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Mazda Tribute Q&As
Check out real-world situations relating to the Mazda Tribute here, particularly what our experts have to say about them.
My Mazda Tribute 2003 is in good condition, with two previous owners and only 147,000 km. However, it suffers from a loss of power and a loud squealing noise when I accelerate...
What you might find is that the loss of power and the squealing noise could be completely unrelated. In any case, a loss of power can be caused by any number of problems, so an electronic scan of the car would be the first move in diagnosing that problem.
You might be on the right track, meanwhile, in thinking that the squealing noise has something to do with the rubber drive-belts in the engine bay. These will often emit a high-pitched squeal if they get moisture on them. Typically, this will be coolant from a leaking water pump or a leaking radiator (both of which are located handily near the belts). Even though the belts may be perfectly tensioned, coolant leaking on to them is definitely capable of producing the noise you’re hearing.Show more
Tacho issues with a 2003 Mazda Tribute
The problem with the gauges needs to be investigated by an auto electrician. With the fuel it appears there is a problem with the pick-up in the tank under cornering when the fuel is being pushed to one side. It could be the pump or the filter inside the tank.Show more
Tare mass of Mazda Tribute V6?
The tare mass of the V6 model is 1527kg; the four-cylinder model is 1434kg, which might help explain the discrepancy.Show more
Cost and frequency of Tribute timing chain replacement?
The 2005 Mazda Tribute had either a 2.3-litre four-cylinder engine or a 3.0-litre V6, both of which had timing chains. They don't normally require changing. The only reason you might change the chain was if it was worn and/or noisy. If it's a 2.3-litre four-cylinder engine it's likely to cost around $2000, if it's a V6 it's going to be closer to $3500.Show more
Mazda Tribute Fuel Consumption
The Mazda Tribute is available in a number of variants and body types that are powered by ULP fuel type(s). It has an estimated fuel consumption starting from 10.5L/100km for SUV /ULP for the latest year the model was manufactured.
|Year||Body Type||Fuel Consumption*||Engine||Fuel Type||Transmission|
|2008||SUV||10.5L/100km||2.3L||ULP||4 SP AUTO|
|2007||SUV||10.5L/100km||2.3L||ULP||4 SP AUTO|
|2006||SUV||10.5L/100km||2.3L||ULP||4 SP AUTO|
|2005||SUV||10.3L/100km||2.3L||ULP||4 SP AUTO|
|2004||SUV||10.1L/100km||2.0L||ULP||5 SP MAN 4X4|