2003 Mazda Tribute Q&A
2003 Mazda Tribute Question: Won't stay running
Sometimes when i try to start it up it will start then die.If i press the gas and keep the rpm up i can keep it running but as soon as i let off the gas it dies again.If i hold the brake, put it in gear and take off real quick it will go and then it will idle but this is my moms car and thats to dangerous for her to be doing. If anyone has had this problem and had it fixed it would be a great help to know what it was. because taking it to the shop and having them fish around is very costly. thank you for your input. - Bigcheese944
Take it from a 30+ year experience mechanic: If you think they're "fishing around," then you need to find a shop you trust or understand that this work in no joke, or both. I'm sorry it costs money to work on cars, too, but that's life.. Try checking the EGR valve, it may be leaking or sticking. Check the Intake Air Control (IAC), it's cheap and easy to install, check the vapor management valve for leaking or sticking, Also there's possibly a PCM reflash available for stalling, too. If you want to find a specialist, here's a directory link for you: https://repairpal.com/directory?address=45067&car_brand_names=Mazda - Superbob
Just purchased 2002 Tribute w/148k mi. Driving home the vehicle would buck and hesitate only at slight throttle. Pressing the accelerator further would cause problem to go away. Got it home, shut i...