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Hi,
Can anyone tell me how difficutlt it is to replace the front and rear brake pads on a 54 plate XS ?

I have been quoted £240 from Kia, but can get the pads for £59 from local spares dealer.

I have changed pads on a few card before, Micra, Bravo, fords etc, and am happy to tackle the Kia if there is nothing sinister I don't yet know about.

Any tips ?

TIA

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Hi,
Can anyone tell me how difficutlt it is to replace the front and rear brake pads on a 54 plate XS ?

I have been quoted £240 from Kia, but can get the pads for £59 from local spares dealer.

I have changed pads on a few card before, Micra, Bravo, fords etc, and am happy to tackle the Kia if there is nothing sinister I don't yet know about.

Any tips ?

TIA

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Everyone do yourself a favor, WHEN you replace your brakes on your Sportage buy a set of AFTERMARKET Slotted and DRILLED performance rotors. They eliminate the pulsing problem with the brakes on the Sprotage from overheating.

I did this on my 05 and it worked great, now that I bought my 09 the first thing I did was remove the foctory tires and put on Michelin Hydroedge tires and slotted drilled rotors. This car is awesome!!

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Default Front and Rear Brake pad replacement

Very easy on the Sportage as you don't need to remove both the caliper bolts, only one, and swing up the caliper.
You don't even need to wind in the rear caliper pistons as on some cars, just the one bolt then swing up.

Although not mentioned in the manual you can adjust the rear handbrake shoes through the hole in the rear drum if required using a large screwdriver and a torch to see what you are doing.
This will automatically take up the slack in the handbrake cable so no need to adjust there.

Good luck.

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