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2001 Mazda Tribute Question: car runs ruff when cold.

 

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lost, 3.0L V6, Latonia, KY, April 08, 2009, 15:01
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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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  • Answer #1

    Bret Bodas from RepairPal Test Shop, April 08, 2009, 15:10
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    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.

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  • Answer #2

    April 16, 2009, 07:25
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    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.

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    Visitor, December 10, 2010, 20:28

    Very helpful as my 2008 mazda tribute does this when it gets very cold.

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    Visitor, September 28, 2010, 08:39

    how to fix new pcm

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    Visitor, December 29, 2010, 14:39

    i had the same problem i had to replace the upper and lower intake manifold gaskets.

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