Volkswagen Touran MPV - Brake Calliper fixings - davecooper

I have a 2004 VW Touran 1.9 TDi. I am going to replace the rear discs and therefore need to remove the callipers. The callipers appear to be secured to the bracket by some form of splined socket headed bolt but I am not exactly sure what type of tool I need to remove this. Can anyone help?

Volkswagen Touran MPV - Brake Calliper fixings - Cris_on_the_gas

This is a TORX bolt. Should be esy to find the right tool at a decent motor accessory shop or tool factor

Volkswagen Touran MPV - Brake Calliper fixings - pmh3

If you cannot identify this fixing - should you really be working on your brakes?

Volkswagen Touran MPV - Brake Calliper fixings - Andrew Moorey (Tune-Up)

You'll also need the special tool to wind back the pistons. Leave it to a professional.

Volkswagen Touran MPV - Brake Calliper fixings - TeeCee

Actually a clamp and a pair of water pump pliers works rather well.

Fasten clamp around caliper and piston. Tighten to provide pressure. Wind piston round with water pump pliers until clamp loosens. Tighten clamp. Repeat until fully wound in.

It's a slow, fiddly job requiring a bit of care, but saves buying a tool for each type.

As for leaving it to the professionals, 170EUR for a set of read pads fitted against 20 and an hour's fiddly caliper winding? I'd consider that option when money grows on trees.

Volkswagen Touran MPV - Brake Calliper fixings - crackermagic

Ok, this drove me mad for a while too, so much so that i signed up here to share my new found knowledge!

These Bolts are not Torx bolts as suggested above but Spline bolts. The tool you are looking for is a Spline Bit or Key size M14. These spline bits are sometimes listed as TNX bits (no idea what this stands for!).

You can buy a bit that you can use in a 10mm socket on ebay for under £4 or buy a set to fit 1/2" Drive ratchet for around £18, its worth buying the set as there are numerous bolts around the car of different sizes that they'll come in handy for if your gonna do most repair/servicing work your self.

Hope this helps all those who, like me came accross this thread in the search for an answer. Remember the rear calliper pistons must be screwed back not pushed otherwise you'll strip the handbrake mechanism inside and be looking at new callipers! Best get a wind back tool while your getting the spline bits!

Volkswagen Touran MPV - Brake Calliper fixings - crackermagic

Ok, this drove me mad for a while too, so much so that i signed up here to share my new found knowledge!

These Bolts are not Torx bolts as suggested above but Spline bolts. The tool you are looking for is a Spline Bit or Key size M14. These spline bits are sometimes listed as TNX bits (no idea what this stands for!).

You can buy a bit that you can use in a 10mm socket on ebay for under £4 or buy a set to fit 1/2" Drive ratchet for around £18, its worth buying the set as there are numerous bolts around the car of different sizes that they'll come in handy for if your gonna do most repair/servicing work your self.

Hope this helps all those who, like me came accross this thread in the search for an answer. Remember the rear calliper pistons must be screwed back not pushed otherwise you'll strip the handbrake mechanism inside and be looking at new callipers! Best get a wind back tool while your getting the spline bits!

Volkswagen Touran 1.9 TDI S - Winding Back The Brake Calliper Pistons - markinsuffolk

Can anybody please answer the following? When winding back the caliper pistons with the correct tool do you have to wind back clockwise, anti-clockwise or does it not matter. Tool I have is handed so can go both ways.

Volkswagen Touran 1.9 TDI S - Winding Back The Brake Calliper Pistons - Guy C

You need a right hand caliper wind back tool.

As for the m****s on here that sound like a bunch of sexist girls (leave it to the professionals love!) I am more than capable of doing the brakes but I have got the same problem regarding which spline tool I needed and VW are totally ignorant and won't help unless you go to them for servicing. Why is it that once your car is second hand there is no support? I just wish they would stop moving the goalposts and make you buy all these special tools every time you update your car!!!!

Volkswagen Touran 1.9 TDI S - Winding Back The Brake Calliper Pistons - gordonbennet

I don't buy VW products so haven't found these splined fittings yet...are they like the old splined bolts as fitted to the idler/adjuster on Ford OHC Cortina/Sierra engines, needed two different sizes when changing the cambelt.

I got a bit cheesed off when they started changing over to hex and torx screws and bolts, but in practice these seldom get damaged like Philips screw heads do, and once you're locked into the screw you can usually undo the thing fully and extract it without it dropping into the most inaccessible part of the car.

A prime example is the 8mm Allen bolts that secure discs to hubs on MB's, these without fail come undone easily on 20 year old cars...invariably when you come to a car fitted with Philips screw in the same place its a case of dig the impact screw driver out and bash hell out of it hoping for the best, most lorry light fittings are now torx, vastly superior to Philips, and stops some halfwit trying to undo these Philips with a chisel/lmatchstick/coin/flat screwdriver/wrong size Philips and chewing the damned things up completely.

Edited by gordonbennet on 09/06/2014 at 15:42

Volkswagen Touran MPV - Brake Calliper fixings - Andrew Denley
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Volkswagen Touran MPV - Brake Calliper fixings - focussed

Or even better, this set copes with Torx and spline screw heads that you may come across as well as the more usual hex.

www.drapertools.com/product/33323/Draper-TX-STAR-H...t-(40-Piece)

Had this set for longer than i can remember, good quality, never broken or mangled any of the bits including when I had a pro workshop.

Volkswagen Touran MPV - Brake Calliper fixings - Andrew Denley

That set doesn't go up big enough, I know as I also have that set.

 

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