt is worn out?
You cannot generally check to see if a belt has been replaced recently or not as not only is access difficult, what you can see doesn’t give clear indication of its age.
How long does a Cambelt last on my Subaru?
How long a cambelt lasts will depend on a number of factors, generally this can range anywhere from 40,000 miles to 100,000 miles, or indeed a number of years. Manufacturers give recommended replacement intervals, both in terms of age and mileage. It is preventative maintenance that should never be overlooked. Intervals will depend on the vehicle's make and model.
How much does it cost to replace the timing belt and the water pump together on Subaru?
On average, the cost for a cambelt or timing belt replacement is £300. A water pump replacement generally costs between £115 and £375.
What does a bad or worn out Subaru timing belt sound like?
You may hear a clicking or ticking sound coming from the engine. You may also constantly hear knocking or slapping noises if the timing belt tensioner is unfastened and the timing belt is no longer tensioned correctly. In the worst case scenario you may find that you can't start your car at all if the cambelt has come off or has broken.
Can local garages offer home collection and delivery for Subaru cambelt change?
Yes, many local garages are able to offer collection and delivery for a cambelt change on your Subaru. With ClickMechanic collection & delivery is free if your vehicle is drivable. Once booked a mechanic will pick up the vehicle on the day and time of your choice, do the work, and return the vehicle at a time convenient to you. Simply enter your vehicle registration number and postcode to get an upfront price for a cambelt change on your Subaru.
Can mobile mechanics do Subaru cambelt change at my home or office?
Typically no, mobile mechanics cannot do a cambelt or timing belt change at your home or office on your Subaru, because the repair may need to be carried out on a ramp, and may need specialist equipment. Also, the time involved to carry out the work may make it more practical to carry out the work at a garage. However, if there are still some doubts as to what repair is needed, mobile mechanics may be able to carry out a diagnostic inspection at your home or office on your Subaru and then take the car to a garage to carry out the cambelt change.
How much does a Subaru cambelt change cost?
The cost for a Subaru cambelt change depends on the model of your Subaru. See the averages for different models below. We use industry standard data & millions of data points so you know what you should be paying.
We have quotes for 8 model ranges for Subaru , Cambelt Change.
|Subaru Forester||£496||Get exact price|
|Subaru Impreza||£550||Get exact price|
|Subaru Justy||£590||Get exact price|
|Subaru Legacy||£473||Get exact price|
|Subaru Outback||£357||Get exact price|
|Subaru Tribeca||£387||Get exact price|
|Subaru WRX||£437||Get exact price|
|Subaru XV||£282||Get exact price|
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Mechanics that work on Subarus
- 1st Call Auto's, Lincolnshire
- AA MOT LTD, Sheffield
- Aidan Booth, Manchester
- Amber Assist, Northamptonshire
- Auto Solutions, Reading
- Avey’s Autos, Merthyr Tydfil
- BOBSAUTOSASHFORD, Ashford
- Brooke Motors, Lisburn
- D B Autocare, Surrey
- DW Car-Tec, Coatbridge
- Fk Autos Mobile Mechanic, Tilney All Saint
- GP Autos MK Ltd, Milton Keynes
- JJ’s Repairs, Wagrave
- Lok Go Performance, Manchester
- Mechanic 2U, Leeds
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