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Mazda Tribute, SUV
#1839 of 1866 2004 Mazda Tribute
Apr 21, 2008 (3:15 pm)
Wife and I have an 04 Tribute V6 loaded with leather, sunroof all the bells and whistles. We now have about 50,000 trouble free miles on this vehicle. We use it, or should I say, I use it as an SUV and not just a station wagon. It tows our water craft, visits the Cascade range for skiing and finding fishing spots. Great little SUV! very reliable. Time for tires however, the Continentals are ready for change out. I had some preventative maintenance done at a cost of about $275. I had the transmission flushed, brake fluid flush, steering flushed. Tribute runs like a champ and has proven to be very reliable! I would highly reccommend..
#1840 of 1866 Re: 2004 Mazda Tribute [scape2]
Apr 23, 2008 (4:18 pm)
I'm looking at them for next year, its good to hear thanks !
#1841 of 1866 Tribute 6-disc jammed
May 12, 2008 (10:44 am)
My grandson apparently ram-loaded a CD into the factory in-dash 6-disc unit of my '02 Tribute. Pushing the eject button brings about a 6-7 second delay (while displaying OUT), then the unit shuts off. Pushing the load button only displays "WAIT" (the part he didn't grasp at age 5!), then shuts off the unit.
Anyone have any tricks to release the CD's inside, or ever run into this predicament??
#1842 of 1866 Re: Tribute 6-disc jammed [mkl2209]
by Stever@Edmunds HOST
May 12, 2008 (10:53 am)
The tricks mostly work with single disc CD players, but you don't have anything to lose before going to the dealer or local audio shop.
How to Remove a Stuck CD
#1843 of 1866 Re: Tribute 6-disc jammed [steve_]
May 12, 2008 (11:03 am)
#1844 of 1866 Re: Tribute 6-disc jammed [mkl2209]
by Stever@Edmunds HOST
May 12, 2008 (11:34 am)
Let us know if pulling the fuse or anything else works.
btw, I deleted your duplicate posts - owners tend to read all the new posts in various discussions anyway.
#1845 of 1866 AC won't disengage
May 23, 2008 (10:35 am)
I have an 05 tribute and the ac won't disengage. I push the button and push the button and nothing happens! If I HOLD the button it goes off, but as soon as i release it, it comes back on. Very frustrating in the wintertime. I just found this forum and you guys are great! Any ideas??
#1846 of 1866 Replace License Plate Light on '03
Jul 08, 2008 (7:15 pm)
I have a 2003 Tribute. Today during an oil change they informed me my left license plate light was out and that they would replace it for $12.95. Thinking it was not rocket science and that the price was outrageous, I declined. After I left I pulled into our local auto parts store and purchased two bulbs for $1.99. Easy, right? Not so...I cannot remove the cover from the bulb to get to it. I pulled out my Owner's Manual and it gives directions to remove two screws. However, my '03 does not have them. I guess the directions were not updated for that part, The lamps are covered by a plastic piece that has an arrow, indicating you might slide it to remove? I slid it, but cannot get it off. At the risk of breaking something, or being forced to pay $13, can someone give me a tip on how to take care of this? I'm no mechanic, but it sure seems like I should be able to do this. Any help would be great! Thanks. Diane
#1847 of 1866 2009 Tribute/HEV Changes..
Jul 29, 2008 (4:26 pm)
New or enhanced for 2009(Tribute):
* New 2.5L iVTC 4 cylinder engine with 171 horsepower and 171 lb-ft of torque
* Improved 3.0L V6 engine with 240 horsepower and 223 lb-ft of torque
* New 6 speed automatic transmission
* Three new exterior colors – White Suede, Brilliant Silver, and Sport Blue
* Satellite radio on Grand Touring
* Steering wheel audio controls on Touring and Grand Touring
* Redesigned front and rear seats
* Electrochromatic rearview mirror (Grand Touring)
* One-touch open/close moonroof (Grand Touring)
* Easy Fuel capless fueling system
* Automatic on/off headlamps
New or enhanced for 2009(Tribute-HEV):
* New 2.5L 4 cylinder Atkinson cycle engine
* Power-assisted ventilated front disc/rear drum brakes
* Automatic on/off headlights
* Standard satellite radio
* Steering wheel audio controls
* Dynamic Stability Control, Roll Stability Control and Traction Control System
#1848 of 1866 Stalling when put in gear - Bad Gas?
Sep 29, 2008 (4:05 am)
I recently changed my fuel filter due to stalling when put into gear. The car has run good since then - about 30 days. Now it is doing this again. I believe I put in 89 octane gas this last time instead of the 87 octane the manual says I should put in. Could it be a bad tank of gas? Is it safe to drive and put it in nuetral as I stop to keep the car running to make it back and forth to work until I get the cash to have it looked at?