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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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I turn the key and nothing happens
Be sure any engine immobilizer system (security system) is not activated, thus preventing the car from starting. The battery should be load tested by a professional. Load testing can only be reliably performed on a fully charged battery. If the...
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Car shuts off while driving.
Hi there. There could be many reasons for the engine to stall out while driving the vehicle. First, check the battery and make sure that its in top condition and has a full charge of 12.6 volts. Then check the...
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Car is not registering gears and is losing power.
Hi there. It sounds like an issue with the throttle position sensor on the throttle body. When you cleaned the throttle body, the sensor was probably not functioning correctly and you made it somewhat work. I recommend replacing the throttle...
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Car running really rough
Hi There, If you have tested and checked all coil packs and spark plugs with everything checking out properly, it may be likely that your issue is related to fuel delivery such as low fuel pressure or potentially a dirty...
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Car dies when accelerating.
Hi there: I don't suspect your battery is the issue; but there could be a problem with your alternator. The battery's primary job is to provide cranking amps to start the vehicle. Once it's started, power to the vehicle and...
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I have white smoke coming out of exhaust and engine running rough.
Hi There, It sounds like you may have a failing cylinder head gasket allowing coolant to leak from the water passages into the cylinders resulting in the coolant being burnt in the combustion chamber with the fuel. If this is...
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My steering wheel is locked.
Hi there. Sounds like the steering wheel lock solenoid is not working. To get to the solenoid or to remove the lock, you would need to remove the battery cables (both) and remove the horn with the airbag from the...
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I need alternator advice
The alternator is computer controlled and using the wrong year one may not charge or may damage the computer. The 2004 is wired different than the 2005 or 2006 ones. I do not think the cheaper one will work. ...
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Car dies when I apply brake and turn wheel at the same time
This may be a result of a dirty or failing idle air control valve. The idle air control valve reads the air intake as it is mixed with fuel prior to being injected into the engine at low speeds and...
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Window switch is not functioning in my 2002 Mazda Tribute
Hello. If your power windows are not functioning through the driver side window switch then it is likely that the switch has failed. Window switches have internal contacts that can break or wear out, which can result in the switch...
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Multiple Issues
The weak battery may be a result of a faulty alternator or voltage regulator. As you may know, the alternator is responsible for charging the battery while the engine runs by generating amperage and recharging the battery while the engine...
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Crankshaft Position Sensor wiring harness not getting enough voltage possibly?
Hello. Thank you for writing in. There are several different components which will cause a cranking-no start situation. The CPS is a good component to test, however without knowing what units your voltmeter was in its hard to compare your...
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Tire sounds like it wobbling up and down
Hi there. What you are describing is common with a broken strut mount, or tie rod bushings that are worn out. However, in some cases, it could be the tire itself that is cupping and causes a washboard-type sound and...
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When I try to trun it over it just clicks with low lights.
What you are describing sounds like a faulty starter solenoid. If you hear a clicking sound when turning the key, it is likely that your starter solenoid may be faulty. The starter solenoid is located on the starter and has...
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Would a cold-air intake benefit my car?
Hi there. You might be better served to contact a Mazda shop locally to seek their advice after they inspect your car. The problem with cold air intakes and aftermarket intake systems and that they often negatively impact the sensors,...
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Hesitates when stopping at lights and drives good off and on..
There are a number of things that may cause the car to hesitate when accelerating such as low fuel pressure, a dirty or faulty mass air flow sensor, clogged or dirty fuel injectors, a faulty throttle position sensor or potentially...
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Car goes in all gears but will only move in reverse
This is often a sign of low transmission fluid or a faulty transmission control solenoid. As you know, automatic transmissions use pressurized hydraulic fluid to change gears. Every time a gear change is required, the car's computer activates a transmission...
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I have a 2000 budget
If there is an exhaust system restriction that can be determined during an exhaust system inspection. It is possible for a restriction to account for your difficulty but it is also possible that the problem you are having just mimics...
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Does the catalytic converter have to be removed in order to change the oil pan gasket? 2001 Mazda Tribute
Hi there - yes, it is necessary to remove the exhaust manifold and catalytic converter (1 integrated piece) for the front cylinder bank to remove the oil pan and it's gasket. This is an unfortunate result of the tight packaging...
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Please ,If possable can I get the aprox .time for a fuel filter replacement? Thank you!
Hello. I just looked up the maintenance intervals for your particular vehicle and the fuel filter is suggested by Mazda to be replaced every 36 months or 30000 miles, whichever one comes first. I will ask customer service to send...

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