When to replace the Brake Pads on your VW PASSAT
Recommended replacement interval for the part category Brake pad set : 30000 km
Important!
This replacement procedure can be used for:
VW PASSAT Variant (3B6) 1.9 TDI, VW PASSAT Variant (3B6) 1.6, VW PASSAT Variant (3B6) 2.0, VW PASSAT Variant (3B6) 2.3 VR5, VW PASSAT Variant (3B6) 1.8 T 20V, VW PASSAT Variant (3B6) 2.8 4motion, VW PASSAT Variant (3B6) 2.5 TDI, VW PASSAT Variant (3B6) 2.5 TDI 4motion, VW PASSAT Variant (3B6) 1.9 TDI 4motion, VW PASSAT Variant (3B6) 2.0 4motion, VW PASSAT Variant (3B6) 2.3 VR5 4motion, VW PASSAT Variant (3B6) 4.0 W8 4motion, VW PASSAT Variant (3B6) 2.0, VW PASSAT Variant (3B6) 2.5 TDI 4motion, VW PASSAT Variant (3B6) 2.5 TDI, VW PASSAT Variant (3B6) 2.0 TDI, VW PASSAT Variant (3B6) 1.8 T, VW PASSAT Variant (3B6) 2.8, VW PASSAT Variant (3B6) 2.8, VW PASSAT Variant (3B6) 2.8 4motion 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 PASSAT Variant (3B6) and other VW models
Tools
Replacement: brake pads – VW Passat B5 Variant. List of the tools you'll need:
Wire brush
WD-40 spray
Brake cleaner
Anti-squeal paste
Copper grease
Combination spanner #13
Combination spanner #15
Drive socket # 13
Wheel impact socket #17
Brake caliper wind back tool
Ratchet wrench
Torque wrench
Wheel chock
Replacement: brake pads – VW Passat B5 Variant. 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.
  • All work should be done with the engine stopped.
Replacement: brake pads – VW Passat B5 Variant. Recommended sequence of steps:
  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.
    Replacement: brake pads – VW Passat B5 Variant. Tip:
    To avoid injury, hold up the wheel when unscrewing the bolts.
  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 #15. Use a combination spanner #13. Use a ratchet wrench.
  9. Step 9
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    Remove the brake caliper. Use a crowbar.
    Replacement: brake pads – VW Passat B5 Variant. AUTODOC experts 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.
  10. Step 10
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    Remove the brake pads. Use a crowbar.
    Replacement: brake pads – VW Passat B5 Variant. Tip from AUTODOC:
    Measure the brake disc thickness. Upon reaching the wear limit the part must be replaced.
  11. Step 11
    Treat the brake caliper piston. Use a brake cleaner.
    AUTODOC recommends:
    Replacement: brake pads – VW Passat B5 Variant. After applying the spray, wait a few minutes.
    Step 12
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    Press in the brake caliper piston. Use brake caliper wind back tool.
  12. 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 – VW Passat B5 Variant. Tip from AUTODOC experts:
    Make sure the disc surface is clean before installing the pads.
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