When to replace the Brake Discs on your AUDI A5
Recommended replacement interval for the part category Brake disc : 50000 km
Important!
This replacement procedure can be used for:
AUDI A5 Coupe (8T3) 2.0 TDI, AUDI A5 Coupe (8T3) 3.0 TDI, AUDI A5 Coupe (8T3) 3.0 TDI quattro, AUDI A5 Coupe (8T3) 1.8 TFSI, AUDI A5 Coupe (8T3) 3.2 FSI, AUDI A5 Coupe (8T3) 2.7 TDI, AUDI A5 Coupe (8T3) 3.0 TDI quattro, AUDI A5 Coupe (8T3) 2.0 TDI quattro, AUDI A5 Coupe (8T3) 3.0 TFSI quattro, AUDI A5 Coupe (8T3) 3.2 FSI quattro, AUDI A5 Coupe (8T3) 2.0 TFSI, AUDI A5 Coupe (8T3) 2.0 TFSI, AUDI A5 Coupe (8T3) 2.0 TFSI quattro, AUDI A5 Coupe (8T3) 2.7 TDI, AUDI A5 Coupe (8T3) 3.0 TDI quattro, AUDI A5 Coupe (8T3) 2.0 TDI, AUDI A5 Coupe (8T3) 2.0 TDI quattro, AUDI A5 Coupe (8T3) 1.8 TFSI, AUDI A5 Coupe (8T3) 2.0 TDI, AUDI A5 Coupe (8T3) 2.0 TFSI, AUDI A5 Coupe (8T3) 2.0 TFSI quattro, AUDI A5 Coupe (8T3) 2.0 TDI, AUDI A5 Coupe (8T3) 2.0 TDI quattro, AUDI A5 Coupe (8T3) 2.0 TFSI quattro, AUDI A5 Coupe (8T3) 1.8 TFSI, AUDI A5 Coupe (8T3) 3.0 TDI quattro, AUDI A5 Coupe (8T3) 2.0 TFSI quattro, AUDI A5 Coupe (8T3) 2.0 TFSI, AUDI A5 Coupe (8T3) 2.0 TFSI Flexfuel quattro 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

All the parts you need to replace – Brake Discs for A5 Coupe (8T3) and other AUDI models
Tools
Replacement: brake discs – AUDI A5 (8T3). Tools you might need:
Wire brush
Nylon cleaning brush
WD-40 spray
Brake cleaner
Copper grease
Combination spanner #15
Combination spanner #18
Drive socket # 13
Drive socket # 18
Torx bit T30
Wheel impact socket #17
Ratchet wrench
Torque wrench
Brake caliper wind back tool
Impact screwdriver
Crow bar
Wheel chock
Replacement: brake discs – AUDI A5 (8T3). AUTODOC recommends:
  • Replace the brake disks on the car AUDI A5 (8T3) 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.
  • All work should be done with the engine stopped.
Replacement: brake discs – AUDI A5 (8T3). Recommended sequence of steps:
  1. Step 1
    Open the bonnet. Unscrew the brake fluid reservoir cap.
    Step 2
    Put the parking brake system into service mode.
    Step 3
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    Secure the wheels with chocks.
  2. Step 4
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    Loosen the wheel mounting bolts. Use wheel impact socket #17.
  3. Step 5
    Raise the rear of the car and secure on supports.
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    Unscrew the wheel bolts.
    AUTODOC recommends:
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  4. Step 7
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    Remove the wheel.
  5. Step 8
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    Clean the brake caliper fasteners. Use a wire brush. Use WD-40 spray.
  6. Step 9
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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 10
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    Spread the brake pads. Use a crowbar.
  8. Step 11
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    Remove the brake caliper.
    Replacement: brake discs – AUDI A5 (8T3). AUTODOC experts recommend:
    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. Check the brake caliper bracket, brake caliper guide pins and boots. Clean them. Replace, if necessary.
  9. Step 12
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    Remove the brake pads.
  10. Step 13
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    Clean the brake caliper bracket fasteners. Use a wire brush. Use WD-40 spray.
  11. Step 14
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    Unscrew the caliper bracket fastening. Use a combination spanner #18.
  12. Step 15
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    Remove the caliper bracket.
  13. Step 16
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    Clean the brake disc fasteners. Use a wire brush. Use WD-40 spray.
  14. Step 17
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    Unscrew the brake disc fastening. Use Torx T30. Use an impact screwdriver.
  15. Step 18
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    Remove the brake disc.
  16. Step 19
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    Clean the hub. Use a wire brush. Treat the contacting surface. Use copper grease.
  17. Step 20
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    Install the brake disc.
  18. Step 21
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    Tighten the brake disc fastening. Use Torx T30. Use a torque wrench. Tighten it to 5 Nm torque.
  19. Step 22
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    Remove the retaining springs of the brake pads.
  20. Step 23
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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 discs – AUDI A5 (8T3). After applying the spray, wait a few minutes.
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