Kia Sportage 1998-02

Brake Disc (Rotor)

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Removal & Installation



  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the Precautions Section.
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  3. Raise and safely support the vehicle.
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  5. Remove the front wheels.
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  7. Remove the 2 caliper bolts and lift the caliper from the disc.
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  9. Slide the disc pads off the caliper mounting bracket.
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  11. Remove the two bolts securing the mounting bracket to the steering knuckle and remove the bracket.
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  13. Remove the two screws securing the rotor to the hub.
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  15. Remove the rotor from the hub.
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To install:

  1. Position the rotor on the hub and secure with the two retaining screws.
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  3. Using a dial indicator gauge, measure the rotor runout on the out surface of the rotor. Runout should not exceed 0.004 when measured at 4.7 inch from the center of the rotor.
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  5. Clean the caliper bracket contact surface with a wire brush and lightly coat with assembly lube.
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  7. Install the anti-rattle clip into the caliper mounting bracket.
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  9. Position the bracket on the hub with the mounting bolts and tighten the bolts to 17 ft. lbs. (23 Nm).
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  11. Position the disc pads.
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  13. Position the caliper over the disc assembly. Install the caliper bolts. Tighten to 13 ft. lbs. (18 Nm).
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  15. Install the front wheels. Tighten the lug nuts 77 ft. lbs. (104 Nm).
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  17. Lower the vehicle.

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    Fig. Caliper mounting bracket and related components



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    Fig. Measure brake rotor runout as shown

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