My Tribute died while at the Mazda dealer getting a new brake boost and fuel filter

Asked by Dec 15, 2014 at 09:15 PM about the 2001 Mazda Tribute ES V6

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

Took my Mazda to a dealer today with a hissing noise.  They said it needed a brake booster.  I also asked them to replace the fuel filter.  They called me back later in the day to say the car died and it's a bad fuel pump.  They also said the cruise control isn't working.  My first thought is they did something wrong & now I have to pay for it.  Any ideas or help would be appreciated.

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You'll have to take their word for the fuel pump. But I'd go down to the garage and see if you can start it and leave to get a second opinion. The fuel filter might have been installed in the wrong direction, BTW not allowing it to run properly. Sounds like they are trying to drum up work, cleaning out your pockets.

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Visit the garage and listen for the fuel pump after turning the key ... if you hear it come on then go off within 5 seconds of less then the Tom above has the problem spotted. The Hissing noise could have been the garage mechanic

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I would have taken it somewhere else for another opinion. IMHO if the car were making a hissing noise that was the brake booster that would have meant you had a vacuum leak and your car would have run like crap at lower speeds and enough of a vacuum leak would have set off the EGR warning

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