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Passat Sedan V6-3.6L (BLV) (2008)

Brakes and Traction Control > Disc Brake System > Brake Caliper > Component Information > Service and Repair > Removal and Replacement > Page 4375

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 Do not blow brake system using compressed air, the dust produced is harmful to health!

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Thoroughly clean contact surfaces for brake pads at brake carrier, remove corrosion.

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Clean brake caliper.

Use only appropriate solvents for cleaning brake caliper. 

Installing

Before pressing piston into cylinder using piston resetting tool, brake fluid must be extracted from brake fluid reservoir. Otherwise, especially if
reservoir has been topped off, fluid will overflow and cause damage.

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Press piston back.

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Install outer brake pad on brake carrier.

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Insert inner brake pad with retaining spring in brake caliper (piston). 

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Tighten brake caliper to brake carrier using both guide pins.

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Install both protective caps.

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Install retaining spring in brake caliper.

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Connect brake pad wear indicator connector.

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Install wheels.

‹› After replacing brake pads, depress brake pedal firmly several times with vehicle stationary so that the brake pads are properly seated in their

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