[A4] Change brakes

Richard Hurt rnhurt at gmail.com
Wed Oct 1 09:54:28 PDT 2008


I'm not sure about the '96 FWD model but on my '98 Q A4 I had to do the
"rotate & push" method on the rear calipers.  If you can't push the caliper
down easily with a 'C' clamp then try rotating it while pushing.

This is a pretty easy job and one you do one or two wheels the other two go
much faster.  :)


On Wed, Oct 1, 2008 at 12:14 PM, 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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