What could be causing my problem?

Asked by Feb 25, 2017 at 08:40 AM about the 2005 Ford Focus ZX3 SE

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

My 2005 Ford Focus makes a grinding/shuddering noise just the second before it comes to a complete stop. No shudder when I push the brake pedal, no grinding otherwise. Front pads look good and back brakes were replaced within the last couple of years.

2 Answers

74,595

Make sure you are looking at the inside of the brake pads on the front, the one next to the piston of the caliper on both sides. Could be a frozen brake caliper, otherwise it would be more than likely a wheel bearing, or a CV joint in the front axle.

52,545

Sure sounds like a brake pad issue.

Your Answer

Ford Focus Experts

  • #1
    Tom Demyan
    Reputation
    1,420
  • #2
    dandyoun
    Reputation
    1,210
  • #3
    Su'ad Barakat
    Reputation
    970
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Ford Fusion
194 Great Deals out of 2,041 listings starting at $995
Used Honda Civic
303 Great Deals out of 3,201 listings starting at $995
Used Ford Fiesta
49 Great Deals out of 699 listings starting at $2,995
Used Ford Mustang
7 Great Deals out of 1,011 listings starting at $4,500
Used Toyota Corolla
262 Great Deals out of 3,937 listings starting at $995
Used Honda Accord
82 Great Deals out of 950 listings starting at $1,815
Used Mazda MAZDA3
166 Great Deals out of 2,749 listings starting at $995
Used Ford Escape
206 Great Deals out of 5,441 listings starting at $1,350
Used Hyundai Elantra
190 Great Deals out of 3,339 listings starting at $2,650
Used Toyota Camry
88 Great Deals out of 2,236 listings starting at $1,781
Used Ford F-150
533 Great Deals out of 10,151 listings starting at $1,800
Used Nissan Altima
75 Great Deals out of 1,383 listings starting at $1,785
Used Chevrolet Malibu
79 Great Deals out of 2,085 listings starting at $1,485

Used Cars For Sale

2017 Ford Focus For Sale
774 listings starting at $16,995
2016 Ford Focus For Sale
10 Great Deals out of 191 listings starting at $13,495
2015 Ford Focus For Sale
3 Great Deals out of 235 listings starting at $10,750
2014 Ford Focus For Sale
21 Great Deals out of 386 listings starting at $7,495
2013 Ford Focus For Sale
19 Great Deals out of 352 listings starting at $6,000

Content submitted by Users is not endorsed by CarGurus, does not express the opinions of CarGurus, and should not be considered reviewed, screened, or approved by CarGurus. Please refer to CarGurus Terms of Use.