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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
SOURCE: Have 2002 Mazda Tribute, 64,800
I would sure hope so if they were the only one to touch it, but the factory may have to arbitrate this one. You might as well get prepared to fight for this one. Be sure you understand what they mean by oil pan plug getting rough? Put the vehicle on a lift and view the pan/plug area to be certain that it's not damage from hitting a wheel stop/curb. You will look foolish if it was the fault of a careless parking incident. Take a dated picture for the factory, to prove it was not damaged by carelessness.
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Posted on Oct 27, 2008
I have had the same problem at almost exaclty the same milage. 2004 Mazda 3 3 door hatchback (5 door sedan). I was told by the service manager that there is a valve in the manifold that fails and starts flapping, sounded just like a collapsed lifter. I think this should be covered under warranty. If not the mfg warranty the emissions? .. good luck.
Posted on Jan 02, 2009
Was this mechcanic certified? It sounds like your altenator has a weak diode or regulator instead if the car does start every day. To see if you have a bad diode take a volt meter and set it to the DC switch for direct current. Have the red probe to red (POSITIVE) and black on black (NEGATIVE) It sould give you a reading of 13.5 volts when the engine is running. If not switch the red wire from the meter to the black (Negagtive) on the batteryand the black wire from the volt meter to the red (Positive) to the battery. If you get the same reading when inverting the wires you have a bad diode. A diode only lets current flow one direction. If it shows flowing both ways it will under charge your battery causing it to die out
Posted on Jan 23, 2010
Testimonial: "You asked me if it was mechanic certified? What does that mean? I don't have a voltage meter at home. Is Dealership responsible for this? Thanks"
I have found a company that does these very cheap and are technicly brilliant i had many questions and they seemed to answer correctly with confidence. They supplied the part to me for £500, i have checked from this for the automotive solutions guys that did it for £450 but couldnt find them which is why i went with these. The company is Onlineautomotive.co.uk and i spoke to someone Called Darrell. There number is anyone wants it is 0844 880 4149 he did giv me a direct number but im sure he wouldnt want me to list that on here as its his work mobile.
Posted on Apr 29, 2010
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