GROWLING NOISE WHEN STEERING AT LOW SPEEDS

  • Tiny
  • sdw64
  • 2005 Mazda 6
  • 110,000 miles

Growling noise when steering at low speeds

Sunday, January 13th, 2013 AT 9:18 PM

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  • Tiny
  • Jacobandnickolas
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Have you checked power steering fluid? It sounds like it may be low.

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Monday, January 14th, 2013 AT 2:26 AM
  • Tiny
  • sdw64
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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

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Tuesday, January 15th, 2013 AT 4:34 PM
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  • Jacobandnickolas
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I listened to the video. It almost sounds like a ball joint or something that needs grease. Is there any resistance in the steering?

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Tuesday, January 15th, 2013 AT 9:31 PM
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  • sdw64
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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. : )

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Thursday, January 17th, 2013 AT 9:52 PM
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  • Jacobandnickolas
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Glad you found it.

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Thursday, January 17th, 2013 AT 9:57 PM

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