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2012 Mazda CX-5 vs. 2012 Toyota RAV4: Which One Should I Buy?
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My car won't start after driving through flooded road.
There is likely an electrical fault or malfunction due to water immersion. The possibilities as to the exact component(s) are somewhat numerous so you will be best served if you simply request a no start diagnostic. If you request that...
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Truck will crank but not turn over
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I have a mazda 1998 protege dx when i turn on the ac the car starts to shake alot but when i turn off the ac it runs normal .....
Hi Omar. Thanks for contacting us today. Shaking with the a/c on can be caused by a number of reasons. The a/c compressor puts a lot of strain on the engine because the compressor is similar to being a small...
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I'm buying a car that is not running. The owner thinks it jumped time, the car had started to overheat so he shut it off then I wo
Sounds like the overheating caused coolant to fill up one of the cylinder or it lost compression from a warped cylinder head. A compression test would need to be done to see if the head is warped and blew the...
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I replaced the filler neck on a 2010 tribute. (Cap less system) but the check fill neck light is still on the dash. There is no op
Hi Andrew. In most cases, when this warning light is initially illuminated, it will need to be removed from the ECU manually by a professional mechanic completing a warning light inspection first. This is likely the reason why the light...
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I recently bought a used car. Car starts normally and accelarates normally before putting any driving gear.
Shaking or vibrating at high speeds is often times related to tires that may be out of balance, low on air, potentially a badly aligned front end, failing suspension components or ball joints. When any of these things are not...
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What kind of ATF can i use in my Mazda 3? Also where can i purchase it?
Your vehicle requires that you use ATF M-V (Type M5) fluid. This can be purchased at the Mazda dealer and in some other auto parts retail stores. You should always double check with the dealer to confirm the specific types...
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Been having problems with the a/c in my 2006 Mazda 5 sometimes it works and sometimes it don't for the pass 6 days. Today my husb
Whether the check engine light illuminated due to pulling the fuse you refer to will not be known until a mechanic can perform a check engine light diagnostic. During such a diagnostic, a certified mechanic from YourMechanic would use a...
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Manual car can change gears but just revs, what do I get replaced?
Both brake refurbishment and the clutch/transmission diagnostic/repair can be resolved by YourMechanic dispatched professionals. For brakes, please use the brake pad replacement service page and the brake rotor replacement service page. For the transmission issue, please use YourMechanic's vehicle is...
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It has the 3.0 Duratech V6, with a six speed Aisin trans.
What you are describing sounds like possibly low transmission fluid, a bad speed sensor or potentially a faulty transmission control module, which also controls the speed sensors. The transmission control module has various sensors such as vehicle speed sensors, wheel...
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Engine sputters when idle, does not hesitate or sputter when pressing accelerator.
The first thing to check for in any drivability problem is air leaks. Any air that gets into the engine without being measured will lean out the system and cause problems. Look at all the rubber hoses and boots under...
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For a 1992 Miata cruise control module what is the difference between X4T354891 and X4T354891M?
Hi Glenn. Thanks for contacting us tonight in regards to your Mazda Miata. Unfortunately, we're unable to access these part numbers to provide you with relative data about the differences. Perhaps if you were to send us a link to...
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Overheating
Overheating can be caused by a number of things such as low coolant levels, a faulty thermostat, a clogged radiator or a failing coolant fan switch. As you may know the coolant fan switch helps to maintain the proper coolant...
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Have purchased 3 different relays for blower motor and none work but when I replace with ignition relay it works. wtf???
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Is it normal for a 127k mileage car to consume 1 qt of oil every 3k miles?
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When I turn my car on it bogs down off and on but when I turn my ac on it will keep doing it worse and then the car starts shaking
There are a number of things that may cause the engine to bog down as you describe. The reason this appears to be worse when the AC is on is that the AC compressor requires a bit more power from...
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I changed the spark plugs, now my car is shifting into reverse really hard, and it is stuck in 3rd gear
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PCV Valve
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Air filter
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Car is dead after I tried putting in a new battery. Nothing works as if there was no battery at all
The battery you bought has a "higher capacity" (more amps; same voltage) than your original which is good and so battery "power" is not the issue. But, it is a different physical size, so you want to be absolutely sure...

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