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#1813 of 1866 How do you get the paint code?
Apr 19, 2007 (5:07 am)
I own a Mazda Tribute 2002 V6 purchased in Canada. The color I beleive was Sandust metalic. Anyways, now that rust is starting to show up (is is normal to have exterior rust after 5 yrs), I would like to put touch up paint.
Do you know what the color code is for the Sandust Mettalic color? It's a tribute having two colors. The one I need is the lighter tone color and not the color of the bumper (which is darker in color). The guy at Canadian Tire asked me to check the sticker on the driver's side door. But when I did check, all it shows its the tire size and pressure and vehical weight capacity...nothing on the color code.
#1814 of 1866 Re: How do you get the paint code? [joe_2476]
Apr 19, 2007 (9:01 am)
The color code should be on a sticker under the hood. It should either be 21C or 26C. The Canadian names are different than the US names so I'm not sure what Sandust is.
#1815 of 1866 Wheel bearings ib 2005 Tribute
Apr 19, 2007 (3:57 pm)
Are the wheel bearings in the 2005 AWD Trib sealed or can they be repacked?
#1816 of 1866 Re: How do you get the paint code? [maltb]
Apr 20, 2007 (4:11 am)
Thanks for your reply. I was able to obtain it. Unfortunately, I had to call the dealer because I did not see anything under the hood...yes there were labels but nothing related to colour code.
As for my Tribute, I will just keep it until it rots away. The exterior trunk door has started rusting. Unbeleivable. I seem to be getting rust along along the border at the end of the tailgate and ontop of the license plate...where the lights shine on the license plate. 5 yrs now I have this Tribute now, I am happy with it? Anwser would be no. Not just because of the rust but all the other problems I had with it. Since I now have a bad experience with Mazda, this will be the first and last Mazda that I own.
#1817 of 1866 Re: Dashboard Radiator Indicator Light [gregmaz]
Apr 27, 2007 (7:43 pm)
I have the same problem on my 2001 - the radiator indicator light goes on once the engine has warmed up. It sometimes stays on, sometimes goes off, and then goes back on a while later. The temp. gauge has never gone above 1/2, and the fluid level in the overflow tank is very good. Should I worry? What might be wrong - bad indicator light?
May 02, 2007 (1:37 pm)
">That's nothing. Just the other day in my 02' as I was driving down the road my transmission blew up and spewed parts all over the road! Then, all 4 tires fell off! Then the back hatch started to squeak and it too fell off. Just about then I noticed that my dealer had put in Mercon V instead of Mercon. That must explain the doors falling off. Now my paint is fading and Mazda won't make good on it! I'll never buy another Tribute again what a lemon.
Believe what you want. More than half of these postings are BS just like what's above. I have 140K on my 02' and few problems (all minor).
#1819 of 1866 Re: Postings [mechnix]
May 02, 2007 (5:42 pm)
You realize, of course, that you are replying to a two year old posting.
I am glad that you have experienced few problems with your Tribute. I am also glad that you took the time to read all 1800+ postings in order to provide us with your evaluation.
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#1820 of 1866 Re: Postings [tidester]
May 03, 2007 (10:12 am)
Yes, I know its old. New post, old post. My point is everyone should read between the lines in these posts. There are people who have other motives in posting problems (or have they really had problems?)with their autos. Granted, there are people with problems and these boards can be of help. But, let the reader beware, all is not as it seems!
#1821 of 1866 Airbag indicator light problem
Jun 13, 2007 (5:27 am)
I hope someone can help. I own a Mazda Tribute 2002 V6. 6 months after I purchased it, I had a problem with the airbag indicator light appearing on the daskboard. It would blink on and off and then it would stay on. The garage at the dealar replaced a sensor module on it. Now 5 years later and guarantee being expired, I am running into the same problem where the light blinks and then it stays on while driving.
Has anyone out there experienced the same problem and if so, how did you resolve it? Must I bring it to the dealer to get this repaired? Any info would be nice.
#1822 of 1866 Re: Regular chirp being heard?? [hcor]
Jun 22, 2007 (10:05 am)
Just bought a used 2005 GT Tribute with 39K mileage last week. It was just last night I noticed that chirp or squeaking sound that seems coming from the right side, which comes and goes. Most of the time, its not there.
I think it's already been discussed here before, I'll keep looking for the postings.
If there's new info about it, it'll be much appreciated.