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  1. B5 Garage
    Replaced all four rotors and all brake pads with Auto Zone Parts. Used ceramic pads. Burnished brakes properly after replacement. They felt and sounded fine for about a week. Then I get a thumping from front brakes (seems to be pass side) on brake application. No vibration felt in steering...
  2. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I've been studying the pad and rotor replacement thread for awhile now to sort of get ready when I eventually change my rotors/pads. I have several questions about the write up. The simplest question is where would I find inexpensive rotors/pads for my car? Any specific model(s) that's...
  3. B5 Garage
    Do you experience semi contact of rear pads on the disc? I assume the Passat share the same rear brakes as a 2000 Jetta. The calipers are aluminium and I just notice the rotor have a patch that is rust all around which indicates the pads is not touching the surface. BTW the rear rotors and...
  4. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Comments: Just changed out the rotors on the Wagon last night. Used ATE original rotors and pads. The rotors were heavily rusted but a few good bangs got them right off. Total cost of the rotors and pads were 80 bucks. Plus the jack stands, brake kleen and break quiet and caliper retraction...
  5. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I've noticed that my front driver's side rotor and pad have worn much more than any of the others. Theres actually a lip on that one rotor where there are none on the others. It almost seems that the pads drag a bit because there is so much more brake dust on that wheel and the rotor stays hot a...
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