When to replace the Brake Pads on your AUDI A6
Recommended replacement interval for the part category Brake pad set : 30000 km
Important!
This replacement procedure can be used for:
AUDI A6 Avant (4B5, C5) 2.4 quattro, AUDI A6 Avant (4B5, C5) 1.9 TDI, AUDI A6 Avant (4B5, C5) 1.8, AUDI A6 Avant (4B5, C5) 2.8 quattro, AUDI A6 Avant (4B5, C5) 1.8 T, AUDI A6 Avant (4B5, C5) 2.8, AUDI A6 Avant (4B5, C5) 1.8 T quattro, AUDI A6 Avant (4B5, C5) 2.5 TDI, AUDI A6 Avant (4B5, C5) 2.5 TDI quattro, AUDI A6 Avant (4B5, C5) 2.7 T, AUDI A6 Avant (4B5, C5) 2.7 T quattro, AUDI A6 Avant (4B5, C5) 2.4, AUDI A6 Avant (4B5, C5) 1.8 T quattro, AUDI A6 Avant (4B5, C5) 4.2 quattro, AUDI A6 Avant (4B5, C5) 1.8 T, AUDI A6 Avant (4B5, C5) S6 quattro, AUDI A6 Avant (4B5, C5) 2.5 TDI, AUDI A6 Avant (4B5, C5) 2.5 TDI quattro, AUDI A6 Avant (4B5, C5) 1.9 TDI, AUDI A6 Avant (4B5, C5) 1.8, AUDI A6 Avant (4B5, C5) 2.8, AUDI A6 Avant (4B5, C5) 2.8, AUDI A6 Avant (4B5, C5) 2.4, AUDI A6 Avant (4B5, C5) 2.4, AUDI A6 Avant (4B5, C5) 2.4 quattro, AUDI A6 Avant (4B5, C5) 2.4 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 A6 Avant (4B5, C5) and other AUDI models
Tools
Replacement: brake pads – Audi A6 C5 Avant. Tools you might need:
Wire brush
Nylon cleaning brush
WD-40 spray
Brake cleaner
Anti-squeal paste
Copper grease
Torque wrench
Combination spanner #15
Drive socket # 13
Wheel impact socket #17
Ratchet wrench
Brake caliper wind back tool
Crow bar
Wheel chock
Replacement: brake pads – Audi A6 C5 Avant. 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.
  • Please note: all work on the car – Audi A6 C5 Avant – should be done with the engine switched off.
Carry out replacement in the following order:
  1. Step 1
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    Open the hood. 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
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    Raise the rear of the car and secure on supports.
  4. 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 A6 C5 Avant
  5. Step 6
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    Remove the wheel.
  6. Step 7
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    Clean the brake caliper fasteners. Use a wire brush. Use WD-40 spray.
  7. Step 8
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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 9
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    Remove the brake caliper. Use a crowbar.
    Replacement: brake pads – Audi A6 C5 Avant. Professionals 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 10
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    Remove the brake pads. Use a crowbar.
  10. Step 11
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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 A6 C5 Avant. After applying the spray, wait a few minutes.
  11. Step 12
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    Treat the brake caliper piston. Use a nylon cleaning brush. Use a brake cleaner.
    Replacement: brake pads – Audi A6 C5 Avant. Tip from AUTODOC experts:
    After applying the spray, wait a few minutes.
  12. Step 13
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    Press in the brake caliper piston. Use brake caliper wind back tool.
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