Mazda Protege5 Rattling Noise

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What are common reasons my Mazda Protege5 engine rattles?

While there are a variety of reasons your Mazda Protege5 is rattling, the most common 3 are the ball joints, struts or strut mount, or a problem with the sway bar links.
of the time it's
Ball Joints
of the time it's
Struts Or Strut Mount
of the time it's
Sway Bar Links

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Mazda Protege5 Rattling Noise Repair Symptoms

A "clunk" or "knock" when turning, or when going over bumps, can indicate a problem with a ball joint. The sensation is often felt in the floorboard of a vehicle when driving. A...Read More
Struts and shocks that are broken or failing can cause a number of symptoms, most of which will make for a less comfortable ride. They include the following: A knocking, ratt...Read More