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#1 Old 05-16-2013, 10:11 PM
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Rear brake install problem HELP!

Hello I am doing rear brakes on my 11 sonata and to replace the rotors I had to remove the "rear upper arm" I cannot get the the bolt hole to line up spent many hours at this and nothing works.
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Hello I am doing rear brakes on my 11 sonata and to replace the rotors I had to remove the "rear upper arm" I cannot get the the bolt hole to line up spent many hours at this and nothing works.
can you take a pic of the problem?
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rear rotors are a bitch... remove the lower bolt for the shock, swing it inwards towards the center of the car, then remove the control arm bolt. then you can get to the upper saddle bolt.

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I've replaced the rear caliper before because it was stuck. I blame on Hyundai engineer for placing the rear upper arm and shock absorber at a such inconvenient location. What I did to line up the bolt hole was that I placed a jack under the rear rotor and then adjust the height of the jack until two holes get lines up.
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Hello I am doing rear brakes on my 11 sonata and to replace the rotors I had to remove the "rear upper arm" I cannot get the the bolt hole to line up spent many hours at this and nothing works.

Also had a tough time re-installing that bolt. I use an open-end wrench on the control-arm to help align the hole, it allows you to twist the control arm in the vertical plain while inserting the bolt.
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I don't like the sounds of this...coming from a NF this sounds much more involved. The NF was a simple off/on for all rotors.

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Why do they design s--t like this? Jeez.
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Anyone else doing this feel up to a photo DIY for rear rotors?

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Thanks for the help all. What i did was take a die grinder to the arm so it would fit better than put vice grips on the arm to twist it to the correct angle than tap the bolt in with a hammer. This is a very dumb design to say the least.
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I replaced my rotors and brakes took 2 hours 12 minutes
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