Last post on Mar 24, 2013 at 5:59 AM
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Ford Escape, Mazda Tribute, SUV
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#3764 of 4133 Re: Mazda Tribute 2001 a/m stuck in reverse gear won't move [SharonMac]
Jun 23, 2009 (8:11 pm)
Ok, the transmission end of the cable has a plastic press fit part that wears out allowing it to slip off of the shift arm receiver . You can pay $80 plus labor to refit a new cable that will fail again the same way, or it seems your mechanic has a way to replace the bad end of the cable with a better clamp (hopefully). My '01 Tribute cable end failed at 80k miles and I was able to work up a solution by press fitting some vinyl tubing over the receiver, pushing on the cable end and plugging the open end of the tube w/ a set screw. As long as the tubing is in tact there is no way for the cable end to slip off, I'll keep and eye on it .
#3765 of 4133 Re: 2005 Ford Escape ABS light [fordfan1961]
Jun 24, 2009 (4:31 am)
I don't know a lot about mechanics, however I do know that some of the auto parts stores (like Auto Zone) have the diagnostic computer reader and will plug it into the auto computer system and tell you what the problem is without charge. That way you can assess the immediate need of the auto. Hope this helps, and hope you get back to work soon.
#3766 of 4133 Re: 2005 Ford Escape ABS light [beachstringer]
by vg33e power
Jun 24, 2009 (2:56 pm)
Autozone USED to lend you the diagnostic tool to pull the DTC (code). However, the laws have changed since April 1st and they are no longer allowed to do this. You will have to buy the diagnostic tool or know of someone that has one and can lend it to you. Good Luck!
#3768 of 4133 Re: 2005 Ford Escape ABS light [vg33e power]
Jun 27, 2009 (5:57 am)
I work for autozone and we still lend the scan(DTC) tool
#3769 of 4133 Re: 2006 MAZDA TRIBUTE MPG question, ONLY 14/16 city/highway [gangkou]
Jul 04, 2009 (1:46 pm)
I have a 03 with a 2.8 V6 and with a moderate load on vacation my last recorded MPG going into Ks was 30.5 (with a tail wind) coming back to Az going from denver to grand junction (thru the rocky mountains) I avg. 28 MPG. In town and around with A/C I always get 20-21 MPG. It was a salvaged vehicle that I rebuilt. I have to run 25 psi in the front and 24 psi in the rear tires around town cause of the rough streets. On the highway they are 34 front and 32 rear and I drive 65 mph.
You have a I-4 and you are under powered. Some suggestions I would offer you are: Air up your tires as high as you can stand them. Don't drive over 65, don't use the cruise control on any hills, coast up them and slowly regain speed going down a hill. Put a vacuum operated A/C clutch cutout so when you accelerate your extra 6-9 hp used on the A/C compressor is available or turn the A/C off when accelerating. Take the worthless luggage rack off of the roof. Don't stop light to stop light race. Switch to full synthetic everywhere, diff x 2, trans, motor. Switch to Bosch plus four platinum plugs and change ur air filter every 5K miles and do not use K&N unless you oil and rub the inlet side in powdery dirt prior to reinstallation, other wise they don't work.
#3770 of 4133 Re: 2005 Ford Escape ABS light [racenut]
by vg33e power
Jul 06, 2009 (10:30 am)
WOW! are you in California? I have been to three different ones in So Cal and all three told me the same thing..."we don't lend them out anymore, but you can buy one starting at $59.99"
#3771 of 4133 No cruise and ABS, airbag, and Brake light on
Jul 08, 2009 (2:53 am)
I have a 2002 Ford Escape XLT V6 automatic transmission and my brake light, ABS light, and airbag light are always on (airbag light blinks a few times then stays on) and I discovered a couple of days ago my cruise control isn't working either. I have already replaced the fuse at location 5 for the ABS unit, ASC unit, and "restraints control module" but the lights are still on and the cruise still doesn't work. I also tested the battery and alternator to make sure they weren't going bad, they are fine. This is probably a simple repair but I don't know where to start. Any ideas?
#3772 of 4133 airbag, ABS and brake llight on
Jul 08, 2009 (4:22 am)
I have a 03 Escape. I would have a computer scan of your system and that can be done free at Auto Zone. But my guess is that it is time for a brake job. That may take care of all three sensor lights...Good Luck
#3773 of 4133 Re: No cruise and ABS, airbag, and Brake light on [peter0688]
Jul 08, 2009 (5:12 am)
just checked the new fuse I had put in and it blew also. Something must be either overloading it or shorting it out. It looks like that fuse is a main part of the cruise control system. Besides a bad wire, could anything else be causing this?