01 Santa Fe Rotors

I'm trying to replace the front and rear rotors and pads on a 2001 Santa Fe (6cyl,awd,16" tires), After numerous attempts, with a hand impact driver, to loosen
the 2 screws holding the rotor on the screwheads finally sheared off. My question : are the screws required? I have to order the screws because dealer doesn't stock them. I would hate to have to drill and tap the holes for nothing. Thank you in advance
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My two Classic SAAB 900's use small flat head Phillips screws affixing the rotor to the hub. These can be a real bear to removed also, but I've never sheared one in the removal process. Lately, the Brembo replacement rotors I've purchased include these screws - thankfully.
Are they required? Most likely, otherwise they wouldn't include them in the design. It's probably due to the type of caliper used. On my Dodge Caravan, the rotor is not affixed to the hub by screws, but the caliper design is totally different to the SAAB.
Maybe Hyundaitech will post an answer here for you??
Good luck, Don
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Thanks... I hope Hyundaitech is reading!!
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any pics of ur saab's? i lovem =-)

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You're alright to leave them off. But make sure the stubs don't interfere with installation. You may still need to cut and grind them flush or drill them out.
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Thanks for your input.
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" My question : are the screws required? I have to order the screws because dealer doesn't stock them. I would hate to have to drill and tap the holes for nothing. Thank you in advance "
No they are not required, and the holes on the replacement rotors(if you get non-hyundai rotors) usually do not line up with the existing holes in the hub anyway.
The wheel lugs will sandwich the rotor into position just fine. Also..you may find out that your vehicle has three sets of brakes(!). I just helped a friend change the rear rotors and pads on a V6 sonata and the emergency brake consists of brake shoes on the inboard surface of the rear 'rotor', which is basically a combination rotor and drum. If your vehicle is the same you will -not- need a special tool to screw the piston back into the caliper.
Chris
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