Important!
This replacement procedure can be used for:
AUDI A4 Saloon (8E2, B6) 1.8 T, AUDI A4 Avant (8E5, B6) 1.8 T, AUDI A4 Convertible (8H7, B6, 8HE, B7) 1.8 T, AUDI A4 Saloon (8EC, B7) 1.8 T quattro, AUDI A4 Avant (8ED, B7) 1.8 T quattro

The steps may slightly vary depending on the car design.

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Required tools:
Required tools:
Wire brush
WD-40 spray
Brake cleaner
Anti-squeal paste
Copper grease
Combination spanner #13
Combination spanner #17
Wheel impact socket #17
Brake caliper wind back tool
Torque wrench
Flat Screwdriver
Crow bar
Wheel chock
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AUTODOC recommends:
  • Perform the replacement of brake pads in complete set for each axis. This provides effective braking.
  • The replacement procedure is identical for all brake pads 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 rear of the car and secure on supports.
    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.
  6. How to replace Brake Pads on AUDI A4 Saloon (8E2, B6) 2000: download PDF manuals and video instructions
    Step 7
    Clean the brake caliper fasteners. Use a wire brush.Use WD-40 spray.
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    Step 8
    Spread the brake pads.Use a crowbar.
    Step 9
    Unscrew the brake caliper fasteningUse a combination spanner #13.Use a combination spanner #17.
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    Step 10
    Disconnect the parking brake cable from the caliper.Use flat screwdrivers (2 pieces).
    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. Check the brake caliper bracket, brake caliper guide pins and boots. Clean them. Replace, if necessary.
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    Step 12
    Remove the brake pads.
    AUTODOC recommends:
    Measure the brake disc thickness. Upon reaching the wear limit the part must be replaced.
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    Step 13
    Clean the brake caliper bracket from dirt and dust.Use a wire brush.Use a brake cleaner.
    AUTODOC recommends:
    After applying the spray, wait a few minutes.
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    Step 14
    Treat the brake pads in the area where their surface comes into contact with the brake caliper bracket. Use anti-squeal paste.
    AUTODOC recommends:
    Make sure the disc surface is clean before installing the pads.
  12. A4 Saloon (8E2, B6) 1.6 2001 Brake Pads DIY replacement workshop manual
    Step 15
    Install new brake pads.
    AUTODOC recommends:
    Make sure the pads are installed with linings facing the disc.
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    Step 16
    Treat the brake caliper piston.Use a brake cleaner.
    AUTODOC recommends:
    After applying the spray, wait a few minutes.
    Step 17
    Press in the brake caliper piston.Use brake caliper wind back tool.
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    Step 18.1
    Install the brake caliper and fix it.
    Step 18.2
    Use a combination spanner #13.Use a combination spanner #17.Use a torque wrench.Tighten it to 35 Nm torque.
  15. How to change Brake Pads on Audi A4 b6 2000 - free PDF and video manuals
    Step 19
    Secure the parking brake cableUse flat screwdrivers (2 pieces).
    Step 20
    Treat the surface where the brake disc contacts the wheel rim. Use copper grease.
  16. How to replace AUDI A4 Saloon (8E2, B6) 1.9 TDI 2001 Brake Pads - step-by-step manuals and video guides
    Step 21
    Clean the brake disk surface.Use a brake cleaner.
    AUTODOC recommends:
    After applying the spray, wait a few minutes.
  17. Audi A4 b6 2.0 2002 Brake Pads replacement: free workshop manuals
    Step 22
    Install the wheel.
    AUTODOC recommends:
    To avoid injury, hold up the wheel when screwing in the fastening bolts.
  18. Changing Brake Pads on AUDI A4 Saloon (8E2, B6) 1.8 T 2003 by yourself
    Step 23
    Screw in the wheel bolts.Use wheel impact socket #17.
  19. How to remove AUDI A4 1.6 2004 Brake Pads - online easy-to-follow instructions
    Step 24
    Lower the car and working in a cross order, tighten the wheel bolts.Use wheel impact socket #17.Use a torque wrench.Tighten it to 120 Nm torque.
  20. How to replace Brake Pads on AUDI A4 Saloon (8E2, B6) 2000: download PDF manuals and video instructions
    Step 25
    Remove the jacks and chocks.
    AUTODOC recommends:
    Check the brake fluid level in the expansion tank and refill if necessary.
  21. How hard is it to do yourself: Brake Pads replacement on Audi A4 b6 2.5 TDI 2001 - download illustrated guide
    Step 26
    Tighten the brake fluid reservoir cap.
    AUTODOC recommends:
    Without starting the engine, press the brake pedal several times until you feel significant resistance.
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    Step 27
    Close the hood.
    AUTODOC recommends:
    Slow down smoothly for first 150-200 km after the brake pads replacement. Avoid unneccessary and sharp braking to a stop.
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