2005-2007 Ford Focus Front Brake Pad Replacement
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Replacing the brake pads on all 2005-2007 Focus models with rear drum brakes.
- Author: David Hodson
- Time required: 1-1.5 hours (per side)
- Difficulty: Moderate
The steps in this guide are used to replace the brake pads on all Focus models in the 2005-2007 generation, except for the ST model, which has slightly different brakes. Caution should be exercised when working with brake and suspension components, and proper safety goggles should be worn at all times.
Whenever working on your car's brakes and suspension, work on one side at a time. Keep the other side completely assembled so that you can reference it at any time.
Never drive a car if the brakes on one side only are changed, because the car will "pull" to one side.
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The brake fluid reservoir is located towards the back of the engine compartment.
Unscrew the cap and remove it.
Be careful when handling brake fluid. Wash hands immediately if they come in contact with it. Do not let the fluid touch any painted parts; it will strip the paint.
Place the cap back on the brake fluid reservoir.
Turn the key to the "on" position. Press the brake pedal a few times. It should go to the floor once, and then become firm.
Fill the brake fluid reservoir with new fluid, if needed.
Replace the brake fluid reservoir cap, close the hood, and lower the car.
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