01 A6Q front Brakes
glenahan at vfemail.net
Tue Jan 15 20:14:06 PST 2008
Mostly agree with mark, but I needed heat. And had no $400 magic tool
The rear caliper tool ( a clamp with a screw-attachment) cna be bought
from harbor freight for $30
Mark R wrote:
> I stay away from torches here. But then again, I own a HUGE OTC (like
> $400.00) 3-jaw puller.
> To do a brake job, do not remove the center hub bolt. 2 bolts hold
> the caliper to the caliper bracket, and 2 bolts hold the caliper
> bracket to the hub. The rotor is trapped behind the caliper bracket.
> You CAN just remove the bracket, but might as well separate the
> caliper to grease the guide pins. Pull them out (the boot is the only
> thing holding them in), clean, inspect, and re-grease.
> You'll need lock tite to reassemble. Careful on the reassembly.
> Caliper to caliper bracket bolts are only 13 lb-ft. A large c-clamp
> will suffice to retract the front caliper pistons. Rear, you need a
> tool (about $50.00).
> Good luck,
> Mark Rosenkrantz
> On Jan 15, 2008 7:54 PM, Grant Lenahan <glenahan at vfemail.net
> <mailto:glenahan at vfemail.net>> wrote:
> Bear in mind that occasionally the blunt instrument is a torch.
> mike wrote:
> > remove the old disc (using the blunt
> > instrument of your choice if it's tight),
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