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by Caretaker
Thu Jul 09, 2020 4:41 pm
Forum: The Others
Topic: Auto Show Hunters
Replies: 35
Views: 1328

Your Next Car

This is getting very interesting. Toyota just announced the Corolla Cross. It is headed to Thailand first, but with luck we'll have it here as a 2022 model. It has the same dimensions as a Subaru Crosstrek and likely will be offered with/without the Prius' hybrid system as well. Sweet. Just search 2...
by Caretaker
Tue Jul 07, 2020 3:28 am
Forum: Maintenance Bay
Topic: Anybody replace the wiper fluid pump?
Replies: 6
Views: 44

Re: Anybody replace the wiper fluid pump?

Since you do hear the pump operating, and yes the rear "sprayer" (which is nothing more than a waterfall and not a spray) is working properly, perhaps you can blow compressed air into the front rubber tubes and free whatever is blocking water from coming out the nozzle.
by Caretaker
Sun Jul 05, 2020 4:03 am
Forum: Problems & Warranty Issues
Topic: Cold Start Sound
Replies: 2
Views: 46

Re: Cold Start Sound

Yes, while I'd admit you have a lower pitch than the "normal" bendix gear malfunction inside the starter (which is a lot more scratchy), if you have never had your starter replaced - knowing that these Denso starters have a long history of failure over many japanese models - please start (no pun int...
by Caretaker
Fri Jul 03, 2020 9:54 am
Forum: The Vibe Lounge
Topic: Is it possible the shop screwed up my daughters head gasket while changing timing cover gasket and valve pan gasket
Replies: 7
Views: 92

Re: Is it possible the shop screwed up my daughters head gasket while changing timing cover gasket and valve pan gasket

While there is no way I could possibly answer your question, I had my entire engine removed when my timing cover gasket started leaking down the entire side and on to the belts and pulleys. It cost me $2200 to get the job done. Now 2.5 years later, I'm still driving my car and crossing my fingers fo...
by Caretaker
Sun Jun 28, 2020 5:27 am
Forum: For Sale/Wanted
Topic: back widow 2006 vibe needed
Replies: 3
Views: 77

Re: back widow 2006 vibe needed

There are lots of used car parts websites to put in your car's information (make/model/year) and your location to find a replacement from a junk yard. Here's just one:
https://www.partshotlines.com/
by Caretaker
Sat Jun 27, 2020 2:09 pm
Forum: The Vibe Lounge
Topic: A casual plan for lemons
Replies: 6
Views: 140

Re: A casual plan for lemons

Sure got me stumped. Although as we just tied the all time record high yesterday at 99 (it has never hit 100 in Tampa), I could definitely go for 24 hours of lemons :lol: I was hoping to see if you had a Pontiac Le Mans or were referring to the Grand Prix race, but seeing that I'm lost, I'll go back...
by Caretaker
Fri Jun 26, 2020 6:55 am
Forum: Engine & Transmission
Topic: Poor Fuel Economy
Replies: 29
Views: 1105

Re: Poor Fuel Economy

I got 42 mpg when driving from DC to NYC at a constant 55 mph. It was the first time I had ever driven like that. Normally I'm 80-85 which this Corolla engine loves. I took the back roads of the Delmarva so as to stay off of I-95 and not make other drivers mad. The trip took forever but as I was not...
by Caretaker
Wed Jun 24, 2020 6:51 am
Forum: Problems & Warranty Issues
Topic: 2009 Almost Stalling on road / Evap Purge Code P0441
Replies: 8
Views: 94

Re: 2009 Fuel Filler Flap

Sorry to be nit picky, but you replaced the ignition coils and spark plugs with what brand? As sad as it sounds, putting in off brand stuff just ensures the problem persists or returns in short order. If you put in the right stuff, I'll turn the thread over to the mechanics on this board. To me it a...
by Caretaker
Wed Jun 24, 2020 4:41 am
Forum: Engine & Transmission
Topic: Poor Fuel Economy
Replies: 29
Views: 1105

Re: Poor Fuel Economy

....and you never know how your engine will react to the additives until you try. My Vibe HATES Costco's Top Tier gas. It LOVES Sunoco however.
by Caretaker
Wed Jun 24, 2020 4:29 am
Forum: Problems & Warranty Issues
Topic: 2009 Almost Stalling on road / Evap Purge Code P0441
Replies: 8
Views: 94

Re: 2009 Fuel Filler Flap

I don't think I have seen a fuel neck flapper in generations. Our second generation Vibe definitely does NOT have one. As is the case with all these small, reliable Japanese engines, is to start with the simple and work towards the difficult. The very first thing you should ask is when and whether y...
by Caretaker
Fri Jun 19, 2020 3:54 am
Forum: The Others
Topic: Auto Show Hunters
Replies: 35
Views: 1328

Re: Auto Show Hunters

So I stopped in at the Hyundai dealer to confirm what I surmised: Hyundai is NOT bringing the larger wagon version of the new Elantra GT to the U.S. I also read a leak from the South Korean auto blogs that the 2021 Tucson may simply be a carry-over and due to production and part supplier delays over...
by Caretaker
Mon Jun 15, 2020 1:54 pm
Forum: The Others
Topic: Auto Show Hunters
Replies: 35
Views: 1328

Re: Auto Show Hunters

Just my opinion as one who is a constant bane for dealership salespeople as I show up monthly and waste their time, but if you like the Kona, which indeed is a great offering, the Seltos is even better. Also, I had the Ioniq in Costa Rica for 10 days. It is a bit too small and too low to be function...
by Caretaker
Sun Jun 14, 2020 2:30 pm
Forum: The Others
Topic: Auto Show Hunters
Replies: 35
Views: 1328

Re: Auto Show Hunters

Dang-it. Rumors are that Hyundai won't bring the wagon version of the i30 to the US. I'm going to head over there in the next week to see if they can give me any updates on either this or the new Tucson.

https://www.motor1.com/news/400683/2021 ... -revealed/
by Caretaker
Sat Jun 13, 2020 3:05 pm
Forum: Maintenance Bay
Topic: Rear Blade
Replies: 1
Views: 44

Re: Rear Blade

Yep, I've always used the Pep Boys Pro Line 12-2 (12'')
by Caretaker
Sat Jun 13, 2020 8:21 am
Forum: The Vibe Lounge
Topic: Your Vibe's name
Replies: 27
Views: 2971

Re: Your Vibe's name

I'd suggest SS Botany Bay, Khan Noonien Singh's vessel, to represent your genetically superior vehicle. Here's what's on the back of my two cars: https://www.bing.com/images/search?view=detailV2&ccid=QoTxoczp&id=09AC4371C078C36C4110367A83D726BEE907A805&thid=OIP.QoTxoczp7C2Z-WctzTRyowAAAA&mediaurl=ht...
by Caretaker
Sat Jun 13, 2020 4:26 am
Forum: The Others
Topic: Auto Show Hunters
Replies: 35
Views: 1328

Re: Auto Show Hunters

I know what you mean. After the harrowing experience of having a certified GM Mr. Goodwrench mechanic try to kill me by not torquing down my axle bolts, I had the wonderful GM experience of taking delivery of my brand new (current) Vibe, only to witness another Mr. Goodwrench genius back the car int...
by Caretaker
Fri Jun 12, 2020 1:29 pm
Forum: Audio, Electronics, Electrical
Topic: Dash Lights go Out when in Park
Replies: 9
Views: 132

Re: Dash Lights go Out when in Park

Have you tried turning the dash light "knob" which I believe in the first gen is also the roller switch to the left of your steering wheel above the storage compartment? Most cars have it in the speedometer/tacometer display as a multi function button for resetting (by pushing) the mileage counter. ...
by Caretaker
Fri Jun 12, 2020 5:56 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Coronavirus
Replies: 60
Views: 1788

Re: Coronavirus

Brain swab : negative Blood draw: negative I'm now waiting on my MRI brain scan results. The new software is amazing in that it has shortened the time you need to be in the "tube of death." I still took my magic pills to forget what planet I was on before being rolled in like a corpse at the morgue....
by Caretaker
Wed Jun 03, 2020 2:58 am
Forum: The Vibe Lounge
Topic: Touch up paint question 2004 (white)
Replies: 8
Views: 157

Re: Touch up paint question 2004 (white)

Here's who I've ordered from before, especially if you require a larger volume of paint:

https://www.automotivetouchup.com/
by Caretaker
Fri May 29, 2020 3:57 am
Forum: Tech Info & Do-It-Yourself Info
Topic: Washer Fluid Pump, A Replacement How To
Replies: 14
Views: 14300

Re: Washer Fluid Pump, A Replacement How To

Give me a break. They get Shatner, Peart, AND windshield washer fluid low indicator lights????? I'm moving.
by Caretaker
Fri May 29, 2020 3:50 am
Forum: Humor
Topic: 6000th Anniversary
Replies: 16
Views: 305

Re: 6000th Anniversary

Well, as of today, you have less than 624,000 seconds left to plan your 300,000,000 seconds anniversary party so you better hop to it.
by Caretaker
Sun May 24, 2020 6:07 am
Forum: Maintenance Bay
Topic: What did you do to your Vibe today?
Replies: 3658
Views: 403483

Re: What did you do to your Vibe today?

I didn't think there was a torque spec for our Gen 2 Vibes with the plastic cup over the paper filter. Once it turns and hits the metal, that's it. There is a metal clip that is supposed to hold it in place and keep it from unscrewing but I never figured out what it did since my clip doesn't come cl...
by Caretaker
Sun May 24, 2020 6:03 am
Forum: Tech Info & Do-It-Yourself Info
Topic: '09 Trans fluid, T-IV versus WS
Replies: 12
Views: 1441

Re: '09 Trans fluid, T-IV versus WS

Yep, choosing an existing thread, no matter how old it is, is greatly appreciated. It beats searching through billions of redundant and poorly titled posts/threads when doing technical research. Thanks for adding your knowledge for someone out there who likely will need it.
by Caretaker
Sat May 23, 2020 2:32 pm
Forum: Tech Info & Do-It-Yourself Info
Topic: '09 Trans fluid, T-IV versus WS
Replies: 12
Views: 1441

Re: '09 Trans fluid, T-IV versus WS

No matter what the owner's manual says, one would think that GM Service Depts. would have accurate up to date fluid specs for all GM cars as they seem to still want the service business on Pontiac vehicles including the Pontiac Vibes. Ha, ha, ha........I'm ROTFLMAO going back 7 years and reading Ja...
by Caretaker
Fri May 22, 2020 6:28 am
Forum: Humor
Topic: 6000th Anniversary
Replies: 16
Views: 305

Re: 6000th Anniversary

You are only 30 million seconds ahead of me :ugeek:
by Caretaker
Thu May 21, 2020 4:28 am
Forum: Humor
Topic: 6000th Anniversary
Replies: 16
Views: 305

Re: 6000th Anniversary

NSimkins wrote:
Wed May 20, 2020 6:40 pm
Wow, good thread!


Charlie Harper: Wow, you are good
Dr. Freeman, his therapist: "I get a little wood on the ball every now and then"
by Caretaker
Tue May 19, 2020 12:02 pm
Forum: The Others
Topic: Auto Show Hunters
Replies: 35
Views: 1328

Re: Auto Show Hunters

Well that attempt at banter went over like a lead balloon. Moving on.........today, John showed me the first glimpses, inside and out, of the new Venza Hybrid. Looks yummy. He also educated me on Subaru's aerospace division that I know nothing about.
http://www.autoline.tv/daily/
by Caretaker
Tue May 19, 2020 3:15 am
Forum: Maintenance Bay
Topic: What did you do to your Vibe today?
Replies: 3658
Views: 403483

Re: What did you do to your Vibe today?

I guess the question is, what did you do ON your Vibe today?

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by Caretaker
Mon May 18, 2020 4:18 am
Forum: Humor
Topic: 6000th Anniversary
Replies: 16
Views: 305

Re: 6000th Anniversary

Wow, that members list is fascinating. 11 pages of names registered in 2002. The amount of 0-3 posts over that 11 pages is incredible. I would never have guest given the lack of activity on this board over the past 5 years that so many people registered that first year.
by Caretaker
Sun May 17, 2020 12:44 pm
Forum: Humor
Topic: 6000th Anniversary
Replies: 16
Views: 305

Re: 6000th Anniversary

I sure would like to make it to day 7000, but I doubt that will come true. I only do continual research so that when the Vibe does poop out I don't have to make a panic buy. Within minutes, I can log onto a myriad of auto buying services I am eligible for and get a good price on what I've researched...
by Caretaker
Sun May 17, 2020 7:49 am
Forum: The Vibe Lounge
Topic: Hello from "Da Yoop"
Replies: 4
Views: 110

Re: Hello from "Da Yoop"

Great; welcome. Just make sure you monitor the oil consumption. You may not have had to deal with that with your previous makes/models.
by Caretaker
Sun May 17, 2020 6:26 am
Forum: Humor
Topic: 6000th Anniversary
Replies: 16
Views: 305

6000th Anniversary

Happy 6000 !! Today is the 6000th day I have been on these boards. Sadly, I forgot to remember my 5000th anniversary. :roll:
Here's the website to put in the date of when you first (fill in the blank)........to see how many days it has been since:

https://www.timeanddate.com/date/duration.html
by Caretaker
Sat May 16, 2020 11:35 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Coronavirus
Replies: 60
Views: 1788

Re: Coronavirus

Thank you so much for asking. I drove my wife across town to her two eye surgeries, although me being on the road is the equivalent of a 90 year old with a cigar in his mouth and his dog in his lap. I also got on the bicycle this week, although keeping a straight line takes all my concentration. Whi...
by Caretaker
Fri May 08, 2020 1:29 pm
Forum: The Others
Topic: Auto Show Hunters
Replies: 35
Views: 1328

Re: Auto Show Hunters

Not original thoughts, as I stole this from the Autoline guests. COVID is changing a lot of realities going forward. In the auto industry: 1. I may finally get my wish that dealers may be done once and for all as consumers going forward are going buy their cars on line without going through the horr...
by Caretaker
Fri May 08, 2020 4:39 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Astronomy thread
Replies: 57
Views: 10472

Re: Astronomy thread

Are you sure? I got this from my local club which seems to confirm your initial post:
Tuesday, May 12 through Thursday,
May 14, watch the Moon, Mars, Jupiter and
Saturn dance with risky social distancing for
your pleasure
by Caretaker
Thu May 07, 2020 10:20 am
Forum: The Others
Topic: Auto Show Hunters
Replies: 35
Views: 1328

Re: Auto Show Hunters

Well, if today's Autoline podcast doesn't grab your interest, then I'll shut up. Today, you get everything from the NHL, to Onstar in Hondas, to a history of steering wheels, to testing bird poop. Oh, and if you do watch, pay close attention to the 30 second mark (the China piece). Notice what a won...
by Caretaker
Thu May 07, 2020 7:04 am
Forum: Problems & Warranty Issues
Topic: 2009 Pontiac Vibe AWD Rear Differential Problem
Replies: 10
Views: 3435

Re: 2009 Pontiac Vibe AWD Rear Differential Problem

no apologies necessary actually. It is long timers like me who are very grateful to those who take 5 minutes to pull up a thread that has already been started no matter how old it is. It saves us from sifting through 50,000 nonsensical " hi I'm a newby" threads, when one in 2003 should have covered ...
by Caretaker
Thu May 07, 2020 7:00 am
Forum: Tech Info & Do-It-Yourself Info
Topic: YouTube Video Repair Compilation.
Replies: 2
Views: 110

Re: YouTube Video Repair Compilation.

Very impressive; thanks for posting that. It kinda made me sad actually as I scrolled down the list. Even though I have a Gen 2, I found myself mumbling: yep, I've got that problem; or yep, I've had to pay to fix that. The one that really caught my eye was the door handle replacement. I'm not sure i...
by Caretaker
Wed May 06, 2020 12:35 pm
Forum: The Others
Topic: Auto Show Hunters
Replies: 35
Views: 1328

Re: Auto Show Hunters

yeah, I don't get Velocity/Motortrend with my current cable package. I do miss watching All Girls Garage. RIP Jessi Combs.
by Caretaker
Wed May 06, 2020 8:19 am
Forum: The Others
Topic: Auto Show Hunters
Replies: 35
Views: 1328

Re: Auto Show Hunters

That is sad. John McElroy has been asking viewers to send in donations to keep Autoline on the air. I would be devastated if that program went away. I find the auto magazines (out of necessity no doubt) to be 75% adds and the rest about cars I will never own nor care about. My long time favorite pro...
by Caretaker
Tue May 05, 2020 3:25 pm
Forum: The Others
Topic: Auto Show Hunters
Replies: 35
Views: 1328

Re: Auto Show Hunters

John McElroy posted that Hertz may file for bankruptcy as soon as today. It just so happens that I called Hertz today to cancel a reservation. Hope I didn't tip the scales. You can hear the rest on his Autoline Daily podcast for May 5.
by Caretaker
Mon May 04, 2020 4:01 pm
Forum: The Vibe Lounge
Topic: Greetings from Colorado
Replies: 7
Views: 243

Re: Greetings from Colorado

Yes welcome. I tried to move to the Stapleton properties 10 years ago. I really enjoyed watching the tornado fronts form over Adams county, our trips up to Celestial Seasonings and drinking peppery Zinfandels at the Balestreri winery.
by Caretaker
Mon May 04, 2020 3:40 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Coronavirus
Replies: 60
Views: 1788

Re: Coronavirus

Mrs.drove me to the ENT today. My last two weeks have been like me drinking 2 bottles of wine per day. I look like the town drunk when trying to go for a walk around the yard. The ENT was a waste of time as she seemed to pat me on the head, give me a lollipop and send me on my way to a dizziness ins...
by Caretaker
Mon May 04, 2020 9:24 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Coronavirus
Replies: 60
Views: 1788

Re: Coronavirus

thanks very much t !
by Caretaker
Mon May 04, 2020 5:21 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Coronavirus
Replies: 60
Views: 1788

Re: Coronavirus

county health department called early this morning and told me that my COVID test was negative. Good news other than that it could mean that I had it and cleared it after 2 weeks, never had it, or have it and the test was faulty. Fun times.
by Caretaker
Thu Apr 30, 2020 3:48 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Coronavirus
Replies: 60
Views: 1788

Re: Coronavirus

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She must love you. When you get over this, remember to commit a random act of romance

he, he....we did......once. Now we have a budding meteorologist in the clan :lol:
by Caretaker
Thu Apr 30, 2020 11:11 am
Forum: The Vibe Lounge
Topic: oil leak
Replies: 7
Views: 270

Re: oil leak

I'm not sure if the first gen has the same issue as the second gen, but with mine, the oil leak was coming from the timing chain cover and is a widely known problem throughout Toyota's 1.8 liter engine lineup. I have seen some writings that the $1 rubber gasket can be replaced without lifting the en...
by Caretaker
Thu Apr 30, 2020 11:00 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Astronomy thread
Replies: 57
Views: 10472

Re: Astronomy thread

sweet; thanks for letting us know. The local astronomy club gave us a great look at Saturn and Jupiter a few months ago. Seeing them in a telescope never gets old.
by Caretaker
Thu Apr 30, 2020 8:38 am
Forum: Washing, Waxing, Cleaning
Topic: Best Way to Protect/Restore Different Parts?
Replies: 6
Views: 1253

Re: Best Way to Protect/Restore Different Parts?

geez, my cars have gotten so old that my car washes now consist of waiting for a storm and then going out (before the florida sun evaporates the water) with a bath towel and wiping them down, followed by a soft microfiber cloth to shine up the windows. For decades prior, I used to do something simil...