Creaking Noise from Front of Vehicle Over Bumps – 2013-2016 Mazda

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2013-2016 CX-5

2014-2016 Mazda6


Creaking noise from under the front of the vehicle when driving over bumps.

The noise occurs at approx. 12 – 25 mph (20 – 40 Km/h) when the road surface is wet or after a car wash.

The noise becomes more noticeable when driving over higher bumps.


The creaking noise is caused when the front lower control arm bushing(s) (A) become wet.

front lower control arm bushing



  1. Replace front lower control arm bushing with new service part according to Steps 2 – 7.
  2. Remove the front lower control arm according to the on-line instructions on MS3 or the Workshop Manual.
  3. Remove the front lower arm bushing using SSTs 49 G030 797 and 49 B025 004 or Hydraulic Press and appropriate bushing adapters.
  4. Place the SSTs on the front lower control arm as shown below, then press out the bushing.

49 G030 797 and 49 B025 004

  1. Install the modified bushing using the same SSTs.


  • Before installing the new bushing, wipe the inside of the outer tube and make sure it is clean.
  • Apply soap suds to the bushing to ease the installation.
  • Always wipe off soap suds from the front lower control arm and bushing with a cloth.
  • Install the bushing so the projection (A) is pointing toward the front of the vehicle.

projection (A)


CAUTION: Make sure the bushing has been properly inserted by verifying that the bushing tab IS FULLY EXPANDED, as shown in the illustration to the left (A). The illustration to the right (B) shows an example of a bushing tab that IS NOT FULLY EXPANDED.


  1. After installing the bushing, verify the distance between the front lower control arm (A) and front lower control arm bushing inner pipe (B) equals 5.8 +/- 0.8mm as shown below.

verify the distance

  1. Reinstall the front lower control arm according to the on-line instructions on MS3 or the Workshop Manual.

NOTE: For the joint sections with rubber bushings, raise the vehicle using a lift, then temporarily tighten the installation bolts and nuts. Lower the vehicle to the ground and tighten them to the specified tightening torque.

  1. Perform Steps 2 – 7 on opposite side of vehicle.
  2. Perform wheel alignment inspection and adjust if necessary.



Part Number Description Qty. Notes


Front Rubber Bushing 2 Repair both sides of vehicle




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