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Kia sportage: 2002 4wd and i need to change the front rotors and pad

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I have a kia sportage 2002 4wd and i need to change the front rotors and pad. Is there anyting special about this repair? Thank you, Jim
Submitted: 7 years ago.
Category: Car
Expert:  OnlineHelp replied 7 years ago.

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No it's very standard procedure. You will need a c-clamp to push back the caliper.


1.Remove the two caliper assembly bolts and pull caliper from disc.

2.Remove the brake flex hose mounting bolt and disconnect the brake flex hose from the caliper.
Do not disassemble the brake flex hose.
3.Remove the brake pads from the adapter.

4.Remove the two adapter mounting bolts and then remove the adapter.

5.Remove the two screws and then remove the disc assembly.

1.Place disc assembly on front axle and install the disc screws. Check the disc runout from the outer surface.

Runout: 0.004 inch (0.10 mm) at 4.7 inch (12 cm) from disc center
2.Check that anti-rattle clip is on the adapter and then install the adapter and bolts.

Tighten the bolts to 17 Ib-ft (23.5 N·m).
3.Place brake pads on adapter.
4.Using a C-clamp or similar device, push the caliper piston into the caliper.

5.Place the caliper assembly in position on the disc assembly.

Tighten the bolts to 72 Ib-ft (98 N·m).
6.Reconnect the brake flex hose and tighten the mounting bolt.

Tighten the bolt to 17 Ib-ft (23.5 N·m).
7.Install the tire and bleed the brake system.
8.Pump the brake pedal three times and then check brake movement while rotating the tire.

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