Thread: ('11-'14) Parking brake clunk
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Old 01-09-2013, 10:13 AM   #6
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2012 Impreza Sp 5sp
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The OP says this clunk only happens when the car is moving. Stupid question:

Why are you applying the parking brake while your car is moving?

I can only think of two reasons to do this:
  • You've lost your main brakes and you're using the parking brake to slow the car down.
  • You're trying to break the rear end of the car loose to force it into a drift.

Am I missing something?

EDIT: I see that the OP says the owner's manual states that applying the parking brake while in motion is part of the break-in procedure. I don't remember seeing this in the owner's manual, but maybe I missed it. I'm not sure why this would be part of a break-in procedure.
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