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Mazda Tribute

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The Mazda Tribute is a compact CUV manufactured by Mazda since 2001. Jointly developed by Mazda and the Ford Motor Company it’s extraordinary performance sets it off from other cars.
  I have the same problem when I adjust the passenger seat or if my wife stuffs her purse under the seat my air bag light comes on. I found out that the wiring harness for the side air bag has a connecter under the seat. If something is pressing on the connecter or if it has been moved (sliding...
Turn on the radio power then press and hold the clock button until the clock time starts flashing. Then use the tuner up/down selection to change the hours and minutes. The "up" arrow changes the hours and the "down" arrow will change the minutes. Just scroll through each until you set the right...
This week, I have changed the brake pads on two vehicles that I have never worked on before. I jack them up and get in there with a full set of Allen keys and small wrenches within reach. I look and see if it needs an Allen key or wrench and approximately what size. Then I try tools that may fit...
Answer  A light that looks like a house? The only answer I can provide is to call your local Mazda dealer. You need an owner's manual don't you? Dealer, salvage yard, ebay, and many online sites are sources.  I had the same problem on my 2002 Mazda Tribute. No one could tell me the answer. I found...
2003 Mazda Tribute brake light bulb replacement: Purchase the correct replacement brake light bulb(s) first, before disassembling the vehicle. See sources and related links below for replacement brake light bulb information. Then consult your owner's manual for the replacement procedure. As simple...
Go to AutoZone and ask one of the fellas to come out and "check your check engine light code". They will be able to tell you what the problem code is, as well as re-set your check engine light.
It is not an easy job and require real mechanic skills and tools, if you have that 1-desconect battery , drain oil and coolant fluid, remove air intake and all plastics on top, remove spark plugs and valve covers and injector. remove water reservoir and power steering too . 2-remove belt and line...
.052-056 - Check your owners manual towards the back of the book - that's how I got this infoive got a 2003 Tribute
Just to the right of the hood release on backside of plastic covering
Spraying it on the cable probably won't help. Take off the rear wheels and something like spray WD40 on the handbrake cable linkages. You could also give the drum a few smacks with a hammer - the vibration can free up a stuck linkage/cable. Might be a good idea to place a small block of wood against...
If 235/70-16 is the OEM tire size then switching to a 245/70-16 will cause your speedometer to read 58.8 at a true 60 mph. You will also have slightly less power.
A lot of Mazda' s will do that. It has nothing to do with the brake. You need to crack the wheel. What I mean by that is to pull the stering wheel hard left, then hard right until the shifter unlocks. Some times this can takes some time but its the only way to free up the shifter. My self and my son...
How mani LBS feron of mazda tribute 2004 .
2004 Mazda Tribute headlight bulb lamp replacement: Purchase the correct replacement headlight bulb(s) first, before disassembling the vehicle. See sources and related links below for replacement bulb information. Then consult your owner's manual for the headlight bulb lamp replacement procedure. ...
I've got a 2002 Tribute and the only recall I can remember is for a possible faulty fuel filter. Nice change from the Holden Commodore I used to run!
It's no cage it means either low coolant or to have the coolant system checked
The 2001-2009 Mazda Tribute takes a special 12" rear wiper blade that is difficult to find in stores. See sources and related links below for more information.
can i change the tires on a 2010 santa fe 235/65r17 to 235/70r16.
If you don't have the key or if your missing a lock. Mazda Wheel  lock Program is available, mine came with a registration card with  a code number for McGard Inc. with my owners manual and warranty  cards. It had instructions and prices. The phone number is  1-800-444-5847. I had mine in no...
6 by 7 for all 4 speakers and the sub in the back is a 8 inch
  == Answer ==     The Fuel filter is located underneath the vehicle, on the left side.   It is in bracket, make sure you don't brake on of the clips, because it only comes with one kind.   Good luck!
I would suspect The hazard switch has failed and/or the flasher relay also.Replace the relay first & see if problem still exsists. If does, hold onto relay & replace hazard switch or combination of both.
I had the same problem. I had to remove the bulb (careful not to touch it with your fingers). Then I took a piece of cardboard and rollied it into a cone-shaped tube. I taped it one end to a hair dryer and inserted the other end into the hole where the bulb goes and left it on for about 15 minutes....
To change the front turn lights (indicators) on a Mazda Tribute (2006 Australian model), turn the wheel away from the side you are working on, then undo the screws holding the forward sections of the mud guards located within the forward section of the wheel arch (on the 2006 model they require a...
You can find the location of fuses in the owner's manual.
how to change alternator in a 2003 mazda tribute 2.0L
All motor vehicles are designed to operate most efficiently and safely with tires of a particular size and aspect ratio. You can sometimes increase the width by a small amount if you decrease the width-to-height ratio so that the overall height of the tire stays approximately the same as the...
They are located under the hood on the passenger side fuse box, labeled "H/L LH" and "H/L RH".
If it has a cabin filter, the drivers manual would show you where, when and how to replace it.
  == Answer ==   Use 5W-20 Oil. For a 2.3L I4 Engine it takes 4.5 Quarts; and for a 3.0L V6 Engine it takes 6 Quarts. (These numbers include oil filter Qty and are out of the manual)
== Answer ==   Examine the door and trunk rubber seal to determine if they are damaged. If so, install replacements.   It may also be the "rain rail". This is a piece of flexible plastic. It is attached to the rear trailing edge of the soft top, and then bolted against the body with...
01-03 Tribute. Remove the two screws on the inside lip. The tail light pulls straight out towards the rear. What you can't see is that it is held in by 2 snaps on the outboard side.
Overdrive is always on by default every time you turn on the engine, even if last time you drove you turned it off. Given that Mazda does this, I believe it is their intention to use overdrive all the time. However, there are times I would turn it off. This would be when going up and down small...
There could be many reasons. But the ones I am familiar with are: If you get an error displayed, try one of the CD cleaners that has a brush on the CD to clean the lens.If there is no power, check the fuse. You will have to find the correct fuse in the owner's manual.If it is only temporary or...
Remove the neg battery cable for 30 seconds. This should work on all pre '96 cars as long as there are no more problems with the car.
I just replaced the idle control valve on my 2001,4 cyl. Tribute and it seems to have solved the problem$.60.00 for the part. I had it quoted to be installed at .5 hr. after it took me 4 hr. of hard work, maybe they know a secret way to get to the under side of the intake manifold, but I don't, it...
No, timing chains are designed to last the life of the engine. They are normally replaced during a complete engine rebuild.
  There is a butterfly valve for the idle air intake. Buy a can of cleaner for this valve from the local auto store, give it a spray, and the motor will probably keep running.
Have you found the answer to this problem? My Mazda Tribute 2002 does the same thing but I don't know what to do.chanrich@nb.sympatico.caI had the same problem a while ago. It's the day time running light module failing. The module is located up under the dash just to the left of the steering wheel....
  == Answer ==   your gas cap isn't on correctly take it off and put it back on correctly
== Answer ==   Battery could low. Check it and Replace the battery   I had this problem for nearly a year (ever since I had bought the car used). Ultimately, having the fuel pump replaced has made my car start up just wonderfully on cold mornings and on hot days.
  On the passenger side under the hood next to the fire wall (near the back of the glove box) under the cover plate and rain shield.
The fuel pump is mounted on top and inside the fuel tank.
I locked the keys in a 2006 Mazda Tribute. Can you use a sim jim to open the door?
My car was having the same problem. I took it to Mazda and they wanted to charge me $4500 to change out 3 catalytic converters and the Egr value. I did not let them touch it and mysteriously all of my brake fluid was gone and my car would not stop. I am not say that Mazda removed my fluid but I had...
Which allen wrench to change brakes on mazda tribute 4wd 2005?
  The Cabin Air Filter is located on the exterior front passenger side underneath the plastic trim that the wipers rest on. To remove the trim, remove the plastic screws and pull the trim away. (the hood must be open to do this) You will see the filter area but I doubt you will find a filter...
== this is your answer ==   Press both setting buttons together for about 5 seconds.
I had the same codes on my 2004 escape v6. I found the exhaust cam on the front head had jumped time. There are three colored links on the chains and they must line up with the timing marks on the cam gears and crankshaft. They are on the front side of the chain toward the fender well and can be...
  == Answer ==     alright these are fun.....you have to take off the plastic covers underneath. There should be two torx bolts that are holding in the assembly that you get to from the front. after this reach up from underneath and push out the assembly through the fender. you wont...
  the iac valve is connected to your throttle body it is a long silver part i am including a pic of the part so you will see what i am talking about. http://www.carpartswholesale.com/images/parts_100/standard/AC270.jpg
Using the drivers side switch, cycle the power door locks LOCK, UNLOCK, LOCK, UNLOCK.   Cycle the ignition from OFF to RUN eight times within 10 seconds, ending in the run position.   The power door locks should cycle to indicate program mode, vehicle is ready to accept remotes. Press any...
i think they wear snowshoes
Remove one Phillips screw from leading edge of door panel (near latch). Remove small cap behind the door handle, inside another Phillips screw - remove screw and then the cup behind the handle. Look down in arm rest and there is another Phillips screw. Last screw is behind the approximately 1 1/2...
  == possibilities ==     Could be a multitude of reasons. Things to look for:   Does the switch light up - the light on the dash,   The whole system is electronic, look at the switch, wiring, transfer case solenoid, etc.   If possible, trace out the system with a multimeter....
The manufacturers of Mazda Tribute placed the PCV valve of a 3.0L V6 AUTO 200HP under the Lower Engine Manifold attached to a hard black metal rectangular shaped housing in the center of the engine. It will be sticking out of the end. The PCV should be black round plastic material. It is similar to...
The 2002 Mazda Tribute OBD 2 port is on rear edge of dash; right of hood release
== Answer ==   It might have a vacuum leak. Check the engine code by using a code reader. Borrow or buy a code reader to find out what the computer is detecting.   Your valves may be sticking open and causing carbon build up thus oxgenation. I would suggest a carbon cleaning immediately, $3 -...
  How do you replace headlight bulb on 2004 Mazda Tribute?
  == Answer ==     One is located to the right side of the engine (when facing the rear of the car) in a box under the hood, and the other is located next to where your left leg would be when you are sitting in the driver's seat. There is a plastic panel cover that should be removed to...
I have a 2004 as well and mine is in the fuel tank. Not very handy and very expensive. I am not affiliated with eBay in any way but you can find new ones on there at a much cheaper price as I have been pricing them myself. Good luck.
Unfortunately,, the Mazda engineers located the PCV valve on the 3.0L engines under the intake manifold--essentially right under the throttle body. You can't see it until you pull the upper intake manifold off. I would definitely change out the PCV valve if you are replacing the spark plugs since...
Where is the module light day on Mazda tribute 2003 4 cylindre
Answer  Front speakers are 4 inches, rears are 5.25 and 6.5  find any speaker sizes:   http://www.lowrider.com/information/speakerfit/oy.php  Try to use Toyota speaker adapter plugs so you don't need to cut wires and mess the electric system up. You can get them from Ebay or Amazon.
The check engine light on a Mazda Tribute gives warning of  potential problems. It can signal overheating, low oil, or engine  misfires.
  There are 6 plugs total three are at the front of the motor and are easy to get to the other 3 are at the back of the motor un the manifold.
Our Tribute is doing the same. Anyone help? It can be the sensor or have the cap checked out. The caps in these go bad. You can replace the cap/container (sold as one unit), or try putting in approximately 1 qt of coolant above the full line (sometimes this works). the floating ball sinks and the...
  This is an easy procedure to perform. Front disk brakes first. I found it faster to replace the front rotors with new OEM rotors purchased from AutoZone (Save the old rotors to be resurfaced later for next time). Also purchased ceramic pads from AutoZone. The rear rotors I had to purchase from...
if it's a v6 it doesn't have one - it's a chain that you don't change
  Estimate from the Dealer was $850, my mechanic charged me $500. Half cost   of remanufactured alternator and the other half is for installation.
  == Answer ==   Maybe misfiring on cylinder 6. Or 4. Take the car to autozone, they scan codes for free!
  == Answer ==   the value of a 2001 Mazda Tribute ranges from $14k to $16k depending on the mileage of the car if it has less mileage then it is more expensive. check some free car classifieds on the net to compare their prices to get the best deal. i had put a link hope this would help you....
There are plugs under the front seats for the air bag wiring.  unplug then replug the wires and the light should go out. It worked  on my 2002.
a lot! its a long process and after doing it once, i will sell the car before i put another one on. there is a lot of stuff that has to be taken off to replace it, and the only way to get to it is from under the car.... like i said, i will not do one again.
  == Answer ==   The engine control module for a quad 4 engine is located under the IDI cover, which is the rectangular, curved piece of metal in the middle top of the engine that fits over the spark plugs. The ECM has the wires connected to it at the edge of the IDI cover. Remove the IDI...
  • Open hood   • On the passenger side of   the cowl is the cover plate   for the Cabin Air Filter.   • Remove four caps from   windshield side of cover   plate.   • Remove 4 screws.   • Remove 4 fittings from   opposite side of cover   plate.   •...
  Push and hold the “clock” button until it beeps. Then use the tuner button to change the time. (Up to change the hour and down to change the minutes.)
open the hood,while standing in front looking at the motor (passenger side of car) there is a spout type looking device that lookks like you can put sometrhing in it but cant see the entire canister because it goes down a ways and is hidden but you can see the spout extention about 2 inches in...
this is my question, lol. my answer is 7 mm Allen wrench. fits like a glove!
For the faint of heart with money: Take it to a dealer.   For those with a sense of adventure and do-it-yourself'ers :    There are many web sites with procedures listing how to program a remote control for many vehicles. Ther are some manufacturers that do not allow it without special...
  If the vehicle has the 3.0L V6 engine, need not worry - it has a timing chain rather than a belt.   If the vehicle has the 2.0L 4-cyl engine, the manufacturer recommends that the timing belt be replaced every 90,000 miles.
== Answer ==   Not a complete answer, but check the brake fluid level. My brake light came on and stayed on last year. Turned out the brake fluid was low. Light turned off after I added some and has been fine since.   I had the same problem-took it to Mazda and lo and behold the brake fluid...
what is spark plug for mazda tribute 2004
If you do it yourself the alternator will cost around $200.00 and 2 days labor. My son just did mine and it was horrible. The alternator sits on the passenger side firewall behind the engine.Dealerships will charge anything from $700 and up to do it, most of that cost will be the labor.Good Luck
  Hey. If it's the flip key, there is a little tab where the key sits when it's not out (in that recessed area of the key fob). i just found it. used a little tool, or a straight paper clip, and press in that tab, and pull the two parts of the key and remote apart. then you'll see 2 little clips...
  We had that problem and brought it in today to get fixed. The problem was the motor overheated.
  its in the owner's manual. usually with pictures.
Battery is not charging due to defective alternator or the battery itself needs to be replace.
  == Answer ==   Front or rear? Drums rear?
  == Front Airbags ==     Yes, I hit a deer going 45-50 MPH...I would have thought the air bags would have deployed...the body shop said I was lucky they did not though.