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by Canker
Sat Nov 24, 2012 7:26 am
Forum: For Sale/Wanted
Topic: 03 vibe for sale. Huntington Wv
Replies: 0
Views: 281

03 vibe for sale. Huntington Wv

http://huntington.craigslist.org/cto/3429635089.html

I really need to go take another set of pics today when the sun isn't in a bad spot and after I've killed the spider lol.
by Canker
Mon Nov 12, 2012 9:07 pm
Forum: Engine & Transmission
Topic: ATF: To change or not to change...
Replies: 6
Views: 823

Re: ATF: To change or not to change...

I changed mine at 195k and it was black and I bet original. I just changed what was in the pan and plan to do so again during the next oil change.
by Canker
Thu Nov 08, 2012 10:51 pm
Forum: Engine & Transmission
Topic: 18 MPG?!?!
Replies: 14
Views: 3161

Re: 18 MPG?!?!

My o2 was reading low but not low enough to trip a code. Replacing it didn't do jack for my mileage though. I've tried cleaning the MAF, changing the plugs, cleaning the VVT filter, injector cleaner, an Italian tune up, and no difference. I'm planning to try seafoaming it before I do my next oil cha...
by Canker
Sun Nov 04, 2012 9:07 pm
Forum: Engine & Transmission
Topic: 18 MPG?!?!
Replies: 14
Views: 3161

Re: 18 MPG?!?!

I've never gotten more than 26mpg with mine and normally get 23mpg with my FWD car. I can't find anything wrong with my car even using a computer and looking at fuel trims. It does have 200k miles on it so I didn't expect to get 35+ that some people claim but I figured 30mpg or so. I think some of t...
by Canker
Mon Oct 29, 2012 8:11 pm
Forum: The Vibe Lounge
Topic: in a rut
Replies: 29
Views: 3878

Re: in a rut

We need more wolves :)
by Canker
Sun Oct 14, 2012 8:16 pm
Forum: The Vibe Lounge
Topic: What size steel wheels for winter?
Replies: 9
Views: 1198

Re: What size steel wheels for winter?

I run 15" for the summer and 16" for winter but only because the stock 16" wheels came with snows when I bought it.

I'd check and see what you can get the cheapest 15" wheels tires vs 16" wheels tires.
by Canker
Tue Sep 25, 2012 8:13 pm
Forum: The Vibe Lounge
Topic: Thinking of buying an 03
Replies: 9
Views: 1018

Re: Thinking of buying an 03

I paid $2200 for my loaded 03 FWD auto back in January, granted it has 196k miles on it and a few small dents and dings but still $7k sounds crazy. Then again killing time on craigslist in the last few days I've seen an 03 toyota matrix with 100k miles asking $10k LOL and an 04 matrix with 133k mile...
by Canker
Thu Sep 20, 2012 8:19 pm
Forum: Problems & Warranty Issues
Topic: Ran over blown out tire on the highway.. Need some advice!
Replies: 5
Views: 812

Re: Ran over blown out tire on the highway.. Need some advic

Assuming you are talking about an area that won't be seen I'd do and have done the drill a hole and zip tie thing. My friend's wife just did the same thing in her minivan. It destroyed the flex pipe section of her exhaust, the cat, put a hole in the gas tank, and put a hole in the coolant pipe that ...
by Canker
Mon Sep 10, 2012 8:06 pm
Forum: The Vibe Lounge
Topic: E85 on 03 Vibe?
Replies: 11
Views: 949

Re: E85 on 03 Vibe?

Growing the corn and producing the ethanol make it a wash at best as far as the environment goes. If we were using one of the many plants that are better than corn to make it from then it would make a lot more environmental sense.
by Canker
Tue Aug 28, 2012 8:04 pm
Forum: Engine & Transmission
Topic: New Vibe Owner: Engine Codes P0301, P0301P, P0420, P0420P..
Replies: 9
Views: 1279

Re: New Vibe Owner: Engine Codes P0301, P0301P, P0420, P0420

Get the misfire fixed and see if that also fixes the cat code. Swap the coils around and see if you still get a misfire on the same cylinder or if it moves with the coil.
by Canker
Wed Aug 15, 2012 8:15 pm
Forum: Maintenance Bay
Topic: Is my $3900 "STEAL" turning into a robbery?
Replies: 9
Views: 1376

Re: Is my $3900 "STEAL" turning into a robbery?

I really doubt the cooling fan hasn't worked since 08. Engine would have blown up long ago. Probably just happened.
Did they just hook the cooling lines for the trans together?
by Canker
Sat Aug 11, 2012 6:50 pm
Forum: The Vibe Lounge
Topic: how many miles did you do on a tank ?
Replies: 14
Views: 916

Re: how many miles did you do on a tank ?

I only do 240-250 but mine is almost all city driving. Haven't done one long highway drive since buying the car.
by Canker
Fri Aug 10, 2012 11:11 am
Forum: Maintenance Bay
Topic: Anyone using Castrol multi-import ATF?
Replies: 7
Views: 990

Re: Anyone using Castrol multi-import ATF?

I just put the Castrol stuff in mine last month and no problems so far. Mine has 200k miles on it and the fluid looks like it hasn't been changed ever. I just changed what was in the pan and will do that at least one more time when I changed the oil again.
by Canker
Tue Aug 07, 2012 8:15 pm
Forum: The Vibe Lounge
Topic: Any mountain bikers here?
Replies: 10
Views: 758

Re:

big time mountain biker here. I even built my own kinda bike stand in the back of my vibe for me to stand my bike up to and from the trails. . I have two fork mounts bolted to the track system in the back. May have copied it off you :). Two of the three bikes I've had in there are a pita to fit the...
by Canker
Wed Aug 01, 2012 8:02 pm
Forum: The Vibe Lounge
Topic: The Official "What's Your Gas Mileage?" Thread
Replies: 634
Views: 70194

Re: The Official "What's Your Gas Mileage?" Thread

24.6mpg again. 75% city
by Canker
Thu Jul 19, 2012 8:23 pm
Forum: Motorsports
Topic: Novice Autocross school
Replies: 10
Views: 1889

Re: Novice Autocross school

I run a STR miata and yes it is very addictive. I damaged something in the miata's engine at my last autox and am in the middle of swapping in my back up drivetrain. I've never ran my vibe and don't really plan too. If it were a manual I probably would while the miata is down but I don't trust my 20...
by Canker
Mon Jul 16, 2012 8:06 pm
Forum: Wheels & Tires
Topic: Sick Of Low Profile Tires...Any Suggestions?
Replies: 9
Views: 2299

Re: Sick Of Low Profile Tires...Any Suggestions?

https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-OyDRta6I0mI/T9kXhODJ1cI/AAAAAAAAA8c/K5VaYkIyiSk/s640/IMG_0531.JPG I put an old set of 15" rims I had left over after I sold my old dodge caravan on mine. The vibe came with generic mud/snow tires on it's stock 16" rims and my 15" rims had a brand ne...
by Canker
Mon Jul 16, 2012 10:41 am
Forum: The Vibe Lounge
Topic: Troubling selling salvage status Vibe - what to do?
Replies: 6
Views: 480

Re: Troubling selling salvage status Vibe - what to do?

40-60% off what it would be worth with a normal title. Even then it can be a pita to find somebody to buy it. Just have to keep dropping the price till somebody will take it. I'd say the $4k isn't that crazy. BTW around here a salvage title means it can't be driven on the road at all. My wrecked mia...
by Canker
Fri Jul 06, 2012 9:55 pm
Forum: Exterior
Topic: Anybody heard of 2 inch trailer hitch for Vibe?
Replies: 7
Views: 1154

Re: Anybody heard of 2 inch trailer hitch for Vibe?

Most of the 1 1/4 bike racks also come with an adapter to use it with 2" receivers. I'd rather go that way then converting a 2" to 1 1/4" since that will put more stress on the 1 1/4" receiver.
by Canker
Wed Jun 13, 2012 8:10 pm
Forum: Wheels & Tires
Topic: swapped on some sweet rims today
Replies: 5
Views: 666

Re: swapped on some sweet rims today

15 inch tires... you probably have the smoothest riding Vibe here! It does ride better. Wasn't really expecting much but it is noticeable. I'm really hoping these will give me a bit better gas mileage too. They are lighter and I have regular street tread now instead of 4x4 tread. I thought they loo...
by Canker
Wed Jun 13, 2012 3:09 pm
Forum: Wheels & Tires
Topic: swapped on some sweet rims today
Replies: 5
Views: 666

swapped on some sweet rims today

https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-OyDRta6I0mI/T9kXhODJ1cI/AAAAAAAAA8c/K5VaYkIyiSk/s720/IMG_0531.JPG I know they are awesome. Came off my old 89 dodge caravan I finally sold today. The vibe came with mud/snow tires mounted on it stock 16" rims and I didn't care for all the noise they made. The...
by Canker
Mon May 21, 2012 8:26 pm
Forum: The Vibe Lounge
Topic: Engine life expectancy
Replies: 9
Views: 7638

Re: Engine life expectancy

I wouldn't pay $4500 for a car with 270k on it. I'd keep looking for something with a lot less miles for that kind of money. At $2k or less it is one thing but not for that much. I just bought my 03 with 200k miles on it for $2200. It still runs and drives fine but I wouldn't have even looked at it ...
by Canker
Thu May 17, 2012 9:30 am
Forum: The Vibe Lounge
Topic: what did you pay for your vibe?
Replies: 90
Views: 5549

Re: what did you pay for your vibe?

$2200
Just bought it a couple months ago. It is an auto with the moon and tunes package but does have 200k miles on it and had a few minor problems. Still think I got a fairly good deal.
by Canker
Mon May 07, 2012 1:40 pm
Forum: The Vibe Lounge
Topic: The Official "What's Your Gas Mileage?" Thread
Replies: 634
Views: 70194

Re: The Official "What's Your Gas Mileage?" Thread

Cleaned the maf, replaced the o2 sensor, changed the plugs, replaced the intake manifold gasket(had a code), and fuel trim numbers look ok to me and still get bad gas mileage. nearly 50/50 city and highway 23.6mpg. Guess I'll try cleaning the VVT filter next since I just learned about it. Hell if I ...
by Canker
Thu Apr 26, 2012 8:22 pm
Forum: Motorsports
Topic: Autocrossers?
Replies: 16
Views: 6257

Re: Autocrossers?

I've never done rallycross but I assume it is about the same as autox. To do it all you really need to do is show up and have a car that passes safety tech. How picky they are will vary from area to area but the biggies are the battery needs to be secure and the throttle return, make sure the thrott...
by Canker
Mon Apr 23, 2012 8:16 pm
Forum: The Vibe Lounge
Topic: Mail Vibe
Replies: 15
Views: 908

Re: Mail Vibe

Makes mine look nice. Mine has 200k miles on it some minor hail damage and was backed into on the passenger side getting both doors.
by Canker
Tue Apr 10, 2012 3:58 am
Forum: Problems & Warranty Issues
Topic: yet another p0171 problem. Intake gasket is good.
Replies: 9
Views: 1076

Re: (circuitsmith)

I bought the paid version of torque last night and it does show short term and long term fuel trim. It mainly looks like they contradict each other. One will go -5% and the other will go +5% but I haven't plaid with it much yet. During my drive home I did get a few 10+% spikes in the long term mainl...
by Canker
Mon Apr 09, 2012 1:33 pm
Forum: Problems & Warranty Issues
Topic: yet another p0171 problem. Intake gasket is good.
Replies: 9
Views: 1076

Re: (Salsa Guy)

Most of the things I've come across say it isn't the o2 sensor. That the computer does a diagnostic on the o2 sensor to make sure it is ok before throwing this code. If the o2 sensor doesn't come back ok it throws a code for the o2 sensor instead but I don't know. I just found out I can see my fuel ...
by Canker
Sun Apr 08, 2012 3:07 am
Forum: Problems & Warranty Issues
Topic: yet another p0171 problem. Intake gasket is good.
Replies: 9
Views: 1076

Re: yet another p0171 problem. Intake gasket is good. (Canker)

Got a chance to check for vacuum leaks and found nothing. Car pulls a steady 18 on my vacuum gauge. Also checked the PCV while I was at it and it seems to be working fine.
by Canker
Sat Apr 07, 2012 11:33 am
Forum: Problems & Warranty Issues
Topic: yet another p0171 problem. Intake gasket is good.
Replies: 9
Views: 1076

yet another p0171 problem. Intake gasket is good.

This car has 200k miles on it. I've already replaced the intake gasket, old one looked fine. I've cleaned the maf and ran techron through it. I don't see any obvious vacuum leaks but I'll look harder in the morning. http://repairpal.com/OBD-II-Code-P0171-and-P0174That page says a good way to check t...
by Canker
Sun Mar 25, 2012 12:09 am
Forum: Motorsports
Topic: Autocrossers?
Replies: 16
Views: 6257

Re: Autocrossers? (KITT222)

http://www.scca.com/about/index.cfm?cid=44433
Go there and click on your general area and then narrow it down again and then click on the webpage link for the group closest to you.
by Canker
Sat Mar 24, 2012 12:45 am
Forum: Motorsports
Topic: Autocrossers?
Replies: 16
Views: 6257

Re: Autocrossers? (DirtDevil)

I do but with my miata not the vibe. I'm sure the vibe will end up being used at some point though. Need to swap out the drivetrain out of the miata her really soon.

by Canker
Thu Mar 22, 2012 5:16 am
Forum: Tech Info & Do-It-Yourself Info
Topic: Questions about adding a pusher fan for A/C?
Replies: 12
Views: 1245

Re: (pushead)

You can barely see out the rear window with no tint on it too
by Canker
Wed Mar 14, 2012 3:16 pm
Forum: The Vibe Lounge
Topic: Check your spare!
Replies: 11
Views: 907

Re: Check your spare! (jimincalif)

I was on the way home from an autox event in the miata and ran over some road debris and my spare was flat. I was lucky I take an air tank with me to events and also lucky that several other autoxers saw me and stopped with another air tank to top my spare tire off.
by Canker
Mon Mar 12, 2012 5:54 am
Forum: The Vibe Lounge
Topic: Broken Timing Chain - how big of a deal?
Replies: 5
Views: 431

Re: Broken Timing Chain - how big of a deal? (aimeefosz)

If your car is running the timing chain isn't broken
by Canker
Sun Mar 11, 2012 3:16 pm
Forum: The Vibe Lounge
Topic: The Official "What's Your Gas Mileage?" Thread
Replies: 634
Views: 70194

Second tank and I'm up to 22mpg. Still had my lean issue for a bit of this tank but I also had about 90 miles of highway driving after fixing it on this one. Was hoping that would bring my average up more than that.
by Canker
Sat Mar 03, 2012 6:28 pm
Forum: The Vibe Lounge
Topic: Manual or Automatic Transmission. Which do you prefer?
Replies: 57
Views: 5440

miata is a manual and no way in hell I would own an automatic miata. The vibe is automatic because that is what I found and it was cheap. If I had had a choice I would have taken a manual but having an automatic isn't that huge of a problem in a commuter vibe.
by Canker
Tue Feb 28, 2012 3:13 pm
Forum: The Vibe Lounge
Topic: The Official "What's Your Gas Mileage?" Thread
Replies: 634
Views: 70194

Re: (macantley)

Makes me not feel so bad about my 18mpg and nice to see another local . Mine had a code for running lean that I think I've fixed so I expect better out of this tank.
by Canker
Mon Feb 20, 2012 6:00 am
Forum: Exterior
Topic: hitch bike rack?
Replies: 19
Views: 3383

Re: (daninboulder)

http://forums.genvibe.com/zerothread?id=28162
If you don't need to use your back seat that seems like the way to go to me. I'm planning to do that for my mtn bike.
by Canker
Tue Feb 14, 2012 8:09 pm
Forum: The Vibe Lounge
Topic: How to fix a crack screw post on the front door power window panel?
Replies: 12
Views: 969

Re: How to fix a crack screw post on the front door power window panel? (petervivian)

All 3 of the post were broken on mine. I just super glued the hell out of it and so far so good.
by Canker
Tue Feb 14, 2012 2:21 pm
Forum: The Vibe Lounge
Topic: The Official "What's Your Gas Mileage?" Thread
Replies: 634
Views: 70194

First tank in my new fwd 03 auto was 18mpg bleh

This was all short range city driving with winter gas so I really hope it gets better.

by Canker
Mon Feb 13, 2012 4:07 am
Forum: The Vibe Lounge
Topic: what did you pay for your vibe?
Replies: 90
Views: 5549

Just bought my 03 moon and tunes about a month ago for $2300 but it has 195k miles on it.
by Canker
Fri Feb 03, 2012 4:50 am
Forum: Audio, Electronics, Electrical
Topic: Stuck in recirc mode and blower fan only blows on high 03 vibe
Replies: 8
Views: 1146

Re: Stuck in recirc mode and blower fan only blows on high 03 vibe (Canker)

Just in case anybody else runs into this problem.After replacing the resistor pack my fan still only worked on high. Busted out my multimeter and the switch and resistor both checked out fine. Before putting my fist through the window I decided to try using some electrical parts cleaner on the resis...
by Canker
Tue Jan 31, 2012 3:16 pm
Forum: Interior
Topic: '05 Vibe base driver's door window/lock control panel broke
Replies: 4
Views: 1048

Re: '05 Vibe base driver's door window/lock control panel broke (skimask)

I just bought my vibe a few weeks ago and it came with all the mount points for the switch broken and the switches just laying inside the door. I had planned to drill a hole all the way through that front mount like you are thinking about doing but I ended just using super glue on every point the co...
by Canker
Tue Jan 31, 2012 3:32 am
Forum: Interior
Topic: Rhino Lining or Herculiner in Cargo Area
Replies: 12
Views: 3093

Re: (Wolfman213)

When you say two cans do you mean quart cans or gallon cans? I can't imagine it taking 2 gallons.

I'm probably going to skip doing the sides and tailgate.

by Canker
Mon Jan 30, 2012 5:49 pm
Forum: Interior
Topic: Rhino Lining or Herculiner in Cargo Area
Replies: 12
Views: 3093

Old thread bump

How is the Herculining holding up? Thinking about doing the same to mine.

Do you happen to remember how much you used?

by Canker
Sat Jan 28, 2012 5:18 am
Forum: Audio, Electronics, Electrical
Topic: Stuck in recirc mode and blower fan only blows on high 03 vibe
Replies: 8
Views: 1146

Re: Stuck in recirc mode and blower fan only blows on high 03 vibe (Canker)

Fixed the recirc flapper motor and replaced the clogged cabin filter. That took care of the two of my problems. I also replaced the resistor pack but the blower fan still only works on high. Looking like the switch itself is bad.
by Canker
Fri Jan 27, 2012 12:11 pm
Forum: The Vibe Lounge
Topic: So That's Why The Mustang V-6 Is Limited To 112 MPH
Replies: 13
Views: 1069

Re: So That's Why The Mustang V-6 Is Limited To 112 MPH (DressedInBlack)

Why does it take a special make of a 3 series to keep up with a freaking mustang.

Come on people.

This is a none issue. If you buy a mustang v6 with the intention of tracking it uUpgrading the drive shaft isn't a big deal. Otherwise don't worry about it.

by Canker
Fri Jan 27, 2012 6:22 am
Forum: The Vibe Lounge
Topic: So That's Why The Mustang V-6 Is Limited To 112 MPH
Replies: 13
Views: 1069

Re: (CAMOGIRL)

Quote, originally posted by 09vGT »
WOW. I never would've thought......

I'll scratch that off the list for a next car. At least the V6. Not that I would go that fast, but dang.

Then what is the problem?

by Canker
Wed Jan 25, 2012 1:50 pm
Forum: Audio, Electronics, Electrical
Topic: Stuck in recirc mode and blower fan only blows on high 03 vibe
Replies: 8
Views: 1146

Re: Stuck in recirc mode and blower fan only blows on high 03 vibe (sideshowalan)

I'm going to attempt going through the glove box and reusing the old part first. I really don't want to pull the whole dash out.

Thanks


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