Kia Sportage: Parking brake - Maintenance - Kia Sportage Owner's ManualKia Sportage: Parking brake

Checking the parking brake Check the stroke of the parking brake by counting

Checking the parking brake Check the stroke of the parking brake by counting the number of “clicks’’ heard while fully applying it from the released position. Also, the parking brake alone should securely hold the vehicle on a fairly steep grade. If the stroke is more or less than specified, have the parking brake adjusted by an Authorized Kia Dealer. Stroke : 7~8 “clicks’’ at a force of 20 kg (44 lbs, 196 N).

    Brakes and clutch
    Checking brake/clutch fluid level Check the fluid level in the reservoir periodically. The fluid level should be between MAX and MIN marks on the side of the reservoir. Before removing the reser ...

    Power steering
    Checking the power steering fluid level With the vehicle on level ground, check the fluid level in the power steering reservoir periodically. The fluid should be between MAX and MIN marks on the ...

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    Preparing to drive
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