How to replace front disc backplates?

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How to replace front disc backplates?

Post by p in phcas » Sun Mar 13, 2022 9:28 am

I’m replacing the front suspension and bushes and generally tidying stuff. The RHS brake disk back plate is loose, flapping everywhere. Can’t find any info as to how to replace. I assume the hubs have to come off somehow?

Is it a big job? Any Online instructions? There’s nothing in the Haynes bible that I can find.


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Re: How to replace front disc backplates?

Post by mark1gls » Sun Mar 13, 2022 11:36 am

It’s getting the bolts undone which hold the old plate on which can cause the biggest headache as they rust in then round off.
If they are flapping about you can pull the old ones off and not bother replacing them as they are not a MOT fail without them fitted then when you need a new wheel bearing fit new backing plates then.

You can cut the old ones off then cut a slot in the new backing plates then slide them on.
The correct way with out cutting the new plate is remove the hub and press out the wheel bearing then you will probably need a new wheel bearing pressed in.

Bit more info here…

https://vwgolfmk1.org.uk/forum/index.ph ... -the-brake


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