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#1 subie94

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Posted 14 May 2008 - 10:28 AM

if you start hearing bad noises from your brakes..don't procrastinate and check em..:banghead:
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brake pads really shot and rotors gonna need turning(or replacement)
odd thing is that rear left side's fine but rear right side is shot..haven't checked fronts..rear was making 90% of noise

also,don't allow the rust to get bad..some is mild but there's some good size holes here..
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so..yup,i know what i'll be doing this summer(brakes done by tomorrow..hopefully) :-\

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Posted 14 May 2008 - 10:34 AM

wow.





i was going to suggest getting the rotors turned to save a few $$'s, but, yeah, wow. good news, new ones are only like $20-30 :headbang:


b.t.w.- your avi cat looks baked out of its mind :grin:

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Posted 14 May 2008 - 10:40 AM

wow.





i was going to suggest getting the rotors turned to save a few $$'s, but, yeah, wow. good news, new ones are only like $20-30 :headbang:


b.t.w.- your avi cat looks baked out of its mind :grin:

chris


yah,a friend of mine can get me rear rotors for like 12-13 bucks a piece..so might as well get new ones.

as far as the cat gos...she's always doing something crazy..

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Posted 14 May 2008 - 01:52 PM

oh wow.....im glad you didnt decide to let them go a few more weeks or months who knows what could have happened......

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Posted 14 May 2008 - 01:52 PM

yikes!

thanks for reminding me... I need to do all 4 corners... probably this weekend since it's gonna be HOT and DRY outside...

I don't envy your east coast rust...



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Posted 14 May 2008 - 05:00 PM

odd thing is that rear left side's fine but rear right side is shot..


either your left rear is frozen and is not engaging or your right rear slide pins are gumed up and the pads are draging (usually only one pad is worn, outside i think). is there more rust on the left rear rotor than the right??

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Posted 14 May 2008 - 07:18 PM

if you start hearing bad noises from your brakes..don't procrastinate and check em..:banghead:
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odd thing is that rear left side's fine but rear right side is shot[/color]..haven't checked fronts..rear was making 90% of noise



The right side is the side that gets driven through the gutters with all the salty snow/slush in it.

Mine were the same way after only a few years of having my car in :-\ :rolleyes: Wisconsin

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Posted 14 May 2008 - 07:56 PM

either your left rear is frozen and is not engaging or your right rear slide pins are gumed up and the pads are draging (usually only one pad is worn, outside i think). is there more rust on the left rear rotor than the right??

that's what i was thinking(left side caliper problems).seems to be more rust on left side.but hard to tell due to the fact that on left side,theres rust on the inner/outer edge of the rotor and right side only has rust on inner edge(like in the pic).pins seem to be sliding ok too..

when i first got the car(1.5yrs ago) i checked the brakes out and of course i only checked one side(which was left,which seems to be about the same as it was then).

so tomorrow i'll be spending $19 for pads and possibly $40 for 2 rotors..

The right side is the side that gets driven through the gutters with all the salty snow/slush in it.

ain't that the truth..right side was always muddy..or clean(depending on what was on the side of the road(water or mud puddles):grin:

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Posted 16 May 2008 - 07:09 AM

Sooo..Yup
total amount for the brakes are gonna be $76.84($18.88 for pads and $57.96 for both rotors..)


only reason i paid $28.98 per rotor was cause the $19.99 ones were back ordered and no time to wait..suppose i could of called around but...

i am gonna have to see if i have a spare caliper just in case the right side does in fact need replaceing




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