When to replace the Brake Shoes on your VW POLO
Recommended replacement interval for the part category Brake Shoe Set : 100000 km
Important!
This replacement procedure can be used for:
VW Polo Hatchback (6N1) 75 1.6, VW Polo Hatchback (6N1) 64 1.9 D, VW Polo Hatchback (6N1) 55 1.4, VW Polo Hatchback (6N1) 60 1.4, VW Polo Hatchback (6N1) 100 1.4 16V, VW Polo Hatchback (6N1) 60 1.7 SDI, VW Polo Hatchback (6N1) 64 1.9 SDI, VW Polo Hatchback (6N1) 1.7 SDI View more

The steps may slightly vary depending on the car design.

How to change rear brake shoes on VW POLO 6n1 [TUTORIAL AUTODOC]

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Tools
Replacement: brake shoes – VW Polo 6N1. List of the tools you'll need:
Wire brush
All-purpose cleaning spray
Multipurpose grease
Copper grease
Torque wrench
Combination spanner #10
Drive socket # 24
Wheel impact socket #17
Brake shoe retaining spring compressor
Flat screwdriver
Ratchet wrench
Hammer
Crow bar
Wheel chock
Replacement: brake shoes – VW Polo 6N1. Tip from AUTODOC:
  • 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 – VW Polo 6N1 – should be done with the engine switched off.
Carry out replacement in the following order:
  1. Step 1
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    Engage the parking brake lever.
  2. Step 2
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    Loosen the parking brake cable. Use a combination spanner #10.
  3. Step 3
    Secure the wheels with chocks.
    Step 4
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    Loosen the wheel mounting bolts. Use wheel impact socket #17.
  4. Step 5
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    Raise the rear of the car and secure on supports.
  5. Step 6
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    Unscrew the wheel bolts.
    AUTODOC recommends:
    Warning! To avoid injury, hold the wheel while unscrewing the fastening bolts. VW Polo 6N1
  6. Step 7
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    Remove the wheel.
  7. Step 8
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    Clean the brake drum. Use a wire brush. Use all-purpose cleaning spray.
  8. Step 9
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    Remove the wheel hub nut cap. Use a crowbar. Use a hammer.
  9. Step 10
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    Remove the cotter pin securing the hub nut. Use a crowbar. Use a hammer.
  10. Step 11
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    Unscrew the hub nut. Use a drive socket #24. Use a ratchet wrench.
  11. Step 12
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    Remove the brake drum assembled with the wheel hub bearing.
    Replacement: brake shoes – VW Polo 6N1. Professionals recommend:
    Examine the brake drum. Replace it if necessary.
  12. Step 13
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    Clean the fasteners of the brake shoes. Use all-purpose cleaning spray.
  13. Step 14
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    Remove the lower return spring of brake shoes. Use a crowbar.
  14. Step 15
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    Remove the retainers of the drum brake shoes. Use a brake shoe retaining spring compressor.
  15. Step 16
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    Remove the hold-down spring. Use a crowbar.
  16. Step 17
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    Disconnect the parking brake cable. Use a crowbar.
  17. Step 18
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    Remove both shoes from the mounting bracket.
    Replacement: brake shoes – VW Polo 6N1. 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.
  18. Step 19
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    Remove the upper spring and the adjuster. Use a flat screwdriver.
  19. Step 20
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    Remove the brake shoe adjuster lever.
  20. Step 21
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    Install the brake shoe adjuster lever.
  21. Step 22
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    Install the upper retaining springs and adjustment mechanism on new brake shoes. Use a flat screwdriver.
  22. Step 23
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    Clean the mounting seats of the brake shoes. Use all-purpose cleaning spray.
  23. Step 24
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    Connect the parking brake cable to the parking brake lever.
  24. Step 25
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    Install the brake shoes on the working brake cylinder on the bracket and on the brake-support plate bracket.
  25. Step 26
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    Install the retainers of the drum brake shoes. Use a brake shoe retaining spring compressor.
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