Last post on Oct 13, 2011 at 3:12 PM
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Mazda Tribute, SUV
#1860 of 1866 Re: Tire chains on 4WD? [stellarview]
Feb 26, 2011 (12:23 pm)
Well, after I posted I went and googled chains on 4wd and learned that ideal would be chains on all 4 wheels but I could get by with 2 and the best place for them would be the rear. Just in case anyone else needs to know...
#1861 of 1866 Re: 01 Tribute ES MPG problems [kornell]
Feb 26, 2011 (12:32 pm)
Hi - I have the same year/make of Tribute as you and am getting ~14mpg in city (winter) and ~16mpg in the summer. I too am no mechanic but do notice the mileage improving once I've replaced the air filter and a fresh oil/filter change. Probably not it but are you keeping up on that?
Beyond that I'll defer to others more experienced. Sorry couldn't be more help.
#1862 of 1866 Re: Tire chains on 4WD? [stellarview]
Feb 27, 2011 (4:52 am)
The Escape/Tribute is front wheel drive when not in four wheel drive.
#1864 of 1866 2005 Mazda Tribute w/New Engine/Transmission
Jun 10, 2011 (10:37 am)
I'm looking at buying a 2005 Mazda Tribute with 120k miles on it. It had a new Engine and Transmission put in it recently.
Anything I should pay attention to? Obviously I need to check struts, axles, radiator, fluids, oil, underneath the car, etc...
From what I'm seeing, it looks like it should not be surprising that a new engine/transmission was put in it. However, what things should I be aware of if that did happen? If my e-mail shows up or there's a way to contact via e-mail, do so.
#1865 of 1866 Re: [krolik99]
Oct 13, 2011 (7:18 am)
Yes! It happens to my wife's 01 Tribute DX-V6 4wd as well. Always feels like Im driving a stick. I don't know if it is a problem and not sure if it's been like since we got the car from the lot. We would have noticed it right away.
#1866 of 1866 Check engine lite "on"
Oct 13, 2011 (3:12 pm)
I took my 01 Tribute 4wd to Midas in Fremont CA to be diagnosed because the check engine light came on. P0401 insufficient air flow it what came out to be according to their scanner. Replaced EGR valve. Paid $385 parts and labor. After it's been driven 1-1 1/2 miles light came back on so I took back the next. Drove it again, light came back on again and it went on like this for a week. I got tired and took to recommended shop and found the the DPFE and solenoid were bad. My question is...should Midas reimburse me for not fixing the car?