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Old 06-25-2015, 02:10 PM   #1
SkyeO
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Default E Brake, alignment and scraping troubleshooting

I'm having some issues with my 04 STi, and I'm wondering if they are all connected.

1. My vehicle's parking brake light won't turn off, even with the E brake down
2. The rear passenger side wheel makes an awful scrapping noise, especially when making left turns.
3. My vehicle's alignment pulls pretty hard to the right (passenger side), despite having an alignment done recently.

Is this a parking brake cable issue or something else, based on these symptoms?

Thanks in advance.
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Old 06-25-2015, 06:41 PM   #2
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The light is purely electrical. The switch is located on the e-brake handle, underneath the trim. As a side note, if the light is on, your DCCD is stuck in OPEN.

2 and 3 sound related. You should probably get under the car and find out what is going on...
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Old 06-25-2015, 11:10 PM   #3
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Possibly the backing plate and rotor are rubbing for the noise during left turns. Plenty of info on this as rust expands the backing plate and pushes into the rotor.

If your vehicle is pulling right you may want to post your alignment sheet. If everything is in spec you may have a bad bushing somewhere or a tire pull.
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Old 06-26-2015, 05:57 AM   #4
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Ok, let me see what I can come up with. Thanks.
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