Join Date: Oct 2004
Car: 2002 Outback Sedan, V6
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Brake job on outback
Well, I did the brake job both front and rear on my 2002 OB. Once I saw everything, I was amazed at how simple it was.
I got oem brakes for $50; so, doing both front and rear, I paid $100 for the pads-dealer would have charged me $200. (As time goes on, probably these pads will become more and more common, probably even lifetime guar-then just return them for new ones when they wear out!)
It took me about 20 minutes for both sides on the rear (including jacking up the car, removing wheels, etc.)
The dealer says you should turn the rotors on the car (how do they do that I wonder?).
I do know of a guy who specializes in Subaru, used to work at a dealership, but got sick of it. But he is here in California-only recently found out about him.
Judging by the posts, it looks like warped rotors are a common problem on these; are they cheap rotors (maybe Japanese) from the factory?
If you are mechanical at all, doing the brakes on the Outback are pretty easy-just get the rotors turned if they are warped; As mentioned above, I'm still gonna research to see if the should be turned on the car.