Rear Brake Pad Replacement Hyundai Elantra 2011-16

Rear Brake Pad Replacement Hyundai Elantra 2011-16
Published by YOUCANIC Automotive Experts 
Last Updated May 18, 2018 

DIY Instruction on how to change Hyundai Elantra rear brake pads and rotor. Replacing the rear brake pads on Hyundai Elantra takes 30-45 minutes for each side. Plan on a total of two hours to change the rear brake pads. Make sure you have the right tools and parts ready. At a minimum, you will need to have a good mechanic's tool set that has metric sockets. If you don't have a tool set check out our article on Choosing the Right Mechanic Tool Set for DIY auto repair.  

Parts Required

Hyundai Elantra Rear Brake Pads

Replacement brake pads are necessary. Rear brake pad set for Hyundai Elantra cost under $40. Our recommendation is to install ceramic brake pads. The OEM Hyundai Brake pads have part number 58302-3XA30. A better alternative to the OEM Hyundai brake pads would be Wagner ThermoQuiet QC1544 Ceramic Brake Pads. These pads have great reviews and cost less than the genuine Hyundai brake pads. 

Hyundai Elantra Rear Disc / Rotor

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Instructions on how to replace Hyundai Elantra rear brake pads and rotor. These instructions apply to 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016 Hyundai Elantra but owner's of other model year Elantras will find these instructions helpful. 

Removal / Installation Hyundai Elantra Rear Brake Pad and Rotor

  1. Turn of the car. Engage the emergency brakes. Set gear shifter in Park.rear brake pad replacement hyundai elantra Place a block or wheel chocks behind the front wheels.
  2. Jack up the vehicle. Place jack stands under the frame to support the vehicle. Don't work under the vehicle that is only backed up by a car jack. 
  3. Remove rear wheel and tire. hyundai elantra rear brake pad replacement
  4. Release the parking brake to replace remove install new brake pads hyundai elantra 
  5. Remove the two caliper mounting to change rear brake pads yourself hyundai elantra 2011-2016 Now you can remove the rear caliper assembly. Remove the old brake pads. 
  6. Remove the caliper carrier bolts. There are twp 14 mm bolts. You may need to use a breaker bar to remove them. 
  7. Remove two Phillips screws that hold the rear brake disc in hyundai elantra rear rotor disk disc replacement guideWatch the following video to learn how to complete these steps. 
  8. Install the new rear disc. Tighten the two Phillips screws according the specifications below. check price for rear brake pads hyundai elantra
  9. Install the rear brake caliper carrier and tighten the bolts 55 ft-lb. 
  10. Install the new brake pads. Clean the brake pad retainers (shims) and apply brake pad grease when applicable. how to change rear brake pads hyundai elantra 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016
  11. Tighten the brake caliper sliding bolts to 20 lb-ft. 
  12. Inspect the rear brake pads of your Hyundai Elantra. 

Tightening Specifications 

  • Caliper Guide Bolts 20 lb-ft
  • Brake Caliper Carrier / Bracket 55 lb-ft
  • Rotor Rear Disc Screws 4 lb-ft

Related Resources

  1. Hyundai Elantra Service Manual Rear Disc Brake Repair Procedures
  2. Hyundai Elantra MD 2010-2017 Brake System / Rear Disc Brake. Replacement