Having problems with your Ford Focus ?

When pressing on the break a loud grinding noise comes from beneath the car

Posted / edited by AnonymousUser on : 21-01-2019

Answers :

Your brake pads are shot, and the noise you hear is the metal of the caliper grinding on the rotor. If this just started happening, you can probably save the rotor and just buy pads. If the rotor's surface is gouged or scraped badly, you'll need new rotors too. Don't drive the car unless you are driving it to a shop to have the brake work done - it's very dangerous as you have greatly diminished stopping power.

Oh, and if they try to tell you that you need new calipers too, trust me - you don't. When the calipers grind on the rotor, the rotor takes the damage. Pay for new rotors, new pads, and I'd have them do a full flush and fill of the brake fluid too (never hurts to do this).
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