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What is wring if you are getting an intermittent brake squeal when lightly applying the brakes in your 1990 Mazda 626?

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2004-07-18 10:28:01
2004-07-18 10:28:01

Hey Marvin==Since the epa took away asbestos from the manufactures of brake linings, it is common for them to squeek. Some brands squeek worse than others. GoodluckJoe

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Test brakes lightly after driving through deep water.Brakes may pull to one side or may not hold at all.Dry brakes by driving slowly in low gear and applying brakes.

This could be for a few reasons, but if they are getting hot without you applying them, I would suggest that they are sticking and causing the pads to rub on the discs, or if they are drum brakes, the shoes on the drums. If they are only getting hot as a result of using the brakes, I would suggest checking that the brakes are balanced properly, and that the front brakes are not doing all of the work/ or that the back brakes are working at all.

If you suspect something, get them checked. If you get vibration while applying the brakes, get them checked. If you get grinding noise from the brakes, get them checked.

you press lightly on the brake pedle

Applying the brakes with your foot!

Probably by applying the brakes.

Vibration when applying brakes is most likely warped rotors. Another cause could be loose caliper bolts.

Tap your brakes lightly to warn the vehicle

warped rotors(brakes)...most likely front ones

When that happens to me, I "fan" the brakes until they dry. "Fanning" is lightly applying the brakes and releasing several times in succession. The heat caused by the friction will dry out the pads after a few "fannings". You want to do this right after you run over a puddle of water, don't wait till you get to a stop sign or until you have to stop suddenly to find that your brakes are sticking and not working properly.

The brakes apply force to the wheel, causing friction which stops it.

The brake pads are most likely worn and the metal backer is digging into the rotor. Check the brakes before a rotor breaks and you are without brakes.

You use them by applying the brakes.

pressing on the brake pedal lightly for a short distance

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