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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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