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MAZDA 6 NOISE PROBLEM

2005 Mazda 6 • 110,000 miles

Growling noise when steering at low speeds
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Sdw64
January 13, 2013.




Have you checked power steering fluid? It sounds like it may be low.
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That was my first thought but fluid level is fine.
This is a video of how it sounds.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SNxqeO6NAEk&feature=player_embedded

Tiny
Sdw64
Jan 15, 2013.
I listened to the video. It almost sounds like a ball joint or something that needs grease. Is there any resistance in the steering?

It's the lower control arm bushing. They looked dry so I sprayed them with WD40 and the noise stopped for a day. Came back the next day but only a litte bit. Today no noise at all. Guess I'll be looking for parts.

Thanks much for replying to my post. Duck tape and WD40 will cure almost any problem. : )

Tiny
Sdw64
Jan 17, 2013.
Glad you found it.


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