Join Date: Oct 2017
Car Year: 2018
Car Model: Forester
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Pads Stuck in Clips/Bracket and Rotor Rust? - Updated!
My 18 is at 17500 miles. I'm noticing a weird clunk coming from the front end when I have the brakes pressed and turn the wheels. When I was changing out my snow tires to the factory tires, I noticed that all 4 sets of pads were hung up in the anti rattle clips. Pretty sure this is the cause of the clunk.
Is this a common occurrence on these cars? Are there better quality pads that don't have this happen? My F-350 does this, but since it's a work truck and not a DD, I just don't install the anti-rattle clips and let the brake pads chatter over bumps. Don't quite want that on my Forester.
Also noticing the rear rotors are starting to get rusty. I don't want to buy a set of rear rotors every 20K for the car, so I'm wondering if anyone has ever taken a flapdisc to clean them up before? I have done it on front rotors on other vehicles before and on the back of my F-350, but those were all much more substantial rotors. I don't really want to use a grinder disc on it since that can remove too much material and throw off the balance.
2018 Forester 2.5i 6MT
20mm RSB, Hitch