Jump to content

Welcome to Ultimate Subaru Message Board, my lurker friend!

Welcome to Ultimate Subaru Message Board, an unparalleled Subaru community full of the greatest Subaru gurus and modders on the planet! We offer technical information and discussion about all things Subaru, the best and most popular all wheel drive vehicles ever created.

We offer all this information for free to everyone, even lurkers like you! All we ask in return is that you sign up and give back some of what you get out - without our awesome registered users none of this would be possible! Plus, you get way more great stuff as a member! Lurk to lose, participate to WIN*!
  • Say hello and join the conversation
  • Subscribe to topics and forums to get automatic updates
  • Get your own profile and make new friends
  • Classifieds with all sorts of Subaru goodies
  • Photo hosting in our gallery
  • Meet other cool people with cool cars
Seriously, what are you waiting for? Make your life more fulfilling and join today! You and your Subaru won't regret it, we guarantee** it.

* The joy of participation and being generally awesome constitutes winning
** Not an actual guarantee, but seriously, you probably won't regret it!

Serving the Subaru Community since May 18th, 1998!

Guest Message by DevFuse

- - - - -

front caliper question

  • Please log in to reply
4 replies to this topic

#1 yohy


    USMB is life!

  • Members
  • 221 posts
  • The Great State of Maine

Posted 08 June 2004 - 11:39 AM

Hi there. My question regards the front brake caliper on a '97 Legacy L sedan. On the caliper there are two 'guide pins", an upper and a lower. Now the
FSM shows a difference between the two, but only listed as guide pin (Green) for the upper and guide pin (Yellow) for the lower. Now I can't find any color coding on the pins although one has a small sleeve on the inner end, while the other pin doesn't. Logic says the sleeve would go on the upper pin, the one the pad support pivots on, put I want to make sure. Can anyone clarify which guide pin goes where. Again, one is solid and the other has a small rubberish sleeve on it.

Thanks for the input.

#2 Setright


    Elite Master of the Subaru

  • Members
  • 3,176 posts
  • Denmark

Posted 08 June 2004 - 01:48 PM

Is the thread in the same place? usually one has the thread near the head of the bolt, and that one goes on top.

#3 ShawnW


    Subaru Master Technician

  • Administrator
  • 12,955 posts
  • Denver, Colorado

Posted 09 June 2004 - 02:37 PM

do you still have the other side intact?

I believe the rubber one is at the bottom and the caliper pivots up if its anything like I am used to with 95 and older Subaru's.

#4 wrxsubaru


    1000+ Super USER!

  • Members
  • 1,294 posts
  • Seattle Washington US

Posted 10 June 2004 - 12:05 AM

Yeah the threaded pin, goes on the bottom for every subaru ive ever done. The caliper siviots on the top one.

#5 yohy


    USMB is life!

  • Members
  • 221 posts
  • The Great State of Maine

Posted 10 June 2004 - 08:16 AM


Thanks for the replies. Now my problem is this, one side was one way and the other was reversed, which is why I have the question (oh and the rears are different!). Again, in the FSM (I incorrectly quoted it in the first post). The top pin is listed as "Guide pin (Green) and the lower is listed as "Lock pin (Yellow). With that, I just need to know is the guide pin has the rubber bushing (sleeve) at the interior end or is that the lock pin. Shawn, you mentioned the one with the bushing should be on the bottom (the lock pin). You have so much detail, I will go with that. Now I did stop into the local Suby dealer and they said, "it doesn't matter. you can use either in both positions!". If so, why would they make two different parts?

Thanks again.

0 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 0 guests, 0 anonymous users