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Febi Wheel Cylinder; Rear | 1H0611053

VW Jetta, Golf, Cabrio, Jetta MK4, Golf MK4, Jetta MK3, Golf MK3
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P/N: 1H0611053 Febi
Replacement versions may have either one or two mounting bolt holes. Per VW supercession, one bolt design is sufficient. 2 per car.
Cross References:
  • 1.19.144
  • 1.19.574
  • 1H0611053BR
  • 3619
  • 6Q0611053B
  • 861611053
  • W01331921318

Wheel cylinders are hydraulic rams that push brake shoes against brake drums to slow a wheel to a stop on wheels with drum brakes. They are cylinders with pistons extruding from either side, sealed in with o-rings and a boot to keep out dirt and debris. They have a hydraulic line connection and a bleeder screw on the back to remove air from the brake hydraulic system.

Symptoms of Faulty or Worn Out Wheel Cylinders
Wheel cylinders fail when the piston seals leak, when the wheel cylinder pistons get seized, or when the bleeder rusts and breaks. Wheel cylinders with leaking piston seals and broken bleeder screws allow hydraulic brake fluid to bypass the pistons. This results in the pistons not being pushed out and hydraulic fluid to leave the system and be replaced with air which prevents the wheel from slowing and will make the brake pedal feel spongy. Wheel cylinders with seized pistons will allow the brake pedal to feel normal but will prevent the pistons from pressing out the brake shoes to contact the drums and slow the wheels.

Replacing Your VW Wheel Cylinders
Replacing wheel cylinders requires the removal of the brake drum and brake shoes to access the brake backing plate where the wheel cylinder is mounted. From there, you’ll need to disconnect the hydraulic line and unbolt the wheel cylinder for replacement. Replacing the brake shoes and drum is highly recommended when replacing a wheel cylinder.

Once the new wheel cylinder has been bolted in place, the hydraulic line has been reconnected, and the brake shoes and brake drum have been installed, the wheel cylinder and other wheel cylinders and brake calipers on the vehicle must be bled to remove all air from the brake hydraulic system. The wheel cylinders can be bled by pumping the brake pedal and holding it pressed, and then loosening the bleeder screw on the wheel cylinder. Once the bleeder screw is loosened, air will be forced out of the wheel cylinder being replaced by brake fluid resulting in the brake pedal dropping to the floor. Before releasing the brake pedal, the bleeder screw must be tightened to prevent air from entering back into the wheel cylinder when the pedal is released. This process must be repeated until no air comes out of the wheel cylinder and then repeated for each wheel cylinder and caliper.

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Left = Driver side and Right = Passenger side.
All parts are priced individually unless identified as a set or kit. "Per car" notes identify how many of a given part your car has and "Left/Right or Front/Rear" notes means the part fits the left or right side of the car. These parts are still sold individually and you'll need to select the appropriate quantity if you plan to replace more than one of this item.

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What This Febi Wheel Cylinder Fits?

Application information below is for reference only and should not be used to determine the exact vehicle fitment. Please use the "Make Sure It Fits" vehicle selection box above to determine the exact fitment and review any application notes. If you need any help determining if this part works with your vehicle, please don't hesitate to contact us.

96-99 - Cabrio
95-95 - Cabrio
For models with chassis serial number from 016264, approximately 10/1994.
93-99 - Golf Base, Celebration Edition, City, GL, GTI & more
95-98 - Golf GTI VR6
Rear ~ 19mm
99-99 - Golf MK3 GL
99-99 - Golf MK3 GTI
Rear ~ 19mm
99-99 - Golf MK4 GL, GLS, GTI, TDI
Rear ~ 19mm
93-98 - Jetta Celebration Edition, City, GL, GLS, GT & more
94-98 - Jetta GLX
Rear ~ 19mm
99-99 - Jetta MK3 GL, GLS, TDI
99-99 - Jetta MK3 GLX
Rear ~ 19mm
99-99 - Jetta MK4 GL, GLS, GLX, TDI
Rear ~ 19mm