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    Mystery noise! Please turn up the volume and have a listen. What is going on with the braking? On a hill, not going very fast, not braking too fast or hard, and not raining. This is a 2018 Forester we are test driving and the dealer mechanic and salesperson claims this is “normal.” I...
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    Hi Everyone, I recently ordered some centric premium rotors from Amazon, but noticed some small imperfections upon arrival. This will be my first time replacing brake pads and rotors on my own, so I'm not sure if what I'm seeing is OK or if I should send them back. The rear rotors have a...
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    So as the title says…. It all started a few months ago after having my brakes done (not immediately after, just giving reference to the fact that these are new pads etc.) on my 2016 forester. It started minuscule enough, when getting in the car to go to work at 5 am they would squeak randomly...
  4. General Troubleshooting and Technical Help
    Strangest thing. Husband replaced brakes months ago.. no problems. Axles need replacement as well as an odd clutch issue. Car was running ok with exception of feeling like clutch pedal sticking about 1/2 way. Stopped at store and car wouldn’t go anywhere. Went back next day for car and it...
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    Made a huge mistake today and drove with my parking brake at least partially on. Went about 10 miles, half the time on the freeway going about 60 mph. I didn't notice it driving differently, or hear any odd noises while driving, but when I stopped and got out I definitely noticed a smell. It...
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    Hi Everyone, Photos attached. I have a 2005 Forester 2.5X with wheels from my old 2003 Legacy Outback. I run Wildpeak A/T 215/65/R16 tires. Just installed new front brakes and opted to upgrade to 4 pots (used 2006 Impreza WRX (non-STi/non Brembo) front calipers, Cardone brand from Rockauto)...
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    Ok, so you all know it... The 08 FXT brakes are whack! I know, I know, I gotta get the brembos from an 04-06 STI, bla bla, kartboy thicker parking brake shoes and adapter plate, yadda yadda. I've gone down that rabbit hole. It's ends $2500 in the hole. But do I need the brembos? Probably not...
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    The front rotors need to be resurfaced so I figured I'd just replace them. I have about 93k miles. Pads- Thinking of doing Wagner OEX ceramic or Bosch BC1539 ceramics. I'm not sure about rotors. Any suggestions? The trailer I will occasionally tow will be about 1,000lbs loaded. Going to install...
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    I was driving my 2001 forester through the canyons two days ago, hit about 50 mph at absolute most: about 10 minutes in, the steering wheel and car would heavily shake when I would start to brake. This happened about 5 times. Once I got on the freeway, I no longer had the issue, and haven't had...
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    I finally tackled the 4/2 pot brake swap on my SG this past weekend. It went off without a hitch! A lot of folks ask about this swap and I wanted to take this opportunity to share what I learned in the process! I’m going to do my best to lay out my experience so other folks can feel confident...
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    I have a 2007 XT Sports 4EAT with the Vehicle Dynamic Control. I have the spongy pedal feel that most everyone on here has so I'm trying to replace the master cylinder, add a brace, and stainless steel lines. The problem is I simply cannot find the correct master cylinder. I talked to a...
  12. General Troubleshooting and Technical Help
    Hi all, In January I bought a 2003 Forester XS. There was oil underneath it when I bought it. My gullible self believed the seller when he said it was just a loose oil filter. His dad was apparently a mechanic who had done the head gasket at 172k, the car was at 217k when I bought it. I'm...
  13. General Troubleshooting and Technical Help
    So I changed all my brakes, started her up (06 Forester EJ204). Abnormal grinding noise coming from the rear (drum brake). I tried braking to maybe bed it in a little, but the sound is obnoxious. I'm not gonna drive it this way. Please see video, tells all. Google Photos link...
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    Hey everybody, I noticed that my Forester has been having some issues with the front brakes. Sometimes when I brake at low speeds (pulling into or out of a parking spot for example) my front brakes feel like they start slipping or pulsating, but the brake pedal doesn't get soft. It kind of...
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    Hey Guys, I was hoping to get some guidance. Ive been eager to have more responsive brakes. I currently have the stock brake setup on my 2.5i 2017 Forester. Can someone recommend a performance brake pad and rotor that is compatible with my OEM calipers? Something reliable and fairly priced. I...
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    Hi everyone, I'm hoping you can share your thoughts as I've been experiencing a brake issue that is new to me in all my years of doing brakes on my own cars. Its really had me scratching my head. From the moment I pull out of my parking spot up to the end of my neighborhood my brakes squeak...
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    Hey everyone, sorry in advance if this post sucks, first timer here and I’m just starting to get interested in working on my own cars. Please bear with me because I don’t know a lot yet! so let’s start from the beginning. It was time for my brakes to be done so with the help of a friend, we...
  18. General Troubleshooting and Technical Help
    Hello all, This past week I installed coilovers and new calipers/pads/rotors all around. The coils are Megan Racing wrx wagon coils and I removed the sub frame spacers to fix the suspension geometry. I don't believe this to be the problem but I fell that its necessary to mention as I did not...
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    Hello, first time posting here. I have a 2000 forester L automatic with about 59,000 miles on it. I recently had my pads and shoes replaced, and had the shop resurface my drums (rotors didn’t really need it, and I am on a tight budget). Braking power is normal and fine after. The issue is a...
  20. General Troubleshooting and Technical Help
    Hey guys I jacked up my forester so all 4 wheels were free to spin but some didn't spin freely when in drive, I tool the brake calipers off cleaned them up and regreased them, still my back left and front right don't spin. Is this my brakes sticking or is this a power management thing? Brake...
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