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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: 6
Views: 33

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: 5
Views: 25

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: 8
Views: 113

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: 5
Views: 53

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: 10
Views: 63

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: 5
Views: 115

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: 10
Views: 63

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: 112

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: 95

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: 3
Views: 99

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: 101

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: 101

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: 3
Views: 99

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: 101

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: 134

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: 5
Views: 115

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: 75

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: 5
Views: 115

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: 4390

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: 83

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: 227

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: 342

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: 134

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: 309

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: 1034

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: 1034

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: 169

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: 157

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: 229

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: 261

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: 261

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: 346

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: 272

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: 272

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: 173

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: 269

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: 286

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
by jolt
Mon Oct 01, 2018 10:47 am
Forum: Engine & Transmission
Topic: 2010 Vibe Base ATF drain and fill at 37,700 miles side by side Fluid comparison Pic
Replies: 10
Views: 401

Re: 2010 Vibe Base ATF drain and fill at 37,700 miles side by side Fluid comparison Pic

Bolt Torque values in case anyone is interesting in dropping the pan and doing a filter change 09-10 Vibe. Pan bolts- 69 inch ft. lbs Filter bolts- 8 Ft. lbs. or 96 inch Ft lbs. Drain bolt- 36 Ft. lbs. Drain bolt gasket part # 90430-18008 Auto Trans Filter Kit PRO-KING FK340 This would be for the f...
by jolt
Mon Oct 01, 2018 10:41 am
Forum: Tech Info & Do-It-Yourself Info
Topic: Oil Sludge in Filler Neck
Replies: 17
Views: 532

Re: Oil Sludge in Filler Neck

Just because the PCV valve rattles does not mean it is good. The valve regulates the amount of vacuum that it pulls from the crankcase by way of fine grooves or small passages around the valve and open seat. These passages or grooves build up with deposits which cause the valve to not pull the prope...
by jolt
Mon Oct 01, 2018 10:29 am
Forum: Audio, Electronics, Electrical
Topic: Battery light dimly lit when running
Replies: 8
Views: 290

Re: Battery light dimly lit when running

It could possibly be a weak or bad diode inside the alternator.
by jolt
Sat Sep 29, 2018 12:27 am
Forum: Engine & Transmission
Topic: 2010 Vibe Base ATF drain and fill at 37,700 miles side by side Fluid comparison Pic
Replies: 10
Views: 401

Re: 2010 Vibe Base ATF drain and fill at 37,700 miles side by side Fluid comparison Pic

I would suggest that you change the filter on your next drain. With the pan dropped, you can clean the bottom of the pan and the pan magnets. When you see the ultra fine particles in the bottom of the pan, you will know way the filter should be changed. Would you change your motor oil without changi...
by jolt
Sat Sep 29, 2018 12:16 am
Forum: Exterior
Topic: Vinyl wrapping
Replies: 3
Views: 168

Re: Vinyl wrapping

And you seen this post: viewtopic.php?f=33&t=46491
by jolt
Thu Sep 27, 2018 12:42 am
Forum: Maintenance Bay
Topic: no crank no start issue
Replies: 5
Views: 224

Re: no crank no start issue

I forgot to mention that if you have a manual transmission, a bad clutch pedal switch will cause the starter not to work too. The clutch pedal switch is in the circuit with the key switch and starter relay so you would have no voltage from the key switch to the starter relay if the clutch pedal swit...
by jolt
Thu Sep 27, 2018 12:18 am
Forum: Audio, Electronics, Electrical
Topic: Won't crank, probably starter?
Replies: 13
Views: 486

Re: Won't crank, probably starter?

Here is the info about the starter relay location: viewtopic.php?f=17&t=46084&p=518975#p518975
by jolt
Mon Sep 24, 2018 9:38 pm
Forum: Engine & Transmission
Topic: Transmission may be gone... :(
Replies: 9
Views: 482

Re: Transmission may be gone... :(

If the clutch disc facing/lining came off the disc, it could be wedge in the bell housing, locking it all up. Even if the disc is bad, you still have been able to shift it into gear. You may have to rock the car back and forth, but it should have went into a gear. If the transmission is bad, search ...
by jolt
Mon Sep 24, 2018 9:21 pm
Forum: Exterior
Topic: Holes in rocker panels
Replies: 7
Views: 752

Re: Holes in rocker panels

Jbenrod, What you are talking about is rust proofing the car. This is what is done when you get your car rust proofed. They drill holes in the panels to stick a wand in and spray the coating into the doors, panels, etc... The drilled holes are then plugged with rubber or plastic plugs. You can drill...
by jolt
Mon Sep 24, 2018 8:51 pm
Forum: Maintenance Bay
Topic: no crank no start issue
Replies: 5
Views: 224

Re: no crank no start issue

Hi vibrologist, I would check for voltage at the starter solenoid. First check that the supply cable has voltage at the starter stud into the solenoid, then check for a voltage signal at the solenoid from the ignition switch. You will have to get someone to turn the key to the start position as you ...
by jolt
Sun Sep 23, 2018 4:04 pm
Forum: Tech Info & Do-It-Yourself Info
Topic: Oil Sludge in Filler Neck
Replies: 17
Views: 532

Re: Oil Sludge in Filler Neck

Add 1/2 quart of Marvels Mystery Oil about 500 miles before you change your oil and filter to clean up things. It is a mild way of removing deposits from inside the engine. You could go ballistic and use something like Gunk Engine Flush but this could cause more damage then doing good. These deposit...
by jolt
Sun Sep 09, 2018 5:49 pm
Forum: Engine & Transmission
Topic: 09 GT throttle body
Replies: 1
Views: 220

Re: 09 GT throttle body

Around 2007 and up Vibes are "drive by wire", which means that there is no throttle cable. The ECM controls the throttle body by electrical signals to a stepper drive motor. The TPS is built inside the throttle body along with the stepper drove motor and plastic gears. There are no serviceable parts...
by jolt
Mon Aug 20, 2018 10:33 am
Forum: Engine & Transmission
Topic: Desperate help needed for overheating issue!
Replies: 7
Views: 376

Re: Desperate help needed for overheating issue!

First use this to test: https://www.amazon.com/UView-560000-Combustion-Leak-Tester/dp/B000NPDL76 If that passes then use one of these and do a pressure test on the system to see if it hold pressure over night: https://www.amazon.com/Mityvac-MV4560-Radiator-Cooling-Pressure/dp/B003V9L05G or https://w...