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#2805 of 4149 Re: Engine Noise [eric10]
Feb 18, 2005 (7:22 pm)
I had that noise on my Tribute. I went to start it back in November and it had the same sound with loud clicking. We are having tranny issues on and off. It feels like it is struggling sometimes to gain speed and also seems like it is jumping while in Drive when stopped at a light. Been to Mazda 3 times and they can't duplicate it. We have less than 48K on the vehicle and it is a 2001 LX 4x4 6 cyl.
I have the extended warranty and now they don't want to pay for my rental car that they provided since they can't find the problem. I am fighting that at this time.
#2806 of 4149 Re: ticking sound while accelerating [escaped]
Feb 21, 2005 (5:13 am)
I have a 2001 Tribute 4x4 that had a similar problem. It turns out that the rear differential was bad and had to be replaced. Fortunately it was still under warranty so I did not have to pay anything for it.
#2807 of 4149 Transmission woes/ Misc.
Feb 22, 2005 (12:43 pm)
Have a '01 Escape V6 2WD bought new in August '01.
At present I've logged ~66K miles. Other than the standard recalls and some TSB issues I've not had any of the major symptoms of tranny failure, tie-rods, surging, etc. I don't know, I may be one the few (so far) who haven't posted a lot of problems on this board. Could be my problems may be starting down the road yet.... hard to say. First-off, I'm no mechanic by any stretch, but am interested in how things work, who makes them, etc.. I do know that a modified modified CD4E is in use in the Escape/Tribute. Originally, Mazda made this trans. and there have been numerous, documented complaints about trans. failure from
60K-90K mileage in mostly Mazda 626's. Ford supposedly enhanced the CD4E for placement in the Escape/Trib., maybe not enough it seems.
My issue is that my dipstick says Mercon V while the owners manual says Mercon. So, I changed out with Mercon V with a complete flush, being informed that the dipstick has the final word. Maybe not too. One complete flush later to complete Mobil 1 synthetic ATF and seems to be no problems so far. I am flushing my AT system on average every 22K. As there is no problem manifesting itself now, I may be able to get by.
My advice is simply to flush the A/T every 20-25K. All of the other flushes can be done at 30K.
So far so good, but we'll see down the road...
#2808 of 4149 hard cold start on 2001 Escape
Feb 23, 2005 (9:17 am)
V6 Escape sometimes cranks and cranks when cold starting. I have been using 85 octane. Only 40k on odometer
#2810 of 4149 Re: 2004 Tribute Troubles [kibbles]
Feb 23, 2005 (1:05 pm)
I'm having very similar problems with my 2001 Mazda Tribute. Last May the transmission had to be replaced at 40,000 miles. Since then, I've had an intermittent problem where the car has difficulty starting, the key locks in the accessory position, and frequently when I put the car in reverse, it just sits there and does nothing! It took 3 trips to the service department before they could recreate the problem. They told me that the column cylinoid(sp) needed replacing and that the ignition problem is separate. That, I'm told is the ignition lock and assembly. Of course, the warranty supposedly doesn't cover that part but I'm finding lots of information that the ignition for the Ford Focus, Ford Escape, and Mazda Tribute are all known to have problems and the same part is used for all 3. Good Luck with your problem.
#2811 of 4149 Re: My 02 Lemon Yellow Escape [airbearma]
Feb 23, 2005 (3:49 pm)
I solved the problem with my Lemon Yellow 02 Escape. I am now a happy 05 Dodge Durango owner.
#2812 of 4149 Re: My 02 Lemon Yellow Escape [airbearma]
Feb 24, 2005 (9:25 am)
You may have jumped from the frying pan into the fire. There's a reason they are practically giving them away. Check this site and elsewhere about the Dodge Durango. They get terrible gas mileage and have steering problems, ball joint problems (recall) and engine failures (sludge) galore.
#2813 of 4149 Re: My 02 Lemon Yellow Escape [midwesttrader]
Feb 24, 2005 (11:24 am)
Don't burst his bubble, LOL
#2814 of 4149 "NewFix" to the old rough idle/engine light
Feb 24, 2005 (10:00 pm)
My 2001 V-6 w/42,000 went into the dealer today with an intermittant check engine light, when the light was on, it would idle more roughly, when off, ran like always. Dealer called this AM, said compression in #4 was around 100, not the 150 or so of the others...the fix he said, is to remove head, look at valves, repair or replace, 5 hrs labor. We'll see, I have ext. warr. luckily.More later