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ABS Sensor
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    How to change rear ABS sensor on BMW X3 E83 [TUTORIAL AUTODOC]
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    How to change front ABS sensor on BMW 1 Series E82 [TUTORIAL AUTODOC]
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    How to change front ABS sensor on VW GOLF 4 [TUTORIAL AUTODOC]
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    How to change rear ABS sensor on VW GOLF 4 [TUTORIAL AUTODOC]
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    How to change front ABS sensor on BMW E39 Touring [TUTORIAL AUTODOC]
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    How to change rear ABS sensor on AUDI A4 B5 Saloon [TUTORIAL AUTODOC]
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    How to change front ABS sensor on AUDI A4 B5 Saloon [TUTORIAL AUTODOC]
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    How to change front ABS sensor on BMW X3 E83 [TUTORIAL AUTODOC]
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Brake Caliper Bracket
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    How to change a brake caliper bracket on MERCEDES-BENZ 190 W201 [TUTORIAL AUTODOC]
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    How to change rear silencer bracket on MERCEDES-BENZ M W163 [TUTORIAL]
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Brake Caliper Repair Kit
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    How to change rear brake caliper on AUDI A3 2 (8PA) [TUTORIAL AUTODOC]
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    How to change front brake caliper on AUDI A3 2 (8PA) [TUTORIAL AUTODOC]
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    How to change front brake caliper on OCTAVIA (1Z5) [TUTORIAL AUTODOC]
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    How to change front brake caliper on AUDI A6 C5 Avant [TUTORIAL AUTODOC]
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    How to change front brake caliper on VW T5 TRANSPORTER Van [TUTORIAL AUTODOC]
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    How to change rear brake caliper on AUDI A4 B5 Saloon [TUTORIAL AUTODOC]
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    How to change rear brake caliper on VW T5 TRANSPORTER Van [TUTORIAL AUTODOC]
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    How to change rear brake caliper on AUDI A6 C5 Avant [TUTORIAL AUTODOC]
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Brake Calipers
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    How to change rear brake caliper on VW GOLF 5 (1K1) [TUTORIAL AUTODOC]
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    How to change front brake caliper on MERCEDES-BENZ С W203 [TUTORIAL AUTODOC]
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    How to change rear brake caliper on AUDI A3 1 (8L1) [TUTORIAL AUTODOC]
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    How to change rear brake caliper on VW CADDY 3 (2KB) [TUTORIAL AUTODOC]
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    How to change front brake caliper on VW CADDY 3 (2KB) [TUTORIAL AUTODOC]
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    How to change rear brake caliper on MERCEDES-BENZ С W203 [TUTORIAL AUTODOC]
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    How to change rear brake caliper on VW GOLF 4 (1J1) [TUTORIAL AUTODOC]
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    How to change front brake caliper on VW GOLF 5 (1K1) [TUTORIAL AUTODOC]
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Brake Discs
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    How to change rear brake discs / rear brake rotors on MINI COOPER 1 (R50, R53) [TUTORIAL AUTODOC]
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    How to change front brake discs / front brake rotors on VW GOLF 6 (5K1) [TUTORIAL AUTODOC]
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    How to change rear brake discs / rear brake rotors on VW GOLF 6 (5K1) [TUTORIAL AUTODOC]
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    How to change rear brake discs / rear brake rotors on RENAULT MEGANE 2 (LM) [TUTORIAL AUTODOC]
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    How to change front brake discs / front brake rotors on VW GOLF 4 (1J1) [TUTORIAL AUTODOC]
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    How to change rear brake discs on FIAT 500 (312) [TUTORIAL AUTODOC]
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    How to change rear brake discs / rear brake rotors on BMW X5 (E53) [TUTORIAL AUTODOC]
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    How to change rear brake discs / rear brake rotors on OPEL ZAFIRA-B 2 (A05) [TUTORIAL AUTODOC]
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Brake Drum
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    How to change rear brake drum on VW GOLF 2 [TUTORIAL AUTODOC]
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    How to change rear brake drum on VOLKSWAGEN GOLF 3 (1H1) [TUTORIAL AUTODOC]
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    How to change rear brake drum on FIAT PANDA (169) [TUTORIAL AUTODOC]
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    How to change rear brake drum and brake pads FIAT PUNTO TUTORIAL | AUTODOC
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    How to change rear brake drum and brake pads VW LUPO TUTORIAL | AUTODOC
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    How to change rear brake drums and rear brake shoes on TOYOTA YARIS XP10 TUTORIAL | AUTODOC
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    How to change rear brake drum and wheel bearing NISSAN MICRA 3 TUTORIAL | AUTODOC
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    How to change Rear brake drums and rear brake pads on HONDA CIVIC 6 TUTORIAL | AUTODOC
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Brake Hose
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    How to change brake hose on BMW 3 (E46) [TUTORIAL AUTODOC]
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    How to change brake hose on OPEL ASTRA-G CC 1 (F48_,F08_) [TUTORIAL AUTODOC]
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    How to change brake hose on MERCEDES-BENZ A160 1 (W168) [TUTORIAL AUTODOC]
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    How to change brake hose on SKODA FABIA 1 (6Y5) [TUTORIAL AUTODOC]
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    How to change brake hose on VW TRANSPORTER 4 (T4) [TUTORIAL AUTODOC]
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    How to change brake hose on BMW 3 (E46) [TUTORIAL AUTODOC]
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    How to change front brake hose on VW GOLF 4 [TUTORIAL AUTODOC]
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    How to change front brake hose on VW GOLF 2 [TUTORIAL AUTODOC]
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Brake Pad Wear Sensor
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    How to change front brake pad wear sensor on BMW 1 Series E82 [TUTORIAL AUTODOC]
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    How to change rear brake pad wear sensor on BMW 1 Series E82 [TUTORIAL AUTODOC]
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    How to change brake pad wear sensor on MERCEDES-BENZ (W211) E-Class [TUTORIAL AUTODOC]
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Brake Pads
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    How to change rear brake pads VW GOLF 6 (5K1) [TUTORIAL AUTODOC]
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    How to change rear brake pads MINI COOPER 1 (R50, R53) [TUTORIAL AUTODOC]
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    How to change front brake pads on TOYOTA LAND CRUISER PRADO 3 (J120) [TUTORIAL AUTODOC]
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    How to change rear brake pads on VW PASSAT B6 (3C5) [TUTORIAL AUTODOC]
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    How to change front brake pads FORD FOCUS 2 (DA) [TUTORIAL AUTODOC]
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    How to change rear brake pads / rear brake pad set on TOYOTA LAND CRUISER PRADO 3 (J120) [AUTODOC]
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    How to change front brake pads / front brake pad set on AUDI A6 (C6) [TUTORIAL AUTODOC]
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    How to change front brake pads / brake pad set on Audi A4 B8 Saloon [TUTORIAL AUTODOC]
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Brake Shoes
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    How to change rear brake shoes on VW GOLF 2 [TUTORIAL AUTODOC]
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    How to change rear brake shoes on OPEL CORSA B TUTORIAL | AUTODOC
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    How to change brake shoes on VW GOLF 3 [TUTORIAL AUTODOC]
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    How to change brake drum and brake shoes on RENAULT SYMBOL/THALIA 1 [TUTORIAL AUTODOC]
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Hand brake Cable
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    How to change hand brake cable on FORD MONDEO MK3 Saloon [TUTORIAL AUTODOC]
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    How to change brake cable on MERCEDES-BENZ M W163 TUTORIAL | AUTODOC
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    How to change brake cable on PEUGEOT 206 TUTORIAL | AUTODOC
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    How to change Brake Cable on MAZDA 2 DY TUTORIAL | AUTODOC
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Handbrake Shoes
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    How to change a handbrake shoes MERCEDES-BENZ CLS C219 TUTORIAL | AUTODOC
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    How to change handbrake shoes on MERCEDES-BENZ M W163 TUTORIAL | AUTODOC
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    How to change Handbrake Shoes MERCEDES-BENZ S W221 TUTORIAL | AUTODOC
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    How to change handbrake shoes parking BMW 7 E38 TUTORIAL | AUTODOC
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    How to change handbrake shoes parking Mercedes-Benz S W140 TUTORIAL | AUTODOC
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Wheel Cylinder
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    How to change rear brake cylinder on OPEL CORSA B TUTORIAL | AUTODOC
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    How to change rear brake cylinder VW LUPO TUTORIAL | AUTODOC
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    How to change rear brake cylinder FIAT PUNTO TUTORIAL | AUTODOC
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    How to change rear brake cylinder on MAZDA 323 TUTORIAL | AUTODOC
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    How to change a rear brake cylinder SKODA ROOMSTER 1 TUTORIAL | AUTODOC
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    How to change rear brake cylinder Mazda 626 GF TUTORIAL | AUTODOC
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    How to change wheel cylinder on RENAULT SYMBOL/THALIA 1 [TUTORIAL AUTODOC]
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Common questions about checking and repairing the brake system

What does the brake system consist of and what functions does it perform?

The brake system consists of a hydraulic actuator (brake master cylinder, pressure regulator valve, brake lines) and a brake mechanism. It can be of a drum or a disc type. The former includes a brake drum and shoes, the latter a rotating brake disc (rotor) and fixed pads mounted inside the caliper on both sides. The components of the handbrake are a lever and cables with adjustable ends. The functions of the brake system are to slow down and stop the car, as well as to immobilize it when parked.

What are the signs of a faulty brake system?

Faults in the brake system are indicated by reduced braking performance. It may be accompanied by impaired roadholding, squeaking in the wheel area​​, or brake fluid leakage. The brake system dashboard warning light goes on. The brake pedal travel increases or it becomes hard to press; you have to apply more force when braking.

How do I check the brake system?

Use a special tester to check the condition of the brake fluid in the expansion tank. It will detect whether it needs to be changed. The fluid level should be between the “min” and “max” marks. The brake pedal should not feel spongy, but should offer resistance when pressed. The brake discs and pads must not be defective or dirty. Measure their thickness and compare it with the value specified by the car manufacturer. Stop the car on a slope of about 20° and apply the handbrake. If it’s working properly, you will hear 3 or 4 clicks, and the vehicle will not roll back. The checking of electronic assistants such as ABS should be entrusted to specialists.