When to replace the Brake Discs on your AUDI A4
Recommended replacement interval for the part category Brake disc : 50000 km
Important!
This replacement procedure can be used for:
AUDI A4 B7 Convertible (8HE) 1.8 T 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 A4 B7 Convertible (8HE) and other AUDI models
Tools
Replacement: brake discs – AUDI A4 B7 Cabrio (8HE). 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 T30
Wheel impact socket #17
Ratchet wrench
Tap wrench
Brake caliper wind back tool
Impact screwdriver
Crow bar
Wheel chock
Replacement: brake discs – AUDI A4 B7 Cabrio (8HE). AUTODOC recommends:
  • Replace the brake disks on the car AUDI A4 B7 Cabrio (8HE) 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.
  • Warning! Shut down the engine before starting any work – AUDI A4 B7 Cabrio (8HE).
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 discs – AUDI A4 B7 Cabrio (8HE). AUTODOC recommends:
    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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    Disconnect the brake pad wear sensor plug.
  8. Step 8
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    Disconnect the brake pads wear sensor. Use a crowbar.
    Please note!
    Some cars are not equipped with the brake pad wear sensor.
  9. Step 9
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    Remove the dust boot caps of the brake caliper guide pins. Use a crowbar.
  10. Step 10
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    Unscrew the brake caliper fastening. Use HEX No.H7. Use a ratchet wrench.
  11. Step 11
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    Spread the brake pads. Use a crowbar.
  12. Step 12
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    Detach the brake caliper retaining spring. Use a crowbar.
  13. Step 13
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    Remove the brake caliper.
    Replacement: brake discs – AUDI A4 B7 Cabrio (8HE). Professionals recommend:
    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.
  14. Step 14
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    Remove the brake pads. Use a crowbar.
  15. Step 15
    Clean the brake caliper bracket fasteners. Use a wire brush. Use WD-40 spray.
    Step 16
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    Unscrew the caliper bracket fastening. Use a drive socket #21. Use a tap wrench.
  16. Step 17
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    Remove the caliper bracket.
  17. Step 18
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    Clean the brake disc fasteners. Use a wire brush. Use WD-40 spray.
  18. Step 19
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    Unscrew the brake disc fastening. Use Torx T30. Use an impact screwdriver.
  19. Step 20
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    Remove the brake disc.
  20. Step 21
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    Clean the hub. Use a wire brush. Treat the contacting surface. Use copper grease.
  21. Step 22
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    Install the brake disc.
  22. Step 23
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    Tighten the brake disc fastening. Use Torx T30. Use a torque wrench. Tighten it to 5 Nm torque.
  23. Step 24
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    Clean the brake caliper bracket from dirt and dust. Use a wire brush. Use a brake cleaner.
    Replacement: brake discs – AUDI A4 B7 Cabrio (8HE). AUTODOC experts recommend:
    After applying the spray, wait a few minutes.
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