Saturday, 18 August 2018

Guide for VW Golf Brake Pad Fitting - How to fit pads to Passat/Touran/Jetta

VW Passat/Golf/Jetta/Touran brake pad change - fitting new brake pads guide

To change the brake pads first loosen the wheel nuts and then jack the car making sure you support it underneath with an axle stand or place the wheel underneath the car.

Ensure the axle stand is in a solid location and won't damage the floorpan - I put it under the suspension arm mounting point.

Remove the wheel bolts and take the wheel off the car.
Remove the metal clip spring holding the caliper and pads
Remove the caliper bolt plastic covers
Using a 7mm allen key undo the caliper bolts

You can then remove the caliper making sure to support it to avoid putting pressure on the brake hose
Remove the old brake pads
Using caliper rewind tool move the caliper position so it gives enough space to fit new pads.
Take cap off brake fluid reservoir and make sure you check brake reservoir level as you are winding back and remove any excess fluid.

Fit new brake pads
Fit caliper back onto the carrier and around the brake disc
Refit the 7mm bolts holding caliper to the carrier and ensure they are tightened
Refit the plastic caps on the bolts
Refit spring clip holding pads and caliper
Refit wheel to car and tighten bolts

Remove axle stand and drop car back to floor
Fully tighten wheel bolts

Ensure you check wheel bolts after 30 miles or so to make sure they are tight

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