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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 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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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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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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Brake line leak front right wheel well.
When the metal brake lines have leaks you need to first look to see the reason for the leak. Was the line damaged by something hitting it, rubbing through it or is the brake lines rusted to the point of...
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My car is jerking and the engine light is on.
A loose or leaking gas cap will almost never be the cause of a poorly running engine. It will set the check engine light on and set an Evaporative System fault, but will not make the engine jerk or misfire....
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2008 Mazda Tribute condenser issue.
The condenser on your vehicle is manufacture specific. Now, the years 2001 - 2004 are the same but in 2005 all years had different models of condensers. I say that if the ports are the same, the dimensions are the...
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Beeping sound???
Hello, and thank you for writing in. The vehicle is likely experiencing some kind of sensory error. It will need to have its computer scanned for diagnostic codes. If there are no codes present, you will want to look into...
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Runs rough & Engine light
The codes being set should be investigated first unless they implicate systems or components that clearly are irrelevant as "causes" of a rough running condition in which case you would diagnose and fix the rough running condition first and then...
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What tires should I get for a 2006 Mazda tribute?
Tires are a very subjective topic. It is very important to start your research for tires with asking yourself a few pertinent questions. How many miles will the tires need to last? What is an acceptable price? What kind of...
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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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