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#1 of 80 mazda tribute 2003
Sep 18, 2008 (10:01 am)
i having trouble with my mazda this morning i was almost out of gas but it stall and when i went to start it back it would only click it wouldn't do anything else. got any suggestion what could be wrong with it. please let me know asap. thanks
#3 of 80 2001 Mazda Tribute - Loping idle on cold start
Oct 16, 2008 (6:30 am)
Been reading alot about idle problems with cold starts and the possible causes from bad IACV's to leaking intake gaskets. Never had problems with my Tribute until a few months ago when starting it cold, the engine started to lope like it was starved for gas. Gave it gas by keeping foot down on the pedal a bit to keep the idle up and once the vehicle warmed up, everything was fine. I have never had a check engine light come on nor had any warning about a part failing, etc. I have since taken the IACV off and cleaned the inside but it is very difficut if not impossible to clean the inside of the solenoid housing as only the piston comes through the opening. The results were only slightly better but still have the problem. The vehicle has approximately 80,000 miles on it and normally runs just fine except for this issue on cold starts. Any suggestions or help anyone could offer would be appreciated.
#5 of 80 Idle became rough after changing spark plugs in my 2001 mazda tribute
Nov 02, 2008 (5:14 pm)
Hi, after I replaced the Spark Plug and PCV valve on my 2001 Mazda Tribute V6 the idle became rough as if it is going to die. I replaced the old spark plugs with Bosch Platinum +4 and a PCV valve I purchaced from Auto Zone. Should I not be using this kind of spark plug? Or is their anything that needs adjustment? Please advice. I will greatly appreciate your suggestions and advice. Thanks.
#6 of 80 Re: 2001 Mazda Tribute - Loping idle on cold start [mgregory123]
Nov 04, 2008 (12:47 pm)
I have a 2001 V6 Tribute with 180,000 miles. I have been chasing this problem since last fall. I have changed the IACV, spark plugs, fuel filter, have tried several different fuel system cleaners and have searched for vacuum leaks. I have not found any solution. Have you had any luck lately?
#7 of 80 Re: 2001 Mazda Tribute - Loping idle on cold start [mgregory123]
Nov 06, 2008 (4:06 pm)
I'm having the exact same problem so I was wondering if you found a solution yet. My dealer changed the battery, alternator, and fuel pump and nothing has solved it. Any advice would be greatly appreciated.
#8 of 80 Re: 2001 Mazda Tribute - Loping idle on cold start [dipinb]
Nov 06, 2008 (9:16 pm)
I have not found a solution yet. I have found another person local to me having the same problem with a Ford Escape.
#9 of 80 accelaration....no responce
Nov 12, 2008 (7:41 am)
HI just wondering if anyone had this problem, tribute 06 2 wd 2.3l after a cold start i press on the gas pedal and ...nothing. after 30 secs everyting fine
#10 of 80 Re: 2001 Mazda Tribute - Loping idle on cold start [mgregory123]
Nov 12, 2008 (11:46 pm)
I had the same issue; car is just under 100k miles and had this issue for about 4 months. Mechanic found that the intake manifold gasket was leaking. Replaced upper and lower intake gaskets and problem nwas fixed. Cost was about $50 in parts and $180 in labor.