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 VI (5K1) 2.0 GTi, VW GOLF VI (5K1) 1.6 MultiFuel, VW GOLF VI (5K1) 2.0 R 4motion, VW GOLF VI (5K1) 1.2 TSI, VW GOLF VI (5K1) 2.0 R 4motion, VW GOLF VI (5K1) 2.0 GTi, VW GOLF VI (5K1) 1.4, VW GOLF VI (5K1) 1.6, VW GOLF VI (5K1) 1.4 TSI, VW GOLF VI (5K1) 1.4 TSI, VW GOLF VI (5K1) 2.0 TDI, VW GOLF VI (5K1) 2.0 TDI, VW GOLF VI (5K1) 2.0 TDI, VW GOLF VI (5K1) 1.6 BiFuel, VW GOLF VI (5K1) 2.0 GTi, VW GOLF VI (5K1) 1.6 TDI, VW GOLF VI (5K1) 2.0 TDI 4motion, VW GOLF VI (5K1) 2.0 TDI, VW GOLF VI (5K1) 1.2 TSI, VW GOLF VI (5K1) 2.0 R 4motion, VW GOLF VI (5K1) 1.6 TDI, VW GOLF VI (5K1) 1.8 TSI, VW GOLF VI (5K1) Blue E-Motion, VW GOLF VI (5K1) 2.5 View more

The steps may slightly vary depending on the car design.

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Tools
Replacement: brake discs – VW Golf 6. Tools you need:
Wire brush
WD-40 spray
Brake cleaner
Copper grease
Drive socket # 21
Torx bit T30
Wheel impact socket #17
Tap wrench
Ratchet wrench
Torque wrench
Crow bar
Wheel chock
Replacement: brake discs – VW Golf 6. Tip from AUTODOC:
  • Replace the brake disks on the car VW Golf 6 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 – VW Golf 6.
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.
    AUTODOC recommends:
    Warning! To avoid injury, hold the wheel while unscrewing the fastening bolts. VW Golf 6
  6. Step 6
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    Remove the wheel.
  7. Step 7
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    Spread the brake pads. Use a crowbar.
  8. Step 8
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    Unscrew the caliper bracket fastening. Use a drive socket #21. Use a tap wrench. Use a ratchet wrench.
  9. Step 9
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    Remove the brake caliper together with its bracket.
    Replacement: brake discs – VW Golf 6. Tip from AUTODOC experts:
    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 10
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    Unscrew the brake disc fastening. Use Torx T30. Use a ratchet wrench.
  11. Step 11
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    Remove the brake disc.
  12. Step 12
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    Clean the hub. Use a wire brush. Treat the contacting surface. Use copper grease.
  13. Step 13
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    Install the brake disc.
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