When to replace the Brake Pads on your VW PASSAT
Recommended replacement interval for the part category Brake pad set : 30000 km
Important!
This replacement procedure can be used for:
VW Passat Saloon (362) 1.4 TSI, VW Passat Saloon (362) 1.8 TSI, VW Passat Saloon (362) 2.0 TSI, VW Passat Saloon (362) 1.6 TDI, VW Passat Saloon (362) 2.0 TDI 4motion, VW Passat Saloon (362) 2.0 TDI, VW Passat Saloon (362) 2.0 TDI 4motion, VW Passat Saloon (362) 1.4 TSI EcoFuel, VW Passat Saloon (362) 3.6 FSI 4motion, VW Passat Saloon (362) 1.4 TSI MultiFuel, VW Passat Saloon (362) 2.0 TDI, VW Passat Saloon (362) 1.8 TSI, VW Passat Saloon (362) 2.0 TDI, VW Passat Saloon (362) 1.4 TSI, VW Passat Saloon (362) 2.0 TDI 4motion View more

The steps may slightly vary depending on the car design.

How to change front brake pads on VW PASSAT B7 Saloon [TUTORIAL AUTODOC]

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All the parts you need to replace – Brake Pads for Passat Saloon (362) and other VW models
Tools
Replacement: brake pads – VW Passat B7 saloon. Tools you need:
Wire brush
Nylon cleaning brush
Brake cleaner
Anti-squeal paste
Copper grease
Torque wrench
HEX bit No.H7
Torx bit T27
Wheel impact socket #17
Ratchet wrench
Brake caliper wind back tool
Crow bar
Wheel chock
Replacement: brake pads – VW Passat B7 saloon. AUTODOC recommends:
  • 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 Passat B7 saloon – should be done with the engine switched off.
Carry out replacement in the following order:
  1. Step 1
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    Open the hood.
  2. Step 2
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    Clean the brake fluid reservoir cap. Use a brake cleaner.
    AUTODOC recommends:
    Replacement: brake pads – VW Passat B7 saloon. After applying the spray, wait a few minutes.
  3. Step 3
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    Unscrew the engine solenoid valve bracket. Use Torx T27. Use a ratchet wrench.
  4. Step 4
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    Unscrew the brake fluid reservoir cap.
  5. Step 5
    Secure the wheels with chocks.
    Step 6
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    Loosen the wheel mounting bolts. Use wheel impact socket #17.
  6. Step 7
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    Raise the front of the car and secure on supports.
  7. Step 8
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    Unscrew the wheel bolts.
    AUTODOC recommends:
    Warning! To avoid injury, hold the wheel while unscrewing the fastening bolts. VW Passat B7 saloon
  8. Step 9
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    Remove the wheel.
  9. Step 10
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    Spread the brake pads. Use a crowbar.
  10. Step 11
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    Remove the dust boot caps of the brake caliper guide pins. Use a crowbar.
  11. Step 12
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    Unscrew the brake caliper fastening. Use HEX No.H7. Use a ratchet wrench.
  12. Step 13
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    Detach the brake caliper retaining spring. Use a crowbar.
  13. Step 14
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    Remove the brake caliper.
    Replacement: brake pads – VW Passat B7 saloon. 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.
  14. Step 15
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    Remove the brake pads.
    Replacement: brake pads – VW Passat B7 saloon. AUTODOC experts recommend:
    Measure the brake disc thickness. Upon reaching the wear limit the part must be replaced.
  15. Step 16
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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 – VW Passat B7 saloon. After applying the spray, wait a few minutes.
  16. Step 17
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    Treat the brake caliper piston. Use a nylon cleaning brush. Use a brake cleaner.
    Replacement: brake pads – VW Passat B7 saloon. Tip from AUTODOC:
    After applying the spray, wait a few minutes.
  17. Step 18
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    Press in the brake caliper piston. Use brake caliper wind back tool.
  18. Step 19
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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 Passat B7 saloon. Tip from AUTODOC experts:
    Make sure the disc surface is clean before installing the pads.
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