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#3526 of 4133 2001 Mazda Tribute hard to shift
Jan 23, 2007 (6:18 pm)
My 2001 Tribute DX 4Cyl 5 Sp AWD is very hard to shift up or down.Over the past year or so its gotten worse.Shifter cables seem too slide easily as does the shifter itself.Could a bad clutch slave or master cylinder be the reason? It does not look like they are leaking.Anybody out there have a similar problem or anybody got any advice.I'd sure appreciate it before the tranny shop starts replacing parts!
#3527 of 4133 Re: 2002 Ford Escape Transmission [bdyment]
Jan 27, 2007 (10:21 am)
I have an automatic trans and yes the "shuddering" occurs going from 2nd to 3rd gear.
#3528 of 4133 Re: 2001 Mazda Tribute hard to shift [robcor151]
Jan 27, 2007 (10:45 am)
I have a 2001 escape and it was shuddering at between 40-50 mph also. I took it to the dealer an it was a pin in the computer cost about $200.00 to fix. The part was roughly $12.00 the rest labor charges took about 30 minutes to fix.....
#3529 of 4133 Re: 2001 Mazda Tribute hard to shift [dan101]
Jan 27, 2007 (10:05 pm)
What is the part name?
#3530 of 4133 Mazda Tribute acceleration during braking
Jan 30, 2007 (8:29 pm)
I purchased a new 2 wheel drive 2005 Tribute 9 months ago. It now has about 14,000 km. An intermittent problem began 2 weeks ago. During braking to a stop (city driving, no ice or rough pavement), there is sudden resistance of the brake pedal combined with the sound of some sort of pump from the rear of the car PLUS a distinct acceleration forward; ie it feels as if the car is being pushed forward. Further pressure on the brakes does nothing. In order to stop the car from moving forward, I have to release the brake (which causes the car to surge forward) and immediately hit the brake pedal, which is now working properly and stops the car. The feeling of acceleration and the sound of the "pump" stops as soon as I release the brake and then hit it again. Since this has only happened when I'm braking behind a stopped car, I don't have time to check whether the tachometer is racing; I'm too concerned about rear-ending the vehicle ahead. The dealer has driven the car for a week and has not experienced the problem. He says the ABS system is working properly. I have never been in a situation where ABS has activated. My theories: (i) the ABS system is malfunctioning. Rather than shuddering the car to a stop with its intermittent braking, the ABS is seizing up.
(ii) the faulty accelerator cable problem that resulted in a 2004 Tribute recall exists in my 2005.
However, if the engine were revving, I would hear it from the front of the vehicle. The noise I hear that accompanies the acceleration comes from the rear and sounds like some sort of pump, not like the engine at all. I'm not crazy; my adult daughter was in the car with me once when it happened!
#3531 of 4133 Re: Mazda Tribute Brakes Whine/Groan while stopped [tarvo1218]
Jan 30, 2007 (9:51 pm)
Have a look at my post 3530. Is this the same problem?
#3532 of 4133 Re: 2002 Ford Escape Transmission [ironheadbro]
Jan 31, 2007 (8:49 am)
I have had this problem for years on my 2002 4WD. I recently read (on this or perhaps another forum) that the problem can be cleared up with a transmission flush. I did this a month ago and the problem has not surfaced since.
The scheduled transmission fluid change is more often than what I am used to (every 25,000 miles?). However, I waited until about 50,000 to do the work, which is more in line with my previous vehicles.
#3533 of 4133 Re: 2002 Ford Escape Transmission [tveilleux]
Jan 31, 2007 (7:14 pm)
Never thought that flushing a trans would clear up this problem. I'll give it a try.
#3535 of 4133 Re: 2002 Ford Escape Transmission [ironheadbro]
Feb 01, 2007 (10:24 am)
I wouldn't reccomend flushing the transaxle. Flushing should really only be done on the cooler lines. Just drain and replace fluid in the transaxle.