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Mazda Tribute Questions

Patricia Byrne

I Have A 2006 Mazda Tribute. Got An Oil Change Done And Now My Car Won't St...

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Roy Mcguire

2003 Tribute Will Not Start By Key

can push it and it will start,with it running I can turn key and starter will engage.shut it off and it will not turn over.hear breakers clicking when I try the key

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How Do I Program My New Key To My 2003 Mazda Tribute

i messed up key ignition and got a new one now my car wont turn over how do i program my new ignition switch to the brain

13 views with 1 answer (last answer about a week ago)

I Have A 2005 Mazda Tribute That Makes A Lock And Unlock Clicking Sound Wh...

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Air Not Always Cool... Why???

It seems when I leave the car out in the heat or when I have been driving for only a short time, both fresh air from outside and air conditioner air are not very cold. If it is the Resister, how much ...

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About the Mazda Tribute

Making its debut in 2001, the compact Mazda Tribute SUV was based on the same platform as the Ford Escape (which debuted the same year). It was not the first time Mazdas and Fords had shared components and platforms. In 1979, Ford bought a 25-percent stake in Mazda, and the two automakers have been linked ever since. In fact, Mazda built early Ford Ranger pickup trucks, until Ford took over production of the trucks in the mid-1980s. Mazda did make an effort to distinguish its SUV from Ford's, however, labeling the Tribute as a sport SUV, and backing that up with sporty styling and a series of peppy engines.

Throughout its run, the Tribute was available in both front-wheel-drive and four-wheel-drive versions. Power has been provided by a series of four-cylinder and V6 engines. Initially, power was provided by a 2.0-liter inline four-cylinder engine that produced 130 horsepower, or a 3.0-liter double-overhead-cam V6 that pumped out 200 horsepower. In 2005, power for the four-cylinder was boosted to 153 horsepower.

For its first four years, the Tribute was available in three trim packages, including the entry-level DX, the mid-level LX, and the high-end, leather-interior ES. Following a redesign in 2005, trim packages were revised to include entry-level i and higher-end s packages, with leather seats being available only as an option. Standard features for both packages included air conditioning, power windows, power door locks, anti-lock brakes, dual airbags, and a stereo system with a CD player.