When to replace the Brake Discs on your VW PASSAT
Recommended replacement interval for the part category Brake disc : 50000 km
Important!
This replacement procedure can be used for:
VW Passat Variant (365) 1.4 TSI, VW Passat Variant (365) 1.8 TSI, VW Passat Variant (365) 1.6 TDI, VW Passat Variant (365) 2.0 TSI, VW Passat Variant (365) 2.0 TDI, VW Passat Variant (365) 2.0 TDI 4motion, VW Passat Variant (365) 2.0 TDI, VW Passat Variant (365) 2.0 TDI 4motion, VW Passat Variant (365) 1.4 TSI EcoFuel, VW Passat Variant (365) 3.6 FSI 4motion, VW Passat Variant (365) 1.4 TSI MultiFuel, VW Passat Variant (365) 2.0 TDI, VW Passat Variant (365) 1.8 TSI, VW Passat Variant (365) 2.0 TDI, VW Passat Variant (365) 1.4 TSI, VW Passat Variant (365) 2.0 TDI 4motion 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 Passat Variant (365) and other VW models
Tools
Replacement: brake discs – VW PASSAT Variant (365). List of the tools you'll need:
Wire brush
Nylon cleaning brush
WD-40 spray
Brake cleaner
Copper grease
Torque wrench
Combination spanner #13
Combination spanner #15
Drive socket # 13
XZN socket bit # 14
Torx bit T27
Torx bit T30
Wheel impact socket #17
Ratchet wrench
Tap wrench
Rubber mallet
Impact screwdriver
Brake caliper wind back tool
Crow bar
Wheel chock
AUTODOC recommends:
  • Replace the brake disks on the car VW PASSAT Variant (365) 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 – VW PASSAT Variant (365) – should be done with the engine switched off.
Carry out replacement in the following order:
  1. Step 1
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    Connect the scan and service tool.
  2. Step 2
    Put the parking brake system into service mode.
    Step 3
    Open the hood.
    Step 4
    Clean the brake fluid reservoir cap. Use a brake cleaner.
    AUTODOC recommends:
    Replacement: brake discs – VW PASSAT Variant (365). After applying the spray, wait a few minutes.
    Step 5
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    Unscrew the engine solenoid valve bracket. Use Torx T27. Use a ratchet wrench.
  3. Step 6
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    Unscrew the brake fluid reservoir cap.
  4. Step 7
    Secure the wheels with chocks.
    Step 8
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    Loosen the wheel mounting bolts. Use wheel impact socket #17.
  5. Step 9
    Raise the rear of the car and secure on supports.
    Step 10
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    Unscrew the wheel bolts.
    AUTODOC recommends:
    Warning! To avoid injury, hold the wheel while unscrewing the fastening bolts. VW PASSAT Variant (365)
  6. Step 11
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    Remove the wheel.
  7. Step 12
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    Spread the brake pads. Use a crowbar.
  8. Step 13
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    Clean the brake caliper fasteners. Use a wire brush. Use WD-40 spray.
  9. Step 14
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    Unscrew the brake caliper fastening. Use a combination spanner #13. Use a combination spanner #15. Use a drive socket #13. Use a ratchet wrench.
  10. Step 15
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    Remove the brake caliper.
    Replacement: brake discs – VW PASSAT Variant (365). Tip:
    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.
  11. Step 16
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    Remove the brake pads.
  12. Step 17
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    Clean the brake caliper bracket fasteners. Use a wire brush. Use WD-40 spray.
  13. Step 18
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    Unscrew the caliper bracket fastening. Use XZN #14. Use a tap wrench.
  14. Step 19
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    Remove the caliper bracket.
  15. Step 20
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    Clean the brake disc fastener. Use a wire brush. Use WD-40 spray.
  16. Step 21
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    Unscrew the brake disc fastening. Use Torx T30. Use an impact screwdriver.
  17. Step 22
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    Remove the brake disc. Use a rubber mallet.
  18. Step 23
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    Clean the hub. Use a wire brush.
  19. Step 24
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    Treat the contacting surface. Use copper grease.
  20. Step 25
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    Install the brake disc.
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