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2004 Mazda Tribute repairs by problem area

Engine (46%)

Transmission and Drivetrain (4%)

Brakes and Traction Control (15%)

Suspension and Steering (12%)

Electrical and Air Conditioning (23%)

Paint, Rust, Leaks, Rattles, and Trim (0%)

Other (0%)

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2004 Mazda Tribute repair cost distribution

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$1000 - $2499 (0%)

$500 - $999 (56%)

$100 - $499 (44%)

< $100 (0%)

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2004 Mazda Tribute 4dr SUV

200-horsepower 3.0L I4 4-speed automatic FWD

Mazda Tribute in Victoria, Australia
Mar 2014 - Dec 2016
May 2015

69420 mi

A $390
Auto electrician replaced motor for tailgate which would not close using the remote. It could only be closed manually with the key. 
Mazda Tribute in Queensland, Australia
Sep 2013 - Sep 2015
Sep 2014

119040 mi

A $350
Faulty coil/over spark plug issue on cylinder number 5 replaced. Other plugs also replaced. Finally fixed after three attempts. Dirty fuel seems to have been the trigger. 
Feb 2015

124000 mi

A $2876
Noisy front discs & rear drums and intermittent low pedal operation. Leaking Power Steering Pump Low operation or going to the floor pedal intermittent... 

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2004 Mazda Tribute 4dr SUV

200-horsepower 3.0L I4 4-speed automatic AWD

Mazda Tribute in Ontario, Canada
Feb 2015 - Sep 2016
May 2015

104160 mi

C $785
Repaced front pads & rotors, 80,000km since last repair where only the pads were changed. Mechanic also noticed that all 4 flex hoses needed replacing. Rear shoes are original & still have 35% left. throttle cable sticks on full acceleration because engine cover does not provide enough clearance. 
Oct 2015

112600 mi

C $250
EGR wiring had corroded & needed replacing 
Jun 2016

122760 mi

C $700
Alternator needed to be replaced 
Jul 2016

124160 mi

C $200
Idle sensor defective 
Mazda Tribute in Idaho, United States
Sep 2013 - Aug 2014
Apr 2014

49000 mi

US $200
Replaced in tank fuel pump. 
Mazda Tribute in New Hampshire, United States
Mar 2010 - Dec 2015
Jun 2011

98000 mi

US $500
Alternator went bad and had to be replaced, along with the main power cable from the battery to the starter. Significant part of repair bill was labor to replace alternator (had to rip out bunch of front suspension area to get to it) 
Jun 2012

104000 mi

US $275
Flex pipe fell apart and had to be replaced. Shop welded new flex section into existing stainless system from factory - including converter/muffler/resonator - all of which are still in great shape 
Jul 2013

114000 mi

US $700
Vehicle started misfiring - diagnosed as old plugs - replaced plugs and coil boots - secondary replace IAC and TPC sensors Rotors/pads replaced 
Sep 2013

114000 mi

US $500
Misfire still existed from before - replaced 2 coil packs and also fixed bogus plug replacement from previous trip. Completed emissions test successful - NH state inspection. All set! 
Oct 2013

114000 mi

US $39
Faulty front sway bar end links. Replaced by myself in garage. 
Jul 2015

117700 mi
After long drives, the O/D light would come on indicating a possible error, but none was found. Restart after letting vehicle sit would result in no light. 
Mazda Tribute in Georgia, United States
Jul 2013 - Jun 2016
Dec 2015

156000 mi

US $150
Vacuum hoses had melted through and needed to be replaced 

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2004 Mazda Tribute 4-door

4-cylinder automatic AWD

Mazda Tribute in Thailand
Jan 2014 - Sep 2016
Oct 2014

51640 mi

- Air compressor worn out inside, made noise, but still cool. (Replaced new one, 364 US$) - Condenser coil got rust inside and decay. (Replaced new one, 182 US$) - Replaced new Dyer and Expansion Valve. - Recharge refrigerant and oil. - Water Pump and Pulley connected plans, both were not flat and caused misalignment with the belt. (Replace both Water Pump, 82 US$ and Pulley, 12 US$) - Crankshaft Pulley was little unbalance due to the core rubber deteriorated, caused noise when starting the engine. (Replace new Crankshaft Pulley, 166 US$, and new serpentine belt, 52 US$) - Found noise from the alternator when engine running. (Replace the Alternator both front and end bearings, 55 US$) 
Jan 2015

53720 mi

During driving, the engine was shut off with the engine lamp buzzed and couldn't start the engine. Checking by Mazda Service Centre with ECU diagnosis and found the faulty Crankshaft Position Sensor Wiring was broken. Repaired the wire, OK. 
Oct 2015

58060 mi

Stabilizer Links both left and right were broken. 
Jul 2016

63220 mi

Battery indicator shown up on dashboard, then later checked by mechanic and found the alternator fault. Replace a new genuine one, then solved. 

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