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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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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...
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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...
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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...
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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....
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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...
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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....
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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...
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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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2004 Mazda Tribubte shut off
This may be a sign of a failing idle air control valve. The idle air control valve monitors the air intake as it is mixed with fuel prior to being injected into the engine. This valve is controlled by the...
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What hose do I need to buy (the one that sits next to the water pump above the alternator)?
Hi - rather than just "throw parts at it," it is a better investment to determine the real problem, and only buy the parts you need. I would recommend having your oil and fluids inspected by a professional mechanic, such...
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Need to find out what part of the car im looking at
Hi there: If it's leaking oil from that part, it's possible that it's an oil cooler (specifically the cooler lines are the ones that tend to leak overtime). However, the best way for us to identify it is for you...
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Very loud pop when turning sharp left leaking transmission or power steering fluid where steering column meet rack
Hi there. If everything else has already been installed from the donor vehicle then it sounds like the high pressure hose is all that you need to install. The hardest part of doing this is the routing. One thing you...
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No cold air coming from air conditioning.
Hi. Usually when the pressure is too high in the A/C system, it means there is a restriction in the A/C system. There could be a clog in the evaporator from debris that has broken off from something in the...
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Does not idle well.
You may have 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 at idle. Since...
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How do I remove a CV axle that is stuck in the transmission?
If the CV axle is stuck in the transmission it will likely need to be removed using a bit of force and the correct tool. If you cannot pull the axle out with your hands, then an axle removal tool,...
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Engine skip - 2008 Mazda Tribute
Hello there, I would need more details about the problem in order to help you with engine skipping on your 2008 Mazda Tribute. If the engine timing is off, it may skip and there is many possible causes for the...
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check engine light came on for about a week then went off for a couple of days and now has returned
Hi there: Looks like you've got two separate issues and questions here. First, if the check engine light came on, vanished and returned again, that's typically an indicator that the ECU (engine control unit) registered an error code or trouble...
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My Check Engine Light is on - 2008 Mazda Tribute
Hi there: The little engine icon is typically the check engine light, which is triggered when an error code is activated and stored in the ECU of your Mazda Tribute. If the engine is running hot, it's most likely that...
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Can a bad bearing mess up the brakes and rotors in the front?
If the wheel bearing is defective, that will not damage the brake rotor or the brake assembly. However, when installing the new bearing, the factory procedure must be carefully adhered to. In particular, the hub retaining nut has to be...
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When I press on gas pedal it makes a weird noise til you let off it.
Hi there: If you're hearing a noise while operating your gas pedal, there are a few items that could cause this including a vacuum leak, exhaust system leak or even a problem with the gas pedal or throttle cable itself...

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