Subaru Outback Timing Belt Or Chain? (1993 – 2017)

Does A Subaru Outback Have A Timing Belt (Cambelt) Or A Chain?

Here is a list of timing belts and timing chains for a Subaru Outback. Reference the model year with the corresponding engine to see if your car has a belt or a chain.


Subaru Outback
Model YearEngineBelt / Chain
1993, 1994, 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998, 19992.2L EJ22 SOHCtiming belt
2.5L EJ25 DOHCtiming belt
1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 20042.5L SOHC 165 hp H4timing belt
3.0L EZ30 H6timing chain
2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 20092.5L EJ253 H4timing belt
2.5L EJ255 H4 turbotiming belt
3.0L EZ30 243 hptiming chain
2.0L EE20 turbodieseltiming chain
2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 20142.0 L DOHC turbodiesel EE20timing chain
2.5 L SOHC EJ25timing belt
3.6 L EZ36 DOHC H6timing chain
2015, 2016, 20172.0 L diesel 148 hp H4timing chain
2.5 L 170hp H4timing belt
3.6 L 256 hp H6timing chain
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Which models have a belt/chain?


Subaru Outback cars with the ez30, ee20 and 3.6 ez36 engines have a chain while the rest of them with the EJ series of engines have a belt.