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Diy Guide For Front Brake Pads?

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I'm headed in for the 30K service soon and am anticipating the front brake pads will need to be replaced... I've done a dozen brake jobs, but never on a 911, but I am inclined to DIY this...

I've read there are some issues with part numbers on the early 997s and will watch for that.

It's a 4S with the red calipers and I am hoping someone can point me to an online guide... I did search for 30 minutes, but I figure someone must know exactly where to look :)

Any and all suggestions are most welcome...



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Thanks Loren! It is just what I was looking for...

One question relating to seperating the old pads far enough to insert the new wider pads. In the following step: "first set back the brake pads as far as possible with the piston resetting fixture". What is location and operation of the "piston resetting fixture"?



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it sure seems simple with no need to remove the calipers from the rotor... a first for me!

On a small number of brake jobs I've done, it is as simple as you describe... just apply some good leveraged pressure against the pistons in the calipers to push them apart.

Some jobs have required the opening of the bleed valves to allow the pressure to easily escape... This makes some sense as the effort to push the fluid all the way back through the master cylinder and into the reseviour can be difficult to produce.

Other times have been a real b*tch and I've had to used a "C" clamp and open the bleed valve to get the pistons pushed back...

It seems that you are saying the 1st option to use some leverage with channel locks will be enough...??

Thanks for the help!


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