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Volkswagen Golf Service & Repair Manual: Removing and installing brake pads, front brakes

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

Removing and installing brake pads, front brakes

Piston resetting appliance -T 10145-
Removing
  Note
Mark brake pads/linings when removing if they are to be reused. Fit in same position when installing, or braking will be uneven.
 
–  Remove wheels.
–  Disconnect connector for brake pad wear indicator.
The brake pad wear indicator is installed on front right.
 

Removing and installing brake pads, front brakes

–  Unscrew both securing bolts from brake caliper, counterholding on guide pin.
 

Removing and installing brake pads, front brakes

–  Remove brake caliper -1- and secure with wire so that weight of brake caliper does not strain or damage brake hose.
–  Remove brake pads -2 and 3- from brake carrier -4-.
Cleaning:
Do not blow out brake system with compressed air; the resulting dust constitutes a health hazard!
–  Thoroughly clean contact surfaces for brake pads on brake carrier and remove any corrosion.
–  Clean brake caliper.
  Note
Use only methylated spirits for cleaning the brake caliper housing.
Installing
  Note
Before pressing piston back into cylinder with piston resetting tool, draw off brake fluid from brake fluid reservoir. Otherwise, particularly if reservoir has been topped up, fluid will overflow and cause damage.
 

Removing and installing brake pads, front brakes

–  Press piston back.
–  Apply a thin coat of lithium grease G 052150 A2 to brake pad guide surfaces on brake carrier.
 

Removing and installing brake pads, front brakes

–  Place brake pads -1- together with retaining springs -2- in recess of brake carrier -3-.
  Note
After fitting brake pads, check that all retaining springs -2- are properly seated -arrow-.
–  Carefully place brake caliper on brake carrier.
 

Removing and installing brake pads, front brakes

–  Secure brake caliper to brake carrier with new self-locking bolts, counterholding on guide pin.
–  Connect brake pad wear indicator connector.
–  Fit wheels.
Specified torques
→ Chapter „Assembly overview - front brakes“
Wheel bolts → Running gear, axles, steering; Rep. gr.44.
  Note
After every brake pad change, depress brake pedal firmly several times with vehicle stationary, so that brake pads are properly seated in their normal operating position.
Check brake fluid level after changing brake pads.
 

Removing and installing brake pads, front brakes

Assembly overview - front brakes
  Note After every brake pad change, depress brake pedal firmly several times with vehicle stationary, so that brake pads are properly seated in th ...

Removing and installing brake caliper
Special tools and workshop equipment required     Torque wrench -V.A.G 1331-   ...

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