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Old 09-26-2012, 02:17 PM
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question i have a 96 2.8 automatic fwd.. what do u do when the rotor doesnt sperate from the wheel bearing housing or i think its called a wheel hub.?
hit it with a hammer around the hub and if that doesnt work heat it up and tap it with a hammer
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This is extremely useful for me! I have a question about caliper exchange as the e-brake complicates the whole matter. How? I took the left rear caliper off and the pads crumbled to dust. I know the caliper is seized and have the replacement parts. Is there a DIY link I missed while searching?
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what more do you need if you have it all apart? just taking the ebrake off? pull the spring and squeeze it together, this should slack the cable.
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what more do you need if you have it all apart? just taking the ebrake off? pull the spring and squeeze it together, this should slack the cable.
There is a 13 mm bolt on the side of the caliper to compress the action and remove the e-brake cable, after you remove he spring. The is a U clip that must be remove to detach the e-brake cable. Also you have to follow the brake line bake to the juncture and uncouple the line to remove the caliper. Then you can remove the brake line from the caliper. At the caliper it is 15 mm. At the juncture it is15 mm and 11 mm.
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Not to thread-jack but I didnt see anything about bleeding the fluid when depressing the calipers. In my haynes manual it says the excess fluid needs to drain via the bleeder valve. Ive changed pads on other cars before and all I needed to do was remove the break fluid cap and depress the caliper. Is it the same for my B5? I didnt see anything in the pictures regarding taking off the brake fluid cap or anything about bleeding the excess fluid. Thanks!!
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Old 01-26-2013, 07:15 PM
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Always take the top off the master cylinder when depressing the calipers.
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Always take the top off the master cylinder when depressing the calipers.
Thats what I assumed, wanted to make sure since this is the first time working on my A4 since I bought it.

Thanks!
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Ok, here's another question. I just opened the box for my pads and they dont have the sticky backing thats mentioned on here or in my manual. Is that backing necessary?
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Brake quiet? Theres shims and brake quiet, one is sticky and one is made of metal.
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Ok, thanks again. I assumed that also but couldnt find any definitive answers so I figured Id ask the experts. Cheers
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