Kia Sportage: Brake System / Brake Booster Repair procedures

Kia Sportage QL (2015-2020) Service Manual / Brake System / Brake System / Brake Booster Repair procedures

Brake Booster Operating Test
For simple checking of the brake booster operation, carry out the following tests.
1.
Run the engine for one or two minutes, and then stop it. If the pedal depresses fully the first time but gradually becomes higher when depressed succeeding times, the booster is operating properly, if the pedal height remains unchanged, the booster is inoperative.

2.
With the engine stopped, step on the brake pedal several times.
Then step on the brake pedal and start the engine. If the pedal moves downward slightly, the booster is in good condition. If there is no change, the booster is inoperative.

3.
With the engine running, step on the brake pedal and then stop the engine.Hold the pedal depressed for 30 seconds. If the pedal height does not change, the booster is in good condition, if the pedal rises, the booster is inoperative.
If the above three tests are okay, the booster performance can be determined as good.
Even if one of the above three tests is not okay, check the check valve, vacuum hose and booster for malfunction.

Removal
[LHD]
1.
Remove the air cleaner assembly.
(Refer to Engine Mechanical System - "Intake And Exhaust System")
2.
Remove the battery.
(Refer to "Engine Electrical System" - Battery")
3.
Remove the brake fluid from the master cylinder reservoir with a syringe.
  
Do not spill brake fluid on the vehicle, it may damage the paint; if brake fluid does contact the paint, wash it off immediately with water.
4.
Disconnect the brake fluid level switch connector (A).

5.
Remove the master cylinder.
(Refer to the Brake System - "Master Cylinder")
6.
Remove the snap pin (A) and clevis pin (B).

7.
Remove the mounting nuts (A).
Tightening torque :
16.7 - 25.5 N·m (1.7 - 2.6 kgf·m, 12.3 - 18.8 lb·ft)

8.
Disconnect the vacuum hose and connector from the brake booster.

[RHD]
1.
Turn ignition switch OFF and disconnect the negative (-) battery terminal.
2.
Disconnect the brake fluid level sensor connector (A).

3.
Remove the brake fluid from the master cylinder reservoir with a syringe.
  
Do not spill brake fluid on the vehicle, it may damage the paint; if brake fluid does contact the paint, wash it off immediately with water.
4.
Remove the brake master cylinder.
(Refer to Brake System - "Master Cylinder")
5.
Remove the snap pin (A) and clevis pin (B).

6.
Remove the mounting nuts (A).
Tightening torque :
16.7 - 25.5 N·m (1.7 - 2.6 kgf·m, 12.3 - 18.8 lb·ft)

7.
Disconnect the vacuum hose from the brake booster.

Inspection
1.
Inspect the vacuum hose.
2.
Check the boot for damage.
Installation
1.
Installation is the reverse of removal
  
Before installing the pin, apply the grease to the joint pin.
Use a new snap pin whenever installing.
2.
After installation, bleed the brake system.
(Refer to Brake system - "Brake system Bleeding")
Brake Booster Components and components location
Components 1. Brake booster 2. Reservoir 3. Master cylinder ...

Vacuum Pump Components and components location
Components 1. Vacuum pump 2. O -ring 1. Vacuum pump 2. O -ring 1. Vacuum pump 2. O -ring ...

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