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Sway bar bushings on front end mazda 5

Lot of knocking and vibration particularly on rough roads and worse on cool damp mornings.

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Have your dealers check the sway bar end links.

Posted on Dec 18, 2008

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Hi
Had the exact same problem, on a used 2003 Protege ES with 82,000 miles that I purchased.
Started with the loud "road noise" I thought well maybe thats just the sound that it makes.
And then noticed that it varies when turning.
This will continue to get worse and then your abs light will come on when it gets bad enough to trigger the sensor..
It turned out to be a bad wheel bearing.
Take it to a shop and have an experienced mechanic check it out. Its repairable.

Posted on Apr 30, 2009

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SOURCE: I was told that my sway bar bushings are bad and

try rockauto.com ,put in you vehicle info and search there parts section you may see a picture of the bushings and if you are handy with auto repairs you should be able to do it or have a friend do it for you.

Posted on Oct 09, 2009

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