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How do you remove the rear drum of 2000 Ford Focus?

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September 12, 2011 8:34PM

Note: There is a recall for the rear hub/drum separating from the vehicle. See recall # 00V303000.

2000 Ford Focus Drum Removal Procedure

If removing the drum to service the rear brakes: (note, do not remove hub retaining nut for this procedure)

1. Raise and support vehicle

2. Release the parking brake

3. Remove wheel and tire

4. Disconnect wheel speed sensor wiring harness from wheel knuckle and floor panel.

5. Remove 4 wheel spindle attaching bolts, then the wheel hub and drum assembly from vehicle.

6. Reverse procedure to install noting the following:

a. Torque wheel spindle retaining nut to 49 ft. lbs.

b. Torque wheel/tire assembly to 94 ft. lbs.

2000 Ford Focus Drum Replacement Procedure

If replacing the drum and wheel bearing assembly:

1. Raise and support vehicle

2. Release the parking brake

3. Remove wheel and tire

4. Remove center dust cap.

5. Remove hub retaining nut.

6. Remove drum and hub assembly. Ensure wheel speed sensor ring is not damaged when removing drum/hub (if equipped).

7. Reverse procedure to install noting the following:

a. Inspect and clean wheel speed sensor ring if equipped.

b. When tightening hub retaining nut, rotate the hub assembly in counterclockwise direction.

c. Torque hub retaining nut to 173 ft. lbs.

d. Torque wheel/tire assembly to 94 ft. lbs.

e. Adjust parking brakes as necessary.