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2005 Mazda Tribute i 2.3L Man

2005 Mazda Tribute
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24 mpg city / 29 mpg hwy
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April 30, 2012, 6:15 am

Omar L

Question: wrench and swiggley line icons on dashboard

i noticed today that i have a wrench icon aswell as swiggley line icon on my dashboard the owners manual states that this means throttle control had to drive 25 mph from work today car doesnt wanna pick up my questions are 1 what is throttle control 2 how much would it cost 3 is it safe to drive with those lights on the dashboard

May 4, 2012, 5:44 pm

Elizabeth K

Those lights indicate a fault code is stored in the computer's memory, and it needs to be scanned with a scan tool, then diagnosed, to determine what the problem is and how much it will cost. It is not dangerous to drive the vehicle, but you will get high emissions and poor mileage. It is advisable to get it looked at very soon, but not 'emergency-quick'.

Here is a long link with some information on other's experiences with some of those icons lit--it is worth reading through.

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