03 forester Posted December 21, 2016 Share Posted December 21, 2016 I have an 03 forester, I have done several timing belts and I have an issue I have never come across before. I had a leaking water pump and decided since the belt had not been changed since I owned it I needed to do it all. I pulled the balancer and front cover and lined up all the timing marks and removed the belt and tensioner and idler pulleys. While I replaced water pump and idlers the crank and camshafts never moved. I lined up my new belt have tried to turn it over with a breaker bar and I am binding up after I turn about 45 degrees. I have triple:confused: checked belt direction and my marks. I have had a couple buddies do the same. It all looks good to us. I have not turned it over with the starter and am sure I will bend valves. I can however remove the belt and turn the crank and cams over 360 if the belt is off and they are not lined up. But with the belt on and the marks lined up I can't ANY IDEAS!!! Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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