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How To Remove 2005 Uk Ford Focus Rear Brake Drum?


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How to remove 2005 UK Ford Focus Rear Brake Drum?

How to remove 2005 UK Ford Focus Rear Brake Drum? I have taken the wheels off but the drums wouldn't come off! Looked at some youtube video, but there is no hole to put a bolt in and tight the bolt to take drums out. ANyone had experience please share?
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If the drum is quite worn the shoes/friction material will be catching on the lip of the drum.

You might find you need to put a puller on it bit risk damaging the shoes. Also when you do get the drums off, get a die grinder or similar and remove the lip inside the drum - this will make things so much easier.

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  • 5 months later...

There are 4 bolts (mine are T-50 Torx) at the back that must be removed. These are tricky to get to, you will need an extender bar, having the car well raised up so you get in behind to have a proper look makes it a bit easier.

Once these 4 bolts are removed you should be able to pull the hub off, once you release the handbrake of course. You may need to slacken off the cable adjuster nut for the handbrake (under the console, next to the handbrake lever) to give you more slack on the brake cable. Be warned once these four bolts are removed the whole assembly including the backing plate that the brake cylinder and shoes attach to will be loose, you need to take care not to put excess strain on the brake hose. Re-assembly is a real pain the first couple of times you do it.

The hub/bearing assembly is integral with or pressed in to the drum. It's a ridiculous setup, must be the most awkward drum assembly going. The Haynes manual describes the method of using a bolt in the threaded hole to pull the drum off, so I would say that somewhere mid-production Ford decide to change the assembly or used a different setup for some variants.

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