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Does anyone know if the recommended way to get at the brake shoes on a Focus MK1 is to remove the 4 bolts on the back plate  as removing the hub nut repeatedly can cause bearing wear?  I'd prefer to remove the hub nut as this is much  more accessable; but not if it's going to contribute to  bearing wear. Also what is the socket size for the hub nut? 

 

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i don't know about the mk1 focus, but on the mk6.5 fiesta the recomended way is the four bolts on the back. but people tell me that theose four bolts should be replaced after each use, so that is a downside to doing it that way if bolt replacement is essential. People also say those bolts can rust up quite badly. On my mk6.5 fiesta a couple of the bolts were rusted up quite badly even though it was only 8 years old when I removed them. 

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1 hour ago, isetta said:

i don't know about the mk1 focus, but on the mk6.5 fiesta the recomended way is the four bolts on the back. but people tell me that theose four bolts should be replaced after each use, so that is a downside to doing it that way if bolt replacement is essential. People also say those bolts can rust up quite badly. On my mk6.5 fiesta a couple of the bolts were rusted up quite badly even though it was only 8 years old when I removed them. 

I usually take off the four bolts on the back; but it's a real pain doing it: very restricted space and you can't get much leverage on the bolts. I've never replaced them. 

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