When to replace the Brake Discs on your VW PASSAT
Recommended replacement interval for the part category Brake disc : 50000 km
Important!
This replacement procedure can be used for:
VW Passat Variant (3C5) 2.0 TDI, VW Passat Variant (3C5) 1.6 FSI, VW Passat Variant (3C5) 2.0 FSI, VW Passat Variant (3C5) 1.9 TDI, VW Passat Variant (3C5) 2.0 TDI 16V, VW Passat Variant (3C5) 1.6, VW Passat Variant (3C5) 2.0 TDI, VW Passat Variant (3C5) 2.0 TDI, VW Passat Variant (3C5) 2.0 TDI, VW Passat Variant (3C5) 2.0 TFSI, VW Passat Variant (3C5) 3.2 FSI 4motion, VW Passat Variant (3C5) 2.0 TDI 16V 4motion, VW Passat Variant (3C5) 2.0 FSI 4motion, VW Passat Variant (3C5) 2.0 TDI 4motion, VW Passat Variant (3C5) 3.6 R36 4motion, VW Passat Variant (3C5) 1.4 TSI, VW Passat Variant (3C5) 1.8 TSI, VW Passat Variant (3C5) 2.0 TDI, VW Passat Variant (3C5) 1.4 TSI EcoFuel, VW Passat Variant (3C5) 2.0 TDI, VW Passat Variant (3C5) 2.0 BlueTDI, VW Passat Variant (3C5) 1.6 TDI, VW Passat Variant (3C5) 2.0 TDI 4motion, VW Passat Variant (3C5) 1.8 TSI View more

The steps may slightly vary depending on the car design.

How to change front brake discs / front brake rotors on VW PASSAT B6 (3C5) [TUTORIAL AUTODOC]

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All the parts you need to replace – Brake Discs for Passat Variant (3C5) and other VW models
Tools
Replacement: brake discs – VW Passat 3C5. Tools you need:
Wire brush
WD-40 spray
Brake cleaner
Copper grease
Drive socket # 21
HEX bit no.H7.
Torx bit T30
Wheel impact socket #17
Brake caliper wind back tool
Ratchet wrench
Torque wrench
Tap wrench
Impact screwdriver
Crow bar
Wheel chock
Replacement: brake discs – Passat Variant B6. Tip:
  • Replace the brake disks on the car VW Passat 3C B6 Variant 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 – VW Passat B6 3C Variant. Recommended sequence of steps:
  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 – Passat Variant B6. 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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    Spread the brake pads. Use a crowbar.
  8. Step 8
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    Remove the dust boot caps of the brake caliper guide pins. Use a crowbar.
  9. Step 9
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    Unscrew the brake caliper fastening. Use HEX No.H7. Use a ratchet wrench.
  10. Step 10
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    Detach the brake caliper retaining spring. Use a crowbar.
  11. Step 11
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    Remove the brake caliper.
    Replacement: brake discs – VW Passat 3C5. 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.
  12. Step 12
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    Remove the brake pads.
  13. Step 13
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    Clean the brake caliper bracket fasteners. Use a wire brush. Use WD-40 spray.
  14. Step 14
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    Unscrew the caliper bracket fastening. Use a drive socket #21. Use a tap wrench. Use a ratchet wrench.
  15. Step 15
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    Remove the caliper bracket.
  16. Step 16
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    Clean the brake disc fasteners. Use a wire brush. Use WD-40 spray.
  17. Step 17
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    Unscrew the brake disc fastening. Use Torx T30. Use an impact screwdriver.
  18. Step 18
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    Remove the brake disc.
  19. Step 19
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    Clean the hub. Use a wire brush. Treat the contacting surface. Use copper grease.
  20. Step 20
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    Install the brake disc.
  21. Step 21
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    Tighten the brake disc fastening. Use Torx T30. Use a torque wrench. Tighten it to 4 Nm torque.
  22. Step 22
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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 – Passat B6 3C Variant. After applying the spray, wait a few minutes.
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