How To Change Brakes On A '84 Porsche
Learn how to change brakes on an '84 Porsche to save yourself some money. Porsche maintenance can be very expensive if you rely on the factory dealership. Performing your own brake changes can be a great way to save time and money.
Here are the supplies required to properly replace your existing brakes:
- New brake pads and rotors
- Basic tool kit
- Place the vehicle on a lift. If you do not have access to a hydraulic lift, you can also use your spare tire kit. Your spare tire kit will have a jack for raising your ’84 Porsche.
- Remove the wheel from the car. Use the socket wrench to remove the wheel from your Porsche. Once you have removed the wheel, you will have access to the brakes.
- Remove the factory brake pads. Remove the caliper assembly from the wheel hub. To remove the caliper, unscrew the bolts on the back. Support the brake caliper to prevent excess strain on the brake lines. The pads should slide right off the brake caliper.
- Remove the brake rotor. Remove the brake rotor from the hub on your ’84 Porsche. If the brake rotor does not come off easily, you may want to use a rubber mallet.
- Install the new rotor. Install the new rotor onto your wheel hub. The unit should slide onto the existing bolts.
- Install new brake pads. Install the new brake pads onto the caliper for your ’84 Porsche. Once the pads are in place, use a C clamp to physically close the brake caliper.
- Reinstall the brake caliper. Using the bolts from step 3, remount the brake caliper onto the hub of your ’84 Porsche.
- Remount your wheel. Replace your wheel, and repeat the steps for the other wheels on your '84 Porsche. Changing your brakes on your ’84 Porsche will increase safety and stopping power.