When to replace the Brake Discs on your AUDI A3
Recommended replacement interval for the part category Brake disc : 50000 km
Important!
This replacement procedure can be used for:
AUDI A3 Sportback (8VA, 8VF) 2.0 TDI, AUDI A3 Sportback (8VA, 8VF) 1.4 TFSI, AUDI A3 Sportback (8VA, 8VF) 2.0 TDI, AUDI A3 Sportback (8VA, 8VF) 2.0 TDI quattro, AUDI A3 Sportback (8VA, 8VF) 2.0 TDI, AUDI A3 Sportback (8VA, 8VF) 1.8 TFSI, AUDI A3 Sportback (8VA, 8VF) 1.6 TDI, AUDI A3 Sportback (8VA, 8VF) 1.4 TFSI, AUDI A3 Sportback (8VA, 8VF) 2.0 TDI quattro, AUDI A3 Sportback (8VA, 8VF) 1.8 TFSI quattro, AUDI A3 Sportback (8VA, 8VF) 1.2 TFSI, AUDI A3 Sportback (8VA, 8VF) 2.0 TDI, AUDI A3 Sportback (8VA, 8VF) 2.0 TDI, AUDI A3 Sportback (8VA, 8VF) 1.6 TDI, AUDI A3 Sportback (8VA, 8VF) 1.4 TFSI g-tron, AUDI A3 Sportback (8VA, 8VF) 1.2 TFSI, AUDI A3 Sportback (8VA, 8VF) 1.4 TFSI, AUDI A3 Sportback (8VA, 8VF) 1.4 TSI, AUDI A3 Sportback (8VA, 8VF) 2.0 45 TFSI, AUDI A3 Sportback (8VA, 8VF) 1.6 TDI quattro, AUDI A3 Sportback (8VA, 8VF) 1.4 TFSI e-tron, AUDI A3 Sportback (8VA, 8VF) 1.0 TFSI, AUDI A3 Sportback (8VA, 8VF) 2.0 TFSI quattro, AUDI A3 Sportback (8VA, 8VF) 2.0 TFSI, AUDI A3 Sportback (8VA, 8VF) 1.6 TDI, AUDI A3 Sportback (8VA, 8VF) 1.5 TFSI, AUDI A3 Sportback (8VA, 8VF) 30 TFSI, AUDI A3 Sportback (8VA, 8VF) 35 TFSI, AUDI A3 Sportback (8VA, 8VF) 30 TDI, AUDI A3 Sportback (8VA, 8VF) 30 g-tron, AUDI A3 Sportback (8VA, 8VF) 40 TFSI, AUDI A3 Sportback (8VA, 8VF) 35 TDI, AUDI A3 Sportback (8VA, 8VF) 40 TFSI quattro, AUDI A3 Sportback (8VA, 8VF) 40 TDI quattro View more

The steps may slightly vary depending on the car design.

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All the parts you need to replace – Brake Discs for A3 Sportback (8VA, 8VF) and other AUDI models
Tools
Replacement: brake discs – AUDI A3 Sportback (8VA). List of the tools you'll need:
XZN socket bit # 14
Torx bit T30
Torque wrench
Rubber mallet
Copper grease
Wire brush
WD-40 spray
Brake cleaner
Wheel impact socket #17
Crow bar
Wheel chock
Replacement: brake discs – AUDI A3 Sportback (8VA). AUTODOC recommends:
  • Replace the brake disks on the car AUDI A3 Sportback (8VA) in complete set for each axis. Regardless of the state of components. This will ensure even braking.
  • The replacement procedure is identical for both brake disks on the same axle.
  • When changing the brake discs, always replace the brake pads.
  • Please note: all work on the car – AUDI A3 Sportback (8VA) – 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 discs – AUDI A3 Sportback (8VA). AUTODOC experts recommend:
    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 brake caliper bracket fasteners. Use a wire brush. Treat the brake caliper bracket fasteners. Use WD-40 spray.
  7. Step 10
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    Unscrew the caliper bracket fastening. Use XZN #14.
  8. Step 11
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    Remove the brake caliper together with its bracket.
    Replacement: brake discs – AUDI A3 Sportback (8VA). Tip from AUTODOC:
    Tie the caliper to the suspension or to the body with a wire without disconnecting from the brake hose to prevent depressurization of the brake system.Make sure that the brake caliper is not hanging on the brake hose.Don't press the brake pedal after the brake caliper has been removed. As a result, the piston can fall out from the brake cylinder, and brake fluid leakage and depressurization of the system may occur.
  9. Step 12
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    Unscrew the brake disc mounting bolts and remove it. Use Torx T30.
    Replacement: brake discs – AUDI A3 Sportback (8VA). Tip from AUTODOC experts:
    If necessary, use a rubber mallet.
  10. Step 13
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    Clean the hub. Use a wire brush. Treat the contacting surface. Use copper grease.
  11. Step 14
    Remove anti-corrosion grease from the new brake disk. Use a brake cleaner.
    AUTODOC recommends:
    Replacement: brake discs – AUDI A3 Sportback (8VA). After applying the spray, wait a few minutes.
    Step 15
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    Install the brake disc.
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