My mom has a 2002 Focus. It has rear drum brakes. She recently had the brake pads replaced twice (second time for free) and she is concerned that the brakes squeak. The guy she took it to for service said that if they still squeaked after the second brake pad replacement, she would have to have the brake drum turned. But, he couldn't do it because the drum had some kind of bearings. Are they trying to feed my mom a line of BS, or are there special considerations for drum brakes on a Focus? Could someone fill me in?
Thanks for any help. I know some of you guys have a Focus as a second car, or have replaced your Bird/Cat with a Focus.
Night was dark, but the sky was blue,
Down the alley, the ice-wagon flew,
Heard a bump, and somebody screamed,
You should have heard just what I seen.
well first of all drum brakes use shoes, not pads. Second, abit of squeaking is ok as long as you don't notice any loss in stopping power. If she wants the squeak gone, try a different brand of brake shoe.