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Mazda CX7 Creaking Sound

This is the best I can describe this. After a period of driving say 20-30 minutes, a creaking sound will start to occur only when you are lightly applying the brakes and at slow speeds, less than 20 mph. The sound is coming from the front passenger side tire area. I have pulled off the tire, inspect and cleaned the braking system, and check the suspension sway bar ball joints. The strut seems to be ok and no apparent sound from pressing down on the hood. I have tried to duplicate sound from swerving left and right and applying the brake, nothing. There is no shutter when applying the brakes, and it doesn't pull to either side. It seems to take awhile before the sound occurs, so it is like it only happens when it is warm, once it starts it won't stop until it has cooled down, and sometimes you can make it louder by sharply turning and applying brake but not always. As soon as you release the brake pedal the sound stops. I believe if it was a warped rotor it would shutter my brake pedal and/or pull the vehicle to one side. I have read that ball joints could cause this "creaking sound" but it just seems odd that the sound takes so long to start. I also have heard that it could be my hub/wheel bearing assembly, but I figured it would make the noise all the time, or once it warmed up then all the time. eeet eet eet eeeet (this is what it sounds like). I am mind boggled on what could cause this. Also FYI this is a AWD CX7.

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could be wear indicator on brake pad. how many miles on car? how many since last brake job? need to pull wheel off and check pads. Is the noise from the front or rear? this is the first thing to check there could be other reasons but start here and eliminate the brakes or not. good luck

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It could be a bearing going bad, or the disc is resonating to a frequency that makes the 'woo woo woo' sound.

Autozone has a spray that can reduce noise of disc or drum brakes that sprays on the metal with the caliper removed.

It has little beads that get rid of squeaking noises, anyway.

If your bearing is fine, then I would try that.

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