2001 Mazda Tribute Q&A

2001 Mazda Tribute Question: car runs ruff when cold.

replaced era&idle air control thats what the check engin light said to do.motor still doesent idle when cold,runs great when warmed up. whats up with this car? -
Answer 1
Check for vacuum leaks, this will cause rough running cold and can make other components read out of their range and set the check engine light. -
Answer 2
You might also check the coils. There are six. One for each plug. My Tribute would shake and sputter each time it rained. Bad coil on cycl #5. After the car warmed and the coil dried out, it ran great. -
Comment 1
Very helpful as my 2008 mazda tribute does this when it gets very cold. -
Answer 3
how to fix new pcm -
Answer 4
i had the same problem i had to replace the upper and lower intake manifold gaskets. -