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Old 02-16-2005, 09:53 AM   #1 (permalink)
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So I hit a pothole yesterday while making a left turn at a traffic light. It was a pretty nasty one and I cringed when I realized I wasn't able to avoid it. The car seemed fine afterwards though, still riding straight and no noticable change in the way it feels. But then I started hearing the squeaking noise. My poor 2005 6 only has 4600 miles on it!!! It was my front right tire that hit the pothole, and that is definitely the source of the squeaking.

It only squeaks when I turn the steering wheel to the right. When driving on the highway, it is a rapid series of squeaks but on the local roads it is more dragged out. So that makes me think this is an issue with the front right wheel itself. Doesn't make any sound when breaking. Any idea what could be causing this noise? Is this something that I may be able to fix myself? My Mazda dealer isn't open on the weekends, so it'd be a pain to bring it into them...
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Old 02-16-2005, 07:17 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Well lets see, you could have bent any number of suspension parts or you may have messed up a wheel bearing. Unless you are a pretty damn good mechanic, I would take something like this to the dealer or a repair shop.
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Old 02-17-2005, 12:16 AM   #3 (permalink)
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during a snowstorm i very gently kicked a curb and days later noticed a squeaking sound. it went from once in a while and quiet to almost constant and not so quiet. took it in and had to have a new clip on my anti lock brakes installed. no questions asked ad far as what did you do. you could not tell that i hit anything from the wheel. maybe you did the same thing.
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Old 02-18-2005, 06:55 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Today the squeaking was much worse, but now I am pretty sure it's something with the brakes that it causing it. It always sounded like a brake type squeaking to me, and the squeak occurs at basically every full revolution of the tire. When the squeaking got real bad on the drive home from work tonight, I applied the brakes very gently and that would cause the squeaking to stop for a time. I'm hoping it will be a situation like yours with the brake clip, and I'm really hoping that the warranty will cover this.

Thanks for the responses guys, I'll let you know how it turns out when my 6 goes to the dealer for service next week.
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I assume that you've gotten this fixed by now, but I had a similar squeak/scrape that appeared suddenly for no apparent reason. I could stand outside and rock the car back and forth and hear it as the front wheel moved. I reached in between the spokes and grabbed some sheet metal that seems to be a shield for the brakes. I pulled the metal out a little and the sound went away. It seems that something pushed the metal in and it took only a small effort to pull it back into place. Haven't had a recurrence since.
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Yeah I had it fixed weeks ago. It was my brake clips. Warranty covered it and now my car is squeak free.
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