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My 2003 Mazda Tribute has the battery light come on at various intervals, sometimes flickers and other times stays on for awhile and then shuts off. Recently had Battery and Alternator replaced, tested with battery light on and system was properly charging. Dealership at a loss as to what it may be. Any suggestions. Thank you

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You might want to follow the wire(s) that go into your alternator are properly connected. If you have a bad connection on either side it will cause it to cut in and out and fry the coils in it.

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Each plug has it's own coil. There will be 3 coils mounted on each side of the engine. They are located under the coils. You may have to remove the intake manifold to get to the rear plugs. Big job, may want to consider going to the dealer. Probably about a $450 repair(ouch).

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You didn't post your engine size so please choose the one that is applicable:

To Remove:

  1. Disconnect the battery cables.
  2. Remove the drive belt using the following procedure:
    • The serpentine accessory drive belt on this engine follows a complicated path and, if equipped with A/C could involve as many as seven pulleys. The belt must be installed properly. Some vehicles have an underhood label showing the proper belt path. It is good practice to take the time to sketch a drawing of the belt’s path BEFORE removing it. This will save much time and effort at reassembly.
    • Raise and safely support the vehicle.
    • Remove the right front wheel and tire.
    • Remove the bolts retaining the right front lower splash shield and set the shield aside.
    • Rotate the accessory drive belt tensioner clockwise and remove the accessory drive belt.

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SOURCE: How to remove rear wiper arm on 2003 Mazda

lift the arm outward and a tab will show at the base of the arm. Pull it outward (the tab) and simply pull the arm away from the mounting stud

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