Mazda Repair Questions? Ask Mechanics for Answers ASAP
I have had technicians leave the upper strut mount bolts loose enough to make a pop when slowing down. What style of struts did you put in: complete loaded struts, or just the strut cartridge?
Can you give me an idea of what procedure you performed to get an idea of where it might have gone awry?
That sounds right.
That's good that you got the loaded strut: it eliminates the possibility of a bad mount or mount bearing.
Are you getting any noise if you turn the wheel side to side?
I would check everything for tightness, especially those upper bolts. Be careful though, I have snapped them off before.
It should be about 100lb ft. The repair diagram shows 95-110. See if you can get someone to turn the wheel while you watch the top of the strut for movement.
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