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 V Hatchback (1K1) 1.4 16V, VW Golf V Hatchback (1K1) 2.0 TDI 16V, VW Golf V Hatchback (1K1) 2.0 FSI, VW Golf V Hatchback (1K1) 1.9 TDI, VW Golf V Hatchback (1K1) 1.6 FSI, VW Golf V Hatchback (1K1) 1.4 FSI, VW Golf V Hatchback (1K1) 2.0 SDI, VW Golf V Hatchback (1K1) 1.9 TDI, VW Golf V Hatchback (1K1) 2.0 GTI, VW Golf V Hatchback (1K1) 2.0 TDI, VW Golf V Hatchback (1K1) 1.4 TSI, VW Golf V Hatchback (1K1) 2.0 TDI, VW Golf V Hatchback (1K1) 1.4 16V, VW Golf V Hatchback (1K1) 1.4 TSI, VW Golf V Hatchback (1K1) 2.0 TDI, VW Golf V Hatchback (1K1) 2.0 GTI, VW Golf V Hatchback (1K1) 1.4 TSI, VW Golf V Hatchback (1K1) 2.0, VW Golf V Hatchback (1K1) 1.6 MultiFuel 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 5 (1K1) [TUTORIAL AUTODOC]

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All the parts you need to replace – Brake Pads for Golf V Hatchback (1K1) and other VW models
Tools
Replacement: brake pads – VW Golf 5. Tools you need:
Wire brush
WD-40 spray
Brake cleaner
Anti-squeal paste
Copper grease
Combination spanner #13
Drive socket # 13
Wheel impact socket #17
Brake caliper wind back tool
Torque wrench
Crow bar
Wheel chock
Replacement: brake pads – VW Golf 5. 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 – VW Golf 5 – 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 5
  6. Step 6
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    Remove the wheel.
  7. Step 7
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    Clean the brake caliper fasteners. Use a wire brush. Use WD-40 spray.
  8. Step 8
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    Unscrew the brake caliper fastening. Use a combination spanner #13.
  9. Step 9
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    Remove the brake caliper. Use a crowbar.
    Replacement: brake pads – VW Golf 5. 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.
  10. Step 10
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    Remove the brake pads.
    Replacement: brake pads – VW Golf 5. AUTODOC recommends:
    Measure the brake disc thickness. Upon reaching the wear limit the part must be replaced.
  11. Step 11
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    Treat the brake caliper piston. Use a brake cleaner.
    AUTODOC recommends:
    Replacement: brake pads – VW Golf 5. After applying the spray, wait a few minutes.
  12. Step 12
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    Press in the brake caliper piston. Use brake caliper wind back tool.
  13. Step 13
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    Clean the brake caliper bracket from dirt and dust. Use a wire brush. Use a brake cleaner.
    Replacement: brake pads – VW Golf 5. Tip from AUTODOC:
    After applying the spray, wait a few minutes.
  14. Step 14
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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.
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