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#3942 of 4149 Mazda Tribute rattle - any ideas please?
Mar 14, 2012 (5:44 am)
I've got a 2002 Mazda Tribute, 128k on the clock.
December last year I had the 2 transmission mounts replaced, since then the car has developed a rattle, I'm not sure if the replaced mounts & new rattle are connected.
The rattle almost sounds as if its under the drivers seat, maybe a bit forward of that, I can be sat at lights and can here the rattle, then take the car out of gear and the rattle will vanish. Travelling at certain speeds I can also hear it too, at other speeds it's not there.
Has anyone any ideas or suggestions as to what it may be, and also a cure. I'm a total novice when it comes to car & mechanics so any help or advice really would be greatly appreciated.
Many thanks in advance
#3943 of 4149 Re: Mazda Tribute rattle - any ideas please? [jostu001]
Mar 18, 2012 (6:02 pm)
It's your exhaust pipe hitting something under the car. It probably got bent a tad when the mounts were broken, and now needs to be adjusted a bit. Not a big deal.
#3944 of 4149 Re: Mazda Tribute rattle - any ideas please? [nvbanker]
Mar 19, 2012 (3:18 am)
Many thanks for the response, I've a very limited knowledge when it comes to car however, the noise appears to be coming from underneath the drivers seats, on looking under the car I've notice the exhaust is the other side of the car so I don't think its that. It sounds like metal on metal, is a quick rattle and is more prominent when the car is first started, at slower speeds and at about 1800-2000RPM. It will do it when stationary at lights, and if I take it out of gear it will stop. Most frustrating!
#3945 of 4149 Re: Mazda Tribute rattle - any ideas please? [jostu001]
Mar 19, 2012 (8:44 am)
Trust me - from the description, it is 99% likely that I'm right. It may sound like it's coming from a different location - but if you're sitting in the passenger seat, it probably sounds like it's coming from under there. Have the exhaust pipe checked - bet I'm right.
#3946 of 4149 Re: Mazda Tribute rattle - any ideas please? [nvbanker]
Mar 19, 2012 (8:49 am)
Again thanks for the reply, I'll do just that... I really do hope you're right as I guess it quite a cheap fix?
#3947 of 4149 Re: Mazda Tribute rattle - any ideas please? [jostu001]
Mar 19, 2012 (9:19 am)
An honest mechanic should do it for free, or almost free. It's nothing.
#3949 of 4149 cataLytic converters - 2005 Ford Escape V6
Apr 03, 2012 (6:14 pm)
This is my first use of this forum. My car (Ford Escape 2005, 3L) ran 5 miles per hour, and took to autoshop. The shop told me that the car needs to replace all three catalytic converters (two front ones and one rear one). My car has 110,000 miles. It cost $4200 (parts (3100) and labor(1100) ). Seems like an obscene price. They told me that they will not use after-market catalytic converters which are about ($1400 for 3 cat coverters) coz the engine light will come out again. my understanding from them is that after market cat converters doesn't meet the requirements of FORD manufacturers. p.s. the autoshop took cat converters out, the car is running fine.
My questions are: 1) Has anyone tried to install after market cat converters and having problems again? 2)Was the check engine light still on after installing after market catalytic converters?
Any suggestions, past experiences you can share would be greatly appreciated.
#3950 of 4149 Re: Mirror Glass Replacement on Tribute Outside Mirror [pwhyte]
May 25, 2012 (6:17 am)
I have the same issue with my Mazda 2005...only the glass mirror is missing, the rest of the assembly is intact. Did you find a solution to this that you can share?
#3951 of 4149 Re: 06 Ford Escape Tire Issues [walstone]
May 25, 2012 (8:54 am)
I had the exact same fix for my 03 ES/V6 with 70k. The Uniroyal Cross Country tires are terrific. The noise level is near 0 relative to the Contis.