Kia Soul: Troubleshooting - Brake SystemKia Soul: Troubleshooting

Kia Soul EV (PS EV) 2015-2020 Service Manual / Brake System / Troubleshooting

Troubleshooting
Symptom
Possible Cause
Remedy
Lower pedal or spongy pedal
1. Integrated Brake Actuation Unit (Air in system)
Bleed air
2. AHB system (Fluid leaks)
Replace
3. Piston seals in IBAU (Worn or damaged)
Replace
Brake drag
1. Brake pedal free play (Minimum)
Adjust
2. Pad or lining (Cracked or distorted)
Replace
3. Piston (Stuck)
Replace
4. Piston (Frozen)
Replace
5. Anchor or Return spring (Inoperative)
Replace
6. Master cylinder (Inoperative)
Replace
7. IBAU (Inoperative)
Replace
Brake pull
1. Piston (Stuck)
Replace
2. Pad or lining (Oily)
Replace
3. Piston (Frozen)
Replace
4. Disc (Scored)
Replace
5. Pad or lining (Cracked or distorted)
Replace
Hard pedal but brake inefficient
1. Brake system (Fluid leaks)
Repair
2. Brake system (Air in)
Bleed air
3. Pad or lining (Worn)
Replace
4. Pad or lining (Cracked or distorted)
Replace
5. Rear brake shoe clearance(Out of adjustment)
Adjust
6. Pad or lining (Oily)
Replace
7. Pad or lining (Glazed)
Replace
8. Disc (Scored)
Replace
9. IBAU (Inoperative)
Replace
10. PSU (Inoperative)
Replace
Noise from brake
1. Pad or lining (Cracked or distorted)
Replace
2. Installation bolt (Loose)
Adjust
3. Disc (Scored)
Replace
4. Sliding pin (Worn)
Replace
5. Pad or lining (Dirty)
Clean
6. Pad or lining (Glazed)
Replace
7. Brake pad shim (Damaged)
Replace
Brake fades
1. Pad or lining (Worn)
Replace
2. Master cylinder (Inoperative)
Replace
Brake vibration, pulsation
1. Pedal free play
Adjust
2. Master cylinder (Inoperative)
Replace
3. Caliper (Damaged)
Replace
4. Master cylinder cap seal
Replace
5. Damaged brake lines
Replace
Heavy pedal
(Halt)
1. Brake pedal stuck (Lack of grease)
Repair
2. IBAU (Inoperative)
Replace
Noisy electric motor and/or excessive braking force after 2 - 3 consecutive applications of brake pedal
(When accumulator pressure increase rate is below 5bar/sec when sensor data was inspected after connecting to AHB module)
1. AHB system (air in system)
Bleed air
2. PSU(Inoperative)
Replace
Excessive noise when pushing brake pedal
1. IBAU/PSU system (air in system)
Bleed air

   
The following operations may generate brake motor sound which is considered normal:
Repeated pushing on brake pedal
Pushing and releasing brake pedal during power off
Opening driver side door
The following cases are normal although the brake pedal may seem abnormal:
Noise when brake pedal is abruptly pushed
Noise when brake pedal is consecutively pushed
    Special Service Tools
    Special Service Tools Tool Name / NumberIllustrationDescription09581-11000Piston expanderUsed when spreading the front and rear disc brake piston.09580-3D100Air bleeding toolUsed when bleeding t ...

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