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#3748 of 4133 Re: Mazda Tribute 2001 a/m stuck in reverse gear won't move [SharonMac]
Jan 06, 2009 (9:35 am)
same problem on my 2001 tribute . On the drivers side under the hood you can look down and see the shift lever that is where the cable end is. if the cable came off the lever there all you have to do is reattach the cable to the lever end and what I used was a push nut to hold it in place cost about .05 cents time it took five minutes to repair.
#3749 of 4133 Re: Mazda Tribute 2001 a/m stuck in reverse gear won't move [vg33e power]
Jan 06, 2009 (10:10 am)
Thanks just chatted with the mechanic and expressed my concerns at the price. He explained that the $396 included a transmission service also. I told him to hold off in doing that and just fix the cable for $301 - he says he repairs it by repairing the ends so the problem never happens again!!! seemed wierd to me, how do you repair a cable when it is broken? It's with Mr.Transmission.
#3750 of 4133 Re: Mazda Tribute 2001 a/m stuck in reverse gear won't move [racenut]
Jan 06, 2009 (10:21 am)
How do you prevent it from coming off in future? i.e. permanently?
#3751 of 4133 Re: Mazda Tribute 2001 a/m stuck in reverse gear won't move [SharonMac]
by vg33e power
Jan 06, 2009 (10:37 am)
WOW! $301 to just fix the cable...how about replacing it since he is accessing it already and do his "magical" repair on the new cable for the same price.
I think your getting screwed on the price....just my $0.02
Jan 06, 2009 (1:18 pm)
Maybe so - at least now I can drive it and get to the other problem i am having i.e. it idling badly and having shuttering problem when shifting from 3 to 4th gear.
#3753 of 4133 Re: Transmission Problems? [kelbybaby]
Jan 13, 2009 (3:24 pm)
We have an 02 tribute and a 01 escape, they both do that rumble strip thing. I was wondering if you found out what the problem was. I am scared that i am going to be out of some serious money soon.
Jan 13, 2009 (3:25 pm)
The shuttering problem, I am having that in my 01 escape and my 02 tribute! Did you find out what it was?
#3755 of 4133 Transmission Shudder
Jan 14, 2009 (9:43 am)
Change the transmission fluid, that seems to work. It should be changed every 30,000 miles or so.
#3756 of 4133 Re: Transmission and other problems [tribute_2002]
Jan 22, 2009 (9:43 am)
Please go drive something else. A RAV4 or CRV, perhaps? Yes, they are more $$, but you'll get it back in RESALE. Check out Consumer Reports.
#3757 of 4133 Radiator fan noise?
Mar 06, 2009 (6:08 am)
I recently hit an 8-point buck and this required a new radiator, fans etc. for my 2006 Ford Escape. They did a great job with the repairs but I have noticed that it seems like the radiator fans now run very loud. I can hear them above the engine and when they shut off while i idle or slow down. Is this normal in new fans or should I take it back? Any thoughts?