Volkswagen Touareg 2004-06

Brake Pads

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Removal & Installation



  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the precautions in the beginning of this Section.
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  3. Raise the vehicle and remove the wheels.
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  5. Press the retaining spring in until it can be pressed out of the bore.
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  7. Turn the retaining spring clockwise until it can be removed from the upper bore.
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  9. Unplug the connector for the brake pad wear indicator.
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  11. Remove the dust cap and lift off the wire for the brake pad wear indicator.
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  13. Remove the brake pad wear indicator wire from the retainer on the caliper.
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  15. Remove the caps, then remove both guide pins from the brake caliper.
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  17. Remove the brake caliper from the carrier. Suspend it with a wire so that the weight of the caliper does not cause any stress or damage to the brake line.
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  19. Remove the brake pads.
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To install:

  1. Clean the brake caliper with mineral spirits of any adhesive residue. The surface must be dry and clean.
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  3. Before pressing the piston back in its bore to insert the new brake pads, draw off brake fluid from the reservoir with a bleeder bottle.
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  5. Push the piston back in its bore with piston resetting tool T10145-1 or equivalent.
    NOTE
    The inner (piston side) brake pads are directional and specific to each side of the vehicle. They are designated by markings that show direction of travel.

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  7. Install the brake pad by inserting the retaining springs on pad into the piston.
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  9. Remove the protective foil from the backing plate on the outer brake pad.
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  11. Set the outer brake pad into the carrier.
    NOTE
    When installing the brake caliper, be careful not to let the brake pad adhere itself to the brake caliper before the correct installed position has been achieved.

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  13. Attach the brake caliper to the carrier with the guide pins. Install both caps.
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  15. Connect the brake line to the brake caliper.
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  17. Remove the brake pedal preloading tool.
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  19. Install the retaining spring into the upper bore and turn it downwards.
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  21. Set the retaining spring on the bottom of the carrier.
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  23. First press the retaining spring in, then at the same time into the bore of brake caliper.
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  25. The remaining installation is the reverse of removal. Bleed the brake system and check the brake fluid level. Tighten the guide pins to 22 ft. lbs. (30 Nm).
    NOTE
    Depress the brake pedal firmly several times with vehicle stationary so that the brake pads are properly seated in their normal operating position.

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