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Old 06-08-2005, 01:07 AM   #1
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I pulled my calipers and looked at my pads and was wondering if I take the two big bolts holding the caliper bracket out to get the rotors off. anyone know about the 2001 outback?
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Old 06-08-2005, 06:20 AM   #2
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Should be about the same as the rest of the Legacys and Imprezas. There are two bolts holding the caliper to the bracket, then two bolts holding the bracket to the hub. I'd recommend getting a haynes manual for some reference material on brakes and such.
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Old 06-08-2005, 11:18 AM   #3
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You should be able to remove one bolt that holds the caliper to the bracket (bottom one I believe....swing the caliper up and slide the rotor off. Worst case...take off both bolts that hold the bracket to the hub assembly.
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Old 06-08-2005, 11:33 AM   #4
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You should be able to remove one bolt that holds the caliper to the bracket (bottom one I believe....swing the caliper up and slide the rotor off. Worst case...take off both bolts that hold the bracket to the hub assembly.
when I replaced my rotors, I actually had to take the caliper and caliper brackets off in order to slide the rotor off. The bracket wraps around the rotor to the point that you can't get it off without doing so IIRC.
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Old 06-08-2005, 11:43 AM   #5
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OK...That's what I kind of remembered, but wasn't 100% sure. So the 2 bolts holding the bracket to the hub should do it.
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Old 06-08-2005, 11:44 AM   #6
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when I replaced my rotors, I actually had to take the caliper and caliper brackets off in order to slide the rotor off. The bracket wraps around the rotor to the point that you can't get it off without doing so IIRC.

I'm dumb and have nothing to add to this...

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Old 06-08-2005, 11:48 AM   #7
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It's possible that the L and GT brackets are different, but I'll take pictures when I go to put my 4-pots on (most likely this weekend). I know I had to take my brackets off because there was absolutely no way to get the rotor off of the front hub without removing the bracket. Like I said...maybe it's different for the GTs...
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It's possible that the L and GT brackets are different, but I'll take pictures when I go to put my 4-pots on (most likely this weekend). I know I had to take my brackets off because there was absolutely no way to get the rotor off of the front hub without removing the bracket. Like I said...maybe it's different for the GTs...
My GT is the same way. Gotta take the bracket AND caliper off. Perhaps gtwagon means just take the lower bracket bolt off and loosen the top one, then swing the bracket out of the way to get the rotor off?

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Old 06-08-2005, 01:12 PM   #9
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You should be able to swing the front (outside) part of the caliper up and out of the way, allowing you to simply pull the rotor off.

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This is incorrect. In order to remove a rotor, you need to remove the caliper bracket.

Swinging the caliper up & away just lets you swap pads.

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My bad. Post edited to not lead anyone astray.

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Old 06-08-2005, 11:24 PM   #11
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yeah, when I first read that, I thought it was saying that the caliper BRACKET could be swung up and the rotor could come off. Obviously the caliper itself has to be taken off all the way (two bolts and then swung out of the way with hose still attached). and I assumed the two bolts for the bracket needed to come out, its just that some cars are designed where the caliper BRACKET doesn't block the rotor removal. I assume the caliper bracket bolts are on pretty tight. Did they take a breaker bar to loosen. Do they have a specific torque setting when retightened?

I would like a haynes or chiltons manual but never can find one for the 2000+ years of legacy. I actually know a lot about brakes, but was really just looking for a run through on this particular set up.
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