[A4] Change brakes

Nicholas Stock nickstock at gmail.com
Wed Oct 1 09:51:42 PDT 2008

You'll need a special tool to do the rear brakes if it's anything like my
old B5 1.8T ...as the rear brake pistons needs to be rotated to push them in
to install new pads. Other than that, you might want to get hold of
a pressurizing bleeder so you can bleed all four calipers by yourself
(instead of asking a friend to pump the pedal for you!)
The front discs are held on by the wheel nuts and should come off easily.
The rears may need a little more 'encouragement' with a mallet to come off
the hub.

Best of luck!

Cheers, Nick

On Wed, Oct 1, 2008 at 9:14 AM, Scott Simmons <indischrot at gmail.com> wrote:

> No tricks, really.  If you're you gonig to do the fluid, plan on doing
> all four calipers.  Other than that, keep in mind that it takes about
> 500 miles for the brake friction coefficient to really .. uh..
> maximize.  In other words, your braking capabilities are reduced for
> awhile after you put on new pads and rotors.
> ~Scott S.
> Jonathan wrote:
> >Hi All,
> >
> >I want to change the front brake rotors, pads and fluid on my 96 A4 2.6V6
> >(B5 model 8D chassis). I can get the rotors ($100 each) and pads ($50 set)
> >from SuperCheap. Just standard stuff I think, is there any pint getting
> more
> >expensive stuff for normal city driving?  (I'm happy to pay for longevity
> and
> >quality, but don't need the high performance stuff).
> >
> >Is there any special technique for replacing rotors, pads and brake fluid
> on
> >these cars? Do you just take the wheel off, then undo a few more blots,
> and
> >the whole thing comes off?
> >
> >cheers
> >
> >Jon
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