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97 Outback... front brake wear
Posted 11 September 2004 - 03:57 PM
Posted 11 September 2004 - 06:20 PM
Does the car shimmy when braking? This is another tell-tale sign of a warped rotor.
Posted 11 September 2004 - 09:21 PM
Are you certain it was a problem with the caliper pistons and not the brake hoses? Perhaps a little of both?
If your flex hoses that connect the caliper to the rigid lines is showing its age (swelling up, not allowing fluid to return) then one side could be applying the brakes all the time. Do you feel the car pull to one side? The shimmy could be the pads pressing on a slightly warped rotor.
For starters, try flushing the brake fluid and replacing it all. As the fluid comes out of the calipers, examine it for particles which may indicate deteriorating hoses. Oh, and use Castrol LMA brake fluid, good stuff.
Posted 12 September 2004 - 07:20 AM
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