Mazda MPV This minivan was among the class leaders with its roomy interior and efficient powertrain.

Squeaking ride and rattling air vents!

  #1  
Old 10-16-2013, 03:31 PM
Junior Member
Thread Starter
Join Date: Oct 2013
Posts: 3
Question Squeaking ride and rattling air vents!

Hi, everyone...newbie here. I have a 2004 MPV that has got 2 issues I can't figure out. The first is that it recently started squeaking pretty regularly when I drive (regular road conditions, not overly bumpy). It sounds like it's coming from somewhere in/around/under the front passenger seat. I took it to the dealer to have them check the suspension and they said it all looked fine. Any ideas? It's driving me crazy! Also, my front center air vents have started making a weird rattling sound. This was intermittent and I could fix it by changing the air flow to a higher setting, but now it does it on any setting, heat or A/C. Again, any ideas? Thanks so much if you can help!
 
  #2  
Old 10-17-2013, 08:40 AM
tanprotege's Avatar
Senior Member
Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: Midwest
Posts: 2,390
Default

The squeaking could come from the rubber bushings at the sway bar. Stand next to the vehicle and open the door. Using the door for leverage rock the vehicle and listen for the squeak. If you don't get a squeak it may be the seat itself. If you do get the squeak you know it's from the suspension.
Take the rubber bushings out and lubricate them with silicone grease (Sil-Glyde), reinstall.

Clean the duct work. Maybe something got trapped in there. Check the fan and the fan blades. I once had a thud-thud sound from the fan. ...........I found a dead mouse!
 
  #3  
Old 10-17-2013, 08:48 AM
Banned
Join Date: Dec 2011
Location: Canada
Posts: 2,636
Default

Originally Posted by tanprotege View Post
I once had a thud-thud sound from the fan. ...........I found a dead mouse!
Gross!

Is there also a cabin air filter that is clogged full?
 
  #4  
Old 10-17-2013, 05:01 PM
tanprotege's Avatar
Senior Member
Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: Midwest
Posts: 2,390
Default

Originally Posted by UseYourNoggin View Post
Gross!

Is there also a cabin air filter that is clogged full?
I found it early enough, no odor yet!
 
  #5  
Old 10-18-2013, 07:00 AM
Junior Member
Thread Starter
Join Date: Oct 2013
Posts: 3
Default

Thanks so much for your replies...will check out bushings and cabin air filter this weekend!
 
  #6  
Old 10-20-2013, 05:22 PM
Junior Member
Thread Starter
Join Date: Oct 2013
Posts: 3
Default Update!

It was indeed the cabin air filter and we have ordered a replacement. My husband tightened the bushings thing and that has eliminated the squeaks; so much appreciation for your help and saving us from yet another trip to the dealer!
 
  #7  
Old 10-21-2013, 08:42 AM
tanprotege's Avatar
Senior Member
Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: Midwest
Posts: 2,390
Default

You are welcome, and thanks for the update!
 
Related Topics
Thread
Thread Starter
Forum
Replies
Last Post
Chris Hanes
Mazda RX-7
2
07-13-2015 05:45 AM
mvestr1
Mazda 323,Mazda 626 & Mazda 929
0
05-04-2010 10:45 AM
megapenfreak
Mazda Tribute
0
01-23-2010 04:39 AM
ksc
Mazda6
6
09-08-2009 10:05 AM
lucian688
Mazda6
1
08-17-2005 01:35 PM


Thread Tools
Search this Thread
Quick Reply: Squeaking ride and rattling air vents!


Contact Us - Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Terms of Service

© 2019 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands

We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites.