Why are the brakes locking up on my Ford Focus why are the brakes locking up on my Ford Focus?
My friend is having the same problem with her 2011 Focus. They told her it was to do with the traction control kicking in. She said it occurred out of the blue and wasn't under extreme conditions or bad driving. Ford replicated the locking and traction control activation during a test, but they said it wasn't a steering or break issue.
If your vehicle has abs brakes, just apply the brakes hard and steer away from danger. If the vehicle does not have abs brakes, try to apply the brakes without locking up the wheels and going into a skid then steer away from danger. If you lock up the brakes and go into a skid you will lose control of your steering.
What causes rear brakes to be locked up the self adjuster keeps adjusting until the wheels won't turn?
The battery went dead on a 1999 Ford Expedition After jumping itit does not run right It seems like either the transmission or brakes or something is locked up Also the speedometer reads wrong?
I couldn't tell you why the brakes are locking up or why the odometer is wrong; however, the battery being dead might be because of the Alternator. I have a 97 Expedition and mine seemed like the power was going and eventually would not start. After I got the alternator changed (for about $300 or so) its worked fine ever since.
Does the automatic transmission on a 2000 Focus have a converter plug that can be opened to fully drain the transmission?
Apply the brakes. Do not 'pump' the brakes ... that's what your dad learned, in the 70's. ABS means that the brakes will automatically apply and release in micro-second bursts (faster than you could ever do it) to prevent the brakes from locking up and to prevent the tires from skidding. All you do is hold the brake pedal down, steer in the direction you are heading in case you start to skid, and then…