When to replace the Brake Pads on your AUDI A4
Recommended replacement interval for the part category Brake pad set : 30000 km
Important!
This replacement procedure can be used for:
AUDI A4 Avant (8K5, B8) 1.8 TFSI, AUDI A4 Avant (8K5, B8) 3.0 TFSI quattro, AUDI A4 Avant (8K5, B8) 3.0 TDI quattro, AUDI A4 Avant (8K5, B8) 2.7 TDI, AUDI A4 Avant (8K5, B8) 2.0 TFSI, AUDI A4 Avant (8K5, B8) S4 quattro, AUDI A4 Avant (8K5, B8) 2.0 TFSI flexible fuel, AUDI A4 Avant (8K5, B8) 2.0 TFSI flexible fuel quattro, AUDI A4 Avant (8K5, B8) 2.0 TFSI, AUDI A4 Avant (8K5, B8) 2.0 TFSI quattro, AUDI A4 Avant (8K5, B8) 2.0 TDI, AUDI A4 Avant (8K5, B8) 2.0 TDI quattro, AUDI A4 Avant (8K5, B8) 2.0 TDI, AUDI A4 Avant (8K5, B8) 2.0 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 A4 Avant (8K5, B8) and other AUDI models
Tools
Replacement: brake pads – AUDI A4 Avant (8K5, B8). Tools you might need:
Wire brush
Nylon cleaning brush
WD-40 spray
Brake cleaner
Anti-squeal paste
Copper grease
Combination spanner #15
Drive socket # 13
Wheel impact socket #17
Ratchet wrench
Torque wrench
Brake caliper wind back tool
Crow bar
Wheel chock
Replacement: brake pads – AUDI A4 Avant (8K5, B8). 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.
  • Warning! Shut down the engine before starting any work – AUDI A4 Avant (8K5, B8).
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
    Put the parking brake system into service mode.
    Step 3
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    Secure the wheels with chocks.
  3. Step 4
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    Loosen the wheel mounting bolts. Use wheel impact socket #17.
  4. Step 5
    Raise the rear of the car and secure on supports.
    Step 6
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    Unscrew the wheel bolts.
    AUTODOC recommends:
    Warning! To avoid injury, hold the wheel while unscrewing the fastening bolts. AUDI A4 Avant (8K5, B8)
  5. Step 7
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    Remove the wheel.
  6. Step 8
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    Clean the brake caliper fasteners. Use a wire brush. Use WD-40 spray.
  7. 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.
  8. Step 10
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    Spread the brake pads. Use a crowbar.
  9. Step 11
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    Remove the brake caliper.
    Replacement: brake pads – AUDI A4 Avant (8K5, B8). 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. Check the brake caliper bracket, brake caliper guide pins and boots. Clean them. Replace, if necessary.
  10. Step 12
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    Remove the brake pads.
    Replacement: brake pads – AUDI A4 Avant (8K5, B8). Tip from AUTODOC:
    Measure the brake disc thickness. Upon reaching the wear limit the part must be replaced.
  11. Step 13
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    Treat the brake caliper piston. Use a nylon cleaning brush. Use a brake cleaner.
    AUTODOC recommends:
    Replacement: brake pads – AUDI A4 Avant (8K5, B8). After applying the spray, wait a few minutes.
  12. Step 14
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    Press in the brake caliper piston. Use brake caliper wind back tool.
  13. Step 15
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    Remove the retaining springs of the brake pads.
  14. Step 16
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    Clean the brake caliper bracket from dirt and dust. Use a wire brush. Use a brake cleaner.
    Replacement: brake pads – AUDI A4 Avant (8K5, B8). Tip:
    After applying the spray, wait a few minutes.
  15. Step 17
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    Install the retaining springs of the brake pads.
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