Ford Focus 2000 Se left front brake gets hot and lots of scratch on the brake plate

50

Asked by Jul 19, 2013 at 12:03 AM about the 2000 Ford Focus SE

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

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.

3 Answers

7,895

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.

1 out of 1 people think this is helpful.
Best Answer
77,735

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.

1 out of 1 people think this is helpful.
50

Thank you Michael and Tennisshoes. I will try and let you guys know.

Your Answer

Add photo

Related Questions

  • Need help with electrical problem 35 answers

    I will try to make this as detailed as I can. I’m driving down the freeway at 40 mph in a bad snow storm. I turn on my lights and I loose my entire dashboard. Odometer, speedometer, gas gauge, ever...

    2003 Ford Focus SE Wagon

    -

    Maintenance & Repair

  • 2006 ford focus 2-4 overdrive/intermediate band?? 7 answers

    I have a 2006 zx4 focus and 2nd and 4th and od are out. After all the research it seems as if the 2-4 nand needs replaced as everyone says it fixes their problems. Only problem for me is no auto p...

    2006 Ford Focus ZX4 S

    -

    Maintenance & Repair

  • How many kms should i get? 15 answers

    I waited until the fuel light came on then i filled tank, cost about $52 to fill it, i will now wait until the uel light comes on again, then i can see by the kms i have used but typically how many s...

    2003 Ford Focus SE

    -

    Maintenance & Repair

  • 2012 ford focus. It won't start. Nothing. But lights and radio work. 2 answers

    My friends 2012 ford focus would not start when she was leaving work. She said it did nothing when she turned the key. She said the lights and radio come on though. Can you give me an idea of the pote...

    2012 Ford Focus

    -

    Maintenance & Repair

  • A ginding noise from the left front, not the brakes 3 answers

    There is a grinding noise from the left front wheel area all of the time, it is not the brakes.

    2000 Ford Mustang Base

    -

    Maintenance & Repair

Focus

Looking for a Used Focus in your area?

CarGurus has 58,540 nationwide Focus listings starting at $1,395.

ZIP:

Search Ford Focus Questions

Ford Focus Experts

#1 Tom Demyan
Tom Demyan
Reputation 1,220
#2 dandyoun
dandyoun
Reputation 860
#3 Su'ad Barakat
Su'ad Barakat
Reputation 820
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Honda Civic
1,149 Great Deals out of 64,597 listings starting at $1,195
Used Ford Fiesta
274 Great Deals out of 16,843 listings starting at $2,995
Used Toyota Corolla
1,328 Great Deals out of 67,641 listings starting at $1,595
Used Ford Mustang
694 Great Deals out of 38,147 listings starting at $1,750
Used Ford Escape
1,715 Great Deals out of 85,137 listings starting at $1,350
Used Honda Accord
1,186 Great Deals out of 77,678 listings starting at $969
Used Toyota Camry
1,494 Great Deals out of 100,460 listings starting at $700
Used Hyundai Elantra
928 Great Deals out of 53,193 listings starting at $1,799
Used Volkswagen Jetta
712 Great Deals out of 29,777 listings starting at $1,200
Used Nissan Altima
1,104 Great Deals out of 85,891 listings starting at $1,675
Used Chevrolet Malibu
1,164 Great Deals out of 78,643 listings starting at $2,495

Used Cars For Sale

2016 Ford Focus SE For Sale
14 Great Deals out of 11,935 listings starting at $9,477
2015 Ford Focus SE For Sale
171 Great Deals out of 3,368 listings starting at $8,558
2014 Ford Focus SE For Sale
207 Great Deals out of 4,445 listings starting at $6,792
2013 Ford Focus SE For Sale
110 Great Deals out of 2,215 listings starting at $5,700
2012 Ford Focus SE For Sale
58 Great Deals out of 1,521 listings starting at $4,339