When to replace the Brake Discs on your VW GOLF
Recommended replacement interval for the part category Brake disc : 50000 km
Important!
This replacement procedure can be used for:
VW Golf IV Hatchback (1J1) 1.9 TDI, VW Golf IV Hatchback (1J1) 1.6, VW Golf IV Hatchback (1J1) 1.9 TDI, VW Golf IV Hatchback (1J1) 1.9 SDI, VW Golf IV Hatchback (1J1) 1.4 16V, VW Golf IV Hatchback (1J1) 1.8, VW Golf IV Hatchback (1J1) 1.9 TDI 4motion, VW Golf IV Hatchback (1J1) 1.8 4motion, VW Golf IV Hatchback (1J1) 2.0, VW Golf IV Hatchback (1J1) 1.9 TDI, VW Golf IV Hatchback (1J1) 1.6 16V, VW Golf IV Hatchback (1J1) 1.9 TDI 4motion, VW Golf IV Hatchback (1J1) 1.9 TDI, VW Golf IV Hatchback (1J1) 1.9 TDI 4motion, VW Golf IV Hatchback (1J1) 1.9 TDI 4motion, VW Golf IV Hatchback (1J1) 2.0 4motion, VW Golf IV Hatchback (1J1) 1.9 TDI, VW Golf IV Hatchback (1J1) 1.9 TDI 4motion, VW Golf IV Hatchback (1J1) 1.6 FSI, VW Golf IV Hatchback (1J1) 2.0 BiFuel 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 Golf IV Hatchback (1J1) and other VW models
Tools
Replacement: brake discs – VW Golf 4. Tools you might need:
Wire brush
Brake cleaner
Copper grease
HEX bit No.H7
Torx bit T30
Wheel impact socket #17
Brake caliper wind back tool
Ratchet wrench
Torque wrench
Crow bar
Wheel chock
Replacement: brake discs – VW Golf 4. AUTODOC experts recommend:
  • Replace the brake disks on the car VW Golf 4 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 – VW Golf 4 – should be done with the engine switched off.
Carry out replacement in the following order:
  1. Step 1
    Open the bonnet. Unscrew the brake fluid reservoir cap.
    Step 2
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    Secure the wheels with chocks.
  2. Step 3
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    Loosen the wheel mounting bolts. Use wheel impact socket #17
  3. Step 4
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    Raise the front of the car and secure on supports.
  4. Step 5
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    Unscrew the wheel bolts.
    AUTODOC recommends:
    Warning! To avoid injury, hold the wheel while unscrewing the fastening bolts. VW Golf 4
  5. Step 6
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    Remove the wheel.
  6. Step 7
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    Spread the brake pads. Use a crowbar.
  7. Step 8
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    Remove the dust boot caps of the brake caliper guide pins. Use a crowbar.
  8. Step 9
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    Unscrew the brake caliper fastening. Use HEX No.H7. Use a ratchet wrench.
  9. Step 10
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    Remove the brake caliper.
  10. Step 11
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    Remove the brake pads. Use a crowbar.
    Replacement: brake discs – VW Golf 4. Tip from AUTODOC:
    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.
  11. Step 12
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    Unscrew the brake disc fastening. Use Torx T30.
  12. Step 13
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    Remove the brake disc.
  13. Step 14
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    Clean the hub. Use a wire brush. Treat the contacting surface. Use copper grease.
  14. Step 15
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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 – VW Golf 4. After applying the spray, wait a few minutes.
  15. Step 16
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    Install the brake disc.
  16. Step 17
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    Tighten the brake disc fastening. Use Torx T30. Use a torque wrench. Tighten it to 4 Nm torque.
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