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by Salsa Guy
Tue Aug 14, 2018 1:33 pm
Forum: Forced Induction
Topic: Some random supercharger questions
Replies: 1
Views: 223

Re: Some random supercharger questions

Don't waste time on CAI get an SRI and they'll run with no issues. Boost Gauge is simple either basic Analogue Gauge or electronic. I HIGHLY suggest an AFR gauge. Yea it's $200 but if something it's working right it'll let you know before blowing up the engine. MPGs drop isn't much, all depending ho...
by Salsa Guy
Mon Aug 13, 2018 6:28 pm
Forum: For Sale/Wanted
Topic: WTB/T: 1zz T25 Turbo manifold
Replies: 0
Views: 114

WTB/T: 1zz T25 Turbo manifold

Looking for a 1zz T25 Turbo Mainfold. Have a 2zz T25 Turbo willing to trade if interested. PM for best results.
by Salsa Guy
Thu Jul 20, 2017 8:03 am
Forum: The Vibe Lounge
Topic: New member from OK
Replies: 5
Views: 395

Re: New member from OK

I've got a 03 VGT and live in OK also, Welcome to the site!
by Salsa Guy
Wed Apr 12, 2017 3:02 pm
Forum: Tech Info & Do-It-Yourself Info
Topic: VIBE GT CRANKS BUT WON'T START
Replies: 13
Views: 965

Re: VIBE GT CRANKS BUT WON'T START

Check the Am1 and EFI fuses. One's under the hood and one under the dash.
by Salsa Guy
Sun Mar 19, 2017 12:43 pm
Forum: The Vibe Lounge
Topic: New guy
Replies: 11
Views: 735

Re: New guy

Setup a photobucket account and link them to your posts.

Welcome to GV!
by Salsa Guy
Sun Mar 19, 2017 12:42 pm
Forum: The Vibe Lounge
Topic: Got my 6th Vibe!!!!!! 2nd Gen Amazing Deal
Replies: 9
Views: 914

Re: Got my 6th Vibe!!!!!! 2nd Gen Amazing Deal

zbyers wrote:Awesome deal. I didn't realize we had competition!!


Think you are losing now.
by Salsa Guy
Sat Mar 18, 2017 5:33 pm
Forum: Maintenance Bay
Topic: Torque Specs for Valve Cover
Replies: 2
Views: 583

Re: Torque Specs for Valve Cover

I've replaced the gasket on the 03 VGT and it's not much according to the manual.
by Salsa Guy
Sat Mar 18, 2017 5:28 pm
Forum: Engine & Transmission
Topic: 2007 intake question
Replies: 5
Views: 611

Re: 2007 intake question

Doubt the intake is the issue. You may want to check for an exhaust leak. Basically a P0171 comes from un-metered air getting into the system so the problem would be from the MAF to the engine. If you want to try a 05 intake I'll be happy to loan you mine if you pay for shipping. Again I doubt that'...
by Salsa Guy
Sat Mar 18, 2017 4:39 am
Forum: The Vibe Lounge
Topic: OG (Old Guy) Checking in...
Replies: 12
Views: 1127

Re: OG (Old Guy) Checking in...

Bluecrush was one of the few that boosted an AWD Vibe/Trix. Remember those days??
by Salsa Guy
Sat Mar 18, 2017 3:59 am
Forum: Problems & Warranty Issues
Topic: High Idle 03 Vibe GT 2zz
Replies: 17
Views: 1861

Re: High Idle 03 Vibe GT 2zz

I've been researching high and erratic idle on the 2zz engines on different sites over the past 2-3 years and the common thread seems to be cleaning the TB and IACV. What I believe is happening these TB wear, the butterfly will shift on the horizontal axes and dig into the side of the TB. During thi...
by Salsa Guy
Mon Jan 16, 2017 6:08 pm
Forum: Engine & Transmission
Topic: Need vacuum hose and air intake diagrams
Replies: 1
Views: 493

Re: Need vacuum hose and air intake diagrams

Base, AWD, GT?
by Salsa Guy
Thu Jan 12, 2017 4:27 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: GenVibe Meet 2017
Replies: 29
Views: 3386

Re: GenVibe Meet 2017

FYI the block code is totally useless.
by Salsa Guy
Thu Jan 12, 2017 4:17 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: GenVibe Meet 2017
Replies: 29
Views: 3386

Re: GenVibe Meet 2017

I'm booked. I set up the meet and greet with Justin for you Nick. Just saying!
by Salsa Guy
Thu Jan 05, 2017 8:36 am
Forum: Engine & Transmission
Topic: VibeGT - Engine high reving on its own
Replies: 22
Views: 2058

Re: VibeGT - Engine high reving on its own

My observations on 2 different TBs is that the Butterfly is shifting and jamming on the TB. IACV cleaning/replacement did nothing. Cleaning the TB seem to make it worse. Cleaning the MAF is useless. Replaced every vac line going in and out of the TB. Had a TB rebuilt by MWR still no help. There's a ...
by Salsa Guy
Wed Jan 04, 2017 7:00 am
Forum: Problems & Warranty Issues
Topic: actuator door clicking, question=-
Replies: 8
Views: 647

Re: actuator door clicking, question=-

jamesmetairie wrote:Salsa Guy
how much time did you get out of the flipped side?

About 3 years

Thought someone had a part number for the the gear.

Anyone???
by Salsa Guy
Sun Jan 01, 2017 9:30 am
Forum: Problems & Warranty Issues
Topic: actuator door clicking, question=-
Replies: 8
Views: 647

Re: actuator door clicking, question=-

Unfortunately my door is clicking again and the gear is already flipped. Haven't searched it yet but isn't there a PN for the gear or just the entire Assy (Which is $50 on Amazon).
by Salsa Guy
Sun Jan 01, 2017 9:07 am
Forum: Engine & Transmission
Topic: 2006 GT Replace TPS w/o replacing throttle body?
Replies: 11
Views: 987

Re: 2006 GT Replace TPS w/o replacing throttle body?

OK the 06 VGT is Drive By Cable and don't believe it was subject to the PCM recall. There is an idle set screw on that TB you can adjust to raise the idle. However I'm wondering if your IACV maybe plugged. Yes the TPS can be changed easliy. FYI the 03-06 VGT/XRS 2zz and AWD 1zz where drive all by ca...
by Salsa Guy
Tue Oct 25, 2016 7:16 pm
Forum: Problems & Warranty Issues
Topic: High Idle 03 Vibe GT 2zz
Replies: 17
Views: 1861

Re: High Idle 03 Vibe GT 2zz

P0420 can be thrown due to A faulty secondary oxygen sensor, although you don't want to change it unless you know for sure as they aren't cheap. P0420 could also be due to the high performance cat and not because of the other issues codes you're getting I'm out of options unless it's a bad wire som...
by Salsa Guy
Tue Oct 25, 2016 7:13 pm
Forum: The Vibe Lounge
Topic: 03 AWD Accident Help
Replies: 13
Views: 1131

Re: 03 AWD Accident Help

Disclosure, I used to work in the auto insurance claims business so my advice may be biased. Everything they're telling you so far is correct. It's a total loss because the approximate value of the car is close to or less than the cost of repairs and they have no reason to pay more $ to fix a car o...
by Salsa Guy
Mon Oct 24, 2016 5:32 pm
Forum: Problems & Warranty Issues
Topic: High Idle 03 Vibe GT 2zz
Replies: 17
Views: 1861

Re: High Idle 03 Vibe GT 2zz

The CAT is aftermarket Magnaflow replaced about 2.5 years ago.
Rear O2 sensor should be fine, no fault codes regarding it's health. Front O2 was replaced the same time as the CAT.
Had several random EVAP codes but found a problem with a VSV.

Yea it makes no sense.
by Salsa Guy
Mon Oct 24, 2016 3:11 pm
Forum: The Vibe Lounge
Topic: 03 AWD Accident Help
Replies: 13
Views: 1131

Re: 03 AWD Accident Help

OK here's the direction for you.

Price 03-05 AWD Vibe/Matrix on Autotrader with same miles and options.
Price on KBB RETAIL.

Submit to Insurance what the value of your car is.
by Salsa Guy
Mon Oct 24, 2016 3:03 pm
Forum: Problems & Warranty Issues
Topic: High Idle 03 Vibe GT 2zz
Replies: 17
Views: 1861

High Idle 03 Vibe GT 2zz

Been fighting a high idle issue in the 03 VGT after warmed up. It will rev as high as 3K and if I tap the pedal it will back down to 1.2k-1K. Here's what I've done. Cleaned the IACV, and TB. Didn't help Replaced the IACV with one from MWR. Didn't help, Also popped P0505 code occasionally. Replaced t...
by Salsa Guy
Sun Sep 18, 2016 7:31 pm
Forum: Engine & Transmission
Topic: My Vibe IS dead!
Replies: 23
Views: 2266

Re: My Vibe IS dead!

Good to hear Brian!!! Long time no see brother. Glad to hear you are still ticking!
by Salsa Guy
Sun Jan 10, 2016 8:39 am
Forum: The Vibe Lounge
Topic: New user here
Replies: 6
Views: 2798

Re: New user here

Welcome to GV
by Salsa Guy
Fri Nov 13, 2015 4:18 pm
Forum: Maintenance Bay
Topic: My Monroe Quick-Strut Story
Replies: 24
Views: 4748

Re: My Monroe Quick-Strut Story

Thanks for the update! After some time of driving, would you please report back if these springs are any more comfortable than the original springs? I have had the quick struts on all four corners of my vibe for 35,000 miles now and from day one I felt the monroe springs were softer (lower springs ...
by Salsa Guy
Fri Nov 13, 2015 4:12 pm
Forum: Problems & Warranty Issues
Topic: P0171b?
Replies: 13
Views: 702

Re: P0171b?

The 05 were not really affect by a leaky manifold gaskets 03-04 were. You have a 10 y/o car and not sure what inspections and maintenance you have done but start with hoses and clamps around the intake and TB. Use a Carb Cleaner to isolate the issue.
by Salsa Guy
Mon Aug 31, 2015 4:10 pm
Forum: Engine & Transmission
Topic: 2003 Vibe GT Replacement Engine
Replies: 3
Views: 654

Re: 2003 Vibe GT Replacement Engine

TRB has it right and you can add Corolla XRS to the list of donors cars. The exhaust header would be different on the 04+ because of the smog pump I believe. You should just use the one off your engine.
by Salsa Guy
Sun Aug 30, 2015 10:31 am
Forum: Forced Induction
Topic: My Super charger install with pictures
Replies: 7
Views: 8090

Re: My Super charger install with pictures

GREAT WRITE UP!!!!
by Salsa Guy
Mon Aug 10, 2015 3:04 pm
Forum: Engine & Transmission
Topic: Best cold air intake for 07 vibe.
Replies: 4
Views: 821

Re: Best cold air intake for 07 vibe.

Get a SRI, easier to install, maintain and the gains are the same. The big difference between the 03-04 and 05-08 is the valve cover breather port. On the 03-04 is built into the Throttle Body on the 05+ it's built into the intake hose. Many Used the 03-04 CAI/SRI on the 05+ by either adding a breat...
by Salsa Guy
Fri Jul 24, 2015 3:18 pm
Forum: The Vibe Lounge
Topic: Thanks and Goodbye
Replies: 6
Views: 711

Re: Thanks and Goodbye

Awesome and hope your new car services you as well as the Vibe!
by Salsa Guy
Fri Jul 24, 2015 3:00 pm
Forum: Handling, Suspension, & Brakes
Topic: 2003 GT Lowered Rear Spring Issues Help
Replies: 5
Views: 810

Re: 2003 GT Lowered Rear Spring Issues Help

Well after putting in the Stock RSB, driving 80 miles, there's no issues even after hitting a few corners and bumps that would normally cause the noise. The Strut top brackets, insulators and Bump stops are original. The mounts, Struts and springs are new. My thoughts are one of two things. 1) The H...
by Salsa Guy
Fri Jul 24, 2015 6:01 am
Forum: Handling, Suspension, & Brakes
Topic: 2003 GT Lowered Rear Spring Issues Help
Replies: 5
Views: 810

Re: 2003 GT Lowered Rear Spring Issues Help

The springs are moving without a doubt. Had to remove the wheel to move the spring back into upper mounting bracket and reposition the insulator. I put the stock RSB back in last night and no issues so far. The bushings look OK but I can see if they are going south the stiffer RSB could cause the up...
by Salsa Guy
Thu Jul 23, 2015 8:44 am
Forum: Handling, Suspension, & Brakes
Topic: 2003 GT Lowered Rear Spring Issues Help
Replies: 5
Views: 810

2003 GT Lowered Rear Spring Issues Help

on the 03 GT 1 year ago I installed a set of Sportline lowering springs and replaced the Struts in all 4 corners with monroe. After a week or so of driving the car was aligned. No problems at all for 1 year. April of this year I added a Hotckiss RSB, 17" wheels and new tires then had it aligned...
by Salsa Guy
Tue May 05, 2015 3:40 pm
Forum: The Vibe Lounge
Topic: Just bought a used 2004 GT...
Replies: 7
Views: 550

Re: Just bought a used 2004 GT...

Not much but plan on a new clutch, if it hasn't been replaced, very soon. Unfortunately the HVAC system is made by GM and expect an issue with the recir door. It's an easy fix for a DIY. May want to consider changing the Transmission Fluid and stay with GL-4 type. The other 95% of the car is made by...
by Salsa Guy
Mon May 04, 2015 7:28 pm
Forum: The Vibe Lounge
Topic: 03 Vibe Salvage Title New Member
Replies: 7
Views: 598

Re: 03 Vibe Salvage Title New Member

Welcome! Very Safe cars for their size, plenty of visibility great for young drivers.
by Salsa Guy
Mon May 04, 2015 7:26 pm
Forum: The Vibe Lounge
Topic: Chicagoland 03 Vibe GT Owner looking for advice?
Replies: 13
Views: 1319

Re: Chicagoland 03 Vibe GT Owner looking for advice?

I did Quick Struts on my 03 GT easy repair. Be careful torqueing down the top bolts because I broke one off. Transmission Fluid needs to be GL-4. I'd stay away from GL-5 "Yellow Metal Safe". Try some Speed Source Shifter Bushings to help smooth things out with shifting. I'm planning on a c...
by Salsa Guy
Mon May 04, 2015 7:06 pm
Forum: The Vibe Lounge
Topic: New Member in Madison, WI!
Replies: 11
Views: 665

Re: New Member in Madison, WI!

Madtown is awesome! Grew up in Oconomowoc and partied in Madison. Being a GT have you hit Lift yet? It's always good to clear the pipes from time to time.

Good Luck
by Salsa Guy
Mon Apr 27, 2015 8:00 am
Forum: The Vibe Lounge
Topic: New vibe owner and member here
Replies: 15
Views: 807

Re: New vibe owner and member here

Welcome to GV! No recall on the ECU for the 03-04 Fwd 1zz. IM gasket it a popular repair. Solid cars should last you many years!
by Salsa Guy
Sat Apr 25, 2015 11:27 am
Forum: The Vibe Lounge
Topic: New '03 Vibe GT Owner
Replies: 12
Views: 996

Re: New '03 Vibe GT Owner

Nice Find, looks clean.
by Salsa Guy
Thu Apr 23, 2015 8:29 am
Forum: For Sale/Wanted
Topic: Vibe on craigslist
Replies: 3
Views: 478

Re: Vibe on craigslist

What engine management are you running/
by Salsa Guy
Tue Apr 21, 2015 10:44 am
Forum: Problems & Warranty Issues
Topic: fried something?
Replies: 25
Views: 1053

Re: fried something?

Will the engine turn over? Can you communicate with the ECU while the ignition is on?
by Salsa Guy
Sun Apr 19, 2015 10:37 am
Forum: Engine & Transmission
Topic: belt tensioner piston?
Replies: 8
Views: 672

Re: belt tensioner piston?

It's not hard. Read some posts on it. Just need a floor jack and some stands. Jack up the RH Wheel, place a stand under it, remove wheel, remove inner fender, remove motor mount bolts from fender well, loose brake line brackets, take belt off, lower the floor jack, put a block of wood between floor ...
by Salsa Guy
Sun Apr 19, 2015 6:22 am
Forum: Engine & Transmission
Topic: belt tensioner piston?
Replies: 8
Views: 672

Re: belt tensioner piston?

Take the Motor mount and break lines loose then jack up the engine just to remove the mounting bolt. Yea it's a pain
by Salsa Guy
Sun Apr 19, 2015 6:06 am
Forum: Engine & Transmission
Topic: belt tensioner piston?
Replies: 8
Views: 672

Re: belt tensioner piston?

Replace to whole unit, it's not worth messing with. Changing the tensioner is a bit of a PITA.
by Salsa Guy
Wed Apr 15, 2015 3:57 pm
Forum: Engine & Transmission
Topic: Will a 2zz run on a 1zz ECU?
Replies: 5
Views: 825

Re: Will a 2zz run on a 1zz ECU?

I'm not sure it will run. You are lucky enough that the ECU pin-outs are the same, I think and the harness is pretty close. No dude you need to buy the ECU, you can get a 03-04 GT/XRS ECU but the 05+ won't work. I'd suggest you look over a few 1zz and 2zz ECM diagrams.
by Salsa Guy
Thu Apr 09, 2015 6:25 am
Forum: The Vibe Lounge
Topic: Hello new member in need of help
Replies: 34
Views: 2122

Re: Hello new member in need of help

Did you verify it has been done?
by Salsa Guy
Wed Apr 08, 2015 6:44 pm
Forum: The Vibe Lounge
Topic: Hello new member in need of help
Replies: 34
Views: 2122

Re: Hello new member in need of help

The 06 was under the ECU recall. Has it been replaced?
by Salsa Guy
Wed Apr 01, 2015 6:16 pm
Forum: Handling, Suspension, & Brakes
Topic: Will 03 Matrix XRS lowering springs fit my 03 Vibe gt?
Replies: 8
Views: 1126

Re: Will 03 Matrix XRS lowering springs fit my 03 Vibe gt?

New lowering Springs for these cars are normally $100.
by Salsa Guy
Wed Apr 01, 2015 6:05 pm
Forum: The Vibe Lounge
Topic: trans cooler
Replies: 12
Views: 905

Re: trans cooler

Normally it's the lower that is Rad to Tranny. On my Trix and Lexus it is. I'd say disconnect the lines, put them in a bucket, start it up and see what happens. Worst case is that you'll need to add some fluid.

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