Kia Optima: Parking Brake - Maintenance - Kia Optima MS/Magentis 2000-2005 Owners ManualKia Optima: Parking Brake

Checking the Parking Brake

Check the stroke of the parking brake by counting the number of clicks heard

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 number of clicks is more or less than specified, have the parking brake adjusted by an authorized Kia dealer or another competent repair center.

Stroke:

5~9 clicks at a force of 44 lbs (196N).

Checking Brake/Clutch Fluid Level
Check the fluid level in the reservoir periodically. The fluid level should be between MAX and MIN indicators on the side of the reservoir. Before removing the reservoir cap and adding brake flui ...

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 level should be between MAX and MIN indicat ...

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Troubleshooting
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Checking the washer fluid level
Check the fluid level in the washer fluid reservoir and add fluid if necessary. Plain water may be used if washer fluid is not available. However, use washer solvent with antifreeze charac ...

Toll Free Assistance
Kias toll-free hot line is staffed 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, and is accessible from anywhere in the U.S. or Canada by dialing 1-800-333-4Kia. ...

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