Kia Soul: Parking Brake - Chassis - Maintenance - Kia Soul 2014-2018 PS Service ManualKia Soul: Parking Brake

Second generation PS (2014-2018) / Kia Soul 2014-2018 PS Service Manual / Maintenance / Chassis / Parking Brake

Inspect the parking brake system including the parking brake lever (or pedal) and cables.

Adjustment

Parking Brake Lever Stroke Adjustment
1.
Remove the rear console cover (A).

2.
Apply the brake pedal 20 times with the force of 10kgf after bleeding. Then, for the cable to settle in, apply the parking brake full stroke more than 3 times.
3.
Install the parking brake cable adjuster, and then adjust the parking brake lever stroke by turning adjusting nut (A).

Parking brake lever stroke :
5 ~ 7 clicks (Pull the lever with 196N (20 kgf, 44 lbf))

4.
Release the parking brake lever fully, and check that parking brakes do not drag when the rear wheels are turned. Readjust if necessary.
5.
Make sure that the parking brakes are fully applied when the parking brake lever is pulled up fully
6.
Install the rear console cover.
Rear Brake Caliper Gap
  
Re-setting of the parking brake is necessary after overhauling the caliper body, or if the brake calipers, housing, parking brake cable or brake discs have been changed.
1.
Remove the floor console to reach the adjusting nut
2.
Loosen the parking brake cable until both operating levers rest in fully off position.
3.
Bring the brake pads in their operating position by pressing the brake pedal down several times until there is resistance.
4.
Tension the parking brake cable by tightening the adjusting nut, until the operating levers on both calipers lift from the stop, up to a distance of (A) and (D) between operating lever (B) and stopper (C).

Distance (A+D): Max. 3 mm (0.12 in)

5.
Parking brake lever in the car must be in fully loosened position.
6.
If the handbrake cables where changed, actuate the parking brake a few times with maximum force to stretch the parking brake cables, and then control adjusting as above.
7.
Check the wheels of their free operation.
8.
Install the floor console.
9.
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