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#5 of 82 Idle became rough after changing spark plugs in my 2001 mazda tribute
Nov 02, 2008 (4:14 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 82 Re: 2001 Mazda Tribute - Loping idle on cold start [mgregory123]
Nov 04, 2008 (11:47 am)
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 82 Re: 2001 Mazda Tribute - Loping idle on cold start [mgregory123]
Nov 06, 2008 (3:06 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 82 Re: 2001 Mazda Tribute - Loping idle on cold start [dipinb]
Nov 06, 2008 (8:16 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 82 accelaration....no responce
Nov 12, 2008 (6:41 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 82 Re: 2001 Mazda Tribute - Loping idle on cold start [mgregory123]
Nov 12, 2008 (10:46 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.
#11 of 82 Re: 2001 Mazda Tribute - Loping idle on cold start [raustria]
Nov 13, 2008 (3:50 pm)
thank you ! for the info. gerry
#12 of 82 Re: 2001 Mazda Tribute - Loping idle on cold start [raustria]
Dec 01, 2008 (11:20 am)
Thanks for the information. I replaced my upper and lower intake manifold gaskets a week ago and have not had any idle problems since. The lower gaskets were really bad and most likely 3 out of the six were leaking.
#13 of 82 erratic/intermittent high idle
Dec 23, 2008 (3:34 am)
Just an FYI;
Had a problem over a year ago on my 02 Tribute (V6 ES) and paid the diag fee and another $180.00 or so to replace the idle control valve. Part was + $40.00 at the dealer versus AutoZone. The problem comes back now an then and the idle can float to 1500 or more, sometimes not coming down. I have a month or more left on the 1 year warranty for the work they did and do not wish to pay a 2nd diag fee since the first did not solve the problem. We'll see how it all works out. I'm worried if the idle creeps up to 1000 or 1200 and my wife or kids are driving, they may put it in gear ... ouch !!
#14 of 82 no acceleration/engine shaking
Dec 30, 2008 (2:37 pm)
had the spark plugs checked, the coils checked and boots replaced and the mechanic told me it might be the computer sensor is not being read.. take it to the dealer for a diagnostic. At the dealer, someone mentioned it could be the catalytic converter needs to be changed. He just drove it and parked it in the lot. I'm waiting on the diagnostic test tomorrow, however, initially the mechanic that looked at it thought I needed the engine coils replaced. The first mechanic replaced the coils and the engine still didn't work. So, I'll see how the diagnostic report reads tomorrow. Just wondering if anyone has a similar problem. It is a 2001 Mazda Tribute 4wd which I don't use 4wd.