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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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Hi Khoa.
There are innumerable things that can go wrong with the A/C system and so the best thing to do is request an air conditioning system inspection and the responding certified mechanic will get this repaired for you. The possibilities that...
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My 2009 Hyundai elantra horn keeps randomly honking. How do I disable it!!??
Hi there. The horn is a safety device and as such, should not be disabled. If a problem exists, it's best to resolve the problem first by having a professional mechanic diagnose and repair the electrical problem causing this issue....
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My serpentine belt on my Volkswagen Passat cc 2009 snap. The ac stoped working. On a closer look it looks like the crank shaft pul
Hi...if all pulleys move freely and noiselessly, and all are in the same plane, and the tensioner is working correctly, the belt snapped either due to age (most likely) or a manufacturing defect. Assuming that no pulley bearings need replacement,...
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I have a 2009 Audi Q9 and everytime I drive it it has a strong gas smell. The car does not hesitate to start and no check engine l
Hi there. On modern automobiles, fuel odors should not be detectable at anytime beyond refueling. A strong smell of gasoline can indicate a leaking fuel supply component (fuel filler hose, filter, or lines) or an evaporative emissions component (purge valve,...
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Cam shaft sensor cost 2009 g37 infinity sedan
Hi...I will help you with this. Your vehicle has two separate camshaft position sensors. Each sensor would have to be directly tested using an automotive scope (like an oscilloscope), or a manufacturer specific code scanner (attached to the OBD-II port...
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Price evalutation
Hi There, I would suggest checking Kelly Blue Book for values on this car relative to your local area. It sounds like the price you are looking at is relatively cheap for a vehicle with only 100k miles on it....
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Check engine light
Hi There, 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...
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No power, used a working battery car won't start
Check for a failed or inadequate battery ground at the body. If the battery is used, to determine the battery's condition it must be load tested. If the battery passes a load test, confirm that the engine immobilizer system (security...
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Hey. My throttle body went out on my 2009 dodge caliber. I had a friend replace it. The car is still driving like it wants to shut
Hello, thank you for writing in. Considering the work already completed, we can assume for the moment that the throttle and pedal's sensor are both working. If you have not already re-scanned the vehicle for codes, do so first. You...
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ESP light stays on dash
Hi There, This is something that usually requires the steering angle sensor to be re-calibrated or replaced. I would suggest having a professional from YourMechanic come to your location to have this done. As you may know, the steering angle...
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Good morning Joseph. I have a 2009 Murano that needs a radiator replaced. The dealer wants to charge me $980. Are you available?
Yes, available. To request service and obtain the exact cost, please use YourMechanic's radiator replacement service page. Code P1217 can set due to other cooling system faults so I hope ALL other potential causes have been ruled out so that...
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Wondering if a person can replace a radiator hose themselves to save money or is that something that has to be replaced by shop
Hi there. Actually, it's best to have a professional mobile mechanic come to your location to replace the radiator hose. Most modern cars, trucks and SUV's have a cooling system that needs to be correctly primed anytime coolant is removed,...
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I have a factory Bose radio in my 2009 Mazda RX-8. The radio works but I cannot heary any sound. What could be the issue?
Hi There, It sounds like you may have some faulty wiring running from the stereo to the speakers. This is somewhat common and can happen for many different reasons. Often times, when the wiring is faulty producing a bad connection,...
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My clutch goes all the way to the floor what needs to be repaired
Hi there. When the clutch pedal goes all the way to the floor without any pressure or inability to return to the top automatically, it's usually an indication of a broken sprag (return clutch pedal spring), clutch master cylinder failure...
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There is a rattle coming from my front driver side Tire area every time I turn in my 09 Ford excape what can it be
The rattle could be due to a loose or worn sway bar, strut, other suspension component, body panel, brake part including dust shield or other as yet unidentified part. As you are describing it, the noise sounds fairly obvious so...
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2009 nissan altima hybrid has p0300 with a drastic loss of fuel mileage
There are a number of things that can cause poor fuel mileage. A faulty camshaft position sensor is one of them. The camshaft position sensor is a magnetic sensor that monitors camshaft speed to regulate ignition timing and fuel injection...
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Shaking
Hi There, Depending on what speed the shaking happens and whether or not it happens when pressing the brake pedal, this may be a result of suspension components failing or possibly brakes that need to be replaced. If the shaking...
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How many hours total can I expect for H3 5.3v8 radiator replacement?
Hi there. It really depends on where the job is being completed and the mechanics experience, availability to parts and quality tools to complete this task. Typically a radiator replacement includes replacing the radiator, all sensors, cooling hoses and in...
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2009 chrysler 300c timing chain recall, does this reset the computer? (I need smog test soon after)
Yes this would reset the computer monitors for your smog test to pass. You should drive the vehicle for at least a week or more driving in all types of situations. Have a mechanic scan the computer to see if...
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Large A/C Leak
Hi there. There could be several problems causing this refrigerant leak ranging from a broken low or high pressure hose, fitting, compressor or other AC component. Providing an estimate would be impossible without knowing the exact source of the leak....

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