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Suspension - Front Suspension Squeaking On Bumps

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JustROLLIN

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TSB: 02-002/06

2004-2006 MAZDA3

SQUEAKING NOISE FROM FRONT SUSPENSION WHEN
PASSING OVER A BUMP

APPLICABLE MODEL(S)/VINS
2004-2006 Mazda3 vehicles with VINs lower than JM1 BK**** ** 483440 (produced before January 27, 2006)

DESCRIPTION
Some vehicles may exhibit a squeaking noise from the front suspension when passing over a bump at a low speed. This is may be caused by one of the following.

The front lower arm making contact with the bushing, causing a squeaking noise.

The fluid in the rear bushing makes an unusual noise.

Customers having this concern should have their vehicle repaired using the following repair procedure.

REPAIR PROCEDURE

1. Verify customer concern.

2. Replace front lower arm. Refer to appropriate Workshop Manual section 02-13 - FRONT LOWER ARM REMOVAL / INSTALLATION.

3. Perform toe-in inspection and adjustment. Refer to appropriate Workshop Manual section 02-11 - FRONT WHEEL ALIGNMENT.
 
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