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#3542 of 4149 Re: Buying a 2005 tribute [stormfront]
Feb 08, 2007 (7:09 am)
Read my post 3530. The problem still has not been resolved thanks to Mazda Canada's intransigence. Despite a warning on Transport Canada's website re ABS problems - ABS can be too sensitive; if so, take the vehicle to your dealer - Mazda refuses to do anything until the dealer confirms that this INTERMITTENT problem exists; ie. they won't honour the cost of a rental car provision in my very expensive Mazda extended warranty, nor will the factory rep. meet with or talk to me!
I will never purchase a Mazda vehicle again.
#3543 of 4149 Re: Keys stuck in ignition [nick54]
Feb 15, 2007 (10:51 am)
I have the same problem with a 05 Tribute. Mazda has looked at it 4 times and can still not fix it.
#3544 of 4149 Re: Accelerator Pedal Sticks [mikezak]
Feb 17, 2007 (10:08 am)
I have almost the exact same problem with my 2005 Escape 4cyl stick shift. Didn't start until about 20K miles as well.
The accelerator refuses to move almost everytime I shift and from stand still so either have to tap it multiple times or STOMP on it. And like you, after about 10 miles will work ok. Much worse now that its very cold weather.
The dealer said 'they could not replicate problem' (the odometer also had the same mileage as whe I dropped it off so I doubt they tried very hard!!!) I"m still under warranty so I wonder if they are just being cheap.
#3545 of 4149 Re: 2002 Ford Escape Transmission [ironheadbro]
Feb 17, 2007 (3:24 pm)
Did you flush the trans or simply replace the fluid? Did this solve the problem?
#3546 of 4149 Ford Escape key fob
Feb 18, 2007 (5:24 pm)
My key fob quit working. Would this be caused by a dead battery and if so how does one go about getting the key fob apart? Thanks
#3547 of 4149 Re: Ford Escape key fob [brad54]
Feb 20, 2007 (5:59 am)
Try some light pressure with a screw driver inserted by the ring.
If you need a new one try e-bay. They will have your model for under $15.
#3548 of 4149 2006 MAZDA TRIBUTE MPG question, ONLY 14/16 city/highway
Feb 20, 2007 (5:40 pm)
I purchased a 2006 MAZDA TRIBUTE I on Dec 2006. It is a 4 DR., 2.3L L4 PFI DOHC 16V / 4 WHEEL DRIVE.
I live at Nebraska and the temp in Jan and Feb 2007 is about -10F to 10F. The standard MPG is 21/24 for city/highway, however, my city/highway MPG is only about 14.x/16.x using #87 gas and current odometer reader is 2000 miles. Is it normal, especially for highway MPG, giving the speed for highway is constantly 75~80 mile/hour and continually driving for 3 hours? If it is not normal, is there anyone can give me some suggestions on how to fix it?
#3549 of 4149 Re: Accelerator Pedal Sticks [rwnzori]
Mar 03, 2007 (5:42 pm)
I had the same problem. Follow the throttle cable under the hood to the throttle body intake (where the rubber air intake hose meets metal), unscrew the hose clamp, and separate the rubber intake hose from the throttle body. You will see the throttle plate that opens and closes when you pull on the cable or press on the accelerator. Mine was gummed up and I used carburetor cleaner on it. Nice and smooth again.
#3550 of 4149 Power Steering Fluid
Mar 04, 2007 (3:46 pm)
I have a 2005 Mazda Tribute S with the 3.0 liter Duratec V6. I was checking my oil and fluids this afternoon and it seems I am low on Power Steering fluid. The manual says to only use MERCON ATF fluid. I am having trouble finding this. Can anyone tell me where to find it, or if there is a safe alternative to use without voiding the warranty? The engine has 18,990 miles on it. Any help would be great...thanks!
#3551 of 4149 Re: Power Steering Fluid [tminchew01]
Mar 05, 2007 (6:07 am)
Mercon is one of the common ATfs around. A quick check on the Internet shows Valvoline, Chevron, Exxon, Castrol, Havoline, Shell, Motorcraft and Penzoil all aupply it. It is often advertised in conjunction with the name Dexron III. Go to a Ford or Mazda dealership for the stuff, or any repair shop that does transmission work will have it. Your local parts store should carry it.