MY FOCUS HAS BEEN SITTING UNUSED FOR ABOUT 6 ...

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  • RMiner9156
  • 2004 Ford Focus
  • 137,000 miles

My Focus has been sitting unused for about 6 months. I tried to drive it today but my left front wheel wouldn't turn. Could the brake be "frozen"?

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Thursday, April 11th, 2013 AT 12:10 AM

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  • caradiodoc
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Yup. Often the metal chips in the linings get rusted to the rotors. Work the brake pedal a bunch, turn the steering a little, and shift between drive and reverse a few times. Eventually it will give up and become free. Don't be alarmed if you hear grinding for a while until the surface rust wears off.

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Thursday, April 11th, 2013 AT 12:41 AM

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