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How difficult is it to fit front discs and pads on a B5 TDi 2.5 v6q?

Tom_B Mar 30, 2012

  1. Tom_B

    Tom_B Member

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    I need to replace the discs and pads on my beloved A4. I can do some mechanicing but am not an expert by any means. How demanding is doing this job?
    Tom
     
  2. aragorn

    aragorn "Stick a V8 in it!" Staff Member Moderator VCDS Map User

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    I'd say fairly streight forwards, so long as you have a decent socket set
     
  3. AR-rkon

    AR-rkon Mod back in a "B" Staff Member Moderator Regional Rep Team V6 Team Silver Audi A6 Audi A4 Audi Avant Owner Group

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    Rediculously simple.

    Only issue i have ever had was one of the caliper bolts was seized in, and sheared off when i tried to remove it. but the pads didnt look like they had EVER been changed
     
  4. Oranoco

    Oranoco Well-Known Member

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    One of the most easy DIY jobs you can do. Budget on 2 hours all in. Should be ample to get everything out, do the job, pack up and even a sly cuppa in the middle
     
  5. rasA4

    rasA4 Four Rings Mafia Specialist Team V6 Audi A4 saloon

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    done mine on my 2.4 V6 last week the passenger side was eaiser to take the carrier off.

    a tip leave one side of the old pad on the caliper so you dont damage anything and i used one of those one handed G Clamp to push the piston home. IIRC on mine the carrier bolt was 17mm. better off with 1/2 drive socket.
     
  6. S4_dan

    S4_dan Fire up the Quattro! VCDS Map User

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    Depends on how good you with are spanners/sockets I guess. Look at a Haynes manual to see how many 'Spanners' are next the task of changing the discs/pads.

    It is an easy job though.
     
  7. rasA4

    rasA4 Four Rings Mafia Specialist Team V6 Audi A4 saloon

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    I think I'll need to change the brake fluid though. Don't its changed for a while.
     
  8. Tom_B

    Tom_B Member

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    ... and the answer is very starightforward, got front discs and pads replaced this morning - A4 now drives much better because it stops on a sixpence. Thanks to all for help and encouragement.
     

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