Rear brake change
I am working on a set of rear brake shoes on a 2005 Kia Rio 1.6 diesel. Can you tell me if there is a set procedure to adjust the shoe-to-drum clearance or has it got automatic selfadjusters when the foot brake is applied?
Also, what are the torque wrench settings for the stub axle nut and the adjustment procedure? I might have to do the front as well. John Tott
You have identified your Kia Rio as being a 1.6 diesel, but I can only find a 1.5 diesel listed and I am assuming this is what you have.
The front brakes on your Kia will be brake pads and discs. According to my data, the rear brakes should also be discs and pads, so you will not have to undo the hub nut.
If your Kia does have rear brake shoes then they are self-adjusting. Provided the mechanism is free when fitted, the shoes should move out and adjust when the brake pedal is first pressed after the drum has been replaced. As with disc brakes when automatically adjusting them by operating the brake pedal, this should be done before the handbrake is operated. The torque setting I have for the rear hub nut is 55Nm, although you should not need this.
I would also add a note of caution that, before starting any work on the brakes, you should be confident that you will be able to safely carry out the work or have help nearby if you should run into any problems.