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

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

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

Removing and installing brake pads, FS III front brake

Piston resetting appliance -T10145-
Lithium grease -G 052150 A2-
Removing
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.
–  Remove cover caps.
 

Removing and installing brake pads, FS III front brake

–  Unscrew and remove both guide pins -arrows- from brake caliper.
–  Remove brake caliper and secure with wire so that weight of brake caliper does not strain or damage brake hose.
–  Take brake pads out of brake caliper.
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 contact surfaces for brake pads on brake carrier, and remove corrosion.
–  Clean brake caliper.
  Note
Use only methylated spirits for cleaning the brake caliper housing.
Installing
Before pressing pistons back, draw off some brake fluid from reservoir with a bleeder bottle. Otherwise, particularly if reservoir has been topped up, fluid will overflow and cause damage.
–  Lightly grease guide surface on brake carrier with lithium grease -G 052150 A2-.
 

Removing and installing brake pads, FS III front brake

–  Press piston back.
–  Insert brake pads into brake caliper and piston.
 

Removing and installing brake pads, FS III front brake

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

Removing and installing brake pads, FS III front brake

–  Install brake caliper with brake pads on wheel bearing housing.
–  First position brake caliper at bottom -arrow- of brake carrier.
Brake caliper stud must be positioned behind brake carrier guide!
–  Bolt brake caliper to brake carrier with both guide pins.
–  Fit both cover caps.
–  Fit wheels.
  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.
Specified torques
→ Chapter „Assembly overview - FS III front brake“
Wheel bolts → Running gear, axles, steering; Rep. gr.44.
 

Removing and installing brake pads, FS III front brake

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

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