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2000 Kia Sephia LS: the front calipers and rotor, or direct me

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Hello. I have a 2000 Kia Sephia LS, manufactured and purchased in 1999. Can you tell me how to replace the front calipers and rotor, or direct me to a website so that I can print out instructions? Thank you so much!
Submitted: 6 years ago.
Category: Car
Expert:  brownjeff replied 6 years ago.

Sure here is the information to replace them.





  • Raise front of vehicle and properly support it.
  • Remove front wheels.
  • Remove plastic caps and two bolts and bushings.
  • Remove caliper.
  • Remove spring clip.
  • Remove brake pads.
  • Prepare to catch any brake fluid. Disconnect brake hose using a flare nut wrench.
  • Remove two bolts and supporting plate.
  • To remove rotor, remove two mounting screws with an impact driver.
  • replace rotor .

    After the new caliper is installed the brakes will need to be bled:


  • Remove bleeder cap and attach a vinyl hose to bleeder plug.
  • Place other end of vinyl tube in a clear container.
  • Depress brake pedal a few times, and then hold it in depressed position.
  • Have a second person loosen the bleeder screw, drain out fluid, and re tighten screw with Special Service Tool (SST) 0K130 430 019 or equivalent. Tightening torque: 4.3 - 6.5 ft. lbs.(5.9 Nm) CAUTION: a) Both people should stay in voice contact with each other. b) Be sure pedal remains depressed until air bleed screw is tightened.

  • Repeat steps 4 and 5 until no air bubbles are seen.
  • Check for correct brake operation.
  • Verify that there is no fluid leakage. Clean away any spilled fluid with rags.
  • After air bleeding, add brake fluid to reservoir to specified level.


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    Customer: replied 6 years ago.
    Thank you so much! I may be back later with questions!
    Expert:  brownjeff replied 6 years ago.

    No worries.....





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