When to replace the Brake Shoes on your AUDI 50
Recommended replacement interval for the part category Brake Shoe Set : 100000 km
Important!
This replacement procedure can be used for:
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The steps may slightly vary depending on the car design.

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All the parts you need to replace – Brake Shoes for 50 (86) and other AUDI models
Tools
Replacement: brake shoes – AUDI 50 (86). List of the tools you'll need:
WD-40 spray
All-purpose cleaning spray
Copper grease
Torque wrench
Drive socket # 30
Wheel impact socket #17
Ratchet wrench
Brake shoe retaining spring compressor
Flat screwdriver
Hammer
Pliers
Round-nose pliers
Water pump pliers
Crow bar
Rubber mallet
Wheel chock
Replacement: brake shoes – AUDI 50 (86). AUTODOC recommends:
  • Replace brake shoes as a set on an axle. This will ensure efficient braking.
  • The replacement procedure is identical for brake shoes on the same axle.
  • Please note: all work on the car – AUDI 50 (86) – should be done with the engine switched off.
Carry out replacement in the following order:
  1. Step 1
    Open the bonnet. Unscrew the brake fluid reservoir cap.
    Step 2
    Secure the wheels with chocks.
    Step 3
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    Loosen the wheel mounting bolts. Use wheel impact socket #17.
  2. 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 50 (86)
  3. Step 6
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    Remove the wheel.
  4. Step 7
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    Remove the wheel hub nut cap. Use a crowbar. Use a hammer.
  5. Step 8
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    Remove the cotter pin securing the hub nut. Use a crowbar. Use a flat screwdriver.
  6. Step 9
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    Unscrew the hub nut. Use a drive socket #30. Use a ratchet wrench.
  7. Step 10
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    Remove the brake drum assembled with the wheel hub bearing.
  8. Step 11
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    Clean the hub bearing mounting seat. Clean the hub. Use all-purpose cleaning spray.
  9. Step 12
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    Remove the hold-down spring. Use round-nose pliers.
  10. Step 13
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    Remove the upper return spring of the brake shoes. Use round-nose pliers.
  11. Step 14
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    Remove the brake shoe hold-down cup. Use a brake shoe retaining spring compressor.
  12. Step 15
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    Compress the wheel cylinder. Use water pump pliers.
  13. Step 16
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    Remove both shoes from the mounting bracket. Use a crowbar.
    Replacement: brake shoes – AUDI 50 (86). Tip from AUTODOC experts:
    Don't press the brake pedal after removing the rear brake drum shoes. This will cause the piston to fall out of the brake cylinder, leakage of brake fluid and depressurization of the system.
  14. Step 17
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    Remove the lower return spring of the brake shoes.
  15. Step 18
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    Disconnect the parking brake cable. Use a crowbar.
  16. Step 19
    Remove the brake shoe adjuster lever.
    Step 20
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    Connect the parking brake cable to the parking brake lever. Use round-nose pliers.
  17. Step 21
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    Install the brake shoe adjuster lever.
  18. Step 22
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    Install the brake shoes on the working brake cylinder on the bracket and on the brake-support plate bracket.
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