Question about 2001 Mazda Tribute
Started backing out of a parking spot yesterday (turning and reversing) and my car made a grinding noise then stopped and would not go any further. Put it into drive and it clunked and grinded, but moved forward fine. Tried to reverse again and it did the same thing. I can maybe go 5 feet in reverse before it locks up. Drives forward fine, some light grinding noises when I turn. Car has 230,000 miles. Had transmission replaced 4 years ago. The four wheel drive indicator light is flashing, but it has been flashing on and off forever and we always assumed the censor was just messed up. Could this be a rear differential problem?
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Posted on Dec 12, 2012
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
I had the same problem. I changed the transmition by an used one. It was fast, money and future problems save.
Posted on May 05, 2009
the planetary gears in the differential are stripped time to put this baby in the shop...
Posted on Nov 14, 2009
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If u keep it below 25 miles an hour you should make it, but this loud noise worries me, this noise means something is coming apart, if it does it may lock the trans up, so keep the speed down.
Posted on May 27, 2009
Yes , unfortunately The transmission does need service... My trans guy says he may be able to repair the trans and replace it...(R&R)... for about $600 , let me know how you wish to proceed.
Posted on Jul 21, 2010
First have the brakes checked, the abs and 4wd lights need to be checked, this is done with a scan tool, the computer stores codes telling you what part of what system has failed this will help in finding the problem, the noise my be a bad wheel bearing and has gotten bad to the point it has damaged the abs sensor and has made the lights come on , this is a guess you will need to have the computer scanned to get the codes. hope this helps, good luck.
Posted on Dec 10, 2010
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