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 Hatchback (8P1) 1.6 E-Power, AUDI A3 Hatchback (8P1) 2.0 FSI, AUDI A3 Hatchback (8P1) 1.6, AUDI A3 Hatchback (8P1) 2.0 TDI 16V, AUDI A3 Hatchback (8P1) 1.9 TDI, AUDI A3 Hatchback (8P1) 2.0 TDI, AUDI A3 Hatchback (8P1) 3.2 V6 quattro, AUDI A3 Hatchback (8P1) 1.6 FSI, AUDI A3 Hatchback (8P1) 2.0 TFSI, AUDI A3 Hatchback (8P1) 2.0 TFSI quattro, AUDI A3 Hatchback (8P1) 2.0 TDI 16V quattro, AUDI A3 Hatchback (8P1) 2.0 TDI, AUDI A3 Hatchback (8P1) 2.0 TDI quattro, AUDI A3 Hatchback (8P1) S3 quattro, AUDI A3 Hatchback (8P1) 2.0 TDI, AUDI A3 Hatchback (8P1) 2.0 TDI quattro, AUDI A3 Hatchback (8P1) 1.8 TFSI, AUDI A3 Hatchback (8P1) 1.4 TFSI, AUDI A3 Hatchback (8P1) S3 quattro, AUDI A3 Hatchback (8P1) 1.8 TFSI quattro, AUDI A3 Hatchback (8P1) 1.6 TDI, AUDI A3 Hatchback (8P1) 1.6 TDI, AUDI A3 Hatchback (8P1) 2.0 TDI, AUDI A3 Hatchback (8P1) 1.2 TSI 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

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Tools
Replacement: brake caliper – AUDI A3 (8P1). Tools you need:
Wire brush
Combination spanner #13
Combination spanner #15
Combination spanner #18
Drive socket # 13
HEX bit No.H6
Ratchet wrench
Brake cleaner
Wheel impact socket #17
Torque wrench
Crow bar
Anti-squeal paste
Water pump pliers
Fluid container
Brake hose clip
Copper grease
Wheel chock
Replacement: brake caliper – AUDI A3 (8P1). AUTODOC recommends:
  • The replacement procedure is identical for the left and right brake calipers on the same axle.
  • Please note: all work on the car – AUDI A3 (8P1) – should be done with the engine switched off.
Carry out replacement in the following order:
  1. Step 1
    Open the bonnet. Unscrew the brake fluid reservoir cap.
    Step 2
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    Secure the wheels with chocks.
  2. Step 3
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    Loosen the wheel mounting bolts. Use wheel impact socket #17.
  3. Step 4
    Raise the rear of the car and secure on supports.
    Step 5
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    Unscrew the wheel bolts.
    Replacement: brake caliper – AUDI A3 (8P1). Tip:
    To avoid injury, hold up the wheel when unscrewing the bolts.
  4. Step 6
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    Remove the wheel.
  5. Step 7
    Disconnect the ABS sensor electric socket. Disconnect the brake pad wear sensor plug. Remove the ABS sensor connector. Remove the connector of the brake pad wear sensor.
    Please note!
    Some cars are not equipped with the brake pad wear sensor.
    Step 8
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    Spread the brake pads. Use a crowbar.
  6. Step 9
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    Clean the area where the brake hose is connected to the caliper, and the guide pins area. Clean the brake caliper fasteners. Use a wire brush. Use a brake cleaner.
    AUTODOC recommends:
    Replacement: brake caliper – AUDI A3 (8P1). After applying the spray, wait a few minutes.
  7. Step 10
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    Clamp the brake hose off using a brake hose clamp.
  8. Step 11
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    Put a container for gathering brake fluid beneath.
  9. Step 12
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    Unscrew the brake hose from the brake caliper. Use a combination spanner #18.
  10. Step 13
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    Move the brake hose aside. Tie the brake hose to the car body with a hook or a piece of wire.
  11. Step 14
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    Detach the parking brake return spring. Use water pump pliers.
  12. Step 15
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    Remove the retaining clip of the parking brake cable. Use a crowbar.
  13. Step 16
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    Disconnect the parking brake cable from the caliper. Use water pump pliers.
  14. Step 17
    Release the parking brake cable.
    Step 18
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    Unscrew the brake caliper fastening. Use a combination spanner #13. Use a combination spanner #15. Use a drive socket #13. Use a ratchet wrench.
  15. Step 19
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    Remove the brake caliper.
  16. Step 20
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    Remove the brake pads.
    Replacement: brake caliper – AUDI A3 (8P1). Tip:
    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.
  17. Step 21
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    If going to use the old brake pads, clean them. Use a wire brush. Use a brake cleaner.
    AUTODOC recommends:
    Replacement: brake caliper – AUDI A3 (8P1). AUTODOC recommends:
  18. Step 22
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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 caliper – AUDI A3 (8P1). After applying the spray, wait a few minutes.
  19. Step 23
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    Treat the contact surfaces between the brake pads and the brake caliper bracket. Use anti-squeal paste.
  20. Step 24
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    Install the brake pads.
  21. Step 25
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    Install the brake caliper and fix it.
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