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2008 Mazda CX-9 twin camshaft sensor with shavings
Hi there. Remove the valve cover to the engine. Get a flashlight and look at where the sensor is located at on the top of the engine. Check to see where the camshaft sensor is located and see if the...
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Why my car may be overheating
Hello - I think your observation is correct, your engine is definitely overheating. The cause could be one of several things - low coolant level, failing thermostat or water pump, clogged radiator, radiator fan not coming on due to a...
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Can failure of a transfer case cause damage to a differential?
Hi there. Based on the mileage of your vehicle, its possible that the seal could have gone out on its own. A dynamic seal (seal on a shaft) will last for up to 80,000 miles on normal conditions, however, this...
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My car was parked for a while, now the gas mileage is worse than before
It is not that you need to take it anywhere to get it programmed. The vehicle will revert back to the factory settings for fuel control. As you drive the vehicle over maybe a couple fuel tanks you should see...
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Steering wheel is hard to turn but turns back straight easily
Hi there: It's possible that you're power steering pump might be faulty or perhaps damage to steering components such as tie rods, or steering column. Due to the fact that there are multiple mechanical components that might be causing the...
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Front end noise
Hello, thank you for writing in. The first thing to do is isolate where and when it happens. If you hear it going over bumps or cracks in the road, you need to look into your suspension. If it only...
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Misfiring Cylinder after replacing the plugs three months ago. Is it a chance that the whole batch of plugs may have been defective?
Hi there. The best thing to do is switch the coil over from cylinder 3 to cylinder 1 and see if the misfire continues with cylinder 3 or if it changes to cylinder 1. If the misfire stays with cylinder...
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Rear axle replacement on a '08 Mazda CX-9?
Hi there. Replacing the rear axle can be a little more daunting than a front axle. The ability to turn the steering knuckle is not present for the rear as this is a fixed steering system that does not turn....
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Rear CV Axle Replacement 2008 Mazda CX-9
Hi there - it's likely the grease on the CV joint boot is grease from inside the boot, and also possible it's from a leaking differential seal. Based on the noise your wife observed, more thank likely, it is the...
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Want to install an engine heater either block or radiator hose. what do you recommend?
Hi there. Either is a viable option. However, the block option generally does not involve opening the cooling system if the cylinder block is designed for the heater. Compare prices of the parts & labor quotes you receive and employ...
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Brake Pulsation
If you are getting a pulsation only at high speed and stopping fast is going to be the brake rotors have a slight warpage or have hot spots on the rotors. You would need to replace the rotors and the...
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Check Engine code p0016
Hi There, As you know, code P0016 relates to the camshaft position sensor. It sounds like the sensor may not have been replaced or is still producing the same problems that one typically will produce when it is not working...
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Hello I just had a tow hitch installed at Mazda dealer for my 2011 CX-9. Now the TCS Off light, a car w Squiggly lines and a wrenc
Hi there. That's very odd for a dealer repair to leave their shop with error lights appearing on your dashboard. The lights you've indicated are all related to either recommended service (the wrench) or the traction control system (squiggly lines...
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Just changed my car resanator but it's getting really hot
The resonator in the exhaust system will reach a high operating temperature. If the part is new, there will be a brief initial period during which coatings on the steel case may burn off and that may give the impression...
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cx-9 phone button bluetooth no working
Unfortunately, if you have tampered with the bluetooth system, it would be very difficult to determine what could be causing this issue without knowing what you did previously. The only recommendation that I have is to check behind the radio...
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I have a CX5 2014 and the fob cannot lock the car after theengine is turned off and every one is exited. It gives a beep sound..
Try another fob if you have one. Vehicles are typically sold new with two fobs. If it works properly with the second fob, then the issue is with the first one. It may be as simple as a weak battery...
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Engine tune up, ignition review
You may have hit the nail on the head with the tune up. If you have not had the major services performed on the car, it could just be a case of needing to catch up on the maintenance. There...
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Long cranking
There are many causes of hard starting but illustrative ones are a faulty engine coolant temperature switch (sensor), worn spark plugs, inadequate fuel delivery or pressure (caused by other than fuel filter in your case), and contaminated or old gasoline....
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fuel cap check is on
If the gas cap merely being loose is the problem, the gas cap light may go off after 5-10 ignition cycles - starting, driving, and turning off the vehicle. If it does not, you can try checking and/or replacing the...
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Can not hear Bluetooth voice prompt but the volume is max
Hello, thank you for writing in. The first step to take is to turn the system off while the car is on, and then turn the system back on. Make sure your device on the other end of the Bluetooth...

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