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?
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2001 Mazda Tribute Question: car runs ruff when cold.
Answer #1Bret Bodas April 08, 2009, 18:10Master
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 #2RJBurns April 16, 2009, 10:25Enthusiast
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.
ReplyVisitor, December 10, 2010, 23:28
Very helpful as my 2008 mazda tribute does this when it gets very cold.
Answer #3Visitor, September 28, 2010, 11:39
how to fix new pcm
Answer #4Visitor, December 29, 2010, 17:39
i had the same problem i had to replace the upper and lower intake manifold gaskets.