When to replace the Brake Calipers on your VW GOLF
Recommended replacement interval for the part category Brake caliper : 100000 km
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) 1.9 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) 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 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) 2.0 BiFuel View more

The steps may slightly vary depending on the car design.

How to change front brake caliper on VW GOLF 4 (1J1) [TUTORIAL AUTODOC]

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All the parts you need to replace – Brake Calipers for Golf IV Hatchback (1J1) and other VW models
Tools
Replacement: brake caliper – VW Golf 4. Tools you need:
Wire brush
Brake cleaner
Anti-squeal paste
Copper grease
Combination spanner #10
HEX bit No.H7
Drive socket # 11
Drive socket # 13
Wheel impact socket #17
Ratchet wrench
Torque wrench
Brake hose clip
Brake bleeder kit
Crow bar
Wheel chock
Replacement: brake caliper – VW Golf 4. Tip from AUTODOC:
  • The replacement procedure is identical for the left and right brake calipers on the same axle.
  • Please note: all work on the car – VW Golf 4 – should be done with the engine switched off.
Carry out replacement in the following order:
  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:
    Important! Hold the wheel while unscrewing the fastening bolts. VW Golf 4
  5. Step 6
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    Remove the wheel.
  6. Step 7
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    Spread the brake pads. Use a crowbar.
  7. Step 8
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    Remove the dust boot caps of the brake caliper guide pins. Use a crowbar.
  8. Step 9
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    Unscrew the brake caliper fastening. Use HEX No.H7. Use a ratchet wrench.
  9. Step 10
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    Remove the brake caliper.
    Replacement: brake caliper – VW Golf 4. AUTODOC experts 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. 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.
  10. Step 11
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    Remove the brake pads. Use a crowbar.
  11. Step 12
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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 – VW Golf 4. After applying the spray, wait a few minutes.
  12. Step 13
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    Clamp the brake hose off using a brake hose clamp.
  13. Step 14
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    Unscrew the brake hose from the brake caliper. Use a drive socket #13. Use a ratchet wrench.
    AUTODOC recommends:
    Move the brake hose aside. Tie the brake hose to the car body with a hook or a piece of wire.
  14. Step 15
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    Screw in the guide pins.
    Replacement: brake caliper – VW Golf 4. Tip:
    If no new guide pins were supplied in a kit with the new brake calipers, use the old pins.
  15. Step 16
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    Install the brake pads.
    Replacement: brake caliper – VW Golf 4. AUTODOC experts recommend:
    If going to use the old brake pads, clean them.
  16. Step 17
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    Clean the brake caliper bracket from dirt and dust. Use a wire brush. Use a brake cleaner.
    AUTODOC recommends:
    Replacement: brake caliper – VW Golf 4. After applying the spray, wait a few minutes.
  17. Step 18
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    Treat the brake caliper bracket where it contacts the brake pads. Use anti-squeal paste.
  18. Step 19
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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.
  19. Step 20
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    Install the dust boot caps of the brake caliper guide pins.
  20. Step 21
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    Treat the brake hose. Use a brake cleaner.
    Replacement: brake caliper – VW Golf 4. Tip from AUTODOC:
    After applying the spray, wait a few minutes.
  21. Step 22
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    Install and fix the brake hose into a new caliper. Use a drive socket #13.
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