is it worth replacing my 2003 mazda tribute engine??

Asked by Mar 21, 2015 at 01:02 PM about the 2003 Mazda Tribute ES V6 4WD

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

I have a 2003 mazda tribute v6 with 170k miles on it..recently it died on me and I was told it was the starter, but after that was replaced come to find out it wasn't the starter..come to find out it was the motor_one side wasn't turning so I was told I have 2 choices which is to either junk the truck or buy a new engine... over the past year I have replaced a lot of parts and was actually going to trade it in after I got it back running, but now that I find that it is the engine I don't know if it is worth it.. any help?? is there any way to actually fix one side of a motor to turn or no??

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If 'one side is turning' it has either a broken timing chain (no belt) and it is an interference engine, or a broken crankshaft, and there is always a way but not practical. Not even close. My point being you were told the truth, your engine is shot. RIP. It's worth maybe $4,000, running in good condition. You put a rebuilt engine will cost more than it's worth. ($4000, https://www.automd.com/iq/results/?quote_request_id=7494261) Then you have transmission with 170k ..time for another car

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Depending on how many parts you have already replaced and how practical this Tribute is for you... it may be worth saving. A used engine is about $1,000 and you can usually get one installed for another $500. The mileage of that engine would be in the 100K to 150K. If you can afford to put $1500 to $2000 into it and drive it for a few years before selling it, then that is what I would do. You can probably message me on here and I can give you a link to use to find an engine local to you from a parts yard.

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Hey im looking for an engine for my mazda tribute can you give me a link where I can get it I greatly aprreciate it.

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What year motor can i swap into my 2003 mazda tribute es

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