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#3251 of 4149 2005 Tribute, no power to wheels
Dec 20, 2005 (3:14 am)
When I took my new Tribute (3.0 L, V6, Classic 2005) the first time to the beach I did not deflate the tires and got bogged in the ruts. Sand was very soft and all 4 wheels were covered with sand (about 1/3rd). Tried to reverse down the embankment, but none of the wheels moved (I was in 4WD lock). Got free with snatchum strap. Same happend again in the country trying to get up a steep hill. Mazda had no answer to this.
Could this be normal and if so, why?
#3252 of 4149 Re: Body Flex? [ashn888]
Dec 20, 2005 (6:38 am)
I have the same problem with a 2005 Escape. Will try lithium grease. Thanks for the hint
#3253 of 4149 Re: LCD light on dash is out [tcline]
Dec 21, 2005 (11:18 am)
I have the same LCD light problem with my 2004 Escape.
I was wondering if you ever figured our how to fix this.
#3254 of 4149 Re: Fuel economy is the worst of all the vehicles I've had! [pvgomer]
Dec 22, 2005 (4:18 pm)
Hey pygomer, i am also noticing the same behavior in my V6 2wd, wondering if you found out more about this issue.
#3255 of 4149 Autodim/compass mirror setup
Dec 22, 2005 (8:50 pm)
I can't for the life of me, find where in the manual it tells you how to calibrate the compass on the mirror. I can always call my dealer, but I figure that some input here might save me the call. Thanks!
#3256 of 4149 Re: LCD light on dash is out [markmerg]
Dec 22, 2005 (9:00 pm)
I'm also curious about this problem -- my odometer backlight just went out on my 2002 Tribute (60K).
#3257 of 4149 ...no power... [phesse]
Dec 26, 2005 (12:29 pm)
If I assume you have an automatic transmission, then the answer may be that the engine is being "bogged down" by the transmission and/or torque converter not allowing high enough crankshaft RPMs to generate the torque needed to rotate the wheels. This does not necessarily mean that anything is wrong with the drive train. Keep in mind that the Escape/Tribute was not built to be an off road recreational vehicle. In an emergency, you might get the wheel rotation you seek by revving the engine in neutral and jerking the tranny into gear. You just might seriously damage the drive train, though.
#3258 of 4149 Re: 2005 Escape Brake noise [tac139]
Dec 29, 2005 (2:38 pm)
I have a 2005 FWD Escape XLT with 18K miles on it. I've had loud brakes, black dust and squealing since day one. I took it to the dealer and they said that it was, "normal". Now at 18K miles, they tell me that I need new brakes. Something about hard pads vs. soft pads wearing out and the "driver" ... blah blah blah. Is that normal? Oh - and I have to pay for it. No 36K warranty to be seen anywhere on this one!
Dec 29, 2005 (3:05 pm)
I have a 2005 4wd xlt, 21,000 miles, no squealing, no black dust, it has disk brakes on all 4 though. Very good brakes overall.
#3260 of 4149 Tribute Stuck in Park/Neutral
Dec 29, 2005 (8:14 pm)
I started my 2001 Tribute and when I tried to shift into Drive the handle pretty much slipped back and forth (didn't click into R, N, D, etc.). I wiggled it a little and now the display thinks it is in Neutral, but the handle position is at the top as if it is in Park. It will not move out of that position. Key can be removed/replaced and it will re-start as if in Park but display shows the box outline around N. Replaced battery in May and had terminals cleaned last month (as the battery was DEAD and wouldn't even jumpstart). Local dealer wants me to tow it in. Favorite shop is closed until after the 1st. Any ideas?