$918 later, the Kia is back on the road again. Had to have the front calipers, pads, and rotors replaced, the brake hydraulic system flushed out, and four new tires put on. That’s what I get for letting it sit for four months idle in the driveway.
I went looking on Amazon for a Haynes or Chilton manual for it (2001 Sportage), but amazingly, there doesn’t seem to *be* one.
For now, I bought a subscription ($24.95/year) to AllData DIY, but it has the most sucktastic user interface I’ve ever seen. If I’d known it was going to be this bad, I would have just ordered the factory service manual on CD-ROM. I still may pony up $10 for a week’s worth of access to the Kia Service Information System.
This afternoon I also ordered a ScanGauge “auto computer”, so I can see more detailed engine information (and MPG) in realtime.