2004 Mazda Tribute Repair and Maintenance
A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your 2004 Mazda Tribute
- why is my oil light intermittently blinking?
- Cam Pully bearing has gone out on my car. How hard to replace it?
- Why does my Mazda tribute sputter and start missing when it rains outside?
- 2004 Tribute Stalls at startup, low idle after opening throttle for 2 mins.Help?
- how a defective catalytic converter affects engine performance? do CEL turn on?
2004 Mazda Tribute Problems
The DPFE (differential pressure feedback EGR) sensor tends to fail. The DPFE sensor monitors function of the EGR valve by measuring pressure changes in the exhaust gas recirculation (EGR) system. Symptoms of a failing DPFE sensor are hesitation or stumbling when driving along with illumination of the Check Engine Light.
If the engine is misfiring, it may be caused by a damaged wire(s) which connect the fuel injectors to the Powertrain Control Module (PCM). The damaged wire(s) can be repaired or the emission wire harness replaced. A misfire can result in a loss of engine performance and illumination of the Check Engine Light.
If the engine stalls after a cold start (the vehicle has been parked for a while), the idle air control (IAC) valve may be sticking. It may be fouled with carbon buildup. If cleaning the valve does not solve the problem, replacement will be needed.
2004 Mazda Tribute Questions
It is a faint flicker of the oil light, when I am at high speed and then slow down, as in highway traffic, the light flickers. When I go back up to highway speed it stops flashing. It does not do it if I am not on the highway.
I have replaced two catalytic converters and my alternator on this car now the cam pully bearing is gone out. What next
Everytime it rains the car will not run properly. Sputters and misses. Moisture is building somewhere???
2004 Mazda Tribute Recalls
Mazda Tribute models equipped with a V6 engine are being recalled because inadequate clearance between the engine cover and the speed control cable connector could result in a stuck throttle when the accelerator pedal is fully or almost fully depressed. This risk exists regardless of whether or not the speed control (cruise control) is used.
A stuck throttle may result in very high vehicle speeds and make it difficult to stop or slow the vehicle, which could result in a crash. Dealers will correct this concern by increasing the engine cover clearance. Remedy parts are expected to be available in mid-August. Until then, dealers will disconnect the speed control cable as an interim remedy if parts are not available at the time of an owner's service appointment. The Mazda recall number is 6812G.
2004 Mazda Tribute Reviews
Except for needing new brakes a little sooner than I thought should be necessary, this has been the most reliable car I've ever owned. The 4 wd I would not get again as the gas mileage is only 15-19 combined.61,000mi and ZERO problems!!