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How to Change the Rear Rotors on a Volkswagen Golf

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The VW Golf is an incredibly popular compact car that has been in production since the 1970s. The brakes on a VW Golf should be inspected regularly and replaced, if necessary. If the rear brakes on your Golf are squeaking, grinding or making any strange noises, the rotors may need to be replaced.

Tools Used: Tools, Floor jack, Jack stands, Socket set and ratchet, Screwdriver, Torx bits, Brake cleaner, Rags, New rotors, Special VW brake tool

Change the Rear Rotors

Park the vehicle on a flat, level surface. Place it in first gear if it is a manual or in park if it’s an automatic. Loosen the lug nuts that hold the rear wheels on. Raise the vehicle with a floor jack. Remove the rear wheels and set them aside. Clean the brake rotor, caliper and nearby parts with brake cleaner and a clean, dry rag. Eliminate any oil or residue.