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#3901 of 4149 Re: Mazda Tribute 2001 a/m stuck in reverse gear won't move [SharonMac]
May 01, 2011 (7:25 am)
I realize that considerable time has past since this post, but your story is exactly the same as mine. I had a '02 Tribute that was stuck in R and when the tow truck driver tried to change this for towing reasons, he ended up temporarily fixing the vehicle. After pushing the gear release button and looking under the hood, he simply used a zip tie (that he just happened to have) and secured the cable back to the metal pin. Everything is working perfectly.
My questions: Do I really need to get this fixed or is the zip tie a easy remedy? What the part name of the plastic piece that used to secure the cable to the pin?
#3902 of 4149 Re: intake manifold bolts/threaded inserts [mcgelly]
Jun 21, 2011 (7:56 pm)
Did you ever get an answer to this ? The same thing happened to me and need to know how to remove and replace the bolt Ford part 9Y450. Thansk
#3903 of 4149 Re: Mazda Tribute 2001 a/m stuck in reverse gear won't move [lornebr]
Jun 23, 2011 (9:51 am)
The Zip tie will break rather soon. The heat from the engine will degrade it quickly. Get the right part in there.
#3904 of 4149 Re: intake manifold bolts/threaded inserts [barndt1]
Jun 25, 2011 (9:42 am)
no i haven't received any answers to remove intake manifold blots/threaded studs from the engine block.
#3905 of 4149 Re: RPM cutout in neutral [mike312]
Jul 10, 2011 (7:51 pm)
I experienced this exact same problem with my 2003 model Tribute V6 auto last Friday. Only it cut out while I was driving.
I was traveling at about 80km/h behind another car in a single lane road. The road opened up into double lanes and I wanted to overtake the car in front of me. I stepped on the gas, the transmission kicked back two gears and the next moment the engine just cut out. The rev's dropped to about 3500 and the engine came back in. It revved up to 4000 rpm and cut out again. It continued to do so for nearly a minute. By this time I have pulled over on the side of the road and reduced speed to about 40km/h. The engine then kicked back in and I continued my trip without any further incident.
Is there something busy failing and if so, what? Do I need to start looking for spare parts? Any advice will be appreciated.
#3907 of 4149 Hood misaligned after Transmission job
Jul 15, 2011 (5:16 am)
I was having some major issues with the transmission in my 2009 escape.
The transmission would downshift from overdrive all the way down to 1st or 2ND gear or after driving on the highway then going 30 or 40 mph it would not shift down. So i brought it in and they pulled the transmission and had to replace some seals and clutches. the problem is when i picked up my car on a Friday afternoon it was raining so i just drove it home and parked it and didn't use it on sat. but on Sunday i noticed the hood looked like it was up about 3/4 of an inch. i called the dealer on Monday am and they said that there was no way the could have done anything like that. So i have a friend who is a body man and he said it looks like they bent the radiator support. then i showed it to the dealer they denied they could have done anything like that by taking the transmission out and said i must have done it or the car was in an accident. there is no external damage on the car and the radiator support looks like it has some pry marks on it. The mechanic at the dealer lowered the rubber snubbers and moved the latch but this doesn't fix the problem. It still doesn't look right.
Any ideas on what to do next?
#3908 of 4149 Re: Hood misaligned after Transmission job [escaped1]
Jul 18, 2011 (7:46 am)
Well, you can't go up through Ford, they didn't do it, apparently the mechanic did somehow. If the dealer won't do anything about it through escalation to General Managers or owners, I'd persecute them. It'll be hard to prove in court, but you can park the car in front of the dealership with some damaging signs. That usually gets some attention from them. If you can get a TV station to air your story, that's good. And they usually love stuff like that. Editorials naming the dealer in the paper are also effective. As to ultimately fixing it, a body shop can repair it, but you shouldn't have to pay for that. I have had dealer mechanics damage my cars before, but they have always been very good about making it good for me. They've never hurt my car that badly, but it also sounds like they are unscrupulous as well.
#3909 of 4149 Re: 2001 Ford Escape idles rough won't accelerate over 10 mph [jill26]
Jul 19, 2011 (12:55 pm)
I have a completely different vehicle, but just the same, I had an issue like this a long time ago. My radiator was completely empty and the engine got very hot and would not accelerate just like you described. After filling it up with water and letting it cool it ran fine. The heads warped due to the heat though. So I replaced those myself for 700 bucks. On another note, I had an issue with the vehicle losing power and dying every once and a while. If this is an issue also, it is most likely the camshaft position censor. I hope this helps.