Showing articles & questions for topic

Related articles

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...

Related questions

Check Engine Light stays on.
Hi there You should have the computer Check Engine Light scanned by a mechanic. Once the codes are received and the pinpoint test is completed, you should have a diagnosis of the failed component. A lot of times a code...
The car keeps displaying a power steering light on the dashboard followed by hardened steering
Toyota Corollas from 2009 and newer have electronic power steering and no power steering pump. The problem lies within the steering column and the electric power steering electronic control unit (ECU). The ECU has failed and is no longer giving...
Does the dipstick tube just pull out of the block or are there retaining clips?
To answer your first question: yes, it does have a bracket on the oil dipstick tube but, if you remove the bracket, it will pull out. Your dipstick is going to have some curves in it; this is normal for...
dealer tells me that the ECM damaged the throttle body. For $1,100 they are replacing both. Does that make sense?
Hi there. From the description you have provided, the ECM (electronic control module) may have been the problem from the start. When the TPS (throttle position sensor) codes were stored in the computer. This would of been the time to...
Does 2009 rondo ex v6 have a fuel filter that needs replacing?
It appears that your vehicle only has a fuel filter that is mounted inside the fuel tank, with the fuel pump. This type is typically not serviceable.
My car won't rev pass 3k RPMs except when it is in 5th gear.
Hi. This sounds like the clutch for the transmission is slipping, causing the shifting condition you have. The clutch is what allows you to shift from gear to gear. When this part fails the car may not move, be sluggish...
What type of gas should I use for my 2009 Pontiac Vibe?
After doing my research on your vehicle, I see that most people use regular gas(87) in their Pontiac Vibes. You should be getting around 22-27mpg. The better the gas you use the cleaner the gas will burn. I did read...
Car idles and multiple trouble codes are triggered
Hi there. If this vehicle is having an idle concern, I have to ask if you may be having a stumble or stall issue when coming to a stop. If so, your vehicle may be covered under a special...
Is there a way to check my computer to see if it's faulty or not?
Your computer is located inside the car and would need to be tested by scanning the computer to see if it is storing fault codes for an internal problem or an indication to some engine sensors that may have been...
What causes a jerk when accelerating forward?
There are a few things that may cause this situation. A broken engine mount may cause a jerk or clunk noise when the throttle is applied and sometimes you will feel a second clunk when the throttle is released. The...
My car stalled, I checked the oil and it was low. I added 2 quarts and barely made it 4 blocks. There is no pressure when pressing the gas.
This may or may not be related to the low oil level. If the car was overheated and potentially has developed a blown head gasket, this may be possibly what have caused the stall. When this happens, the cylinder head...
I installed a new crankshaft positioning sensor, now I'm getting misfires and code P0300. Is this supposed to happen?
Assuming you replaced your vehicle's crankshaft position sensor for a P0335 trouble code and that code has not returned, this leads me to believe that the new sensor is either faulty or misadjusted. The sensor replacement should not have caused...
How to fix an oil leak?
The proper way to repair an oil leak would depend on where the engine is leaking from. Common leak sources include the valve cover gaskets, oil pan gasket, rear main seal, intake manifold gasket, oil filter, and drain plug. The...
Gear takes a while to change from reverse to drive
Hello. You don't specify the mileage on your Focus, but the symptoms suggest low internal hydraulic pressure in the transmission (despite the recent fluid and filter change), or a weak forward clutch pack. If you would like to have this...
My ABS light and occasionally my emergency brake light is coming on and my brakes occasionally make a grinding noise when coming to a stop.
Hello there, many faults will cause your ABS light and emergency brake light to be seen on your 2009 Chevy Aveo5. When the ABS light is on it indicates there is a fault in the ABS system. This fault will...
I hit an animal recently, it cracked my bumper. Is it any way related to suspension damage?
An impact from hitting the animal can do damage that's not obvious at first. Damage can occur to the frame, mess up your alignment, and a variety of other issues. You will want to examine the area that was hit....
My car will not turn over and the car is stuck. The lights and stuff will still come on. It's not the battery.
Hi there. From the description you have given, it's hard to determine whether it is the engine that won't turn or the key won't turn. If it is the engine not turning over. It could be the starter. The part...
EVAP Vent valve solenoid code p0449
This suggests you may have a bad EVAP control module. A battery voltage is supplied to the evaporative emission (EVAP) canister vent solenoid valve. The control module grounds the EVAP canister vent solenoid valve control circuit to close the valve...
Bad sludge build up in engine, scheduled for oil change on 10/28.
Hello there, the oil light can come on with your 2009 Hyundai Sante Fe for many different reasons. When an oil light is seen, the vehicle should be inspected immediately as running the engine low on oil can cause lasting...
When does cam belt need changing? It's a V6 2.8L Quattro though
Hi. Your car is running a timing chain and the timing chain is not a part that has to be replaced according to Audi. This is a good thing because most of the time the timing chain last for the...

Need a mechanic?

Our certified mobile mechanics make house calls in over 700 U.S. cities. Fast, free online quotes for your car repair.

Get a quote

Post a question and get free advice from our certified mechanics.

Ask a question