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Volkswagen Golf Service & Repair Manual: Removing and installing brake pads, front brakes PC57 and C60

Volkswagen Golf Service & Repair Manual / Brake system / Brake, brake mechanics / Front brakes / 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 pads, front brakes PC57 and C60

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 front 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 PC57 and C60

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

Removing and installing brake pads, front brakes PC57 and C60

–  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:
Health hazard due to poisonous dust coming out of brake system.Risk of irreversibly deposited dust particles in the lungs. Risk of respiratory health problems.Never blow out the brake system with compressed air.
–  Thoroughly clean brake carrier and contact surfaces for brake pads and remove corrosion.
–  Clean brake caliper.
  Note
Use only methylated spirits for cleaning the brake caliper housing.
Installing
Install in reverse order of removal, observing the following:
  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 PC57 and C60

–  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 PC57 and C60

–  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 PC57 and C60

–  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 PC57 and C60“
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.
 

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