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Offline neeldub

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Suspension noises
« on: October 20, 2007, 12:39:26 AM »
hey guys..

i had the lower arms of the rear suspension replaced under warranty because of a 'squashy' noise whenever i go on speed bumps or rough roads.

car felt brand new for the 1st 30 mins of picking up and no noises from the rear suspension.. but soon after.. the noises came back

now i need to confirm if any TS owners hear the same thing on their cars please.. before i can take this matter further..

attached is two audio files..

recording 6 was recorded from within the boot while i was pushing the rear of the car up & down.
recording 7 was recorded from below the car while i was pushing the rear of the car up & down.

any help and advice would be appreciated :)

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Offline Fraser

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Re: Suspension noises
« Reply #1 on: October 20, 2007, 11:44:35 AM »
I definetely do not get that at all. Sounds like something is up. Maybe bushes or similar.

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Re: Suspension noises
« Reply #2 on: October 22, 2007, 03:34:31 PM »
ARRGGGGGGGGGGGG Dealership pissing me offf  >:( >:( >:( >:( >:( >:(

So i know now why the noise problem is still there. Its because the dealership replaced the front lower arms instead of the rear lower arms.  >:( >:( >:(

all this time i been taking the car there for the rear suspension noises, but they repaired the car according to this Mazda service bulletin.

I'm soo pissed off right now. having to leave the car with them over 5 times just to have a look at the problem, and for them to repair the wrong part !!

Now they tell me, they'll take a look at the rear suspension once Mazda approves the claim for my squeaky seat problem, which means i'm gonna have to leave the car with them again so they can take their time and inspect the problem.  >:( >:( >:(
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Re: Suspension noises
« Reply #3 on: November 19, 2007, 01:15:15 PM »
Anyone getting metallic knocking noises from front suspension of 2.0 Sport?  Have had 1 shocker absorber replaced plus new roll over bar, dealer tells me after numerous checks "no problem sir" yet!!
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Re: Suspension noises
« Reply #4 on: March 05, 2008, 01:52:46 PM »
I am getting a "clonking" sound from my drivers side rear suspension.
This seems to get less when we have a rear seat passenger.
It's going in to hopefully get "sorted" on 20th March.
It would have been sooner but my local Mazda dealer is very reluctant to give out courtesy cars, and this is the first date that one is available.
 ???

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Re: Suspension noises
« Reply #5 on: March 05, 2008, 04:37:17 PM »
My car has squeeky rear suspension.  Can notice it getting my fat ass into the car on a cold morning when it groans a bit, but only sometimes.  Just don't have time to take it to the dealer to be honest.
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Re: Suspension noises
« Reply #5 on: March 05, 2008, 04:37:17 PM »