2000 Volkswagen Beetle



September, 19, 2009 AT 1:43 PM

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

how do I change the front disc pads on the bug


1 Answer



September, 21, 2009 AT 12:04 PM

Hi iam1jones,

Here are the procedures.

Brake pads, removing and installing
Remove wheels.
Remove cover caps.

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

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

Only use methylated spirit for cleaning the brake caliper housing.

" 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.

Pressing piston back.

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).

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

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

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

" 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

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