Do the brakes of your Kia Forte feels soft and weak? Learn how to fix the problem by replacing the rear brake pads and rotor of your Kia. This guide is a step-by-step procedure for replacing the rear brake pads and rotors on a Kia Forte 2018-2022.
What you will need
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- Kia Forte Rear Brake Pads
- Kia Forte Rear Rotor
- Lug Nut Wrench
- Floor Jack
- Jack Stands
- Philips Screwdriver
- Mechanic Toolset
- 14mm socket
- Park the vehicle on a flat-level ground surface.
- Loosen the lug nuts using a breaker bar or a lug nut wrench.
- Jack up the vehicle’s back and support it with jack stands.
- Pull the rear wheel out of the vehicle.
- Remove the two set screws on the rotor using a large Philips screwdriver.
- Release the parking brakes and disconnect the cable at the back of the brake caliper.
- Remove the two 14mm bolts holding the brake caliper using a 14mm wrench. If the guide pins are spinning when loosening the 14mm bolt, use another 14mm wrench to hold the guide pins.
- Pull the caliper out from the carrier and set it aside.
- Pull the two metal clips out from the brake pads.
- Remove the two 14mm bolts behind the rotor holding the carrier using a 14mm wrench.
- Pull the carrier out from the rotor.
- Push the brake pads to the middle to pop them out from the carrier.
- Clean the carrier using a wire brush.
- Pull the rotor out from the vehicle. If the rotor doesn’t come off easily, use a hammer to tap the back. Do not hit the dust shield.
- Push the piston on the caliper using a rear brake piston compressor tool and turn it clockwise.
- Check on the guide pins by moving them in and out. If the guide pins are not moving efficiently, wipe them clean and add some caliper grease.
- Place the new rotor in the vehicle and reinstall the set screws. If set screws got damaged, reinstall at least one set screw.
- Line up the new brake pads into the carrier and push them to set them into place. Make sure that the brake pads are in their correct position.
- Place the carrier back to the knuckle and reinstall the two bolts. Torque to specification. See below.
- Reinstall the two metal clips on the brake pads.
- Line the caliper back to the carrier and reinstall the two 14mm guide pin bolts.
- Reinstall the rear wheel back to the vehicle.
- Start the engine and press the brake pedal a few times to set the pressure back to the brake caliper.
- Rear lug nuts: 88.3 ~ 107.9 N.m (9.0 ~ 11.0 kgf.m, 65.1 ~ 79.6 lb-ft)
- Brake caliper guide pin bolts: 21.6 ~ 31.4 N.m (2.2 ~ 3.2 kgf.m, 15.9 ~ 23.1 lb-ft)
- Caliper assembly to knuckle: 63.7 ~ 73.5 N.m (6.5 ~ 7.5 kgf.m, 47.0 ~ 54.2 lb-ft)
We hope you find the Kia Forte Rear Brake Pads & Rotor Replacement Guide helpful. Check these troubleshooting and repair guides for more help on your Kia.