Important!
This replacement procedure can be used for:
VW TOURAN (1T1, 1T2) 1.6, VW Golf V Hatchback (1K1) 1.6, VW Jetta Mk5 (1K) 1.6

The steps may slightly vary depending on the car design.

How to change rear brake caliper on VW GOLF 5 (1K1) [TUTORIAL AUTODOC]

Replacement: brake caliper – VW Golf 5. List of the tools you'll need:
Replacement: brake caliper – VW Golf 5. List of the tools you'll need:
Wire brush
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
Fluid container
Brake hose clip
Brake bleeder kit
Water pump pliers
Rubber mallet
Crow bar
Wheel chock
All the parts you need to replace – Brake Calipers for Golf V Hatchback (1K1) and other VW models
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Brake Caliper
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VW TOURAN (1T1, 1T2) 1.6
Simple DIY car repair steps – Replacing Brake Caliper on VW Golf V Hatchback (1K1) 1.6
VW Golf V Hatchback (1K1) 1.6
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VW Jetta Mk5 (1K) 1.6
Replacement: brake caliper – VW Golf 5. Tip from AUTODOC:
  • The replacement procedure is identical for the left and right brake calipers on the same axle.
  • Please note: all work on the car – VW Golf 5 – should be done with the engine switched off.
Carry out replacement in the following order:
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    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:
    Important! Hold the wheel while unscrewing the fastening bolts. VW Golf 5
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    Step 6
    Remove the wheel.
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    Step 7
    Clamp the brake hose off using a brake hose clamp.
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    Step 8
    Put a container for gathering brake fluid beneath.
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    Step 9
    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 5. After applying the spray, wait a few minutes.
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    Step 10
    Unscrew the brake hose from the brake caliper.Use a combination spanner #11.
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    Step 11
    Remove the brake hose retaining clip.Use a crowbar.
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    Step 12
    Remove the retaining clip of the parking brake cable.Use a crowbar.
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    Step 13
    Disconnect the parking brake cable from the caliper.Use water pump pliers.
    Step 14
    Release the parking brake cable.
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    Step 15
    Unscrew the fastener connecting the brake pipe to the brake hose. Use a combination spanner #13.
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    Step 16
    Unscrew the brake caliper fastening.Use a combination spanner #13.
  16. How to change Brake Calipers on Golf 5 2003 - free PDF and video manuals
    Step 17
    Remove the brake caliper.
    Replacement: brake caliper – VW Golf 5. AUTODOC experts 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.
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    Step 18
    Unscrew the fastener connecting the brake pipe to the brake caliper. Use a combination spanner #13.
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    Step 19
    Install the brake caliper and fix it.
    Please note!
    Hold up the brake caliper.
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    Step 20
    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.
  20. How to remove VW GOLF 2.0 TDI 16V 2007 Brake Calipers - online easy-to-follow instructions
    Step 21
    Treat the brake pipe. Use a brake cleaner.
    AUTODOC recommends:
    Replacement: brake caliper – VW Golf 5. After applying the spray, wait a few minutes.
  21. How to replace Brake Calipers on VW Golf V Hatchback (1K1) 2008: download PDF manuals and video instructions
    Step 22
    Screw in the fastener connecting the brake pipe to the brake caliper.Use a combination spanner #13.
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    Step 23
    Treat the brake hose.Use a brake cleaner.
    Replacement: brake caliper – VW Golf 5. Professionals recommend:
    After applying the spray, wait a few minutes.
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    Step 24
    Install the brake hose retaining clip.Use a rubber mallet.
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    Step 25
    Screw in the fastener connecting the brake pipe to the brake hose. Use a combination spanner #13.
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    Step 26
    Remove the brake hose clamp.
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    Step 27
    Install the parking brake cable into the brake caliper bracket.Use water pump pliers.
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    Step 28
    Secure the parking brake cable with the retaining clip.
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    Step 29
    Detach the brake caliper bleed screw cap.Use a crowbar.
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    Step 30
    Connect the brake bleeder kit to the brake bleeder screw.
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    Step 31
    Undo the brake bleeder screw.Use a combination spanner #11.
  31. How to change Brake Calipers on Golf 5 2003 - free PDF and video manuals
    Step 32
    Bleed the brake caliper system.Without starting the engine, press the brake pedal several times until you feel significant resistance.
  32. How to replace VW Golf V Hatchback (1K1) 1.9 TDI 2004 Brake Calipers - step-by-step manuals and video guides
    Step 33
    Tighten the brake bleeder screw.Use a combination spanner #11.
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    Step 34
    Disconnect the brake bleeder kit.
    Step 35
    Tighten the brake caliper bleed screw. Use a drive socket #11.Use a torque wrench.Tighten it to 25 Nm torque.
  34. Changing Brake Calipers on VW Golf V Hatchback (1K1) 1.6 FSI 2006 by yourself
    Step 36
    Clean the brake caliper fasteners. Use a brake cleaner.
    AUTODOC recommends:
    Replacement: brake caliper – VW Golf 5. After applying the spray, wait a few minutes.
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    Step 37
    Treat the surface where the brake disc contacts the wheel rim. Use copper grease.
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    Step 38
    Clean the brake disk surface.Use a brake cleaner.
    Replacement: brake caliper – VW Golf 5. Tip from AUTODOC:
    After applying the spray, wait a few minutes.
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    Step 39
    Install the wheel.
    AUTODOC recommends:
    Warning! To avoid injury, hold the wheel while screwing in the fastening bolts on the car. VW Golf 5
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    Step 40
    Screw in the wheel bolts.Use wheel impact socket #17.
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    Step 41
    Lower the car and working in a cross order, tighten the wheel bolts.Use a torque wrench.Tighten it to 120 Nm torque.
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    Step 42
    Remove the jacks and chocks.
    Replacement: brake caliper – VW Golf 5. AUTODOC recommends:
    Check the brake fluid level in the expansion tank and refill if necessary.
  41. Replacing Brake Calipers on Golf 5 2006 1.9 TDI by yourself
    Step 43
    Tighten the brake fluid reservoir cap. Close the hood.
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