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2005 Mazda Tribute i 2.3L Man

2005 Mazda Tribute
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24 mpg city / 29 mpg hwy
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March 19, 2013, 12:22 pm

Chris L

Question: 2005 Mazda Tribute - Engine Running Very Rough

Replaced 5 of 6 spark plugs successfully. Snapped number 6 off. Was able to get the snapped off piece with an EZ OUT tool. Not sure if pieces fell down into the egine or not. I put everything back together and cranked the engine. Sounds very rough and has a loud clanking sound.

April 7, 2013, 7:16 pm

Tyler O

Sounds like a piece of the plug fell into cylinder. I recommend not cranking it over any more.

You may need to remove the cylinder head to get the parts out. You may also be able to rig up a small vacuum to clean it out, and use a magnet to pull out any metal parts.

You could use a borescope to look inside the cylinder for damage and remaining pieces...

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