Thursday, July 2, 2015

How to Change Front Brake pads and Rotors Kia Sedona

 How To Change Brake Pads and Rotors on 2006-2010 Kia Sedona




Tools Needed 
  •  Ratchet
  • 21mm socket or lugnut remover bar
  • 17mm socket
  • 14mm socket
  • Flat head screwdriver
  • Philips screwdriver or impact screwdriver
  • C- clamp or caliper tool 
  • Jack and jack stands
  • Hammer

First finda safe spot to jack up the car and place a jack stand under a secure spot under the car. 

Remove the 6 - 21mm lugs 

Once the tire and rim is removed you will see this. 

On the back side of the caliper you will see 2 - 14mm bolts. 
Remove these 2 bolts

Use a flat head screw driver the gently pry the caliper off the brake pads.


 Once the caliper is removed place it somewhere so that it does not hang from the hose. Some people use a hanger and bend it to keep it from hanging from the hose. I simply place it where it will not fall. 

Once the caliper is secure use the flat head screw driver and slid the brake pads off.

Next you must remove the caliper bracket. It is held on with just 2 - 17mm bolts on the back side of the bracket. 

Next we must remove the 2 Philips screws holding the rotor on. 
they can be very hard to remove sometimes. I use a impact screwdriver with a hammer.
If this does not work then you can drill them out. 
These screws do not have to be reinstalled. They are installed while the car is going down the assembly line to keep the rotor from coming off before the brakes get put on.  



A few taps with a hammer and the old rotor should come off. 

 If you put the 2 screws back in the rotor i recommend using some ant-seize to keep those scrws from giving you trouble getting off in the future. 



Before reinstalling the caliper bracket you want to make sure the caliper sliders and well greased, and not sticking. 
simply pull on the slider untill it pops out of the boot.
Add grease and reinsert it. 
If you can not get it to come out at all that is a problem and the caliper bracket needs to be replaced.




Reinstall the caliper bracket back on. 
put a few dabs of grease at each tab where the brake pads will be sliding in to keep them from sticking. 
Slide in the new brake pads



Use the C clamp to slowly push the pistons on the caliper back in. 
Check for any tears in the rubber boots or any brake fluid leaking. If there is the caliper will need replaced or rebuilt. 


  You may have to go back and fourth until both are all the way in.
 it should not be difficult to push them back in. If you are really struggling to get them to slide back in. the caliper will need replaced or rebuilt. There is probably corrosion inside.
 Once the pistons are back in simply slide the caliper back over the brake pads and reinstall the 2 14mm bolts.

Reinstall the rim and you are ready to start the other side.

Just repeat same process for the other side.

After you are finished pump the brakes a few times until you feel you have a solid brake before pulling the van out of park. 

NOW GO RELAX AND REWARD YOURSELF FOR DOING A GREAT JOB AND SAVING SOME MONEY.