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Q: Engine skip - 2008 Mazda Tribute

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Engine skip

My car has 10400 miles.
My car has an automatic transmission.

A: Hello there, I would need more details abou...

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 engine timing being off. The most common is the timing belt, belt tensioner, or camshaft position sensor. A qualified technician, such as one from YourMechanic, will be able to diagnose your engine issues and perform any repairs required. If you would like to ask another question, you can visit our Ask a Mechanic page to follow up with another question.

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