Important!
This replacement procedure can be used for:
VW Golf IV Hatchback (1J1) 1.9 TDI, VW Golf IV Hatchback (1J1) 1.6, VW Golf IV Hatchback (1J1) 1.9 TDI, VW Golf IV Hatchback (1J1) 1.9 SDI, VW Golf IV Hatchback (1J1) 1.4 16V, VW Golf IV Hatchback (1J1) 1.8, VW Golf IV Hatchback (1J1) 1.8 T, VW Golf IV Hatchback (1J1) 2.3 V5, VW Golf IV Hatchback (1J1) 1.9 TDI 4motion, VW Golf IV Hatchback (1J1) 1.8 4motion, VW Golf IV Hatchback (1J1) 2.8 VR6 4motion, VW Golf IV Hatchback (1J1) 2.0, VW Golf IV Hatchback (1J1) 2.3 V5 4motion, VW Golf IV Hatchback (1J1) 1.9 TDI, VW Golf IV Hatchback (1J1) 1.6 16V, VW Golf IV Hatchback (1J1) 1.9 TDI 4motion, VW Golf IV Hatchback (1J1) 1.9 TDI, VW Golf IV Hatchback (1J1) 1.9 TDI 4motion, VW Golf IV Hatchback (1J1) 1.9 TDI, VW Golf IV Hatchback (1J1) 1.9 TDI 4motion, VW Golf IV Hatchback (1J1) 2.3 V5, VW Golf IV Hatchback (1J1) 2.3 V5 4motion, VW Golf IV Hatchback (1J1) 2.0 4motion, VW Golf IV Hatchback (1J1) 1.9 TDI, VW Golf IV Hatchback (1J1) 1.9 TDI 4motion, VW Golf IV Hatchback (1J1) 1.8 T GTI, VW Golf IV Hatchback (1J1) 1.6 FSI, VW Golf IV Hatchback (1J1) 3.2 R32 4motion, VW Golf IV Hatchback (1J1) 1.6, VW Golf IV Hatchback (1J1) 1.9 TD, VW Golf IV Hatchback (1J1) 2.0 BiFuel, VW Golf IV Hatchback (1J1) 1.6, VW Golf IV Hatchback (1J1) 2.8 VR6 View more

The steps may slightly vary depending on the car design.

How to change front ABS sensor on VW GOLF 4 [TUTORIAL AUTODOC]

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All the parts you need to replace – ABS Sensor for Golf IV Hatchback (1J1) and other VW models
Tools
Replacement: ABS sensor – VW Golf 4. Tools you might need:
Wire brush
Nylon cleaning brush
WD-40 spray
Brake cleaner
Electronic spray
Copper grease
Multipurpose grease
Torque wrench
Torx bit T30
HEX bit No.H5
HEX bit No.H7
Wheel impact socket #17
Ratchet wrench
Flat screwdriver
Pin punch
Tap wrench
Hammer
Crow bar
Wheel chock
Replacement: ABS sensor – VW Golf 4. Tip from AUTODOC:
  • All work should be done with the engine stopped.
Replacement: ABS sensor – VW Golf 4. Take the following steps:
  1. Step 1
    Secure the wheels with chocks.
    Step 2
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    Loosen the wheel mounting bolts. Use wheel impact socket #17.
  2. Step 3
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    Raise the front of the car and secure on supports.
  3. Step 4
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    Unscrew the wheel bolts.
    AUTODOC recommends:
    Warning! To avoid injury, hold the wheel while unscrewing the fastening bolts. VW Golf 4
  4. Step 5
    Changing ABS Sensor on VW Golf IV Hatchback (1J1) 1.9 TDI 2000 by yourself
    Remove the wheel.
  5. Step 6
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    Clean the ABS sensor fastener. Use a nylon cleaning brush. Use WD-40 spray.
  6. Step 7
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    Detach the ABS sensor connector. Use a flat screwdriver.
  7. Step 8
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    Clean the ABS sensor fastener. Use a wire brush. Use WD-40 spray.
  8. Step 9
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    Unscrew the ABS sensor fastener. Use HEX No.H5. Use a ratchet wrench.
  9. Step 10
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    Remove the caps from the brake caliper guide pin boots. Use a crowbar.
  10. Step 11
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    Unscrew the brake caliper fastening. Use HEX No.H7. Use a ratchet wrench. Use a tap wrench.
  11. Step 12
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    Spread the brake pads. Use a crowbar.
  12. Step 13
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    Remove the brake caliper.
    Replacement: ABS sensor – VW Golf 4. Professionals recommend:
    Tie the caliper to the suspension or to the body with a wire without disconnecting from the brake hose to prevent depressurization of the brake system.Make sure that the brake caliper is not hanging on the brake hose.Don't press the brake pedal after the brake caliper has been removed. As a result, the piston can fall out from the brake cylinder, and brake fluid leakage and depressurization of the system may occur. Check the brake caliper bracket, brake caliper guide pins and boots. Clean them. Replace, if necessary.
  13. Step 14
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    Clean the brake disc fastener. Use a wire brush. Use WD-40 spray.
  14. Step 15
    Step-by-step recommendations for DIY replacement Golf 4 2001 1.8 T ABS Sensor
    Unscrew the brake disc fastening. Use Torx T30. Use a ratchet wrench.
  15. Step 16
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    Remove the brake disc.
  16. Step 17
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    Disconnect the ABS sensor. Use a pin punch. Use a hammer. Use a crowbar.
  17. Step 18
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    Clean the ABS sensor mounting seat. Use a wire brush. Use WD-40 spray.
  18. Step 19
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    Treat the ABS sensor fastener. Use a multipurpose grease.
  19. Step 20
    Changing ABS Sensor on VW Golf IV Hatchback (1J1) 1.9 TDI 2000 by yourself
    Connect the ABS sensor.
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