This just turned expense……
I assumed – you know what they say about that.
“Brake hardware kit” includes all hardware…
So I threw out everything related to the parking brake system because I’m replacing it all and well it comes in the kit….
I attempted to install the parking brake shoes and hardware kit only to find out after I had everything apart that I threw out a extremely important pieces to the parking brake system that did not come with this “kit”..
I threw out the parking brake “strut” - one on each side and a parking brake “shoe guide” also one on each side… so now I need two new struts and two new parking brake shoe guides… “no problem, I’ll order right from Kia…”
They no longer make these parts that I threw out, Kia and Hyundai dealers cannot get these parts, and forget AutoZone or Napa… even eBay and Amazon no go. 😔
I’ll order it off line…
Order canceled because again these parts are non existent.
Junk yard time…
“Oh if it’s behind the rotor, we have to sell you the whole axle!!!!”
So i’m really in a position now. I need the parking brake to pass inspection plus for safety….
I really don’t think I have many options left,
But to buy the whole axle for $40 in parking brake parts.
The rear axle is a couple hundred at minimum.
😩 😣 😑
I’m gonna have to do it aren’t I…. or does anyone have any suggestions on where I can get these discontinued parts. 😭
Edit: worst thing about this is I took some parts out of the trash to take a photo…… in the photo is one of the struts 😂 that I need!!!