When to replace the Brake Pads on your VW LUPO
Recommended replacement interval for the part category Brake pad set : 30000 km
Important!
This replacement procedure can be used for:
VW Lupo (6X1, 6E1) 1.0, VW Lupo (6X1, 6E1) 1.4 16V, VW Lupo (6X1, 6E1) 1.7 SDI, VW Lupo (6X1, 6E1) 1.4 View more

The steps may slightly vary depending on the car design.

How to change front brake pads on VW LUPO 6x1 [TUTORIAL AUTODOC]

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Tools
Replacement: brake pads – VW Lupo 6X1. Tools you might need:
Wire brush
Nylon cleaning brush
Brake cleaner
Anti-squeal paste
Copper grease
Torque wrench
HEX bit No.H6
Wheel impact socket #17
Ratchet wrench
Brake caliper wind back tool
Crow bar
Wheel chock
Replacement: brake pads – VW Lupo 6X1. Tip from AUTODOC:
  • 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.
  • Please note: all work on the car – VW Lupo 6X1 – should be done with the engine switched off.
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
    Secure the wheels with chocks.
    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 car.
    Replacement: brake pads – VW Lupo 6X1. Tip from AUTODOC experts:
    If you are using a jack, make sure it rests on a flat surface without any unevenness.Be sure to additionally secure the car with jack stands.
  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 Lupo 6X1
  5. Step 6
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    Remove the wheel.
  6. Step 7
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    Unscrew the brake caliper fastening. Use HEX No.H6. Use a ratchet wrench.
  7. Step 8
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    Remove the fastening bolts.
  8. Step 9
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    Spread the brake pads. Use a crowbar.
  9. Step 10
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    Remove the brake caliper.
    Replacement: brake pads – VW Lupo 6X1. 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.
  10. Step 11
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    Clean the brake caliper bracket from dirt and dust. Use a wire brush. Use a brake cleaner.
    Replacement: brake pads – VW Lupo 6X1. Tip from AUTODOC:
    After applying the spray, wait a few minutes.
  11. Step 12
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    Remove the brake pads. Use a crowbar.
    Replacement: brake pads – VW Lupo 6X1. 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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    Treat the brake caliper piston. Use a nylon cleaning brush. Use a brake cleaner.
    AUTODOC recommends:
    Replacement: brake pads – VW Lupo 6X1. After applying the spray, wait a few minutes.
  13. Step 14
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    Press in the brake caliper piston. Use brake caliper wind back tool.
    AUTODOC recommends:
    Check the brake caliper bracket, brake caliper guide pins and boots. Clean them. Replace, if necessary.
  14. Step 15
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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 – VW Lupo 6X1. Tip:
    Make sure the disc surface is clean before installing the pads.
  15. Step 16
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    Install new brake pads.
    Replacement: brake pads – VW Lupo 6X1. AUTODOC recommends:
    Make sure the pads are installed with linings facing the disc.
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