When to replace the Brake Pads on your VW POLO
Recommended replacement interval for the part category Brake pad set : 30000 km
Important!
This replacement procedure can be used for:
VW POLO (9N_) 1.4 16V, VW POLO (9N_) 1.6 Flex, VW POLO (9N_) 1.9 TDI, VW POLO (9N_) 1.4 TDI, VW POLO (9N_) 1.4 16V, VW POLO (9N_) 1.2 12V, VW POLO (9N_) 1.9 SDI, VW POLO (9N_) 1.2, VW POLO (9N_) 1.4 16V, VW POLO (9N_) 1.4 FSI, VW POLO (9N_) 1.9 TDI, VW POLO (9N_) 1.4 TDI, VW POLO (9N_) 1.4 TDI, VW POLO (9N_) 1.6 16V, VW POLO (9N_) 1.6, VW POLO (9N_) 1.2, VW POLO (9N_) 1.2 12V, VW POLO (9N_) 1.4 View more

The steps may slightly vary depending on the car design.

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All the parts you need to replace – Brake Pads for POLO (9N_) and other VW models
Tools
Replacement: brake pads – VW Polo 9N. List of the tools you'll need:
Wire brush
Brake cleaner
Anti-squeal paste
Copper grease
HEX bit no.H7.
Wheel impact socket #17
Brake caliper wind back tool
Ratchet wrench
Torque wrench
Crow bar
Wheel chock
Replacement: brake pads – VW Polo 9N. 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.
  • All work should be done with the engine stopped.
Replacement: brake pads – VW Polo 9N. 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.
    AUTODOC recommends:
    Important! Hold the wheel while unscrewing the fastening bolts. VW Polo 9N
  6. Step 6
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    Remove the wheel.
  7. Step 7
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    Remove the dust boot caps of the brake caliper guide pins. Use a crowbar.
  8. Step 8
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    Unscrew the brake caliper fastening. Use HEX No.H7. Use a ratchet wrench.
  9. Step 9
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    Spread the brake pads. Use a crowbar.
  10. Step 10
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    Remove the brake caliper.
    Replacement: brake pads – VW Polo 9N. 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.
  11. Step 11
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    Remove the brake pads. Use a crowbar.
    Replacement: brake pads – VW Polo 9N. Tip from AUTODOC:
    Measure the brake disc thickness. Upon reaching the wear limit the part must be replaced.
  12. Step 12
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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 Polo 9N. After applying the spray, wait a few minutes.
  13. Step 13
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    Treat the brake caliper piston. Use a brake cleaner.
    Replacement: brake pads – VW Polo 9N. AUTODOC experts recommend:
    After applying the spray, wait a few minutes.
  14. Step 14
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    Press in the brake caliper piston. Use brake caliper wind back tool.
  15. 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 Polo 9N. AUTODOC experts recommend:
    Make sure the disc surface is clean before installing the pads.
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