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Checking the brake fluid in your 2004 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 2004 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.
Transmissions that leak fluid usually have never been flushed and the seal is finally leaking. The right stop leak product can cure a lot2004 Ford Focus ZTS 2.3L 4 Cyl.
Minor transmission fluid leaks can often be fixed with the right sealant - see how to do this2004 Ford Focus ZTS 2.3L 4 Cyl.
Sure you can take it in for a $19 lube, but are you OK with a stripped oil pan and cheap parts in return?2004 Ford Focus ZTS 2.3L 4 Cyl.
Animals love the sweet smell of antifreeze, too bad it's toxic! Fix your minor leaks2004 Ford Focus ZTS 2.3L 4 Cyl.
Small bulbs that burn out regularly - did you know you can replace these with LED lights?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.