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Volkswagen Golf Service & Repair Manual: Removing and installing brake caliper, FS III front brake

Volkswagen Golf Service & Repair Manual / Brake system / Brake, brake mechanics / Front brakes / Removing and installing brake caliper, FS III front brake

Special tools and workshop equipment required
   
Torque wrench -V.A.G 1331-
 

Removing and installing brake caliper, FS III front brake

Brake pedal actuator -V.A.G 1869/2-
Removing
  Note
This procedure applies only to exchanging or the following repair work on the brake caliper.
–  Remove wheels.
–  Connect bleed bottle bleed hose -1- to bleed valve of brake caliper.
–  Open bleeder valve.
–  Apply brake pedal depressor -V.A.G 1869/2-.
–  Close bleeder valve and remove bleeder bottle.
–  Unscrew brake hose.
–  Pull both cover caps out of brake caliper bearing bushes.
–  Loosen both guide pins and remove from brake caliper.
–  Pull brake caliper from brake support plate.
–  Take brake pads out of brake caliper.
Installing
Piston is pressed back.
–  Insert brake pads into brake caliper and piston.
 

Removing and installing brake caliper, FS III front brake

–  Insert brake pad with “piston side” written on backing plate into brake piston.
 

Removing and installing brake caliper, FS III front brake

–  Install brake caliper with brake pads on wheel bearing housing.
 

Removing and installing brake caliper, FS III front brake

–  First position brake caliper with brake pads at bottom -arrow- of brake carrier.
–  Bolt brake caliper to brake carrier with both guide pins.
Brake caliper stud must be positioned behind brake carrier guide!
–  Fit both cover caps.
–  Bolt brake hose to brake caliper.
–  Remove brake pedal actuator -V.A.G 1869/2-.
–  Bleed brake system → Chapter.
–  Fit wheels.
  Note
Firmly depress brake pedal several times with vehicle stationary so that the brake pads are properly seated in their normal operating position.
Check brake fluid level.
Specified torques
→ Chapter „Assembly overview - FS III front brake“
Wheel bolts → Running gear, axles, steering; Rep. gr.44.
 

Removing and installing brake caliper, FS III front brake

Removing and installing brake pads, front brakes PC57 and C60
Special tools and workshop equipment required     Torque wrench -V.A.G 1331-   ...

Removing and installing brake caliper, front brakes PC57 and C60
Special tools and workshop equipment required     Torque wrench -V.A.G 1331-   ...

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