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A Buyer's Guide to the 2012 Mazda CX-7
If you want an SUV, but don’t care as much about the “utility” part as you do the “sport” features, you should take a look at what the 2012 Mazda CX-7 has to...

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Check Engine Light on - 2007 Mazda CX-7
Hi there. When the Check Engine Light comes on, it will store a trouble/fault code in the engine control unit. It will remain on as long as the ECU continues to see the fault that turns it on. If it...
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intake control solenoid voltage
If the issue persists then it may be possible that the issue is with wiring or computer. Damaged wiring or a faulty computer may compromise power to the solenoid and affect its performance. Many automotive electronic circuits use 12 volts...
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Possible EVAP leak?
Hello! Typically an EVAP leak will not cause the engine to run the way you described or cause smoke to come from the tailpipe. However, an EVAP leak can cause the check engine light to come on and set a...
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Intake Camshaft Position Timing
Hello. This is one of the most important aspects of your engine. If the cam timing is off enough it can keep the engine from running and even cause catastrophic engine damage. If the timing is just slightly off, then...
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Do I need to replace the turbo?
Hello. There are several reasons why your car might be low on power. Some of these are related to the turbocharging system: lose high pressure hoses, blow-off valve control hoses, and circuitry (regulates the amount of boost to the engine...
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Gas
Hello, thank you for writing in. You would be surprised how often putting the wrong fluids in a vehicle happens, and how much damage it can do to the engine. Fortunately you are in a situation where it does not...
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I have a coolant leak in the hose just under the manifold on my 2007 Mazda CX7
If you can see the coolant line that is damaged, and can reach both ends of the hose, you should be able to replace the coolant line rather easily after removing the engine cover and air cleaner. However, on your...
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What exactly does the code P3fff mean?
Hi there. The code P3fff means that there is an issue with the PCM (the computer to the vehicle). The codes regarding gas recirculation flow and mass air flow are coming on either due to the PCM failure or due...
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My car sounds really loud when I crank it every morning
Hi there. Not sure what you mean by "extremely loud"; whether you have an exhaust leak (sounds like there is hole in the muffler), mechanical noises (cam actuators have leaked down, and are noisy until oil pressure comes up), worn...
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I want to purchase a used car - which option is better?
Hi there. That's a good question you've presented. However, there is no way for us to see the vehicle from the "Ask a Mechanic" forum. You have two options, both of which could be very reliable vehicles. The unknowns are...
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Trouble starting car after refueling.
Your car has a small purge valve that controls the venting of fumes from the fuel tank as these fumes build up inside, particularly when you are refueling the car with gas. The EVAP system prevents fuel vapors from the...
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Why is my car making a howling noise and blowing smoke when I accelerate? 2009 Mazda CX-7
Hello - there may be multiple problems contributing to the smoke and noise symptoms you are experiencing. The exhaust smoke you notice could be worn or damaged turbocharger seals, or worn piston rings, allowing oil to reach the hot exhaust....
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I'm experiencing a steady drain of coolant. I'm not noticing any overheating, and keep topping up the level
Is there a large wet spot under the vehicle after it has been used? A puddle under certain areas of the vehicle may shed a little light on where to look for the leak. A technician can top off the...
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Intermittent miscommunication between acc. pedal and throttle body 2007 Mazda CX-7
Hi there, from your symptom description, it sounds like your throttle position sensor is failing. Check for problem codes, whether the Check Engine or electronic throttle warning lights are on. I would recommend an engine inspection by a mobile, professional...
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2007 Mazda CX-7 car turns off when shift to reverse or drive
Hi There, This may be a sign of a faulty MAP sensor as the vehicle responds adversely to a load put on the motor (i.e. putting it in gear, turning on AC or engaging the brakes). The Manifold Absolute Pressure...
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Car problem
Hi There, This may be related to many different possibilities, some of which may be related to a lack of spark or possibly timing issues and some of which may be related to a fuel delivery problem or a combination...
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grinding noise under your right foot, because of wheel bearing bub?
Hi there. Usually this type of grinding noise as you've described is due to a wheel bearing that is failing. However, it can also be a warped rotor, damaged brake pads or a CV joint issue. It's probably best to...
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Changed battery car won't start
See if any diagnostic trouble codes were set via the OBD-II on board diagnostics. Prior to performing diagnostics be sure you have a fully, 100% charged battery. Confirm that the engine immobilizer system (security system) is not activated thus preventing...
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Popping noise from Engine when accelerating from 2000-3000rpm
Hi there. A popping sound like this is typically caused by an engine misfiring problem. It can be caused by ignition system problems, or fuel system issues. However, there are multiple components that could be causing this issue, so it's...
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Starting issues
Hi There, Depending on the symptoms of the hard starting, this may mean different things. If the hard starting is related to a slow crank, this may be related to a bad battery connection or the charging system. If the...

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