After sales on the rear-engine VW Beetle began to decline in 1973 and the acquisition of Audi, VW Motors designed the front water-cooled engine VW Passat. Available in 1974, the Passat has endured six generational redesigns and is much available on the mart nowadays. The Passat has always used front CD brakes and at once is very available in rear CD brakes.
1. Direct to the repair instruction for your VW Passat. On account of the vehicle has endured 35 elderliness and six generations, there are contrary procedures to remove and alternate front or rear brake pads. Remove the backside caliper bolt with a wrench. Most Passats Testament have need you to grasp the controller pin in habitat with an open-end wrench while removing the carrier bolt.5. Centre the caliper upward and handle mechanic's wire to brace it to the suspension coil spring.
3. Remove the hubcaps whether relevant. Loosen the lug studs using the breaker bar with a 17 mm socket. Lift the Passat with a floor jack and position the jack stands under the frame rails to agency it. Remove the lug studs and then remove the wheels.
4. While the brainchild remains somewhat standardized, there may be exceptional alternative procedures for successfully installing the pads on your year Passat.2. Emptied the hood and siphon one-third of the brake fluid from the crackerjack cylinder and then discard the fluid. Resecure the crack cylinder cap.
6. Remove the broken down pads from the caliper bracket by pulling them straight gone. Abode an fossil pad onto the caliper piston and retract the caliper piston into the Muzzle using a sizeable C-clamp and slowly tightening. Some older Passats may thirst for a screw-in caliper factor locate to compress the piston. Touch to the repair handbook for the particular caliper type you retain before attempting to squeeze in the piston.
7. Inspect the surface of the rotors to determine if they should be replaced. The presence of scoring, grooves or rust on the plate surface of the rotor should suggest the replacement of them.
8. Clean the surface of the rattle plates with a small wire-bristled brush and then apply a light coat of anti-seize compound in the pad seats of the clips. Install the new pads.
9. Remove the mechanic's wire and then reposition the caliper over the pads and rotor. Apply a light coat of thread lock-tight compound on the threads of the lower caliper bolt, align the bolt into the guide pin and then tighten the bolt while holding the guide-pin in place with a wrench.