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#3878 of 4149 MAZDA TRIBUTE 2009 4CYL AWD
Aug 23, 2010 (11:12 am)
Hello, I bought my 2009 Tribute new in April 2009. I've been at the dealer over 20 times. Mostly for the same issues.
-Hoot noise which was kinda fixed but still hear it.
-Leaking back window
-Seatbelt fell apart
-Windows which make strange noises when closing
-Air conditionner blowing out white crap all over me and dash...(they cleaned it a few times)
- *******And most importantly the strange noise coming from under me or the engine when I go foward. Its almost like a rumbling noise...sometimes I hear metal in metal and it also happens when I'm going normal slow speed (50km) and with low rpm's. (going over a small hill) Its sounds like a RRRRrrrrrrrrrahhhh and its annoying! I noticed it did it more often when I had the air on. They changed the catalitic comverter and did some adjustments to the catalitic and front pipe and donut but it seems to be doing it even more. The service agent told me if they could hear it and not normal, they could fix it. I had 3 mecanics hear the noise. They all told me it wasnt normal. Now they told me all Tribute's make that bizar noise and there's nothing to be done.
I'm bringing it one last time to maybe check the manifold and replace everything to stock parts and hopefully the noise will stop or be less noticable. I already spoke to a lawyer and someone at the automotive arbitration plan. I will proceed if not resolved.
Anybody have this problem? ggrrrrrrrrRRRRarRRR noise!
I also noticed when I start moving that there's like a loss of power and not constant? Is that a transmission issue? I think it does it more when i have the air on aswell. Like a small jolt....i give gaz and it starts, i lose power, then it goes but annoying since my whole body swings cause there's not a constant flow....does that make sense?
#3879 of 4149 Rear washer does not discharge cleaning solution
Aug 24, 2010 (8:05 pm)
Having checked fuse 3 for the rear wash wipe system - the rear washer/wipe
system is not discharging any cleaning solution - the window wash system reservoir in the engine compartment is full and the front window washer dispenser is working. On engaging
the steering wheel stick control that manages this operation for the rear window I can hear
what sounds like the motor going. Does anyone have an idea as to the problem here and why it won't dispense cleaning solution ?
Any help appreciated ...
#3880 of 4149 Re: Rear washer does not discharge cleaning solution [aviator2010]
Aug 25, 2010 (9:54 am)
#3881 of 4149 Re: Rear washer does not discharge cleaning solution [davicho]
Aug 25, 2010 (4:06 pm)
Yup - after putting further cleaning solution into the dispenser - the nozzle or whatever
was in the tube - finally cleared itself ... thanks again .. !!
#3882 of 4149 code p1744
Sep 05, 2010 (5:45 am)
My overdrive light is flashing and I get trouble code p1744. Does anyone know how to fix this. I had the trans rebuilt 10,000 mile ago. this code came up 5000 miles after the rebuild and I took it to the shop and they couldn't find anything wrong so they told me that i should replace the alternator because it was only at 13.9 volts which was low and could cause the code to read. This didnt make sense to me so i checked the voltage and saw that they checked it with the air on and with the air off i was just over 14 volts. The light was off for 5000 miles but is back on again. If anyone knows how to fix this please let me know so that i can tell the transmission people how to do their job. Thanks
#3883 of 4149 Re: code p1744 [jds427]
Sep 06, 2010 (5:42 am)
Did some searching on tthe web and found this.
Tell them it is not the alternator.
DTC P1744 is "TCC - Excessive Slip Detected During Full TCC Engagement". Which means that the Torque Converter Clutch (TCC) is disengaged or the EPC pressure is at the minimum.
The most likely cause is a sticking or bad TCC solenoid inside the transmission. You can check the connector at the transmission to make sure it is clean and tight and that it is not damaged in any way. That "miss" you felt was the TCC disengaging.
If the TCC and wiring is okay, then pressure testing of the transmission will need to be done.
I don't think it would be as much as he guesses. A new torque converter from Ford is about $265.00 and about 8 hours labor. Throw in a $40.00 TCC solenoid and I don't think it'll be more than $1,000.00.
#3884 of 4149 Re: 2005 Tribute engine knock.. [butet]
Dec 30, 2010 (9:50 am)
My 05 is doing this too. Your description sounds as if you were talking about mine exactly. What did you ever figure out was the cause of the noise?
#3885 of 4149 Re: intake manifold bolts/threaded inserts [tpeters]
Jan 07, 2011 (6:25 am)
I broke the bolt on the manifold last night from over torquing. Thankfully I was able to fish the broken end out of the lower manifold. How did you get a replacement bolt in?
#3886 of 4149 Burning Oil and Low Gas Mileage
Jan 14, 2011 (12:38 pm)
I'm not very car savvy so any help would be appreciated. I have recently started having problems with the engine. I have V6 3.0L XLT. I recently have had very poor gas mileage (even for in the winter) getting only 212 miles per tank on average as oppose to 260-280. I also have been smelling burning oil outside the vehicle (or inside when the heat is on) and sometimes there is smoke coming from up near the radiator (but it doesn't look like its from the radiator itself). It has about 145,000 miles on it. PCV valve and hoses have all been replaced. There are no oil puddles or anything under the car even after letting sit and run for 5-10 minutes. Any ideas?
#3887 of 4149 Re: Burning Oil and Low Gas Mileage [peter0688]
Jan 25, 2011 (4:32 pm)
Don't know for sure, none of my Escapes are that far run yet, and haven't had the problem, but a vacuum or EGR leak could be the problem. It could vent the crankcase fumes, which you may smell, and may look like smoke, and could also cause the car to run poorly and reduce mileage. I would look for the exact source of the smoke if possible, or take it in somewhere to have them look. Good luck!