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Guest Message by DevFuse

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2002 Mazda Tribute gear selector sticks

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#1 OFFLINE   firefighterfox


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Posted 27 December 2013 - 06:06 PM

My 2002 Mazda Tribute occasionally does not want to come out of park. I have removed the steering wheel and top cover. The brake safety solenoid appears to be working.(I can see it moving back and forth) The problem seems to be when I pull back on the gearshift selector. It's at that point that I can hear a very faint click or tick sound. I may have to try this several times before it releases completly and allowas the shifter to move downward.

Any suggestions as to what might be causing this problem?

Thanks in advance.


#2 OFFLINE   Thelegend


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Posted 06 January 2014 - 06:01 PM

You sould have been moore frequent on your transmission fluid changes, and you shouldn't have taken it to Jiffy Lube either. Your best bet is to drain and fill the trans fluid run it shift gears. Drain and fill again. Do this 3 times. Yeah the transmission fluid is expensive. on the last drain and fill you want to get a bottle of LUBE GUARD from NAPA or who ever sells it. put the whole 10oz bottle in. Shift Rev, 1, 2, 3, D. Neutral Rev D. If that don't work then you have bad seals.

#3 OFFLINE   alyse


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Posted 13 January 2014 - 10:55 AM

Interesting.  Did you ever find anymore out?

#4 OFFLINE   UncleBuck


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Posted 03 February 2014 - 05:50 PM

Nuetral safety switch?

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