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Audi Q7: Front Brake Rotor, Removing and Installing

Audi Q7 (4M) 2016-2024 Workshop Manual / Chassis / Brake System / Mechanical Components / Front Brake Rotor, Removing and Installing

Special tools and workshop equipment required

  • Torque Wrench 1410 -VAG1410-

  Caution

This procedure contains mandatory replaceable parts. Refer to component overview prior to starting procedure.

Mandatory Replacement Parts

  • Brake Pad Retaining Plate - Replace when pads are replaced.
  • Brake Pad Spring - Replace when pads are replaced.
  • Bolt - Wheel Bearing Housing to Brake Caliper

Removing

- Remove the brake caliper. Refer to → Chapter "Brake Caliper, Removing and Installing".

- Remove the bolt -arrow- and remove the brake rotor.

  Caution

Risk of damaging the brake rotors.

Do not separate the brake rotors from the wheel hub by force. If required, use rust remover.

Installing

Install in reverse order of removal and note the following:

- Before reusing brake rotors check for wear and damage.

  • Brake rotor wear limit. Refer to → Chapter "Technical Data".

  Note

  • Always replace brake rotors on both sides of the axle.
  • Brake pads likewise must be replaced on both sides of the axle.

- Thoroughly clean the brake rotor and hub contact surfaces and free them of corrosion.

- Do not tilt the brake rotor when mounting it on the wheel hub.

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- Tighten the bolt -arrow-.

- Install the brake caliper. Refer to → Chapter "Brake Caliper, Removing and Installing".

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  WARNING

Risk of accident!

  • With the vehicle stationary, firmly press the brake pedal several times so that the brake pads in the operating condition properly set in their respective position.
  • Make sure the brakes are working correctly before driving the vehicle for the first time.

Tightening Specifications

  • Refer to → Chapter "Overview - Front Brakes"

Front Brake Shield, Removing and Installing

Special tools and workshop equipment required

  • Torque Wrench 1331 5-50Nm -VAG1331-

Removing

- Remove the brake rotor. Refer to → Chapter "Brake Rotor, Removing and Installing".

- Remove the bolts -arrows- and remove the brake shield -1-.

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Installing

Install in reverse order of removal and note the following:

- Clean the contact surfaces on the brake shield and wheel hub.

- Install the brake rotor. Refer to → Chapter "Brake Rotor, Removing and Installing".

  WARNING

Risk of accident!

  • With the vehicle stationary, firmly press the brake pedal several times so that the brake pads in the operating condition properly set in their respective position.
  • Make sure the brakes are working correctly before driving the vehicle for the first time.

Tightening Specifications

  • Refer to → Chapter "Overview - Front Brakes"

Front Brake Pad Wear Indicator Wire, Removing and Installing

Removing

- Remove the front wheel. Refer to → Suspension, Wheels, Steering; Rep. Gr.44; Wheels and Tires.

- Disconnect the connector -1-.

- Release the connector -2- from its bracket -arrow A- while turning it 90º at the same time -arrow B-.

  Note

Ignore item -3-.

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- Free up the wire, to do so open the protective cap -3- and disengage the wires from the brake caliper -arrows-.

- Remove the contact -1- for the brake pad wear indicator from the brake pad, while being careful of the clips -2-.

  Note

If the clips go missing, the brake pad wear indicator wire must be replaced.

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Installing

- Insert the contact -1- for the brake pad wear indicator with the clip -2- until it engages in the brake pad.

- Secure the brake pad wear indicator wire with the protective cap -3- and engage on the brake caliper -arrows- as shown.

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- Bring the connector -5- into its installed position and turn in the direction of -arrow- until the tab -2- engages in the opening -1- on the bracket.

- Connect the connector -4-.

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  Note

Ignore item -3-.

Tightening Specifications

  • Refer to → Chapter "Overview - Front Brakes"
  • Refer to → Suspension, Wheels, Steering; Rep. Gr.44; Wheels and Tires.

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