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Backing Plate Replacement
Posted 15 January 2005 - 09:44 AM
I have had many, many expensive mechanical problems with this vehicle to the point that I want to get rid of it before I have to put any more money into it.
How long can I expect the backing plates to last? How will I know when they need to be replaced?
Any advice anyone may have will be most appreciated.
Posted 15 January 2005 - 10:33 AM
Posted 15 January 2005 - 10:54 AM
I'm more concerned with your other comment about how much money you've put into the car. I bought my '91 Legacy with 98K on it and have since put over 40K miles on it; the only maintainence it's required were brake pads and routine oil changes. I did bring it to our local independent shop for a "minor" scheduled service to the tune of $300 but nothing more. I'm due for the timing belt service shortly and expect that to run around $600. Either you're very unlucky with your vehicle or your mechanic is taking you for a ride. Sorry to be so blunt about that and I have to admit I don't know anything about the newer models. You might pose this question on the New Gen forum and outline some of your cost/service history so others could either let you know whether that's normal or excessive.
Welcome to the USMB. Hopefully your future experience with your Subaru will be more pleasant.
Posted 15 January 2005 - 11:53 AM
The rears need to be pressed on. As long as the hub/backing plate that the parking brake bolts onto is not falling apart, I'd just leave it. If it's just the shroud surrounding the rotor, don't worry about it. I chiseled mine off to fit larger rotors.
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