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How do i replace front brake pads on 2000 kia spectra?

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1. Block the back tires or set parking brake
2. Jack the vehicle up and set stands or use ramps.
3. Take the front wheels off
4. There are two bolts on back of each caliper Take them off.
5. The whole caliper comes off now DONT LET HANG FROM THE HOSE!!!
6. Get a c clamp or BIG pliers to compress the pistons in the caliper back into place.
7. Remove the pads, inspect the rotors for wear and deep gouges. IF bad, replace.
8. Put in the new pads and replace the calipers. Make sure bolts are tight, Torque wrench recommended.
Put the tires back on, start the car and pump the brakes to get the pistons in the right spot.

Posted on Jul 31, 2013

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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.
Glad to be of assistance. Please rate the solution I can learn from your rating.
Thank you

Posted on Nov 09, 2008

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SOURCE: brake pad replacement problems

get haynes repair manual.dont cost much .it got pictures .and it show you step by step .to change front disc brakes.

Posted on Mar 23, 2009

turboKia
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SOURCE: having problem changing rear brake pads on 2006 kia spectra

yes ... its a tool that you can buy at any well stocked auto parts store. Its cubed shaped, about an inch on each side, Its used to screw in the caliper piston

Posted on Aug 02, 2009

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SOURCE: how do you replace rear brake pads on 2006 kia

Don't do this if your not comfortable working on cars ... someone could get hurt ...or your car could. Make sure front wheel are blocked and car is in either park or first gear.

  1. Don't set the parking break.
  2. Lift corner up to remove tire.
  3. Remove the two shoulder bolts on back of caliper .. .10mm I think.
  4. Pull caliper up and forward. Don't let it hank by the brake line.
  5. Remove pad, making sure to not lose the small clip that holds onto the ears of the pads.
  6. You need to get a special tool to screw in the piston that is on the caliper. This can be obtained for about $15 at most automotive store.
  7. Be careful to not tear the rubber piston boot when screwing piston back in ... go slow.
  8. Wipe caliper off of any dirt. Don't use compressed air. Use a small wire brush to remove any corrosion in the area where the pad ears go, if needed.
  9. Replace new pads into caliper and remount caliper onto rotor.
  10. Screw shoulder bolts back in. Don't force them as the shoulder fits into a hole in the backing plate. You should almost be able to screw them in by hand. tighten good
  11. Get in car and work parking brake about 5 times. This adjusts the pads to the rotors.
  12. Repeat on other side.

Posted on Nov 07, 2009

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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.

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