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I have a leaky proportion valve on my 03 spectra.. purchased new one at Kia.
We can change it out, but my haynes does not give any info. on this proceedure.... And I have read all the chapters on brakes.
can it be as simple as..... removing the lines, then the valve, installing the new valve and reconnecting the lines ?
I would think that the lines would need bleeding after changing it out.
Am I correct?
any info would be great.
Thank you
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I have a leaky proportion valve on my 03 spectra.. purchased new one at Kia.
We can change it out, but my haynes does not give any info. on this proceedure.... And I have read all the chapters on brakes.
can it be as simple as..... removing the lines, then the valve, installing the new valve and reconnecting the lines ?
I would think that the lines would need bleeding after changing it out.
Am I correct?
any info would be great.
Thank you
Yes, to replace the valve just remove the lines, replace the valve itself, then bleed the brake lines. Your Haynes Manual says how to bleed your brake lines, i have it too and it says how on the brakes section. If you cant find it let me know ill help you further. By the way, the Kia tech info website ( http://www.kiatechinfo.com/viewer/de...asp?group=shop ) also has a guide on how to bleed your brake lines. Select your car and go to Brake System> Brake System > Repair Procedures , air bleeding is the second topic.

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I see the repocedure but you have to look under the brake line replacement. . .

1. Make sure the brake fluid level in the reservoir is at the MAX (upper) level line.
2. Have someone slowly pump the brake pedal several times, and then apply steady pressure.
3. Loosen the right-rear brake bleed screw to allow air to escape from the system. Then tighten the bleed screw securely.
4. Repeat the procedure for each wheel in the sequence shown below until air bubbles no longer appear in the fluid.

Right rear first, left rear second, right front third, left front last.
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Thanks to all.... I figured that was the way it had to be done
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