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by dannyboy
Tue May 26, 2015 4:02 am
Forum: Problems & Warranty Issues
Topic: Solved: 03 Vibe AWD Rear Woowing Noise. Rear Differential? Bearing?
Replies: 25
Views: 10316

Re: Solved: 03 Vibe AWD Rear Woowing Noise. Rear Differential? Bearing?

Thanks, those are the bearings I ordered and one if which I have installed. I will be doing the other rear bearing this weekend. Did you replace the dust shields behind the bearings or reuse the existing ones?
by dannyboy
Tue May 26, 2015 3:57 am
Forum: Maintenance Bay
Topic: differential or wheel bearing?
Replies: 8
Views: 847

Re: differential or wheel bearing?

Thanks for all the replies. I was following a friend's advice that replacing the most likely one should be fine for now. I will put her up on jacks this weekend and check the springs. As far as I know the bearings are all original, and as the car is 10 years I think I will end up doing all the beari...
by dannyboy
Mon May 25, 2015 1:18 pm
Forum: Problems & Warranty Issues
Topic: Solved: 03 Vibe AWD Rear Woowing Noise. Rear Differential? Bearing?
Replies: 25
Views: 10316

Re: Solved: 03 Vibe AWD Rear Woowing Noise. Rear Differential? Bearing?

I am having the same issue on my '06 AWD except I get a noise when I turn left and goes away when I turn right (more details here ). I also replaced the rear wheel bearings and hubs as part of my attempts to fix it but the noise is still there. I have not checked the differential fluid yet. What par...
by dannyboy
Sun May 24, 2015 6:21 am
Forum: Maintenance Bay
Topic: differential or wheel bearing?
Replies: 8
Views: 847

Re: differential or wheel bearing?

When I had her into the mechanic he rocked each if the hubs and determined the right rear was the furthest gone and the left rear was starting to go. He said the front were fine. This led me to replace the rear right but the noise persists. It is present driving straight at all speeds but gets loude...
by dannyboy
Sun May 17, 2015 8:11 am
Forum: Maintenance Bay
Topic: differential or wheel bearing?
Replies: 8
Views: 847

differential or wheel bearing?

This past winter has seemed to be the worst yet for my 06 awd. About December I noticed a low rumble/whirring noise coming from what I thought was the rear of the car. Swerved a couple times and it went away while turning right and came back when turning left. So thinking wheel bearing I had the loc...
by dannyboy
Thu May 07, 2015 2:01 pm
Forum: Canada - Maritimes
Topic: best audio install guys in Halifax area?
Replies: 1
Views: 6003

Re: best audio install guys in Halifax area?

I realize this is old and you may not need the info anymore but for anyone wondering the guys at Creative Auto Images in Truro, NS do excellent work. It's owned by a local guy and they specialize in all things custom. Good rates and good service.
by dannyboy
Thu May 07, 2015 1:25 pm
Forum: Engine & Transmission
Topic: Exhaust Leak
Replies: 5
Views: 932

Re: Exhaust Leak

I mispoke when I said "there's no where else to take her besides the dealer", I meant that besides the garage I took her to, the only other place in town is the dealer. The nearest other town is an hour away but I have been doing some searching to find custom weld shops. I've also been on ...
by dannyboy
Wed Apr 29, 2015 2:06 pm
Forum: Engine & Transmission
Topic: Exhaust Leak
Replies: 5
Views: 932

Re: Exhaust Leak

It's the flange on the exhaust manifold side that's broken apparently and they said where it's cast iron nothing would weld to it. I'm fairly mechanically inclined but I know very little about welding. The town I'm in is very small, there's no where else to take her besides the dealer. I will be mov...
by dannyboy
Wed Apr 29, 2015 11:07 am
Forum: GenVibe Garage
Topic: dannyboy's 2006 Vibe AWD
Replies: 3
Views: 940

Re: dannyboy's 2006 Vibe AWD

Added yellow fogs the other day.
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Used Optilux H71070602 XY Series HB4/9006 12V/55W Xenon Yellow Halogen Bulb Set from Amazon.
by dannyboy
Wed Apr 29, 2015 10:56 am
Forum: Engine & Transmission
Topic: Exhaust Leak
Replies: 5
Views: 932

Exhaust Leak

So over the winter my 06 AWD has developed a rather large exhaust leak. I've been chasing and repairing holes in the area around the muffler for the last year but now it sounds like its around the exhaust manifold. After taking it to a local shop to have the summer tires put on I had them take a loo...
by dannyboy
Wed Apr 29, 2015 10:31 am
Forum: Engine & Transmission
Topic: Intake manifold gasket leak
Replies: 25
Views: 2829

Re: Intake manifold gasket leak

Just wanted to update; I finally got around to poking at the engine now that it's warmed up slightly. Didn't bother with the intake gasket change as over the winter she's developed a noticeable exhaust leak around the exhaust manifold which probably is the culprit behind the code. Will be posting in...
by dannyboy
Wed Apr 22, 2015 1:18 pm
Forum: Problems & Warranty Issues
Topic: fried something?
Replies: 25
Views: 1132

Re: fried something?

Ouch, you'll be very lucky if you didn't fry something important. If your reader is connecting fine to your ecu then you might have lucked out and it's ok. I'm not sure about your '04 but my '06 always has the DRLs on except when I switch to low beam manually or the light sensor does it automaticall...
by dannyboy
Sun Apr 12, 2015 10:35 am
Forum: For Sale/Wanted
Topic: GenVibe's Great Thread of CL Finds
Replies: 93
Views: 11637

Re: GenVibe's Great Thread of CL Finds

http://m.ebay.ca/itm/161649869139?
Thought I would share, SLP ram air hood used for anyone in ohio, listed at $300 but I'm sure someone could negotiate. Congrats to whoever buys it, I would love to but it's a bit far away.
by dannyboy
Sun Apr 12, 2015 3:21 am
Forum: GenVibe Garage
Topic: 1gnvibe's 2004 Vibe GT
Replies: 10
Views: 1051

Re: 1gnvibe's 2004 Vibe GT

Love the "tinted everything"! Maintenance Due: Transmission Oil (not sure what to use) Manual Tranny: SAE 75W-90 GL-5 gear oil or GM Goodwrench synthetic manual transmission fluid Automatic: Toyota ATF Type T-IV automatic transmission fluid I've thought about blacking out the head and tail...
by dannyboy
Sun Apr 12, 2015 3:11 am
Forum: GenVibe Garage
Topic: dannyboy's 2006 Vibe AWD
Replies: 3
Views: 940

Re: dannyboy's 2006 Vibe AWD

The hubcaps were a bit of an experiment, I'm hoping they hold up to all the salt around here. For the cupholder/accent lighting I was thinking blue or red, though maybe I'll do something like green just to be different. That'll be a job for when it warms up a little.
by dannyboy
Sat Apr 11, 2015 4:26 pm
Forum: GenVibe Garage
Topic: dannyboy's 2006 Vibe AWD
Replies: 3
Views: 940

dannyboy's 2006 Vibe AWD

http://i296.photobucket.com/albums/mm163/k_d/20150411_184259_zpscsigcxuh.jpg Thought it was about time I shared my ride properly. Bought her in 2011, she only had 75000 kms on her. I've been going to college so I haven't had the finances to start really modding her but I have done a bit. - Custom p...
by dannyboy
Sat Apr 11, 2015 2:53 pm
Forum: Wheels & Tires
Topic: Upgrading to 17 rims
Replies: 2
Views: 705

Re: Upgrading to 17 rims

Good to know. The tires currently on the rims look practically brand new so I could probably sell them and get bigger tires to go on them.
by dannyboy
Sat Apr 11, 2015 6:14 am
Forum: Wheels & Tires
Topic: Upgrading to 17 rims
Replies: 2
Views: 705

Upgrading to 17 rims

I found a set of 17' rims and tires off of a cavalier and I'm wondering if they would fit well. I have 205/55/R16 on steels right now on my 2006 AWD. The 17" tires are 205/40/R17 and the rims are 17 X 7 ICON. Using this tire size calculator: http://www.wheel-size.com/calc/?wheel1=205-55-16X7ET4...
by dannyboy
Sun Apr 05, 2015 6:13 am
Forum: Wheels & Tires
Topic: Hubcap recommendations
Replies: 4
Views: 885

Re: Hubcap recommendations

+1 to repainting the OEMs. This is what I did to mine http://i296.photobucket.com/albums/mm163/k_d/20150326_152507%202_zpsin50ilas.jpg I sanded them down to the plastic, primed them, and because I had nowhere to spray paint them I had to hand paint them. I was able to spray a few coats of clearcoat ...
by dannyboy
Thu Mar 26, 2015 3:29 pm
Forum: Interior
Topic: help! how to change light bulb for vent/ac display on dash
Replies: 15
Views: 9589

Re: help! how to change light bulb for vent/ac display on dash

I realize this is an old thread but I thought I'd post for anyone else who happens to need help with this. After much searching after I "accidently" killed one of these bulbs trying to figure out what kind they were and if they could be replaced with LEDs, I found that they are NEO 4 type ...
by dannyboy
Tue Mar 10, 2015 8:42 am
Forum: Engine & Transmission
Topic: Whole new exhaust needed--after market?
Replies: 6
Views: 1034

Re: Whole new exhaust needed--after market?

I'm in the same boat, my '06 awd is springing new exhaust leaks every time I have them patched. Pretty sure she's rusted from the inside out. Any leads on good custom shops in the Atlantic Canada region?
by dannyboy
Wed Nov 19, 2014 4:35 pm
Forum: Engine & Transmission
Topic: Intake manifold gasket leak
Replies: 25
Views: 2829

Re: Intake manifold gasket leak

I have the new orange gasket ready to go on ours, it's not throwing any codes but idles at excessive speeds and will surge when cold. I recently bought a wifi OBD-II module and DashCommand for my iPad, monitoring the fuel trims on cold startup doesn't seem to be out of whack so I haven't bothered r...
by dannyboy
Sat Nov 15, 2014 1:22 pm
Forum: Problems & Warranty Issues
Topic: low speed blower squeak chirp
Replies: 13
Views: 3571

Re: low speed blower squeak chirp

Thanks, I think that's what I'll do then.
by dannyboy
Fri Nov 14, 2014 6:45 am
Forum: Exterior
Topic: Hood/Grill Paint Job!
Replies: 4
Views: 960

Re: Hood/Grill Paint Job!

I would love to do this to my '06, I've got a few big scratches that I've tried to touchup but can't get to blend right so I've been thinking about doing the whole hood. Were you able to get the finish buffed back to match the rest of the car?
by dannyboy
Fri Nov 14, 2014 6:32 am
Forum: Problems & Warranty Issues
Topic: low speed blower squeak chirp
Replies: 13
Views: 3571

Re: low speed blower squeak chirp

Sorry to revive an old post but my '06 vibe has been doing this for about the last year or so, I've tried pulling the blower fan apart and oiling the bearings but it only serves a temporary fix. Is it my understanding the only fix is to order a replacement fan? Also any feedback from those who did e...
by dannyboy
Wed Nov 12, 2014 8:36 am
Forum: Engine & Transmission
Topic: Intake manifold gasket leak
Replies: 25
Views: 2829

Re: Intake manifold gasket leak

Raven wrote:$35.00 for the gasket? :shock: It should be around $5.00

Is stuff really that expensive on The Rock?

Lol for the most part, yes. Toyota just called and said they couldn't get the gasket because its a vibe so i called GM and they got it for 11.50.
by dannyboy
Mon Nov 10, 2014 8:41 am
Forum: Engine & Transmission
Topic: Intake manifold gasket leak
Replies: 25
Views: 2829

Re: Intake manifold gasket leak

Wow, this started a lot of buzz, lol. I got the intake gasket ordered from Toyota, 35$. I'm gonna try the install myself hopefully in the next few weeks. Hopefully that'll fix everything, I have noticed my mileage takes a plummet during the cold season. Normally the 05+ didn't have issues with the g...
by dannyboy
Wed Nov 05, 2014 11:11 am
Forum: Engine & Transmission
Topic: Intake manifold gasket leak
Replies: 25
Views: 2829

Re: Intake manifold gasket leak

Thanks, those are really helpful! I'm gonna do a test with carb cleaner when i get a chance just to try to get a more definitive confirmation of a leak. I'm also going to try to check the exhaust manifold for leaks too, she sounds kind of loud at idle. I'll post back once I have results.
by dannyboy
Tue Nov 04, 2014 3:40 pm
Forum: Engine & Transmission
Topic: Intake manifold gasket leak
Replies: 25
Views: 2829

Intake manifold gasket leak

Hi, I was wondering if anyone could point me to a step-by-step on replacing the intake manifold gasket in my '06 AWD vibe. I've been getting a P0133 code pop up intermitently during the cold months and from reading here and elsewhere a lot of people seem to suggest checking it before replacing the O...
by dannyboy
Wed Apr 30, 2014 7:09 am
Forum: Handling, Suspension, & Brakes
Topic: Handbrake Warning Light not working?
Replies: 5
Views: 499

Re: Handbrake Warning Light not working?

Welcome to GenVibe! The switch for the handbrake warning light is on the handbrake lever assembly, accessible by just removing the four 10mm bolts holding the center console in (two in front, in the little tray, two in the center console compartment towards the rear). Since it is so simple to remov...
by dannyboy
Sun Apr 06, 2014 4:19 pm
Forum: Handling, Suspension, & Brakes
Topic: Handbrake Warning Light not working?
Replies: 5
Views: 499

Re: Handbrake Warning Light not working?

Thanks for the quick replies, I'll take a look when I get a chance and let you know what I find out. :)
by dannyboy
Sat Apr 05, 2014 12:19 pm
Forum: Handling, Suspension, & Brakes
Topic: Handbrake Warning Light not working?
Replies: 5
Views: 499

Handbrake Warning Light not working?

Hi, not sure if this is the right place for this, first time posting. I have a 2006 Vibe AWD and I've noticed that the handbrake warning light not longer comes on when the brake is applied. I know the light itself works as it appears when I start the car and I know that the handbrake itself is worki...

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