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Ford Focus Brake shoes

How do I change rear brake shoes please

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  • Anonymous Jan 07, 2009

    cant remove rear brake drums on 2000 ford focus

  • kenny reno Jan 19, 2009

    2007 ford focus,how to remove rear drums?













  • Anonymous Apr 29, 2009

    I cant get the rear brake drum off the car, its 2000 ford focus

  • Anonymous Mar 15, 2014

    If I change the rear break shoes will have to bleed brakes

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You need to remove the axle nuts to get the drums off. Left side may have left hand treads.

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Hi there after taking the wheels off undo both bolts on the brake caliper wine the piston backward make sure see if the piston is winding backward may need some force also make sure to notice which way are you turning sometimes they goes anticlock wise try clockwise first .hope that helps pliz do send me the rating thanks

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SOURCE: replace rear brakes adjust handbrake

The hand brake hardly ever needs ajusting. See your hand brake mechanincly spreads your rear brake shose inside the drum. Therefore just replace your rear shoes and make sure there ajusted right and you should have no more problems with that part of your car. PS make sure you put some 3M paste on the contact points on your backing plate to avoid a squeak in the near future.

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Noise during braking


I read some comments about the rear brakes. Some of the base models have drums on the rear and they have a tricky brake expander on the top. Also some drums come with bearings installed and some do not. Last, the shoes may have a thick and thin shoe on each axle side. This may be because the Emergency brake needs thicker shoes. Old time front shoes had a long and short shoe with I believe the long shoe rearward.

As some people had trouble obtaining the correct set of shoes, finding the adjusters and returning them to zero; it is possible that the Emergency brake reel needs to be released to let the E brake cable to return to its fullest length. This would let the rear shoes have the most room for adjustment and retract them.

Many speak of 2 hours minimum for this project. With bearings needing to be installed in cheaper drums and more than 1 brake shoe called for, this may be a fitting project for a Professional.

Aug 20, 2014 | 2001 Ford Focus

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How do you release the rear brakr shoes to remove the drum and bearings?


Remove or disconnect the following:
  • Rear wheel
  • Wheel speed sensor, if equipped
  • Brake drum, bearing and spindle assembly
  • Brake shoe hold-down springs and pins
  • Brake shoe assembly from the wheel cylinder and anchor block
  • Parking brake cable
  • Lower return spring
  • Upper return spring
  • Primary shoe from the strut and brake shoe adjuster
  • Parking brake return spring
  • Secondary shoe from the strut support
I hope this answers your question. Best of luck!
Greg

Jun 28, 2011 | 2003 Ford Focus

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1997 Ford contour rear brake shoe replacment help.


Brake shoe removel:

Depress and turn the retainers for the hold-down springs and pins to remove them from each shoe. Slide the brake shoe assembly--including the shoes and springs--down so you can disengage the top ends of the shoes from the cylinder and tilt them to lift them past the retaining plate.

Unhook the lower retracting spring from the front brake shoe to disconnect it. Spread the shoes apart at the bottom to remove the adjusting screw, the screw's retracting spring and the adjuster lever. Remove the front brake shoe.

Pull the parking brake cable spring back with diagonal cutting pliers, grip the cable with the pliers without cutting it, unhook the cable from the parking brake lever and remove the rear brake shoe with the lever.

Disconnect the parking brake lever from the rear shoe by spreading the retaining clip with a screwdriver and removing the clip and its spring washer.
  • Step 4 Pull the parking brake cable spring back with diagonal cutting pliers, grip the cable with the pliers without cutting it, unhook the cable from the parking brake lever and remove the rear brake shoe with the lever.
  • Step 5 Disconnect the parking brake lever from the rear shoe by spreading the retaining clip with a screwdriver and removing the clip and its spring washer.

  • Read more: How to Change Rear Brakes on a 1997 Ford Taurus | eHow.com http://www.ehow.com/how_6123373_change-brakes-1997-ford-taurus.html#ixzz0u2xgUqun
  • Step 3 Unhook the lower retracting spring from the front brake shoe to disconnect it. Spread the shoes apart at the bottom to remove the adjusting screw, the screw's retracting spring and the adjuster lever. Remove the front brake shoe.
  • Step 4 Pull the parking brake cable spring back with diagonal cutting pliers, grip the cable with the pliers without cutting it, unhook the cable from the parking brake lever and remove the rear brake shoe with the lever.

  • Read more: How to Change Rear Brakes on a 1997 Ford Taurus | eHow.com http://www.ehow.com/how_6123373_change-brakes-1997-ford-taurus.html#ixzz0u2xdByQ8

  • Step 2 Slide the brake shoe assembly--including the shoes and springs--down so you can disengage the top ends of the shoes from the cylinder and tilt them to lift them past the retaining plate.
  • Step 3 Unhook the lower retracting spring from the front brake shoe to disconnect it. Spread the shoes apart at the bottom to remove the adjusting screw, the screw's retracting spring and the adjuster lever. Remove the front brake shoe.
  • Step 4 Pull the parking brake cable spring back with diagonal cutting pliers, grip the cable with the pliers without cutting it, unhook the cable from the parking brake lever and remove the rear brake shoe with the lever.
  • Step 5 Disconnect the parking brake lever from the rear shoe by spreading the retaining clip with a screwdriver and removing the clip and its spring washer.

  • Read more: How to Change Rear Brakes on a 1997 Ford Taurus | eHow.com http://www.ehow.com/how_6123373_change-brakes-1997-ford-taurus.html#ixzz0u2xVyUAt

  • Step 2 Slide the brake shoe assembly--including the shoes and springs--down so you can disengage the top ends of the shoes from the cylinder and tilt them to lift them past the retaining plate.
  • Step 3 Unhook the lower retracting spring from the front brake shoe to disconnect it. Spread the shoes apart at the bottom to remove the adjusting screw, the screw's retracting spring and the adjuster lever. Remove the front brake shoe.
  • Step 4 Pull the parking brake cable spring back with diagonal cutting pliers, grip the cable with the pliers without cutting it, unhook the cable from the parking brake lever and remove the rear brake shoe with the lever.
  • Step 5 Disconnect the parking brake lever from the rear shoe by spreading the retaining clip with a screwdriver and removing the clip and its spring washer.

  • Read more: How to Change Rear Brakes on a 1997 Ford Taurus | eHow.com http://www.ehow.com/how_6123373_change-brakes-1997-ford-taurus.html#ixzz0u2xVyUAt

    Jul 17, 2010 | 1995 Ford Contour

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    How do you adjust rear brake shoes on a 2001 ford focus.


    The rear drum has to be removed to adjust. Remove the dust cap and the attaching nut Adjust the lever ouward to expand the shoes.

    Jan 22, 2010 | 2001 Ford Focus

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    Rear drum brake noise on my 2003 ford focus. Just as I come to a stop the rear brakes make an embarising load noise. How can I fix this problem?


    either the brakes need to be replaced or there is alot of junk built up inside. Either way rear drums need to be taken off, cleaned and shoes inspected for wear.

    Jan 12, 2010 | 2003 Ford Focus

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    Replace rear brakes adjust handbrake


    The hand brake hardly ever needs ajusting. See your hand brake mechanincly spreads your rear brake shose inside the drum. Therefore just replace your rear shoes and make sure there ajusted right and you should have no more problems with that part of your car. PS make sure you put some 3M paste on the contact points on your backing plate to avoid a squeak in the near future.

    May 16, 2009 | 2001 Ford Focus

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    Diagram ford focus 2001 brake shoes


    If this is for the rear here you go.
    http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&client=firefox-a&rls=org.mozilla:en-US:official&hs=2rX&ei=CtiNSdOoLZmktQPLvaWDCQ&sa=X&oi=spell&resnum=0&ct=result&cd=1&q=Ford+Focus+rear+brake+diagram&spell=1

    Feb 07, 2009 | 2002 Ford SVT Focus

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    How do I replace brake pads on 2003 ford focus?


    if you have rear disc brakes all you have to do is take the two bolts off and lift the caliper off and pull the pads out but now if you have drums there is a rubber boot behind the whole drum assembly take it out use a screw driver or a brake tool to back off the tension of the shoes

    Jan 14, 2009 | 2003 Ford Focus

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