Subaru Forester 1998-05

Brake Disc (Rotor)

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Removal & Installation



  1. Raise and safely support the vehicle.
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  3. Remove the wheel.
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  5. Remove the caliper assembly, and do not disconnect the brake lines. Hang the caliper securely from the strut using mechanics wire. Refer to -Brake Caliper, Removal & Installation- to remove the caliper assembly.
    CAUTION
    Do not let the caliper hang by the brake hoses.

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  7. Pull down and release the parking brake.
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  9. Remove the rotor.
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  11. If the rotor is difficult to remove, try the following methods to remove:
    1. Turn the adjusting screw using a slot-type screwdriver until brake shoe is away enough from the disc rotor.
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    3. Install an 8 mm bolt into the services holes on the hub and tighten.

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      Fig. Turn the adjusting screw to back off the brake shoe to remove the rotor.

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  13. Installation is the reverse order of removal.
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  15. Adjust the parking brake.
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