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Rear brake caliper on 2002 Hyundai Santa Fe

I was checking my left rear brake pads on my 2002 Hyundai Santa Fe. I found the upper pin missing and was able to swing the caliper left/forwad, exposing my brae pads. Is this normal and is it safe to drive?

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  • Anonymous May 08, 2010

    How does the pin attach?
    The lower pin seems to be only held in place by a rubber sleeve. It doesn't seem to be treaded in
    , but just floats in and out in the sleeve. Should it be treaded in tight?

  • Anonymous May 08, 2010

    I just want to confirm, by hair pin you mean a small cotter pin?

    Thanks for your help.

  • Anonymous May 08, 2010

    I found that the M8 X 1.0 X 1 1/8 inch bolt was missing from the caliper pin. I got another one at NAPA and put it in. It wiorks fine now. By the way NAPA and Car Quest wantd $9.97 for the entire 2 pin- 2 bolt kit while Advance Auto wanted $25.97.



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No,it is not normal,get a new pin and replace it.

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    Ronny Bennett Sr. May 08, 2010

    I think,on this model,there is a hole in the pin for a hair pin to go in to retain the pin,go to the auto parts and ask for the pin,it will come in a set.

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    Ronny Bennett Sr. May 08, 2010


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    Ronny Bennett Sr. May 09, 2010

    I am glade you found it,it is safer to have all the parts in the caliper,and not causing more damage also,Way to go,,



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