EN
About Us About Us
Parts & Tools Parts & Tools
Gear Guide Gear Guide
search

2000-2004 Ford Focus Brake Fluid Level Check

Intl. Autos helped make these videos

We are still working to obtain content for your car, however the video above is believed to have similar characteristics as your car.

 
Video Description

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.

Other videos you might find helpful

  • 2004 Ford Focus ZTS 2.3L 4 Cyl. Lights Reverse Light (replace bulb)
    Replace reverse light

    White light when you back up - yup, they burn out and you can replace them with bright LEDs

    2004 Ford Focus ZTS 2.3L 4 Cyl.
  • 2004 Ford Focus ZTS 2.3L 4 Cyl. Lights Turn Signal - Front (replace bulb)
    Replace the front turn signal

    If your blinker doesn't blink, or blinks rapidly, you likely have a burnt out bulb

    2004 Ford Focus ZTS 2.3L 4 Cyl.
  • 2004 Ford Focus ZTS 2.3L 4 Cyl. Hoses Fix Leaks
    Fix leaky hoses

    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 you

    2004 Ford Focus ZTS 2.3L 4 Cyl.
  • 2004 Ford Focus ZTS 2.3L 4 Cyl. Windshield Washer Fluid Check Fluid Level
    Checking the windshield washer fluid

    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.
  • 2004 Ford Focus ZTS 2.3L 4 Cyl. Lights Brake Light (replace bulb)
    Replace brake lights

    Burnt out brake lights increase your chance of getting rear ended - check and change yours today

    2004 Ford Focus ZTS 2.3L 4 Cyl.
  • See all videos for the 2002 Ford Focus
The Right Parts
The Right Tools
brake fluid brake repair tools stop leak gloves brake pads jacks brake light bulbs fluid pumps