VW Passat B5

since 1996 release

Repair and operation of the car

Foltsvagen Passat B5
+ Maintenance instruction
+ 1. Maintenance
+ 2. Engines
+ 3. Cooling system
+ 4. Fuel system
+ 5. Engine management
+ 6. Exhaust system
+ 7. Transmission
+ 8. Running gear
+ 9. Steering
- 10. Brake system
   10.2. General information
   10.3. ABS/EBV/EDS/ASR/ESP systems
   10.4. Check of the vacuum amplifier of brakes
   - 10.5. Replacement of front brake shoes
      10.5.1. Replacement of front brake shoes on Lucas support
   10.6. Replacement of back brake shoes
   10.7. Check of a brake disk
   10.8. Brake disk
   10.9. Pumping of the hydraulic brake system
   + 10:10. Brake pipelines and hoses
   10:11. Stoplight switch
   10:12. Lever of the emergency brake
   10:13. Adjustment of the emergency brake
   + 10:14. Cable of the emergency brake
   10:15. Main malfunctions of brakes
+ 11. Body
+ 12. Heating, ventilation
+ 13. Electric equipment

10.5.1. Replacement of front brake shoes on Lucas support


In subsection information on replacement of front brake shoes on Lucas support established on cars with power up to 80 kW (109 hp) is stated.

Forward brake of Lucas
1 – brake hose,
2 – clip,
3 – brake pipeline, 15 Nanometers,
4 – самоконтрящийся bolt, 30 Nanometers,
5 – bolt, 12 Nanometers,
6 – the holder of a support with the directing fingers and protective covers,
7 – brake disk,
8 – brake shoes,
9 – thermoprotective plates,
10 – support,
11 – arm,
12 – bolt, 10 Nanometers


At installation of a bolt 4 it is necessary to use a new bolt. When unscrewing a bolt it is necessary to hold the directing finger from a provorachivaniye.

Before installation of a bolt 5 it is necessary to clear a ridge surface in the bolt head basis.

The arm 11 is screwed on a support.

At installation of brake shoes it is necessary to use a new bolt of fastening of the directing finger.


1. Unscrew a bolt of fastening of the lower directing finger. At the same time for deduction of the directing finger from a provorachivaniye use a thin wrench. For fastening of the directing finger use only a new bolt.
2. Turn a support up on the top directing finger and tie up it to a rack with the help of a soft wire.
3. If the condition of overlays of brake shoes allows their further operation, clear them, using a pure wire brush and rags.
4. Before installation of blocks check that the directing fingers freely moved in the holder of a support, and check that rubber protective covers of the directing finger are not damaged. Purify dust and dirt from a support and the piston. Check a condition of dustproof consolidation around the piston. Using a metal brush, clear a brake disk of rust traces.
5. If new brake shoes are established, press the piston into a support. It can be made, using special adaptation or the hammer handle. At the same time especially you watch that the piston did not warp also the surfaces of the piston and a boot were not damaged. At a piston vdviganiye brake fluid is forced out from the brake cylinder in a broad tank therefore constantly watch liquid level in a tank and, if necessary, pump out it. At installation of old brake shoes put them on the former places.
6. Check that the thermoprotective plate is correctly established in dredging of the piston.
7. Insert external and internal brake shoes in the holder of a support.
8. Lower a support on brake shoes, press a support that it reached the position, then screw up a bolt of fastening of the directing finger, tightening its moment 30 Nanometers.
9. Check the level of brake fluid in a tank. It should not exceed the marks max. Several times press a brake pedal in order that blocks nestled on a brake disk, and repeatedly check the level of brake fluid in a tank
10. Similarly replace brake shoes on the second forward wheel.
11. Establish wheels and lower the car.
12. Repeatedly check the level of brake fluid.
13. After installation of new brake shoes they have to be earned extra. On the first 200 km of a run it is not recommended to make the maximum braking.