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How do you adjust the rear brakes on a 05 kia spectra5 ? It has disc brake front and rear.

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Disc brakes are not adjustable. You may have a parking brake that is like a mini- brake shoe in the middle of the rear rotor. Those are adjustable, but tough to get at, and they rust badly. Look to see if your "cable" goes either to an arm that actuates the shoes, or if it goes to the caliper. If it goes to the caliper, you have no parking brake shoes.

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