When to replace the Brake Calipers on your AUDI A3
Recommended replacement interval for the part category Brake caliper : 100000 km
Important!
This replacement procedure can be used for:
AUDI A3 Sportback (8PA) 1.6 E-Power, AUDI A3 Sportback (8PA) 1.6, AUDI A3 Sportback (8PA) 1.9 TDI, AUDI A3 Sportback (8PA) 1.6 FSI, AUDI A3 Sportback (8PA) 2.0 FSI, AUDI A3 Sportback (8PA) 2.0 TDI 16V, AUDI A3 Sportback (8PA) 2.0 TFSI, AUDI A3 Sportback (8PA) 2.0 TDI, AUDI A3 Sportback (8PA) 2.0 TDI, AUDI A3 Sportback (8PA) 2.0 TDI, AUDI A3 Sportback (8PA) 1.8 TFSI, AUDI A3 Sportback (8PA) 1.4 TFSI, AUDI A3 Sportback (8PA) 1.6 TDI, AUDI A3 Sportback (8PA) 1.6 TDI, AUDI A3 Sportback (8PA) 2.0 TDI, AUDI A3 Sportback (8PA) 1.2 TSI View more

The steps may slightly vary depending on the car design.

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Brake caliper
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Brake Caliper Axle Kit
Tools
Replacement: brake caliper – Audi A3 8PA. Tools you need:
Wire brush
WD-40 spray
Brake cleaner
Copper grease
Combination spanner #11
Combination spanner #13
Combination spanner #15
Drive socket # 11
Drive socket # 13
Wheel impact socket #17
Torque wrench
Crow bar
Rubber mallet
Fluid container
Brake hose clip
Water pump pliers
Brake bleeder kit
Wheel chock
Replacement: brake caliper – Audi A3 8PA. AUTODOC experts recommend:
  • The replacement procedure is identical for the left and right brake calipers on the same axle.
  • All work should be done with the engine stopped.
Replacement: brake caliper – Audi A3 8PA. Take the following 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 rear of the car and secure on supports.
  5. Step 5
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    Unscrew the wheel bolts.
    Replacement: brake caliper – Audi A3 8PA. AUTODOC recommends:
    To avoid injury, hold up the wheel when unscrewing the bolts.
  6. Step 6
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    Remove the wheel.
  7. Step 7
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    Clean the parking brake bracket. Use a wire brush. Use WD-40 spray.
  8. Step 8
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    Press the parking brake actuator lever on the brake caliper.
  9. Step 9
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    Release the parking brake cable. Use water pump pliers.
  10. Step 10
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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 WD-40 spray.
  11. Step 11
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    Clamp the brake hose off using a brake hose clamp.
  12. Step 12
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    Put a container for gathering brake fluid beneath.
  13. Step 13
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    Unscrew the brake pipe from the brake hose. Use a combination spanner #11.
  14. Step 14
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    Loosen the fastener connecting the brake pipe to the brake caliper. Use a combination spanner #11.
  15. Step 15
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    Remove the brake hose retaining clip. Use a crowbar.
  16. Step 16
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    Detach the brake pipe from the brake hose.
  17. Step 17
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    Unscrew the brake caliper fastening. Use a combination spanner #13. Use a combination spanner #15.
  18. Step 18
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    Remove the brake caliper.
    Replacement: brake caliper – Audi A3 8PA. Professionals recommend:
    When replacing the brake caliper, it is recommended to check the brake hose for damages and, if necessary, to replace it with a new one. When replacing a brake caliper it is recommended to replace brake pads, check the state of the brake discs and replace them with new ones if necessary.If no new guide pins were supplied in a kit with the new brake calipers, use the old pins.
  19. Step 19
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    Unscrew the fastener connecting the brake pipe to the brake caliper. Use a combination spanner #11.
  20. Step 20
    Detach the brake pipe from the brake caliper.
    Step 21
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    Treat the brake pipe. Use a brake cleaner.
    AUTODOC recommends:
    Replacement: brake caliper – Audi A3 8PA. After applying the spray, wait a few minutes.
  21. Step 22
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    Reattach the brake pipe to the brake caliper.
  22. Step 23
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    Screw in the fastener connecting the brake pipe to the brake caliper. Use a combination spanner #11.
  23. Step 24
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    Install the brake caliper and fix it. Use a combination spanner #13. Use a combination spanner #15.
  24. Step 25
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    Treat the brake hose. Treat the brake pipe. Use a brake cleaner.
    Replacement: brake caliper – Audi A3 8PA. Tip from AUTODOC experts:
    After applying the spray, wait a few minutes.
  25. Step 26
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    Reattach the brake pipe to the brake hose.
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