Jim Grant's Tech Tips
‘02 Hyundai Elantra GT Hatchback, Special Brake Tool
I was trying to work on my Ď02 Hyundai Elantra GT Hatchback brakes. The instructions say to use the "special tool" to insert the piston back into the caliper. It gives this number 09581-11000. What is the special tool or where can I find out what it is?
- A. Barreras
If you need a special tool to push the piston back in on your Hyundai, then you must be working on the rear disc brakes with the em-brake brake as an integral part of the brake caliper. When you look at the disc brake caliperís piston youíll see some notches on the face of the piston. The tool engages in these notches. Once the tool is correctly positioned, you push in and turn the piston to retract it. You can go to Hyundai for this tool, but youíll be waiting a while to get it. Check with your area parts stores. There is a generic tool kit you can buy that will have what you need and more to retract the brake caliper piston in your Hyundai.