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"?
Thursday, April 11th, 2013 AT 12:10 AM
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.