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2002 kia spectra front brake rotors

Are the front brake rotors pressed on? How do you get them loose?.

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There is a phillips-head screw holding the rotor to the hub. you need an impact or hammer wrench to get it off. I bought mine at a parts store for like 10 or 15 bucks. it's like a big *** screwdriver with different bits for the screws (flathead, fillips, etc.) and you put it on the screw and whack the end with a hammer while twisting the driver at the same the opposite to put it back on. hope that helps. email me at if you need more help.

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Does the front wheel bearing for a 2002 kia spectra have to be pressed in or can i simply remove and replace it?

This is a job and a half! YES, you will have to press them out and in. You have to remove everything. Brake caliper and bracket, rotor, strut, tie rod, and ball joint. Take out the whole knuckle, with the hub still in it. Then you have to flip it over and press the hub out of the bearing. THIS WILL DESTROY THE OLD BEARING! The outer piece of the bearing will be stuck on the hub. Put the hub in a vice, heat the piece of the bearing that's stuck on, and wedge/pry/bang it off. Now go back to the knuckle, and remove the retainer ring (which was hidden behind the hub). Flip over and press out the remaining bearing piece. Clean it all up and press the new bearing in. Be sure when you press it in that you use a cylindrical block that hits the outer edge of the bearing, or you'll push the guts right through. Put in the retainer ring (if it won't go in, you have to press more). I recommend a new ring, they're like $5 at the dealer. The old one will likely get bent. Now, press the hub into the new bearing. At this stage, BE SURE YOU SUPPORT THE CENTER OF THE BEARING, OR YOU'LL PUSH IT THROUGH. Put the car back together and you should be fine. I know this may not be the "correct/professional" way to do it, but it's what I had to do to spend $50 instead of almost $500 at a shop. I have 176,000 miles on my Spectra, and I've done both sides twice. Good luck!

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We're on our second Sedona and have had this problem on both. In our case it was the front brake rotors. The dealer told me that they're not made thick enough to handle heat loads. They are super-sensitive to heating and warp easily.

With my Sedonas the pads were not retracting completely, sometimes dragging on the rotors (not enough to notice this while driving) causing them to heat even when the brakes were not being applied and causing this front end shaking in the steering wheel when braking. When it got worse, the brake pedal would vibrate too. When we would take it up the mountains the long braking periods on the downslopes would make it much worse as the rotors heated up. The dealership had them machined but the issue persisted and ended up replacing the front rotors.

Replacing rotors is not a difficult task if you're mechanically-inclined and have the right tools. I've done it on many vehicles (though not my Sedonas as they were warranty jobs) and it's usually less expensive to replace them with new ones from your parts store than to have a brake shop work on them.

Hope this helps.

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