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#3858 of 4133 03 Mazda Tribute V-6 Starting Problems
May 30, 2010 (5:49 pm)
Hi Everyone, any help on this one will be much appreciated. My 2003 Mazda Tribute 3.0L is having a starting issue,first start up of the day (engine cool)starts up and runs just fine. You can drive around all day long it idles perfect at stop lights with a/c on or off, however the minute you turn it off and attempt to restart that is when the problem occurs. It will start up once again however as soon as it starts the rpm's go up to about 1500 (normal) then after a second or so go all the way down and shuts off. It will repeat this a few times and then start up and be fine again.The other scenario is that sometimes instead of it shutting itself completely off the rpm's drop and it stumbles for a second or two and then recovers to a normal idle and be fine until shut off and restart again.As I said it only does this when the engine is warmed up.I have replaced the MAF sensor, plugs, and coils in the hopes of fixing the problem with no luck.Anyone have any ideas or have had the same problem? Thanks Rolgon.
#3859 of 4133 Tribute coolant leak
May 31, 2010 (8:14 am)
My wife's 2003 Tribute w/ the V-6 and 96,000 miles had a serious coolnat leak last Friday. Luckily we got to a shop ASAP. They wouldn't be able to look at it til tomorrow.
Has anyone else had a leak or coolant problem and what caused it? Please let me know.
#3860 of 4133 Re: 03 Mazda Tribute V-6 Starting Problems [rolgon]
Jun 03, 2010 (7:42 am)
OK Mystery solved !!! I decided the next logical step would be to replace the IAC ( Idle Air Controller ) and that did the trick. After the fact I spoke to a friend who is a mechanic and he explained to me that it is not uncommon to have a IAC or a MAF going bad and never see a trouble code on a scanner. I am just glad it is now fixed. If you are having similar symptoms I hope you read this and it helps you diagnose your problem before you go out and spend a bunch of money on buying different sensors and other remedies.Once I purchased the IAC Motor and got it home it took about 5 minutes to replace.Good Luck. Rolgon
Jun 07, 2010 (4:17 pm)
Hi all, I have a 2002 Tribute LX-V6 with 220 000 km's. I'm having an issue with the abs and brake light coming on. Sometime they come on together and other times the abs will come on shortly through the trip then the brake light will come on. I have talked to the dealer and she warned me that this will be an expensive fix, but wouldn't till me what's wrong with it. From previous posts, it sounds like it could be a dirty sensor or even a bad abs module, but there hasn't been any response to these posts as to if they've been fixed. Just looking for info on this before I have to dish out a pile of cash.
#3862 of 4133 Re: ABS and Brake light [jhouse123179]
Jun 07, 2010 (7:58 pm)
Take it to Autozone and they will read the trouble codes for free. Then you can decide what to do.
#3863 of 4133 Re: ABS and Brake light [hwmspec]
Jun 08, 2010 (3:29 am)
auto zone only checks engine codes no ABS codes
#3865 of 4133 Re: ABS and Brake light [hwmspec]
Jun 08, 2010 (2:11 pm)
Thanks for the help, but there's no Auto Zone in my part of Canada. Nobody up here gives things away for free! It's to bad!
#3866 of 4133 Mazda Tribute EGR Valve
Jun 18, 2010 (9:44 pm)
I own a 2005 Mazda Tribute (3.0L V6) and have been told that the EGR Valve needs to be replaced. Where I live, it has been difficult to find the part for a Mazda Tribute, but there is a Ford dealer that can order it for me. I would like to know if the 2005 Mazda Tribute and the 2005 Ford Escape share the same engine and if the EGR Valve would be the same. Thanks to anyone who can share some advice.
#3867 of 4133 Re: Mazda Tribute EGR Valve [javier5]
Jun 19, 2010 (6:04 am)
Yes they are the same motor but if you go to Ford tell them it`s a escape. You also can try Auto Zone or Advance the part is a lot less money