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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 05-16-2005, 12:08 PM Thread Starter
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Quick question re. Ford Focus

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.

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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.




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Hey, thanks.

I actually thought she meant shoes, but she said brake pads.

I'll try a search on the Focus fanatics site.

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