1999 Kia Sephia Wavy washer for brakes

Tiny
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  • 1999 KIA SEPHIA
  • 4 CYL
  • FWD
  • MANUAL
  • 113,796 MILES
When you assemble the parking brake actuator to the brake shoe, there is a springy washer that goes under the snap ring. I need that washer. The dealer couldn't find it for me.
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Friday, July 24th, 2009 AT 5:01 PM

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Tiny
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You should be able to get something that would work at the hardware store.

You are talking about where that arm goes on the pivot post on the shoe, right?
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Friday, July 24th, 2009 AT 6:40 PM
Tiny
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That's exactly right.

I don't know what I'm looking for at the hardware store. The ones that I came up with were either too thick or a different shape. What I really want if at all possible is an exact replacement part. I might try the odd shape if it comes to that but I want a part that I know will fit before I open up the brakes again. When I changed the shoes and drums before I used the old ones and I don't want to do that this time. I'm probably going to open them up in September and see if they need anything. If they do, I want those washers on hand before I take the drums off.

This is a problem that the auto parts stores should carry a guaranteed solution for. I'm going to have to contact some manufacturers and see if anyone can set it up, like in a Help! Package.
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Friday, July 24th, 2009 AT 7:04 PM
Tiny
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I wouldn't be surprised if they already did.

But really they dont have to be exact, it just keeps the lever from rattling around in there.

I know the ACE hardware near me carries spring washers.
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Friday, July 24th, 2009 AT 7:25 PM
Tiny
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What do they do at auto shops?
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Friday, July 24th, 2009 AT 7:42 PM
Tiny
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Well, honestly, I've never lost one, or found one that was broken.

But if I did ever find myself in that situation, I would just get one from a hardware store.
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Friday, July 24th, 2009 AT 10:50 PM
Tiny
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I can't remember if I used a new snap ring or not, but I don't understand how it occurred to anyone to leave just one or two parts out of a hardware kit. Brakes are critical and I distrust reusing any parts. The whole industry doesn't think that part is important, I guess, but it's a tiny, cheap part and why not just change it out?
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Friday, July 24th, 2009 AT 11:03 PM
Tiny
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OK, I will try to get the part number for the part you want.

Send me your VIN in PM so I can look up the parts for your
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Saturday, July 25th, 2009 AT 2:20 AM
Tiny
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Sorry, I can't send you a PM until I've written 10 posts. Will a subset of the VIN help or can you set me up so that I can PM you?
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Saturday, July 25th, 2009 AT 5:08 PM
Tiny
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Oh, sorry about that, I don't know why this site is setup like that.

Send me an email buddycraigg@gmail. Com
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Saturday, July 25th, 2009 AT 11:10 PM
Tiny
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I got your email.
I'll check it out on monday.
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Sunday, July 26th, 2009 AT 12:18 AM
Tiny
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It wasn't in the exploded view from the parts department.
And I can't find any pictures suggesting there is one there in the service manual I have.

I'll talk to them in parts tomorrow and see if possibly the clip is listed as a "kit" and maybe the washer comes with it. But I've been looking at parts diagrams for 20 years.

Right now i'm leaning towards there isn't supposed to be one there.
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Monday, July 27th, 2009 AT 7:18 PM
Tiny
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If so, that would explain a lot.
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Monday, July 27th, 2009 AT 10:33 PM
Tiny
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They said it's only called a "ring"

sounds like it doesn't have one.
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Tuesday, July 28th, 2009 AT 7:34 PM
Tiny
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If I remember correctly, when they showed me the book, the washer was depicted, the snap ring was depicted, and the washer was labeled "snap ring." The snap ring in the picture wasn't labeled.
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Wednesday, July 29th, 2009 AT 12:05 AM
Tiny
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I can fax you the picture that the parts program pulled up based on your VIN.

There is no flat washer or spring washer in the picture.

But saying that, there is an old quote that we use whenever we find an error, "If you cant trust your parts book, who can you trust?"

Of course that was back in the days that parts were in a paper book, even before microfiche.

There can always be an error in the book.
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Wednesday, July 29th, 2009 AT 12:32 AM

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