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#3697 of 4133 2001 Mazda Tribute
Jul 22, 2008 (11:21 am)
I just replaced the upper and lower intake manifold gaskets on my mazda, in addition to the pcv valve, spark plugs and and the corroded vacuum lines. I used fuel injector spray cleaner to clean the throttle body also.
I started it up and it ran a little rough at first, but then cleared up was running great.
I put in a small bottle of fuel injector cleaner, and filled the tank everything ran fine.
Once I got back home, I sprayed degreaser on the motor and rinsed everything off.
I started it up again and, drove out of my neighborhood it was running rough and then died, NO POWER the engine was still running but the car will barely move when I put my foot on the gas.
Could I have shorted out the coils when I washed the engine, i have pressure washed this motor many times before and had no problems.
#3699 of 4133 Re: Need Advise [steve_]
Jul 22, 2008 (1:07 pm)
fwiw, while looking at new cars.. onm screen you can do a quick 'trade in value' of your current car. I have a 2005 Tribute i, the 4cyl front drive. w/cruise and auto, comes with everything else, pretty well loaded up for a smallie, anyway, THAT 'appraisal' came back at between $5,800 and $7200... of COURSE they are OUT of their MINDS, waaay too low. So them charging you 5k for an 01... sounds high to me... tell em' will give ya 3600 max :>) Of course I will sell mine private for 9.5k+ because keep in mind the 4 cyl is in demand. I get 29 hwy, and 25.5mpg all around. JMHO on the value. Go to KBB.com and Edmunds.com at the very least to check values. Regards.
#3700 of 4133 Re: Tribute/Start Idle problem in cold weather [kalee71]
Aug 29, 2008 (9:48 pm)
I have a 2001 tribute which had a rough start,idle and intermittent miss after it warmed up. It has 175k miles and had the factory plugs in # 123. Changed all plugs still got miss and check engine code P0301 #1 cylinder misfire (check engine light and code). Swapped ign coils to move problem no help. same code. Found problem to be a wire in the plug going in and out of computer located above the engine in the firewall. The wires that you what to check are the two that leave the harness from the engine and go into the computor plug. The top wire was orange and was good, but the one right below it was green and was broken/burnt in two inside the insulation. These wires must go to the coil or fuel injector. I rerouted the wire and soldered it together and she is fine. You may use your finger to move these wire around and she if the problem shows up, gets worse or clears up.
#3701 of 4133 rear window latch
Aug 31, 2008 (10:04 am)
my 2002 mazda tributes rear window does not latch. Is this a recall? If not, where can I buy the part? What part is it?
#3702 of 4133 2005 Mazda Tribute cruise control not working
Sep 03, 2008 (11:18 am)
My cruise control worked great. I had my power brake booster replaced last year, and my cruise control stopped working. I didn't notice it until I needed the cruise control about 2 weeks later. Does anyone know if this is fairly simple to fix myself? I don't know if something was disconnected during the repair (and just needs reconnecting), or if the repair will be more costly or time consuming.
#3703 of 4133 06 Ford Escape Tire Issues
Sep 04, 2008 (11:27 am)
Purchased new Aug 2006. Currently 43,000 miles. Regularly scheduled tire rotations At 26,000 miles tires were cupped so bad the place I took it to refused to put them back on without my signing an acknowledgement of how dangerous they were to drive. Prior to this I had an alighment completed with hopes that it would hinder the cupping and stop the deafening noise. Bought new tires right after that (Goodrich?) and now at 43,000 miles the road noise is starting and I know the tires are shot again. Why do I have to replace my tires so often? It would be cheaper for me to buy a new car than to buy new tires every year. Anyone with the same issues?
#3704 of 4133 Re: 06 Ford Escape Tire Issues [thulesch]
Sep 04, 2008 (11:57 am)
Typically, tire cupping is a balancing issue, not alignment. I would have your wheels checked to be sure they are true, laterally and axially.
#3705 of 4133 Re: 06 Ford Escape Tire Issues [maltb]
Sep 05, 2008 (6:02 am)
I had to replace my tires after a couple of years because of cupping. They were cupped when I bought the car used with only 12,000 miles. After a year of driving they were unbearable. I replaced them with local Pep Boys Futura tires and purchased a lifetime rotate and balance package. I have the work done each oil change and am now at 45,000 miles on these tires with no problems. I have plenty of treadwear remaining. I do not align my cars unless I feel them pulling off center. I have not aligned the Tribute since I bought the tires, just the rotate and balance.
#3706 of 4133 Re: 06 Ford Escape Tire Issues [maltb]
Sep 05, 2008 (8:23 am)
The original tires were rotated with every oil change, about every 4-5,000 miles. The car was aligned twice within one year as Conrads Goodyear said that would help reduce the tire damage. The second set of tires have been rotated every 6,000 miles and the same problem is happening, different tires, different service station. After less than 20,000 miles on them. Don't the tires get balanced when they are rotated? Could there be something wrong with the car causing this to happen to the tires?