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Old 08-18-2009, 02:12 PM   #1
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Default Front Suspension noise (tac-tac) makes me go crazy!

Hello, i have searched through this forum but can't come to a solution so i would imagine this is a very unusual problem with my 2005 mazda3. In my front passenger side suspension, i often get a 'tac-tac' noise when going over humps, something which my mechanics can't figure out. I have spent an awful lot of money fitting in new shock absorbers, changing the rack ends as well as the stabilizer links but the noise is still there! Has anyone come across this problem? Please help;(
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Old 08-18-2009, 09:38 PM   #2
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look at the passenger mount (next to coolant tank) to see if rubber is broken. Look for resulting oil spill on the frame, from the broken mount.
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Old 08-18-2009, 10:19 PM   #3
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i had a front sway bar endlink go bad on the front due to the little dust boot getting cut and the lubricant leaking out, which made a clunking noise when going over any bumps. to diagnose on my car the broken endlink had some play in it, so you could move it ever so slightly back and forth (the good endlink was rock solid in comparison).
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Old 11-15-2009, 07:02 AM   #4
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[quote author=flaggmann link=topic=153711.msg3284919#msg3284919 date=1250619172]
Hello, i have searched through this forum but can't come to a solution so i would imagine this is a very unusual problem with my 2005 mazda3. In my front passenger side suspension, i often get a 'tac-tac' noise when going over humps, something which my mechanics can't figure out. I have spent an awful lot of money fitting in new shock absorbers, changing the rack ends as well as the stabilizer links but the noise is still there! Has anyone come across this problem? Please help;(
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Have you found any solution to this?

Heard that Upper Rubber Mount of the Strut Assembly is a cause for 2004/2005 Mazda3.
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Old 11-15-2009, 02:16 PM   #5
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[quote author=flaggmann link=topic=153711.msg3284919#msg3284919 date=1250619172]
Hello, i have searched through this forum but can't come to a solution so i would imagine this is a very unusual problem with my 2005 mazda3. In my front passenger side suspension, i often get a 'tac-tac' noise when going over humps, something which my mechanics can't figure out. I have spent an awful lot of money fitting in new shock absorbers, changing the rack ends as well as the stabilizer links but the noise is still there! Has anyone come across this problem? Please help;(
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try this
http://www.finishlineperformance.com...02-06-1589.pdf
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Old 11-16-2009, 09:49 AM   #6
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[quote author=5L1mm link=topic=153711.msg3418163#msg3418163 date=1258312573]
[quote author=flaggmann link=topic=153711.msg3284919#msg3284919 date=1250619172]
Hello, i have searched through this forum but can't come to a solution so i would imagine this is a very unusual problem with my 2005 mazda3. In my front passenger side suspension, i often get a 'tac-tac' noise when going over humps, something which my mechanics can't figure out. I have spent an awful lot of money fitting in new shock absorbers, changing the rack ends as well as the stabilizer links but the noise is still there! Has anyone come across this problem? Please help;(
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try this
http://www.finishlineperformance.com...02-06-1589.pdf
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Hope that Flaggmann referring to a tag-tag noise which is different from squeaking noise come from Lower Arm end .

Please refer following link(TSB for MZ3 2004) which could describe Strut Mount Rubber problem.

http://www.protegefaq.net/tsb/02-002-05.html

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Old 11-17-2009, 02:33 PM   #7
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[quote author=rohanda link=topic=153711.msg3419002#msg3419002 date=1258382997]

http://www.protegefaq.net/tsb/02-002-05.html
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yeah, that looks like it makes more sense.
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Old 09-17-2010, 04:19 PM   #8
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Check out the brakes....i had the same problem w/ mine and the mechanics couldn't figure out what it was until one of them disassembled the front and rear brakes and noticed that they were not held in place properly.....he ended up glueing the pad in......i have ceramic pads w/ a lifetime warrantee so they won't need to be replaced again
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Old 09-24-2010, 08:46 PM   #9
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^^^ Lifetime warrantee doesn't mean that they are going to last a lifetime. hope you know that. they are warranteed for a lifetime not to fail or break or something like that but not to wear out like all breaks/parts do. so you will be replacing them at somepoint down the road.
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Old 11-02-2010, 11:32 PM   #10
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[size=8pt]Quote from: zoomm3zoom on September 24, 2010, 08:46:55 PM[/size]
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^^^ Lifetime warrantee doesn't mean that they are going to last a lifetime. hope you know that. they are warranteed for a lifetime not to fail or break or something like that but not to wear out like all breaks/parts do. so you will be replacing them at somepoint down the road.
You got that right. In a long run, you need to replace a part or two. Here's a list for you to check: shock absorber, struts, ball joints, lower control arm, bushings, sway bar links and more.
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