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2000 MAZDA: THE DRIVERS SIDE TOOK..GARAGE..REAR SUSPENSION..OFF.

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MY DAUGHTER HAD AN ACCIDENT WITH MY 2000 MAZDA PROTEGE. SHE SKIDDED SIDWAYS AND THE REARWHEEL ON THE DRIVERS SIDE TOOK A DIRECT HIT WITH A CONCRETE CURB. THE GARAGE AT THE LOCAL MAZDA DEALER INFORMED ME THAT THE ENTIRE REAR SUSPENSION WAS A WRITE OFF. THEY SAID THEY COULD GET A RECYCLED REAR END FROM THE AUTO RECYCLERS AND THAT IT WOULD KEEP THE COST OF REPAIR DOWN. I HAD A NEW STRUT, BRAKE LINES, & EMERGENCY BRAKE CABLES INSTALLED. THEY TURNED THE DRUMS TO MAKE SURE THEY WERE STILL GOOD AND THE CAR WAS RETURNED $1500.00 LATER.
     THE PROBLEM IS THERE IS A LOUD TICKING IN THE REAR PASSANGER SIDE WHEEL. ESPECIALLY WHEN I APPLY THE BRAKES OR MAKE A LEFT TURN. THEY HAVE SINCE REPLACED THE DRUM AND SHOE ON THAT SIDE AND I STILL HAVE THE NOISE.
     COULD IT BE THE USED SUSPENSION???? I AM THINKING IT MAY BE THE WHEEL BEARING HUB ASSEMBLY???? . THEY USED THE ONE OFF OF THE RECYCLED PARTS AND NO LONGER HAVE MY ORIGIONAL. I AM GUESSING THEY ARE RELUCTANT TO ADMIT THIS.

     HAVE YOU EVER RUN INTO THIS PROBLEM, OR KNOW WHAT MAY BE CAUSING THIS NOISE ????

THANKS
Submitted: 4 years ago.
Category: Car
Expert:  1969LSCamaro replied 4 years ago.
Hello, does the noise change speed with vehicle speed?
Customer: replied 4 years ago.
YES. I HAVE COASTED DOWNHILL WITH THE ENGINE OFF AND THE NOISE INCREASES IN SPEED WITH THE THE CAR
Expert:  1969LSCamaro replied 4 years ago.
By any chance, does the noise lessen or go away with some application of the emergency brake while rolling?
Customer: replied 4 years ago.
O.K. SORY IT TOOK SO LONG TO GET BACK TO YOU BUT I HAD TO TEST OUT YOUR QUESTION. AS I WAS COASTING DOWN A VERY LONG HILL THE NOISE WAS PRESENT AS I APPLIESD THE NORMAL BRAKES. WHEN I APPLIED THE EMERGENCY BRAKE THE CAR KEPT GOING. I APPLIED IT FULLY AN STILL NEEDED TO APPLY THE REGULAR BREAKS TO COME TO A STOP. ( BUT) AS I WAS APPLING THE EMERGENCY BRAKE THE NOISE BECAME LOUDER AND MORE ROUGHER SOUNDING. I DID THIS 3 OR 4 TIMES AND NOW THE SOUND IS NO LONGER PRESENT WHEN I APPLY THE NORMAL BRAKES. THE EMERGENCY BRAKE WILL STOP THE CAR FROM COASTING AWAY WHEN STOPPED BUT ONLY SLOWS ME DOWN WHEN DRIVING. EVEN IF I APPLY IT FULL AND QUICK. NOT EVEN A SQUEAL
Expert:  1969LSCamaro replied 4 years ago.
OK - The noise is gone when braking, but it is still there just driving?
Customer: replied 4 years ago.
DOES NOT SEEM TO BE BUT IT WAS THAT WAY BEFORE I USED THE EMERGENCY BRAKE. WHEN I DROVE IT WOULD NOT MAKE THE NOISE SOMETIMES BUT USUALLY IT WOULD. I WILL GO FOR ANOTHER DRIVE IF YOU CAN GIVE ME 5 MINUTES. PLEASE ASK FOR MORE INFO SO I CAN UPDATE YOU OF MY DRIVE.
Expert:  1969LSCamaro replied 4 years ago.
Drive Update
Customer: replied 4 years ago.

NO NOISE WHILE DRIVING. NO NOISE WHEN BRAKING. EMERGENCY BRAKE SLOWS CAR WITH CONSTANT ROUGH SOUND.THEY NEED TO BE ADJUSTED NOW. (MINOR)

 

WHAT DO YOU THINK

Expert:  1969LSCamaro replied 4 years ago.
It sounded like the lever self-adjuster was loose and creating the tick - I would have a reputable repair shop take a visual of the rear brake springs to make sure they are all OK and not damaged - the growl may be from a self-adjuster spring hanging or a vibration through the cable. If all is OK, have them do an adjustment. Thanks, Dave.
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