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How to Replace Emergency Brakes on Subaru Outback


The original purpose of emergency brakes was to stop your vehicle in an emergency. Fortunately, the brakes on a Subaru Outback rarely fail, and the emergency brakes are most commonly used to keep the vehicle from moving while parked. The most likely type of failure for emergency brakes is when the brake cable rusts and seizes after it’s not used for a long time.

Tools Used: Tools, Brake grease, Emergency brakes kit, Mechanic’s wire, Pliers, Socket wrench set

Replace Emergency Brakes

Determine which type of emergency brakes your Subaru Outback will need. Emergency brakes typically function by activating the regular braking system on the driving wheels. The emergency brakes for the Subaru Outback use the disc brakes on the rear wheels.