Bad Design in Brakes

So many times I’m working on a car and run into problems doing so because the engineers don’t expect you to ever work on them and put things in the worst locations. Brakes are a frequently serviced part of the car, but some designers don’t seem to realize that. Toyotas are very well designed and easy to work on, but the few Hyundais, Kias, and Infinitis I’ve done brakes on were a pain.

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This is the rear brakes on a Kia Optima. I’m just trying to reach the lower bolt for the brake caliper bracket, but as you can see, the suspension arm is in the way. To work on the rear brakes of this car you actually have to take some of the suspension apart. Who thought that was a good idea?

-Dan

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