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Old 26 Mar 2008, 03:13 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Tight Brakes!

Hi all and thanks for having me here!

My front brake (passenger side) is siezing up again and I am well fed up with getting stuffed by the dealership who have had to unstick the siezed piston? twice before.

I want to why and what I can do myself as I am really fed up!

Takes about a year to seize again, and the discs are new but the prob is in the caliper I'm sure.

Any ideas anyone.

Ta Vince
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Old 26 Mar 2008, 04:31 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Change the calipers for subaru 4 pots.... You can get some used ones from

GradeA Subaru http://www.gradea-subaru.co.uk/

They should let you know if they will fit... This is a common upgrade on 2 pot impreza's


Just a thought rather than get a sub standard repair from your main dealer.

It may work out cheaper than another trip to the main dealer
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Old 26 Mar 2008, 04:32 PM   #3 (permalink)
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had the same problem twice myself with the same caliper (passenger side). turned out to be a problem with the pins that the caliper slides on weren't allowing it to release. have been told that there is a kit to refurbish/replace these pins but left mine too late and needed a replacement caliper in the end
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