When to replace the Brake Pads on your AUDI QUATTRO
Recommended replacement interval for the part category Brake pad set : 30000 km
Important!
This replacement procedure can be used for:
AUDI QUATTRO (85) 2.1 Turbo quattro, AUDI QUATTRO (85) 2.2 quattro, AUDI QUATTRO (85) 2.2 quattro, AUDI QUATTRO (85) 2.1 20V Turbo, AUDI QUATTRO (85) 2.2 20V Turbo, AUDI QUATTRO (85) 2.2 Turbo, AUDI QUATTRO (85) 2.1 Turbo 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

Tools
Replacement: brake pads – AUDI QUATTRO (85). List of the tools you'll need:
Wire brush
WD-40 spray
Brake cleaner
Copper grease
Anti-squeal paste
High-temperature ceramic grease
Torque wrench
Combination spanner #13
Combination spanner #15
Wheel impact socket #17
Brake caliper wind back tool
Ratchet wrench
Crow bar
Wheel chock
Replacement: brake pads – AUDI QUATTRO (85). 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.
  • All work should be done with the engine stopped.
Replacement: brake pads – AUDI QUATTRO (85). Recommended sequence of steps:
  1. Step 1
    Open the bonnet. Unscrew the brake fluid reservoir cap.
    Step 2
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    Secure the wheels with chocks.
  2. Step 3
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    Loosen the wheel mounting bolts. Use wheel impact socket #17.
  3. Step 4
    Raise the rear of the car and secure on supports.
    Step 5
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    Unscrew the wheel bolts.
    AUTODOC recommends:
    Important! Hold the wheel while unscrewing the fastening bolts. AUDI QUATTRO (85)
  4. Step 6
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    Remove the wheel.
  5. Step 7
    Clean the brake caliper fasteners. Use a wire brush. Use a brake cleaner.
    Step 8
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    Unscrew the brake caliper fastening. Use a combination spanner #15. Use a combination spanner #13.
  6. Step 9
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    Spread the brake pads. Use a crowbar.
  7. Step 10
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    Remove the brake caliper.
    Replacement: brake pads – AUDI QUATTRO (85). 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.
  8. Step 11
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    Remove the brake pads.
    Replacement: brake pads – AUDI QUATTRO (85). AUTODOC experts recommend:
    Measure the brake disc thickness. Upon reaching the wear limit the part must be replaced.
  9. Step 12
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    Clean the brake caliper bracket from dirt and dust. Use a wire brush. Use a brake cleaner.
  10. Step 13
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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.
    Replacement: brake pads – AUDI QUATTRO (85). Tip from AUTODOC experts:
    Make sure the disc surface is clean before installing the pads.
  11. Step 14
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    Install new brake pads.
    Replacement: brake pads – AUDI QUATTRO (85). AUTODOC recommends:
    Make sure the pads are installed with linings facing the disc.
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