Hello!. I’ve got an issue with my 2008 (gen1) Mazda 6 (6 cylinder). The car makes a high pitched (as opposed to a low pitched rumble) “airy/raspy” squeaking noise while moving. It doesn’t make any odd noises in park. It sounds like it’s coming from the front of the vehicle and maybe louder from the front passenger side. When I start the car up in the morning it doesn’t make noise. After about a mile or so it starts. It seems to get more pronounced the more it’s warmed up. The noise doesn’t change pitch although it seems to oscillate a little bit.
I’ve had the brakes checked at the shop and they say it’s not them. I had 'em change out the front pads ( and resurface the rotors ) just in case. I took it back to the shop and they couldn’t locate it.
Do you think it could be belt / pulley related?
** It doesn’t increase/decrease when the A/C is turned on and off so I don’t think it’s the A/C compressor. **