Question about 2003 Volkswagen Passat

1 Answer

Hi there! I would like to replace the front brake pads on my 2002 VW Passat and would like to know if I will need the special caliper tool as I did with the rear brakes. Could you help?

Posted by on

1 Answer

  • Level 2:

    An expert who has achieved level 2 by getting 100 points

    MVP:

    An expert that gotĀ 5 achievements.

    Governor:

    An expert whose answer gotĀ voted for 20 times.

    Hot-Shot:

    An expert who has answered 20 questions.

  • Expert
  • 74 Answers

Not needed on this ive just done my wifes!

Posted on Jan 24, 2009

Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%

my-video-file.mp4

Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add

×

Loading...
Loading...

Related Questions:

1 Answer

Step by step instructions on how to replace front break pads on a 2003 VW Passat


For front brake pads replacement you need only usually wrench set, inclusive 7 mm allen key also.
But for rear brake pads replacement you need obligatory a special caliper piston pressing tool, in order to press back rear caliper piston with parking brake automatic adjustment!!!
For front brake pads. First you must verify yours front brake disc diameter: 280 mm or 288 mm. After that you can buy the brake pads (with wear sensor). For change front brake pads you must raise vehicle, remove wheels, extract the retaining spring of the caliper, and remove the caliper as follow:
1. Do not disconnect the brake hose from the caliper, and do not allow the caliper to hang by the brake hose!
2. Remove top and bottom caps (on back side of the caliper) for access to guide pins, then unbolt and remove them from the brake carrier. Remove the caliper.
3. Now you must thoroughly clean the brake calipers (free of grease).
4. Remove outer brake pad from brake carrier.
5. Pull inner brake pad out of brake caliper piston.
6. Check up the brake fluid level on the reservor, and emptying if neccessary!
7. Push piston back into brake caliper housing.
8. Install inner brake pad (with expanding spring) in brake caliper piston. (Arrow marked on pad - if exist, must point in direction of brake disc rotation when vehicle is moving forward).
9. Install outer brake pad into brake carrier.
10. Bolt brake caliper housing to brake carrier using two guide pins. Tightening torque is 25 Nm.
11. Install both caps.
12. Insert retaining spring into brake caliper housing. Important: Depress the brake pedal firmly several times while the car is stationary so that the brake pads adjust to their normal operating positions!!! Check brake fluid level and top up if neccessary!!!

Mar 10, 2011 | Volkswagen Passat Cars & Trucks

1 Answer

Changing rear brake pads


For front brake pads replacement you need only usually wrench set, inclusive 7 mm allen key also.
But for rear brake pads replacement you need obligatory a special caliper piston pressing tool, in order to press back rear caliper piston with parking brake automatic adjustment!!!
For front brake pads. First you must verify yours front brake disc diameter: 280 mm or 288 mm. (On my car y have 288 mm). After that you can buy the brake pads (with wear sensor). For change front brake pads you must raise vehicle, remove wheels, extract the retaining spring of the caliper, and remove the caliper as follow:
1. Do not disconnect the brake hose from the caliper, and do not allow the caliper to hang by the brake hose!
2. Remove top and bottom caps (on back side of the caliper) for access to guide pins, then unbolt and remove them from the brake carrier. Remove the caliper.
3. Now you must thoroughly clean the brake calipers (free of grease).
4. Remove outer brake pad from brake carrier.
5. Pull inner brake pad out of brake caliper piston.
6. Check up the brake fluid level on the reservor, and emptying if neccessary!
7. Push piston back into brake caliper housing.
8. Install inner brake pad (with expanding spring) in brake caliper piston. (Arrow marked on pad - if exist, must point in direction of brake disc rotation when vehicle is moving forward).
9. Install outer brake pad into brake carrier.
10. Bolt brake caliper housing to brake carrier using two guide pins. Tightening torque is 25 Nm.
11. Install both caps.
12. Insert retaining spring into brake caliper housing. Important: Depress the brake pedal firmly several times while the car is stationary so that the brake pads adjust to their normal operating positions!!! Check brake fluid level and top up if neccessary!!!

Please rate my response. Thanks!

Apr 09, 2010 | 1999 Volkswagen Passat

2 Answers

2003 vw passat.How can I compress rear brake caliper to change the pads.MIKE


you need a special tool which fits into the two slots on the caliper and rotates while applying pressure to return the caliper piston. it is because the caliper piston is threaded for use with a combination parking brake.

Mar 25, 2010 | 2003 Volkswagen Passat

1 Answer

How much would it cost to get my brakes fixed on a 2006 vw passat? also, what about replacing the grill?


an 06 passat has special rear calipers that have to be taken in by a scan tool if you try to turn them in you will damage parking brake motor the brakes also need reset after installation by scan tool or there will be codes in parking brake circuit but the fronts are normal except for sensors on the inboard pads but i beleive at the dealer its around 800 for rotors and pads all the way round the grille im not sure of maybe 150-200 total

Jul 29, 2009 | 2006 Volkswagen Passat

1 Answer

Passat 2003 tdi, brake pad change..


Proper size wrenches and a large C-clamp to push piston back into the caliper is only tools for the front, but back disk brakes require special tool to TURN the piston as it is pushed back into caliper to reset emergency brake. This tool can often be borrowed from Auto parts store or purchased from Harbor Freight http://www.harborfreight.com/cpi/ctaf/displayitem.taf?Itemnumber=40732 for about $20. Don't try to service rear disks without the tool, Calipers can be broken if not retracted properly!

Jul 03, 2009 | 1999 Volkswagen Passat

1 Answer

Removing front calipers to 2003 vw passat w8


go to a tool store and ask for an easy-out, this is a specialty tool placed on a drill to grip stripped screws and broken bolts

Apr 27, 2009 | Volkswagen Passat Cars & Trucks

1 Answer

1993 vw passat rear brakes...unable to compress caliper piston? Caliper is off, the new brakes are on but I am unable to get the caliper pistons back far enough to go over the new brake pads.


G clapm and water pump pliers needed,slight compression on G clamp which is on back /piston slight pressure applied then turn the piston with the waterpump pliers ,better with two people one holding it and keeping pressure on G clamp whilst the other turns piston.Yes i know their is a special tool for this and every motor has its own style of tool but mine does all .

Feb 22, 2009 | 2001 Volkswagen Passat

1 Answer

My VW 1.9 Passat diesel y reg rear brake pads need changing, Is this an easy job for an average DIY man? Do I need special tools and anythiing to be aware of.


Yes you will need special tools for a rear brake job. you will need a set of xzn wrenches large ones say 12 and up to 18 I believe, and you will need a caliper tool that spins and compresses the caliper at the same time

Jan 06, 2009 | Volkswagen Passat Cars & Trucks

1 Answer

Replacing brake pads in 2001 passat tdi


You'll need a few special tools. You will need some common metric wrenches and sockets, 10-19mm will be more than enough, and you'll need an 8mm Allen bit as well, to remove the caliper mounting bolts (these anchor the caliper to the caliper carrier). If you're doing rear brakes, you'll also need the proper tools to screw the calipers back in. If you're doing front brakes, you can use a C-clamp to compress the pistons back in. Other than that, and maybe a big beefy screwdriver to separate the caliper from the carrier, there's nothing to it.

Jul 21, 2008 | 2001 Volkswagen Passat

4 Answers

2002 Jetta Brakes


On one of the front driver side pads there is a sensor for low pads. He either did not hook it back up or got a lose connection to it.

May 29, 2008 | 2002 Volkswagen Jetta TDI

Not finding what you are looking for?
2003 Volkswagen Passat Logo

407 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Volkswagen Experts

Colin Stickland
Colin Stickland

Level 3 Expert

21949 Answers

yadayada
yadayada

Level 3 Expert

60792 Answers

Jeff Turcotte
Jeff Turcotte

Level 3 Expert

6811 Answers

Are you a Volkswagen Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides

Loading...