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sixfiveoh
08-06-2007, 11:52 PM
So I know that there's a few good DIYs for front brake pad and rotor replacement

- http://forums.vwvortex.com/zerothread?id=2218737
- http://johnvey.com/features/a4brakes/

What about the rears? Is it basically the same process? Is there anything I should note that is different from the front?

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speedydragon
08-06-2007, 11:59 PM
check that out
http://www.audiworld.com/tech/wheel139.shtml

got it from here http://www.audidiy.com/b5a4.html

sixfiveoh
08-07-2007, 12:17 AM
Sweet, thanks. Man, I'm almost inclined to have a shop do these, I'm way too lazy for all this work, but I'm way too broke to pay someone to do them [:p]. Is bleeding necessary after replacing pads and rotors?

speedydragon
08-07-2007, 12:31 AM
bleeding should be necessary, just to make sure you didn't get any air bubbles in there during the install. might as well upgrade to stoptech steel brake lines while you're at it :D

$teady$upreme
08-07-2007, 01:11 AM
I had just done my brakes, and the rear ones ain't fun at all. And prior to doing the job myself, i had researched on AW that a few owners had trouble getting those rear lines off. So they just didn't both with them and just changed the front.

So i still decided to replace the stock ones with stainless ones. I still can't undo my right rear lines, the nut is almost rounded. But all the other ones are fine.

Definitely spray some WD40 on those nuts before undoing them, also buy a 11mm Flare nut wrench, these will definitely help you out in doing this brake job~




bleeding should be necessary, just to make sure you didn't get any air bubbles in there during the install. might as well upgrade to stoptech steel brake lines while you're at it :D