2005 WRX (not STI) rear rotor replacement
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This is a discussion on 2005 WRX (not STI) rear rotor replacement within the General Maintenance, Troubleshooting & Accidents. forums, part of the Tech & Modifying & General Repairs category; Just finished replacing my rear rotor and pads on my 05 Subaru WRX and wanted to share some pics since ...

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    2005 WRX (not STI) rear rotor replacement

    Just finished replacing my rear rotor and pads on my 05 Subaru WRX and wanted to share some pics since I could only find the STI pics online.

    Procedure.

    1. loosen lug nuts, jack up car, put on jack stand, remove tire

    2. remove two bolts holding on the caliper (spray with PB blaster and wait a couple minutes) and remove caliper, hang with wire or hold up with extra jack stand or box to not put any weight on the brake line. Click image for larger version. 

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    3. Remove brake pads (they pull straight off)

    4. remove two bolts holding the caliper bracket (spray with PB blaster and wait a couple minutes) (if you're having trouble getting these off apply more PB Blaster and wait longer) You can also apply anti-seize when putting them back in.

    5. Pull the caliper bracket off. Click image for larger version. 

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    6. Remove rotor by pulling straight off. Mine was seized on pretty good. You might get away with hitting with a hammer, I had to use two 8mm bolts and screw in allowing the rotor to be pushed off. Once it broke free, it pulled off easily. Click image for larger version. 

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    7. Clean parts and reassemble.Click image for larger version. 

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    that rotor does look decent for a new rotor but did you by chance take them to a shop and have them do a slow turn? I always recommend that on new rotors.. They are usually always slightly warped


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    Nice little tutorial

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    Quote Originally Posted by T0rque View Post
    that rotor does look decent for a new rotor but did you by chance take them to a shop and have them do a slow turn? I always recommend that on new rotors.. They are usually always slightly warped
    I didn't know about that. They feel pretty good.

    I should have added a couple steps.

    • The six-point sockets work better on the seized (metric) bolts.
    • Add anti-seize to evey bolt before you put it back in.
    • use caliper grease on the outer prongs of the pads that hold it in place. They slide a little and this prevents squeaking.
    • add the CRC 05016 red goop disc quiet out of the plastic tube to the back of the pads and caliper piston edges

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