When to replace the Brake Discs on your AUDI A3
Recommended replacement interval for the part category Brake disc : 50000 km
Important!
This replacement procedure can be used for:
AUDI A3 Hatchback (8L1) 1.6, AUDI A3 Hatchback (8L1) 1.8 T, AUDI A3 Hatchback (8L1) 1.9 TDI, AUDI A3 Hatchback (8L1) 1.9 TDI, AUDI A3 Hatchback (8L1) 1.8 T quattro, AUDI A3 Hatchback (8L1) 1.8 T quattro, AUDI A3 Hatchback (8L1) 1.8 T, AUDI A3 Hatchback (8L1) 1.9 TDI, AUDI A3 Hatchback (8L1) 1.6, AUDI A3 Hatchback (8L1) 1.9 TDI quattro, AUDI A3 Hatchback (8L1) 1.9 TDI View more

The steps may slightly vary depending on the car design.

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All the parts you need to replace – Brake Discs for A3 Hatchback (8L1) and other AUDI models
Tools
Replacement: brake discs – Audi A3 8L1. List of the tools you'll need:
Wire brush
WD-40 spray
Brake cleaner
Copper grease
Torque wrench
HEX bit No.H7.
Torx bit T30
Wheel impact socket #17
Crow bar
Rubber mallet
Wheel chock
Replacement: brake discs – Audi A3 8L1. AUTODOC experts recommend:
  • Replace the brake disks on the car Audi A3 8L1 in complete set for each axis. Regardless of the state of components. This will ensure even braking.
  • The replacement procedure is identical for both brake disks on the same axle.
  • When changing the brake discs, always replace the brake pads.
  • All work should be done with the engine stopped.
Replacement: brake discs – Audi A3 8L1. Use the following procedure:
  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 discs – Audi A3 8L1. 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
    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 8
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    Remove the dust boot caps of the brake caliper guide pins.
  8. Step 9
    Spread the brake pads. Use a crowbar.
    Step 10
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    Unscrew the brake caliper fastening. Use HEX No.H7.
  9. Step 11
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    Remove the brake caliper.
    Replacement: brake discs – Audi A3 8L1. AUTODOC recommends:
    Tie the caliper to the suspension or to the body with a wire without disconnecting from the brake hose to prevent depressurization of the brake system.Make sure that the brake caliper is not hanging on the brake hose.Don't press the brake pedal after the brake caliper has been removed. As a result, the piston can fall out from the brake cylinder, and brake fluid leakage and depressurization of the system may occur.
  10. Step 12
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    Unscrew the brake disc mounting bolts and remove it. Use Torx T30.
    Replacement: brake discs – Audi A3 8L1. AUTODOC experts recommend:
    If necessary, use a rubber mallet.
  11. Step 13
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    Clean the hub. Use a wire brush. Use a brake cleaner.
    AUTODOC recommends:
    Replacement: brake discs – Audi A3 8L1. After applying the spray, wait a few minutes.
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