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 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) S3 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) S3 quattro, 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) S3 quattro, 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) S3 quattro, AUDI A3 Sportback (8VA, 8VF) 2.0 TFSI quattro, AUDI A3 Sportback (8VA, 8VF) 2.0 TFSI, AUDI A3 Sportback (8VA, 8VF) S3 quattro, 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.

This video shows the replacement procedure of a similar car part on another vehicle

All the parts you need to replace – Brake Pads for A3 Sportback (8VA, 8VF) and other AUDI models
Tools
Replacement: brake pads – AUDI A3 Sportback (8VA). Tools you need:
Wire brush
Nylon cleaning brush
Brake cleaner
Anti-squeal paste
Ceramic grease
Torque wrench
Combination spanner #13
Combination spanner #17
Drive socket # 13
Wheel impact socket #17
Brake caliper wind back tool
Crow bar
Wheel chock
Replacement: brake pads – AUDI A3 Sportback (8VA). Tip from AUTODOC:
  • 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.
  • 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
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    Open the bonnet. Unscrew the brake fluid reservoir cap.
  2. Step 2
    Secure the wheels with chocks.
    Step 3
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    Loosen the wheel mounting bolts. Use wheel impact socket #17.
  3. Step 4
    Raise the car.
    Replacement: brake pads – AUDI A3 Sportback (8VA). Tip from AUTODOC:
    If you are using a jack, make sure it rests on a flat surface without any unevenness.Be sure to additionally secure the car with jack stands.
    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 Sportback (8VA)
  4. Step 6
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    Remove the wheel.
  5. Step 7
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    Clean the brake caliper fasteners. Use a wire brush. Use a brake cleaner.
    AUTODOC recommends:
    Replacement: brake pads – AUDI A3 Sportback (8VA). After applying the spray, wait a few minutes.
  6. Step 8
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    Unscrew the brake caliper fasteners. Use a combination spanner #13. Use a combination spanner #17.
  7. Step 9
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    Remove the fastening bolts.
  8. Step 10
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    Remove the brake caliper. Use a crowbar.
    Replacement: brake pads – AUDI A3 Sportback (8VA). 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.
  9. Step 11
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    Remove the brake pads. Use a crowbar.
    Replacement: brake pads – AUDI A3 Sportback (8VA). Tip from AUTODOC:
    Measure the brake disc thickness. Upon reaching the wear limit the part must be replaced.
  10. Step 12
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    Treat the brake caliper piston. Use a nylon cleaning brush. Use a brake cleaner.
    AUTODOC recommends:
    Replacement: brake pads – AUDI A3 Sportback (8VA). After applying the spray, wait a few minutes.
  11. Step 13
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    Press in the brake caliper piston. Use brake caliper wind back tool.
  12. Step 14
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    Clean the brake caliper bracket from dirt and dust. Use a wire brush. Use a brake cleaner.
    AUTODOC recommends:
    After applying the spray, wait a few minutes.
  13. Step 15
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    Treat the brake pads in the area where their surface comes into contact with the brake caliper bracket. Use anti-squeal paste.
    AUTODOC recommends:
    Make sure the disc surface is clean before installing the pads.
  14. Step 16
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    Install new brake pads.
    Replacement: brake pads – AUDI A3 Sportback (8VA). AUTODOC recommends:
    Check the brake caliper bracket, brake caliper guide pins and boots. Clean them. Replace, if necessary.
Comments – 1
  • A. P.
    08.05.2023 16:35
    Member
    This ignores the fact that you need to release the electronic handbrake motor.
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