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SOURCE: back brakes kia spectra 2007

Hi bead_crafts5,
My name is Dennis and I hope to be of assistance.
I have to assume that you are trying to get the piston to retract into the caliper while trying to put new pads on a disc brake. When the pads are worn down the piston is nearly out of the cylinder of the caliper and when you try to get the piston to go back into the caliper it can **** slightly in the bore of the caliper. Center a "C" clamp in the piston and carefully screw the clamp closed pushing the piston back into the bore. While this is taking place the brake fluid is being forced back int the master cylinder and the going will be slower than you think it should be. Just be aware that you are trying not **** the short stubby piston in it bore as you force it to retract to allow you to put the thicker pads in place.
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Posted on Nov 09, 2008

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SOURCE: 2006 Kia Spectra 5 rear brake disc replacement

One side,turns right,and push in slightly,and the other side turns left,to retract.

Posted on Apr 20, 2010

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SOURCE: I drive a 2007 Kia Spectra. When I press the

Hi. Check first if bulbs are busted. usually brake lights are double contact bulbs. Meaning when you turn the lights on the steering wheel into park position the first contact of the bulb will light up that is why your have the tail light on at the back. Now when you hit the brakes that is when the brake light will come up. Try to switch to the lights to park position and check if you have your park light on. If nothing shows up at the back of the car then you need to replace the bulbs. One more thing is you may check also the fuse of the tail/brake light in your fuse box. Fuse might be busted also that is why you are getting this problem.

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Posted on Aug 14, 2010

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SOURCE: How do i bleed the clutch on an 09 kia spectra

Since you are asking to bleed the hydraulic line, I think I'm safe to assume you're at least mechanically inclined and have a general understanding of how this system works in your car.

There is a bleeder valve located on the clutch slave cylinder, which is mounted on the top of the transmission. It will require a 10mm CLOSED-END wrench. If you use an open ended wrench, it's likely to strip the bleeder valve screw, which in turn might keep you from tightening it completely. This will allow air to bleed into the system, which will cause your clutch friction plate to wear out early, or might rupture the line. The latter of which being more unlikely.

Back on topic: Get a friend to help you. With the bleeder valve closed, pump the clutch pedal a few (3-4) times, then hold it to the floor. While it's held down, loosen the bleeder screw until either air or fluid comes out. Allow it to drain only a second or two, then tighten the bleeder screw back down. Only AFTER the bleeder screw is tightened does your friend release the clutch pedal. Repeat as necessary, being careful to keep an eye on your brake and clutch fluid reservoir.

If there is air in the line, you should hear it blowing out, see bubbles, or an inconsistent flow of fluid (it will come out in spurts) . If it's only fluid coming out, it's possible that there's no air in the line but to be 100% safe, keep doing this until you've cycled fluid through the entire clutch system, and do NOT allow the fluid reservoir to get below the MIN mark, or you'll just be pumping air back into it.

P.S.) Yes, your clutch and brakes piggyback off the same fluid reservoir in that particular car.

Posted on Dec 21, 2010

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My brakes go to the floor i have already bleed them

there might be a problem with the line it's self if they are spongy check the brake fluid and the line.

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Interior brake light on in 2004 Kia Spectra but no brake issues. Goes out after car runs for about 5 minutes.

Check the brake fluid level in the reservoir under the hood. It is likely low. If it is low it would be a good time to check the brakes. Low fluid can indicate a leek or brakes that are just about worn out.

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You undoubtedly still have air in the system, bleed the brakes again, if the result is the same have a shop pressure bleed the system for you.

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I have a 2005 Kia Spectra, I know that i need the brakes done but could this be affecting my steering. I had a very hard time turning the steering wheel in any direction. Any suggestions?

The brake system will not cause the steering wheel to turn hard. The only steering problem bad brakes will create is pulling one way or the other. Check the power steering system.

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How do you adjust the rear brakes on a 2003 kia spectra? It feels like you have to push the break pedals down to the floor in order for the car to stop. They seem to need tightening, but there doesn't seem...

The rear brakes on the Spectra will always engage less than the front brakes. If you have to push hard on the brake pedal then you probably have air in the brake lines from the last brake pad replacement. The brakes need to be bled with this method: Use 1/8 inch 2 foot long hose from parts store and attach from bleeder valve ball on the brake caliper to a bottle partially filled with brake fluid. End of hose should be submerged in bottle. With second person holding brake pedal to floor, slowly turn bleeder valve counter clockwise (loosen tiny bit) with wrench and watch for dirty brake fluid to create bubbles in the bottle. When bubbles start, quickly tighten bleeder valve back to tight. Second person lifts foot while valve is tight and then pushes pedal to floor again and THEN you again open bleeder valve slowly turning counter clockwise and watch for bubbles. Repeat until no more bubbles can be created in the bottle where the hose is submerged. Move to next caliper and repeat. For a firm brake pedal you will need to repeat this on all four calipers. My 2003 Kia's rear brake pads "fell apart" and never wore out in 190000 miles because they do not get used. The braking power is primarily in the front disk brakes on this model. Removing and replacing the rear drum brake linings did not even require me to bleed the brake lines. They weren't that tight before or after the replacement procedure.

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2006 Kia Spectra 5 rear brake disc replacement

One side,turns right,and push in slightly,and the other side turns left,to retract.

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Replaced rear breaks, 2007 spectra, breal pedel is solf, goes to the floor. how do I firm up break pedel, never broke any lines.

You have to check that rear brake cylinders doe's not leak fluid. Check your master fluid reservoir when you pump the brakes.
You have to bleed air from the system, and check the vacuum hose at the master brake cylinder.

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2003 Kia Spectra odd rattle in shifter

You are most likely hearing metal on metal on the brake pads. The brakes are not attached to the gear shift in any way. Unless those Koreans have done some really wierd design.

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Brake pedal trouble

have the brakes bleed first and if that does not take care of the problem have the master cylinder checked because the check valve in the master cylinder could be bad

Jan 18, 2009 | 2003 Kia Spectra

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