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2003 Mazda Tribute SUV DX 2.0L Man

2003 Mazda Tribute SUV
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Front wheel drive, 4 Door SUV, 2WD Sport Utility Vehicles
23 mpg city / 28 mpg hwy
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October 28, 2011, 7:00 pm


Question: 4 wheel drive light blinks

At time my 4 wheel light indicator will blink.
I can just start the Tribute and not have it in 4 wheel drive. before I even put it in drive the indicator will start to blink. It doesn't do this all the time. At times it will start to blink while I'm going down the road, with out the 4 wheel drive on.
Any one have any ideas on what it could be?

October 28, 2011, 10:20 pm

Ron W
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the light should indicate a fault code in the 4WD computer. Have a shop pull the codes for you to see what they are. Also check your owner's manual. If the light blinks in a pattern, it may be giving you flash codes that you can decode.

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October 29, 2011, 8:54 pm


Thanks for your reply, but I have been to three shoppes and no code shows up. The owners manual is no help.

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