Having problems with your 2005 Mazda Tribute ?
We just replaced our battery yesterday, and this morning, the car was slow to turn over. Our tribute only has 80,000 mi., and has never had mechanicle problems. Is there something I should be looking to replace?
Check the alternator drive belt tension . Then the alternator and voltage regulator. to do this, with the running and lights on ,check the voltage across the battery terminals with a vault meter around13.5 to 15 volts is ok, if 12 volts or lower the alternator or regulator is at fault.
Check the battery terminals and be sure they are tight...This sounds like a classic loose or bad connection at the battery post. Also, verify the battery voltage. It should read 12.7 volts @ 70 degrees and will read lower...aound 11.9 - 12.0 in cold temps.
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