Important!
This replacement procedure can be used for:
VW POLO (9N_) 1.4 16V, VW Golf V Hatchback (1K1) 1.4 16V, VW Caddy III Van (2KA, 2KH, 2CA, 2CH) 1.4, VW Caddy III Estate (2KB, 2KJ, 2CB, 2CJ) 1.4, VW GOLF PLUS (5M1, 521) 1.4 16V, VW Golf V Variant (1K5) 1.4, VW Golf VI Variant (AJ5) 1.4

The steps may slightly vary depending on the car design.

How to replace front brake caliper on VW POLO 4 (9N) [TUTORIAL AUTODOC]

Required tools:
Required tools:
Torque wrench
Wire brush
HEX bit No.H7.
Combination spanner №11
Ratchet wrench
Brake cleaner
Copper grease
Anti-squeal paste
Flat screwdriver
Fluid container
Wheel impact socket #17
Crow bar
Wheel chock
Brake hose clip
AUTODOC recommends:
  • The replacement procedure is identical for the left and right brake calipers on the same axle.
  • All work should be done with the engine stopped.
Carry out replacement in the following order:
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    Step 1
    Open the bonnet.Unscrew the brake fluid reservoir cap.
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    Step 2
    Secure the wheels with chocks.
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    Step 3
    Loosen the wheel mounting bolts.Use wheel impact socket #17.
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    Step 4
    Raise the front of the car and secure on supports.
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    Step 5
    Unscrew the wheel bolts.
    AUTODOC recommends:
    To avoid injury, hold up the wheel when unscrewing the bolts.
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    Step 6
    Remove the wheel.
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    Step 7
    Turn the steering knuckle to the right to get access to the brake hose bolt and brake pad wear sensor.
    Please note!
    If you use a jack, doing step #7 is impossible.
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    Step 8
    Clean the area where the brake hose is connected to the caliper, and the guide pins area.Use a wire brush.Use a brake cleaner.
    AUTODOC recommends:
    After applying the spray, wait a few minutes.
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    Step 9
    Put a container for gathering brake fluid beneath.
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    Step 10
    Clamp the brake hose off using a brake hose clamp.
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    Step 11
    Disconnect the brake hose bracket from the brake caliper.
    Step 12
    Unscrew the brake hose from the brake caliper.Use a combination spanner #11.Move the brake hose aside. Tie the brake hose to the car body with a hook or a piece of wire.
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    Step 13
    Disconnect the ABS sensor electric socket.Disconnect the brake pad wear sensor plug.Remove the ABS sensor connector. Remove the connector of the brake pad wear sensor.
    Step 14
    Remove the dust boot caps of the brake caliper guide pins. Use a flat screwdriver.
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    Step 15
    Spread the brake pads.Use a crowbar.
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    Step 16
    Unscrew the brake caliper fastening.Use HEX No.H7.Use a ratchet wrench.
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    Step 17
    Remove the brake caliper.
    AUTODOC recommends:
    When replacing a brake caliper it is recommended to replace brake pads, check the state of the brake discs and replace them with new ones if necessary.If going to use the old brake pads, clean them.
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    Step 18
    Clean the brake caliper bracket from dirt and dust.Use a wire brush.Treat the brake caliper bracket.Use a brake cleaner.
    AUTODOC recommends:
    After applying the spray, wait a few minutes.
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    Step 19
    Treat the contact surfaces between the brake pads and the brake caliper bracket.Use anti-squeal paste.
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    Step 20
    Remove the guide pins from the brake caliper.
    Step 21
    Clean old grease and rust stains, if there are any, from the caliper guide pins and guide pin boots.Use a brake cleaner.
    AUTODOC recommends:
    After applying the spray, wait a few minutes.
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    Step 22
    Lubricate guide pins with special brake grease.
    AUTODOC recommends:
    If no new guide pins were supplied in a kit with the new brake calipers, use the old pins.
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    Step 23
    Install the brake caliper together with the pads.
    Please note!
    Install the brake caliper starting with its lower part.
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    Step 24
    Screw in the guide pins.
    AUTODOC recommends:
    Hold up the brake caliper.
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    Step 25
    Tighten the guide pins.Use HEX No.H7.Use a torque wrench.Tighten it to 30 Nm torque.
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    Step 26
    Install the dust boot caps of the brake caliper guide pins.
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    Step 27
    Clean dirt from the brake hose bolt.Use a brake cleaner.
    AUTODOC recommends:
    After applying the spray, wait a few minutes.
    Step 28
    Install and fix the brake hose into a new caliper.Use a combination spanner #11.Use a torque wrench.Tighten it to 35 Nm torque.
    AUTODOC recommends:
    Bleed the brake caliper system.
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    Step 29
    Connect the ABS sensor electric socket.Connect the brake pad wear sensor plug
    Step 30
    Clean the hub.Use a wire brush.Treat the contacting surface.Use copper grease.
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    Step 31
    Install the wheel.
    AUTODOC recommends:
    To avoid injury, hold up the wheel when screwing in the fastening bolts.
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    Step 32
    Screw in the wheel bolts.Use wheel impact socket #17.
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    Step 33
    Lower the car and working in a cross order, tighten the wheel bolts.Use a torque wrench.Tighten it to 120 Nm torque.
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    Step 34
    Remove the jacks and chocks.
    AUTODOC recommends:
    Check the brake fluid level in the expansion tank and refill if necessary.
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    Step 35
    Tighten the brake fluid reservoir cap. Close the hood.
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