Depending on your driving style and mileage, the brakes on your Hyundai will eventually wear out over time and can be expensive to repair at a shop. Service centres are now charging in excess of £81 per axle, whereas you can pick up a set of brake pads for only £19 or so. With just a few hours of spare time, you can save the labour charges and gain some mechanical experience in the process.
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Things you need
- Socket set
- Brake pads
- Floor jack
- Jack stands
- Torque wrench
- Brake anti-squeal grease
- Torque wrench
- Chilton or Haynes repair manual
Jack up the front of the vehicle and secure it on jack stands.
Remove the wheels using the ratchet and socket to loosen the lug nuts.
Loosen the two pins on the rear of the brake calipers. Remove the brake caliper by pulling it off.
Remove the old brake pads by pulling them out of their grooves.
Press the caliper pistons using the C-clamp. Do not press directly on the piston; use the old brake pads to protect the piston while pressing.
Place the new brake pads in the grooves and put a thin coat of anti-squeal grease on the back of each pad.
Grease the caliper pins, place the caliper over the brake pads and torque the pins, using a torque wrench, to the manufacturer's specifications located in the repair manual.
Place the wheels back on the vehicle and tighten the lug nuts snugly with a ratchet and socket.
Lower the vehicle and torque the lug nuts, using the torque wrench, to the manufacturer specifications listed in your repair manual.
Push the brake pedal to the floor several times until you build up pressure in the brakes. Start the vehicle and test-drive it. Perform several hard stops from 30 miles per hour to set the pads.