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Old 06-20-2007, 01:06 AM
 
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Default 2001 Tribute, Timing Belt/Chain

I just bought a used Tribute and have been getting conflicting information on whether it has a timing chain or timing belt! It has 102,000 miles on it so it's kind of important to find out which one! Any factual information would be greatly appreciated!
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Old 06-20-2007, 01:34 AM
 
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Default RE: 2001 Tribute, Timing Belt/Chain

Well the 3.0 V6 does not have a timing belt. It has a timing chain.

Suppose thats good news
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Old 06-20-2007, 07:39 AM
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Default RE: 2001 Tribute, Timing Belt/Chain

Someone correct me if I am wrong, but I think you can see the chain when you remove the oil filler cap.
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Old 06-20-2007, 04:01 PM
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Default RE: 2001 Tribute, Timing Belt/Chain

On the V6 engine you can see the timing chain thru oil filler opening. Tribute with V6 engine has always used a timing chain from 01-06. The 2.3l 4 cylinder used in the Tribute in 05 and 06 is also chain driven.
The 2.0l 4 cylinder engine in the 01-04 Tribute is the only one that has a timing belt.
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Old 06-21-2007, 12:10 AM
 
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Default RE: 2001 Tribute, Timing Belt/Chain

ahhhh, ok, so lesson learned for me...to post what kind of vehicle. It's a 2001 mazda tribute dx, 2.3L 4 cylinder. I guess that's why I keep getting different answers! Even the dealership told me today it was a CHAIN. But if babybuey is correct it's a BELT. That may be the least of my worries anyhow, tonight I lost all power to it on my way to work! So if anyone can help with this I am changing the subject a little, I know, but.....I have a manual transmission, and today when I would take it out of gear into neutral it would rev up to about 3.2 on the RPM gauge.After I would come to a complete stop it would go backdown to 1.0 like normal, it was only if the car was moving that it reved up (and I was not touchingeither the gas or clutch pedal.Then tonight I lost all power. And I do mean ALL. Thanks all you guys for your help! Feeling like my first car buying experience without a husband has gone very very very badly!
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Old 06-21-2007, 11:52 PM
 
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Default RE: 2001 Tribute, Timing Belt/Chain

Babyhuey is 100 % correct, I purchased the "Haynes" repair manual for Escape/Tribute 2001-2003 and it's stated there and it shows pictures of both engines without thevalve covers.
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