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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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clicking noise in steering
Hello, and thank you for writing in. The first components to consider when you experience these symptoms are the tires. They will create noise and vibration when they are inflated improperly, out of round, or out of balance. If the...
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How much to repair a u-joint on 2009 bmw 328i all wheel drive x drive? 2009 BMW 328xi
Hello - I believe, from your symptoms, that you have either a bad flex disk, or a bad transmission mount. The flex disk connects the transmission to the front of the (rearward-facing) driveshaft. It is a giant rubber/fiber doughnut, and...
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Car sputtering while idle.
Hello there. Typically a sputtering engine is an indication of a misfiring cylinder. There are many component failures that can cause this issue, ranging from a damaged or worn out spark plug, spark plug wire, coil, distributor, rotor or other...
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Choose rotor for bigger wheel
When you install wheels that are larger than factory, there should be no need to change the brake rotor size. As long as the wheels you are putting on are designed to fit your vehicle, the rotors should work just...
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How can you tell if you need a canister replacement or a whole new emissions control system?
The emission control system faults can produce many different codes and the code is used to do different pinpoint tests on the system to find the cause for the code and check engine light coming on. There may be a...
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It overheated once and the heater started blowing cold air
Hi There, What you are describing sounds like a clogged heater core which may also be connected to your car overheating as well. As you may know, the heater core is a small radiator like unit that circulates the hot...
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My truck tries to start with the key in the off position. Changed out the starter but is still doing it.
There may be a short in the starter / ignition system. If the starter solenoid was not replaced, that can be a culprit. It may or may not be the cause. I had one of my own vehicles engage the...
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MASTER RELAY switch
Hello. There is a large (by comparison to other vehicle relays) relay under the dashboard next to where the dash curves under and meets where you pedals tie in. You will have to remove its mounting screws and unplug the...
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How do I know which blend door actuator is affected?
Hi there. This video is actually pretty good showing how to replace a blend door actuator on a 2006 through 2013 Chevrolet Impala. You might want to watch the video to see where and how to replace this component. ...
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Car hopping at stops and stalling
Hi there. When you feel the brake pedal pulsate and create a 'jumping' type of feel, it's typically caused by an ABS system sensor failure (if this is noticed in the brake pedal itself). However, if the engine or entire...
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Need spark plugs changed
Hi there. In order to provide you with an accurate estimate, please request a quote for a spark plug replacement by clicking this link, then press the blue "get a quote" button. Once we receive your data, we'll be able...
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code p0793 and p0504
Hi there. Based on the code's you supplied and the symptoms listed, I would first inspect the intermediate shaft speed sensor as the culprit of your transmission issue. An incorrect signal to the Powertrain Control Module (PCM) from the transmission...
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Hi, i have a 09 VW GTI, 4 WD and engine 2.0L. VW dealer inspected the car and advised to replace the upper and lower timing cover,
Hello. A timing belt cover replacement on your particular vehicle is a moderately intrusive job, but it can be done at your home or a place of your choice. Replacing the cover takes about 3 hours because the crankshaft must...
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Honda Civic with odd vibrations and noises
You might have one or more motor mounts giving up. The motor mounts are brackets that support the engine and transmission in the car. They incorporate rubber elements and sometimes liquid capsules to isolate the vibration of the engine from...
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Car Revving in Idle. Performance not affected.
If I understand you correctly, Your car is working properly now, but you wonder if you really needed to have the throttle body replaced. The short answer is, it's impossible for me to say. But here is what I think...
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How to differentiate between actuators in my HVAC system in my 2009 Chevrolet Impala
Hello. You will have actuators that control several functions under the dash. The blend door actuators control the air temperature and the mode door actuators control where the air flows from. There will be several of them depending on the...
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Car Temperature Rising
You should first confirm that the temperature controlled radiator cooling fans are functioning. If they are not working, or not working well, that would cause overheating at idle. The only way to condemn a radiator, other than if it is...
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If a car is not starting up, the lights come and prior to that the warning for antifreeze was on. What could it be? Bmw 328xi
Hi There, Depending on whether or not the vehicle will turn over will determine what the next step should be. If the engine does not turn over, I would recommend checking all connections related to the battery and check to...
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Is it a blown head gasket?
Hello. If it leak shows up after 20 minutes of the vehicle running even after you put the k seal in you will still have to replace the radiator because the k seal isn't properly doing its job in fixing...
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Rattle from the front end (left side) when going over potholes
What you are describing sounds like a failing CV joint. A CV (Constant Velocity) joint is a shaft that connects the transmission to the wheels, essentially transferring the power from the drive train directly to the wheels. The CV joint...

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