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#3681 of 4149 2003 Mazda Tribute gauge problem
Jun 01, 2008 (12:25 pm)
HI, I no the ford Escape/ Mazda Tribute are almost the same. My problem is that my gauges will go from zero then all the way over and back. This happens any time. This includes the fuel, tach, and speedometer. I have been to the dealer and was told of a possible three costly causes. They were unsure of the correct cause. Have any of you had the same problem with your Escapes? If so did you find out the cause? Please let me know.
#3682 of 4149 Re: 2003 Mazda Tribute gauge problem [tribute2004]
Jun 01, 2008 (7:33 pm)
Replace the battery...I just had the exact problem with my '01 Tribute.
#3683 of 4149 Re: 2003 Mazda Tribute gauge problem [ohfemail]
Jun 04, 2008 (1:56 pm)
Yes, Ditto - this is a normal indicator that you are starting with low voltage - common on all Ford/Mazda and many other makes who use the same electronic gear for the dash from the same subcontractor (TRW, Visteon, Delphi & the like). Replace the battery, it'll go away.
#3684 of 4149 Re: 2003 Mazda Tribute gauge problem [nvbanker]
Jun 20, 2008 (6:19 pm)
WELL I HAVE A 04 TRIBUTE WITH THE SAME PROBLEMS WITH THE GUAGES. I HAVE TAKEN IT TO THREE DEALER AND THEY CAN'T TELL ME WHAT THE PROBLEM IS. THEY REPLACED THE ALTERNATOR,BATTERY,GAUGE CLUSTER AND THAT DID NOT FIX THE PROBLEM. LUCKY FOR ME THEY DID NOT CHARGE ME FOR THE PARTS THAY REPLACE. I TOOK ALL THE CONNECTOR I COULD FINE AND ALL THE RELAYS, FUSES, RELAYS,BATTERY TERMINAL,GROUNGD TO ENGINE CLEAN THEM WITH CONTACT CLEANER RECHARGED THE NEW BATTERY OVER NIGHT AND STILL I HAVE SAME PROBLEM. ONE THING I HAVE NOTICE THAT WHEN I HAVE THE CRUISE CONTROL ON THE GUAGES DO NOT FLICKER AND THE SUV RUNS FINE WITH NO HESITATION. CAN ANYONE HELP ME OR GIVE ME MORE INFO....
#3685 of 4149 Re: spark plug replacement [nitrous93]
Jun 23, 2008 (9:46 am)
I have a 01 Mazda Tribute V6 and my father and I are trying to replace the plugs. He is use to the older model cars and wants some better direction as to where the spark plugs are in the engine. He doesn't want to pull to many things off without knowing where the plugs are. Am I picking up that there are three in the front and then 3 in the back that are hard to get to? Any guidance would be greatly appreciated.
#3686 of 4149 Re: spark plug replacement [gpoulsen]
Jun 23, 2008 (2:11 pm)
To answer your question, yes you have three in front and three in back. the three in front can be taken off quite easily, by removing the plastic shield that says ford 3.0L v-6 or Mazda, etc. Very simple. But the back ones, you have to remove the upper intake, Like i said earlier in my previous post it is not as bad as it sounds. Just follow my post from Nov,28. 2007 and you will be just fine.
#3687 of 4149 Re: 2003 Mazda Tribute gauge problem [tribute2004]
Jun 29, 2008 (7:21 pm)
HI, ANY NEW UPDATE ON YOU GUAGE PROBLEM, IAM STILL TALKING TO MAZDA TECH'S THEY STILL HAVE NOT FOUND THE PROBLEM.....
#3688 of 4149 Re: Brand new 2004 Escape XLS needs transmission [tonyford]
Jul 02, 2008 (4:55 am)
Correction on the CD4E. The transmission does have a serviceable or replaceable filter within the transmission, HOWEVER, this is a split-case design transmission so it requires disassembly in order to exchange out the filter. Certainly, this would only be performed during a rebuild operation, not routine maintenance.
Jul 02, 2008 (10:20 am)
2005 Escape. It has the 3.0 V6 and has ran fine till 2 days ago. It now acts like it is running on 2 cylinders. No power, I cant even get it to move up a very small incline. Check engine light is on so I bought a code reader, gave me nothing but an "E"..I have no idea what that is, possibly error? Anyway, I suspect it is one or more of the O2 sensors due to the abruptness of the problem. I bought a Chiltons manual to locate the sensors and it is not very good at explaining where they are. I ahve found 1 of them but I am not sure which one it is. If anyone has info as to where the other 3 are at could you please let me know..thanks.
#3690 of 4149 2005 Escape Crash
Jul 02, 2008 (1:00 pm)
I just destroyed a 2005 Escape, 4-cyl, 4-Whl drive.
65 MPH on cruise control.
I broadsided a full size truck (drunk driver blowing a stop sign)
I walked away with a bruised chest (air bag), seat belt strap marks and some glass cuts.
I think the Escape did a great job of protecting me. Ibuprofen for the bruised chest.