From the model year 2001 to 2011, the Mazda Tribute has various engines with either a timing belt or a timing chain. It also has both interference and non-interference engines.
Scroll down to see specific data for your model year below.
The timing belt (or chain) maintains the proper synchronization between the various engine components in a combustion engine.
If the belt or chain stretches or breaks, it can lead to catastrophic engine damage.
Timing belts have a recommended replacement interval, while timing chains are generally rated for the engines lifetime, although they need to be inspected occasionally.
|Year||Engine||Belt Or Chain||Interference||Service Interval|
|2011||3.0L V6||timing chain||interference||lifetime|
|2011||2.5L 4 Cyl.||timing chain||interference||lifetime|
|2010||3.0L V6||timing chain||interference||lifetime|
|2010||2.5L 4 Cyl.||timing chain||interference||lifetime|
|2009||3.0L V6||timing chain||interference||lifetime|
|2009||2.5L 4 Cyl.||timing chain||interference||lifetime|
|2008||3.0L V6||timing chain||interference||lifetime|
|2008||2.3L 4 Cyl.||timing chain||interference||lifetime|
|2007||3.0L V6||timing chain||interference||lifetime|
|2007||2.3L 4 Cyl.||timing chain||interference||lifetime|
|2006||3.0L V6||timing chain||interference||lifetime|
|2006||2.3L 4 Cyl.||timing chain||interference||lifetime|
|2005||3.0L V6||timing chain||interference||lifetime|
|2005||2.3L 4 Cyl.||timing chain||interference||lifetime|
|2004||3.0L V6||timing chain||interference||lifetime|
|2004||2.0L 4 Cyl.||timing belt||non-interference||90k miles|
|2003||3.0L V6||timing chain||interference||lifetime|
|2003||2.0L 4 Cyl.||timing belt||non-interference||90k miles|
|2002||3.0L V6||timing chain||interference||lifetime|
|2002||2.0L 4 Cyl.||timing belt||non-interference||90k miles|
|2001||3.0L V6||timing chain||interference||lifetime|
|2001||2.0L 4 Cyl.||timing belt||non-interference||90k miles|
TimingBeltInfo.com is a website designed to quickly find the timing belt (or chain) information for your vehicle.
Understanding the timing system in your vehicle or a possible purchase can save you money and headaches in the long run.
When in doubt, always consult with a professional mechanic.
Also, you can consult the vehicle's owner's manual.