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A Buyer’s Guide to the 2009 Mazda Tribute Hybrid
2009 marked the end of the very short life of the Mazda Tribute Hybrid. All told, the automaker produced fewer than 700 models, and it was ultimately retired well before the Tribute...

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where is the puge valve located on 2009 jeep grand cherokee
Hi Star. Thanks for contacting us today. I believe the purge valve for the EVAP system on this vehicle is located under the hood, attached to the driver side of the engine compartment, near the center of the engine bay....
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I need to know the orientation of the clutch disc on my 2009 Nissan versa 1.6L, I need to be certain I have inserted the clutch di
The splined hub (raised) portion of the disc should be facing the pressure plate assembly. If you desire, a certified mechanic can be dispatched to check and complete the assembly. The recommended service would be a clutch system inspection/installation. If...
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Alert light on 2009 Nissan altima
Generally, the alert lights or check engine light comes on when something fairly serious is going on with the vehicle. This can happen for many different reasons such as a faulty mass air flow sensor, a faulty O2 sensor, a...
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Does seafoam cause problems to your car such as choking before start and temperature gauge to lower when accelerating
SeaFoam is implicated in anecdotal reports (i.e., unverified, episodic; non-controlled circumstances) of engine/component damage. Like virtually all OEM vehicle manufacturers, Toyota does NOT recommend Sea Foam, or ANY other aftermarket treatments or "additives" like it for use in fuel or...
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What cause a catilac converter in 2009 nessain murnao go bad
There can be a few different reasons for a catalytic converter to fail. Your engine running too rich or lean or coolant in exhaust from a blown head gasket can cause failure. Also a defective converter that breaks apart and...
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Traction control system
It sounds like you may have a problem with the traction control system in the vehicle. The traction control system monitors the steering and stability of the vehicle and engages when loss of traction has been detected. This is done...
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I have a Dodge Journey 2009, my key is stuck on the ignition the shift is on park but on the screen it says that is on reverse my
Hi Jessica. Thanks for contacting us today. It's quite possible that your brake switch is stuck or damaged or a shift sensor is damaged and causing this problem. One thing you can try is to press on the brake pedal...
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intermittent wipers not working and windshield washer not working on 2009 ford expedition
This sort of fault is typically diagnosed using a volt/ohm meter with the factory wiring schematic in hand. The type of circuit interruption involved can vary a lot from something as mundane as a bad ground connection to the more...
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My 2009 accord won't start when I turn the key no lights on the dash it only cranks. Please help?
Confirm that the engine immobilizer system (security system) is not activated thus preventing the car from starting. If the immobilizer system is on, you may see a security warning light. If the warning light is on, to temporarily override the...
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Creaking and twisting of shock when turning steering wheel
It is possible that the quality of the rubber in the bushings for the shocks could not be as good as what the original shocks had. When bushings rub against the both that secures them to the vehicle this can...
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Squeaking coming from rear Drum brakes
The steel backing to which the brake shoe is bonded moves against a steel support plate. That metal to metal contact can cause noise. There are some high temperature, water resistant lubricants that can be applied to mitigate the noise....
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No heat but not over heating. There is a slow antifreeze leak though.
In order to get by for the moment I would just recommend making sure that the coolant level is full at all times. As far as determining where the leak is coming from, I would recommend getting your cooling system...
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2009 Chevy Aveo engine light went on two weeks after the thermostat housing was replaced.
The check engine light can come on for any number of reasons besides the coolant level. It's kind of a Master Warning Light. When it comes on, it means that the computer has detected a fault somewhere and has stored...
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does cold weather affect what type of oil i use?
Hi Thomas. Thanks for contacting us today. Cold weather can impact the smooth flow of oil. However, today's modern synthetic oils are much better equipped to handle freezing and extreme temperatures than in years past. As long as you continue...
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I replaced MINI C engine,. Car started normally before even with a blown head . Now car only cranks I believe it's a bad ECM . I j
Hi Mac. Thanks for contacting us today. When you replace an engine on a modern car, you need to have the ECU reprogrammed to link with the electronic controls that monitor and operate the ignition and fuel system. You should...
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RPM’s fluctuate while idle
Hi Tyler. Thanks for sending in your question tonight. Assuming your AC is turned off, this type of problem can occur due to a few different issues. The most common reason is that the idle control valve is sticking or...
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My car makes a creaking noise when cold but once warm it is completely quiet
Trying to pin down noises in writing can be pretty tricky. what you call a whine I might call a roar, What you call a rattle I may call a knock, you get the idea. The reason I say this...
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I have a 2009 Saturn aura 2.4l 4cyl when I start the car the rpms go to 4,000 without my touching the gas pedal.
Hi Dylan. Thanks for contacting us today. There are two likely reasons for this. Either the idle control valve is damaged or the ECU is sending false data to the throttle body or electronic throttle control. It is probably best...
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while driving, when i let completely off the gas pedal the truck kind of jumps and makes a clunk sound
Hi Zach. Thanks for contacting us today. There are a few things you should look into with these symptoms. First and most common is that the clunk sound you hear is coming from a loose driveshaft. This could be due...
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I have a Chevy Traverse 2009 that is reading All Wheel Drive Off and when I brake you can hear a sound similar to a helicopter. Sh
This type of problem can be diagnosed by a mobile mechanic, right at your location. If there is a tremendous amount of noise on braking, you should have the car inspected as soon as possible. Without an actual physical inspection...

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