Question about 1997 Mazda 626
Hi, I bought a used 626 which runs great but grinds while rolling and shimmies somewhere in the wheels when brakes are applied. I think the calipers are not opening, or the discs are damaged. Two repair shops said the brakes were OK but I think they only looked at the pads.
Any idea how hard those are to repair/replace for someone who is a bit mechanical but hasn't done brakes before?
I would recommend replacing the Brake Rotor's. It is not to hard to change those out. If you pick up a Chilton's repair manual it will walk you through all the steps changing them. Now you will not be able to tell if the rotor's are warped just by looking at them you will just need to change them out.
Posted on Oct 01, 2008
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