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#3149 of 4149 Re: same tribute different problems [thrift607]
Sep 05, 2005 (10:44 am)
I started having problems with my wheel bearings close to 50,000 miles, but couldn't figure out what the noise was. It may have been sooner, because everyone said that it sounded wierd. Mazda Tribute 2002 DX V6 replaced the front driver wheel bearing and at 51,000 miles the axle broke and a wheel fell off and Mazda wouldn't cover the cost. I had it fixed and now the front passenger wheel fell off while driving. Luckily no one was hurt beware I think this car is a lemon. I dropped it off at the dealer yesterday and will have to contact my attorney!
#3150 of 4149 12v acc outlet problem
Sep 06, 2005 (3:06 pm)
I posted this in the wrong folder, so I'm reposting it here.....I'm interested in help with the 12v acc outlet in my Escape. I blew it out by using a malfunctioning inverter while working on a project. I've checked every fuse in the vehicle, including replacing the acc relay and it still doesn't work. I've taken apart the outlet itself and it appears that there is no current to the wires that connect to it. Is there in inline fuse, or is there another thing I can look at?
#3151 of 4149 Re: battery light [97lude]
Sep 06, 2005 (3:20 pm)
I've got a 2001 with 100,000 on and off road miles on it and I've had the same problem several times since I first bought the vehicle (new). The first repair was by the Ford dealer and was inexpesive, if I remember correctly. I've been driving with the light on for almost two years now, so I would also like a solution to this problem. Otherwise the vehicle has been fantictic. Hoperfully, it will go 340,000 miles like my 1991 escort did before it was broadsided.
#3152 of 4149 Suspension noise
Sep 07, 2005 (7:31 am)
I have Escape 02-V6-AWD 55K with towing package. In town, it often sounds like my suspension is "bottoming out". It reminds me of riding in my friends old Corvette. On the highway I do not hear the noise.
Sep 07, 2005 (8:20 pm)
I have a 2005 Tribute GT (Canadian), and I find the door and central console panelling excessively creaky. The rear doors are rock solid, but the front ones move quite a bit and make creaking noises when pressed on. I noticed the plastic doesn't actually meet the door - there's maybe a half mm gap between the two. The central console also moves quite a bit. I'm fairly tall (6'4), so my legs touch both while I'm driving, and all the creaking drives me nuts. I'm wondering if this is normal for Tributes, or if the panelling is possible installed incorrectly.
A couple of other things: Like a previous poster, I've also noticed the loud braking noises when I first back out of the driveway, but I'm not really sure if it's a problem (anti-lock brakes do sound like that, but they don't usually make so much noise in that situation). The suspension is also a little weird. I hear loud clunking noises if I go over bumps and such. Also, the rear shocks squeak occasionally when I get in and out of the car (that is a minor annoyance though, and I'll have it looked at some time).
#3154 of 4149 ISSUES WHEN I GO TO CRANK THE TRIBUTE
Sep 09, 2005 (6:52 am)
I have a 2002 Mazda Tribute. Recently I have had issues when I go to crank the car. When I crank it, it will try to crank, but then it will die. It has only done this twice. After the first time, I took it to the dealership who couldn't find anything wrong with it. They said that they would have to keep it until it did it again, in order to diag. it. When I contacted my extended warranty, they said they wouldn't provided me with a rental car unless something needed to be fixed on the vehicle. Has anyone else had this issue of the car acting like it won't crank, but after about 5 or 10 mins and a few pushes on the gas, it finally cranks?
#3155 of 4149 2001 used Ford Escape
Sep 09, 2005 (7:42 pm)
I just bought this SUV last month. Been driving for a month without no problem. I've been reading about previous problems posted here. It has 67k miles. Runs great, but during the last few days having to turn the ignition 2 or 3 times for it to start. Now today after going to the store...nothing. It does not even click the engine. All the electrical works great. The car never did loose power WHILE driving. With out having to read through all the post, any suggestions? Is there a recall for this, something that can be replaced, the battery, starter, fuses? Thx for any response.
#3156 of 4149 2001 Escape Crank Problem
Sep 10, 2005 (11:35 am)
Have a 2001 Escape with 61K miles, doing the same crank problem. Works fine in the morning, but when it sits in the heat it takes a few cranks to start. Just got a new battery as well. Gonna try cleaning the corrosion off to see if that helps. Other than that, I would love some suggestions as to whats the problem. Thanks in advance.
#3157 of 4149 Re: ISSUES WHEN I GO TO CRANK THE TRIBUTE [dchevalier]
Sep 11, 2005 (6:59 am)
I've had my Escape for about 3 years now. About a year into my owning it, I experienced the cranking issues. It would take a few cranks and pushing on the gas in order to get it to come to life. Then I'd have to quickly put the car in drive before it would die again. This happened only a few times, and hasn't happened since.
The same thing happened on my Explorer Sport Trac...Happened a couple times in the earlier stages of owning the car, then nothing afterwards. Maybe this symptom runs in the family... Is this happening every time you try to start it?
#3158 of 4149 Re: 2001 used Ford Escape [jmc1007]
Sep 11, 2005 (7:30 am)
Replying to my own msg here, but: I found out the problem is with the keyless entry. But it works fine now. I'm happy with the SUV overall so far. I don't know if the previous owner had all the recalls fixed or not.