When to replace the Brake Calipers on your AUDI A6
Recommended replacement interval for the part category Brake caliper : 100000 km
Important!
This replacement procedure can be used for:
AUDI A6 Avant (4B5, C5) 2.4 quattro, AUDI A6 Avant (4B5, C5) 1.9 TDI, AUDI A6 Avant (4B5, C5) 1.8, AUDI A6 Avant (4B5, C5) 2.8 quattro, AUDI A6 Avant (4B5, C5) 1.8 T, AUDI A6 Avant (4B5, C5) 2.8, AUDI A6 Avant (4B5, C5) 1.8 T quattro, AUDI A6 Avant (4B5, C5) 2.5 TDI, AUDI A6 Avant (4B5, C5) 2.5 TDI quattro, AUDI A6 Avant (4B5, C5) 2.7 T quattro, AUDI A6 Avant (4B5, C5) 2.4, AUDI A6 Avant (4B5, C5) 1.8 T quattro, AUDI A6 Avant (4B5, C5) 4.2 quattro, AUDI A6 Avant (4B5, C5) 1.8 T, AUDI A6 Avant (4B5, C5) S6 quattro, AUDI A6 Avant (4B5, C5) 2.5 TDI, AUDI A6 Avant (4B5, C5) 2.5 TDI quattro, AUDI A6 Avant (4B5, C5) 1.9 TDI, AUDI A6 Avant (4B5, C5) 1.8, AUDI A6 Avant (4B5, C5) 2.8, AUDI A6 Avant (4B5, C5) 2.8, AUDI A6 Avant (4B5, C5) 2.4, AUDI A6 Avant (4B5, C5) 2.0, AUDI A6 Avant (4B5, C5) 2.4, AUDI A6 Avant (4B5, C5) 2.4 quattro, AUDI A6 Avant (4B5, C5) 2.5 TDI, AUDI A6 Avant (4B5, C5) 2.7 T quattro, AUDI A6 Avant (4B5, C5) 3.0, AUDI A6 Avant (4B5, C5) 3.0 quattro, AUDI A6 Avant (4B5, C5) 1.9 TDI, AUDI A6 Avant (4B5, C5) 2.4, AUDI A6 Avant (4B5, C5) 2.4 quattro, AUDI A6 Avant (4B5, C5) 2.5 TDI, AUDI A6 Avant (4B5, C5) 2.4 quattro View more

The steps may slightly vary depending on the car design.

How to change front brake caliper on AUDI A6 C5 Avant [TUTORIAL AUTODOC]

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Tools
Replacement: brake caliper – Audi A6 C5 Avant. Tools you might need:
Wire brush
Brake cleaner
Electronic spray
Copper grease
Torque wrench
Combination spanner #10
Combination spanner #11
Drive socket # 10
HEX bit No.H7
Wheel impact socket #17
Ratchet wrench
Brake hose clip
Fluid container
Brake bleeder kit
Crow bar
Wheel chock
Replacement: brake caliper – Audi A6 C5 Avant. Tip:
  • The replacement procedure is identical for the left and right brake calipers on the same axle.
  • All work should be done with the engine stopped.
Replacement: brake caliper – Audi A6 C5 Avant. Use the following procedure:
  1. Step 1
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    Open the bonnet. Unscrew the brake fluid reservoir cap.
  2. Step 2
    Secure the wheels with chocks.
    Step 3
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    Loosen the wheel mounting bolts. Use wheel impact socket #17.
  3. Step 4
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    Raise the front of the car and secure on supports.
  4. Step 5
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    Unscrew the wheel bolts.
    AUTODOC recommends:
    Warning! To avoid injury, hold the wheel while unscrewing the fastening bolts. Audi A6 C5 Avant
  5. Step 6
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    Remove the wheel.
  6. Step 7
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    Disconnect the brake pad wear sensor plug.
  7. Step 8
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    Disconnect the brake pads wear sensor. Use a crowbar.
    Please note!
    Some cars are not equipped with the brake pad wear sensor.
  8. Step 9
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    Spread the brake pads. Use a crowbar.
  9. Step 10
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    Clean the area where the brake hose is connected to the caliper, and the guide pins area. Use a wire brush. Use a brake cleaner.
    AUTODOC recommends:
    Replacement: brake caliper – Audi A6 C5 Avant. After applying the spray, wait a few minutes.
  10. Step 11
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    Clamp the brake hose off using a brake hose clamp.
  11. Step 12
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    Put a container for gathering brake fluid beneath.
  12. Step 13
    A6 Avant (4B5, C5) 1.8 T 1999 Brake Calipers DIY replacement workshop manual
    Unscrew the fastener connecting the brake hose to the brake circuit pipe. Use a combination spanner #11.
  13. Step 14
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    Remove the dust boot caps of the brake caliper guide pins. Use a crowbar.
  14. Step 15
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    Unscrew the brake caliper fastening. Use HEX No.H7. Use a ratchet wrench.
  15. Step 16
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    Detach the brake caliper retaining spring. Use a crowbar.
  16. Step 17
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    Remove the brake caliper.
    Replacement: brake caliper – Audi A6 C5 Avant. Tip from AUTODOC:
    When replacing the brake caliper, it is recommended to check the brake hose for damages and, if necessary, to replace it with a new one. When replacing a brake caliper it is recommended to replace brake pads, check the state of the brake discs and replace them with new ones if necessary.If no new guide pins were supplied in a kit with the new brake calipers, use the old pins. Check the brake caliper bracket, brake caliper guide pins and boots. Clean them. Replace, if necessary.
  17. Step 18
    Unscrew the mounting bracket that connects the brake hose to the brake caliper.
    Step 19
    Remove the brake pads.
    Step 20
    Clean the brake pipe fastener. Use a wire brush. Use a brake cleaner.
    AUTODOC recommends:
    Replacement: brake caliper – Audi A6 C5 Avant. After applying the spray, wait a few minutes.
    Step 21
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    Unscrew the fastener connecting the brake pipe to the brake caliper. Use a combination spanner #11.
  18. Step 22
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    Treat the brake pipe. Use a brake cleaner.
    Replacement: brake caliper – Audi A6 C5 Avant. AUTODOC experts recommend:
    After applying the spray, wait a few minutes.
  19. Step 23
    Changing Brake Calipers on AUDI A6 Avant (4B5, C5) 2.5 TDI 2000 by yourself
    Screw in the fastener connecting the brake pipe to the brake caliper. Use a combination spanner #11.
  20. Step 24
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    Screw in the fasteners of the brake hose bracket. Use a combination spanner #10.
  21. Step 25
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    Install the brake pads.
  22. Step 26
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    Install the brake caliper and fix it. Use HEX No.H7. Use a torque wrench. Tighten it to 30 Nm torque.
  23. Step 27
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    Install the dust boot caps of the brake caliper guide pins.
  24. Step 28
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    Install the brake pad retaining clip. Use a crowbar.
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