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2001 MAZDA TRIBUTE COLD STARTING PROBLEM

When starting engine cold is runs rough. Once running for 10 - 15 min runs fine. Also lack of vacuum when first starting. When engine warms up all appears to be normal

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  • Anonymous Jan 19, 2009

    I have the same problem!

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My wifes car had this same problem at about 100000 miles and after many trips to the shop it turned out to be carbor build up in the intake manifold. A fuel injector cleaner was hooked up and it helped the problem, but did not completely solve it. In oreder to get it totally clean the intake had to be removed and clean it out manually.

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    Felix Banuelos Mar 04, 2015

    I did that, nothing happened.

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Tanks for the tips ok if works

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