Important!
This replacement procedure can be used for:
AUDI A5 Coupe (8T3) 2.0 TFSI quattro, AUDI A4 Saloon (8K2, B8) 2.0 TFSI quattro, AUDI Q5 (8RB) 2.0 TFSI quattro, AUDI A5 Convertible (8F7) 2.0 TFSI quattro, AUDI A4 Allroad (8KH, B8) 2.0 TFSI quattro

The steps may slightly vary depending on the car design.

How to replace front brake pads / brake pad set on Audi A4 B8 Saloon [TUTORIAL AUTODOC]

Required Tools:
Required Tools:
Wire brush
Nylon cleaning brush
WD-40 spray
Brake cleaner
Anti-squeal paste
Copper grease
Drive socket # 13
Wheel impact socket #17
Ratchet wrench
Torque wrench
Brake caliper wind back tool
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 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
    Clean the brake caliper fasteners. Use a wire brush.Use WD-40 spray.
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    Step 8
    Unscrew the brake caliper fastening.Use a drive socket #13.Use a ratchet wrench.
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    Step 9
    Spread the brake pads.Use a crowbar.
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    Step 10
    Detach the brake caliper retaining spring.Use a crowbar. Use a flat screwdriver.
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    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 caliper piston.Use a nylon cleaning brush. Use a brake cleaner.
    AUTODOC recommends:
    After applying the spray, wait a few minutes.
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    Step 15
    Press in the brake caliper piston.Use brake caliper wind back tool.
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    Step 16
    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.
  17. How to replace AUDI A4 Saloon (8K2, B8) 2.0 TDI 2008 Brake Pads - step-by-step manuals and video guides
    Step 17
    Install new brake pads.
    AUTODOC recommends:
    Make sure the pads are installed with linings facing the disc.
  18. Audi A4 B8 Saloon 1.8 TFSI 2009 Brake Pads replacement: free workshop manuals
    Step 18
    Install the brake caliper and fix it.Use a drive socket #13.Use a torque wrench.Tighten it to 40 Nm torque.
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    Step 19
    Install the brake caliper retaining spring.
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    Step 20
    Treat the surface where the brake disc contacts the wheel rim. Use copper grease.
  21. How to replace Brake Pads on AUDI A4 Saloon (8K2, B8) 2012: download PDF manuals and video instructions
    Step 21
    Clean the brake disk surface.Use a brake cleaner.
    AUTODOC recommends:
    After applying the spray, wait a few minutes.
  22. How hard is it to do yourself: Brake Pads replacement on Audi A4 B8 Saloon 1.8 TFSI 2013 - download illustrated guide
    Step 22
    Install the wheel.
    AUTODOC recommends:
    To avoid injury, hold up the wheel when screwing in the fastening bolts.
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    Step 23
    Screw in the wheel bolts.Use wheel impact socket #17.
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    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.
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    Step 25
    Remove the jacks and chocks.
    AUTODOC recommends:
    Check the brake fluid level in the expansion tank and refill if necessary.
  26. Replacing Brake Pads on Audi A4 B8 Saloon 2008 2.0 TDI by yourself
    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.
  27. A4 Saloon (8K2, B8) S4 3.0 quattro 2009 Brake Pads DIY replacement workshop manual
    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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