When to replace the Brake Calipers on your VW POLO
Recommended replacement interval for the part category Brake caliper : 100000 km
Important!
This replacement procedure can be used for:
VW POLO (9N_) 1.9 TDI, VW POLO (9N_) 1.4 TDI, VW POLO (9N_) 1.4 16V, VW POLO (9N_) 1.2 12V, VW POLO (9N_) 1.9 SDI, VW POLO (9N_) 1.2, VW POLO (9N_) 1.4 16V, VW POLO (9N_) 1.4 FSI, VW POLO (9N_) 1.9 TDI, VW POLO (9N_) 1.4 TDI, VW POLO (9N_) 1.4 TDI, VW POLO (9N_) 1.8 GTI, VW POLO (9N_) 1.4 16V, VW POLO (9N_) 1.6 16V, VW POLO (9N_) 1.8 GTi Cup Edition, VW POLO (9N_) 1.2, VW POLO (9N_) 1.2 12V, VW POLO (9N_) 1.4, VW POLO (9N_) 1.4 BiFuel View more

The steps may slightly vary depending on the car design.

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Tools
Replacement: brake caliper – VW Polo 9N. Tools you might need:
Torque wrench
Wire brush
HEX bit No.H7.
Combination spanner №11
Ratchet wrench
Brake cleaner
Copper grease
Anti-squeal paste
Flat screwdriver
Fluid container
Wheel impact socket #17
Crow bar
Wheel chock
Brake hose clip
Replacement: brake caliper – VW Polo 9N. Tip from AUTODOC experts:
  • The replacement procedure is identical for the left and right brake calipers on the same axle.
  • Please note: all work on the car – VW Polo 9N – 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.
    Replacement: brake caliper – VW Polo 9N. Tip:
    To avoid injury, hold up the wheel when unscrewing the bolts.
  6. Step 6
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    Remove the wheel.
  7. Step 7
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    Turn the steering knuckle to the right to get access to the brake hose bolt and brake pad wear sensor.
    Please note!
    If you use a jack, doing step #7 is impossible.
  8. Step 8
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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.
    Replacement: brake caliper – VW Polo 9N. AUTODOC recommends:
    After applying the spray, wait a few minutes.
  9. Step 9
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    Put a container for gathering brake fluid beneath.
  10. Step 10
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    Clamp the brake hose off using a brake hose clamp.
  11. Step 11
    Disconnect the brake hose bracket from the brake caliper.
    Step 12
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    Unscrew the brake hose from the brake caliper. Use a combination spanner #11. Move the brake hose aside. Tie the brake hose to the car body with a hook or a piece of wire.
  12. Step 13
    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.
    Step 14
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    Remove the dust boot caps of the brake caliper guide pins. Use a flat screwdriver.
  13. Step 15
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    Spread the brake pads. Use a crowbar.
  14. Step 16
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    Unscrew the brake caliper fastening. Use HEX No.H7. Use a ratchet wrench.
  15. Step 17
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    Remove the brake caliper.
    Replacement: brake caliper – VW Polo 9N. AUTODOC experts recommend:
    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 going to use the old brake pads, clean them.
  16. Step 18
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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 – VW Polo 9N. After applying the spray, wait a few minutes.
  17. Step 19
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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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