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February 27, 2016, 09:06 PM #0

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Hey just see if anyone can answer some of my questions. I was reading the manual and it says if you can feel some grinding when you brake I should get them checked. But I think I feel it only once in awhile. Should I take it in to the shop? Also if I change pads do I also have to change the calipers?

(Note : as my question shows I'm not very mechanicly incline lol)

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    February 27, 2016, 10:39 PM #1

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    depends on the grinding noise. Worn our pads will screech when constant pressure is applied. Sometimes grinding means there is dirt between the pad and the rotor and would go away eventually. If you think there might be an issue I would suggest taking it to Jim Pattison Subaru and having one of the techs check it out.

    My 2014 STI makes grinding noises in the winter when the rotors are rusted up or after dirt gets in them but goes away after a couple of hard brakes.

    No, calipers do not need to be replaced but it is good practice to replace rotors (or resurface to original ones) at the same time as pads so that you have a clean and even mating surface. 
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      February 28, 2016, 08:46 AM #2

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      Thanks for the info, I gave it a couple heavy applications and it seems to be gone. I'm planning to hose the brakes down this week as well to clean all the crap out.

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        Originally posted by Tonyj204
        Thanks for the info, I gave it a couple heavy applications and it seems to be gone. I'm planning to hose the brakes down this week as well to clean all the crap out.

        Good idea would be to pull the pads off in the spring and give a quick wipe down and blow some air through the calipers to get rid of all the brake dust. You can check pad life while you're at it.

        Very easy to do with brembos.
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          Originally posted by Igor
          Good idea would be to pull the pads off in the spring and give a quick wipe down and blow some air through the calipers to get rid of all the brake dust. You can check pad life while you're at it.

          Very easy to do with brembos.

          Pins in the STi Brembo's don't seize?

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            Originally posted by cluelessk

            Pins in the STi Brembo's don't seize?

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            Not if you anti-seize them :)
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              March 02, 2016, 01:23 PM #6

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              Originally posted by Igor
              blow some air through the calipers to get rid of all the brake dust.

              Don't do this, airborne brake dust is a bad idea. Soak it down with brake cleaner instead.
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                Thanks for the tips guys.

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