2004 Hyundai Elantra GT - Piston in Caliper for rear brakes will not compress

Discussion in 'Hyundai Elantra / Lantra' started by ericvallejo5000, Jul 24, 2007.

  1. I own a 2004 Hyundai Elantra GT. I was changing my rear brake pads
    and could not get the piston to compress. I tried using a C-Clamp and
    it would'nt budge. Do I need a special tool, is there a trick, what
    am I missing?
    ericvallejo5000, Jul 24, 2007
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  2. ericvallejo5000

    Eric G. Guest

    wrote in 57g2000hsv.googlegroups.com:
    I'm speaking from experience on other cars, but I believe the rear calipers
    have pistons that need to be screwed in. There may or may not be a special
    tool to do this on the Elantra. I'm sure HT will be along at some point to
    give the exact answer.

    Eric G., Jul 24, 2007
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  3. ericvallejo5000

    hyundaitech Guest

    You're exactly correct, Eric. There's a special tool to screw in the
    caliper pistion. See the post by Deck below.
    hyundaitech, Jul 24, 2007
  4. ericvallejo5000

    jp103 Guest

    The below is HT's reply to an 03 Elantra posted on 7-19

    "You won't need a special tool for the front.

    The calipers that need to have the piston screwed back in are the ones
    that have the parking brake assembly as part of the caliper. If you have
    rear disc, you'll find such calipers on the rear of your car. I've heard
    of people screwing them in without a special tool, but trust me, you'll be
    much happier with the tool. There are a couple different types. Your
    local Sears or parts supplier should be able to show you at least one type
    of tool for this."
    jp103, Jul 24, 2007
  5. ericvallejo5000

    jp103 Guest

    ARGH ! I'm too slow
    jp103, Jul 24, 2007
  6. ericvallejo5000


    Jul 13, 2015
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    Hi there, so last night I had to replace rear brake pads on my eleantra 1.8. I also did not know about screwing the piston back... With the sun setting on me I made a call to remove calliper and drive the piston back with a timber block and hammer... It was tough but they retracted... Could I have damaged them? How do I know?

    Wykie, Jul 13, 2015
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