2000 Volkswagen Golf - 55097290-Volkswagen-Jetta-Golf-GTI-A4-Service-Manual-1999-2005-Excerpt.pdf

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BRAKES–MECHANICAL COMPONENTS Rear brake pads, removing and installing NOTE — If re-using brake pads, mark pad position before removing. Reinstall brake pads in their original position to prevent uneven braking.

Raise car and support with jack stands or lift. See 0 Maintenance for proper lifting procedure. WARNING — Observe all warnings and cautions associated with lifting vehicle in 0 Maintenance.

Remove rear wheels.

 Remove retaining clip (1) for parking brake cable. Press brake lever (2) downward and unhook parking brake cable (3) from lever (2). 0024688

 Remove bolts from brake caliper housing while counterholding guide pins. Remove brake caliper and hang up with wire. N46-0184

WARNING — • Do not allow caliper to hang by the brake hose. The unsupported weight can stretch and damage the hose. • Do not disconnect the brake hose from the caliper when removing brake pads.




 Remove brake pads and pad retaining springs (arrows). –

Clean brake caliper housing, especially bonding surface for brake pad. Bonding surfaces must be free of adhesive and grease residues.

Before installing new pads:


• Remove protective foil from adhesive on pad backing plate if equipped. • Extract some of the brake fluid from the brake fluid reservoir. WARNING — Brake fluid is poisonous. Never siphon brake fluid by mouth.

NOTE — • A full brake fluid reservoir may allow brake fluid to flow out and cause damage when pistons are pushed back. • Use a bleeder bottle or plastic bottle which is used only for brake fluid.

 Rear brake caliper piston must be pushed in while simul0024471

taneously being turned. Use of a dual purpose tool such as Volkswagen special tool 3272 is highly recommended. Some larger calipers will require an adapter plate 3272/1, to bridge the span of the caliper frame. NOTE — A newer version of tool 3272 has been released under the number T10165. This new tool supersedes 3272 and can be used on vehicles covered by this manual.




 Reset caliper’s automatic adjustment mechanism using N46-0171

Volkswagen special tool 3272 or equivalent by turning piston clockwise (rotational arrow) while pushing in. An open-ended 13 mm wrench can be used on flats (A) if necessary. It may also be necessary to use adapter plate 3272/1 if caliper frame is too large (see lower illustration at left).

3272 A

WARNING — • If the piston is not reset correctly, or if the brake pedal is operated with the caliper removed, the automatic adjustment mechanism will be destroyed. • Always remove some brake fluid from the reservoir before resetting and pushing the caliper piston in. When the piston is pushed in, fluid is forced up into the reservoir.



Insert brake pads and brake pad retaining springs into brake carrier.

Install brake caliper housing with new self-locking bolts.


WARNING — Always replace the self-locking caliper mounting bolts with the ones in the repair kit.

3272 N46-0157

Tightening torque • Brake caliper to brake carrier . . . . . . 35 Nm (26 ft-lb)

Connect parking brake cable to lever on caliper and install retaining clip.

Adjust parking brake if necessary, see Parking brake, adjusting given later. NOTE — Operate the foot brake first after adjusting the parking brake.


Install rear wheels and lower vehicle.

Depress brake pedal firmly several times to seat brake pads to brake disc. Check brake fluid level and add as necessary.

Repeat for the brakes on the other side of the vehicle as required.

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