When should you change the front and rear brake pads?
On average, brake pads should be replaced every 40,000 to 50,000 miles, but that number can differ depending on driving conditions and styles. The good news is, you’ll likely experience minor symptoms when your brake pads are getting towards their end of life, making diagnosis and repairs easy.
When should I pump my brakes after changing pads?
As mentioned, you always start car, pump up brakes after a pad change – simply to move piston/pad combo back out into contact with rotor after you have retracted the piston fully during swap. This should take like 3-5 pumps on the pedal max, not 5 minutes of pumping.
What happens if the front brakes are applied before the rear brakes?
This approach helps the vehicle stop in a shorter distance, but also increases rear brake wear dramatically. This means the rear brakes will often wear out before the front brakes. Consequently, a vehicle may go through one or two sets of front pads before all four brakes need to be relined.
How to replace rear disc brake pads in VW Jetta?
Replace the Torx set screw and tighten the two caliper bracket bolts to about 59 ft-lbs with a torque wrench. Apply a thin layer of synthetic brake caliper grease to any area where there is metal to metal contact such as the outer lip of the caliper piston and the backs of the new pads.
Where is the bleeder valve on a VW Jetta?
The brake fluid bleeder valve is located underneath a rubber cap on the back side of the caliper near the upper caliper bolt. Check the level in the brake fluid reservoir and if necessary, add some new DOT 4 fluid to bring it up to the correct level.
What to use to turn back rear brake pads?
(Please verify the correct parts for your Jetta before buying new pads.) In order to turn back the “screw-in” type rear caliper pistons, it would be best to use a special tool such as the Lisle # 28600 “cube” which attaches to an extension bar and 3/8″ drive ratcheting wrench.
How much does it cost to replace a brake pad?
Know what price you should pay to get your vehicle fixed. The average cost for a Volkswagen Jetta brake pad replacement is between $131 and $208. Labor costs are estimated between $85 and $108 while parts are priced between $46 and $100. Estimate does not include taxes and fees.