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Volkswagen Golf Service & Repair Manual: Removing and installing brake caliper

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

Removing and installing brake caliper

Brake pedal depressor -V.A.G 1869/2-
  Note
This procedure applies only to exchanging or the following repair work on the brake caliper.
Removing
–  Remove wheels.
–  Disconnect connector for brake pad wear indicator.
 

Removing and installing brake caliper

–  Connect hose of bleeder bottle -1- to bleeder valve of brake caliper.
–  Open bleeder valve.
 

Removing and installing brake caliper

–  Apply brake pedal depressor -V.A.G 1869/2-.
–  Close bleeder valve and remove bleeder bottle.
–  Unscrew brake hose.
 

Removing and installing brake caliper

–  Unscrew both securing bolts from brake caliper, counterholding on guide pin.
–  Pull brake caliper off brake carrier.
Installing
Piston is pressed back.
The two brake pads are seated in the retaining springs on the brake carrier.
–  Carefully place brake caliper on brake carrier.
–  Secure brake caliper to brake carrier with new self-locking bolts, counterholding on guide pin.
–  Screw brake hose onto brake caliper.
–  Remove brake pedal depressor -V.A.G 1869/2-.
–  Connect brake pad wear indicator connector.
–  Bleed brake system → Chapter.
–  Fit wheels.
Specified torques
→ Chapter „Assembly overview - front brakes“
Bleed valve → Chapter „Assembly overview - front brake caliper“
Wheel bolts → Running gear, axles, steering; Rep. gr.44.
  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.
 

Removing and installing brake caliper

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