05/10/12, 12:42 PM
Join Date: Jun 2009
The 95 legacy only came with a 2.2L engine. The valves wont hit the pistons. The engine was due for a cam belt at 60,000 miles. They will go longer but I would not take the chance. In 97 they went to a 100,000k belt in all the engines. You can’t even get a 60,000 k belt from the dealers any more.
When you do the belt you should do the water pump, water pump bypass hose, thermostat and gasket, Belt Idler pulleys and water pump sprocket idler,
Also you will need to reseal the left front cam support seal and o-ring, the crank seal and the right front cam seal and right rear cam support o-ring.
If the belt tensioner is seeping oil replace that also.
Why do I say to replace all those things?
1: You won't be going into the engine for another 100,000 miles and the original factory parts most likely wont go that long. (166,000 miles).
2:There have been many factory parts suppressions to the parts I mentioned.
3:If the idlers go, or the belt goes they will ruin the belt covers and they are very expensive.
4:If the water pump goes it could cause the vehicle to over heat and pop a head gasket or take out a head surface. That repair would be more big bucks.
The rear struts are not that hard to do and struts are somewhere in the $130 pc. Warranty book time is about 1.3hrs. with no alignment needed.
Perform these services and change the oil every 3,000 miles and you will wear out before the car does.
I hope this info can help you make your decision easier
Last edited by Bluecometk; 05/10/12 at 12:47 PM.