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2007 Santa Fe Rear Brake Pad Question

I am replacing the rear brake pads on my mother-in-law's 2007 Santa Fe. The parts shop told me I need a special tool to compress the piston into the caliper with a twisting motion. I am used to placing a C-clamp on a block of wood, and compressing it evenly. Nothing on the internet tells me I need a special tool, just a C-clamp. What is the correct way to compress the piston to fit the caliper over the new pads.
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We have a 2007, and the c-clamp method works just fine, the part show was either tossing you a line, or just had no idea what they were talking about.

Also, in place of a block of wood, I use the old brake pad instead, fits in a lot easier ;-)

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Your parts store has it all wrong.

Some rear disk brake equipped vehicles require what they suggested, but only ones where the parking brake is shared with the caliper/pads.

Our Santa Fe's use a parking brake "drum" system built into the hat of the rear rotors.

If you're only changing pads, you'll be good to go. It's not fun when you have to change the rear rotors. Well atleast it wasn't for me!

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Your parts store has it all wrong.

Some rear disk brake equipped vehicles require what they suggested, but only ones where the parking brake is shared with the caliper/pads.

Our Santa Fe's use a parking brake "drum" system built into the hat of the rear rotors.

If you're only changing pads, you'll be good to go. It's not fun when you have to change the rear rotors. Well atleast it wasn't for me!

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The first time I changed brakes on my 1990 mazda protege I thought I was going crazy when I was doing the back brakes. Pushed and pushed on the piston until a parts guy told me I needed a special tool! That was one long day.
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I used a a "C Clamp" with an old brake pad - this works fine.
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BTW, if you are replacing the rear brake pads, you might want to review this thread
http://www.hyundai-forums.com/187-cm...-santa-fe.html

I posted some pics and info on how I replaced the rear brake pads and rotors on my 2009 Santa Fe. One of the important areas is cleaning lubing the caliper pads...
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I used a a "C Clamp" with an old brake pad - this works fine.
Looks like a Crappy T commercial with the Mastercraft logo, tee hee hee.
Youve outed yourself for location.

Some people are finding the pads on most Hyundai seizing up or sticking in the holders after a year or two. Although lube helps, the holders are stainless which don't really rust. A few strokes of a file or lightly grinding 20-30 thou off the two end wings seems to help keep them wearing evenly. Try them in holder for fit first , if they slide in and out without a tool, no adjustment needed. My 2 cents.

Removing the rear rotors often requirers a three jaw puller and patience.
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Removing the rear rotors often requirers a three jaw puller and patience.
Problem with that is, the way the backing plates wrap around about 270deg of the rear rotors, there's only room to hook one of the three jaws onto the rotors. There's no room. I wound up making some 'jack bolts' in conjunction with beating them off.

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I think you are referring to the splash guard ; which is only sheet metal. Cut it slightly with tin snips at two spots to allow 2 legs good access, third leg of puller goes on open side. Bend shield/guard back into place afterwards.

The water splash guards although useful, corrode and fall apart and never last the life of the car. They can be bought separately and changed out but were pricy IIRCC. Most mechanics will just cut them off and hope customer doesn't notice. My Santa Fe's have two three inch long slices and are slightly bent after using puller. Rotors off in 10 minutes per side
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My sons Elantra "lost" them when I changed the wheel bearings ;they were paper thin and ready to fall off anyway. Haven't noticed any issues in the two years that have elapsed. More salt and crap getting on the rotors/calipers ; rims get more sand blasted etc. Twenty years ago most cars didn't even have them.

Beating off rotors with hammers accelerates wheel bearing failure exponentially , IMO.

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Yes, splash-guards would be the better term for them!

Hacking them up on my 2008 wasn't an option I wanted to take. I could just imagine the hand lacerations involved with some razor sharp notches cut into them. They're bad enough as is!

Getting the rear rotors broken free wasn't too bad a problem for me, it was not being able to back the parking brake shoes off enough to get the rotors off all the way that caused all the joy. Star-wheel adjusters were rusted solid. Had to replace a bunch of p-brake hardware as a result.

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