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  • AutoMD Member
    AutoMD Member - 2003 Kia Sedona - Brakes - 7/20/2014
    Why am I not getting brake fluid to my right front caliper?
    I just replaced my front brake pads and rotors, and noticed that my front left brakes were worn almost flush and my front right brakes were about half worn. I bled the brakes and found that I am not getting any fluid to the right front caliper. I checked each line ...
     
    • Jimm
      7/20/2014 Jimm
      Several possibilities; collapsed / faulty front flexible brake hose on the right side, faulty / frozen front brake caliper, contaminated brake fluid in the system.
  • AutoMD Member
    AutoMD Member - 2009 Kia Spectra - Brakes - 7/12/2014
    Why do my brakes seem to slip when coming to a halt?
    When slowing down to a halt, the brakes on my car seem to slip - that is, the car comes almost to a complete stop, but then the car lurches forward for what feels like another rotation of the wheels. Even though I have not released my foot from the pedal, it feels ...
     
    • FloridaTech
      7/12/2014 FloridaTech
      This maybe an issue with the ABS system. When a vehicle comes to an aggressive stop, the brakes release and apply quickly to prevent a wheel lock up and loss of vehicle control. This could be normal operation of the ABS system or an issue. The idle could be a multitude of problems that would cause an engine misfire such as worn spark plugs and/or coil(s), fuel pressure issue, vacuum leak, or computer issue. Is any dash light on?
      FloridaTech
      7/14/2014 AutoMD Member
      There are no active warning lights on the dash - although last week, my wife was pulling into a parking space, the steering wheel locked up, the engine died, and virtually every dash light (including check engine) lit up. After turning the car off and restarting, the car was back to normal.

      As for the idle, the engine occasionally sounds like it's caught in mid-rev while it is parked. If I apply the accelerator briefly and release, engine sound returns to normal.
  • AutoMD Member
    AutoMD Member - 2005 Kia Spectra - Brakes - 7/8/2014
    Front brakes not releasing and heating up
    So I've replaced all rubber lines both Calipers both rotors and both sets of pads and my front brakes are still dragging and heating up They've been properly bled and flushed the break system out any ideas
     
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  • mark
    mark - 2002 Kia Spectra - Brakes - 7/4/2014
    rear bleeder screw size
    wrenches and sockets loose or to small
     
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  • AutoMD Member
    AutoMD Member - 2003 Kia Rio - Brakes - 6/29/2014
    ANY CONNECTION BETWEEN RUNNING OUT OF GAS, REFILLING AND THEN BRAKES LOCKING UP WHILE DRIVING?
    ANY CONNECTION BETWEEN RUNNING OUT OF GAS, REFILLING AND THEN BRAKES LOCKING UP WHILE DRIVING? Additional Details (recommended) SEQUENCE OF EVENTS: SLOW BRAKE FLUID LEAK - REFILL EVERY 3 WKS. TOOK CAR TO REPAIR SHOP. DID BRAKE WORK. LEAK CONTINUED. THEY REPACED ...
     
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  • AutoMD Member
    AutoMD Member - 2003 Kia Rio - Brakes - 6/29/2014
    ANY CONNECTION BETWEEN RUNNING OUT OF GAS, REFILLING AND THEN BRAKES LOCKING UP WHILE DRIVING?
    SEQUENCE OF EVENTS: SLOW BRAKE FLUID LEAK - REFILL EVERY 3 WKS. TOOK CAR TO REPAIR SHOP. DID BRAKE WORK. LEAK CONTINUED. THEY REPACED MASTER CYLINDER. LEAK CONTINUED. 1 MONTH LATER I RAN OUT OF GAS (1ST TIME GAS WARNING LIGHT DID NOT GO ON). ADDED GAS 1 HOUR ...
     
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  • AutoMD Member
    AutoMD Member - 2009 Kia Sportage - Brakes - 6/20/2014
    Why would the hydraulic module assembly be failing in my Kia?
    i went in to see why the ABS and ESC lights had come on in my car. After 3 hrs of waiting they told me that the hydraulic module assembly is failing and will need to be replaced. Of course the 5 year warranty stopped on June 1st...so it will cost me over $2100 just ...
     
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    AutoMD Member - 2003 Kia Optima - Brakes - 6/15/2014
    Brake lights question
    i just replaced the brake switch and check the fuse under the dash and the brake lights are still not working... I also swapped out the liddy light and still no brakes... the only thing i havn't done is swap out the brake light itself... my question is would all ...
     
    • Jimm
      5/23/2014 Jimm
      If the fuse is OK, and the brake switch is new - this leaves only the brake /stop light relay (if equipped) and the wiring common to the brake lights - as the root cause.
      Jimm
      6/15/2014 AutoMD Member
      I have the same problem in a 03 kia sorento. all bulbs, fuses, and switch are good. Im stumped. cant find the problem. have power at all sockets and grounds and switch and no brake lights???????????
    • AutoMD Member
      6/15/2014 AutoMD Member
      I have the same problem in my 03 kia sorento. switch, fuses and bulbs are good. have power to the sockets and grounds and no brake lights. Im stumped. Did you get yours fixed? If so how??
  • AutoMD Member
    AutoMD Member - 2004 Kia Spectra - Brakes - 6/14/2014
    Loud noise when car is in reverse
    There was a loud pop, very loud when I was driving and than nothig happen as I noticed than when I put,the car in reverse there was this unusual noise and it was loud, there is over a 170,000 miles on the car no check engine light is not on but the noise is coming ...
     
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    AutoMD Member - 2007 Kia Optima - Brakes - 6/12/2014
    Does an 07 kia optima lx come with brake wear indicator warning
    replaced front brake pads from ceramic to factory and all 4 rotors were shaved. also new sway bars on both driver and passenger sides. car still squeals constantly. stops squeal when pressing brakes but continues squeal upon release of brakes
     
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    AutoMD Member - 2006 Kia Sedona - Brakes - 6/1/2014
    How can putting new front brake rotors cause the tires to be unbalanced even though they have been rechecked by two deal
    how can putting new front brake rotors cause the tires to be unbalanced even though they have been rechecked by two dealerships?
     
    • techpaddle
      6/1/2014 techpaddle
      It may not be the tires out of balance. Other possibilities include cheap Chinese rotors that are not balanced, (seen 4 times in my shop), the hub was not cleaned properly and the rotor is not flat with the hub (seen 1 time) Wheel nuts are not uniformly torqued ( too many times)
  • GracieGirl
    GracieGirl - 2002 Kia Rio - Brakes - 12/10/2013
    What could be causing the constant scraping/grinding from right rear drum brake? Temperature is hot after driving.
    Noticed the back right tire is slight leaning in.
     
    • Jimm
      12/10/2013 Jimm
      Most likely, the issue is worn drum brake shoe (friction material). Remove the rear brake drums for a thorough inspection.
      If the brake material is gone and the brake shoe is contacting the drum metal-to-metal, then you have to replace these items; brake drums (both sides), brake shoes (both sides = complete axle set), brake spring hardware (comes in form of a kit).
      The parts are readily available; try these on-line sources; www.partsgeek.com, www.rockauto.com, www.discountautoparts.com, www.autopartswarehouse.com - to list only a few possibilities.
      In fact, they (RockAuto) list the rear brake shoes (axle set) from around $8.25, the rear brake spring / hardware kit from around $4.60, and the rear brake drum from around $16.50 (each) - for your vehicle.
  • AutoMD Member
    AutoMD Member - 2007 Kia Sorento - Brakes - 11/14/2013
    Why are my brakes soft on the pedal
    I have replaced the brakes master cylinder and calphers. bled the brakes 3 times and the pedal goes soft when I am at stand still.
     
    • smagic69
      11/14/2013 smagic69
      pedal goes soft as in to the floor? if so that's means there is a leak in one of your lines soft it means there is still air in your lines are you using a self brake bleeder system or having a friend help you?
  • thereddart7
    thereddart7 - 2007 Kia Spectra - Brakes - 10/8/2013
    What went wrong during my oil change?
    I went to wal-mart for the oil change, and that's probably not ideal, but it's never caused problems before. it is having trouble changing gears, the brakes are less responsive at low speeds than they were, and it shudders at low speeds. And I'm not positive but it ...
     
    • HouseCallAuto
      10/5/2013 HouseCallAuto
      Are you saying that after you engine oil change (not transmission oil) that all these problems began?
    • Mayor
      10/8/2013 Mayor
      I think the walmart oil change person may have broken/cut or disconnected a vacuum line. Check around the jack points, the oil filter and the oil fill cap for a vacuum leak.
  • chrisv
    chrisv - 2003 Kia Spectra - Brakes - 9/21/2013
    Why am I losing brake pressure and fluids
    While in gear I use brakes and come to stop but when excessive pressure is applied to the brakes the petal depresses to the floor the picture included is a part covered in brake fluid if that is the problem what is the rough cost to replace it?
     
    • Jimm
      12/2/2012 Jimm
      Several possibilities; leaking brake fluid from the system; front brake calipers / hoses, rear wheel cylinders, flexible hoses. May also be loss of fluid from the brake master cylinder. Cannot tell for certain without a thorough inspection.
    • rick
      12/3/2012 rick
      The picture you show is a pressure differential valve . Brakes apply about 60% to the front tires and about 40% to the rear . The master cylinder puts 100% to this valve . Then the valve splits it to the front and rear . Can't tell by the picture what or where it is leaking but no matter what it shouldn't leak at all .
    • jas.woo85
      9/21/2013 jas.woo85
      That is a failed part some problem be care not to strip flare nuts and go to www.autopartswarehouse.com andsearch for the brake proportioning valve. Cheaper than dealership and exact fit.
 
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