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Hey all,

Got a quick question for you. I've just aquired a 2000 Hyundai Sonata. The rear rotor is warped and a buddy of mine was showing me how to check rotors.

Well he seemed to have crossthreaded one of the two bolts that hold the caliper in place.

Can I repair that with this if a tap and die doesnt work?

http://www.discountautoparts.com/item.wws?...TS&weight=1

If so, does that sleeve with the threads in it just push out of the caliper and I just put the new one in?

Also, he didn't released the emergency brake cable and was prying the rotor off (he didn't get it off) and now when going forward and reverse there is a clicking coming from within the wheel area.

He was a bit unfamiliar with rear disc brakes and my type of car so thats my fault for asking for help, but now I ask for yours.

Thanks!
 

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Yep, sounds like he might have busted one of the little springs loose inside trying to pry it off with the brake engaged. You'll have to take it apart to be sure.

As far as the caliper, I've drilled and tapped in similar situations, but I wouldn't recommend it for someone I didn't know. You can get a replacement caliper cheap enough... $65 at Autozone.

Tell your buddy not to get involved in fixing other people's cars too much, this is a perfect example. I'm sure he means well, but sometimes the outcome is totally bad and you lose friends that way.

http://www.autozone.com/autozone/catalog/p...amp;totalPages=[[email protected]&currentPage=1&vehicleNValue=&navValue=14400853&parentId=44-0&fromString=&fromWhere=null&filterByKeyWord=&categoryNValue=&categoryDisplayName=Brakes+%26+Traction+Control&_requestid=6222
 
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