Mazda Tribute Engine Problems
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.
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.
Mazda stutters and misfires
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.
Tribute playing up after oil and filter change
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.
Tribute's a gas
THERE are kits available for the Mazda Tribute. Visit www.lpgautogas.com.au website or phone system developers like Australian LPG Warehouse.
Tribute heavy on fuel
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.
Need a specialist
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.