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How many miles do you have on your Tribute, and How many Problems have you Had?

Old 11-05-2017, 05:41 PM
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Originally Posted by ftron View Post
I have a 2004 Tribute 3.0 engine with 162000 miles on it. Besides the usual maintenance, I have not had to do anything to it. But Now I'm having an issue with the gas mileage fluctuating. I used to get 19 MPG. Now It changes every tank full. On one tank full I will get 19 MPG, then the next I will get 15 MPG, then 13 MPG, Then 10 MPG, then 15 MPG, Then 19 MPG, and so on.

Does anyone know what can cause this?
Might be a knock sensor issue causing the ignition to retard due to false knock detection. Scan it for codes to rule out anything the ECU can detect (it can't by definition detect false knock). Make sure you have ruled out poor quality gas as well...
Old 08-26-2018, 08:56 PM
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168,000 on my 2001 Mazda Tribute ES. Repairs to date. New alternator at @100,000. Front brakes replaced with ceramic discs at @ 60,000. Ignition switch brackets(bent) replaced(switch locked up). All coils and plugs replaced twice to date. Front hood molding replaced. New fuel pump at 150,000. All vacuum hoses replaced at @ 90,000, and in process of replacing them again. Idle control valve replaced once and cleaned twice (not really needed). Power steering pump replaced at 165,000. Driver's door handle replaced once, and then fixed again using method posted on here. Driver seat re-upholstered 167,000.Coolant reservoir replaced at 165,000 (cracked on seam). Brake fluid reservoir cap replaced. Currently running great after replacing # 5 coil( with good old coil) and new plug.
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