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We have a Mazda Tribute 2006 V6, 3.0L. Somehow the oil was

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We have a Mazda Tribute 2006 V6, 3.0L. Somehow the oil was gone and blew the engine. We are trying to find an engine for it(not a Ford engine).Everywhere we go they tell us we need to know if it is driven by an exhaust camshaft or driven by an intake camshaft.The vin number is ***** you help us?
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Mazda
Expert:  sprinkles08 replied 1 year ago.

Hello and welcome to JustAnswer!

They're asking if the water pump is driven by the intake or exhaust cam.

The water pump is on the flywheel side of the engine rather than the front as in most vehicles. The pump is driven by a belt, the belt driven by a camshaft. You'll need to look at the pulley driving the water pump belt and see if it's connected to an intake or exhaust cam. The intake cams are closest to the intake, the exhaust cam is closer to the exhaust manifold.