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VW Tiguan 2021 Service Maintenance Manual ➜ Brake system and shock absorbers: inspecting for leaks and damage

Tiguan 2016 ➤, Tiguan 2021 ➤, Tiguan RUS 2017 ➤, Tiguan RUS 2021 ➤  
Maintenance - Edition 12.2020  
Sequence  
Brake fluid quantity  
bleeder valves:  
which must flow out of bleeder valves:  
Rear right  
0.30 l  
0.15 l  
Clutch slave cylinder  
Total quantity for automatic gearbox including  
the quantity extracted from the brake fluid res‐  
ervoir  
approx. 1.00 l  
Total quantity for manual gearbox including  
the quantity extracted from the brake fluid res‐  
ervoir  
approx. 1.15 l  
4.10  
Brake system and shock absorbers: in‐  
specting for leaks and damage  
Check following components for leaks and damage:  
♦ Brake master cylinder  
♦ Brake servo (for anti-lock brake system: hydraulic unit)  
♦ Brake pressure regulator and  
♦ Brake caliper  
♦ Shock absorbers (during inspection only)  
♦ Presence of dust caps on brake fluid bleeder screws  
♦ Presence of caps on guide bushes  
– Ensure that brake hoses are not twisted.  
– Additionally ensure that brake hoses do not touch any vehi‐  
cle components when steering is at full lock.  
– Check brake hoses for abrasion, porosity and brittleness.  
– Check brake lines for corrosion.  
– Check brake connections and fastenings for correct seating,  
leaks and corrosion.  
– Check brake lines and brake hoses for correct seating and  
attachment in retainers.  
NOTICE  
Faults found must always be rectified (repair measure).  
4.11  
Brakes, front and rear: checking thick‐  
ness of brake pads and condition of  
brake discs  
Front disc brake pads: checking thickness ⇒ page 75  
Rear disc brake pads: checking thickness ⇒ page 76  
Brake discs: checking condition ⇒ page 77  
Special tools and workshop equipment required  
♦ Torque wrench  
74  
4. Descriptions of work  

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