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2005 Mazda Tribute i 2.3L Man

2005 Mazda Tribute
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Front Wheel Drive, 4 Door SUV, 2WD Sport Utility Vehicles
24 mpg city / 29 mpg hwy
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October 30, 2012, 9:31 am

Jennifer R

Question: My Mazda tribute won't power on, start, or even go into neutral. What could it be?

I went to start my car yesterday and it made a weird noise and would not turn over and no interior lights came on. We tried to put the car in neutral to get it out of the garage and possibly jump start it but nothing. Not sure which fuse it would be or maybe a battery issue? Its hard to tell because a dim light in the passenger side lights will come on. Any ideas what caused this or what might fix it?

November 3, 2012, 10:25 am

Richard W
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Sounds like you have a bad battery or a bad battery cable. I would take the battery out and have a auto parts store check it. If the battery is dead. Get a new one. After you install it I would check to make sure that all the lights are off in the car. If they are. You mite have a short. I would have the short looked at by a shop.

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