When to replace the Brake Pads on your AUDI A3
Recommended replacement interval for the part category Brake pad set : 30000 km
Important!
This replacement procedure can be used for:
AUDI A3 Hatchback (8L1) 1.6, AUDI A3 Hatchback (8L1) 1.8 T, AUDI A3 Hatchback (8L1) 1.9 TDI, AUDI A3 Hatchback (8L1) 1.9 TDI, AUDI A3 Hatchback (8L1) 1.8 T quattro, AUDI A3 Hatchback (8L1) S3 quattro, AUDI A3 Hatchback (8L1) 1.8 T quattro, AUDI A3 Hatchback (8L1) 1.8 T, AUDI A3 Hatchback (8L1) 1.9 TDI, AUDI A3 Hatchback (8L1) 1.6, AUDI A3 Hatchback (8L1) 1.9 TDI quattro, AUDI A3 Hatchback (8L1) 1.9 TDI, AUDI A3 Hatchback (8L1) S3 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 Pads for A3 Hatchback (8L1) and other AUDI models
Tools
Replacement: brake pads – Audi A3 8L1. Tools you'll need:
Wire brush
Combination spanner #13
Combination spanner #15
Drive socket # 13
Torque wrench
Copper grease
Anti-squeal paste
Brake cleaner
Wheel impact socket #17
Brake caliper wind back tool
Crow bar
Wheel chock
Replacement: brake pads – Audi A3 8L1. AUTODOC experts recommend:
  • Perform the replacement of brake pads in complete set for each axis. This provides effective braking.
  • The replacement procedure is identical for all brake pads on the same axle.
  • All work should be done with the engine stopped.
Replacement: brake pads – Audi A3 8L1. Take the following steps:
  1. Step 1
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    Open the bonnet. Unscrew the brake fluid reservoir cap.
  2. Step 2
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    Secure the wheels with chocks.
  3. Step 3
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    Loosen the wheel mounting bolts. Use wheel impact socket #17.
  4. Step 4
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    Raise the rear of the car and secure on supports.
  5. Step 5
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    Unscrew the wheel bolts.
    AUTODOC recommends:
    Warning! To avoid injury, hold the wheel while unscrewing the fastening bolts. Audi A3 8L1
  6. Step 6
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    Remove the wheel.
  7. 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.
  8. Step 9
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    Clean the brake caliper fasteners. Use a wire brush. Use a brake cleaner.
    Replacement: brake pads – Audi A3 8L1. Tip from AUTODOC:
    After applying the spray, wait a few minutes.
  9. Step 10
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    Unscrew the brake caliper fastening. Use a combination spanner #13. Use a combination spanner #15.
  10. Step 11
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    Remove the brake caliper.
    Replacement: brake pads – Audi A3 8L1. AUTODOC recommends:
    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.
  11. Step 12
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    Remove the brake pads.
    Replacement: brake pads – Audi A3 8L1. AUTODOC experts recommend:
    Measure the brake disc thickness. Upon reaching the wear limit the part must be replaced.Check the brake caliper bracket, brake caliper guide pins and boots. Clean them. Replace, if necessary.
  12. Step 13
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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 pads – Audi A3 8L1. After applying the spray, wait a few minutes.
  13. Step 14
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    Press in the brake caliper piston. Use brake caliper wind back tool.
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