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about 2003 subaru outback. did the engine get ruined?

hi i just bought a 2003 subaru outback with 180000 miles on it. and the idler pully on the timing belt was making noise so my dad thought we should change it. he did not line up the timing lines before he tried replaceing the pulley and the timing got all messed up. he tried starting the car when the timing was incorrect. Does this meen he ruined the engine? please help. or can it still be saved?

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  • 3 months ago

    In this table all Subaru engines after 1995 are interference and the answer is maybe..

    https://www.scoobyenthusiast.com/subaru-faq/which-...

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  • 3 months ago

    if the timing is off enough to cause the pistons to hit the valves, then you at the least ruined the valves.

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  • 5 months ago

    Valve job and new timing belt components will help if they are put together correctly/.

    Source(s): Mitsubishi Master Tech
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  • Anonymous
    5 months ago

    The car should be on its second timing belt replacement by now.  Replace the whole timing belt assembly and not just the pulley just to make sure.  Get a qualified person to do the job.  If the car starts and runs good, all is well.  If not, you might need a new engine.  Good luck.

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  • 5 months ago

    Most likely not, he just has a do-over to line up the marks and try again.

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  • 5 months ago

    No he just messed up the timing, you need to get someone who understands cars to reset the timing for you.

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  • 5 months ago

    no it did not get ruined in run mile

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