When to replace the Brake Pads on your VW GOLF
Recommended replacement interval for the part category Brake pad set : 30000 km
Important!
This replacement procedure can be used for:
VW Golf IV Hatchback (1J1) 1.9 TDI, VW Golf IV Hatchback (1J1) 1.6, VW Golf IV Hatchback (1J1) 1.9 TDI, VW Golf IV Hatchback (1J1) 1.9 SDI, VW Golf IV Hatchback (1J1) 1.4 16V, VW Golf IV Hatchback (1J1) 1.8, VW Golf IV Hatchback (1J1) 1.8 T, VW Golf IV Hatchback (1J1) 2.3 V5, VW Golf IV Hatchback (1J1) 1.9 TDI 4motion, VW Golf IV Hatchback (1J1) 1.8 4motion, VW Golf IV Hatchback (1J1) 2.8 VR6 4motion, VW Golf IV Hatchback (1J1) 2.0, VW Golf IV Hatchback (1J1) 2.3 V5 4motion, VW Golf IV Hatchback (1J1) 1.9 TDI, VW Golf IV Hatchback (1J1) 1.6 16V, VW Golf IV Hatchback (1J1) 1.9 TDI 4motion, VW Golf IV Hatchback (1J1) 1.9 TDI, VW Golf IV Hatchback (1J1) 1.9 TDI 4motion, VW Golf IV Hatchback (1J1) 1.9 TDI, VW Golf IV Hatchback (1J1) 1.9 TDI 4motion, VW Golf IV Hatchback (1J1) 2.3 V5, VW Golf IV Hatchback (1J1) 2.3 V5 4motion, VW Golf IV Hatchback (1J1) 2.0 4motion, VW Golf IV Hatchback (1J1) 1.9 TDI, VW Golf IV Hatchback (1J1) 1.9 TDI 4motion, VW Golf IV Hatchback (1J1) 1.8 T GTI, VW Golf IV Hatchback (1J1) 1.6 FSI, VW Golf IV Hatchback (1J1) 3.2 R32 4motion, VW Golf IV Hatchback (1J1) 2.0 BiFuel View more

The steps may slightly vary depending on the car design.

How to change rear brake pads / rear brake pad set on VW GOLF 4 (1J1) [TUTORIAL AUTODOC]

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Tools
Replacement: brake pads – VW Golf 4. Tools you'll need:
Wire brush
Brake cleaner
Anti-squeal paste
Copper grease
Combination spanner #15
Drive socket # 13
Wheel impact socket #17
Ratchet wrench
Torque wrench
Wheel chock
Replacement: brake pads – VW Golf 4. AUTODOC recommends:
  • 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 – VW Golf 4 – 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
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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:
    Important! Hold the wheel while unscrewing the fastening bolts. VW Golf 4
  6. Step 6
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    Remove the wheel.
  7. Step 7
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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 8
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    Remove the brake caliper.
    Replacement: brake pads – VW Golf 4. Tip from AUTODOC experts:
    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 9
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    Remove the brake pads.
    Replacement: brake pads – VW Golf 4. AUTODOC experts recommend:
    Measure the brake disc thickness. Upon reaching the wear limit the part must be replaced.
  10. Step 10
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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 – VW Golf 4. After applying the spray, wait a few minutes.
  11. Step 11
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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 – VW Golf 4. Professionals recommend:
    Make sure the disc surface is clean before installing the pads.
  12. Step 12
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    Install new brake pads.
    Replacement: brake pads – VW Golf 4. AUTODOC recommends:
    Make sure the pads are installed with linings facing the disc.
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