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How to Brakes 2001 Legacy Wagon L
Posted 13 April 2008 - 10:40 AM
Do I require much more 'skill' to do those brakes? I am thinking of rotors and pads...any other things I should consider? What do most recommend for a non-performance family car?
Posted 13 April 2008 - 10:41 AM
Posted 13 April 2008 - 03:20 PM
Buy your brake supplies at any parts store, like you likely did before.
Posted 13 April 2008 - 11:38 PM
Posted 13 April 2008 - 11:49 PM
Fronts are "simple" - take off the caliper and hang it from the spring with a piece of wire. Take off the rotor and either turn it or replace it (or re-use it if the rotor checks out). Compress the caliper. Put in the new pads and put it back together.
rear discs are the same except for dealing with the parking brake. get a book like a Haynes or a Chilton and a digital camera. take pictures as you tear it down for reference when you put it back together.
Pretty much a matter of matching the old parts up against the new parts and putting them in. Depends on whether there are any "brake specials" available where you are, too. just use "semi-met" or "ceramic" pads (organics won't last)
Posted 14 April 2008 - 11:50 AM
Posted 14 April 2008 - 12:19 PM
im just puttin this out there..........there is a small possibility that when you depress the caliper without opening the bleeder that the brake fluid will make its way back up into the lines and ruin the check valves for the ABS system........i have done countless brake jobs and have never run into this problem but i have heard of it happening before.......just a tip.....
The abs is a flow through design. What can happen somtimes is when bleeding the system, on an older master cylinder, pressing the pedal down too far and damaging the internal cups by rubbing against the ridge that has formed after millions of stops.
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