is it worth replacing my 2003 mazda tribute engine??
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??
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
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.
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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