Question about 1998 Mazda 626

1 Answer

Back rear brakes metal to metal sound

1998 Mazda 626 back rear brake on right side only has metal to metal sound when stopping. I have had brake dust removed and still no results.

I have after market brake pads on now and everyone who checks it says they are fine. I bought Mazda brake pads and have not had them installed yet. Will this make a difference? Also is there anything special that should be done when they are installed? The sound is driving me crazy, LOL

Posted by on

  • Mike Butler
    Mike Butler May 11, 2010

    Were the rotors changed or turned when rear pads replaced? Did anyone knock off rust at lip along outside edge of rotor if not new?


1 Answer

  • Level 2:

    An expert who has achieved level 2 by getting 100 points


    An expert that got 5 achievements.


    An expert whose answer got voted for 20 times.


    An expert who has answered 20 questions.

  • Expert
  • 77 Answers

I would not doubt that it is from aftermarket parts.

Use silicon grease on the caliper slides and use brake grease on all metal to metal contact parts when installing the new parts.

Also, grind away any rust where the pads sit on the caliper bracket before installing them.

Posted on May 18, 2009

1 Suggested Answer

  • 2 Answers

SOURCE: I have freestanding Series 8 dishwasher. Lately during the filling cycle water hammer is occurring. How can this be resolved

a 6ya expert can help you resolve that issue over the phone in a minute or two.
best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repairmen in the US.
the service is completely free and covers almost anything you can think of (from cars to computers, handyman, and even drones).
click here to download the app (for users in the US for now) and get all the help you need.

Posted on Jan 02, 2017

Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%


Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add



Related Questions:

1 Answer

Question about 2001 Mazda 626 LX 2.0L L4 Which Brake Shoe goes Where, Longer one front or back and vise versa?

Longer brake shoe goes in the rear, these are called self energizing brakes, this is how it works, the shorter front shoe forces the longer rear shoe into the drum when the brakes are applied reducing needed pressure to apply the brakes, the rear shoe does most of the braking..

Dec 06, 2016 | Mazda Cars & Trucks

1 Answer

1998 rear brakes make a noise when backing

Noise after replacing rear brake shoes and! - Toyota ...
Jan 19, 2010 - 15 posts - ‎9 authors Check to make sure the new drums dont have a longer/thicker drum face that is scraping the back plate. ... 1998 Mazda 626 FS-DE/CD4-E .... I experienced rear shoebrake clicking/clacking with an older Saturn. ... plate and to be banged back against the plate causing the clicking or clacking noise. screeching noise from rotors + brakepads after ...
15 posts
Nov 20, 2009
'95 Right Rear Brakes makin' a "clicking" noise when ...
15 posts
Jan 6, 2008
Rear Brake Noise
15 posts
Oct 30, 2005
More results from

Nov 08, 2015 | 1998 Toyota Camry

1 Answer

1992 mazda 626 brakes

It sounds like you may have a leaking brake master cylinder. Do not drive this until a technician can confirm my guess as to the problem.

Jun 29, 2012 | 1992 Mazda 626

2 Answers

2000 Mazda 626 brake lights (all 3) not working.

I know the answer to this. I just fixed my in laws 1999 626 with your exact problem. Power comes through the brake switch, and into what they call a "joint box". Basically this joint box is the back side of your fuse box where all the connectors go. Most likely you have a bad box, or connection at the box. It is the only other thing between your brake switch and rear brake lights.

Jun 15, 2012 | 2000 Mazda 626

2 Answers

My moms van makes a loud metal on metal sounding noise in the rear as she drives after about 10 miles or so down the road? she has had it in the shop several times with no success

Evidently the shops that she has taken it to don't want to take the time to really listen for the sound. Sit in the very back of the van and determine if the noise is on the right, left, or center. I'm guessing it'll be on one side or the other. If it is on the right or left side, jack up the van and wiggle test the wheel bearings. simply grab the tire from the top and the very bottom and try to move it back and forth. If it moves, then the wheel bearing assy. is bad. If it doesn't move, take the tire off and look at the brake pads or shoes depending on what style of brakes are on the rear. If it has pads, the center portion of the rotor has the E-brake shoes under the rotor in the middle. Check those as well. You may find the brakes down to metal.

Mar 28, 2010 | Chevrolet Astro Cars & Trucks

2 Answers

Mazda 626 1991 back brake ligths not working

Is the fuse for the brake lights OK?
Check for power to the brake light switch at the brake pedal and for power coming from it with brake pedal depressed.

Sep 06, 2009 | 1991 Mazda 626

2 Answers

My 99 Mazda Brake lights stopped working

Check the ground to the brake light socket. I had a similar problem on a 98 626 and found the ground connector corroded in the socket.(it is on the outside of the socket between the metal insert and plastic housing) Pulled the remnants of the connector out far enough to solder a piece of wire onto it and then soldered it to the metal socket. Lights started functioning normally again. It seems that a bad ground on one socket affects every light in the circuit.

Jun 06, 2009 | 1998 Mazda 626

1 Answer

1992 626 Rear Drum stuck

Does it have a dust cap in the center? If so, pry it off and remove the nut. It also might have a reverse thread (check). If it doesn't have the cap, then you might have to cut the drum in half. But I am almost positive that it does have the metal dust cap in the center of the hub/drum. I sincerely hope that this helped you. Let me know how things went. I'll still be here if you need me.

Mar 20, 2009 | 1989 Mazda 626

1 Answer


the best thing you can do is go to an autoparts store and purchase a haynes repair manual for your car. cost about $18, but will show you everything you need to know, with pictures.

Nov 28, 2008 | 1998 Mazda 626

1 Answer

Brake Problem

hi im dave
hope i can help
when you had the rear pads applied and the discs turned was there noticeable damage to the disc surface it sounds like your e brake cable is not adjusted properly or perhaps the braided wires inside the insulation are seperating along your brake cable causing the rear brakes to not be adjsting themselves properly. Every time the parking brake is applied the rear brakes are self adjusted if they arent being applied due to slack in or a broken cable you will not adjust your rear brakes. This would accont for the flutter in the brake pedal as hydraulic fluid is still circulating to compress the pads against the rotor but the pads arent reaching the rotor.

Jun 22, 2008 | 1998 Mazda 626

Not finding what you are looking for?
1998 Mazda 626 Logo

Related Topics:

345 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Mazda Experts


Level 3 Expert

75822 Answers

Colin Stickland
Colin Stickland

Level 3 Expert

22156 Answers

Jeff Turcotte
Jeff Turcotte

Level 3 Expert

8210 Answers

Are you a Mazda Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides