When to replace the Brake Drum on your VW POLO
Recommended replacement interval for the part category Brake Drum : 100000 km
Important!
This replacement procedure can be used for:
VW POLO (6N2) 1.9 SDI, VW POLO (6N2) 1.4, VW POLO (6N2) 1.4, VW POLO (6N2) 1.9 D, VW POLO (6N2) 1.7 SDI, VW POLO (6N2) 1.4 16V, VW POLO (6N2) 1.0, VW POLO (6N2) 1.4 TDI, VW POLO (6N2) 1.6 16V GTI, VW POLO (6N2) 1.4 16V View more

The steps may slightly vary depending on the car design.

This video shows the replacement procedure of a similar car part on another vehicle

Tools
Replacement: brake drum – VW POLO (6N2). List of the tools you'll need:
Wire brush
All-purpose cleaning spray
Multipurpose grease
Copper grease
Torque wrench
Combination spanner #10
Drive socket # 24
Wheel impact socket #17
Ratchet wrench
Hammer
Crow bar
Wheel chock
AUTODOC recommends:
  • Replace the brake drums on VW POLO (6N2) in pair for the rear axle. Disregarding the parts state. It ensures even braking.
  • The replacement procedure is identical for the right and left brake drums on the same axle.
  • When replacing the brake drums, be sure to also change the brake shoes.
  • Please note: all work on the car – VW POLO (6N2) – should be done with the engine switched off.
Carry out replacement in the following order:
  1. Step 1
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    Engage the parking brake lever.
  2. Step 2
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    Loosen the parking brake cable. Use a combination spanner #10.
  3. Step 3
    Secure the wheels with chocks.
    Step 4
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    Loosen the wheel mounting bolts. Use wheel impact socket #17.
  4. Step 5
    Raise the rear of the car and secure on supports.
    Step 6
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    Unscrew the wheel bolts.
    AUTODOC recommends:
    Important! Hold the wheel while unscrewing the fastening bolts. VW POLO (6N2)
  5. Step 7
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    Remove the wheel.
  6. Step 8
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    Clean the brake drum. Use a wire brush. Use all-purpose cleaning spray.
  7. Step 9
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    Remove the wheel hub nut cap. Use a crowbar. Use a hammer.
  8. Step 10
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    Remove the cotter pin securing the hub nut. Use a crowbar. Use a hammer.
  9. Step 11
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    Unscrew the hub nut. Use a drive socket #24. Use a ratchet wrench.
  10. Step 12
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    Remove the brake drum assembled with the wheel hub bearing.
  11. Step 13
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    Clean the hub bearing mounting seat. Use all-purpose cleaning spray.
  12. Step 14
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    Treat the wheel hub in the area where it contacts the brake drum. Use a multipurpose grease.
  13. Step 15
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    Install the new brake drum assembled with the wheel hub bearing.
  14. Step 16
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    Install the wheel.
    AUTODOC recommends:
    Important! Hold the wheel while screwing in the fastening bolts. VW POLO (6N2)
  15. Step 17
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    Screw in the wheel bolts. Use wheel impact socket #17.
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