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caliper piston ?

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#1 opiegb


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Posted 11 July 2006 - 03:09 AM

Hello everybody
I recently bought a 94 subaru loyale as a second car and i'm unfamiler with subarus. anyway I thought would spend an hour putting new pads on the car and ran into a problem on the front pads I can't compress the piston and can't get the caliper back on with new pads . so I was hoping someone could help me with this I feel like a moron I've changed brake pads on all my other vehicles multiple times and never ran into this problem. thanks for your time if you happen to respond:-\

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Posted 11 July 2006 - 03:25 AM

Dont fret, this has happened to almost all of us when we did our first brake job. The front calipers need to turned in, clockwise. You can get a cheap tool at a parts store, its a square job that fits on a couple of different make cars. Or you can spend around $50 and get a real fancy tool to do it.

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Posted 11 July 2006 - 12:31 PM

Many/most calipers that incorporate a parking brake require the piston to be screwed in, as Turbone described.

Another thing to remember is once it is screwed in far enough, to align the v-groove of the piston so that the inner pad's pin fits into it. If you don't horrible and embarrassing things will happen.

#4 Subaru_dude


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Posted 11 July 2006 - 09:56 PM

wait a sec... that only applies to the loyale's and not the gl's, right??

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Posted 11 July 2006 - 09:58 PM

All EA subarus need to be turned in. You can buy the tool, or do what I did and make one out of an unwanted socket.

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Posted 11 July 2006 - 09:59 PM

wait a sec... that only applies to the loyale's and not the gl's, right??

Applies to ALL Subarus with front parking brakes: IE: GLs, DLs, etc.

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Posted 11 July 2006 - 10:10 PM

ok... nvm, i remembed doing my rears and thought i was remembering doing my fronts. i was about to freak out, lol.

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