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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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Ran out gas and put gas back in but car still won't start
Hello. When the vehicle is completely drained of gas, the pump and related fuel system components can be stressed to the point of failure. This will cause the vehicle to not start Start by checking the easy components like the...
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Engine light came on suddenly
Hello. Typically when the reduced engine power light becomes a factor, the engine itself runs much slower and will lack power on acceleration. The vehicle needs to be scanned for diagnostic codes. From there the codes we already know are...
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Stalls and stutters only in the morning when I start it
As a general rule, car engines do not like cold weather and do not do operate as well in cold weather. When you start your car in the morning and turn the key to on, the coolant temperature sensor immediately...
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Put E85 gas in vehicle when it is not supposed to use it.
Your vehicles fuel system is designed to not have over 20% alcohol in the fuel and may be damaged over time if excessive alcohol is in the fuel. The check engine light came on from the computer not programmed to...
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My car isn't accelerating when I put in in drive and press the gas pedal.
Hi there. Check the brakes on your vehicle to see if they may be locked. Check the parking brake and make sure that its released. Visually look at around the brakes for anything out of the ordinary. If the brakes...
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Some one stole my spare key out of my truck
You cannot reprogram the lock cylinders to not fit the stolen key and still work for your key. You will need to replace all the lock cylinders and get new keys. You will have to program the new keys and...
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I have 137,000 miles just bought truck warning light came on PDF 100 blocked what do I do
The diesel particulate filter (DPF) is used to trap particulate matter and keep it from being released into the atmosphere. Every so often, the DPF must go through a regeneration process in which the particulate matter is burned. Pressure sensors...
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Jerking reaction when accelerating
This may be a couple of different things. When a transmission is low on fluid, this can cause a jerking reaction as you describe. Automatic transmissions use pressurized hydraulic fluid to change gears. Every time a gear change is required,...
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Right front ball joint excessive play and needs to be replaced. 2009 Nissan Versa
Hello - yes, the Recall was for front spring issues. While it is not common for ball joints to fail at your mileage, many factors come into play: potholes and road conditions where you drive, stop and go vs smooth...
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check engine light just came on
Hi there: My personal car is the exact same model, (but 2008) and I recently had the same P0133 OBD-II code which was accompanied by some small acceleration issues. P0133 indicates the ECM senses that the O2 Sensor is not...
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Fuel pump switch
There is no inertia switch in your vehicle. If fuel is not getting to the engine, suspect a faulty fuel pump. There is no externally mounted fuel filter on this vehicle and the fuel pressure regulator is part of the...
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Best performance upgrade
Hi there: That's very hard to answer; as it depends on the manufacturer or type of air intake upgrade or exhaust system upgrade you make. However, the biggest mistake most car owners make when trying these upgrades, is they don't...
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Difficulty changing gear. Has become very stiff, mainly second gear and reverse. Only 30k miles 2009 Toyota Yaris
Hello - most likely one or both of your shifter cables needs to be replaced, because of lack of lubrication inside the cable. The colder weather highlights this problem (probably shifts better after you've driven a bit, right?). I would...
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smoke/steam coming form dipstick 2009 VW GTI Turbo
Hello - it is normal to have a small amount of "fumes" exit the dipstick when it is pulled. The crankcase, is after all, a pretty violent place - oil and extreme temperatures combined with rotating hot metal. If you...
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Car won't start
This may be related to many different possibilities, some of which may be related to a lack of spark and some of which may be related to a fuel delivery problem or a combination of both. For example, if the...
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Car won't start
This may be related to many different possibilities, some of which may be related to a lack of spark and some of which may be related to a fuel delivery problem or a combination of both. For example, if the...
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how can i personally update the mmi software? or update navigation
All that is required to update the navigation system is a new navigation dvd. You can check online on ebay and audi forums to locate them a better prices than purchasing from the dealer. Your navigation drive unit is located...
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Added 2 quarts of oil about two weeks ago, oil is almost gone now.
Broadly, if you are using more than 1 quart during a 1,000 to 2,000 mile interval, then the oil consumption is considered excessive. So, you should be able to go at least 1,000 miles without losing more than 1 quart,...
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I get a misfire on cylinder 4. After the car warms up it runs fine. Could it be plugs?
As a general rule, car engines do not like cold weather and do not do operate as well in cold weather. When you start your car in the morning and turn the key to on, the coolant temperature sensor immediately...
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Screeching when I start the car cold. But the sound goes away.
When you have a squealing noise on start up, that goes away after a few minutes, is normally a belt issue. This is typically a sign that the belt is slipping enough that it makes the noise until everything gets...

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