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.

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85,385

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.

66,455

Sure sounds like a brake pad issue.

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