Last post on Aug 11, 2011 at 8:39 AM
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Subaru Legacy, Brakes, Sedan
#83 of 102 Re: Brake rotor size on 2.5i Limited Wagon [mwmosser]
Apr 21, 2009 (11:31 am)
I would measure them to be sure.
If the rotors are bigger than most likely the mounting brackets would be different. I doubt they'd be interchangeable.
#84 of 102 Changing brake fluid
Apr 28, 2009 (6:01 am)
Going to change the Brake Fluid. Is this the way to go with it?
Bleed each brake cylinder starting with front right, rear left, front left, rear right. Keeping main reservoir topped up and keep bleeding till new fluid comes out of nipple.
Is that it?
#85 of 102 Re: Odd brake problem [altitudemama]
Aug 12, 2009 (2:15 pm)
I am having the same problem with my 99 Legacy GT, 100k. But it doesn't take a steep grade. A moderate grade will cause it, as will simple deceleration. ( I know when it's supposed to downshift and when it's not, and this is not normal.) I haven't tried to fix it yet because it hasn't been a big issue. Thanks.
#86 of 102 Light Show from a 2001 Subaru Outback
Nov 06, 2009 (5:41 pm)
Well, I braked pretty hard for the deer in middle of the road. Did not hit him. But the brake, abs and battery lights came on. Also, the temp oil light blinked off and on.
While driving back home the headlights slowly dimmed and the steering became difficult. Just made it before the car died. So, there is one, lucky deer and one dead Subaru. The pads and rotors were worked on recently. However, the brakes on this car have never been great.
Is there anyone that can shed some light on this. What is hard to believe that so much commotion came from stepping on your brakes.
#89 of 102 Re: subaru brake issue [sharp_325is]
Nov 08, 2009 (6:47 pm)
Yeah, because we all know no BMW 325is has ever had any problems with reliability, ever.
Where is the rolleyes emotorcon?
#90 of 102 Re: subaru brake issue [ateixeira]
Nov 09, 2009 (10:28 am)
No kidding. I put 220,000 miles on my first Subaru (1996 Outback) and replaced the pads once on the fronts, once on the rears. I never turned the rotors, never had warping issues, and never had poor brake response. Not once, and I live in the most extreme climate in the US.
But hey, I learned my lesson about owning a Subaru.
#91 of 102 Subaru brake pads vs generic
Nov 09, 2009 (5:59 pm)
About to put the first set of replacement brake pads on our 2006 Outback at 84,000 miles, and the dealer wants $550. I can get ceramic pads put on elsewhere for $450, any reason to go with factory replacement pads? The brakes have no issues, just started to squeek about a month ago when the pads finally got thin enough. I'm willing to spend the extra $100 if it's worth it, but hate to make the donation to the dealer if the same product is found elsewhere. Are Subaru OEM pads better? Thanks for any input!
#92 of 102 Re: Subaru brake pads vs generic [gotfiddle]
Nov 09, 2009 (6:15 pm)
$550 for a new set of pads?! That's insane! You could do this job yourself in about 45 minutes including setting up and cleaning up afterward. Pads cost around $120 or so for a front set.
I see no reason to go to the dealer for that service.