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This is a discussion on Replacing rear rotors and pads within the Suspension & Wheels forums, part of the Tech & Modifying & General Repairs category; Wrx 2010 Sedan Removed the calipers, but the rotors wont budge. Tried the hammer, failed. Is the 8mm bolt solution ...

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    Replacing rear rotors and pads

    Wrx 2010 Sedan

    Removed the calipers, but the rotors wont budge.

    Tried the hammer, failed.

    Is the 8mm bolt solution the best one?

    Do I need to loosen the emergency brake in order to remove the old rotors?

    Also, is it recommended to remove the slide pins and put some lithium grease on them? or is it not needed on a 3 years old car?

    Thanks in advance for your help.

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    The hand brake uses the inner surface of the back side of the rotors as a "drum." Unless this has changed you will need to disengage the hand brake.
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    is it easy to adjust after ?

    ill try to find some vids on yt about how to loosen the cable and readjust

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    You mean if it's easy to adjust the hand brake after replacing the rotors? On my model, yes; you can sometimes get away with simply pulling the lever repeatedly. If that is insufficient there are two additional adjustments; one is a lock nut on the cable lever inside the console and the other, which you should be able to see if you are working around the rear brakes, is a toothed gear arrangement accessible by using a flat screwdriver though a rubber grommet from the back side of each rotor. Use the flat part of the screwdriver to adjust the cogs or teeth on the wheel so that each lining for the hand brake does not drag on the "drum" surface formed by the inner rear portion of each rotor.

    I suspect this is easier to see than it is to explain.
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    i do understand, well explained.

    thanks for your time.

    ill get sum 8mm bolts and sum grease and attack this tomorrow. ill let you know how it turns out!

    oh and yea the handbrake wasnt on when i last tried to remove the rotors

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    Hm, I wish it were on so that it would now simply slip off etc. hope the bolts help. Good luck.
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    the new rotors and pads are installed.

    now,i need some help to properly adjust my hand brake..

    atm the lever pulls way too high and it barely is enough to hold the car still..

    anyone can explain a proper method to make sure the seats arent too tight when the lever is down while being close enough to maaintain proper e brake?

    http://www.scoobymods.com/attachment...2&d=1077030745

    it says to turn the starwheel CCW until there is minimal drag....what does minimal drag mean exactly?

    should i also adjust under the console?

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    i made it!

    wooo

    job well done # 4

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    OK good to hear. For the record my intepretation of "minimal" drag is just a hint of drag, maybe even less, and not even every revolution of the wheel, if that makes any sense. Just shy of actual palpable drag. You may not have to adjust from the top depending on how your cable was set up previously.
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    now i need to find a good bedding method for my posiquiet pads...

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    Is bedding in really necessary for rear brakes? seems like id burn the front before getting some pad transfered on my rear rotors..

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    Quote Originally Posted by Big_Ben View Post
    Is bedding in really necessary for rear brakes? seems like id burn the front before getting some pad transfered on my rear rotors..
    Meh. You won't need to immediately - especially just for rears. In my experience, the posiquiets actually need a decent bed in. Luckily, they have a pretty low heat range, so it's easy to get them up to temp and get them bedded. Other brake pads that can double over as a track pad can be a huge pain to get up to temp while safely driving on public roads.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Heide264 View Post
    Meh. You won't need to immediately - especially just for rears. In my experience, the posiquiets actually need a decent bed in. Luckily, they have a pretty low heat range, so it's easy to get them up to temp and get them bedded. Other brake pads that can double over as a track pad can be a huge pain to get up to temp while safely driving on public roads.
    I dont wanna burn the fronts tho...(they still had decent life on em so i only replaced the rear rotors and pads)

    for a DD maybe only driving them normally (city / highway traffic) could to the trick?

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