Important!
This replacement procedure can be used for:
VW Golf IV Hatchback (1J1) 1.6

The steps may slightly vary depending on the car design.

How to change rear brake caliper on VW GOLF 4 (1J1) [TUTORIAL AUTODOC]

Replacement: brake caliper – VW Golf 4. List of the tools you'll need:
Replacement: brake caliper – VW Golf 4. List of the tools you'll need:
Wire brush
Brake cleaner
Copper grease
Combination spanner #11
Combination spanner #15
HEX bit No.H6.
Drive socket # 11
Drive socket # 13
Wheel impact socket #17
Ratchet wrench
Torque wrench
Fluid container
Water pump pliers
Brake hose clip
Brake bleeder kit
Crow bar
Wheel chock
All the parts you need to replace – Brake Calipers for Golf IV Hatchback (1J1) and other VW models
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Brake Caliper
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VW Golf IV Hatchback (1J1) 1.6
Replacement: brake caliper – VW Golf 4. Tip from AUTODOC experts:
  • 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 – VW Golf 4. Use the following procedure:
  1. How to change Brake Calipers on Golf 4 1997 - free PDF and video manuals
    Step 1
    Open the bonnet.Unscrew the brake fluid reservoir cap.
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    Step 2
    Secure the wheels with chocks.
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    Step 3
    Loosen the wheel mounting bolts.Use wheel impact socket #17.
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    Step 4
    Raise the rear of the car and secure on supports.
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    Step 5
    Unscrew the wheel bolts.
    AUTODOC recommends:
    Warning! To avoid injury, hold the wheel while unscrewing the fastening bolts. VW Golf 4
  6. How to replace Brake Calipers on VW Golf IV Hatchback (1J1) 2002: download PDF manuals and video instructions
    Step 6
    Remove the wheel.
  7. How hard is it to do yourself: Brake Calipers replacement on Golf 4 1.4 16V 2003 - download illustrated guide
    Step 7
    Clean the area where the brake hose is connected to the caliper, and the guide pins area.Use a wire brush.Use a brake cleaner.
    AUTODOC recommends:
    Replacement: brake caliper – VW Golf 4. After applying the spray, wait a few minutes.
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    Step 8
    Remove the retaining clip of the parking brake cable.Use a crowbar.
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    Step 9
    Disconnect the parking brake cable from the caliper.Use water pump pliers.Release the parking brake cable.
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    Step 10
    Clamp the brake hose off using a brake hose clamp.
  11. Replacing Brake Calipers on Golf 4 1998 1.4 16V by yourself
    Step 11
    Put a container for gathering brake fluid beneath.
  12. Golf IV Hatchback (1J1) 1.8 T 1999 Brake Calipers DIY replacement workshop manual
    Step 12
    Unscrew the brake hose from the brake caliper.Use a drive socket #13.Use a ratchet wrench.
  13. How to change Brake Calipers on VW Golf IV Hatchback (1J1) 2000 - tips and tricks
    Step 13
    Spread the brake pads.Use a crowbar.
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    Step 14
    Unscrew the brake caliper fastening.Use a combination spanner #15.Use a drive socket #13.Use a ratchet wrench.
  15. DIY replacement of Brake Calipers on VW Golf IV Hatchback (1J1) 1.6 16V 2002 is not an issue anymore with our step-by-step tutorial
    Step 15
    Remove the brake caliper.Use a crowbar.
    Replacement: brake caliper – VW Golf 4. Tip from AUTODOC experts:
    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.
  16. How to change Brake Calipers on Golf 4 1997 - free PDF and video manuals
    Step 16
    Install the brake caliper and fix it.
    Please note!
    Install the brake caliper starting with its lower part. Hold up the brake caliper.
  17. How to replace VW Golf IV Hatchback (1J1) 1.4 16V 1998 Brake Calipers - step-by-step manuals and video guides
    Step 17
    Tighten the brake caliper fasteners.Use a combination spanner #15.Use a drive socket #13.Use a torque wrench.Tighten it to 35 Nm torque.
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    Step 18
    Unscrew the brake hose plug.Use HEX No.H6.Use a ratchet wrench.
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    Step 19
    Treat the brake hose.Use a brake cleaner.
    AUTODOC recommends:
    Replacement: brake caliper – VW Golf 4. After applying the spray, wait a few minutes.
  20. How to remove VW GOLF 1.8 T 2001 Brake Calipers - online easy-to-follow instructions
    Step 20
    Install and fix the brake hose into a new caliper.Use a drive socket #13.
  21. How to replace Brake Calipers on VW Golf IV Hatchback (1J1) 2002: download PDF manuals and video instructions
    Step 21
    Tighten the fastener connecting the brake pipe to the brake caliper.Use a drive socket #13.Use a torque wrench.Tighten it to 30 Nm torque.
  22. How hard is it to do yourself: Brake Calipers replacement on Golf 4 1.4 16V 2003 - download illustrated guide
    Step 22
    Remove the brake hose clamp.
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    Step 23
    Detach the brake caliper bleed screw cap.
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    Step 24
    Undo the brake bleeder screw.Use a combination spanner #11.
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    Step 25
    Connect the brake bleeder kit to the brake bleeder screw.
  26. Replacing Brake Calipers on Golf 4 1998 1.4 16V by yourself
    Step 26
    Install the parking brake cable into the brake caliper bracket.Use water pump pliers.
  27. Golf IV Hatchback (1J1) 1.8 T 1999 Brake Calipers DIY replacement workshop manual
    Step 27
    Secure the parking brake cable with the retaining clip.
  28. How to change Brake Calipers on VW Golf IV Hatchback (1J1) 2000 - tips and tricks
    Step 28
    Bleed the brake caliper system.Without starting the engine, press the brake pedal several times until you feel significant resistance.
  29. Step-by-step recommendations for DIY replacement Golf 4 2001 1.8 T Brake Calipers
    Step 29
    Tighten the brake bleeder screw.Use a combination spanner #11.
  30. DIY replacement of Brake Calipers on VW Golf IV Hatchback (1J1) 1.6 16V 2002 is not an issue anymore with our step-by-step tutorial
    Step 30
    Disconnect the brake bleeder kit.
  31. How to change Brake Calipers on Golf 4 1997 - free PDF and video manuals
    Step 31
    Tighten the brake caliper bleed screw. Use a drive socket #11.Use a torque wrench.Tighten it to 25 Nm torque.
  32. How to replace VW Golf IV Hatchback (1J1) 1.4 16V 1998 Brake Calipers - step-by-step manuals and video guides
    Step 32
    Attach the brake caliper bleed screw cap.
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    Step 33
    Treat the surface where the brake disc contacts the wheel rim. Use copper grease.
  34. Changing Brake Calipers on VW Golf IV Hatchback (1J1) 1.9 TDI 2000 by yourself
    Step 34
    Clean the brake disk surface.Use a brake cleaner.
    AUTODOC recommends:
    Replacement: brake caliper – VW Golf 4. After applying the spray, wait a few minutes.
    Step 35
    Install the wheel.
    AUTODOC recommends:
    Warning! To avoid injury, hold the wheel while screwing in the fastening bolts on the car. VW Golf 4
  35. How to remove VW GOLF 1.8 T 2001 Brake Calipers - online easy-to-follow instructions
    Step 36
    Screw in the wheel bolts.Use wheel impact socket #17.
  36. How to replace Brake Calipers on VW Golf IV Hatchback (1J1) 2002: download PDF manuals and video instructions
    Step 37
    Lower the car and working in a cross order, tighten the wheel bolts.Use a torque wrench.Tighten it to 120 Nm torque.
  37. How hard is it to do yourself: Brake Calipers replacement on Golf 4 1.4 16V 2003 - download illustrated guide
    Step 38
    Remove the jacks and chocks.
    AUTODOC recommends:
    Check the brake fluid level in the expansion tank and refill if necessary.
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    Step 39
    Tighten the brake fluid reservoir cap. Close the hood.
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