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I have a 2000 Passat and going to have my friend replace the rotors and breaks. I am preparing to fix it but want to know what sizes are the bolts for the calipers sliding pins. If you know the Bolt s

I have a 2000 Passat and going to have my friend replace the rotors and breaks. I am preparing to fix it but want to know what sizes are the bolts for the calipers sliding pins. If you know the Bolt size that holds the caliper in place that would be great too.

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  • dtorres386 May 29, 2009

    Dam you're good thanks!

    My friend works at a shop and don't want to get in trouble bringing in my car (he's at subaru) but said to give him bolt sizes and he'll do the rest

  • dtorres386 May 29, 2009

    Does this apply to the 1.8t variant?



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For a wrench or for the acctual bolt size.
To remove front need 8mm allen socket to pull the caliper guide pins, then 17 or 18mm..To remove rear need 13mm socket for lock bolt on guide pins and 15mm open end wrench (thin section to hold guide pin while you remove lock bolts..I ground down a spare wrench). You DO NOT have to remove rear carriers to change rotors..just remove lock screw and angle rotor out. The B5 Passats don't have the electronic parking brake so you don't need VAG Com to change pads.
Installation tips:
Clean and regrease the guide pins with "synthetic caliper grease"
Rear lock bolts come with preapplied thread locker and "are not to be reused"..I just wire brush the threads and use some Loctite Blue on em. I smear just a little antisieze on the inside bore of the rotors and on the lock screw threads to prevent corrosion and make next rotor change ez. Torques:
Front caliper guide pins:18 ft lb
Front carrier bolts: 89 ft lb
Rear guide pin lock bolts:26 ft lb
Wheel lugs: 89 ft lb

Posted on May 29, 2009

  • James Williams
    James Williams May 29, 2009

    Good deal. If you need rotors. I hate to say it but ,

    Autozone has some china ones for about $20 ea.

    Hate to put the China on Germany.

    I have a 1999 1.8t Passat.



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