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02 Outback - removing front rotors
Posted 06 June 2006 - 11:14 PM
Posted 06 June 2006 - 11:25 PM
Posted 06 June 2006 - 11:36 PM
unless I'm mistaken and the rotor should just slide off the spindle - with a little help of course... :-\
Posted 06 June 2006 - 11:58 PM
if you jack the front of the car off and try to turn each front wheel slowly you can probably isolate which rotor is warped and only replace that one. you'll feel the wheel "catch" at one point of the rotation. this is the bad rotor.
make sure your caliper slides are greased well and the piston moves in and out fine. a sticking caliper will heat up and warp the rotor.
Posted 07 June 2006 - 12:20 AM
Posted 07 June 2006 - 12:50 AM
Posted 07 June 2006 - 12:08 PM
I think I'll replace those rotors and pads myself... should not cost more than half of that...
Posted 07 June 2006 - 12:55 PM
If the rotors will not easily pull off, you can use a hammer to dislodge them, since you will be replacing them, or you can thread the lower caliper bolt (that you removed from the caliper) into the small threaded hole on the hub of the rotor and tighten it, which will push against the wheel hub and separate the rotor from the hub. I believe there are two or three threaded holes for that purpose. I replaced my rotors about 3 mo. ago, so my memory is already starting to fade.
Posted 07 June 2006 - 03:24 PM
Here's a link:
It's for upgrading the brakes on an RS, but most Subies are set up similarly. They're like Legos, the parts are interchangeable.
Posted 07 June 2006 - 03:35 PM
Posted 07 June 2006 - 08:49 PM
I would confirm that the rotors are actually warped before going straight to turning them. Turned rotors have less mass and will have less ability to disperse heat. Also, hot, thinner rotors have more tendency to crack/warp when come into contact with cold water splash.
If the rotors are not warped, scrubbing the surface clean and put in new pads and follow proper bedding-in procedure will help.
Do not use ordinary sanding paper! The abrasive materials are mostly alum-oxide and they will make things worst!
I used 3M-Garnet Paper for rubbing and followed with Synko's Rotten-Stone for final polishing on rotors before each pads-change. Good results.
Posted 07 June 2006 - 10:58 PM
Posted 15 June 2006 - 01:44 PM
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