We have a 2004 Mazda Tribute. It has a bad miss in it and now the electrical systems seems to be going crazy. The interior and dash lights are going on and off. Yesterday when it happened, it wouldn't accelerate at all, then wouldn't shift out of park. Does this sound like the alternator or something else electrical?
Country: United StatesMake: MazdaModel: Tribute ESYear: 2004Engine: V6
Hi,how are you?How has the vehicle been operating leading up to this issue?
Fine. It has had an intermittent miss before, but hadn't had the lights flashing or the not being able to shift.
Ok,what you are describing is the alternator shorting out and or not putting out the proper voltage and throwing the electrics of the vehicle off.
17 years experience as a auto mechanic, foreign and domestic.5 years running my own repair business.