Ford Focus 2000 Se left front brake gets hot and lots of scratch on the brake plate
Hi I have a Ford Focus 2000 Se. left front brake gets hot after few minutes of driving
and there is lots of scratch on the brake plate. Last week when I was driving, I couldn't
be able to drive fast. I was pressing the gas really hard and it was only driving at 40. It
stopped starting as soon as I turned off the car, I had to give boost to get it running.
Please help. I don't know what is wrong. I just bought this car. I'm attaching a pic of
my front brake.
Your brake caliper is stuck and you have worn through the pad. You need, at the very minimum, new pads and new discs. Always, ALWAYS, do both sides at the same time, so replace all 4 pads and both rotors. There is a good chance you need to replace the calipers as well. On a 13 year old car, I would do the flex lines too, while the calipers are off. They are not expensive.
It sounds like you have 2 problems, 1 is the brakes as Micheal covered, the other sounds like either a battery or alternator failure, have your battery tested when you get your brake parts, depending on it's age it may also have to be replaced, after you get your brakes fixed and your recharged or replaced then check your alternator for proper operation.
Thank you Michael and Tennisshoes. I will try and let you guys know.
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