When to replace the Brake Calipers on your AUDI TT
Recommended replacement interval for the part category Brake caliper : 100000 km
Important!
This replacement procedure can be used for:
AUDI TT Coupe (8J3) 2.0 TFSI quattro, AUDI TT Coupe (8J3) 2.0 TDI quattro, AUDI TT Coupe (8J3) 1.8 TFSI, AUDI TT Coupe (8J3) 3.2 V6 quattro, AUDI TT Coupe (8J3) 2.0 TFSI, AUDI TT Coupe (8J3) 2.0 TFSI quattro, AUDI TT Coupe (8J3) 2.0 TFSI 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 caliper – AUDI TT (8J3). List of the tools you'll need:
Torque wrench
Wire brush
HEX bit No.H7
Drive socket # 11
Ratchet wrench
Brake cleaner
Copper grease
Flat screwdriver
Fluid container
Anti-squeal paste
Wheel impact socket #17
Wheel chock
Brake hose clip
Crow bar
Replacement: brake caliper – AUDI TT (8J3). Tip from AUTODOC:
  • 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 TT (8J3). Recommended sequence of steps:
  1. Step 1
    Open the bonnet.
    Step 2
    Unscrew the brake fluid reservoir cap.
    Step 3
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    Secure the wheels with chocks.
  2. Step 4
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    Loosen the wheel mounting bolts. Use wheel impact socket #17.
  3. Step 5
    Raise the front of the car and secure on supports.
    Step 6
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    Unscrew the wheel bolts.
    Replacement: brake caliper – AUDI TT (8J3). AUTODOC recommends:
    To avoid injury, hold up the wheel when unscrewing the bolts.
  4. Step 7
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    Remove the wheel.
  5. Step 8
    Disconnect the ABS sensor electric socket. Disconnect the brake pad wear sensor plug. Remove the ABS sensor connector. Remove the connector of the brake pad wear sensor.
    Please note!
    Some cars are not equipped with the brake pad wear sensor.
    Step 9
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    Put a container for gathering brake fluid beneath.
  6. 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 brake cleaner.
    AUTODOC recommends:
    After applying the spray, wait a few minutes.
  7. Step 11.1
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    Clamp the brake hose off using a brake hose clamp.
    Step 11.2
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    Unscrew the brake hose from the brake caliper. Use a drive socket #11. Use a ratchet wrench. Move the brake hose aside. Tie the brake hose to the car body with a hook or a piece of wire.
  8. Step 12
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    Remove the dust boot caps of the brake caliper guide pins.
  9. Step 13
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    Spread the brake pads. Use a crowbar.
  10. Step 14
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    Using a simple screwdriver, remove the brake caliper spring clip.
  11. Step 15
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    Unscrew the brake caliper fastening. Use HEX No.H7.
  12. Step 16
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    Remove the brake caliper.
    Replacement: brake caliper – AUDI TT (8J3). Professionals recommend:
    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. If going to use the old brake pads, clean them.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.
  13. Step 17
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    Clean the brake caliper bracket from dirt and dust. Use a wire brush. Treat the brake caliper bracket. Use a brake cleaner.
    AUTODOC recommends:
    Replacement: brake caliper – AUDI TT (8J3). After applying the spray, wait a few minutes.
  14. Step 18
    Remove the guide pins from the brake caliper.
    Step 19
    Clean old grease and rust stains, if there are any, from the caliper guide pins and guide pin boots. Use a brake cleaner.
    Replacement: brake caliper – AUDI TT (8J3). Tip:
    After applying the spray, wait a few minutes.
    Step 20
    Lubricate guide pins with special brake grease.
    Replacement: brake caliper – AUDI TT (8J3). AUTODOC experts recommend:
    If no new guide pins were supplied in a kit with the new brake calipers, use the old pins.
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    Treat the contact surfaces between the brake pads and the brake caliper bracket. Use anti-squeal paste.
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