Last post on Sep 02, 2013 at 11:36 AM
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Mazda Tribute, Mazda, Brakes, SUV
#7 of 10 How to Adjust Rear Brakes on 2006 Tribute
Apr 04, 2012 (5:16 am)
I have a 2006 Mazda Tribute 2.3L i series 4x2. I need to access and probably replace my rear brake shoes and wheel cylinders. BUT, the only access hole for the star wheel is only about 1/2" in diameter and located in an impossibly cramped place! Thank You, Mazda engineers! How in hell do you get in there and hold the self-adjuster lever out of the way, while you turn the star wheel? Is there a special set of tools? Do I need to punch out another hole in the backing plate? Do I just try to force the drums off anyway? Anyone who has over come this aggravating hurdle, please respond and THANKS!
#8 of 10 How Do You FIND and Replace the PCV Valve?
Apr 04, 2012 (5:21 am)
Another unresolved issue! I've got a 2006 Mazda Tribute 2.3L i series and I want to find and to replace the PCV valve. I've been told that the PCV valve is below the intake manifold and that it's on the back of the valve cover. There is something, that resembles a traditional PCV valve, on the back of the valve cover, which a plastic hose connecting it to the air intake manifold. If that's my PCV valve, though, how do you remove the connector that holds the plastic hose onto the PCV valve, without destroying that connector and having to go to the Mazda dealer to buy a replacement? Is that my PCV valve I'm looking at? Is there a special tool? A special technique? Thanks in Advance!
#9 of 10 Protege Brake System Noise
Jun 15, 2013 (10:06 am)
My daughter has a 2005 Tribute and when she starts the car there is a sound, kind of like a tea pot whistle, that starts as soon as the engine starts. As soon as she steps on the brakes it goes away. It also occurs while she is driving and again goes away when she taps the brakes.
Has anyone out there experienced anything like this?
#10 of 10 Re: Protege Brake System Noise [esiegal]
Sep 02, 2013 (11:36 am)
Have the brake booster checked by a good mechanic. . Ours had the same problem