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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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Twin Turbo Installation and Advice.
For this modification I would strongly recommend checking out some videos and forums online from others who have done the same installation on the same vehicle. It is always good to learn from those who have actually done the job...
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Does the alternator and starter work together
No, they do not work together. The starter motor relies solely on stored energy in the battery to function. It is only after the engine actually starts and runs that the alternator can provide power to vehicle systems as well...
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USB connection problem for Acura TL 2009
Hello, thank you for writing in. First, make sure the USB cord you are using is in good condition. Even if it is not psychically damaged on the outside, the connection inside the conduit could be disconnected or damaged. The...
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My s550 4matic due service shortly what kind a cost should i brace for
Hi Everton. Thanks for contacting us tonight. One of the best tools we have on our website is the free scheduled maintenance tool, which will list the recommended maintenance based on the mileage of your vehicle. Since we don't know...
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Truck was made in Canada and Bluetooth is in French wanting to change to English
I would recommend looking in your owner's manual for language selection settings. If you cannot find this information there I would recommend calling your local Chevrolet dealer and speaking with them about this issue.
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My car is breaking down.
Generally, the 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 bad catalytic converter,...
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2009 Ford Expedition air conditioner will not shut off and dash buttons not functional
Hi Matt, It sounds like you may have a bad blower motor resistor. If the air only blows when the setting is on high, this may suggest that you have a faulty blower motor resistor. The highest speed setting...
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Cylinder 3 misfiring during rain intermittently. Got worse, now CEL is flashing. Changed plugs, #3 had carbon fouling. Next steps?
If you drive the car while the engine is actively misfiring, that can damage the catalytic converter. The problem you are writing in about is likely readily repairable and thus I suggest you request a misfiring diagnostic and the responding...
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Check engine light flashed 10 times then went off when car was started
Generally, the 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 bad catalytic converter,...
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Will 13 escalade brake calipers and rotors fit my 09 Silverado?
Hi Brandyn. Thanks for contacting us today. The compatibility of these two years brake calipers is not going to work. They have different off-set sizes and sensor configurations. If you have a 2009 Chevrolet 1500, you should only use the...
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Steering wheel locked and key won't turn
Hi Patrice. Thanks to contacting us today. One thing that might be causing this issue - that was not mentioned is the brake switch. This component is a safety system that will lock the key in the ignition and the...
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No gear indication on dash
Hi Dayv. Thanks for contacting us tonight. Typically when the gear shift indicator lights on the dash are not working, its due to a blown fuse. You can look in your owner manual to review which fuses power the dashboard...
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Including parts and labor, what is the cost of replacing the serpentine drive belt on a 2009 Subaru forester with 83,000 miles.
The service life for a modern serpentine belt is typically around 100,000 miles so long as the belt has been properly tensioned and has not been exposed to contaminants such as oil, grease and anti-freeze. Belt life also depends on...
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Toyota dealer says I need a new wheel hub & bearing assembly & wants to charge over $500.00! I won't use them but how serious?
Hi Kelly. Thanks for contacting us today. A damaged wheel bearing is a rather serious safety concern. As the bearing loses lubricity, excessive heat is built up, which causes the squealing noise, but also can cause it to snap off...
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A/c
Hi Justin. Thanks for contacting us today. To be honest, this is a bit confusing to us as well. Usually with AC systems, the issue is rather easy to trace - especially if it's mechanical in nature. However, if you've...
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Need a catalytic convertor for 09 Nissan sentra, estimate, can I drive it?
Hi Pat. Thanks for contacting us today. Typically the catalytic converter is not covered under warranty. When it is clogged, it will continue to cause poor engine performance and should not be driven until it's replaced. If you'd like to...
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2009 ford expedition windhield washer not working front or back. whats wrong ?
Hi Charles. Thanks for contacting us tonight. Usually when the front and back washer fluid is not flowing, it's due to a damaged windshield washer fluid pump / motor. This can be the motor itself or the fuse / electrical...
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Where do i gain access to fuel pump on dodge journey 2009
Hi Dan. Fuel pumps for late model Dodge Journey's and mini-vans are located in the fuel cell. If you're going to attempt replacement of the fuel pump, I would strongly recommend purchasing a service and repair manual - as the...
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labor cost to replace rear bushings on 2009 srx
Hi Howard. Thanks for contacting us tonight. If you could clarify the diagnosis of what is damaged for us in regards to which bearings need to be replaced that would be very helpful for us to provide you an accurate...
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Cam shaft retard error?
There are some published BMW Technical Service Bulletins that do implicate variable valve timing system malfunctions in your model year. Although VANOS failures can be accompanied by noise, squealing is not the most oft reported noise. A "marbles in tin...

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