Important!
This replacement procedure can be used for:
VW Transporter IV Minibus (70B, 70C, 7DB, 7DK, 70J, 70K, 7DC, 7DJ) 2.5 TDI, VW Transporter IV Van (70A, 70H, 7DA, 7DH) 2.5 TDI, VW Transporter IV Platform / Chassis (70E, 70L, 70M, 7DE, 7DL) 2.5 TDI

The steps may slightly vary depending on the car design.

How to replace front brake discs / front brake rotors on VW TRANSPORTER 4 (T4) [TUTORIAL AUTODOC]

Required tools:
Required tools:
Wire brush
WD-40 spray
Brake cleaner
Copper grease
Drive socket # 21
HEX bit No.H6.
HEX bit No.H7.
Wheel impact socket #17
Brake caliper wind back tool
Ratchet wrench
Torque wrench
Tap wrench
Rubber mallet
Impact screwdriver
Crow bar
Wheel chock
AUTODOC recommends:
  • Replace the brake disks on the car VOLKSWAGEN TRANSPORTER T4 (70XB, 70XC, 7DB, 7DW) in complete set for each axis. Regardless of the state of components. This will ensure even braking.
  • The replacement procedure is identical for both brake disks on the same axle.
  • When changing the brake discs, always replace the brake pads.
  • All work should be done with the engine stopped.
Carry out replacement in the following order:
  1. How to change Brake Discs on VW TRANSPORTER IV Bus (70XB, 70XC, 7DB, 7DW) 1990 - free PDF and video manuals
    Step 1
    Open the bonnet.Unscrew the brake fluid reservoir cap.
  2. How to replace VW TRANSPORTER IV Bus (70XB, 70XC, 7DB, 7DW) 2.5 TDI 1991 Brake Discs - step-by-step manuals and video guides
    Step 2
    Secure the wheels with chocks.
  3. VW TRANSPORTER IV Bus (70XB, 70XC, 7DB, 7DW) 2.4 D 1992 Brake Discs replacement: free workshop manuals
    Step 3
    Loosen the wheel mounting bolts.Use wheel impact socket #17.
  4. Changing Brake Discs on VW TRANSPORTER IV Bus (70XB, 70XC, 7DB, 7DW) 2.5 1993 by yourself
    Step 4
    Raise the front of the car and secure on supports.
  5. How to remove VW TRANSPORTER 2.5 TDI Syncro 1994 Brake Discs - online easy-to-follow instructions
    Step 5
    Unscrew the wheel bolts.
    AUTODOC recommends:
    To avoid injury, hold up the wheel when unscrewing the bolts.
  6. How to replace Brake Discs on VW TRANSPORTER IV Bus (70XB, 70XC, 7DB, 7DW) 1995: download PDF manuals and video instructions
    Step 6
    Remove the wheel.
  7. How hard is it to do yourself: Brake Discs replacement on VW TRANSPORTER IV Bus (70XB, 70XC, 7DB, 7DW) 2.5 TDI 1996 - download illustrated guide
    Step 7
    Remove the dust boot caps of the brake caliper guide pins. Use a crowbar.
  8. Need to know how to renew Brake Discs on VW TRANSPORTER ? This free workshop manual will help you to do it yourself
    Step 8
    Unscrew the brake caliper fastening.Use HEX No.H7.Use a ratchet wrench.
  9. Changing of Brake Discs on VW TRANSPORTER IV Bus (70XB, 70XC, 7DB, 7DW) 1998 won't be an issue if you follow this illustrated step-by-step guide
    Step 9
    Spread the brake pads.Use a crowbar.
  10. VW TRANSPORTER 1.9 TD Brake Discs replacement: online guides and video tutorials
    Step 10
    Detach the brake caliper retaining spring.Use a crowbar.
  11. Replacing Brake Discs on VW TRANSPORTER IV Bus (70XB, 70XC, 7DB, 7DW) 2000 2.5 TDI by yourself
    Step 11
    Remove the brake caliper.
    AUTODOC recommends:
    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.
  12. TRANSPORTER IV Bus (70XB, 70XC, 7DB, 7DW) 2.5 TDI Syncro 2001 Brake Discs DIY replacement workshop manual
    Step 12
    Remove the brake pads.Use a crowbar.
  13. How to change Brake Discs on VW TRANSPORTER IV Bus (70XB, 70XC, 7DB, 7DW) 2002 - tips and tricks
    Step 13
    Clean the brake caliper bracket fasteners. Use a wire brush.Use WD-40 spray.
  14. Step-by-step recommendations for DIY replacement VW TRANSPORTER IV Bus (70XB, 70XC, 7DB, 7DW) 2003 2.5 TDI Syncro Brake Discs
    Step 14
    Unscrew the caliper bracket fastening.Use a drive socket #21.Use a tap wrench.Use a ratchet wrench.
  15. DIY replacement of Brake Discs on VW TRANSPORTER IV Bus (70XB, 70XC, 7DB, 7DW) 1.9 TD 1990 is not an issue anymore with our step-by-step tutorial
    Step 15
    Remove the caliper bracket
  16. How to change Brake Discs on VW TRANSPORTER IV Bus (70XB, 70XC, 7DB, 7DW) 1990 - free PDF and video manuals
    Step 16
    Clean the brake disk surface.Use a wire brush.Use WD-40 spray.
  17. How to replace VW TRANSPORTER IV Bus (70XB, 70XC, 7DB, 7DW) 2.5 TDI 1991 Brake Discs - step-by-step manuals and video guides
    Step 17
    Unscrew the brake disc fasteningUse HEX No.H6.Use an impact screwdriver.
    AUTODOC recommends:
    If necessary, use a rubber mallet.
  18. VW TRANSPORTER IV Bus (70XB, 70XC, 7DB, 7DW) 2.4 D 1992 Brake Discs replacement: free workshop manuals
    Step 18
    Remove the brake disc.
  19. Changing Brake Discs on VW TRANSPORTER IV Bus (70XB, 70XC, 7DB, 7DW) 2.5 1993 by yourself
    Step 19
    Clean the hub.Use a wire brush.Treat the contacting surface.Use copper grease.
  20. How to remove VW TRANSPORTER 2.5 TDI Syncro 1994 Brake Discs - online easy-to-follow instructions
    Step 20
    Install the brake disc.
  21. How to replace Brake Discs on VW TRANSPORTER IV Bus (70XB, 70XC, 7DB, 7DW) 1995: download PDF manuals and video instructions
    Step 21
    Tighten the brake disc fastening.Use HEX No.H6.Use a torque wrench.Tighten it to 9 Nm torque.
  22. How hard is it to do yourself: Brake Discs replacement on VW TRANSPORTER IV Bus (70XB, 70XC, 7DB, 7DW) 2.5 TDI 1996 - download illustrated guide
    Step 22
    Clean the mounting seats of the caliper and its bracket.Use a wire brush.
  23. Need to know how to renew Brake Discs on VW TRANSPORTER ? This free workshop manual will help you to do it yourself
    Step 23
    Install the brake caliper bracket
  24. Changing of Brake Discs on VW TRANSPORTER IV Bus (70XB, 70XC, 7DB, 7DW) 1998 won't be an issue if you follow this illustrated step-by-step guide
    Step 24
    Tighten the brake caliper bracketUse a drive socket #21.Use a torque wrench.Tighten it to 75 Nm torque.
  25. VW TRANSPORTER 1.9 TD Brake Discs replacement: online guides and video tutorials
    Step 25
    Treat the brake caliper piston.Use a brake cleaner.
    AUTODOC recommends:
    After applying the spray, wait a few minutes.
    Step 26
    Press in the brake caliper piston.Use brake caliper wind back tool.
  26. Replacing Brake Discs on VW TRANSPORTER IV Bus (70XB, 70XC, 7DB, 7DW) 2000 2.5 TDI by yourself
    Step 27
    Install the brake pads.
  27. TRANSPORTER IV Bus (70XB, 70XC, 7DB, 7DW) 2.5 TDI Syncro 2001 Brake Discs DIY replacement workshop manual
    Step 28
    Install the brake caliper and fix it.Use HEX No.H7.Use a torque wrench.Tighten it to 35 Nm torque.
  28. How to change Brake Discs on VW TRANSPORTER IV Bus (70XB, 70XC, 7DB, 7DW) 2002 - tips and tricks
    Step 29
    Install the dust boot caps of the brake caliper guide pins.
  29. Step-by-step recommendations for DIY replacement VW TRANSPORTER IV Bus (70XB, 70XC, 7DB, 7DW) 2003 2.5 TDI Syncro Brake Discs
    Step 30
    Install the brake caliper retaining spring.
  30. DIY replacement of Brake Discs on VW TRANSPORTER IV Bus (70XB, 70XC, 7DB, 7DW) 1.9 TD 1990 is not an issue anymore with our step-by-step tutorial
    Step 31
    Clean the brake disk surface.Use a brake cleaner.
    AUTODOC recommends:
    After applying the spray, wait a few minutes.
  31. How to change Brake Discs on VW TRANSPORTER IV Bus (70XB, 70XC, 7DB, 7DW) 1990 - free PDF and video manuals
    Step 32
    Treat the surface where the brake disc contacts the wheel rim. Use copper grease.
  32. How to replace VW TRANSPORTER IV Bus (70XB, 70XC, 7DB, 7DW) 2.5 TDI 1991 Brake Discs - step-by-step manuals and video guides
    Step 33
    Install the wheel.
    AUTODOC recommends:
    To avoid injury, hold up the wheel when screwing in the fastening bolts.
  33. VW TRANSPORTER IV Bus (70XB, 70XC, 7DB, 7DW) 2.4 D 1992 Brake Discs replacement: free workshop manuals
    Step 34
    Screw in the wheel bolts.Use wheel impact socket #17.
  34. Changing Brake Discs on VW TRANSPORTER IV Bus (70XB, 70XC, 7DB, 7DW) 2.5 1993 by yourself
    Step 35
    Lower the car and working in a cross order, tighten the wheel bolts.Use a torque wrench.Tighten it to 120 Nm torque.
    AUTODOC recommends:
    Check the brake fluid level in the expansion tank and refill if necessary.
  35. How to remove VW TRANSPORTER 2.5 TDI Syncro 1994 Brake Discs - online easy-to-follow instructions
    Step 36
    Tighten the brake fluid reservoir cap.
  36. How to replace Brake Discs on VW TRANSPORTER IV Bus (70XB, 70XC, 7DB, 7DW) 1995: download PDF manuals and video instructions
    Step 37
    Close the hood.
  37. How hard is it to do yourself: Brake Discs replacement on VW TRANSPORTER IV Bus (70XB, 70XC, 7DB, 7DW) 2.5 TDI 1996 - download illustrated guide
    Step 38
    Remove the jacks and chocks.
    AUTODOC recommends:
    Without starting the engine, press the brake pedal several times until you feel significant resistance.
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