I have an '04 Sonata and plan to change the front rotors myself since
they are warped and they have already been resurfaced once. I won't be
changing my brake pads as they have plenty of brake material left.
Never having replaced brakes and/or rotors before, how easy is it to
remove the rotors? Any special tools needed for removing the rotors?
After removing the wheel, what is the procedure for removing the brake
calipers? To remove the rotors, do I remove the nut in the center with
the cotter pin through it? I appreciate any advice given.
I don't know, but from what I've read, the screws are more of an
assembly aid than a structural part and can even be left out without any
problems. The rotor is sandwiched between the wheel and hub and the
entire assembly is held together by the lug nuts. Given that and their
small size, the torgue setting can't be critical, so "tight" should be
Sorry again. Yet another post I've entered without actually being posted.
Everything above is pretty much correct, but presuming you have less than
60k on your car, why don't you take it to the dealer and have the work
done under warranty. Rotor warpage is a warrantable condition.
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