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    2016~2021 Front windshield washer nozzles clogged?

    Or it is goop plugging the intake to the pump. Is there a way to get a look at the reservoir?
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    2019 CX9 AWD Fast Tire Wear

    Original equipment tires are, as you spotted, sometimes different from aftermarket tires of the same make & model. Tire wear has several factors...the tire rubber compound and internal construction, inflation pressures, how vigorously driven, speed driven and weight carried, wheel alignment...
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    Gen 2 CX9 Recall (low pressure fuel pump)

    "Remedy: Dealers will replace the fuel pumps, free of charge. Owner notification letters are expected to be mailed January 11, 2022. Owners may contact Mazda customer service at 1-800-222-5500 Option 4. Mazda's number for this recall is 5321K"...
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    2016~2021 Tire Chain / Tire Cable / Snow Chain

    How will the SZ441 cables clear when a bump is hit and the tire rises on the suspension? Try jacking the suspension, not the body, to raise the tire, put the chains on and take a look. Try bouncing on the body, if safe, to see how it fits. Try it at full left and full right lock, if safe...
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    2016~2021 Tire Chain / Tire Cable / Snow Chain

    That is the listed size from Peerless. Peerless Super Z-6 size SZ441. That doesn't mean it will specifically fit the CX9 as Wabbit cautions. I got a set of the LaClede AlphaTrax devices. They hug the tire very close and are thin. I think they will...
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    2.5T Engine Coolant Leaking TSB

    I printed a copy of the TSB and s̷t̷u̷f̷f̷e̷d̷ ̷i̷t̷ ̷i̷n̷t̷o̷ ̷t̷h̷e̷ ̷c̷o̷o̷l̷a̷n̷t̷ ̷r̷e̷s̷e̷r̷v̷o̷i̷r̷ put it into the car. In case I get the leak I can go to a dealer, show the leak and the TSB to the service writer, and be believed. His need for diagnosis will be greatly reduced. The...
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    2021.5 CX-9 Vibration at Highway Speeds

    I know that Falken isn't a premium tire brand, but mine have been very good. I don't have a lot of mileage on them, actually the snows get more miles, but the Falkens run smooth with no vibration or traction problems.
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    New battery time

    Interstate is a marketer, not a manufacturer. I got the Costco Interstate. I think the only difference from the usual Interstate is that the warranty is serviced by Costco, not by Interstate. From the appearance the Interstate auto batteries look to be made by Clarios, formerly Johnson...
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    2016 CX-9 Signature leaking coolant

    So, a good look at the oil will be warranted often, as well as a close check of the coolant level at a consistent temperature. Detergent motor oil is designed to emulsify water in the oil. The oil will look milky. (Emulsified watery oil lubricates better than water or antifreeze that settles...
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    New battery time

    Good point. It is kind'a like corrugated plastic-cardboard, and would work as a heat shield.
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    New battery time

    I put in a new battery today. 5-1/2 years on the old one, it still started the car fine, but I have some cold winter trips planned. My load tester showed that the battery wasn't at full power even after a full charge. The battery size is Group 35. Original capacity is 550 cold cranking amps...
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    2015 CX9 FWD - slippery

    And--if it has traction control, and it's switched on, is it functioning?
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    2015 CX9 FWD - slippery

    I'm with Jeff on tires. Tread rubber compound, tread pattern, tread depth, and inflation pressure all play a role. Does that car have traction control that can be switched? Is it switched off? You want it on.
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    2016~2021 Little help

    Start with the easy stuff. Water in the gas can cause something like what's described. Put in some Heet gas line antifreeze at label dosage. If that works, great. If not, you're only out a coupl'a bucks. Then on to the next possibility. Looking at the spark plug tips can be a clue--if one...
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    CX-9 OEM Roof Cross Rails Installed

    And, the bars are tear drop shaped in cross section. The fat round edge goes forward; the slim sharp edge goes back. Yes, you want some ability for the bars to move in the end pieces.