Tip & How-To about 2006 Volkswagen Golf
Start lifting up the car and removing the wheel.
Behind the wheel you will see The brake pads.
If you are doing front wheels turn the wheel toward yourself.
The brake pads are held in place by the caliper. The caliper is secured with two 15 mm bolts, and two 13 mm on the opposite side.
Once you undo the caliper you should also find an apex clip on top op the pads.
Once you have done that , slide the caliper up and remove the pads. On VW this opens anticlockwisely.
To refit you may need to compress the caliper. You can use a clamp, but on VW I compress the caliper using a robust wooden stick as a lever inside the U shaped part.
Before putting the new brakes I use an hand file tool to mill the corners of the pad, this will increase initial aderence to the rotor disk.
After fitting new pads, always check brake fluid level.
Remember that the car will have reduced braking power when you install new pads, this will make vehicle unsafe for a while. If the car does not recover regular braking power after a couple of miles, have it inspected by a mechanic.
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