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FRONT DRIVER SIDE TIRE, NEEDING SOME GREASE KIND OF NOISE

Hello, about a month ago my car started making this new noise. It was several days before I could pinpoint exactly where it was coming from, the front drivers side tire. The only way to describe it is, like an old front porch swing and the chains need greasing. I took it to the mechanic and he could not find anything wrong. He did however grease everything good for me. During the two weeks after this had been done, I was on vacation so I didnt drive it very much. When I returned to work, I noticed the sound was still there. It makes it when hitting a bump. There is a small dip going in my carport and this is where you could really hear it good. I took the car back to the mechanic this week and he informed me that the only thing he can pinpoint it to is the ball joint in the drivers side front tire. He said that he greased everything real good and for me to drive it for the next couple of weeks and let him know if it doesnt get any better. He said that it would run me about $600 to get the ball joints, arms and alignments, labor, etc. He also said that it didnt have to be done, there would be no damage just the aggravation and embarrassment of the noise. I just need to make sure that he is steering me in the right direction. It is a 2005 Mazda 6 Sport, V6. My fiance says that he believes it is either the shock or the ball joint as the mechanic said. Is this true? What do you suggest I do? I can afford to have it done but is it necessary? Is there anything that I can do to help it? I noticed also since I got it back this week, it is much louder and also it seems to be happening even more, with every little dip in the road. It is really loud when it is cold. In the afternoons when I am driving home, it is not as noticeable. Please help. Any advice is really appreciated. I am a single mom that has absolutely no mechanic sense about me. Thanking you in advance,

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Yes this is Necessary. But, I would not let it go! If not repaired the Ball joint could come loose at a later time and Leave you Struggling to keep it out of the Ditches. I would replace the Shocks on the Front also. a Very Bad Shock could Cause Loss of Control.

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