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2000 Ford Focus DrumRemovalProcedureIf removing the drum to service the rear brakes: (note, do not remove hub retaining nut for this procedure) 1. Raise and support vehicle 2. Release the parking brake 3. Remove wheel and tire 4. Disconnect wheel speed sensor wiring harness from wheel knuckle and floor panel. 5. Remove 4 wheel spindle attaching bolts, then the wheel hub and drum assembly from vehicle. 6. Reverse procedure to install noting the following: a. Torque wheel spindle retaining nut to 49 ft. lbs. b. Torque wheel/tire assembly to 94 ft. lbs. 2000 Ford Focus DrumReplacementProcedureIf replacing the drum and wheel bearing assembly: 1. Raise and support vehicle 2. Release the parking brake 3. Remove wheel and tire 4. Remove center dust cap. 5. Remove hub retaining nut. 6. Remove drum and hub assembly. Ensure wheel speed sensor ring is not damaged when removing drum/hub (if equipped). 7. Reverse procedure to install noting the following: a. Inspect and clean wheel speed sensor ring if equipped. b. When tightening hub retaining nut, rotate the hub assembly in counterclockwise direction. c. Torque hub retaining nut to 173 ft. lbs. d. Torque wheel/tire assembly to 94 ft. lbs. e. Adjust parking brakes as necessary.
Raise the vehicle so that the wheel to be worked on is clear of the floor and install jackstands under the vehicle.
Remove the wheel. Remove the three retaining nuts and remove the brake drum. It may be necessary to back off the brake shoe adjustment in order to remove the brake drum. This is because the drum might be grooved or worn from being in service for an extended period of time.
Before installing a new brake drum, be sure to remove any protective coating with brake cleaner or a suitable fast-drying degreaser.
Install the brake drum in the reverse order of removal and adjust the brakes.
Raise the vehicle and install jackstands.
Remove the wheel. Loosen the rear brake shoe adjustment.
Remove the rear axle retaining bolts and lockwashers, axle shaft, and gasket.
Remove the wheel bearing locknut, lockwasher, and adjusting nut.
Remove the hub and drum assembly from the axle.
Remove the brake drum-to-hub retaining screws, bolts or bolts and nut. Remove the brake drum from the hub.
Place the drum on the hub and attach it to the hub with the attaching nuts and bolts.
Place the hub and drum assembly on the axle and start the adjusting nut.
Adjust the wheel bearing nut and install the wheel bearing lockwasher and locknut.
Install the axle shaft with a new gasket and install the axle retaining bolts and lockwashers.
Install the wheel and adjust the brake shoes. Remove the jackstands and lower the vehicle.
Rear brakes or Front Brakes? Once the rear drums are removed you have access to all the brake parts for the rear brakes. As far as the front pads are concernedonce you remove teh wheel you ahve access to the caliper assembly which is removed by loosening the two retaining bolts on the back side of the caliper and it lifts off to remove and replace the pads themselves then goes right back on. You will need an Allen Wrench of the proper size to remove the retaining bolts, a caliper compressor to do the front brakes. To remove the rear brakes once the drum is removed you have to use a brake repair tool or a large Flat head screwdriver and a large pair of needle nose pliers. The initial retaining clips for the rear brakes can be removed by grasping the exposed end and turning 90 degrees then use the screwdriver to stretch and leverage off the spring assemblies that operate the brakes.
Remove center hub cap. Remove large nut behind hub cap.Lift wheel assembly off ground. Remove wheel. Remove brake calipher assembly by taking out larger bolts from back of calipher. Remove brake rotor. Pull axle toward middle of vehicle, you may have to tap axle end with small hammer being careful not to damage threads on end of axle. Remove three bolts from back, bearing housing should come out to the front.
CAUTION: Do not loosen the axle wheel hub retainer until the wheel and tire are removed from the vehicle. Wheel bearing damage will occur if the wheel bearing is unloaded with the weight of the vehicle applied.
1. Remove the wheel and tire assembly.
NOTE: Have an assistant press the brake pedal to keep the axle from turning.
2. Remove the nut and washer and discard the nut.
3. Remove the parking brake shoes.
CAUTION: Do not damage the boot while separating the toe link from the knuckle.
4. Remove the nut and bolt and separate the toe link from the wheel knuckle and discard the nut.
CAUTION: Do not damage the boot while separating the ball joint from the knuckle.
5. Remove the nut and bolt and separate the upper ball joint from the wheel knuckle and discard the nut.
CAUTION: Do not use a hammer to separate the outboard CV joint from the hub. Damage to the threads and internal CV joint components may result.
6. Using the special tool, press the outboard CV joint until it is loose from the hub.
7. Remove the nut and bolt and the wheel knuckle, hub and bearing as an assembly and discard the nut.
(Return to) Rear Wheel Bearing REMOVAL AND INSTALLATION
2. Remove the three bolts.
CAUTION: Make sure that the press adapter outside diameter is slightly smaller than the hub outside diameter or damage to the knuckle will result.
3. Using a suitable press, remove the hub from the bearing and discard the hub.
NOTE: The retainer ring is tapered and must be installed flat side down.
4. Remove and Discard the retainer ring.
5. Using a suitable press, remove the bearing from the wheel knuckle and discard the bearing.
CAUTION: The hub and bearing cannot be reused after disassembly.
To install, reverse the removal procedure.