How do I change the brakes on my 2014 Subaru Forester, you ask?
How do you change the front brakes on a 2014 Subaru Forester, you ask? Well, you’ve come to the right place – I’ll show you how I changed the front pads and rotors on my Subaru. All you need is a jack, a stand, and some tools: 17mm and 14mm ratchet and open-end box wrench. (I’d also suggest some plastic gloves, unless you like having dirty fingernails and hands afterward.)
Buy yourself a good set of tools, too, as you get to see a cheap Indian wrench break while I am using it in this video! Craftsman, SnapOn, Husky – all good brands.
In retrospect, changing the brakes on my Forester was not necessary, as I did it to try and fix a strong vibration in the front end under braking. My thinking was – warped rotors. The car has 59,000 miles on it now, and I changed the pads on all four wheels about 15,000 miles ago. Turns out there is plenty of meat on the rotors and the pads were not even half-worn, plus the vibration persists, though being very much reduced. So, still looking for the cause on that shake…any ideas? Leave me a comment!