Mazda Tribute Engine Problems

Tacho issues with a 2003 Mazda Tribute

Answered by CarsGuide 20 Apr 2018

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.

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Cost and frequency of Tribute timing chain replacement?

Answered by CarsGuide 15 Jul 2016

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.

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Mazda stutters and misfires

Answered by CarsGuide 3 May 2012

I don't know of a widespread issue that would cause your problem. It's an old car and first I would be having the ignition and fuel system serviced. If that doesn't prove to be a solution I would be looking for a faulty electrical connection associated with the engine and its sensors.

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Tribute playing up after oil and filter change

Answered by CarsGuide 19 Jul 2010

Check the fuel pressure to make sure it hasn’t dropped since you changed the filter. Perhaps put the old filter back on and observe what happens to the idle speed, fit another filter if the speed returns to normal.

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Tribute's a gas

Answered by CarsGuide 17 Jul 2008

THERE are kits available for the Mazda Tribute. Visit website or phone system developers like Australian LPG Warehouse.

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Tribute heavy on fuel

Answered by CarsGuide 8 May 2008

MANY owners are unhappy with the fuel economy of their Tributes. LPG kits are available and cost about $4500. With the government rebate you would recover the outlay in two years driving 15,000km a year.

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Need a specialist

Answered by CarsGuide 27 Apr 2006

THE Tribute is a gas guzzler, but that's far too high. It should be more like 13 litres/100 km. I suggest you take it to a Mazda specialist and have a diagnostic check. There are several possible explanations for the problem, one being the oxygen sensor.

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