Question about Mazda Tribute
Our car starts fine but then when we are driving the engine cuts out so we have no steering or brakes so it's very scary! Can't get in to Mazda for over a week but need to drive to work.Please Help! P.S. Have had this problem before with this car but can't remember what the problem was.
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
Your problem sounds as if the thermo sensor....which controls the air
fuel ratio when engine is cold....is faulty. It is a common fault on
This is not an expensive part, and takes only a short time to fit.
Posted on Feb 27, 2009
Hi, You need to plug this into a code reader and see what codes are stored the most common reason for the engine cutting out is internal fuel pump failure will also cause poor starting
Posted on Jul 10, 2009
DEFINETLY THE IGNITION MODULE, WHEN THE "CHIP" HEATS UP, IT OPENS CIRCUIT THUS ALL POWER TO THE PLUGS IS LOST DUE TO AN INOPERATIONAL COIL.
Posted on Jul 29, 2009
the lights come on and the power steering goes because the engine has stalled while you are driving. it is the exact same condition as when you turn the key to the "on" position w/out actually starting the engine (all the same lights will be on and no steering because engine not running).
as for why this happens...sadly there are too many possibilities to usefully list here.
This is the basic equation for why your engine runs:
fuel + spark + compression = a running engine
The fact that your engine usually works means you can discount the compression piece of that equation.
This leaves fuel and spark. If loss of spark is the cause of the stalling, it is almost definitely in the primary side of the ignition system which means: don't go get a 'tune-up'. Tune-ups almost never-ever-ever fix driveability problems. The primary side of the ignition system consists of the crankshaft position sensor, camshaft position sensor and engine computer...to name a few things.
It is also possible you are losing fuel pressure intermittently, which could be due to a failing fuel pump, but this is an unusual presentation. Typically they are found to be bad when you try to start it up initially rather than **** out in the middle of running.
Then again, this whole thing could very possibly just be due to a loose wire connection in a really unfortunate place. Impossible to tell from here, so you'll probably have to settle with taking it in somewhere. I will say this: don't waste time/money taking it to a shop until it absolutely will not start up again. Shops can't diagnose a problem unless it actually has the problem while they are looking at it. good luck
Posted on Sep 29, 2009
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