Question about 2000 Kia Spectra
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.
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
SOURCE: back brakes kia spectra 2007
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.
Posted on Nov 09, 2008
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
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.
Posted on Nov 07, 2009
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