View Full Version : DIY: RS4 Front Brakes

06-01-2017, 06:46 PM
1/2" Torque Wrench
Dremel with any sanding attachment
C-clamp or brake pad spreader
T30 Torx Bit
Vice grips or needle nose piers
Flathead screwdriver

PB Blaster or any penetrate
Brake Lubricant Grease
Hammer and Nail
Wire Brush or Sandpaper
Brake Cleaner

1. Jack car up on one side and take off wheels with 17mm socket. Turn steering wheel in the opposite direction of the side your doing. Working left, turn right. Working right, turn left.

Say hello
https://c1.staticflickr.com/5/4247/34839190892_559f00b3fb_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/V5BXF3)

2. Un-clip brake pad sensor
https://c1.staticflickr.com/5/4227/35039110905_5a425cdd6b_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/VohAVP)

3. Remove brake pad pins and retainers
https://c1.staticflickr.com/5/4274/35039110875_4e602eac1d_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/VohAVi)

4. Retract caliper pistons
https://c1.staticflickr.com/5/4198/34228401843_10338d3c1c_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/U9Dvnn)

5. Remove brake pads
https://c1.staticflickr.com/5/4269/34228401333_02c991bbbf_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/U9Dvdz)

6. Remove rotor
https://c1.staticflickr.com/5/4195/34228401213_c9bf941b3d_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/U9Dvbv)

https://c1.staticflickr.com/5/4197/34998857966_ee18b306a2_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/VjJi8C)

6a Clearance for new rotor
https://c1.staticflickr.com/5/4220/34998857796_f758dea599_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/VjJi5G)

6b The choice is yours
https://c1.staticflickr.com/5/4275/34228401623_34b0728059_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/U9Dviz)

7. Slide new rotor in
https://c1.staticflickr.com/5/4248/34907024701_7935c31348_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/VbBCit)

8. Insert pads. Grease the pads at all caliper contact points other than the front of the pads. Backs, and sides. This will prevent squeaking.

9. Clean retainer and pins
https://c1.staticflickr.com/5/4243/35039111105_541ba8345b_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/VohAZg)

10. Re-insert retainer and pins
https://c1.staticflickr.com/5/4196/35039111005_9f40db31b9_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/VohAXx)

11. Re-connect brake pad sensor.

12. Crack another wobbly pop

https://c1.staticflickr.com/5/4268/34615374930_6a942aeef8_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/UJQQZ9)