Mechanics

CHANGING FRONT PADS

2000 Volkswagen Beetle

Brakes problem
2000 Volkswagen Beetle 4 cyl Front Wheel Drive Manual 137000 miles

how do I change the front disc pads on the bug
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Iam1jones
September 19, 2009.



Hi iam1jones,

Here are the procedures.

Brake pads, removing and installing
Removing
â—¦ Remove wheels.
â—¦ Remove cover caps.


http://www.2carpros.com/forum/automotive_pictures/192750_BrakeFrt00BeetleFig096_1.jpg



â—¦ Disconnect connector - 1 - on vehicles with brake pad wear indicator (left side).


http://www.2carpros.com/forum/automotive_pictures/192750_BrakeFrt00BeetleFig097_1.jpg



â—¦ Remove both guide pins - arrows - from brake caliper.
â—¦ Remove brake caliper housing and secure with wire so that the weight of the brake caliper does not stress or damage the brake hose.
â—¦ Remove brake pads from brake caliper housing.

Only use methylated spirit for cleaning the brake caliper housing.

Installing
NOTE:
• Press piston back in the cylinder with piston resetting tool before installing new pads. Before pressing the piston back, draw off brake fluid from brake fluid reservoir using a bleeder bottle. Otherwise, if the reservoir has been topped off, fluid will overflow and cause damage.


http://www.2carpros.com/forum/automotive_pictures/192750_BrakeFrt00BeetleFig098_1.jpg



â—¦ Pressing piston back.


http://www.2carpros.com/forum/automotive_pictures/192750_BrakeFrt00BeetleFig099_3.jpg



â—¦ Insert inner brake pad (piston side) - 1 - and outer brake pad - 2 - in brake caliper housing
with retaining springs.

• Inner brake pad (piston side) with large 3 finger clip - 1 - .
• Outer brake pad with small 3 finger clip - 2 - (black).

â—¦ Insert brake pad with black 3 finger clip into brake caliper housing.


http://www.2carpros.com/forum/automotive_pictures/192750_BrakeFrt00BeetleFig100_1.jpg



â—¦ Locate lower part of brake caliper housing - arrow - first.
â—¦ Install brake caliper with brake pads on wheel bearing housing.


http://www.2carpros.com/forum/automotive_pictures/192750_BrakeFrt00BeetleFig101_1.jpg



The brake caliper lug - arrow - must be behind the wheel bearing housing guide.
â—¦ Secure brake caliper housing to brake carrier with both guide pins and tighten to 28 Nm
â—¦ Insert brake pad wear indicator connector into retainer on suspension strut (left side).
â—¦ Install wheels.

NOTE:
• After each brake pad change firmly depress brake pedal several times with vehicle stationary, so the brake pads are properly seated in their normal operating position.
• Check brake fluid level after changing brake pads.

Torque settings:
Guide pins to brake carrier 28 Nm


KHLow2008
Sep 21, 2009.