Kia Sportage 2005-06

Brake Disc (Rotor)

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Removal & Installation



  1. Raise and properly support the vehicle.
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  3. Remove the front wheels.
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  5. Remove the brake caliper from its mount and suspend it out of the way. Do not disconnect the brake hose.
    WARNING
    To avoid damage to the brake hose, do not twist the brake hose or allow the caliper to hang by the hose.

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  7. Remove pad shims, pad retainers and pads from the caliper bracket.
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  9. Remove the 2 bolts holding the caliper mounting bracket to the steering knuckle.
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  11. Remove the bracket from the knuckle.
    NOTE
    Before removing the rotor, make a mark on the rotor indexing one wheel stud to one hole in the rotor. This assures the rotor will be re-installed in its original position, serving to eliminate minor vibrations in the brake system.

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  13. Remove the rotor from the hub assembly. If the rotor can not be removed by hand, install two M8 bolts into the threaded holes in the rotor. Tighten the bolts alternating between the two bolts so to apply even pressure.
    WARNING
    To avoid damaging the hub and bearing, do not use a hammer to remove a seized rotor.

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To install:

  1. When reinstalling, make certain the rotor is clean and free of any particles of rust or metal from resurfacing. Observe the index mark made earlier and fit the rotor over the wheel lugs. Install 2 lug nuts to hold it in place.
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  3. Install the caliper mounting bracket with the two mounting bolts and tighten the bolts to 59-73 ft. lbs (78-98 Nm).
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  5. Install the brake pads and the hardware.
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  7. Install the caliper and tighten the mounting bolts to 16-23 ft. lbs. (22-32 Nm).
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  9. Remove the two lug nuts that were installed to temporarily hold the rotor in place.
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  11. Install the wheels and lower the vehicle.
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  13. Depress the brake pedal several times to ensure the pads are properly seated.
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  15. Road test the vehicle to verify proper brake operation.

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    Fig. Remove brake rotor as shown using two M8 bolts

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