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by jolt
Tue Apr 02, 2019 8:54 pm
Forum: Engine & Transmission
Topic: 2003 with CEL code P1345 from dealer
Replies: 8
Views: 92

Re: 2003 with CEL code P1345 from dealer

If the battery is going dead after your car sits for more then 2 months then you have something wrong with your car that needs to be fixed. Disconnecting the battery does not fix anything and is just an attempt to cover up the problem or issue with the electrical system. Disconnecting the battery wi...
by jolt
Mon Apr 01, 2019 10:03 pm
Forum: Engine & Transmission
Topic: 2003 with CEL code P1345 from dealer
Replies: 8
Views: 92

Re: 2003 with CEL code P1345 from dealer

Here is a link with information about the code P1345 for Toyota since the Vibe is a Toyota: https://www.autocodes.com/p1345_toyota.html Anything short of having the proper equipment to trouble shoot this code is just guessing. It could be the cam sensor, the crank sensor, the wiring between the sens...
by jolt
Fri Mar 29, 2019 9:20 pm
Forum: Problems & Warranty Issues
Topic: Shaking that has me stumped
Replies: 8
Views: 101

Re: Shaking that has me stumped

You had the front wheel bearings replaced in the past? Check the axle nuts on the front hubs and make sure they are tight. CV joint boots in good shape with no cuts or tears? Jack up one wheel at a time on the front and try spinning the tire back and forth by hand and watch for play in the drive lin...
by jolt
Fri Mar 29, 2019 8:38 pm
Forum: The Vibe Lounge
Topic: P0171 Changing Intake Manifold Gasket
Replies: 6
Views: 93

Re: P0171 Changing Intake Manifold Gasket

Intake manifold x Cylinder head sub–assy - 22 ft⋅lb or 30 N⋅m
by jolt
Mon Mar 25, 2019 11:41 pm
Forum: The Vibe Lounge
Topic: P0171 Changing Intake Manifold Gasket
Replies: 6
Views: 93

Re: P0171 Changing Intake Manifold Gasket

While you have the intake off, change the PCV valve too. Also be sure to mark all your vacuum hoses so that you can get them hooked back up to the proper locations. You may want to take pictures as you go so just in case your not sure about something when you are putting it back together, you have a...
by jolt
Mon Mar 25, 2019 11:35 pm
Forum: Washing, Waxing, Cleaning
Topic: Best Way to Protect/Restore Different Parts?
Replies: 5
Views: 96

Re: Best Way to Protect/Restore Different Parts?

It is the UV that does rubber in. You what to find something that has a lot of UV blocker in it. I have used Meguiar's M5716SP Marine/RV Vinyl & Rubber Cleaner & Protectant in the past; https://www.amazon.com/Meguiars-Marine-Rubber-Cleaner-Protectant-x/dp/B0000AY4YJ . 303 products are also good for ...
by jolt
Sun Mar 24, 2019 12:19 pm
Forum: Problems & Warranty Issues
Topic: 2010 2.4L FWD CEL P0138
Replies: 2
Views: 73

Re: 2010 2.4L FWD CEL P0138

https://www.engine-codes.com/p0138_toyota.html with possible causes and some tech notes. How does a mechanic diagnose the P0138 code? Scans codes and documents freeze frame data and then clears codes to verify failure. Monitors O2 sensor data to see if the voltage is switching back and forth between...
by jolt
Sun Mar 24, 2019 11:48 am
Forum: The Vibe Lounge
Topic: Oil Leak at 350,000+ miles
Replies: 6
Views: 131

Re: Oil Leak at 350,000+ miles

You could also try one of the motor oils that are made for high mileage vehicles, they also have seal conditioners. Instead of using card board to catch the 3 or 4 drops, you could put a baby diaper on the bottom to catch the leaking oil. It will hold way more then card board will. You could strap t...
by jolt
Wed Mar 20, 2019 10:14 pm
Forum: Problems & Warranty Issues
Topic: SOLVED!! Intermittant rough engine with 4 codes P0351-P0354
Replies: 7
Views: 123

Re: Intermittant rough engine with 4 codes P0351-P0354

What all four coils have in common, other then the ECM, is the wiring. Check the continuity of all the wires going from the ECM to the coils. Be sure to check your ground wire in the coil wire loom. The wire will be located grounding on the valve cover or the upper cylinder head by a bolt. Make sure...
by jolt
Mon Mar 18, 2019 11:09 am
Forum: Exterior
Topic: You Are Now Equipped With: LED HEADLIGHTS & FOGLIGHTS
Replies: 10
Views: 134

Re: You Are Now Equipped With: LED HEADLIGHTS & FOGLIGHTS

Who did you find to aim the lights when you were done installing them? What method or equipment did they use to aim the lights?
by jolt
Mon Mar 18, 2019 2:40 am
Forum: Washing, Waxing, Cleaning
Topic: Restoring the trim, plastic
Replies: 19
Views: 3680

Re: Restoring the trim, plastic

If you want the coating to last, you need to have the plastic clean before applying any type of coating to it. The fastest way I found to clean textured plastic that has been discolored by UV is to use a stiff carpet bush in a DA polisher. Remove the backing plate from your DA polisher and put a sti...
by jolt
Mon Mar 18, 2019 2:19 am
Forum: Interior
Topic: Floor mats/liners for 2009 Pontiac Vibe, Manual 1.8L?
Replies: 2
Views: 58

Re: Floor mats/liners for 2009 Pontiac Vibe, Manual 1.8L?

I have the automatic transmission so floor liners where not a problem. I first bought the Husky liners and after about two years threw the front ones away because the sides were folding in/warping catching your feet as you got in and out of the car. The sides of the Husky liners also started rubbing...
by jolt
Wed Mar 06, 2019 9:37 pm
Forum: Wheels & Tires
Topic: Factory Vibe aluminum 17" wheel cap replacements?
Replies: 6
Views: 223

Re: Factory Vibe aluminum 17" wheel cap replacements?

The Mini wheel caps do not fit directly. I had to turn down the O.D. of the caps, taking about 0.025" off the outside diameter. I also took 0.050" off the back face so the caps would sit flush with the wheel. At $4.60 shipped for four caps from ebay, it was a cheap gamble. The caps can be made to wo...
by jolt
Mon Feb 18, 2019 11:14 pm
Forum: Handling, Suspension, & Brakes
Topic: Anyone Ever Have Snow Caked in Wheels Cause High Speed Vibration?
Replies: 11
Views: 226

Re: Anyone Ever Have Snow Caked in Wheels Cause High Speed Vibration?

Yes that can happen. Take it to a manual car wash and spray the rims out as best as possible. The other thing to do is take it to a heated garage and let it melt out and dry off. Third thing to do is pull the wheels and remove the snow or ice from the rim. As you said, take it in and get the tires b...
by jolt
Mon Feb 18, 2019 10:59 pm
Forum: Problems & Warranty Issues
Topic: P0453 reading
Replies: 8
Views: 127

Re: P0453 reading

This link may give you some idea of what or where to look for the sensor: https://www.engine-codes.com/p0453_2006_toyota_camry.html The above link is for a 2006 Camry but towards the bottom of the page shows where the sensor is located, which is part of the canister pump module assembly. Here is a T...
by jolt
Mon Feb 18, 2019 11:23 am
Forum: The Vibe Lounge
Topic: Hello fellow vibe enthusiasts!
Replies: 9
Views: 223

Re: Hello fellow vibe enthusiasts!

If the doors are frozen shut by ice, take the car to a manual car wash and pressure spray around all the doors. Bring along a spray can of silicone spray and a clean rag to the car wash. At the car wash, put the spray wand up to the body seams around the doors and spray in on the door seals. The wat...
by jolt
Sun Feb 17, 2019 9:38 pm
Forum: The Vibe Lounge
Topic: 19 mpg!!! What should I do?
Replies: 12
Views: 295

Re: 19 mpg!!! What should I do?

Little information here to go by so little answers is what you get.

p.s. A bad or slipping clutch will produce horrible gas mileage. Also when and how you shift the transmission will greatly impact the gas mileage.
by jolt
Sun Feb 17, 2019 9:08 pm
Forum: Engine & Transmission
Topic: 2009 Clutch Pedal Slow to Come Up Last Few Inches
Replies: 11
Views: 181

Re: 2009 Clutch Pedal Slow to Come Up Last Few Inches

I doubt that the clutch pedal spring is going to fix the problem but then again I am not there to check how it is operating. The reason for me saying that is the strongest return spring in the clutch assembly is the pressure plate itself. The pedal return spring is there just to keep the pedal from ...
by jolt
Sun Feb 17, 2019 8:28 pm
Forum: Wheels & Tires
Topic: Factory Vibe aluminum 17" wheel cap replacements?
Replies: 6
Views: 223

Re: Factory Vibe aluminum 17" wheel cap replacements?

I found the 2007 and 2008 Pontiac G5 center caps fit the factory Vibe 17" wheels but it is the same problem (expensive) because they are the same caps. I ordered some center caps for a Mini to try. I do not know if they will fit or not, but for under $5 on ebay, I thought it was worth a shot. They s...
by jolt
Sat Feb 16, 2019 3:44 pm
Forum: Engine & Transmission
Topic: 2009 Clutch Pedal Slow to Come Up Last Few Inches
Replies: 11
Views: 181

Re: 2009 Clutch Pedal Slow to Come Up Last Few Inches

And you used the search here on this site? Here: viewtopic.php?f=20&t=46586&p=522254&hil ... al#p522254 You can see the main spring in the picture and there are two springs, another smaller one is in the pedal assembly.
by jolt
Tue Feb 12, 2019 3:12 am
Forum: Problems & Warranty Issues
Topic: Grinding or vibrating sound
Replies: 14
Views: 203

Re: Grinding or vibrating sound

What happens if you slightly drag the brakes when the noise is happening? Does the noise go away or change at all? Does going over bumps change the sound? Check brakes, rotors, pads, pad backers, struts, springs, and related strut parts Something different: You changed the transmission fluid, do not...
by jolt
Sat Feb 09, 2019 10:50 pm
Forum: The Vibe Lounge
Topic: Hello from N.B. need help with starting issue
Replies: 5
Views: 153

Re: Hello from N.B. need help with starting issue

What color is the smoke from the exhaust pipe? Black smoke is fuel from being flooded. White smoke is water and light grey smoke can be oil. If it is burning coolant, besides the white smoke at startup, the smoke out the exhaust will have a "sweet" smell to it besides being white smoke. I can not de...
by jolt
Sat Feb 09, 2019 1:24 pm
Forum: Problems & Warranty Issues
Topic: 2009 1.8L Base Belt Chirp NEED HELP
Replies: 4
Views: 175

Re: 2009 1.8L Base Belt Chirp NEED HELP

Unfortunately the 2009 Vibe 1.8L does not have an automatic belt tensioner (unlike the first gen Vibes with a 1.8L), otherwise that would've been the first thing I went for. There are 4 pulleys the belt goes around: alternator, water pump, crankshaft, and A/C condenser. The tension is adjusted with...
by jolt
Sun Feb 03, 2019 11:14 am
Forum: Engine & Transmission
Topic: O2 Sensor Pin out
Replies: 7
Views: 188

Re: O2 Sensor Pin out

Thanks again...strange that I can not find a Haynes or similar manual that covers the 2009 GT. 117K miles a going strong. Except for a transmission rebuild due to faulty valve assy and a minor tune up, it has been a reliable car. Noisy as hell though There are no hard copies of service manuals anym...
by jolt
Sat Feb 02, 2019 1:30 pm
Forum: Engine & Transmission
Topic: O2 Sensor Pin out
Replies: 7
Views: 188

Re: O2 Sensor Pin out

Here is another one. This is what the GM guys get. The first one is from Toyota. Looks like two of the wires colors may be differ but same basic layout only flipped from top to bottom.
by jolt
Sat Feb 02, 2019 1:10 pm
Forum: Problems & Warranty Issues
Topic: 2009 1.8L Base Belt Chirp NEED HELP
Replies: 4
Views: 175

Re: 2009 1.8L Base Belt Chirp NEED HELP

Short answer is to try replacing the "Automatic Belt Tensioner". Before going that route, I would spray a mist of water on the belt ribs as the motor is running. If the noise goes away, it is a belt/pulley issue. If the noise does NOT go away, it is coming from something else. About 20 to 30 seconds...
by jolt
Thu Jan 31, 2019 11:46 pm
Forum: Engine & Transmission
Topic: O2 Sensor Pin out
Replies: 7
Views: 188

Re: O2 Sensor Pin out

Here is the wiring with plugs body for both sensors for the 2ZR-FE engine.
by jolt
Thu Jan 31, 2019 10:23 am
Forum: Audio, Electronics, Electrical
Topic: Some electrical system annoyances (Headlamps, Blower, etc)
Replies: 10
Views: 197

Re: Some electrical system annoyances (Headlamps, Blower, etc)

It's a drop-in and came with a smaller pulley, my mechanic was able to find a shorter belt to put on and he's done other work (A/C etc) so I would assume if the belt were ever a problem he would have mentioned it. Alternator has been in car for almost 3 years now. If you do not want the lights to d...
by jolt
Mon Jan 28, 2019 10:04 pm
Forum: Wheels & Tires
Topic: Factory Vibe aluminum 17" wheel cap replacements?
Replies: 6
Views: 223

Re: Factory Vibe aluminum 17" wheel cap replacements?

Yes zbyers, the center caps from the G6 look the same but the size is different. From what I can find for information is that the G6 caps are 2.25" diameter and the Vibe 17" wheels with the P24 option are just a little over 2", about 2.085" or 53mm. The G6 caps will not fit into the recess in the wh...
by jolt
Sun Jan 27, 2019 11:24 am
Forum: Audio, Electronics, Electrical
Topic: Keyless Entry stopped working.
Replies: 3
Views: 112

Re: Keyless Entry stopped working.

You seen the thread here: http://forums.genvibe.com/phpBB3/viewtopic.php?t=35953 and just to compare the procedure: http://www.keyfobprogram.com/2010-pontiac-vibe-remote-programming/ Do you know for sure that that FOB was working on this car before? It is the proper frequency FOB for that vehicle? T...
by jolt
Wed Jan 23, 2019 11:41 pm
Forum: Wheels & Tires
Topic: Factory Vibe aluminum 17" wheel cap replacements?
Replies: 6
Views: 223

Factory Vibe aluminum 17" wheel cap replacements?

Does anyone know of a replacement center wheel cap for the 2009 factory Vibe aluminum 17" wheels? The GM part number is 20835338 and is more $80.00 for a set of four. I was hoping for something cheaper from a different car that would fit, maybe a Matrix? Any ideas for replacements?
by jolt
Wed Jan 23, 2019 11:30 pm
Forum: Wheels & Tires
Topic: Are There TPMS Sensors in the Wheels?
Replies: 16
Views: 4508

Re: Are There TPMS Sensors in the Wheels?

2009 reset button is mounted to the instrument panel lower trim panel, above the throttle pedal.
by jolt
Tue Jan 15, 2019 3:57 am
Forum: Problems & Warranty Issues
Topic: 2004 vibe intermittently not starting (no crank) (187k m) (replaced starter, battery at 12.25V, tested relay, and more)
Replies: 4
Views: 135

Re: 2004 vibe intermittently not starting (no crank) (187k m) (replaced starter, battery at 12.25V, tested relay, and mo

My first guess, after seeing what you have posted here, is that you have a bad ignition switch. The one thing that changes every time you try to start the car is you turning the key / switch.
by jolt
Fri Dec 28, 2018 2:57 pm
Forum: Engine & Transmission
Topic: 2003 Vibe GT can't figure out why it won't rev above 5100 rpm please help
Replies: 10
Views: 298

Re: 2003 Vibe GT can't figure out why it won't rev above 5100 rpm please help

What is the P code that you are seeing? Read freeze frame data using the hand–held tester or OBD II scan tool, as freeze frame data records the engine conditions when the malfunction is detected. Connect the hand–held tester and select VVTL from ACTIVE TEST menu. With engine at 1500 to 2500 rpm's, V...
by jolt
Sun Dec 23, 2018 6:52 pm
Forum: Tech Info & Do-It-Yourself Info
Topic: Service Manual
Replies: 3
Views: 415

Re: Service Manual

AlldataDIY.com is offering a year's access for one car for $12.95 with promo code YEAREND18. Regular price is $29.95 per year for the first car and $19.95 for each additional car. This is factory service information provided by the various manufacturers. More info here: https://slickdeals.net/f/1247...
by jolt
Sun Dec 23, 2018 6:45 pm
Forum: The Vibe Lounge
Topic: For those looking for manuals
Replies: 1
Views: 188

For those looking for manuals

For those looking for manuals: I found a thread on a deal from Alldata for there single car manual that normally cost $29.95/year. Use code YEAREND18 and the price drops to $12.95. It states this is good until 1/9/2019. For those wanting info on recalls and TSB for a given car, or more detailed fact...
by jolt
Thu Nov 22, 2018 10:58 pm
Forum: Tech Info & Do-It-Yourself Info
Topic: Hatch Mechanism
Replies: 8
Views: 374

Re: Hatch Mechanism

Do a search for " throttle rod clip ", as one one those may work as a replacement for the plastic clip. Here is one link to check - https://www.dormanproducts.com/c-211-carburetor-and-throttle-rod-clips.aspx These clips are metal and are found on 1960 and "70's cars that hook the throttle linkage to...
by jolt
Mon Nov 19, 2018 6:20 pm
Forum: Engine & Transmission
Topic: Misfires on all but one cylinder
Replies: 18
Views: 1122

Re: Misfires on all but one cylinder

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BLdMWkzSwXk and a tool that can work for this job if properly modified. https://www.ebay.com/itm/2-Hooks-Style-Valve-Spring-Compressor-Pusher-Hand-Tool-For-Car-Engine-Cylinder/192723841336?epid=9025871400&hash=item2cdf3c7138:g:rl4AAOSwHt1b7E6b:rk:7:pf:0 The top thing ...
by jolt
Wed Nov 14, 2018 9:59 pm
Forum: Engine & Transmission
Topic: Misfires on all but one cylinder
Replies: 18
Views: 1122

Re: Misfires on all but one cylinder

Unfortunately, the misfires returned, and I ended up taking it to an actual mechanic who confirmed my suspicion that rockers had indeed thrown from 4 valves. Repairs are under weigh, but I am concerned it will happen again. Why would they just jump off like that? :( A common cause of rocker arms be...
by jolt
Mon Nov 12, 2018 10:04 pm
Forum: Engine & Transmission
Topic: 02 bank 1 sensor 2 tests incomplete?
Replies: 3
Views: 216

Re: 02 bank 1 sensor 2 tests incomplete?

Your fuel mileage looks great to me. The 2.4L is EPA mileage est. (cty/hwy) of 21/28 mpg. Mileage really drops off going 85 vs going 70. Anytime you get EPA mileage numbers, your doing great because most manufactures pump these numbers up. What brand "code reader" are you using to plug into the port...
by jolt
Sun Nov 11, 2018 12:08 pm
Forum: Engine & Transmission
Topic: O2 Sensor resistance
Replies: 2
Views: 193

Re: O2 Sensor resistance

Check all the information here about your codes: https://www.engine-codes.com/p0031_toyota.html https://www.engine-codes.com/p0171_toyota.html Do you think my PO 0031/0171 issues should be resolved? If you look in the upper right hand corner of those pages, it gives you "Repair Importance Level" for...
by jolt
Sat Nov 10, 2018 3:01 pm
Forum: Engine & Transmission
Topic: Vehicle misfire (?) and hard starting
Replies: 6
Views: 280

Re: Vehicle misfire (?) and hard starting

It's never had new plugs in it that I'm aware of, and I've had it since new. I looked into changing the plugs and although I trust my mechanical skills I feel like it's super easy to strip out the threads on those and damage the cylinder head. Sound right? The longer the plugs stay in, the higher t...
by jolt
Fri Nov 09, 2018 10:37 pm
Forum: Audio, Electronics, Electrical
Topic: Front turn signal lights up but doesn’t blink
Replies: 9
Views: 305

Re: Front turn signal lights up but doesn’t blink

Do all the lights work properly with the hazard flashers on? If not, try removing the right front bulb and then switch the turn signals on. Do the rear turn signal lights now flash at the same rate in both left and right sides? If it does, the easy thing to try is to replace the bulb. This may or ma...
by jolt
Fri Nov 09, 2018 2:44 am
Forum: Audio, Electronics, Electrical
Topic: Front turn signal lights up but doesn’t blink
Replies: 9
Views: 305

Re: Front turn signal lights up but doesn’t blink

Need more details and information.
by jolt
Wed Oct 31, 2018 10:46 am
Forum: Audio, Electronics, Electrical
Topic: Dreaded 299,999 dead odo
Replies: 9
Views: 418

Re: Dreaded 299,999 dead odo

DopeVibeGT, you must remember this thread about this topic: http://forums.genvibe.com/phpBB3/viewtopic.php?f=11&t=36445&p=510709&hilit=299%2C000#p510709 as you had a post in this thread. Read the last reply that has links to other places you can get it fixed at and ask if it will come with a sticker...
by jolt
Mon Oct 29, 2018 10:04 am
Forum: Maintenance Bay
Topic: 2009 AWD wheel bearings
Replies: 5
Views: 313

Re: 2009 AWD wheel bearings

Yes, some of the differences between the first gen and second gen Vibes. 2009 is the start of the second generation of Vibes and a new design from the first generation. Be aware that hogdoctor is talking and showing a first generation Vibe and not a 2009 second gen. They are different in design.
by jolt
Tue Oct 23, 2018 10:46 am
Forum: Maintenance Bay
Topic: 2009 AWD wheel bearings
Replies: 5
Views: 313

Re: 2009 AWD wheel bearings

As ehoff121 said, there have been other posts here of the rear end center section making noise as maintenance was never done to change the gear lube in the rear end and the couple clutch pack for AWD. You also have the CV joints on the axles that can make noise. As for doing the work, I think it is ...
by jolt
Mon Oct 08, 2018 2:50 am
Forum: Maintenance Bay
Topic: How to replace Pressure Control Solenoid?
Replies: 3
Views: 212

Re: How to replace Pressure Control Solenoid?

What year is this car? Which transmission do you have? How many miles are on the car? When was the transmission fluid and filter last changed?
by jolt
Sat Oct 06, 2018 11:02 am
Forum: Problems & Warranty Issues
Topic: OBDII
Replies: 4
Views: 308

Re: OBDII

Pin #16 is +volts and should be a green wire, while pin #4 is ground and should be a white wire with a black stripe. Be very careful measuring the voltage at the plug as shorting the wrong pins together can do major damage to electrical components and be very costly.
by jolt
Fri Oct 05, 2018 1:30 am
Forum: Maintenance Bay
Topic: 2009 pontiac vibe 2.4l awd front transfer fluid check??
Replies: 4
Views: 360

Re: 2009 pontiac vibe 2.4l awd front transfer fluid check??

2009  transfer case.jpg
2009 Vibe Transfer Case
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#6 is the drain plug
#4 is transfer case plug number 1
#2 is transfer case plug number 2

Plug torque is 36 lb ft