Air gap adjustment - Club Touareg Forums
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 8 Old 08-29-2018 Thread Starter
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2017
Posts: 45
Thanks: 0
Thanked 5 Times in 4 Posts
Air gap adjustment

Hi, haven’t really found anything on what to look for. Trying to adjust my e brake air gap adjustment as they are way out and my car is reading fault codes of non calibrated, no basic settings. Anyone have an idea how to do this??
Big_lou44 is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 8 Old 08-29-2018
Touareg Enthusiast
 
yuyueyuyue's Avatar
 
Touareg: 2012 Hybrid
Join Date: Dec 2014
Location: USA
Second Vehicle: is not a VW
Posts: 258
Thanks: 3
Thanked 14 Times in 11 Posts
Garage
you will need to remove brake rotor bolt, not necessarily the rotor depending on what wheels you have, to access the adjustment nut. There's a formula that you can use to calculate how many turns from the air gap shown in VCDS, but I don't have it on my work computer, but a little trial and error should get you there.

in the future, when servicing the shoe, it's better to mark where the spring and the nut contact.

2012 Touareg Hybrid
yuyueyuyue is offline  
post #3 of 8 Old 08-29-2018 Thread Starter
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2017
Posts: 45
Thanks: 0
Thanked 5 Times in 4 Posts
Yep tried that last night. Pulled off the wheel and the plug bolt on the rotar. Couldn’t find anything resembling a screw or something like that through any of the holes (tire bolt holes and plug hole). It’s my rear right on my 2011 Touareg if that helps.
Big_lou44 is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #4 of 8 Old 08-29-2018 Thread Starter
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2017
Posts: 45
Thanks: 0
Thanked 5 Times in 4 Posts
There’s two extra bolts, ones a big one T45 screw type and he other plug one I took off was a T27. I never pulled off the bigger one as I wasn’t sure if it would loosen the rotar too much. I’m thinking maybe that one is the entrance hole I need to see the adjustment screw? The T27 is closer to the edge and the T45 closer to middle
Big_lou44 is offline  
post #5 of 8 Old 08-29-2018 Thread Starter
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2017
Posts: 45
Thanks: 0
Thanked 5 Times in 4 Posts
Ok I figured it out. Only thing is now when I go to calibrate it with Vcds, it keeps saying aborted to safety reasons. Fault code of “overheat protection”. Sorry for all the questions first time doing this. Should I get these the same air gap before calibrating? Should they only be in the range of 1.9-2.3 or whateve it is? I just don’t want to screw this up. Thanks for the help
Big_lou44 is offline  
post #6 of 8 Old 08-29-2018
Touareg Guru
 
noobytoogy's Avatar
 
Touareg: Still looking
Join Date: May 2009
Location: Brexit Central, England
Second Vehicle: is not a VW
Posts: 20,326
Thanks: 0
Thanked 577 Times in 503 Posts
Someone else who is a pretty capable guy with the spanners and VCDS simply took his car to the dealer to reset the electric parking brake as he figured it would be a lot cheaper than buggering things up !

VW Touareg models are as follows:
Generation 1: T1 is model 7LA & facelift T2 is model 7L6
Generation 2: T3 is model 7P5 & facelift T4 is model 7P6
Generation 3: T5 is model CR7 [Not available in "VW Atlas" North America!]
Read Wikipedia:
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 0 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

T1 & T2 buyers MUST read:
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 0 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

Use Google or Bing to search by typing in: site:
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 0 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
followed by what you seek
noobytoogy is offline  
post #7 of 8 Old 08-29-2018
Touareg Enthusiast
 
yuyueyuyue's Avatar
 
Touareg: 2012 Hybrid
Join Date: Dec 2014
Location: USA
Second Vehicle: is not a VW
Posts: 258
Thanks: 3
Thanked 14 Times in 11 Posts
Garage
what service did you do to the handbrake? I think the service manual calls for basic setting and then unplugging the electric motor before doing anything mechanical. The electric motor might be confused if basic setting wasn't used or someone tried to turn on accessories while the shoe is open.

2012 Touareg Hybrid
yuyueyuyue is offline  
post #8 of 8 Old 09-01-2018 Thread Starter
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2017
Posts: 45
Thanks: 0
Thanked 5 Times in 4 Posts
I haven’t done anything really. The last year it threw a fault only when engaged but always worked. Now it throws a continuous fault until I make it above 60km/hr then stops but still works. My mechanic pulled it apart and I am going to buy new shoes for the e brake as these ones are ok/close to the end but I’d rather have new ones. Those should be installed within a few days. By resetting do you mean simply unplugging the motor that runs the parking brake? Sounds simple enough to reset it lol.
Big_lou44 is offline  
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the Club Touareg Forums forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in










Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode



Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome
 

VW Touareg News Delivered to your Email!

Stay up-to-date with Touareg news in your inbox.

unsusbcribe at anytime with one click

Close [X]