Top Answer
User Avatar
Wiki User
Answered 2007-05-11 12:09:59

The most probable cause is stuck slider pins on the caliper holder. These can be fixed with heat if they wont come out. Put a bit of grease (thick grease) on each one before re-assembly. Also make sure that your pad retaining brackets are well greased and free of rust and road debris (dirt, dust etc.) so the pads can easily slide towards the rotor and then back away when the pedal is depressed and released. Old rubber brake hoses can crack internally. A flap of the hose material may allow fluid to apply the brakes but prevent the reverse flow of the fluid causing brake drag. If your brake lines are old you may wish to replace them. you need to rebuild the brake calipers Or buy a rebuilt one for $40 at NAPA or any other parts store. You can swap this yourself very easily, especially if you own a Haynes Repair Manual for Subaru Legacy. YFC

User Avatar

Your Answer

Still Have Questions?

Related Questions

Where can you find a diagram for the parking brake on a 2001 Subaru Outback?

In The Subaru Legacy(Outback) Service Manual and the Chilton or Haynes Repair Manual for the Legacy & Forester 2000 thru 2006.

Subaru Outback brake caliber?

You are going to have to formulate a real question. Yes, Subaru Outbacks have brake calipers.

Why does the rear end of your 1999 Subaru Outback Legacy sound like its knocking?

i don't know if it helps, but my '99 legacy outback was making a knocking sound. turned out that the oring on the brake caliper pin had worn out, and the pin was kind of knocking around.

Where is the starter on 2000 Subaru Outback?

its on the top drivers side under the clutch master cylinder or the brake master cylinder easy to remove three bolts i believe

Where do you find the backup light switch on a 2005 Subaru Outback XT?

The 2005 Subaru backup light relay switch can be found beneath the drivers side dashboard. The backup relay switch will be above the brake pedal.

Why do your light stay on on your 2005 Subaru Outback?

Brake lights? Check brake light switch for adjustment or replacement

Why does your legacy outback keep stopping going down hills?

motor brakes? parking brake is engaged? transmission malfunction?

1998 Subaru Outback Why are the emergency brake and battery message lights on?

The alternator is overcharging due to the regulator malfunctioning. Replace the alternator.

What causes'99 subaru legacy outback shift hard from park to drive.I have to press on brake about 5 times before it goes into drive?

Shift interlock switch going bad?Check to make sure brake lights are working when it doesn't shift - could be a bad or misadjusted stop light switch - same circuit

How do you get a 1994 Subaru legacy wagon out of park?

push foot down on brake pedal, hold in button on gear shifter and pull down

2000 subaru outback idiot lights for brake and battery went on in transit then went out what does this mean?

That means the alternator needs to be replaced. You probably found this out by now.

What are the effects of driving a 2003 Subaru Outback with the parking brake on?

It makes the car go slower, uses more gas, and overheats the brakes. I don't recommend it.

How to change brake fluid on a Subaru legacy 1995?

Get a turkey baster to syphon brake fluid out of master cylinder resevoir Re-fill master cylinder with new brake fluid Bleed brakes Longest line to shortest

Can you tow a pop up camper with your Subaru Outback 2012?

Sure. You will need a hitch installed on your Outback and a wiring harness installed to power the brake and running lights on the camper. Take a look in your owner's manual for the maximum trailer and tongue weight. --Ken

How do you change the brake pads on a 2002 legacy outback?

I don't know , but you should go to Autozone and buy a car repair manual. They more than likely will have your Make and model'sbook for $15.00

Why does brake light stay on with a Subaru 2004 Outback?

there is a sensor behind the brake pedal that is probably no good, im sure its a dealer only part, check a junk yard before you get soaked Also check to make sure your emergency brake is all the way off And check your brake fluid is filled up,

How do you take the Brake Rotor off a 2004 Subaru Outback?

Remove the wheels Remove the caliper mounting bolts Slide caliper off rotor Rotor should slide of center hub

How do you change brake pads on 2006 Subaru Outback?

Changing Subaru brake pads is a relatively simple job but you can mess it up, possibly causing disastrous results. All disc brakes on newer vehicles like yours are basically the same. You have done one you have done them all. Since you are asking in this forum, I would recommend that you do not try it unless you have someone with you who is experienced in changing disc brake pads and understands what is needed.

Subaru Legacy possible to inspect rear brake drum shoe wear on Legacy 2000?

Subaru brake inspectionMost Japanese vehicle drums are not secured unlike American vehicles.Remove wheel there are 2 holes with threads on front of drum you have to put bolts in these and going back and forth tightening each one half turn at a time until drum is pulled.Often the bolts are already there but are holing the drum on you have to remeve them and put them in the threaded holes in hub

Why doesn't your 1996 Subaru Legacy automatic-transmission shift out of Park and have already tried depressing brake pedal and releasing the shift lock under shift plate?

Try your brake lights. There is a sensor under the brake pedal that will go off if you don't have any. This should be an easy fix.

How do you remove the rear brake rotors on a 2002 Subaru Outback Wagon It's rusted on there.?

there should be two threaded holes visible on the rotor hat . You can thread bolt into the holes with a ratchet to push the rotor off the hub

Where is fuel filter on 2004 Subaru legacy?

The fuel filter is found inside of the fuel tank. It's hard to reach it. On earlier subarus, the fuel filter was found in front of the brake master cylinder.

How do you get the calipers off the brakes to change the brake pads on a 1996 Subaru Legacy Outback?

You take off the two bolts at the front and rear of the calipers and lift the the caliper up off of the disk. You might have to push the pistons back in a little in order to fit the new pads and get the caliper back on. Use a torque wrench and manual to ensure the right torque on those bolts when re-installing.

Still have questions?

Trending Questions
Do potatoes have genders? Asked By Wiki User
How many 20 go into 200? Asked By Wiki User
Unanswered Questions
Does arsenio hall have ms? Asked By Wiki User