Are the rear brakes on a 04 ford focus only for the ebrake, or do they contribute to the stopping power?

Asked by Jan 28, 2015 at 06:11 PM about the 2004 Ford Focus SE

Question type: General

I don't want to get rear drums and shoes if I
don't have to.

3 Answers

55,435

The rears probably contribute approx. 25% plus or minus to the overall braking. Front brakes are about 75% of it. This is due to weight transfer when stopping,

1 of 1 people found this helpful.

True..but don't drive with bad drums or shoes regardless. If the rivets gouge the drums it going to get expensive..and that 25-30% is accurate, I agree, but you still need it. Not to mention if the shoe rivets push on drum, there will be a LOT of friction..enough even to ignite to fire.

1 of 1 people found this helpful.
5,755

Although it is now 10 years old, brakes are way to important to not keep in PERFECT condition! Yes, they absolutely contribute to the stopping power and it is imperative that you replace the shoes and drums if they are not perfect. What if you don't fix them? How about rear ending someone because you couldn't stop fast enough?? Even if no-one is hurt, you are responsible and liable! $100 bucks now is a cheap price to pay for safety.

Your Answer

Focus

Looking for a Used Focus in your area?

CarGurus has 62,796 nationwide Focus listings starting at $900.

ZIP:

Ford Focus Experts

  • #1
    Tom Demyan
    Reputation
    1,440
  • #2
    dandyoun
    Reputation
    1,250
  • #3
    Su'ad Barakat
    Reputation
    990
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Honda Civic
832 Great Deals out of 60,535 listings starting at $950
Used Ford Fiesta
168 Great Deals out of 16,407 listings starting at $2,215
Used Ford Mustang
578 Great Deals out of 39,801 listings starting at $1,895
Used Toyota Corolla
958 Great Deals out of 66,683 listings starting at $1,699
Used Ford Escape
1,271 Great Deals out of 104,557 listings starting at $895
Used Honda Accord
1,072 Great Deals out of 74,236 listings starting at $1,100
Used Mazda MAZDA3
338 Great Deals out of 27,866 listings starting at $899
Used Toyota Camry
1,115 Great Deals out of 86,207 listings starting at $995
Used Hyundai Elantra
671 Great Deals out of 49,854 listings starting at $1,500
Used Nissan Altima
1,368 Great Deals out of 77,640 listings starting at $1,695
Used Chevrolet Malibu
1,085 Great Deals out of 62,504 listings starting at $880
Used Ford F-150
3,218 Great Deals out of 223,765 listings starting at $1,200

Used Cars For Sale

2018 Ford Focus SE For Sale
7,883 listings starting at $12,171
2017 Ford Focus SE For Sale
8 Great Deals out of 3,690 listings starting at $7,900
2016 Ford Focus SE For Sale
91 Great Deals out of 3,281 listings starting at $6,999
2015 Ford Focus SE For Sale
72 Great Deals out of 2,032 listings starting at $6,777
2014 Ford Focus SE For Sale
121 Great Deals out of 4,117 listings starting at $4,950

Content submitted by Users is not endorsed by CarGurus, does not express the opinions of CarGurus, and should not be considered reviewed, screened, or approved by CarGurus. Please refer to CarGurus Terms of Use.