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 V Hatchback (1K1) 1.4 16V, VW Golf V Hatchback (1K1) 1.9 TDI, VW Golf V Hatchback (1K1) 1.6 FSI, VW Golf V Hatchback (1K1) 1.4 FSI, VW Golf V Hatchback (1K1) 2.0 SDI, VW Golf V Hatchback (1K1) 1.9 TDI, VW Golf V Hatchback (1K1) 1.9 TDI 4motion, VW Golf V Hatchback (1K1) 1.4 TSI, VW Golf V Hatchback (1K1) 2.0 TDI, VW Golf V Hatchback (1K1) 1.4 16V, VW Golf V Hatchback (1K1) 1.4 TSI, VW Golf V Hatchback (1K1) 2.0 GTI, VW Golf V Hatchback (1K1) 1.4 TSI, VW Golf V Hatchback (1K1) 1.6 MultiFuel View more

The steps may slightly vary depending on the car design.

How to change front brake caliper on VW GOLF 5 (1K1) [TUTORIAL AUTODOC]

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All the parts you need to replace – Brake Calipers for Golf V Hatchback (1K1) and other VW models
Tools
Replacement: brake caliper – VW Golf 5. Tools you might need:
Wire brush
Brake cleaner
Copper grease
Combination spanner #10
Drive socket # 10
Drive socket # 11
HEX bit No.H7
Wheel impact socket #17
Ratchet wrench
Torque wrench
Fluid container
Brake hose clip
Brake bleeder kit
Crow bar
Wheel chock
Replacement: brake caliper – VW Golf 5. 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 5 – 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
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    Secure the wheels with chocks.
  3. Step 3
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    Loosen the wheel mounting bolts. Use wheel impact socket #17.
  4. Step 4
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    Raise the front of the car and secure on supports.
  5. Step 5
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    Unscrew the wheel bolts.
    AUTODOC recommends:
    Important! Hold the wheel while unscrewing the fastening bolts. VW Golf 5
  6. Step 6
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    Remove the wheel.
  7. Step 7
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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 5. After applying the spray, wait a few minutes.
  8. Step 8
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    Put a container for gathering brake fluid beneath.
  9. Step 9
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    Clamp the brake hose off using a brake hose clamp.
  10. Step 10
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    Unscrew the brake hose from the brake caliper. Use a drive socket #11. Use a ratchet wrench.
  11. Step 11
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    Remove the dust boot caps of the brake caliper guide pins. Use a crowbar.
  12. Step 12
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    Unscrew the brake caliper fastening. Use HEX No.H7. Use a ratchet wrench.
  13. Step 13
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    Spread the brake pads. Use a crowbar.
  14. Step 14
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    Remove the brake caliper.
    Replacement: brake caliper – VW Golf 5. 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.
  15. Step 15
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    Remove the brake pads.
  16. Step 16
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    Install the brake pads.
    Replacement: brake caliper – VW Golf 5. Professionals recommend:
    If going to use the old brake pads, clean them.Use a wire brush.
  17. Step 17
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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.
  18. Step 18
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    Treat the brake hose. Use a brake cleaner.
    AUTODOC recommends:
    Replacement: brake caliper – VW Golf 5. After applying the spray, wait a few minutes.
  19. Step 19
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    Install and fix the brake hose into a new caliper. Use a drive socket #11. Use a torque wrench. Tighten it to 30 Nm torque.
  20. Step 20
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    Undo the brake bleeder screw. Use a combination spanner #10.
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