I changed the rear brakes on my Kia Spectra 2005.

  • 2005 KIA SPECTRA
  • 55,000 MILES

I changed the rear brakes on my KIA spectra 2005 and the driver side rear wheel gets hot to the touch. I just replaced the calliper on that side and it still gets very hot. What else could be the problem?

Saturday, December 1st, 2012 AT 10:26 PM

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Parking brake cable stuck partially-applied. Restricted rubber flex hose. Brake fluid contaminated with a petroleum product.

Park on a slight incline, shift to neutral, and verify the vehicle won't creep downhill on its own. Crack open the steel lines at the master cylinder. If the brake releases, suspect contaminated fluid. If it doesn't release, open the bleeder screw on the caliper. If it still doesn't release, suspect the parking brake cable.

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Sunday, December 2nd, 2012 AT 3:48 AM

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