When to replace the Wheel Cylinder on your AUDI 50
Recommended replacement interval for the part category Wheel Brake Cylinder : 60000 km
Important!
This replacement procedure can be used for:
AUDI 50 (86) 1.1, AUDI 50 (86) 1.1, AUDI 50 (86) 1.3 View more

The steps may slightly vary depending on the car design.

This video shows the replacement procedure of a similar car part on another vehicle

All the parts you need to replace – Wheel Cylinder for 50 (86) and other AUDI models
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Wheel Brake Cylinder
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Breather Screw / Valve, wheel brake cylinder
Tools
Replacement: wheel cylinder – AUDI 50 (86). Tools you'll need:
Wire brush
WD-40 spray
Copper grease
Combination spanner #7
Combination spanner #11
Torx bit T30
Wheel impact socket #17
Ratchet wrench
Torque wrench
Flat Screwdriver
Phillips screwdriver
Wheel chock
Replacement: wheel cylinder – AUDI 50 (86). Tip from AUTODOC:
  • Replace the wheel brake cylinders of the rear drum brakes in pairs.
  • The replacement procedure is identical for the right and left wheel brake cylinders of the rear drum brakes.
  • All work should be done with the engine stopped.
Replacement: wheel cylinder – AUDI 50 (86). Recommended sequence of steps:
  1. Step 1
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    Secure the wheels with chocks.
  2. Step 2
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    Loosen the wheel mounting bolts. Use wheel impact socket #17.
  3. Step 3
    Raise the rear of the car and secure on supports.
    Step 4
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    Unscrew the wheel bolts.
    AUTODOC recommends:
    Warning! To avoid injury, hold the wheel while unscrewing the fastening bolts. AUDI 50 (86)
  4. Step 5
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    Remove the wheel.
  5. Step 6
    Clean the brake drum fasteners. Use a wire brush. Use WD-40 spray.
    Step 7
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    Unscrew the brake drum fastening. Use a Phillips screwdriver.
  6. Step 8
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    Remove the brake drum.
    Replacement: wheel cylinder – AUDI 50 (86). Tip from AUTODOC experts:
    Examine the brake drum. Replace it if necessary.
  7. Step 9
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    Disconnect the hydraulic line from the wheel cylinder back. Use a combination spanner #11.
    Replacement: wheel cylinder – AUDI 50 (86). Tip from AUTODOC:
    Immediately plug the brake line open end to prevent fluid leakage and ingress of dirt into the hydraulic system.
  8. Step 10
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    Unscrew the brake cylinder fastening bolt. Use Torx T30. Use a ratchet wrench.
  9. Step 11
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    Remove the brake cylinder from the backplate. Use a flat screwdriver.
  10. Step 12
    Clean the brake drum. Use a wire brush. Use WD-40 spray.
    Step 13
    Clean the brake pipe attachment spot  and the brake drum fastening bolts on :maker :model.
    Step 14
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    Install a new brake cylinder.
  11. Step 15
    Replacing Wheel Cylinder on AUDI 50 (86) 1974 1.1 by yourself
    Screw the brake cylinder fastening bolts. Use Torx T30. Use a torque wrench. Tighten it to 8 nm torque.
  12. Step 16
    50 (86) 1.1 1975 Wheel Cylinder DIY replacement workshop manual
    Connect the hydraulic line to the wheel cylinder back. Use a combination spanner #11. Use a torque wrench. Tighten it to 14 nm torque.
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