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No the banging is continual on all road surfaces and at all speeds. But is not at a consistent speed, configuration/weight or attitude/cornering/straight line. The mechanics who have worked on the vehicle all acknowledge that the noise is there during subsequent road tests.
I repeat all road surfaces, all vehicle speeds.
Responses in numerical order are: (1) Mazda, KMart, Repco (Royal Automobile Club Queensland) authorised repairer. (2) Front most predominately the left hand passenger side (3) Never tried it (4) Yes. Noise disappears when sway bar is disconnected. (5) Yes, on numerous occassions (6) Yes, also checked on numerous occassions.
I probably seem to sound a bit cynical but I have answered these questions with many "reputable" mechanics.
Do you have anymore ideas?