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How To Replace Rear Breaks On Volkswagen Golf 2000
Learning how to replace rear brakes on Volkswagen Golf 2000 can be a great way to maintain your car, without relying on the dealership. Replacing brakes is a fairly straightforward task, as long as you have time and patience. If your brakes are beginning to make noise on your 2000 VW golf, you may want to inspect your brake pads for wear and tear.
Here are the supplies you will need to change your rear brakes:
- Vehicle jack
- New VW Golf Brake Pads
- C Clamp, Spare tire tool kit
- Raise the rear end on your VW Golf 2000. When raising the vehicle, be sure you place the jack firmly under the frame. Avoid using plastic body parts such as body rocker panels as jacking points to lift up the VW.
- Remove the wheel on your Volkswagen Golf 2000. Usually there is a special nut on the wheel, which requires a puzzle key. This key can be found in the owner’s manual compartment or in the spare tire tool kit.
- Remove the caliper assembly on the rear wheel. In order to access the brake pads, you will need to remove the caliper from the wheel. To remove the caliper on your VW Golf, carefully unscrew the bolt on the back of the caliper.
- Slide out the existing brake pads. Once the caliper has been removed from the wheel hub, carefully remove both the front and rear brake pads. The pads are held in place with a tab, which will need to be loosened.
- Install new pads into the brake caliper. Install new brake pads into the caliper. Make sure the tabs are firmly holding the pads in place before you reinstall the caliper. In order to finish, you will need to use the C clamp to close the caliper back up.
- Reattach the wheel to the vehicle. Using the same bolts from the second step, reattach your bolts to the wheel hub. Lower the vehicle, and drive around slowly to test your new pads. Once you are satisfied with your work, move on to the next week to change the remaining brake pads on your Volkswagen Golf 2000.
Posted on: Oct. 30, 2010