Gardening, Photography & Home-Cooking are just a few of what I love doing!

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Wednesday, February 5, 2014

Subaru Impreza Car Parts: Replacing The Brake Pads

Replacing the brake pads on the Subaru Impreza is fairly straightforward and shouldn’t take too much time or energy. Make sure that you have the best quality brake pads from a place that sellsSubaru Impreza car parts, and ensure that they are the right type of pads for your vehicle before you begin the procedure.

Replacing the Front Brake Pads on a Subaru Impreza

In order to do this job correctly, you are going to need a few tools: a c-clamp for compressing the piston in the caliper, a wrench to loosen the lug nuts on the wheels, a car jack and jack stand to raise and hold the car in place, and a socket or wrench to remove one of the caliper bolts.
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The first thing to do is to loosen the lug nuts on the wheel you are working on. Use the wrench to loosen them up and then jack the car up and slip the stand under it to secure it into place and prevent it from accidentally falling. Remove the lug nuts by hand, and then slip the wheel off to reveal the brake pads and rotor.
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Before you remove the old brake pads, inspect the rotor for any damage or uneven wear. If you replace the pads soon enough you shouldn’t see any grooves cut into the rotor from worn-down pads. If the rotor is bad, you will need to replace it as well.
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Assuming the rotor is fine, the next job is to lift away the caliper so that you can access the pads beneath. This is done by removing the lower bolt that holds the caliper in place. The upper bolt could be removed, but it is easier to remove the lower one and pivot the caliper around the upper one; this will remove the chance of putting stress on the brake line. Once the lower bolt is out, rotate the caliper upward around the upper bolt so that the pads are exposed.
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Now that the pads are exposed, it is fairly simple to remove them and secure the new pads in their place.
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Before you rotate the caliper down, you will need to squeeze closed the piston inside it, driving the brake fluid back into the system; this is because the new pads are thicker than the old pads and when you rotate the caliper back down, the piston inside will obstruct the movement. The good news is that since the system remains closed, you will not have to do any priming to remove air, and a few pumps of the brake pedal will have everything back to normal once the job is complete.
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Use a C-clamp to squeeze the piston fully open to that it sinks back into the caliper before rotating the caliper down and replacing the bolt. After that, affix the tire and you are good to go.
Remember: using good quality Subaru Impreza car parts will prolong the life of your vehicle and help keep you and your passengers safe on the roads.

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