Question about 2001 Mazda Tribute
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
SOURCE: My 2001 Mazda tribute column
The same thing happened to my 2001 Mazda Tribute. It was stuck in Neutral. The shifter cable fell off the little metal post under the steering column. To fix it I removed the plastic column covers. Put the round end of the cable back on the little silver colored post. Then secured it on the post with a ring type push nut from Ace Hardware. Total cost of repair was sixty cents. The cables are not always broken. They just fall of the little post.
Posted on Jul 20, 2009
If you have some mechanical ability you should be able to check and repair the problem. First thing you need to do is to set parking brake and block wheels(for safety). Now remove the cover for the shifter and make sure you can see the end of the shifter and watch as you move the shifter does the shift cale move. This is where your problem most likely lies, the shift cable is most likely broken. If you find that the cable is not moving. You can also check this by looking at the transmission and seeing if the linkage moves, that way you don't have to take the shifter apart. That way if you don't want to try it at least you will know that it is the cable. That is usually what happens.
Posted on Sep 26, 2009
The plastic rod ends on the cable assy that goes between the shft lever in the colum and the transmittion are worn. I change the cable for the same reason last week and that fixed the problem.
The cable part number is MZEC01-46-500E the price from the Mazda dealer was US $ 64.98. Is easy to change all you need is aphillips screw driver & pliers
Posted on Jan 21, 2010
Here you got some tip: http://car-tech.org.uk/tips/how-to-fix-a-locked-steering-wheel/ If this will not work and you live in or near London then call them, I am sure they can fix it.
Posted on Jan 25, 2011
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