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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 need to have my alternator replaced but already have the part on a 2001 mazda tribute will I still have to pay for the part
Hi There, As you may know, there are a few things that can go wrong with your charging system with one of those being the alternator. In addition to the alternator not properly charging the battery, in some cases this...
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Powertrain Light
The power train warning light generally will come on when the computer has detected a fault within the transmission control system. When this happens, the transmission control system puts the vehicle into a "limp mode" which helps to prevent further...
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Can you give me an idea what it cost for the brake pads, rotors, calipers and brake hoses on my 2008 Mazda Tribute
Hello. The cost of the repair will really depend on the amount of work that needs to be done. I would also need to know if that price he gave you was for parts and labor or just parts. If...
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My 2003 Mazda Tribute stalls in gear, no power, rough idle, not the plugs, oil fouled black, clean maf and idle air valve
Hello. I would start by scanning the vehicle for codes and checking to see if all of the sensors are reading correctly. If everything looks good then chances are it needs a new computer. I have seen the computers fail...
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Good day> I have a question. My check engine light just came on. i went to jiffy lube and they hooked It up the the machine and th
There are a few things that can cause a cylinder to misfire. A fuel issue, an ignition issue, or a compression issue. The fuel and ignition are far more common than compression. If your engine has a separate ignition coil...
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put in new radiator and now tranny hose line bubbles up where connected to the new radiator
When the transmission line was reinstalled you cut into the inner lining of the hose and caused the fluid to get under the inner liner. You have to replace the line now or it will burst and cause loss of...
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Replaced radiator and lost transmission fluid, replaced fluid and back tires are locked up car won't "drive" or move
Hi there. To be completely honest, we really don't understand what you are stating here. If your rear wheels are locked, it's probably mechanical as opposed to an electrical glitch. Please clarify what service was performed so we can help...
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Back wheels won't turn,just drag
A few different things may cause the brakes to stick or lock up. The master cylinder may be causing this if it has not been properly bled. If you loosen the lines to the master cylinder and they free up,...
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My od light is flashing.
Normally, when the battery light comes on, this means that the alternator is no longer charging the battery and has likely failed. I would recommend having your alternator tested to determine if it is functional. Many other warning lights can...
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Whole Car shakes while driving
It sounds like you may have a failing or worn out wheel bearing. A wheel bearing will usually fail due to pitting or small damage on the surface of the rollers or the bearing race. Both the surface of the...
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Car runs hot after short drive. Replaced thermostat and radiator fan assembly.
It sounds like you may have a water pump that may not be pumping correctly or may be failing. Generally, when a water pump is going bad, you may hear a bit of a whining sound combined with the pump...
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What could b wrong if when I het to 55 mph and then push the gas the car vibrates. But when I let up on the gas it's fine. And the
The vibration and shaking when accelerating may be a transmission shift issue or the engine is misfiring under a load. The shaking when braking may be due to warped brake rotors. You should have the computer scanned for misfire or...
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When I'm going 55 and accelerate the car vibrates but when I'm excelerating it is fine...
Based on your description, I believe the most likely cause of this issue would be a faulty CV joint. The CV axle has two CV joints one on each end. At higher speeds if one of the CV joints is...
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I replaced the filler neck on a 2010 tribute. (Cap less system) but the check fill neck light is still on the dash. There is no op
Hi Andrew. In most cases, when this warning light is initially illuminated, it will need to be removed from the ECU manually by a professional mechanic completing a warning light inspection first. This is likely the reason why the light...
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Engine sputters when idle, does not hesitate or sputter when pressing accelerator.
The first thing to check for in any drivability problem is air leaks. Any air that gets into the engine without being measured will lean out the system and cause problems. Look at all the rubber hoses and boots under...
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Battery died out on me while driving. Bought a new one runs OK, But the bat light on the dash flickers. Both batteries test at 13
If your red battery light is coming on, this indicates that the battery is not being charged. A good charging voltage with the engine running should be at above 14 volts. If the charging voltage is anything below 13.9, I...
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Old battery tests good. Alternator tested bad but still runs car with a new battery. Shuts off when old battery is put back in.
A brand new battery most likely has a much higher charge than the battery that was in your vehicle or your spare battery. Since these batteries are older and have been drained and recharged multiple times it is possible that...
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Power steering problem
If the power steering pump is making a noise when entering the pot holes and coming out of them, then the pressure control valve may be sticking and temporarily causing the steering to get hard. If there is nothing wrong...
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Car almost stalled, steering wheel locked up, all lights on dashboard came on, pushed gas pedal and nothing happened.
Hi there. When the engine is stalling and sputtering, this is an indication that the fuel system has lost pressure. Check the fuel pump relay and see if it is hot and if its clicking on when the key is...
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My serpentine belt came undone but it isn’t showing tear and wear. What made it come undone completely?
Hi there. Typically when a serpentine belt falls off intact, it's due to a failed belt tensioner or pulley. It's best practices to replace the pulley's and tensioner when you install a new serpentine belt.

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