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  1. Caliper bracket mounting bolts won't budge

    B5 Garage
    I have a 2003 1.8T AWM and I'm trying to install new rear brake calipers w/ mounting bracket. I cannot remove the old brackets because the fasteners won't budge. Mine are not 6-point head but rather take an 8mm allen to remove. I tried a impact driver at the highest setting and nothing. I tried...
  2. Rear brake caliper banjo bolt, ribbed bolt, socket bolt questions

    B5 Garage
    I will be replacing my rear brake calipers this weekend. My replacements came with mounting brackets. I have been working from an Audi B5 manual I found online because I do not have the Bentley. Also I found this neat DIY: Rear brake job, caliper removal, rotor replacement, and rear wheel...
  3. W8 Wagon Rear Caliper Frozen

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    The passenger side rear caliper on my 2003 Passat W8 Wagon is frozen. Is there any good way to free it up and put new seals, or am I just better getting a Autozone $80 caliper? I'd rather not have to spend $80, if I can fix this one.
  4. front caliper 08 B6

    Volkswagen Passat B6 Discussion
    doing brakes on my 08 B6 this weekend ,however was unable to readily find the size of the "crush washers" used on the front caliper brake lines,and are/or they the same size used on the rear calipers also as those are "next up", queried on ESC site but kept coming up empty.....any help would be...
  5. Passat B6 Rear Brake Caliper (with EPB) Servicing

    Volkswagen Passat B6 Discussion
    Hi, anyone has manual/DIY instructions for servicing the rear brake caliper on the B6 Passat, with Electric Parking Brakes? I need to change the caliper piston, seals. Would be thankful for any tips. Thank you in advance.
  6. To grease brake caliper pin or not?

    B5 Garage
    Quick question about the surface between rubber caliper bushing and brake caliper sliding pins: do we grease this place or not? Pszemol -- 2004 Passat GLX, V6 2.8l
  7. Brake Fluid leak around rear caliper

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    2002 Passat wagon Noticing fluid leaking from the rear caliper and I'm guessing it's brake fluid. We're planning to replace this vehicle soon, so I'm wondering if it's OK to just regularly check the fluid levels and refill rather than have this fixed. Thoughts?
  8. Rear Caliper Sliders

    B5 Garage
    While putting some anti-squeal goo on my back brake pads, I noticed that on one side, one of the sliders has some play. Not only will the slider move in and out, but one can also rotate it some in other axes. This other play is not present on the other caliper. So my question is, are parts...
  9. Stripped the caliper carrier bolt hole on front brakes - what size helicoil to fix?

    B5 Garage
    *sigh* It was supposed to be a simple front brake job. I stripped out the caliper carrier bolt hole on the front driver side. Anyone know what size helicoil I need to repair this? The bolt is fine. Went to tighten it and it just kept going and going. Backed it out and there were the filings...
  10. Caliper interchangeability

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Hey guys, I've got a 2000 variant. It has a rear caliper that leaks through the parking brake seal. Will sedan calipers fit or work on the wagon? In my research the only one that won't work is the W8 calipers. Also it's a V6 and the ones I'm looking at are on a 1.8. Will they work?
  11. Fluid leak on rear caliper

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Hey everyone just a quick question here I hope someone has a answer for. I noticed a brake fluid leak on one of my rear calipers on my 99 Passat, but the leak is coming from the back of the caliper where the parking brake assembly is bolted to. Since I've never had to replace any of brake...
  12. After 12 years the caliper pins are dry who would've thunk it?

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I just did my front brakes for the first time after 12 years and 149k. Nothing of note other than the caliper pins were bone dry. You'd never be able to tell they had grease at all. Needless to say, I ran them in and out of the bushings a bunch to spread the new grease around. I think I...
  13. Uneven wear on rear caliper?

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    '04 1.8T FWD w/ 148k. Last rear job was done at 20k-ish due to rotor warp. On my RR caliper, the outside has plenty of "meat" left on it, the other side is scraped down to bare metal, so it's making an awful racket (and it's messed up the rotor of course). When I replace the pads and rotor...
  14. FS: B5 OE 1.8T SMIC Part# 058 145 805 B + Intake Housing Part# 3BO 121 467 A

    Parts For Sale
    'Perfect Condition' pulled off my 2001 Passat 1.8T AUG sedan when it was new, and went FMIC. As photo shows, not one fin is bent. Easy install, if yours is damaged or full of oil&trash from a blown turbo. $90 + ship.
  15. Banjo Bolt on rear lucas caliper?

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Hi I managed to damage the Banjo bolt on one of my rear calipers removing the old crush washers.(The bolt that connects the flexi hose to the caliper) VW don't have a part number for it, so managed to source a second hand one from a breakers. But I have a concern. The part I received has exactly...
  16. Rear caliper rebuild

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Hi..I Just put on new rotors and pads for I think the 5th or 6th time. With 276, 000 miles and 14 years it is hard to keep track. While retracting the piston both the boots tore. I guessing age because I never had it happen before. My questions are. 1. Can I rebuild these without removing the...
  17. Rear caliper banjo crush washers aren't replaceable...WTF?

    B5 Garage
    Installed a re-manufactured Lucas caliper which came with new copper crush washers but it seems the washers on the existing line/banjo bolt can't be removed?! I tried re-using them and despite being torqued to the correct value (35 N-m) the banjo union now leaks which I discovered while priming...
  18. How do you replace dust cap on rear caliper?

    B5 Garage
    Hi all, this is a 99 1.8T. I am putting brakes on the rear...the calipers work fine, but the dust caps on the pistons are torn and I want to change them. I have rebuild kits coming. I cannot see how the dust cap comes off and goes on. I can't imagine you need to pull the piston to replace...
  19. Help -- Brake Caliper Not Depressing

    B5 Garage
    i got my caliper off -- the caliper didn't seem to slide out. When I went to depress it (using the tool from harbor freight) -- it doesn't move. It seems rusted stuck. when I put the pads in, the caliper is not open enough to slide the caliper on. Close, but not quite. should I use PB Blaster...
  20. Wtb caliper, tip ect

    WTB/WTT Section
    Looking to buy b5.5 4 motion front and rear calipers, dont need the brackets just the calipers, forge TIP, downpipe/testpipe and last but not least a catch can.
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