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#3098 of 4133 Re: Starting problem for 2001 Mazda Tribute [mycar5]
Jul 29, 2005 (8:09 pm)
This is a copy paste from other helpers, I found it in this forum, I hope this can help you.
Replace your idle air speed control motor (IAC). They get gummy over time and cause the symptoms you are describing with no trouble codes. It is easy to do it yourself. It is located on the side of your throttle. It is a silver colored cylinder with a plug at the bottom with two small bolts mounting it to your intake. After market might not have it so you need to get it from your Mazda dealer.
Called the dealer and he suggested the same thing - remove IAC and clean. Can you please describe for me what the IAC looks like and where it is located?
The other night I removed a black plastic piece that goes into the air hose near the air filter. This part is hollow with a few thread like pieces-- as you can tell I am not mechanically gifted. Thanks for your time and assistance. I sprayed this part and towards the manifold and airfilter with carb and intake cleaner. Car started with no problems. Now, I am back to the same issue. Car takes forever to start
this part has been replaced regularly since the mid 90's on all our ford/mazda trucks. there appears to be NO effort at all to improve or redesign it. If there has been an internal change, it has not been an improvement. the same goes for the DPFE sensor(egr flow) if everyone in here hasnt replaced it yet on their tribscape, you will. This part has been noticeably redesigned over the years with no improvement. By the way, if anyone is interested in a 2002 complete intake assembly(including injector rail and the notorious IAC valve), leave your email and I will contact you. It came off an 02 trib that had a bad crankshaft 10k miles. Engine was replaced as a whole.
The IAC on the 3.0 V6 is located on the top
middle of the engine. You can see it and
access it very easily. It almost looks like a
small t-stat sitting on top. It is bolted on
w/two 10mm (I believe) screws and has an
electrical connector that will have to be detached
(easy). The best I can say is that it is
connected near to the black plastic FORD cover
but more on top as opposed to eiter side.
Unfortunately I don't have a digital camera and
cannot post any pictures. If someone does then
it would be good and it'd be easy to point out.
#3099 of 4133 Re: Moonroof switch issue [kimrochelles]
Jul 30, 2005 (4:54 pm)
We had a 01 Tribute with the same problem. The Mazda dealer wanted me to buy the whole fixture, not just the switch. No part number for the switch. Maybe the Ford dealer will have it broken down to just the switch.
I did this 6 months ago and have since traded the Tribute in so I am going a foggy memory. I decided to try and clean the switch contacts.
Open the glasses holder to see two screws which hold the whole thing in place. Unplug the switch. Make sure you mark the orientation of the switch and remove it from the assembly. Used some contact cleaner and reinstalled it. There is not much access to the contacts, but to my surprise, it started working properly, even the express open feature.
Saved 40-50 bucks.
#3100 of 4133 Re: Engine light on,misses-stumbles on acceleration [tpeters]
Jul 31, 2005 (2:54 pm)
I have a 2001 Escape with about the same miles. Shows a lot of the same symptoms as yours. I just cleared the miss today when I found the windshield had leaked and gotten the fuse block wet which corroded the inside. Since I could not get one today I took it apart and cleaned. Engine light is out now and I will be getting anew on to put in later this week. Good luck with yours.
#3101 of 4133 Re: Moonroof switch issue [chuck1ch]
Aug 01, 2005 (5:37 am)
Thanks for the information on the moonroof switch. I printed it out so I don't lose it.
I appreciate your helpful advice.
#3102 of 4133 Need Escape Fender Help Please!!!
Aug 01, 2005 (3:02 pm)
I got a dent in my LH front fender --- before I pay for a new one (which would cost with painting about $700) I want to try and fix it myself.
Problem is I can't even remove the undercarriage in order to get underneath the fender to hammer it out. I unscrewed all the screws but it still won't budge.
Has anyone here tried this and what am I doing wrong? Is this the type of thing only a professional can fix?
It's a 2005 White Ford Escape very basic model.
#3103 of 4133 Re: Clutch problem 2001 Tribute DX [heyjude1]
Aug 02, 2005 (10:34 am)
I took my 2003 Tribute to the Mazda dealer in Seattle (rated #1 Customer Satisfaction Dealer For the Last Seven Years). I began experiencing the clutch slippage sometime after 25,000 miles. The Seattle Mazda dealer insinuated that I must have let someone drive my car who was really hard on the clutch. Which is a croc, I maintain my vehicles to the point where one could eat off the engine block if you wanted to, and no one besides myself had ever driven my Mazda. Of course the warranty on the clutch ran out at 12,000 miles. Mazda wanted 1,500.00 to fix the problem. I am HAPPY to say that I am now the PROUD owner of a brand new Honda CRV. Based on my experience with the # 1 Rated Mazda Dealer in Seattle, I will NEVER own another Mazda!
#3104 of 4133 Re: Clutch problem 2001 Tribute DX [kimberly_aloha]
Aug 02, 2005 (1:07 pm)
Kimberly, I hope you were able to get the situation with the clutch on your Tribute DX handled satisfactorily. I recently took my 2003 Tribute into Mazda because the clutch began shuddering when I attempted to start out in first gear. I guess I noticed it earlier than 25,000 miles but didn't really start to become concerned until it was happening all the time around 25,000 miles. Mazda told me that as far as they were concerned it was normal wear and tear, and that the problem wasn't really anything to be concerned about, more an annoyance than anything. (Of course they would say this they weren't the ones risking life and limb pulling out into traffic in the vehicle on a daily basis). The guys at the service desk told me that if it were them they would wait until the clutch went totally out and then have it replaced. I personally feel that this is a "known" problem with Tribute, and most likely the Escape counterpart, with the same 4 cly 5 speed manual configuration. I did not get satisfaction from Mazda, so the next day I went out and traded my Mazda for a Honda. It sounds like the problem has been around since model year 2001, still happening in 2003 model year and probably still today. I am very sorry for folks who have to deal with this because I know only too well the grief it has caused me.
#3105 of 4133 Re: 01 escape low miles - many problems+6 [rchlslmn]
Aug 02, 2005 (11:17 pm)
I have a 2002 Escape. Engine light comes on when gas gets low, but once I fill up and let it sit overnight, it goes out. Have no idea what the problem is. Read all other forums on this topic and the only 2 solutions I've seen is to replace the EGR and make sure the gas caps is sealing (or replace it with a locking one). I've looked at the gas cap and it doesn't look like it has or ever had a seal. The next thing I'll try is to take it to AAMCO transmissions as I've seen a commercial that says they'll run diagnostics on engine lights for free. Just need to find the time to take it in when the light is on.Any one else seen this?
#3106 of 4133 Re: High Pitch Whistle from Break Pedal [rib]
Aug 03, 2005 (1:47 pm)
I got replaced the brake booster and the master cylinder and for some reason stop working you mention High Pitch Whistle from Break Pedal , I dont now any thing about it , can you help , may be the mechanic install some thing wrong thanks
#3107 of 4133 After Market Gas Tank
Aug 05, 2005 (11:21 am)
Does anybody know if there is an after market gas tank available with at least 4 more gallons capacity? (2005 Escape, AWD, 4 cyl, automatic). I barely get 300 miles per tank, and I drive enough that it means twice a week stops at the gas station.