I HAVE A 2008 KIA OPTIMA THAT IS MAKING A GOD ...

2008 Kia Optima

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01crvtopeka

December, 29, 2012 AT 11:50 PM

I have a 2008 Kia Optima that is making a god awful squealing noise. I know the front brake pads need to be replaced. I have searched the internet high and low, and am in need of guidance on how to replace the front pads. Is this a simple job, or should I resign to having a mechanic perform the repair?

6 Answers

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Dr. Hagerty

December, 30, 2012 AT 12:01 AM

Try this link: http://www.2carpros.com/articles/how-to-replace-front-brake-pads-and-rotors-fwd

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01crvtopeka

December, 30, 2012 AT 4:35 PM

Thank you, I reviewed the article and found a lot of information. I'm assuming the noise I'm hearing is the wear indicators, but how will I know if the rotors will need to be replaced?

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KHLow2008

December, 30, 2012 AT 7:00 PM

Check the surfaces of the rotors. If they are smooth, you need not do anything with them. Check the edges for the amount of wear. If they run too deep, the rotor might be too thin and requires replacement. Measuring them would be the best idea.

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Dr. Hagerty

January, 1, 2013 AT 4:40 AM

Thanks KHLow2008, that is perfect advice and I totally agree

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KHLow2008

January, 1, 2013 AT 3:30 PM

Happy New Year Doc. : )

Tiny

Dr. Hagerty

January, 5, 2013 AT 5:21 PM

And to all of your family, happy new year.

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