When to replace the Brake Hose on your VW FOX
Recommended replacement interval for the part category Brake hose : 50000 km
Important!
This replacement procedure can be used for:
VW Fox Hatchback (5Z1, 5Z3, 5Z4) 1.2, VW Fox Hatchback (5Z1, 5Z3, 5Z4) 1.6 Total Flex, VW Fox Hatchback (5Z1, 5Z3, 5Z4) 1.6, VW Fox Hatchback (5Z1, 5Z3, 5Z4) 1.4 TDI, VW Fox Hatchback (5Z1, 5Z3, 5Z4) 1.4, VW Fox Hatchback (5Z1, 5Z3, 5Z4) 1.2 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

Tools
Replacement: brake hose – VW FOX (5Z1, 5Z3). List of the tools you'll need:
Wire brush
Brake cleaner
Copper grease
Combination spanner #11
Drive socket # 11
Wheel impact socket #17
Ratchet wrench
Torque wrench
Brake bleeder kit
Rubber mallet
Fluid container
Crow bar
Wheel chock
Replacement: brake hose – VW FOX (5Z1, 5Z3). Professionals recommend:
  • The replacement procedure is identical for the right and left brake hoses on the same axle.
  • All work should be done with the engine stopped.
Replacement: brake hose – VW FOX (5Z1, 5Z3). Use the following procedure:
  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
    Raise the front of the car and secure on supports.
    Step 5
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    Unscrew the wheel bolts.
    AUTODOC recommends:
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  4. Step 6
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    Remove the wheel.
  5. Step 7
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    Put a container for gathering brake fluid beneath.
  6. Step 8
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    Clean the area where the brake hose is connected to the brake caliper and to the brake circuit pipe. Use a wire brush. Use a brake cleaner.
    Replacement: brake hose – VW FOX (5Z1, 5Z3). Tip from AUTODOC:
    After applying the spray, wait a few minutes.
  7. Step 9
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    Remove the fastener attaching the brake hose to the shock strut. Use a crowbar.
  8. Step 10
    Detach the brake hose from the shock strut.
    Step 11
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    Unscrew the brake hose from the brake caliper. Use a drive socket #11. Use a ratchet wrench.
  9. Step 12
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    Unscrew the fastener connecting the brake hose to the brake circuit pipe. Use a combination spanner #11.
  10. Step 13
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    Remove the brake hose.
  11. Step 14
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    Screw the brake hose onto the brake circuit pipe. Use a combination spanner #11. Use a torque wrench. Tighten it to 15 Nm torque.
  12. Step 15
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    Tighten the fastener connecting the brake pipe to the brake caliper. Use a drive socket #11. Use a torque wrench. Tighten it to 30 Nm torque.
  13. Step 16
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    Clean the brake hose mounting seat on the brake circuit pipe. Clean the mounting seat of the brake hose on the brake caliper. Use a brake cleaner.
    AUTODOC recommends:
    Replacement: brake hose – VW FOX (5Z1, 5Z3). After applying the spray, wait a few minutes.
  14. Step 17
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    Fasten the brake hose on the strut.
  15. Step 18
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    Install the brake hose retaining clip. Use a rubber mallet.
  16. Step 19
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    Undo the brake bleeder screw. Use a combination spanner #11.
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