When to replace the Brake Calipers on your VW PASSAT
Recommended replacement interval for the part category Brake caliper : 100000 km
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This replacement procedure can be used for:
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The steps may slightly vary depending on the car design.

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All the parts you need to replace – Brake Calipers for Passat CC (357) and other VW models
Tools
Replacement: brake caliper – VW PASSAT CC (357). List of the tools you'll need:
Brake cleaner
Copper grease
Flare nut spanner #10
Combination spanner #13
Combination spanner #15
Drive socket # 13
Wheel impact socket #17
Ratchet wrench
Torque wrench
Flat Screwdriver
Pliers
Wheel chock
Replacement: brake caliper – VW PASSAT CC (357). 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 – VW PASSAT CC (357). Recommended sequence of steps:
  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
    Loosen the wheel mounting bolts. Use wheel impact socket #17.
    Step 4
    Raise the rear of the car and secure on supports.
    Step 5
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    Unscrew the wheel bolts.
    AUTODOC recommends:
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  3. Step 6
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    Remove the wheel.
  4. Step 7
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    Disconnect the parking brake cable from the caliper. Use a flat screwdriver.
  5. Step 8
    Remove the retaining clip of the parking brake cable. Use pliers.
    Step 9
    Release the parking brake cable. Use a flat screwdriver.
    Step 10
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    Spread the brake pads. Use a flat screwdriver.
  6. Step 11
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    Unscrew the brake caliper fastening. Use a combination spanner #15. Use a drive socket #13. Use a ratchet wrench.
  7. Step 12
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    Remove the brake caliper. Use a flat screwdriver.
    Replacement: brake caliper – VW PASSAT CC (357). 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.
  8. Step 13
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    Unscrew the brake hose from the brake caliper. Use a combination spanner #13.
  9. Step 14
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    Remove the brake pads.
    Replacement: brake caliper – VW PASSAT CC (357). AUTODOC recommends:
    Immediately plug the brake line open end to prevent fluid leakage and ingress of dirt into the hydraulic system.
  10. Step 15
    Install the brake pads.
    Step 16
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    Install and fix the brake hose into a new caliper. Use a combination spanner #13.
  11. Step 17
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    Install the brake caliper and fix it.
  12. Step 18
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    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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