Kia Sportage 1998-02

Brake Caliper

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Removal & Installation



  1. Raise and safely support the vehicle.
  2.  
  3. Remove the front wheels.
  4.  
  5. Remove the 2 caliper bolts and lift the caliper from the disc.
  6.  
  7. Disconnect the brake fluid flex line by removing the retaining bolt if the caliper is to be replaced.
  8.  


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    Fig. Exploded view of the front disc brake assembly-Sportage


To install:

  1. Seat the caliper piston using a C-clamp.
  2.  
  3. Connect the brake fluid flex line bolt to the caliper. Tighten the bolt to 17 ft. lbs. (23.5 Nm).
  4.  
  5. Position the caliper over the disc assembly. Install the caliper bolts. Tighten to 72 ft. lbs. (98 Nm).
  6.  
  7. Install the front wheels. Tighten the lug nuts 77 ft. lbs. (99 Nm).
  8.  
  9. Bleed the hydraulic system if the flex hoses were removed.
  10.  
  11. Lower the vehicle.
  12.  

  1. Raise and safely support the vehicle.
  2.  
  3. Remove the front wheels.
  4.  
  5. Remove the 2 caliper bolts and lift the caliper from the disc.

    Click image to see an enlarged view

    Fig. Exploded view of the front disc brake assembly-Sportage

  6.  
  7. Disconnect the brake fluid flex line by removing the retaining bolt if the caliper is to be replaced.
  8.  

To install:

  1. Seat the caliper piston using a C-clamp.
  2.  
  3. Connect the brake fluid flex line bolt to the caliper. Tighten the bolt to 17 ft. lbs. (23.5 Nm).
  4.  
  5. Position the caliper over the disc assembly. Install the caliper bolts. Tighten to 72 ft. lbs. (98 Nm).
  6.  
  7. Install the front wheels. Tighten the lug nuts 77 ft. lbs. (99 Nm).
  8.  
  9. Bleed the hydraulic system if the flex hoses were removed.
  10.  
  11. Lower the vehicle.
  12.  

  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the Precautions Section.
  2.  
  3. Raise and safely support the vehicle.
  4.  
  5. Remove the front wheels.
  6.  
  7. Remove the 2 caliper bolts and lift the caliper from the disc.

    Click image to see an enlarged view

    Fig. Exploded view of the front disc brake assembly

  8.  
  9. Disconnect the brake fluid flex line by removing the retaining bolt if the caliper is to be replaced.
  10.  

To install:

  1. Seat the caliper piston using a C-clamp.
  2.  
  3. Connect the brake fluid flex line bolt to the caliper. Tighten the bolt to 17 ft. lbs. (23.5 Nm).
  4.  
  5. Position the caliper over the disc assembly. Install the caliper bolts. Tighten to 13 ft. lbs. (17 Nm).
  6.  
  7. Install the front wheels. Tighten the lug nuts 77 ft. lbs. (99 Nm).
  8.  
  9. Bleed the hydraulic system if the flex hoses were removed.
  10.  
  11. Lower the vehicle.
  12.  

 
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