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A Buyer’s Guide to the 2011 Mazda Tribute
2011 marked the final year of production for the Mazda Tribute, a compact SUV that shared a platform with certain Ford models. The Tribute managed to combine relative affordability with decent performance and...

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has a very bad misfire.specified ignition coil has been changed
A single cylinder misfire won't keep a motor from running, so whatever the issue is, the #2 cylinder misfire is likely a symptom of the problem. With 180,000 miles on the vehicle I would wonder if there is a problem...
Mazda - Clacking noise
This may be caused by a number of things ranging from broken internal components such as valves, rocker arms, or potentially even a timing chain that is loose. Without further detail and physically inspecting the car, this may be difficult...
The Mazda shut off trying to pull into parking lot and won't turn back on
You may have a fuel pump that stopped operating. You can check the fuse F1-6 located in the underhood fuse box. You can also listen to hear if the fuel pump is running. Remove the gas cap and put your...
Belt, pump, and gauge problems
Hello! There is likely an issue wth the oil pressure sensor causing the flashing Oil Light. I suggest having a technician test the sensor by the use of a multimeter. Also, be sure to have the oil level checked; a...
it will start but wont move
Pull the transmission fluid dipstick and inspect the fluid level and condition. Good fluid should be a pinkish color. If the fluid is brown/black and/or has a burnt odor to it, the transmission clutches may be worn to the point...
Car won't start and immobilized light flashes
Try using an alternate key if you have it. If it starts easily with another key, then the first key is faulty and has to be replaced. If it behaves the same with any key, then it is possible it...
Electric fan sounds like a jet.
Your vehicle has two separate cooling fans. One is for low and medium speeds. The other one is high speed only. Your vehicle has two separate circuits and only the high speed is working or your vehicle is running hot...
Fresh air fan not working
The blower fan for your air conditioning and heater failing is a common problem. I would recommend having a qualified mechanic, such as one from YourMechanic, to diagnose what is causing your AC fan to not work. It is possible...
replace fuel pump car will start but won't stay crank
You will need to have the fuel pressure tested and computer scanned to see if you are losing fuel pressure or spark due to a computer sensor like a cam or crank sensor or a mass air flow sensor. If...
My car isn't starting, it's really cold out. I was wondering how can I start it with this cold weather
Hi there. Given the description of not being able to start your vehicle, when it is cold and jump starting the vehicle without any problem. This leads me to believe the battery does not have enough cold cranking amp capacity....
Camshaft position sensor
The camshaft position sensor on your vehicle is located near the front of the engine slightly to the left (when standing facing the motor). It is a very small black plastic piece that plugs into the side of the engine...
No power acceleration after I hit 20 mph
Hi there. It is not too common to see an EGR valve have an issue such as this. It may be due to a large amount of back-pressure coming from the exhaust. This occurs when the catalytic converter is failing....
leaking steering fluid what cost to repair
Hi Roger, Thank you for your question. We'll be glad to provide a quote if you know exactly which repair needs to be performed. If not, we'd recommend scheduling an inspection. Our mobile mechanic will diagnose your vehicle...
My car is has a lower end engine knock
Hello. Most vehicles require an oil change at least every 5,000 miles. This is a good rule of thumb. If your engine has a knock now, then it either had an issue with the oil getting low or being too...
The RPM's on my car are increasing more quickly than I am accelerating
Hi there. If the O/D light was blinking, then that typically means that the computer is seeing a transmission problem. It can be as simple as a speed sensor or as complicated as a serious internal transmission failure. This can...
My car is making a grinding noise
Hello. It sounds like you either have a speed sensor that is not reading correctly or you may have a transmission or transfer case issue. If this is an all-wheel drive model, then it is more than likely the transfer...
The door ajar light won't turn off
Hello. On most vehicles, this is caused by the door switch in the latch assembly failing, or by the wiring from the door jamb wearing and breaking from years of use. All of the door panels will need to be...
Need to locate a drain plug on my transmission
Hello. Your Mazda is equipped with a drain plug on the bottom of the transmission housing. It can be easy to locate as it is different than the other bolts and has a perfectly square head instead of a typical...
Retainer cover/seal on transmission keeps blowing off
Hello. There are several possibilities - the transmission fluid could be overheating due to a cooling issue in either the transmission or the engine itself, the transmission vents and/or breather hose could be obstructed or the transmission fluid level might...
Engine revving
Hi there. Is the Check Engine Light on? This may be caused by a very large vacuum leak or a faulted throttle position sensor. Check for a loud hissing or sucking noise coming from under the hood. I recommend hiring...

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