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 Sportback (8VA, 8VF) 2.0 TDI, AUDI A3 Sportback (8VA, 8VF) 1.4 TFSI, AUDI A3 Sportback (8VA, 8VF) 2.0 TDI, AUDI A3 Sportback (8VA, 8VF) 2.0 TDI quattro, AUDI A3 Sportback (8VA, 8VF) 2.0 TDI, AUDI A3 Sportback (8VA, 8VF) 1.8 TFSI, AUDI A3 Sportback (8VA, 8VF) 1.6 TDI, AUDI A3 Sportback (8VA, 8VF) 1.4 TFSI, AUDI A3 Sportback (8VA, 8VF) 2.0 TDI quattro, AUDI A3 Sportback (8VA, 8VF) S3 quattro, AUDI A3 Sportback (8VA, 8VF) 1.8 TFSI quattro, AUDI A3 Sportback (8VA, 8VF) 1.2 TFSI, AUDI A3 Sportback (8VA, 8VF) 2.0 TDI, AUDI A3 Sportback (8VA, 8VF) 2.0 TDI, AUDI A3 Sportback (8VA, 8VF) 1.6 TDI, AUDI A3 Sportback (8VA, 8VF) 1.4 TFSI g-tron, AUDI A3 Sportback (8VA, 8VF) 1.2 TFSI, AUDI A3 Sportback (8VA, 8VF) 1.4 TFSI, AUDI A3 Sportback (8VA, 8VF) 1.4 TSI, AUDI A3 Sportback (8VA, 8VF) 1.4 TFSI e-tron, AUDI A3 Sportback (8VA, 8VF) 1.6 TDI quattro, AUDI A3 Sportback (8VA, 8VF) 1.4 TFSI e-tron, AUDI A3 Sportback (8VA, 8VF) 1.0 TFSI, AUDI A3 Sportback (8VA, 8VF) 2.0 TFSI quattro, AUDI A3 Sportback (8VA, 8VF) 2.0 TFSI, AUDI A3 Sportback (8VA, 8VF) 1.6 TDI, AUDI A3 Sportback (8VA, 8VF) 1.5 TFSI, AUDI A3 Sportback (8VA, 8VF) 30 TFSI, AUDI A3 Sportback (8VA, 8VF) 35 TFSI, AUDI A3 Sportback (8VA, 8VF) 30 TDI, AUDI A3 Sportback (8VA, 8VF) 30 g-tron, AUDI A3 Sportback (8VA, 8VF) 40 TFSI, AUDI A3 Sportback (8VA, 8VF) 35 TDI, AUDI A3 Sportback (8VA, 8VF) 40 TFSI quattro, AUDI A3 Sportback (8VA, 8VF) 40 TDI quattro 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

All the parts you need to replace – Brake Discs for A3 Sportback (8VA, 8VF) and other AUDI models
Tools
Replacement: brake discs – AUDI A3 Sportback (8VA). List of the tools you'll need:
Wire brush
Nylon cleaning brush
WD-40 spray
Brake cleaner
Copper grease
Torque wrench
Drive socket # 21
HEX bit No.H7
Torx bit T27
Torx bit T30
Wheel impact socket #17
Ratchet wrench
Tap wrench
Rubber mallet
Impact screwdriver
Brake caliper wind back tool
Crow bar
Wheel chock
AUTODOC recommends:
  • Replace the brake disks on the car AUDI A3 Sportback (8VA) 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.
  • Please note: all work on the car – AUDI A3 Sportback (8VA) – should be done with the engine switched off.
Carry out replacement in the following order:
  1. Step 1
    Open the hood.
    Step 2
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    Clean the brake fluid reservoir cap. Use a brake cleaner.
    AUTODOC recommends:
    Replacement: brake discs – AUDI A3 Sportback (8VA). After applying the spray, wait a few minutes.
  2. Step 3
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    Unscrew the engine solenoid valve bracket. Use Torx T27. Use a ratchet wrench.
  3. Step 4
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    Unscrew the brake fluid reservoir cap.
  4. Step 5
    Secure the wheels with chocks.
    Step 6
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    Loosen the wheel mounting bolts. Use wheel impact socket #17.
  5. Step 7
    Raise the front of the car and secure on supports.
    Step 8
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    Unscrew the wheel bolts.
    AUTODOC recommends:
    Important! Hold the wheel while unscrewing the fastening bolts. AUDI A3 Sportback (8VA)
  6. Step 9
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    Remove the wheel.
  7. Step 10
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    Spread the brake pads. Use a crowbar.
  8. Step 11
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    Remove the dust boot caps of the brake caliper guide pins. Use a crowbar.
  9. Step 12
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    Unscrew the brake caliper fastening. Use HEX No.H7. Use a ratchet wrench.
  10. Step 13
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    Detach the brake caliper retaining spring. Use a crowbar.
  11. Step 14
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    Remove the brake caliper.
    Replacement: brake discs – AUDI A3 Sportback (8VA). Tip:
    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. Check the brake caliper bracket, brake caliper guide pins and boots. Clean them. Replace, if necessary.
  12. Step 15
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    Remove the brake pads.
  13. Step 16
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    Clean the brake caliper bracket fasteners. Use a wire brush. Use WD-40 spray.
  14. Step 17
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    Unscrew the caliper bracket fastening. Use a drive socket #21. Use a ratchet wrench. Use a tap wrench.
  15. Step 18
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    Remove the caliper bracket.
  16. Step 19
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    Clean the brake disc fastener. Use a wire brush. Use WD-40 spray.
  17. Step 20
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    Unscrew the brake disc fastening. Use Torx T30. Use an impact screwdriver.
  18. Step 21
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    Remove the brake disc. Use a rubber mallet.
  19. Step 22
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    Clean the hub. Use a wire brush. Treat the contacting surface. Use copper grease.
  20. Step 23
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    Install the brake disc.
  21. Step 24
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    Tighten the brake disc fastening. Use Torx T30. Use a torque wrench. Tighten it to 4 Nm torque.
  22. Step 25
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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 discs – AUDI A3 Sportback (8VA). After applying the spray, wait a few minutes.
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