2006 MAZDA 3 ENGINE NOISE

  • Tiny
  • andyh921
  • 2006 Mazda

I'm not sure if it is coming from the serpentine belt.

recently when I drive my car to around 60 km/h (1500 RPM), a squaling noise comes from somewhere under the hood, actually to be honest, I don't really know how to describe the sound but it sounds kinda like squealing and also a little bit of tapping. The noise can only be heard when the engine rpm is low (around 1500). Can anyone give me some ideas? Because this noise is driving me crazy!

Thanx.

Sunday, February 25th, 2007 AT 1:53 PM

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  • Tiny
  • Cosmo
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Sooooooo let me get this straight. Is your car out of warrenty? This sounds like it could either be a clutch failure on the compressor, the tensioner (belt) failing. Or something else. I would imagine your not out of warrenty yet unless you put alot km's on it.

If your withing your factory warrenty, get it to the dealer.

Cosmo. Mazda TEch

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Sunday, February 25th, 2007 AT 4:11 PM
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  • andyh921
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I went to the mazda dealership today, and like what i've always heard them say: " we can not hear the noise; therefore, we can not do anything.&Quot; the noise is driving me insane, it's like a chirping noise when the engine is low RPM while driving (roughly around 1500). Should I just find an auto repair shop and change the stupid serpentine belt? Or could it be something else as well?

P.S.
The noise is most noticeable when driving around 60km/h at 1500 RPM

Thanx.

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Sunday, March 4th, 2007 AT 9:15 PM
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  • knightriderkitt2000
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Keep taking it to the dealership if as long as it is under warranty, make sure they give you a written statement of your complaint and what they do or do not find. If they hear it one of these times and fix it then great, if not you have the records of the problem and after a few times of taking it to them if they can not find the problem or can not fix it you can call the manufacturer and they will usually find it and fix it or replace the vehicle under the lemon law.

Or you can (after taking it to the dealer a couple of times) take it to an independant shop and see if they hear the noise, get a report and the take that to the dealer.

Or after the warranty is up you can pay out of pocket for the repair because they will find the problem when it is on your dime

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Monday, March 5th, 2007 AT 1:47 AM
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  • andyh921
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Well, dealership finally caved in, they agreed to replace my engine short block. I'm not sure what that means, what does engine short block do anyways?

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Tuesday, March 13th, 2007 AT 7:59 AM

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