Question about 2001 Mazda Tribute
My Mazda2001 Tribute has 140,000 miles and I have a problem when I start my SUV. The engine cranks right up,but begins to lurch and almost die, but it does not die. It just lurches and once I have driven for a little while it will stop. It only does this when the engine is cool, once the engine is warm it stops.
I took my car in to the shop and they found there was a lower intake manifold gasket leak. They replaced my upper and lower manifold gaskets and now it runs great! We have been going through a process of elimination and started with plugs and fuel filter, then battery, then cleaned the fuel injectors and finally the intake manifold gaskets. Replacing them seems to have done the trick.
Posted on Nov 23, 2008
Yes, it was an air leak but was really the gaskets between the intake manifold which needs removed to replace plugs. Once that was sealed, the engine runs fine.
Posted on Nov 19, 2008
It is the head gasket. Have that replaced and you will be fine. You have an air leak. I was told by the mechanic at mazda that the anti freeze eats away at the gaskets. CRAZY, but it works. I still have an issue with my 2001 Tribute revving while in park. Its always something.
Posted on Nov 18, 2008
My 01 Tribute w/150k miles was doing the same thing... while cleaning the IAC valve I found a collapsed and rotted vacuum hose. It was more of an elbow really...$6.00 from Autozone and It runs like new again!
Posted on May 26, 2009
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