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Volkswagen Golf Service & Repair Manual: Removing and installing brake pads or linings

Volkswagen Golf Service & Repair Manual / Brake system / Brake, brake mechanics / Rear brakes / Removing and installing brake pads or linings

Removing and installing brake pads or linings

Special tools and workshop equipment required
Vehicle diagnosis, testing and information system -VAS 5051-
Tool set for brake bleeding -VAS 6564-
Insert tool with ratchet -VAS 6784-
Bit attachment (7 mm) -T10503-
Torque wrench -V.A.G 1331-
Piston resetting appliance -T10145-

 
Removing
  Note
The installation position of the brake caliper depends on the rear axle. The removal and installation procedures change only slightly, but additional tools are required.
   
Installation position of brake caliper, torsion beam axle:
1 -  Brake caliper
A -  Torsion beam axle
 

Removing and installing brake pads or linings

Installation position, multi-link suspension:
1 -  Brake caliper
B -  Multi-link suspension
Mark brake pads when removing if they are to be reused. Fit in same position when installing, or braking will be uneven.
  Note
Do not separate connectors of parking brake motors.
Electromechanical parking brake not operated.
–  Remove rear wheels.
The electromechanical parking brake pistons must be moved back using → Vehicle diagnostic tester.
  Note
Before resetting pistons, draw off brake fluid from brake fluid reservoir. Otherwise, particularly if reservoir has been topped up, fluid will overflow and cause damage.
–  Move back pistons using → Vehicle diagnostic tester.
Risk of injury due to tensioned retaining spring.The retaining spring might jump out and cause injury to eyes and skin.Make sure to firmly hold the retaining spring.
 

Removing and installing brake pads or linings

–  Use a screwdriver -A- to lever retaining spring -1- for brake pads out of brake caliper -arrow- while supporting retaining spring with the other hand.
 

Removing and installing brake pads or linings

–  Remove cover caps -arrows-.
 

Removing and installing brake pads or linings

–  Unscrew both guide pins from brake caliper using 7 mm bit -T10503- and insert tool with ratchet -VAS 6784-.
 

Removing and installing brake pads or linings

–  Remove brake caliper -1- and secure it with wire -A- so that weight of brake caliper does not strain or damage brake hose.
  Note
It is essential that the pistons are reset using → Vehicle diagnostic tester. The thrust nut in the piston is fitted on a floating bearing, so that the piston can only be pressed but not pulled back. Only the spindle with the thrust nut will be moved back.
The piston must be reset beforehand with → Vehicle diagnostic tester.
 

Removing and installing brake pads or linings

–  Press piston back fully using piston resetting appliance -T10145-.
 

Removing and installing brake pads or linings

–  Remove brake pads -2 and 3-.
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:
 

Removing and installing brake pads or linings

–  Insert inner brake pad -2- and outer brake pad -3- into brake carrier.
 

Removing and installing brake pads or linings

–  Secure brake caliper.
 

Removing and installing brake pads or linings

–  Insert cover caps -arrows-.
 

Removing and installing brake pads or linings

–  Insert brake pad retaining spring into hole in brake caliper -arrow-.
  Note
Make sure that the retaining spring is seated properly in the holes in the brake caliper.
–  Move pistons forwards using → Vehicle diagnostic tester.
–  Fit wheels.
Specified torques
→ Chapter „Assembly overview - rear brakes“
Wheel bolts → Running gear, axles, steering; Rep. gr.44.
  Note
Check brake fluid level after changing brake pads.
 

Removing and installing brake pads or linings

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