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#1 99obw

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Posted 01 January 2004 - 09:31 PM

Does anyone know the Subaru part number for the rear brake caliper bleeder screw? I have talked to two dealers and they both insist that the screws are 26238AE000. That is the correct number for the front calipers. The front screws have an 8mm hex on them, the rear screws have a 10mm hex on them.

They are getting pretty rusty and need to be replaced.

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#2 1 Lucky Texan

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Posted 01 January 2004 - 10:38 PM

Perfect time to consider Speed Bleeders.

for instance(near the bottom);

http://www.pdm-racin...aru_corner.html

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Posted 02 January 2004 - 06:55 AM

Thanks Carl!

I may consider those if I can't find the Subaru part. I have a mity vac brake bleeder so doing them by myself isn't an issue.

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Posted 02 January 2004 - 07:24 PM

Not sure if you can buy just the bleeder screw. They'll probably charge you an arm & leg for them...

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Posted 02 January 2004 - 09:26 PM

I bought the 26238AE000 for $2.46 each.

My friend's legacy wagon calls for 26239AA010 in the rear (drums). They are $8.72 each!!! I wonder if they will fit.

On a side note, does anyone know what comes in the caliper rebuild kits from Subaru? If those kits have the bleeders then I will just buy those. The calipers are getting tired, and they are about $150 each.

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Posted 09 January 2004 - 10:04 PM

I have confirmation from my friend that the 26239AA010 has a 10mm hex on it. I am going to order them next time I order parts. I will post when I get them.

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Posted 25 March 2004 - 05:59 PM

I drove the outback today and the rear brakes are not working very well. The pads and rotors are fine. Based on what the calipers looked like the last time I looked I am pretty sure that they either need to be rebuilt or replaced.

Does anyone know what parts come in Subaru's caliper overhaul kit? $18.71

Has anyone had experience with rebuilt calipers from internet or retail sources.

The calipers from 1stsubaruparts are $173.19 each.

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Posted 25 March 2004 - 06:34 PM

rebuild kits come with new rubber boots, seals that go inside the caliper and grease. If the seals are the problem, the rebuild kit should be ok. If you have scarring on the piston then you'll need new pistons....or pretty much new calipers

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Posted 25 March 2004 - 06:49 PM

I think the bendix rebuilt calipers from carparts.com for $41.70 are looking interesting. I hesitate to buy non-OEM but I have had pretty good luck with bendix. I can buy four for each OEM. I have had pretty good luck with parts store rebuilt calipers in the past. Hmmmmmm.

I am not so sure about rebuilding the ones that are on there. Sounds like another never ending PITA project waiting to happen. ;)

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Posted 25 March 2004 - 07:45 PM

If it was me I would buy the Bendix. Rubber dust boots are tough to get in on my 97 2.2 I run without them. The life of a rubber dust boot on a car used for mail del. is about one year, the intense heat destorys them in a hurry. I have not had any problems running without them, it is no problem to blow piston out and put new seal in. Also I have never had to replace piston. This is with 279,000 miles with around 475 hiways stops each day.

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Posted 25 March 2004 - 10:12 PM

you cant get away without using the dust seals up north due to the salt and humidity . the pistons will rust and chew up the seal in no time .
i have had good luck with CPI rebuilts and bendix.

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Posted 30 March 2004 - 01:33 PM

I've hardly ever had a problem with reusing the pistions. Clean them up good with croacus cloth (very fine emery paper) and you should be okay. If you need another rear piston I may have a good used you I can sell you cheap.

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Posted 30 March 2004 - 05:41 PM

Thanks Don, I will keep that in mind.

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Posted 30 March 2004 - 06:30 PM

E gads! Running without dust boots will get you about a week in the heavily salted Snow Belt. Texas must be nice with respect to rust.

The Bendix rebuilds are probably OE factory calipers someone else turned in with new rubber and lube installed. I haven’t needed to replace them on the ‘ru, but had good luck with rebuilds on an ’85 Toyota truck. Might want to clean ’em up and paint them before installation.

Loaded calipers are another option worth looking at, depending on the pads they put in.




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