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#3530 of 4149 Mazda Tribute acceleration during braking
Jan 30, 2007 (7:29 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 4149 Re: Mazda Tribute Brakes Whine/Groan while stopped [tarvo1218]
Jan 30, 2007 (8:51 pm)
Have a look at my post 3530. Is this the same problem?
#3532 of 4149 Re: 2002 Ford Escape Transmission [ironheadbro]
Jan 31, 2007 (7:49 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 4149 Re: 2002 Ford Escape Transmission [tveilleux]
Jan 31, 2007 (6:14 pm)
Never thought that flushing a trans would clear up this problem. I'll give it a try.
#3535 of 4149 Re: 2002 Ford Escape Transmission [ironheadbro]
Feb 01, 2007 (9:24 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.
#3536 of 4149 2002 Ford Escape Transmission.
Feb 02, 2007 (8:54 am)
According to www.fleet.ford.com, the 2002 Ford Escape 4x4 with the 6 cylinder gets a trans. fluid change very 150,000 miles! This is what is called a sealed for life trans.
I have heard horror stories from people trying to flush the trans at non dealerships as its supposedly not easy to do.
#3537 of 4149 Re: Gas station fun [bob_mcbob]
Feb 02, 2007 (1:51 pm)
I own a 05 Tribute, I have found many gas stations where I have to manually hold the nozzle in at strange angles and fill slower then normal to keep from shut-off triggering. It's not just you, it happens to me all the time
#3538 of 4149 Re: Gas station fun [socomfire]
Feb 04, 2007 (1:00 am)
Yeah, I definitely read reports of filling problems before we got the car, so I made sure ours was okay right after we got it. I haven't been able to take it in yet because our second car ('96 Ford Escort wagon) decided to pack it in the other day. We're getting by on quarter tanks because it's too cold to stand out there and do more (-30C windchill here all weekend)! A lot of gas station pumps won't even go slowly enough to get gas into the tank. You can hear it backing up and slowly coming back up the spout before it sprays out.
#3539 of 4149 Buying a 2005 tribute
Feb 08, 2007 (4:53 am)
I'm seriously considering purchasing a 2005 mazda tribute GT (fully loaded v6) but i'm now feeling a little skeptical after reading some of the posts within this thread....
Should I continue with the mazda purchase? or go with a 2003 toyota highlander instead. Which I found for the same price.
2005 mazda tribute GT(v6) 39,000km
2003 toyota highlander base 78,000km
I've researched the heck out of these two vehicles and am most concerned with build quality and reliability.
any insights would be much appreciated.