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Re: how to change the rear brakes for this car
Rear disque brake they sell those tolls cheap you got to turn the piston and have to push in the same time hope you didnt try to hard with our c clamp you might have damaged the caliper hope it FIXYA our problem thanks pierre
Special tool can be bought OR.... With a pair of adjustible pliars grip the piston (DO NOT DAMAGE THE RUBBER BOOT) by the tip and screw clockwise while appling pressure with c-clamp Screw then press, screw then press untill all the way in. Set park brake several times to reset brakes after repair is complete.
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If tail lights don't work, check your dimmer switch for any shorts. If the brake lights don't work, then check the brake switch behind the brake pedal. You can test them with a multitester. For brake shoes you need socket or star wrench, and needle nose pliers for the springs unless you have a spring too. If you have disc brakes, then socket set and a c-clamp to push the pistons back in.
The Tiburon's rear disk brakes are self-adjusting to compensate for pad wear. You need to twist the piston clockwise to retract it into the caliper. You should do this using a special tool from Hyundai. Alternatively, you can get generic rear brake caliper tool at most auto parts stores that you can use on the end of your ratchet.
Or, you can be really careful with a pair of channel-lock pliers and grip the edge of the piston, allowing you to twist it back into the caliper.
Proper size wrenches and a large C-clamp to push piston back into the caliper is only tools for the front, but back disk brakes require special tool to TURN the piston as it is pushed back into caliper to reset emergency brake. This tool can often be borrowed from Auto parts store or purchased from Harbor Freight http://www.harborfreight.com/cpi/ctaf/displayitem.taf?Itemnumber=40732 for about $20. Don't try to service rear disks without the tool, Calipers can be broken if not retracted properly!
When I changed my sisters VW Jetta I used the follow:
Socket to fit the caliper bolts (can't remember size)
C-Clamp to push the piston back in
Bucket to set the caliper on while changing the pads
On the rear brakes I had to borrow the special tool to push in rear disc brakes from AutoZone, this tool spins the piston while pushing it back in. Let me know if you have any other questions. Thanks for an honest rating and thanks for using FixYa!
DON'T FORCE THE PISTON WITH A C-CLAMP! On VW rear disc brakes you need to rotate the piston while pushing it back in otherwise you will mess up the caliper. You do need a special tool and can probably borrow one from an auto parts store. If not they can be purchased for ~$50. Look here: http://www.dieselgeek.com/servlet/Detail?no=313
There are many other place to buy this so shop around.