How To: Replace the Brakes on a Porsche 944 S2

Replace the Brakes on a Porsche 944 S2

This article will show you to replace the brakes of your Porsche 944 S2 vehicle. First watch the video below. The video has a German soundtrack, but English subtitles are added to YouTube. If you don't see them by default, just press the "CC" button below the video in the controls.

Video showing all needed steps how to replace the brakes

The following gives you a step by step description, which will help guide you when doing the job.

Step 1 Front Axis

1. Loosen the wheel nuts
2. Jack the front axis
3. Remove the wheel
4. Remove the holder of the warning contacts
5. Open the expanding spring
6. Remove the warning contacts with small pliers from the pads
7. Press the pistons a little back
8. Separate the damping plates from the pads
9. Reset the pistons
10. Remove the pads

If you replace only the pads, continue with step 20

11. Loosen the caliper bolts
12. Remove the holder of the brake hose
13. Remove the caliper and hang it with a wire to the strut
14. Loosen the small bolts of the rotor
15. Remove the rotor
16. Clean everything and coat the hub with high temperature ceramic grease
17. Clean the new rotors with brake cleaner
18. Center the rotor with the wheel nuts and fasten the 2 small bolts
19. Mount the caliper and fasten the bolts with 85 Nm

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20. Remove the damping plates
21. Clean the caliper
22. Coat the spring plates with ceramic grease
23. Mount the new damping plates and remove the protective foil
24. Insert the new pads
25. Put the brake hose back to its holder
26. Plug in the new waning contacts
27. Put back the spanner spring
28. Mount the holder of the warning contacts
29. Mount the wheel
30. Remove the jacks
31. Fasten the wheel nuts with 130 Nm

Step 2 Rear Axis

32. Loosen the wheel nuts
33. Jack the rear axis
34. Remove the wheel
35. Remove the holder of the warning contacts
36. Open the expanding spring
37. Remove the warning contacts with small pliers from the pads
38. Press the pistons a little back
39. Separate the damping plates from the pads
40. Remove the pads
41. Reset the pistons completely

If you replace only the pads, continue with step 66 

42. Loosen the caliper bolts
43. Loosen the brake line as much as possible
44. Dismount the holder of the warning cable connector
45. Dismount the caliper and hang it up
46. Loosen the adjuster screw of the parking brake completely
      For this, turn downwards on the left side and upwards on the right side
47. Loosen the small bolts on the rotor
48. Remove the rotor
49. Clean the hub and coat it with high temperature ceramic grease

If you don't replace the braking shoes, continue with step 59

50. Remove springs
51. Remove slack control
52. Remove brake shoes
53. Assemble spreader leaver
54. Mount long lower return spring on shoes
55. Move in shoes and insert in spreader lever
56. Connect upper return spring
57. Pull brake shoes apart and insert slack control
58. Center parking brake and mount springs

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59. Coat slack control, shaft on spreader lever and sliding surfaces of brake shoes with grease
60. Check everything again
61. Clean the caliper
62. Clean the new rotor with brake cleaner and mount it on the hub
63. Center the rotor with the wheel nuts and fasten the countersunk bolts
64. Mount the caliper and fasten the bolts with 85 Nm
65. Fix the brake line

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66. Mount the damping plates and remove the protective foil
67. Insert the new brake pads
68. Plug in the new waning contacts
69. Mount back the holder of the warning contacts connector
70. Put back the spanner spring
71. Mount the holder of the warning contacts to the spanner spring

Step 3 Adjusting the Parking Brake

72. On the left side turn the adjusting screw upwards until the end
      On the right side turn it downwards till the end
73. Release the adjusting screws now up to the point that the rotors start to be free
74. Release the adjusting screws by one notch more
75. Lift the brake lever now on the second position. The brakes should be still free
76. Lift the lever on third position. The brake should be locked
77. Lift the lever on fourth position. The brakes must lock the rotor completely
78. If this is not the case, correct it with the adjusting screw
79. Mount the wheel
80. Remove the jacks
81. Fasten the wheel nuts with 130 Nm

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