I have a 2003 Mazda Tribute with the Ford 3.0 V6. I just replaced one of the ignition coils, no miss, but now it has come back. No CEL light though. Bad plug maybe?

Asked by May 01, 2017 at 08:36 PM about the 2003 Mazda Tribute LX V6

Question type: General

I have a Mazda Tribute with the Ford 3.0 V6. It had a CEL light on which
was related to the EGR system, that turned out to be a broken wire to the
vacuum control solenoid for the EGR valve vacuum line. But a few days
ago the vehicle developed an intermittent miss. The next day the miss
became constant and caused the CEL to flash. Took it to AutoZone and
had them check, turned out to be a bad ignition coil on the #6 cylinder.
Fixed that at the same time I fixed the broken connector wire to the egr
vacuum control solenoid. All was fantastic, got the car inspected this
morning and it passed with flying colors. This afternoon on the way to work,
the miss returned, but no CEL on. Vehicle has 199k miles and I have not
had the plugs changed nor the ignition coils except the #6. I bought it late
Dec 2015 and have put about 15k on it. Not sure what maintenance was
done to it before I bought it but it does appear to have been maintained
regularly. Could it be plug(s)? Would a check with the code analyzer show
anything even without the CEL on?

2 Answers

264,095

I would pull a plug or two and see what the condition it is in, if worn, replaced them all.

Ok...well, the CEL did come on when I started it up and left work.I stopped by Auto Zone and had them check it.....now the #1 ignition coil is bad. Going to replace all 6 and the plugs too. Thank God it waited until I got it inspected to go out!

Your Answer

Mazda Tribute Experts

  • #1
    Tom Demyan
    Reputation
    1,070
  • #2
    Js08016
    Reputation
    260
  • #3
    Reelin68
    Reputation
    250
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Ford Escape
1,307 Great Deals out of 103,948 listings starting at $895
Used Honda CR-V
903 Great Deals out of 59,695 listings starting at $1,495
Used Toyota RAV4
836 Great Deals out of 53,246 listings starting at $1,600
Used Ford Explorer
1,245 Great Deals out of 69,554 listings starting at $1,000
Used Jeep Liberty
211 Great Deals out of 7,211 listings starting at $500
Used Toyota Highlander
603 Great Deals out of 37,444 listings starting at $1,500
Used Hyundai Santa Fe
287 Great Deals out of 18,391 listings starting at $995
Used Toyota Camry
1,080 Great Deals out of 86,843 listings starting at $800
Used Jeep Grand Cherokee
1,077 Great Deals out of 72,500 listings starting at $1,195
Used Honda Pilot
728 Great Deals out of 41,139 listings starting at $998
Used Mazda MAZDA3
328 Great Deals out of 27,826 listings starting at $899
Used Kia Sorento
473 Great Deals out of 32,119 listings starting at $2,290
Used Nissan Murano
431 Great Deals out of 23,236 listings starting at $400

Used Cars For Sale

2011 Mazda Tribute For Sale
18 listings starting at $6,995
2010 Mazda Tribute For Sale
27 listings starting at $2,995
2009 Mazda Tribute For Sale
23 listings starting at $5,450
2008 Mazda Tribute For Sale
114 listings starting at $3,000
2006 Mazda Tribute For Sale
137 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.