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Can i use a different rear caliper for 2003 Hyundai Tiburon?

My rear calipers have the twist in piston which are just trash. They rust and are very hard to twist in. Is it possible to use a different rear caliper with a push in piston?

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The twist is to compensate for break wear for your parking brake. Seeing how you shouldn't have to deal with it except at brake changes I wouldn't worry about it unless it is affecting brake performance.

Posted on Apr 19, 2013

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yes they can be just pushed in

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On cars with 4 wheel disc brakes the rear calipers are what they call racheting.The pison needs to be turned clockwise at the same time you are pushing in.This mechanisum is for the E brake system.They make special tools for doing this that you can pick up at your local parts store.

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What method are you using to bleed the brakes?

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