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by ToolGuy
Fri Sep 18, 2009 3:00 am
Forum: Problems & Warranty Issues
Topic: is your Vibe ageing gracefully?
Replies: 43
Views: 8808

Re: is your Vibe ageing gracefully? (bodhi_tree777)

Quote, originally posted by bodhi_tree777 »- the paint. not good, but we all know this.- the rattles. we both have several interior plastic rattles at various speeds.- the glass. he feels that, once slightly dinged, the windshield is prone to rapid cracking. he's had to replace two so far (maybe ju...
by ToolGuy
Thu Sep 03, 2009 10:18 pm
Forum: Problems & Warranty Issues
Topic: Steering wheel shake at 60mph
Replies: 50
Views: 15221

Re: Steering wheel shake at 60mph (Kamikaze)

Have your ball joints checked...
by ToolGuy
Thu Sep 03, 2009 8:50 pm
Forum: Maintenance Bay
Topic: Extra Charge for 5w-20
Replies: 23
Views: 3991

Re: (Old Tele man)

Quote, originally posted by Old Tele man »...and THAT my friends is *why* GM-management sucks!...they SELL vehicles requiring 5W-20 oil but don't expect their "franchised" dealerships to "...follow the GM warrantee requirements."...TOYOTA is getting my LOF business for this very reason...for both o...
by ToolGuy
Wed Sep 02, 2009 8:18 pm
Forum: Problems & Warranty Issues
Topic: Thank You!
Replies: 6
Views: 872

Re: Thank You! (richard_v)

Good deal! One of the many reasons this site rocks!
by ToolGuy
Wed Sep 02, 2009 3:24 am
Forum: Problems & Warranty Issues
Topic: Opinions wanted on cracked block issue
Replies: 18
Views: 2167

Re: (Cue-Ball)

Quote, originally posted by Cue-Ball »I hear you, however her car is PAID OFF, and everything else if in pretty good shape, and she LOVES IT!!!The last thing I want to do is lock into another 4-5 years worth of payments on a new car.Hell yeah fix it! You do not get rid of a perfectly good, except f...
by ToolGuy
Wed Sep 02, 2009 2:20 am
Forum: Maintenance Bay
Topic: Extra Charge for 5w-20
Replies: 23
Views: 3991

Not just GM... My 2007 Jeep Compass uses 5W-20 oil too. A friends 2009 Patriot does too, so all the Calibers, Compass's and Patriots out there do then. It may cost the same as other weights, but not all oil brands carry it, at least in the stores that is. It also is important to use 5W-20 or else th...
by ToolGuy
Thu Aug 06, 2009 4:53 am
Forum: Vibe/Member Of The Month
Topic: Kamikaze is Augusts 2009 VOTM!
Replies: 9
Views: 1806

Re: Kamikaze is Augusts 2009 VOTM! (Kamikaze)

Quote, originally posted by Kamikaze » the yellow fog light covers by the man (& MOTM) You definately have one nice Vibe Kamikaze! Congrats!
by ToolGuy
Wed Aug 05, 2009 3:17 am
Forum: Vibe/Member Of The Month
Topic: September MOTM Nomination Thread is now OPEN
Replies: 9
Views: 1404

Re: September MOTM Nomination Thread is now OPEN (BlueCrush)

I would like to noninate ou.grizzly... He is very helpful in diagnosing peoples issues here and was not afraid to jump right in and start helping as soon as he joined the site.
by ToolGuy
Tue Aug 04, 2009 5:30 am
Forum: Problems & Warranty Issues
Topic: Ping, Knock, Tick
Replies: 6
Views: 2066

Re: Ping, Knock, Tick (Sublimewind)

Quote, originally posted by Sublimewind »Cheveron Techtron is universally liked here for cleaning up the injectors.. Like Sublimewind suggests, I would buy this stuff, add it to the tank and go from there. It is not an expensive way to start diagnosis. It not only cleans injectors, but does valves ...
by ToolGuy
Wed Jul 29, 2009 8:28 pm
Forum: The Vibe Lounge
Topic: surprise. the vibe didn't make the list...
Replies: 12
Views: 1395

Re: surprise. the vibe didn't make the list... (TONY TAT2)

Quote, originally posted by TONY TAT2 »Funny,I never thought the vette as a "tuner" car !Right, it is not... The Corvette consistently shows up on lists as "most bang for buck", "best bang for buck", and so on. Tuner car it is not!
by ToolGuy
Tue Jul 21, 2009 6:19 am
Forum: The Others
Topic: Letter to the editor re GM experiences -
Replies: 15
Views: 3020

Re: Letter to the editor re GM experiences - (jake75)

This is a lie, I do not believe it! Having worked in a GM call center years ago, you would be fired if you said this. I think this gent called a dealer and was told that. GM customer assistance has nothing to do with parts, or prices. "Customer service line to complain about the exorbitant cost for ...
by ToolGuy
Mon Jul 20, 2009 9:17 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Taking care of your ride!! Someday you could be this laddy!
Replies: 13
Views: 2539

Re: Taking care of your ride!! Someday you could be this laddy! (zionzr2)

Fun story and every now and then things like this come up! That said, the article did not say anything about repairs on it. And she kept all her receipts, so you know she know what was replaced in the past! Who cares about gas receipts, that is just being (removed) retentive. I want to know about an...
by ToolGuy
Thu Jul 16, 2009 8:27 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Braggin for the troops, in a way!
Replies: 16
Views: 2297

Re: Braggin for the troops, in a way! (K-NINE)

Quote, originally posted by K-NINE »Same here. If the economy dries up too much in Michigan, there's plenty of military contract work here. That is good to know! Right now I feel safe, my wife, only a little with her work. Glad I made the career move from auto, to military when I did though!
by ToolGuy
Thu Jul 16, 2009 8:25 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Braggin for the troops, in a way!
Replies: 16
Views: 2297

Re: Braggin for the troops, in a way! (keithvibe)

Quote, originally posted by keithvibe »They need HID's LOLsharpActually, the MaxxPro truck has all LEDs, except the headlamps, the markers near them and the top fender lamps. However, I just worked on a project in which ALL lamps were LEDs. I did not see them lit but all looked cool. The Husky does...
by ToolGuy
Thu Jul 16, 2009 6:21 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Braggin for the troops, in a way!
Replies: 16
Views: 2297

Re: Braggin for the troops, in a way! (K-NINE)

Contract...
by ToolGuy
Thu Jul 16, 2009 2:32 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Braggin for the troops, in a way!
Replies: 16
Views: 2297

Re: Braggin for the troops, in a way! (K-NINE)

These trucks are great and tough for sure. However, just recently International lost in the bidding for the Hummer replacement. Like you said, the Hummer can't take fire, sure armor could be added, but that was not the original intent of the very dated vehicle. The truck above has a weight disavanta...
by ToolGuy
Thu Jul 16, 2009 1:15 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Braggin for the troops, in a way!
Replies: 16
Views: 2297

Re: Braggin for the troops, in a way! (K-NINE)

Quote, originally posted by K-NINE »Very cool. I work on NAB Little Creek in Norfolk Va. I'm sure I'll be seeing these guys sometime here in the future. There's a new vehicle that I've seen our EOD guys playing with that has a V shaped undercarridge for deflecting blasts from mines and IED's. I hav...
by ToolGuy
Thu Jul 16, 2009 12:12 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Braggin for the troops, in a way!
Replies: 16
Views: 2297

Re: Braggin for the troops, in a way! (ToolGuy)

The next is called the MaxxPro truck. It is a boy boy, 50,000 lbs, all dressed with extra armor! (no extra armor in this pic) It has saved many, many, lives and it is always nice to hear stories form the troops on it. They tell me thankyou and I say oh no, you deserve the thanks. They thank us becau...
by ToolGuy
Wed Jul 15, 2009 11:57 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Braggin for the troops, in a way!
Replies: 16
Views: 2297

Braggin for the troops, in a way!

These are two of the Military vehicles I work on every day. The first one is called the Husky and was built for the UK. It is brand new and not there yet. We are still developing the information for it and the truck has had a few minor changes. I personally am wrting the entire Operators Manual for ...
by ToolGuy
Wed Jul 15, 2009 8:33 pm
Forum: Problems & Warranty Issues
Topic: Can I still have recall work done on my Vibe?
Replies: 5
Views: 1395

Re: Can I still have recall work done on my Vibe? (scoot)

Yes you should still be able to have it done. Recals are open for a long, long, time on cars because most have to do with safety.The recall takes about 15 monutes. Just pull the door panel off, replace two bolts, put it back together. Done!
by ToolGuy
Wed Jul 15, 2009 8:31 pm
Forum: The Vibe Lounge
Topic: Sulfur dioxide odor?
Replies: 16
Views: 3654

Re: (vibedrivermatt)

Good to hear! Yeah, just keep a monitor on the situation.
by ToolGuy
Wed Jul 15, 2009 6:04 am
Forum: Problems & Warranty Issues
Topic: Rough idle, Hesitation at take off
Replies: 31
Views: 5869

Re: Rough idle, Hesitation at take off (Thatguy256)

Excellent plan! Just wondered in all my "car-guy-nerdy-automotiveness-fix-it -yourself mind"! Keep this updated and hope you figure it out. Did you find what fuel pressure should be? If not, I think I can get it for you...
by ToolGuy
Wed Jul 15, 2009 4:48 am
Forum: The Vibe Lounge
Topic: add more power for FREE!
Replies: 6
Views: 877

Re: add more power for FREE! (lowincash)

Funny story!Noramlly I drive with the seat all the way back. When I got my 6-speed Vette, it seemed like my leg strained when I pushed in the clutch pedal. Moving the seat up fixed that! The only car I have ever had to move it up on!
by ToolGuy
Wed Jul 15, 2009 4:45 am
Forum: The Vibe Lounge
Topic: Fuel mileage question for 2.4L owners.
Replies: 43
Views: 8540

Re: Fuel mileage question for 2.4L owners. (jake75)

Quote, originally posted by jake75 »Assuming production ends in August, I would think inventories would be pretty well depleted by November. (removed), yes you are right! Dang it!
by ToolGuy
Wed Jul 15, 2009 12:00 am
Forum: Maintenance Bay
Topic: Oil filter(spin-on) location for 2009 Vibe 2.4l. engine?
Replies: 22
Views: 10725

Re: Oil filter(spin-on) location for 2009 Vibe 2.4l. engine? (gwm)

Sorry I can't help with the location but get a set of Rhino Ramps. They are made of high impact plastic, easy to move around and are low profile for cars with ground effects and such. They are what I use.
by ToolGuy
Tue Jul 14, 2009 11:28 pm
Forum: Problems & Warranty Issues
Topic: Rough idle, Hesitation at take off
Replies: 31
Views: 5869

Re: Rough idle, Hesitation at take off (Thatguy256)

Any new news on the driveability issues thatguy256?
by ToolGuy
Tue Jul 14, 2009 11:25 pm
Forum: The Vibe Lounge
Topic: Fuel mileage question for 2.4L owners.
Replies: 43
Views: 8540

Re: Fuel mileage question for 2.4L owners. (jake75)

Quote, originally posted by jake75 »You are expecting to be able to find a new Vibe to your liking in November?Yes, or around there, when my Jeep lease is up. If we still go with another Vibe that is. We like the car and want the sunroof and a couple other things like our 2003 has, but just wondere...
by ToolGuy
Tue Jul 14, 2009 8:18 pm
Forum: The Vibe Lounge
Topic: Fuel mileage question for 2.4L owners.
Replies: 43
Views: 8540

Re: Fuel mileage question for 2.4L owners. (ou.grizzly)

Quote, originally posted by ou.grizzly »ToolGuy,Shoot me a PM if you have any questions regarding the 2.4L for mileage and etc. If you are free one night next week, say Mon-Wed or Friday you could check out the 2009 2.4L Vibe we picked up. It replaced a 2003 with 160,000 +/- miles on it... Hey I wa...
by ToolGuy
Tue Jul 14, 2009 8:15 pm
Forum: The Vibe Lounge
Topic: Fuel mileage question for 2.4L owners.
Replies: 43
Views: 8540

Re: Fuel mileage question for 2.4L owners. (genki)

Quote, originally posted by genki »For City driving I get around 26mpg. Though I get to drive to/from work during non-rush hour traffic Just went to the mountains this past weekend and I averaged about 32mpg for highway driving.Excellent genki! Good to hear! Looks like you have a freaky 2.4L like m...
by ToolGuy
Tue Jul 14, 2009 6:15 am
Forum: Problems & Warranty Issues
Topic: 2008 Rear Window Sprayer: Spray or Stream?
Replies: 5
Views: 869

Re: 2008 Rear Window Sprayer: Spray or Stream? (jamesmovespeople)

Yes, very normal. Be glad you do not have an 03. The rear squirter was one stream, no mist. Later changed on 2004 and up to two. I have updated my rear squirter to the two stream part. Makes a big differenece in the winter.
by ToolGuy
Tue Jul 14, 2009 4:13 am
Forum: The Vibe Lounge
Topic: Choosing between my '09 Vibe and '07 T&C
Replies: 2
Views: 521

Re: Choosing between my '09 Vibe and '07 T&C (jake75)

I hate speed limit traps like those! I am sure all the locals know, but the city refuses to adjust the signage!
by ToolGuy
Mon Jul 13, 2009 11:31 pm
Forum: The Vibe Lounge
Topic: Fuel mileage question for 2.4L owners.
Replies: 43
Views: 8540

Re: (ned23)

Quote, originally posted by ned23 »At 8000 mi. I'm getting about 24-26 in average driving. On road trips I get 28-31. For about the first 3000 mi I was only getting 21-26 in mixed driving and 26-28 on the road for the most part but it was also in the winter. That's with the 2.4L w/ 5-spd Auto. You ...
by ToolGuy
Mon Jul 13, 2009 9:17 pm
Forum: The Others
Topic: got to drive a sweet car with a sweet lady
Replies: 6
Views: 886

Re: got to drive a sweet car with a sweet lady (bodhi_tree777)

Sweet! Nice ride! Got to appreicate the classics.
by ToolGuy
Mon Jul 13, 2009 9:15 pm
Forum: The Vibe Lounge
Topic: Thumbs up/Thumbs down on the 2009-10 Vibe?
Replies: 19
Views: 3981

Re: Thumbs up/Thumbs down on the 2009-10 Vibe? (bikeman1)

My dad has an 08 and an 09, both with 1.8L's. Both with wheel covers too.The 08 has more miles on it then the 09 of course but we are not talking tens of thousands. To be exact, I am not sure. I think the 08 has close to 25,000 by now, he drives far for work. According to him, the 09's trans shifts ...
by ToolGuy
Mon Jul 13, 2009 8:26 pm
Forum: Maintenance Bay
Topic: window tinting
Replies: 15
Views: 3046

Re: window tinting (rob12345)

I have done it for about 10 years now too. If you have never done it, you probably should not try. All unless you are very patient and have the time. It is alot like hanging wallpaper.
by ToolGuy
Mon Jul 13, 2009 8:24 pm
Forum: The Vibe Lounge
Topic: Fuel mileage question for 2.4L owners.
Replies: 43
Views: 8540

Re: (jake75)

Quote, originally posted by jake75 »But sometimes they leak, and I am absolutely unreasonably paranoid when it comes to water leaks - in my, house, in my basement, in my car etc.No, I hear you, but I have had three so far and no leaks. The one had a rattle and was fixed. The issue in the thread you...
by ToolGuy
Mon Jul 13, 2009 5:03 am
Forum: The Vibe Lounge
Topic: Fuel mileage question for 2.4L owners.
Replies: 43
Views: 8540

Re: (michaelgt)

Quote, originally posted by michaelgt »Technically, there is a reason that a Vibe, weighing less and having less HP, could get worse. It depends on the transmission ratio's and the axle ratio. If the Vibe axle is geared numerically higher and the transmission ratio's does not compensate, it could n...
by ToolGuy
Mon Jul 13, 2009 3:45 am
Forum: The Vibe Lounge
Topic: Fuel mileage question for 2.4L owners.
Replies: 43
Views: 8540

Re: (musicmanmu) Sorry if I offended all 2.4L owners!

Quote, originally posted by musicmanmu »If you're that concerned about city mileage, just get a 1.8 Vibe. Or, keep your freakish Jeep that seems to outperform every other Jeep on the planet.Yikes, what did I say! First, we want a sunroof with a new Vibe. And thanks to Toyota, you have to get the 2....
by ToolGuy
Mon Jul 13, 2009 2:15 am
Forum: The Vibe Lounge
Topic: Fuel mileage question for 2.4L owners.
Replies: 43
Views: 8540

Re: Fuel mileage question for 2.4L owners. (TONY TAT2)

Nope, the Chrysler 2.4L, World Engine. Replaced the old 2.4L now only used in PT Cruiser.
by ToolGuy
Mon Jul 13, 2009 1:05 am
Forum: The Vibe Lounge
Topic: Fuel mileage question for 2.4L owners.
Replies: 43
Views: 8540

Re: Fuel mileage question for 2.4L owners. (jake75)

Quote, originally posted by jake75 »Chrysler needs to look at your Jeep and find out what they did out of the ordinary to get 25-26 mpg in the city. I only get 25-26 mpg in the city with my 1.8L Vibe (both the former 2003, and my new 2009) and I am a conservative driver. {I do have automatic - too ...
by ToolGuy
Mon Jul 13, 2009 12:12 am
Forum: The Vibe Lounge
Topic: Fuel mileage question for 2.4L owners.
Replies: 43
Views: 8540

Fuel mileage question for 2.4L owners.

I MAY be getting one. Not the Soul we planned on, but that may change again before Nov. Anyway, my question is, what is the actual fuel mileage people get with the 2.4L and the auto transmission. From the Pontiac website, it does not look good at 21 City! Ouch! My 2.4L, 4 cylinder, CVT Jeep gets 25-...
by ToolGuy
Sun Jul 12, 2009 8:40 pm
Forum: Problems & Warranty Issues
Topic: Rough idle, Hesitation at take off
Replies: 31
Views: 5869

Re: (Sublimewind)

Quote, originally posted by Sublimewind »Anytime brotha.., I mean when I finally get it out of the garage, I haven't even DRIVEN it this year, i'm working on the audio, which i'm close on, but the car is gutted.. I did get the carpet back in the other night, though..Once she's on the road, I do a l...
by ToolGuy
Fri Jul 10, 2009 10:08 pm
Forum: Problems & Warranty Issues
Topic: Rough idle, Hesitation at take off
Replies: 31
Views: 5869

Re: (Sublimewind)

Funny, I was trying to get Z06 wheels, but could not find them locally to inspect first. The rims I finally got where a great deal, but where the third set I looked at!I do still have the other rims. Sadly they are not worth more then maybe $50, as they are the most undesirable Vette rims of all. Sc...
by ToolGuy
Thu Jul 09, 2009 11:45 pm
Forum: Problems & Warranty Issues
Topic: Rough idle, Hesitation at take off
Replies: 31
Views: 5869

Re: (Sublimewind)

Quote, originally posted by Sublimewind »Did I ever mention how sexay that Vette is... lol... Pure sexors... No, but thanks man! It has thin 5 spoke 2001 Vette rims on it now too. Just got them. LED brake and tail lamps as well. Your Subi is really nice as well. Looks really tough and the color com...
by ToolGuy
Thu Jul 09, 2009 8:15 pm
Forum: Problems & Warranty Issues
Topic: Rough idle, Hesitation at take off
Replies: 31
Views: 5869

Re: Rough idle, Hesitation at take off (Sublimewind)

Quote, originally posted by Sublimewind »On my Subie, it's hanging off one of the front shock towers..!! Which reminds me, I need to change it... good PM.. My Vette is one of the last years to have one too. Glad it does!
by ToolGuy
Thu Jul 09, 2009 4:40 am
Forum: Problems & Warranty Issues
Topic: Rough idle, Hesitation at take off
Replies: 31
Views: 5869

Re: Rough idle, Hesitation at take off (HawaiiPontiacLover)

Quote, originally posted by HawaiiPontiacLover »Whaaaaaaaaaaaaa?? No flare nut wrenches easy squeazy job?! Nope! It stinks too! I guess not enough people changed them out, so car companies took them off. One of many reasons I suppose. Now, when you get your 66' GTO, you willl have one under the hoo...
by ToolGuy
Thu Jul 09, 2009 1:01 am
Forum: The Vibe Lounge
Topic: Vibe 2010 prices paid?
Replies: 12
Views: 2047

Re: Vibe 2010 prices paid? (purilisa)

When a car model is discontinued, parts still need to be supplied for years after. I have heard ten years after. Does not mean Toyota specific parts of course. And there will always be used body panels out there.
by ToolGuy
Wed Jul 08, 2009 10:39 pm
Forum: The Vibe Lounge
Topic: The vibe is gone....
Replies: 16
Views: 3048

Re: The vibe is gone.... (Atomic)

Sorry to hear this! A new car is last on the list for you of course and at least you have one paid for car between the two of you. If you ever need help with it, no matter what brand, do not be afraid to ask!
by ToolGuy
Wed Jul 08, 2009 8:56 pm
Forum: Problems & Warranty Issues
Topic: Rough idle, Hesitation at take off
Replies: 31
Views: 5869

Re: Rough idle, Hesitation at take off (Thatguy256)

OK, so it started happening before the new plugs. Got it... I would not have switched to Bosch, but that is just me. A friend with a Rabbit many years ago did and his tech said get them out. They burned at a different range that what the engine is supposed to have (put Champion back in). I suppose y...