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post #1 of 40 (permalink) Old 08-31-2004, 06:26 PM Thread Starter
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brake job on OB

Does anyone know where I can get Info for doing a brake job on a 2002 Legacy OB. I Just can't see paying Dealer $250 for just the rears. I've done other cars before with no problem but I just like to have a guide, any info would great.
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check sevl of the recent threads on here, we've been discussing brakes at length. reading those willl get you on right track.

secondly, go get a Haynes manual for late 90s Legacy/OB...abt $14 at Pep Boys....nobody explains better for the driveway mech than Haynes, as they buy, disassemble and reassemble en entire car to write manual and try to find alternatives for a special factory tool whenever they can. there may be some detail differences but the genl design of Sub calipers and how you change pads and rotors hasn't changed that much.

spend some of the $ you save on either turning old rotors or buying new ones instead of just puttin em back together with old rotor faces. and remember when in doubt, clean it with solvent.
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Join scoobymods.com and you can read some how-to directions, with pics.
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Why do I need to pay money on the silly scoobymods site just so I can interact w/ other Subaru owners?

I'm just trying to see if I need any special tools before I replace the front pads on my 2002 Outback!!

As an individual who works in the computer industry, who relies on the posts of other users and experts and is willing to share what I know, I find this ridiculous.

This is too much like going to work.
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No you don't need any special tools to replace the front brake pads but you should remove the rotors and have them cut.
Mine are warpped so I'm replacing them cost me about $60 each on line for better quality than OEM. Hope to do it this week or next.
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crazy roscoe,
I need to replace pads and rotors on my 2000 Outback, Would like to get better than OEM. What brand did you choose, and where on- line did you get them?

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pedaler8090: I found Raybestos PG Plus rotors at www.rockauto.com for $58 each local parts store wanted $85 and said they were excellent much heavier than OEM.
For pads I purchased EBC green pads low dust & excellent stopping power those I searched for the cheapest price on line which was $58 I don't recall who I purchased from & have yet to do the job.
Hope this info was helpfull
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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.
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