I have 2 questions actually. But I feel there might be connection so I decided to combine this 2 queries.
First: During slow start drive I hear this low screeching sound like something is loose. I'm trying to figure out where it is coming from but it is hard since the sound is produced only while the vehicle is moving. I know I need to check and tighten bolts somewhere but if someone can provide me the major points to check so that I can little by little check which caused the screeching. My car is Mazda 323F 2000 Model AT.
Second: I recently brought this up to a couple of mechanic already. This happens when I slightly press the break pedal during slow drive on traffic moving to a stop (or if the vehicle is slow moving). The break would screech loud. I checked the break pads and it is still thick and I see no damage on the disk and drums as well. The mechanic also said that this is normal for automatic vehicle? I think otherwise. If anyone can give me suggestion on how to avoid this loud screeching sound that would be great. Also is there a possibility that this and my first question is somehow related?
I know this might be too broad but maybe you gurus can help me try something to narrow the possibilities down.