When to replace the Brake Pads on your AUDI A8
Recommended replacement interval for the part category Brake pad set : 30000 km
Important!
This replacement procedure can be used for:
AUDI A8 (4E2, 4E8) 4.2 quattro, AUDI A8 (4E2, 4E8) 3.7 quattro, AUDI A8 (4E2, 4E8) 4.0 TDI quattro, AUDI A8 (4E2, 4E8) 3.0, AUDI A8 (4E2, 4E8) 6.0 W12 quattro, AUDI A8 (4E2, 4E8) 3.0 TDI quattro, AUDI A8 (4E2, 4E8) 3.2 FSI, AUDI A8 (4E2, 4E8) 3.2 FSI quattro, AUDI A8 (4E2, 4E8) 4.2 TDI quattro, AUDI A8 (4E2, 4E8) 3.0, AUDI A8 (4E2, 4E8) 3.0 TDI quattro, AUDI A8 (4E2, 4E8) 4.2 TDI quattro, AUDI A8 (4E2, 4E8) 4.2 FSI quattro, AUDI A8 (4E2, 4E8) 3.0 quattro, AUDI A8 (4E2, 4E8) 2.8 FSI 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 pads – AUDI A8 (4E_). Tools you'll need:
Wire brush
WD-40 spray
Brake cleaner
Anti-squeal paste
Copper grease
Combination spanner #13
Combination spanner #15
Wheel impact socket #17
Brake caliper wind back tool
Torque wrench
Crow bar
Wheel chock
Replacement: brake pads – AUDI A8 (4E_). Professionals recommend:
  • Perform the replacement of brake pads in complete set for each axis. This provides effective braking.
  • The replacement procedure is identical for all brake pads on the same axle.
  • All work should be done with the engine stopped.
Replacement: brake pads – AUDI A8 (4E_). Use the following procedure:
  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
    Raise the front of the car and secure on supports.
    Step 5
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    Unscrew the wheel bolts.
    Replacement: brake pads – AUDI A8 (4E_). Tip:
    To avoid injury, hold up the wheel when unscrewing the bolts.
  5. Step 6
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    Remove the wheel.
  6. Step 7
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    Clean the brake caliper fasteners. Use a wire brush. Use WD-40 spray.
  7. Step 8
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    Unscrew the brake caliper fastening. Use a combination spanner #13. Use a combination spanner #15.
  8. Step 9
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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 10
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    Spread the brake pads. Use a crowbar.
  10. Step 11
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    Remove the brake caliper.
    Replacement: brake pads – AUDI A8 (4E_). AUTODOC recommends:
    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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    Remove the brake pads.
    Replacement: brake pads – AUDI A8 (4E_). AUTODOC experts recommend:
    Measure the brake disc thickness. Upon reaching the wear limit the part must be replaced.
  12. Step 13
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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 pads – AUDI A8 (4E_). After applying the spray, wait a few minutes.
  13. Step 14
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    Treat the brake caliper piston. Use a brake cleaner.
    Replacement: brake pads – AUDI A8 (4E_). Tip from AUTODOC:
    After applying the spray, wait a few minutes.
  14. Step 15
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    Press in the brake caliper piston. Use brake caliper wind back tool.
  15. Step 16
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    Treat the brake pads in the area where their surface comes into contact with the brake caliper bracket. Use anti-squeal paste.
    Replacement: brake pads – AUDI A8 (4E_). Tip:
    Make sure the disc surface is clean before installing the pads.
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