2009 Mazda Mazda6 Q&A
2009 Mazda Mazda6 Question: rattling noise in engine
I have a new 2009 mazda 6 S grand touring after about 2 months I started to hear a rattling noise coming from the front end ,not sure if it's coming from the engine on light acceleration. I took it to two different shop's and both are saying it sounds like bad gas, so I changed gas stations and still getting rattling noise.The checked the heat shield and did a diagnostic test everything is fine they said. I don't know what else to do.Has anyone had a similiar problem and found a solution. Please help. - Visitor
I have the identical problem. It was barely perceptible at first. As months have gone by its gotten worse. It seems to be a common problem with Mazda models. I have spent hours scouring he internet. The consensus is the problem is either a bad tie rod on the front, or an axle issue, or a problem with the bearing where it grips the axle. One owner spent 600 replacing the axle and he problem was still there. The only person who claimed a successful repair was a guy who replace a tie rod. He said it immediately went away. A tie rod is a minor repair. I hope that is the case. I am taking my car to a mechanic tomorrow. My car initially was just a light rattling like it was slightly out of tune. It escalated to very noticeable shaking and rattling when accelerating at lower speeds. Its worse if accelerating at turns. At highway speeds, the car runs fine. Currently, It definitely seems related to the front wheels as the car is shaking and not as gas or engine issue. But initially, the problem originated as just a slight vibration at very low speeds like you would expect when its out of tune. - Visitor
I have notice for sometime now that a rattle type noise is coming from the engine area. it seems to be more persistant when the a/c is on too. Also a check engine light came on and a code of P012...
When I start the engine it rattles loudly but goes away when I am up to speed. When I start the engine it makes the tapping/knocking sound, and gets louder when I accelerate. Once the car warms up...