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Squeaky brakes on Ford Focus Zetec

Hi, I had a squeaky noise coming from my back brake. I had the MOT done and they found out that the cylinder needed replacing and it was leaking. Since having it done it is worse. I have jet washed the brakes for brake dust but it is still like it. Any clues?

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  • scavanagh23 Jul 31, 2008

    Cheers, Would you think I need new drums???

  • Anonymous Feb 12, 2009

    My squeak isn't from the brake. It's from the E-brake cable where it runs through a hanger ring towards the back of the car underneath.
    I take it to the Ford Garage they clean the dirt off of the hanger and it goes away. It gets dirty and it comes back. The Service Writer says it's the only one he has seen that way. Regardless it's a pain and very anoying!
    I'm told there is no fix for it. It sounds like an old rust bucket with bad shocks.
    Another one of Fords Great Designs they can't explain! (or Fix)


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I have a 2001 Ford Focus ZTS and have a sqeaking rear brake problem, started at about 20,000. The ford dealer worked on it three times through 36,000 and each time squeaked 5,000 miles after they worked on it. I have but two sets of drums and pads on my self and get the same results. I am a mechinical engineer and you are going to have that problem as long as the forged steel drums are use.

Bad engineering move on Ford's part to save money.

I say sell the car.

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Go to local ford garage

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    joe wallace Jul 31, 2008

    No i don't reckon that would be the problem , probaly the brake calipers need servicing , possibaly replacing them .

    But the ford garage would be the experts , because obviously i can't diagnose the problem from behind a computer.

    I hope this helps :D

    would appreciate good rating for this comment ..

    any other queries please write back .



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