Instructables - HOW TO CHECK THE BRAKE PADS

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Introduction: Instructables - HOW TO CHECK THE BRAKE PADS

About: English is not my first language. I use Google Translator and patience of friends to write Instructables. Feel free to point out style, syntax or grammatical errors. Actually I work in TECHSHOP Menlo Park C...

This is my toy car, I had a trip planned to San Francisco and thought it might be a good idea to do a brake check and make any needed repairs.

Believe it or not, I am not an experienced mechanic.  I have a garage full of tools and some experience though I find it to be a better experience using  the TechShop it do any mechanical repairs, in this case checking my brake pads.

Step 1:

I am a member, than I signed in and requested my tools from the front desk at the TechShop located in Menlo Park, CA

Step 2:

Then, I got some equipment in the Techshop garage.

Step 3:

I released the bolts of both rear wheels

Step 4:

and lifted the car

Note, I am lifting the rear of the car and you can see the gear box, that is because the Porsches 944 intend to have the perfect balance between front and back, they have the gear box in the back.  cool no? :)

Step 5:

I will now completely release the bolts

Step 6:

Remove the wheels

Step 7:

Upon inspection it seems the brakes are in good shape

No repairs needed at this time :)

For re-assembly follow that previous steps in reverse order.
Once assembled, clean the tools and equipment and
return to the Techshop garage and the front desk to sign-out.

Yep, I made it at Techshop :)

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    should be using a breaker bar for the lug nuts BTW.. ratchets are not made to put up with the torque to break loose really tight or seized bolts, they can in a pinch( just don't use any nice expensive ones!!!)

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    Cool car and nice Instructable! But your car is quite dirty XD

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    When checking you brakes, make sure to check on both sides of the caliper. Whether if this is a floating caliper or not, pads may not wear evenly. Speaking from experience, my floating caliper seized and no longer floats making one side wear down all to the metal while the other side looks branded new. Look through the hole on the side of the caliper so you can compare both pads.

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