Porsche 944 e-brake shoe retaining springs Ok. So how many times did you forgot to release your emergency brake lever? Once? Twice? Over 5 or more times? Now you have some unpleasant noise coming from your rear axle, especially on turns. Everyone tells you "you need new CV joints". In many cases you should check the above springs first before spending a little "fortune" on new CV joints. These springs are what holds emergency brake pads to your axle. The springs designed to brake in half when you drive away without releasing e-brake. Two for each side. Once broken your entire shoe assembly simply falls off inside the rear rotor's brake chamber. Replacement job It is very simple to replace them. On the scale of difficulty from 1 to 10 this job is 4. You need to jack up rear end and remove rear tires. Release your e-brake. Remove brake caliper by removing two rear hex-head bolts. Without disconnecting brake lines, prop caliper on the ground using large brick or a wood log so the brake lines still attached to the axle are not under tension or stretched. Remove large tapered Philips-head screws holding rotor in place. Use rubber hummer to remove rotor. Now you can examine your E-brakes and replaced displaced springs. If your springs are broken, they will immediately fall out as you remove the rear rotor. You need 2 for each side. We know some forgetful people who use 8 of these per year.
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