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Hello! First post in this forum with my first Subaru. From the little time I've had my 2003 I've loved her. Such a fantastic car. Slowly I've been doing some work on it, but I'm stuck on brakes. I was checking them over today, specifically the front right. I noticed a small hole in the bottom slider casing (where it slides in). The hole has some black residue around it and squirts out a small amount of the bearing grease I've re-lubed it with. I checked the other side and there is no hole.

Should I be concerned with this? I notice a hard pull to the right when brake, although it seems to happen randomly, no specific action or timing.

Would love some guidance or help!

I've also attached a picture to help explain.

Thank you,

-Elija
 

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'03 outback limited, '01 Outback Limited, '01 Legacy L wagon, '96 Legacy Brighton wagon
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Looks like a rust hole.


Rockauto has decent replacement kits - I bought the Cardone set - new calipers and rotors for all 4 corners - for my '01, and will probably do the same for the '03.
 

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That's the bracket and it can be bought separate, but when you stated that it pulls to the right when braking, that indicates a caliper issue, as in stuck piston, and the brakes on that wheel grab faster. Or, it could be a loose suspension component on that wheel and the wheel assembly is moving backward when braking causing the pull. So I'd also check suspension parts - tie rods ends & lower control arm bushings. Also, I'd recommend you flush out the brake fluid from the whole system to remove the water after you put it all back together.
 
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