Question about 1997 Mazda 626
No not typically. Have you checked out the tires closely for any signs of tread separation on the tires? That could be associated with the vibration above 55.
Posted on Oct 20, 2013
Testimonial: "Carlos, the tires are bad but this has become very serious. I jacked it up once again and the steering is tight. The ball-joints, lower control arm and the sway bar is tight also. I hate to keep throwing parts at it....But I think I night replace the struts and bearing mounts.... So any thoughts? Thanks, Nike"
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
try the simple solution first put your front tires on back and back tires on front. check your air pressure then take it for a drive and see if any thing has changed. if so you probably have a badly worn tire. if no change have someone move the steering wheel back and forth wyle you are under the fornt of the car (dont forget to chalk the wheels) and see if any of your steering components are loose/moving. if nothing is loose and your tires are good try to bounce the front end. if you can really get the front of the car going up and down pretty easy you havce bad struts/shocks.
Posted on Apr 15, 2009
Yes there is a bearing on the front stuts on the top under the upper strut mount and it is plastic. But the last guy was right it is most likely your struts, or it is your stabilizer links. There doesn't have to be much play in the links to make a tonne of noise. I replaced all my struts myself and it solved the problem for me. You can buy fully assembled strut kits for most veh so you don't have to compress the spring...just dont loosen fully the top middle large bold on top of the strut lol.
Posted on Jun 09, 2009
Next is a four wheel alignment. And check tires. Even if alignment was done after repair, if tires are no good, it will pull to the side.
Posted on Jul 26, 2009
hi there, i have 2 mazda6s, both off which i needed to removed the inner axels on, so far you have done every thing right :), but unfortunatly due to mazdas sloppy assembly the inner axles are near impossible to remove, you could try getting a 2 or 3 legged puller and remove the brake calliper and disk then try and "pull" the shaft out, but unfortunatly i doubt will work. your second option would be to use a hydraulic ram to press it out, but again due to mazdas sloppy work it is near impossible with out damaging the hub, ive tryed both option and none of wich worked, so i brought 4 second hand hubs and outer C.Vs, hope this helps.
Posted on Sep 03, 2009
SOURCE: Suspension noise
With the age of your vehicle, it depends on what the truck is doing.
If the truck walks to one side when you hit a substantial bump replace the shocks, or if you feel the truck swaying to much when you round a hgh speed corner, change the shocks.
If the steering wheel is not doing a good roll when you turn at lower speeds, change the shocks.
If you look at the shocks and they seem a bunch rusted, and/or are leaking change them.
When you stop, if the truck nose dives, change the shocks.
The list goes on, and it depends on how much you value your truck.
SAFETY ......your shocks control alot of what your truck does, bad shocks can lead to a roll over if you take a corner/curve to fast, and this is not meant to scare you...just inform you.
I hope this helps you out.
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Posted on Sep 14, 2009
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