Question about 2006 Audi A8
Is it a ''normal'' brake pad replacement job ?
Will the piston retract as normal ?
Or will my trying to replace the brake pads cause some problem ?
Your A8 and new shape A6s with electric parking brakes require an electric input to the vehicle to tell it to wind back the pistons/pads. Main dealers have this on their diagnostic equipment. You can also purchase after market tools that just do this operation, heres an example
I have only ever used a main dealer machine so im not sure how good an after market one will be. Im not aware of anyway of doing the job without an electrical input to wind back the pads, the motors are very powerful so I wouldnt reccommend trying it manually. Hope this helps.
Posted on Mar 15, 2009
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