Do I need a new computer>

Asked by Feb 05, 2014 at 03:23 PM about the 2006 Mazda Tribute

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

My 2006 tribute stopped as I was driving.  My mechanic said the compter is sending a command for the coils to spark but none are sparking and it is my computer.  Does this sound correct?

8 Answers

251,375

We would need the trouble codes which set the check engine light to help. Here is an article to explain a misfire..http://easyautodiagnostics.com/ford_cop_coil_escape/cop_coil_te st_1.php

3 of 3 people found this helpful.
69,475

No, if the computer is sending the command then it's doing it's job. Sounds like the coil(s), wiring, or the control module is bad. HTH. -Jim

1 of 1 people found this helpful.
20,085

Your ECM sends the ground signal for the injectors to pulse not the fire. The power comes from the ignition switch. He needs to install a noid light in one of the injector plug ins and see if it flashes when cranking. If it flashes then there is no problem with the ECM to injectors If it doesn't flash he needs to use a test light to see if it is not getting power or no ground when cranking. If no ground the ECM is bad. If no power start tracing from the ignition switch.

1 of 1 people found this helpful.
50

My car did the same as Kanita. They said I need to replace both cpu and colis. Is that true?

5 of 5 people found this helpful.
20

My daughters 05 Mazda Tribute just died and would not restart. After trouble shooting everything it came to be the engine control module. Bought new module (460.00) and everywhere that I read it said to replace all 6 Coils at the same time. Even the big red sticker on the new module said warranty would be void if new coils were not replaced.I did not replace coils, had new module flashed and keys made and car started right up but had a misfire. Replaced the coil (65.00) that was bad and it ran like a champ until the next day. Now I have the same issue as before. I need another engine module and I will replace all 6 coils. I found out the hard way that when a coil goes bad it shorts out the module. I know better than taking the short cut but I was hoping. Good luck......

2 of 2 people found this helpful.
21,175

If the test codes indicate that your computer is malfunctioning, it probably is true! The question is, do you trust your mechanic? I certainly trust mine. If he told me that , I would definitely believe him. Good luck.

1 of 1 people found this helpful.
20

What does it mean when I go to drive my Mazda Tribute my abs light and my break light come on and the dash is l

1 of 1 people found this helpful.
20

The dash starts beeping and my speedo goes like when its resetting but does not do anything

1 of 1 people found this helpful.

Your Answer

Tribute

Looking for a Used Tribute in your area?

CarGurus has 934 nationwide Tribute listings starting at $995.

ZIP:

Mazda Tribute Experts

  • #1
    Tom Demyan
    Reputation
    1,030
  • #2
    Js08016
    Reputation
    260
  • #3
    Reelin68
    Reputation
    220
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Ford Escape
1,124 Great Deals out of 84,648 listings starting at $999
Used Honda CR-V
829 Great Deals out of 53,612 listings starting at $1,007
Used Toyota RAV4
856 Great Deals out of 59,020 listings starting at $1,690
Used Mazda CX-7
32 Great Deals out of 1,208 listings starting at $2,497
Used Honda Pilot
414 Great Deals out of 25,384 listings starting at $1,400
Used Ford Explorer
800 Great Deals out of 62,675 listings starting at $1,425
Used Mazda CX-9
120 Great Deals out of 6,616 listings starting at $2,995
Used Toyota Highlander
451 Great Deals out of 24,811 listings starting at $2,299
Used Jeep Liberty
238 Great Deals out of 7,197 listings starting at $990
Used Nissan Xterra
76 Great Deals out of 3,304 listings starting at $1,995
Used Nissan Pathfinder
293 Great Deals out of 23,866 listings starting at $2,500
Used Chevrolet Equinox
981 Great Deals out of 80,171 listings starting at $1,750
Used Mercury Mariner
34 Great Deals out of 1,260 listings starting at $1,995
Used Mazda MAZDA3
325 Great Deals out of 26,763 listings starting at $950

Used Cars For Sale

2011 Mazda Tribute For Sale
30 listings starting at $4,995
2010 Mazda Tribute For Sale
24 listings starting at $4,825
2009 Mazda Tribute For Sale
21 listings starting at $5,950
2008 Mazda Tribute For Sale
6 Great Deals out of 122 listings starting at $3,495
2006 Mazda Tribute For Sale
3 Great Deals out of 139 listings starting at $2,500

Content submitted by Users is not endorsed by CarGurus, does not express the opinions of CarGurus, and should not be considered reviewed, screened, or approved by CarGurus. Please refer to CarGurus Terms of Use.