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Checking the brake fluid in your 2003 Ford Focus is easy and should be done once a month. On some Fords, the owners manual suggests pumping the brake pedal 25 times before looking at the fluid level, be sure to check your owners manual to see if this applies to your 2003 Focus. In addition to checking the brake fluid level, you want to look at the color of the brake fluid in your Focus - if it is dark in color or it has been more than 2 years since you have changed it, you should consider having it changed - this will help make the internal components (which are expensive) last much longer.
If you need to add fluid to your Focus, it is important to check your owners manual for the correct type to add - it likely be either DOT 3, DOT 4 or DOT 5, also known as silicone brake fluid. Be sure to discard bottles of brake fluid that are over a year old - brake fluid sucks the moisture out of the air and the water vapor in the fluid can quickly rust out the brake lines in your Focus.
White light when you back up - yup, they burn out and you can replace them with bright LEDs2004 Ford Focus ZTS 2.3L 4 Cyl.
If your blinker doesn't blink, or blinks rapidly, you likely have a burnt out bulb2004 Ford Focus ZTS 2.3L 4 Cyl.
The best way to fix leaking hoses is to replace them, but if you don't have time, a stop leak product might work for you2004 Ford Focus ZTS 2.3L 4 Cyl.
There's no reason to check the washer fluid level without adding some - see how to do it here!2004 Ford Focus ZTS 2.3L 4 Cyl.
Burnt out brake lights increase your chance of getting rear ended - check and change yours today2004 Ford Focus ZTS 2.3L 4 Cyl.