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My brake wear light came on, I replaced all the pads even though they didn't look bad only to find on my last one to replace (left front) one of the wires to the sensor was broke. Now I have all new pads and my light is still on, it there a way to bypass that warning? 

 

 

996 front brake pads

Replacing front pads, I found the new Textar pads look different than the old pads. Weights on the new ones are in a different place than the old ones and I can't get them into the slots. Ordered them from 4 different suppliers (thinking each one had sent the wrong pads) using my VIN but they were all the same. Am I missing something? Did Porsche modify the calipers when they improved the pads? Clueless!

recommended brake pads for 996 C4S - mainly street only but possibly track days too

What are the recommended value performance brake pads for a 996 C4S that is mainly street driven but may be used for future track days?

New squeaky brakes part 2

 

 

Dear Joel: Thanks for your response.  I dug up my receipt.  Here are the part numbers for the brakes, pads and rotors. I trust they are the right ones as I trust my repairshop.  So did they forget to do something.  The issue is only in reverse and anytime it is cold outside and the car has been sitting.  First thing in AM or end of day returning from work. Let me know what I should ask my repair shop to double check.  Thanks Joel.  Yours, Tod

Parts used on brake job:

Front Brake Pad Set 738-01

Rear Brake Pad Set 917-03

New Squeaky Brakes?

I'm having a recurring issue with my brakes squeaking mostly when it is cold in the morning when going in reverse and braking.  I replaced recently had my brakes and rotors replaced with carbon brakes.  The issue hasn't gone away after several months.  Any ideas what to do?

Flushing brakes with PSM

I purchase a Motive power flusher to flush my brakes.  When reviewing the procedure in the Bentley manual they mentioned you need a Porsche scan tool if your car has a PSM. Mine is '02 c 4s and has a PSM.  Is the Porsche scan tool required or is ther a work around?

Thanks

Vince

PSM AND BRAKING

UNDER VERY HARD BRAKING, WITH PSM OFF, WHEN I TRY TO BLIP THROTTLE FOR HEEL AND TOE DOWNSHIFT, THERE IS NO RESPONSE TO THROTTLE INPUT. IS THIS PSM COMING ON AND NOT ALLOWING THROTTLE INPUT WHILE BRAKING HARD?
 

1999 996 Brake/Rotor Recommendations - Carbon?

What kind of brakes do you recommend?  When do rotors need to be changed or resurfaced?  What are the pros and cons of carbon brakes?

Replacement Brake Pads/Rotors Suggestion

Model: 911 Cab, Year:2003, Mileage:58,000, Type of use:Street use only
I have a new to me 2003 911 Cab wth 58k miles. I need to replace the rotors and pads. I'm looking for suggestions on brands of pads and rotors for general to hard use, but very little track use if any. I'm a DIYer, so I'm also looking for direction towards DIY instructions. Any suggestions would be appreciated and thanks in advanced.

hard pedal little baking follow up 2

Model: 993 C4, Year:1995, Mileage:108000, Type of use:Street use only
Good advice I am sure but my car is maintained according to the book, nothing lasts forever. I hope others heed your warning.

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