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arkansasdave
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Dec 8, 2012, 10:40 AM

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Hello, everyone I am new to this forum and what helped me find it is my car is acting different. I do my own mechanic work I have been working on cars for about 30 years. This kind of has me unsure I think it may be the tires or the trans mount. It is a 2006 Mazda 3 2.0 automatic with 67,000 miles when it shifts it pulls hard to the right you have to keep a good grip on the wheel it is like torque steer when you hit some nitrous. It didn't do this before. I found it had a bad passenger engine mount and changed it out but that didn't fix it. My tires are wearing on the inside like the caster/camber is off I am going to have that re checked I had a 4 wheel laser alignment done at the dealer last year when I put on new tires. anyway if someone has any ideas I would appreciate it I am just trying to narrow it down it also pops when I hit rough spots which it wasn't doing before that sounds to me like the sway bar by the metallic sound it has I am going to check that today.

thanks,
ADCrazy


Discretesignals
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Dec 8, 2012, 10:56 AM

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Re: sideshift Sign In

Does it only pull on acceleration? Does it pull on braking? Inspect the lower control arm bushings.





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arkansasdave
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Dec 8, 2012, 12:14 PM

Post #3 of 8 (1066 views)
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It doesn't pull as bad on acceleration and not at all on braking that I have noticed. But I did see a small string of rubber hanging from the control arm bushing and I looked at it close but didn't see anything else wrong, it had the whole control arm replaced last fall with a new strut right before I bought it due to a tow truck driver putting his tie down on the control arm and tightening it too much. That bushing might be bad though. I did spray some silicone on it the other day when I noticed the piece of shaved rubber sticking out.

thanks,
AD


Discretesignals
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Dec 8, 2012, 12:16 PM

Post #4 of 8 (1062 views)
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Get a pry bar and pry on the control arm to see if the bushings are loose.





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(This post was edited by Discretesignals on Dec 8, 2012, 12:17 PM)


arkansasdave
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Dec 8, 2012, 12:21 PM

Post #5 of 8 (1055 views)
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Ok, I'll check it out and let you know what I find.


thanks,
AD


arkansasdave
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Dec 8, 2012, 1:23 PM

Post #6 of 8 (1044 views)
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That was it! I sure appreciate the advice I hadn't thought about the bushing because it looked like it was brand new last fall. That thing move the tire and control arm about 1/4 to a 1/2 inch. The other side didn't move at all. Thanks again Oh and that is the sound it was making because I remember where I heard that noise before on cars I had with worn out control arm bushings.

AD


Tom Greenleaf
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Dec 9, 2012, 6:32 AM

Post #7 of 8 (1013 views)
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Quote">>That thing move the tire and control arm about 1/4 to a 1/2 inch<<" Yikes! Back to get an alignment too and seriously check out all steering and suspension items. That tow must have be a real dousy!

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arkansasdave
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Dec 9, 2012, 10:54 AM

Post #8 of 8 (1000 views)
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Ordered me a RayB proffesional series complete control arm with bushings and ball joint. I figured that way everything would be new and hopefully make it align real good before I put on the new tires. Thanks for all the info.

AD






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