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I have had my Mazda for about a month now and it has some annoying issues I want to fix but I don't have the money to take it to the shop right now. I am rather good mechanically so I can fix it if I figure out the problem.

1. I'm guessing alignment. While driving straight the car pulls moderately to the right.
2. When accelerating the car pulls moderately/hard to the right.
3. When going over bumpy roads the front end has a "loose" feeling ( steering wheel feels fine )
4. When driving at speeds over ~40mph I hear a rubbing/grinding sound in the front right. Gets worse with increases in speed. Almost like the tire is rubbing on a mudflap or something, but that's not it. So sort of bearing?

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I have had my Mazda for about a month now and it has some annoying issues I want to fix but I don't have the money to take it to the shop right now. I am rather good mechanically so I can fix it if I figure out the problem.

1. I'm guessing alignment. While driving straight the car pulls moderately to the right.
2. When accelerating the car pulls moderately/hard to the right.
3. When going over bumpy roads the front end has a "loose" feeling ( steering wheel feels fine )
4. When driving at speeds over ~40mph I hear a rubbing/grinding sound in the front right. Gets worse with increases in speed. Almost like the tire is rubbing on a mudflap or something, but that's not it. So sort of bearing?

Thank you
My guess for this is a wheel bearing or suspension bushings.
The 1st generation Mazda 6 (2003-2008 US) in notorious for failing suspension bushings. You usually hear a clunk/click/pop kind of sound when going over bumps. The remedy is to replace all 6 of the control arms on both sides. Due to the frequency with which they fail in the Mazda 6/Ford Fusion (same parts) the whole set can usually be had for less than $200 USD. Make sure they are finally tightened when the vehicle is at normal ride height or the bushing will fail again very quickly

After this I would check the wheel bearings and then the strut tops (seats / hats).
 
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