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
 

Photo
- - - - -

replace front brakes 90 legacy


  • Please log in to reply
2 replies to this topic

#1 roque43

roque43

    USMB Regular

  • Members
  • PipPipPip
  • 51 posts
  • Roque Bluffs Maine

Posted 10 May 2005 - 10:27 PM

I need to replace the front brake pads on my daughter's 90 Legacy. never done sube front pads so ??? do I meed to screw the calipers back in or just press them back? also what do I need for tools ? stupid q's, but need info --

Thanks ! Milt

#2 ShawnW

ShawnW

    Subaru Master Technician

  • Administrator
  • 12,932 posts
  • Denver, Colorado

Posted 10 May 2005 - 10:47 PM

You only need Basic tools, and a c clamp to compress them works well. Large Channellocks work great too just dont tear the caliper seals. Subaru brakes are very easy to do, just loosen the lower bolt and pivot the caliper out of the way, replace the pads, and bolt back together.

#3 Gnuman

Gnuman

    1000+ Super USER!

  • Members
  • 1,399 posts
  • Richmond, CA

Posted 10 May 2005 - 10:54 PM

I use a brake spoon ( the tool that adjusts back brakes) and press the piston back into the caliper by levering against the inside of the inboard pad (be careful not to scar the rotor). The bolts are 12mm, IIRC.




0 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 0 guests, 0 anonymous users