Mechanics

REPLACING FRONT WHEEL PADS

1993 Volkswagen Golf

Brakes problem
1993 Volkswagen Golf 4 cyl Front Wheel Drive Automatic

I WOULD LIKE TO KNOW THE EASIEST WAY TO
REPLACE THE FRONT WHEEL PADS OF MY VW GOLD AUTOMATIC. YEAR ABOUT FROM 1993 possibly to
1999.

Thank you.
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Laurie Jackson
July 28, 2009.




Hello .. thanks for the donation .. much appreciated

Front brake pads, removing and installing (VW II caliper, up to m.y. 1995)
Removing
Remove bolts securing caliper to wheel bearing housing.
Swing caliper out from bottom to top.
CAUTION:Do not allow the caliper to hang by the brake hose. The unsupported weight can stretch and damage the hose.
Do not disconnect the brake hose from the caliper when removing brake pads.

Remove brake pad retaining springs and brake pads.
Installing
WARNING:Brake fluid is poisonous and must never be extracted by mouth through a hose.

CAUTION:Extract part of the brake fluid from the brake fluid reservoir before pushing back the pistons.
Use the bleeder bottle or a plastic bottle, which is used only for brake fluid, for extracting the fluid.
If this is not done, particularly if the brake fluid has been topped up in the meantime, brake fluid may flow out and cause damage.

Push piston into caliper.
Install inner brake pad and pad retaining springs on wheel bearing housing.
Install outer brake pad.
Install brake caliper only as far as necessary to start bolts.

NOTE:The brake pad retaining springs could be bent if the caliper is pushed on too far. Bent brake pad retaining springs can cause noise during braking.

Tighten caliper mounting bolts.
Tightening torque: 25 N.m (18 ft lb)
Depress brake pedal firmly several times to seat brake pads in their normal operating position.
Refill reservoir only to MAX mark (if necessary).

Front brake pads, removing and installing (VW II caliper, m.y. 1996 and up)
Removing
Remove both guide pins from brake caliper.
Remove brake pads.

CAUTION:Do not allow the caliper to hang by the brake hose. The unsupported weight can stretch and damage the hose.
Do not disconnect the brake hose from the caliper when removing brake pads.

Installing
CAUTION:Extract part of the brake fluid from the brake fluid reservoir before pushing back the pistons.
Use the bleeder bottle or a plastic bottle, which is used only for brake fluid, for extracting the fluid.
If this is not done, particularly if the brake fluid has been topped up in the meantime, brake fluid may flow out and cause damage.

WARNING:Brake fluid is poisonous and must never be extracted by mouth through a hose.

Press piston back into caliper.

Install brake pads.
Locate lower brake caliper

Install brake caliper with brake pads.
Brake caliper lug must be behind the wheel bearing housing guide
Install guide pins into brake caliper.
Tightening torque: 25 N.m (18 ft lb)
Depress brake pedal firmly several times to seat brake pads in their normal operating position.
Refill reservoir only to MAX mark (if necessary).

hope this helps


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Dave H
Jul 28, 2009.


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