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How To Replace The Back Brake Pads On A Volkswagen Jetta

Replace The Back Brake Pads On A Volkswagen Jetta

How to replace the front brake pads on a VW Jetta? What special tools do I need to replace brake pads on my car? Changing the rear brake pads is a straightforward process, though it does require a special caliper tool to do the job properly. Removing the brake fluid reservoir cap will allow the fluid to more easily travel backward through the lines when you turn back (and compress) the piston back into the caliper body. The brake fluid reservoir is located underneath the right rear corner of the plastic engine cover and just to the left of the 12V automotive battery.

Replace The Back Brake Pads On A Volkswagen Jetta

Remove the front wheel and spin on the five lug bolts in the clockwise direction by hand to prevent them from becoming cross threaded. Replace the Torx set screw and tighten the two caliper bracket bolts to about 59 ft-lbs with a torque wrench. Slightly tighten the 5 lug bolts in a criss-cross or “star” pattern with the lug nut wrench. It would be best to use a torque wrench or an electric impact wrench with a torque stick to properly tighten the lug nuts. Continue progressively tightening the lug bolts in a criss-cross or star pattern to 1/4 to 1/3 turn past hand tight or about 88 ft-lbs (120 Nm) of torque.

Replace The Back Brake Pads On A Volkswagen Jetta

Next, snap the metal tabs on the rear of the new inner brake pad into the caliper piston. Remove the inner pad from the caliper support. Install the lower end of the inboard shoe into the groove provided in the support. Position the outboard shoe in the caliper with the ears at the top of the shoe over the caliper ears and the tab at the bottom of the shoe engaged in the caliper cutout. Position the outboard pad with the ears of the pad over the caliper ears and the tab at the bottom engaged in the caliper cutout.

Replace The Back Brake Pads On A Volkswagen Jetta

The final step, it would be best to bleed the brake lines at this time in order to flush out the old fluid and replace it with fresh DOT 4 brake fluid. Maybe its time to change your brake pads and rotors. How do you know when it is time to replace your rotors? Have the front rotors turned on a lathe at a dealership. In order for the caliper to operate smoothly and not have the pads drag on the rotor, the smooth part of the two combination caliper bolts and slider pins need to be well lubricated.

Alright, this is how we replace the rear brake pads on Volkswagen Jetta. Until today, we have made some diy guide including change the H7 led headlight bulbs, change the air filter. If you have any question or any problem on changing auto pars on your VW Jetta, you can message us or send an Email to us. And we will take your question to make the next post for your guys. And appreciate if you can subscribe to our channel. Thank you.

A Guide to Replace 6th Gen VW Jetta Fog Light

A Guide to Replace 6th Gen VW Jetta Fog Light

Today we are going to replace a for light in the VW Jetta. We’re gonna start by removing four 25 bolts here and at the end do you get the front bumper off. Start by removing these t25 bolts from the bottom and necks trigger to move the t25 bolts that are located inside the fender well. We’re gonna do the same on the other side of the vehicle. If you need to take off your front bumper, there is a guide along the back of this bumper. So you’re gonna want to apply some pressure forward to get out of the guide and then it’s all going to come straight out to finish removing the front bumper.

A Guide to Replace 6th Gen VW Jetta Fog Light

If your vehicle is equipped with fog lights, you want to grab this simply twist and pop it out and do the same on the other side. There are two t25 screws, just remove them on the bottom of your foglight, you will find the adjuster. As there is a hole in the front of the bumper, put a socket through and adjuster headlight to aim for the road to put the fog light back into the bumper.

A Guide to Replace 6th Gen VW Jetta Fog Light

We’re going to take your fog light with the adjuster down, these two alignment female slots on the bumper, hold it in place, grab your t25 bolt to place the bumper back in.

When your bumper is still lightly connected by the center and the side is still disconnected, you’re gonna take your fog light bulb, place it in and twist it back into its lock position. Do the same for the other side, to place the bumper back onto the brackets which have clips all along the top, make it sure it’s aligned underneath the headlight. Press it back into place to reinstall the hardware into the bumper, the liner actually attaches to the other screws that go into the bumper to attach the liner back to the bumper.

A Guide to Replace 6th Gen VW Jetta Fog Light

That you’re gonna want to get before the skirt and then to put the liner back in. You’re gonna want to fold this over and then put your 3t 25 volts back into place, if you reconnect the shield back up to the car. You’re starting from one side back into place and the last step you want to take the remainder of your t25 bolts and line up your grill on the top and screw it down it should be all set.

The Guide to Install 4th Gen VW JETTA Projector Headlight

The Guide to Install 4th Gen VW JETTA Projector Headlight

We are going to show you how to install a projector headlights for 1999 to 2004 Volkswagen Jetta. Let’s begin with the hood. But first, you need the drive ratchet, T25 socket, T30 socket, long drive extensions, Phillips screwdriver, flathead screwdriver, wire striper and wire crimper.

The Guide to Install 4th Gen VW JETTA Projector Headlight

Open pop out the left and right corners of the front grille but before we can take it out completely make sure that the hood latch is going to be taken out.

The Guide to Install 4th Gen VW JETTA Projector Headlight

With a flat tip screwdriver you could pop up the locking pin that holds it in place. To the sides of the wheel, there are four screws in each side. These four screws are indicated, once the screws in the wheel are taken out. You can work on some more screws on the top of the front bumper, they’re still indicated.

The Guide to Install 4th Gen VW JETTA Projector Headlight

if you look right in front of the front bumper where the fog lights are supposed to be located,  there are two screws one on each side. take out these screws so we continue further. When we pull out the sides of the front bumper, we could then detach the light bulb from the bumper light. For that the front bumper can be completely taken out.

The Guide to Install 4th Gen VW JETTA Projector Headlight

We could take out the headlights however, there are four bolts to underneath and two on top that needs to be taken out first. Jetta have a very large harness for their light bulbs we could then pull these out and then take out the headlights completely.

The Guide to Replace and Install Led Headlights on 2002 Volkswagen Jetta

The Guide to Replace and Install Led Headlights on 2002 Volkswagen Jetta

This is going to be two things; one is unboxing of the h7 led headlight bulbs I got for the car and an installation. These LED headlights are 4000 lumens and just open this up there’s a light see this is 7th gen instructions and a couple of sticky pads in. The input power is 25 Watts operate operating voltage 12 to 24V.

We’ve got the hood open on the Jetta. I will get to work on that pull off those covers with a flathead screwdriver and pull them off. Install the led bulb in it, just pop it in and counterclockwise it. Connect the wire and make sure it connects in the right direction.

I’m just going to stir it up, but you have to have your car in the on position so your headlights to go on. I’ll see them at night and see how much better they are. I’m hoping are a lot better because a local operator they look a lot better than the other ones did and I’m hoping they’re a lot brighter. I’m going to wait a little bit to put those back on, put the hood cable back on just scored in to lock some of the tubs, and put the battery covers in, it is easy to do it. Now we’ll wait till nightfall comes and we’ll see how good these lights are.

 

The Guide to Check and Fill Transmission Fluid 2005-2010 VW Jetta MK V and 2011-2014 Jetta MK VI

We’ll be going over how to check and fill the VW ETF for 2005 to 2010 Jetta marked five and 2011 to 2014 Jetta mark six models with a 2.5 liter five-cylinder engine six-speed zero 9G Aisin automatic transmission.

Start by placing the vehicle on an automotive lift or jack stands using factory lift points and procedures remove the low engine splash pan. This pan is held in place by several t25 Torx bit screws.

Start the engine cold and let it idle as the engines warming up plug the vast tech diagnostic software into the obd2 port. And begin to monitor the transmission fluid temperature using the roster first select control module. Then control module then select measuring blocks or eight and finally select group 0:06 displaying group 0:06 in field one will allow for an accurate ATF temperature reading.

Locate the transmission drain plug using a five-millimeter Allen wrench loosen but do not remove the drain plug. Locate and have on hand a suitable waste oil drain pan to catch driven ATF when the plug is removed.

With the vehicle idling and in a level position allow the transmission fluid temperature to warm between 35 degrees Celsius at 45 degrees Celsius that’s 95 degrees Fahrenheit and 113 degrees Fahrenheit. Once the fluid has reached the proper temperature range, remove the drain plug. If the fluid level is correct, a small amount of transmission fluid should begin to drip out of the fill port level insert.

(If a steady stream of fluid runs out of the fill port and the fluid temperature is within 35 and 45 degrees Celsius, let the excess fluid drain until it drips make sure the fluid does not exceed 45 degrees Celsius or 113 degrees Fahrenheit.

If it does due to fluid expansion too much, fluid may drain out resulted in an incorrect low level when the fluid is being checked in the proper temperature range of 35 degrees Celsius and 45 degrees Celsius.

If the fluid exceeds 45 degrees Celsius, reinstall the 5-millimeter L and drainplug turn off the engine and allow the transmission to cool below 30 degrees Celsius, then start the fluid level trek procedure over again.)

If the fluid exceeds 45 degrees Celsius reinstall the 5-millimeter L and drainplug turn off the engine and allow the transmission to cool below 30 degrees Celsius then start the fluid level trek procedure over again.

After achieving proper fluid level we install the five millimeter Allen wrench drain plug and torque it 12 foot-pounds turn the engine off and exit the Ross tech diagnostic software, and disconnect the obd2 plug port reinstall the lower engine splash pan for the t25 torx. Remove the vehicle from the approved automotive lift or jack stands using factory lift points and procedures.

 

 

The Guide to Replace 5th Gen VW Jetta Cabin Air Filter

We’re going to be showing you how to replace the dust and pollen cabin air filter on this 2005 Jetta, it’s pretty much the same for any 2005 to 2013 Jetta as well as similar generations of the Golf GTI, CC as well as Passat and also the Audi TT and a three.

For the Jetta, you’ll need a new cabin dust and pollen filter, a small flat blade screwdriver and a flashlight.

Start off in the passenger side front underneath, use the small flat blade screwdriver to remove those two clips, once those clips are out, pull that foam panel down and out, the cabin air filter is in the airbox. Pull the little tab towards the outside of the vehicle or to the right and you can pull that door off and then pull the cabin air filter down and out.

To install the new filter, there are air flow arrows, you want those pointing towards the front of the car, then you slip it up inside and once you have it all in the place where the door has tabs on it. that kind of go into the filter and then you push the door up in place and slide it over towards the driver’s side or to your left to latch it into place.

Push that foam panel up into the front or the area near your glove box first, get it around all the vent holes and then push it up into place around the sides in the back. And then replace those two screw Clips start off, tighten it lightly with the screwdriver.

How to Replace the Engine Air Filter in VW Jetta, Passat

How to Replace the Engine Air Filter in VW Jetta, Passat

Today we’re going to be working on with a 2.5-liter engine and we’re going to show you how to remove and replace the air filter. The 2.5 liters is a little different that is why we need to change the engine air filter to better work with it. Let’s remove the engine cover and there you will see the air boxer.

How to Replace the Engine Air Filter in VW Jetta, Passat

First your air intake, there’s a little cupboard that pops off, take that step back aside with a little screwdriver or a pick and enter, just kind of push you’ll be able to see these clips and then pull that out of so these are the clips you’re getting. Get a hose clamp pliers to take the intake tube off of the airbox. We’re going to lift the air box off of the engine.

Use force to grab and pull the gearbox, and then pop it off, lift it up. Take out each screw and that you can loose and lift up the hinges out. Reinstalling it and make sure everything is seated along all the edges because if you put it back together, it’s not seated correctly, the mass airflow sensor doesn’t know there’s extra air coming in and it can cause check engine lights to come on. Line up the little and hold it down. Put the intake holes back on and make sure you use this clamp back on correctly and it comes back into place down.