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2001 Mazda Tribute wont start

I have a 01 Mazda Tribute. The engine will start up sometimes but it'll shut off. It shakes too. I have power to the vehicle but it will not start up. How do I fix this?

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  • gohlke2008 Nov 24, 2008

    I have a similar problem, except my 2001 Mazda Tribute will start. Upon starting though it shakes really badly when at idle sped; however, after it's been driven it won't have the same problem on restarts for the rest of the day. Diagnostic tests show "lean" codes. The mass airflow sensor was replaced & gasgets (in case it was an air leak) were replaced. I still have the same problem. Is it an air flow problem or could it be a gas line problem?

  • nmc_ya Dec 10, 2008

    I have a 2001 Mazda Tribute also. Mechanic cleaned the fuel injector system and some of the shaking stopped, not entirely. I also have a whistling sound when changing gears. The mechanic seems to think it's okay - he said the Ford Escape did the same thing. I did not know the Mazda was made by Ford - Fix Or Replace Daily!

  • Anonymous Mar 13, 2014

    can not locate the starter on a 2001 mazda tribute

  • Anonymous Mar 14, 2014

    Have to keep turning switch on and off to start 2008 Mazda Tribute

  • Anonymous Mar 14, 2014

    I have a 2001 Mazda Tribute 3.0 V6 and smell exhaust only when the vehicle is not moving also when the hood is opened there is a very strong smell of exhaust as well.

  • Anonymous Mar 16, 2014

    Have to turn the ignition switch on and off to start 2008 Mazda Tribute

  • Anonymous Mar 21, 2014

    key inserted into ignition; turns but will not start the engine. The battery has been replaced

  • Anonymous Mar 21, 2014

    rear hatch will nor release
    how to open manually

  • Anonymous Mar 26, 2014

    wont start has gas and spark

  • Anonymous Mar 28, 2014

    Hard starting... it always does but grinds away firt.



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The problem is probably an idle air control valve. its a cheap fix. the body is ford the motor is mazda.

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