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by jolt
Mon Aug 10, 2020 11:28 pm
Forum: The Others
Topic: Electronic Stability Control
Replies: 4
Views: 48

Re: Electronic Stability Control

Hi Caretaker, have you checked on the info here? http://www.hemanual.org/hyundai_elantra_md_2010_year_service_manual-1048.html To get to info about ESC, you will find it in the brake section or click here: http://www.hemanual.org/esc_electronic_stability_control_system-1900.html Then you will want t...
by jolt
Tue Jul 28, 2020 11:10 pm
Forum: Interior
Topic: How to remove / lift rear seat cushion 2009 vibe gt
Replies: 5
Views: 190

Re: How to remove / lift rear seat cushion 2009 vibe gt

See if this helps:
by jolt
Thu Jul 23, 2020 10:29 pm
Forum: Audio, Electronics, Electrical
Topic: Adding a Front Door Puddle Light - looking for trigger wire
Replies: 6
Views: 118

Re: Adding a Front Door Puddle Light - looking for trigger wire

Attached is the wiring diagram for a 2003 COROLLA MATRIX Interior Lighting. This should be very close to what the Vibe has but some of the wire colors may be different. As you can see, the door switches only take a signal to ground and do not have power for lighting.
by jolt
Fri Jul 10, 2020 1:04 pm
Forum: The Vibe Lounge
Topic: New 2003 GT Owner
Replies: 13
Views: 395

Re: New 2003 GT Owner

JerryV, here is link to clutch adjustment on '09-'10 Vibe: http://forums.genvibe.com/phpBB3/viewtopic.php?f=20&t=46586&p=522254&hilit=clutch+adjustment#p522254 sclay115, good write up and progress on the repairs. Popping out of gear is most always a syncro problem. Seen this many time on pickups wit...
by jolt
Thu Jul 09, 2020 8:41 pm
Forum: The Vibe Lounge
Topic: Is it possible the shop screwed up my daughters head gasket while changing timing cover gasket and valve pan gasket
Replies: 8
Views: 219

Re: Is it possible the shop screwed up my daughters head gasket while changing timing cover gasket and valve pan gasket

Anything is possible, but it would be highly unlikely. You would not touch the head bolts to pull the timing cover, unless you did not know what you are doing. Just from how you have described what has happened, I would think I would take it to another shop for a second opinion and repairs. Trust pl...
by jolt
Thu Jul 09, 2020 8:03 pm
Forum: Engine & Transmission
Topic: P0420 , starring a NY 2006 AWD 190k
Replies: 26
Views: 360

Re: AWD o2 sensor 2 plug - ?

Another read for you that you may be interested in: https://www.autoserviceprofessional.com/2935/understanding-and-diagnosing-toyota-p0420-dtc You may pick up some info that may give you some ideas. The above talks of Toyota P0420 toward the end of the article, and a Toyota is what a Vibe is. When i...
by jolt
Sun Jul 05, 2020 1:28 pm
Forum: Engine & Transmission
Topic: P0420 , starring a NY 2006 AWD 190k
Replies: 26
Views: 360

Re: AWD o2 sensor 2 plug - ?

Info on P0420 code: https://www.engine-codes.com/p0420_toyota.html and https://www.700r4transmissionhq.com/p0420-toyota-corolla/ Read carefully as the code most likely is not the sensors your looking at but something else. If both sensors are showing the same voltages and pattens then the cat is not...
by jolt
Fri Jul 03, 2020 5:16 pm
Forum: The Vibe Lounge
Topic: A casual plan for lemons
Replies: 6
Views: 238

Re: A casual plan for lemons

Not having any information about what type of track, or what the rules are, or what type of racing it is, makes it hard for anybody to give suggestions. One thing is to get rid of as much weight as possible. Glass is the first thing to go. Strip everything out from front to back. Brace the strut tow...
by jolt
Fri Jul 03, 2020 2:39 pm
Forum: Maintenance Bay
Topic: 2003 Base Air box hoses help
Replies: 7
Views: 150

Re: 2003 Base Air box hoses help

To fix the air box so the hose will connect to the box again, use a bulkhead fitting on the box. The bulkhead fitting has threads inside the fitting to screw a hose fitting into. Here is a link to a page that you can look up the two fittings you would need. You need to size the fittings to your hose...
by jolt
Thu Jun 18, 2020 10:27 pm
Forum: Handling, Suspension, & Brakes
Topic: Brake THUMP
Replies: 15
Views: 747

Re: Brake THUMP

You need to post a picture of the shoes assembled on the backing plate with the drum removed so we can see if you have all the parts and that the parts are in the proper locations. Have the drums been turned? What is the inside diameter of the drums? Do you the proper rear rotors on the cars? It sho...
by jolt
Sun Jun 07, 2020 2:27 pm
Forum: Handling, Suspension, & Brakes
Topic: What is this... manifold? 04 AWD ABS
Replies: 3
Views: 122

Re: What is this... manifold? 04 AWD ABS

All cars that I know of have a proportioning valve in the brake system if the car has a combination of disc and drum brakes. Others that have disc and disc brakes may still have a proportioning valve too. The valve reduces the pressure to the rear brakes so the rears do not lockup as there is little...
by jolt
Wed Jun 03, 2020 8:30 pm
Forum: The Vibe Lounge
Topic: Touch up paint question 2004 (white)
Replies: 8
Views: 219

Re: Touch up paint question 2004 (white)

Here's who I've ordered from before, especially if you require a larger volume of paint: https://www.automotivetouchup.com/ I had the same chips on the hood and also used the above web site that Caretaker posted. They have paint pens, small bottles, etc.... They also have all the little things you ...
by jolt
Mon Jun 01, 2020 1:41 am
Forum: Tech Info & Do-It-Yourself Info
Topic: Need Pic of Roof Without Headliner
Replies: 9
Views: 243

Re: Need Pic of Roof Without Headliner

tpollauf, here is an adhesive that should work for your project. You will want to test spray some on a rag first to get a feel for how tacky this is and how to work with it. 3M Super 77

https://www.amazon.com/3M-Multipurpose- ... 0000AZ735/
by jolt
Sat May 30, 2020 11:43 am
Forum: Maintenance Bay
Topic: P0171 code
Replies: 2
Views: 126

Re: P0171 code

I guess that should tell you how good Seafoam works at cleaning up fuel injectors. Bad and/or poor grades of gasoline that do not have injector cleaner in them will cause this to happen over time. Injectors also wear out over time too. Testing the items you replaced could have saved you some money i...
by jolt
Sat May 30, 2020 11:20 am
Forum: The Vibe Lounge
Topic: Cruise Control Resume
Replies: 3
Views: 142

Re: Cruise Control Resume

Bad connection for the wiring and/or bad switch in stock of cruise control switch. You need to test that function of the switch and then move on to test the wires.
by jolt
Thu May 21, 2020 11:19 am
Forum: Problems & Warranty Issues
Topic: 2009 GT Auto, Lost power to wheels, now wont start.
Replies: 4
Views: 199

Re: 2009 GT Auto, Lost power to wheels, now wont start.

Sounds like it could be more then one problem. More info is needed. What have you checked or tested so far? When the starter cranks, are there any grinding noises? Is the "Check Engine" light on? Any codes stored in ECM? How did you get it home when it lost power to the wheels? Is the battery charge...
by jolt
Sun May 10, 2020 10:47 am
Forum: Maintenance Bay
Topic: shifter bushing (not cable bushing) - 09
Replies: 8
Views: 261

Re: shifter bushing (not cable bushing) - 09

I could not find any bushings that you want but the whole shifter can be bought from Toyota. Here is link to one I found for a: This part fits the vehicle you selected: 2009 Toyota Matrix United States Of America; 4 Cyl 2.4L DOHC EFI; Manual Transmission; 5-Speed Manual Transmission; AZE141L-DHMNKA ...
by jolt
Tue May 05, 2020 10:44 am
Forum: Engine & Transmission
Topic: leak in manifold
Replies: 11
Views: 349

Re: leak in manifold

I have never in my lifetime seen any type of of putty, JB Weld, epoxy, etc.. hold on a exhaust manifold. The temperature, expansion and contraction of the metal as it heats and cools will not allow these types of things to hold on the manifold. They all break loose. You need to replace the manifold....
by jolt
Mon May 04, 2020 8:30 pm
Forum: Engine & Transmission
Topic: leak in manifold
Replies: 11
Views: 349

Re: leak in manifold

Just want clarification on which manifold you are talking about; the intake manifold or the exhaust manifold? Your first post sounded like you are talking about the exhaust manifold and joatmon post is about the intake manifold. What are the codes, if any?
by jolt
Sun May 03, 2020 6:09 pm
Forum: Problems & Warranty Issues
Topic: CV axles - aftermarket choices for 2005 AWD Vibe.
Replies: 22
Views: 594

Re: CV axles - aftermarket choices for 2005 AWD Vibe.

I think you need to make a trip to the Toyota dealer and ask for a picture break down of the parts for the axle AND for the transmission case where the axle inters the transmission. In the picture you posted, you can see the groove in your outer sleeve where the retaining ring would be to hold the b...
by jolt
Sat May 02, 2020 6:24 pm
Forum: Engine & Transmission
Topic: Hard to start and poor throttle response
Replies: 6
Views: 265

Re: Hard to start and poor throttle response

Fuel pressure or fuel volume problem possibly. Bad fuel pump or fuel pressure regulator? Fuel line pinched under car? Test fuel pressure and volume by injectors. Do a search on this board as there was a post on how to make a tester hose for the first gen Vibe. A jumped timing chain can make a engine...
by jolt
Fri May 01, 2020 9:59 pm
Forum: Tech Info & Do-It-Yourself Info
Topic: How to add steering wheel buttons to an 09-10 base
Replies: 15
Views: 2518

Re: How to add steering wheel buttons to an 09-10 base

The clock spring in my '09 was changed under a recall. All '09-'10 have electric power steering. The angle senor does feed back to the electric power steering. Is it needed; yes. You will be getting codes for your steering controls if this is not in the right position and your electric steering assi...
by jolt
Sun Apr 19, 2020 5:02 pm
Forum: The Vibe Lounge
Topic: RPM dip at stop
Replies: 8
Views: 324

Re: RPM dip at stop

The 2009 vibe do not have a IAC, as they are drive by wire. The idle speed is controlled by the ECM and throttle body. If components in the throttle body are worn, it can make it very hard for the ECM to control the idle speed of the engine. If you have any uncontrolled vacuum leaks it can be imposs...
by jolt
Sat Apr 18, 2020 4:52 pm
Forum: Handling, Suspension, & Brakes
Topic: Rear Monroe QuickStruts Installation - HELP!
Replies: 8
Views: 306

Re: Rear Monroe QuickStruts Installation - HELP!

Instead of doing one coil over at a time; if you would have taken both off the axle, the axle would have swung down further. That is why the second coil over went on easier then the first one did. You were kind of fighting yourself though the rear solid axle when doing one long coil over and one sho...
by jolt
Fri Apr 10, 2020 1:43 pm
Forum: The Vibe Lounge
Topic: Noob in Victoria, BC
Replies: 8
Views: 291

Re: Noob in Victoria, BC

The sulfur smell of rotten eggs is a failed or failing catalytic convertor, as joatmon has said. The question now is what made the convertor fail with only 30.000 miles on it? A convertor should last over 100,000 miles. Rich fuel mixtures will kill a convertor but there are many other things that ca...
by jolt
Wed Apr 01, 2020 9:05 pm
Forum: The Vibe Lounge
Topic: The Official "Price You Paid For Gas" Thread
Replies: 1635
Views: 215253

Re: The Official "Price You Paid For Gas" Thread

You can use this web site or their app to check gas prices around the US. I have used their trip planner, as it tells you where to stop for the best prices using your cars gas mileage rating and tank capacity to figure the best points to stop at for pricing and range of your vehicle. https://www.gas...
by jolt
Wed Apr 01, 2020 10:38 am
Forum: The Vibe Lounge
Topic: 2.4L 2AZFE post mortem
Replies: 36
Views: 1419

Re: 2.4L 2AZFE post mortem

Does the balance shafts turn over or are they seized? If the shaft will not turn over then the gear will be taken out too. One of the rods and/or rod parts may have wedged into the balance shafts and locked them causing the gear to break. These are questions that do not really matter because the mot...
by jolt
Tue Mar 31, 2020 8:59 pm
Forum: The Vibe Lounge
Topic: Remote Keyless Entry mess
Replies: 4
Views: 275

Re: Remote Keyless Entry mess

Attached are the wiring drawings for the door locks on a 2009 Corolla, which should be close to the same as the 2009 Vibe. Some wire colors may be off but the same basic wiring is happening for the Vibe. As shown there is no relay in the door lock system. Switch and lock motors inputs and outputs ar...
by jolt
Mon Mar 30, 2020 1:35 am
Forum: The Vibe Lounge
Topic: 2.4L 2AZFE post mortem
Replies: 36
Views: 1419

Re: 2.4L 2AZFE post mortem

Of the picture with part of the rod sticking out, you see how dark it is on the rod where the bearing insert would go in the rod, that is carbon/burnt oil on the rod from the rod over heating. This has all the classic signs of running the engine out of oil. The rod that is thrown off is the rod that...
by jolt
Mon Mar 30, 2020 1:19 am
Forum: The Vibe Lounge
Topic: The Official "Price You Paid For Gas" Thread
Replies: 1635
Views: 215253

Re: The Official "Price You Paid For Gas" Thread

Nothing that cheap around me. $1.87/gal but it is always about $0.10 higher in the town where I live. I wonder what they are doing with the expensive alcohol now that the gas is so cheap? More tax dollars at work turning food into alcohol for fuel to mix with gas but I doubt the refinery is added mu...
by jolt
Mon Mar 30, 2020 1:07 am
Forum: Engine & Transmission
Topic: Really poor gas mileage. Looking for help.
Replies: 4
Views: 269

Re: Really poor gas mileage. Looking for help.

Plugged cat, doing a search: https://shop.advanceautoparts.com/r/advice/car-maintenance/is-your-catalytic-converter-bad https://www.2carpros.com/articles/how-to-test-a-catalytic-converter Check for codes (P0420 is common for a cat), past history of problems, temp check, and the age old way of checki...
by jolt
Mon Mar 23, 2020 10:35 pm
Forum: Engine & Transmission
Topic: 2006 No Start
Replies: 9
Views: 390

Re: 2006 No Start

It cranks over fine. Immediately I thought of the fuel pump as apparently there has been an issue with fuel pump pressure on these. It has over 250k km on it so I fugured it was probably about time. I put a new pump in (Denso) which didn't remedy the problem. I removed the plugs (replaced last fall...
by jolt
Thu Mar 19, 2020 10:38 pm
Forum: Engine & Transmission
Topic: engine compartment noise
Replies: 3
Views: 204

Re: engine compartment noise

Here is link to info on pulley for alternator: https://www.rockauto.com/en/moreinfo.php?pk=1872584&cc=1442296&jsn=2218&_nck=Ekt6BqBF1pwlXdx0gYlm1eLc36x7RagAV9qWoBGYzks2kIIGcMG6lE5GS9putP7wmUxgSGze%2FrPdR46WKSRoLyomJamzzG810PitvmOfG4gBYAKT%2Fiy1a%2Bdcj5hpNjQaThqB1phlSeyEoIvMgcaAmAjFTLT6pUn5kKJtarCqhl...
by jolt
Thu Mar 19, 2020 9:56 pm
Forum: Engine & Transmission
Topic: 2006 No Start
Replies: 9
Views: 390

Re: 2006 No Start

You want to check these pages out for the testing your asking for: http://madstyle1972.com/Repair/18/20iajc04/onvein40.pdf http://madstyle1972.com/Repair/18/20iajc04/inspec40.pdf From what you have described above, if it was a GM made car, I would be checking the crankshaft position sensor. In the t...
by jolt
Thu Mar 19, 2020 11:22 am
Forum: Engine & Transmission
Topic: engine compartment noise
Replies: 3
Views: 204

Re: engine compartment noise

So if you remove the belt, and run the engine for less than a minute, the noise is gone? Try putting some baby powder on the face of the belt and then start it and see if the noise went away. The baby power acts as a release agent for the belt in the pulley's. This is not a fix but a test as the bab...
by jolt
Wed Mar 18, 2020 10:48 pm
Forum: Maintenance Bay
Topic: ***FIXED*** Gas smell under hood
Replies: 23
Views: 1158

Re: ***FIXED*** Gas smell under hood

That is the link that showed the tester from GM that is used to hook to the lines. If I remember that was for a second gen Vibe. I would guess that the first gen would be close to the same thing, but if I remember right, the first gen took a different tester hose setup then the second gen did. Here ...
by jolt
Wed Mar 18, 2020 9:23 pm
Forum: Audio, Electronics, Electrical
Topic: Door motor?
Replies: 21
Views: 847

Re: Door motor?

Hi Caretaker, You may want to check this link out about the Toyota recall on window switches. I am not sure about what year you are working on but I remembered something about the window switches. Here is link: https://www.toyotanation.com/threads/window-switch-recall.1226745/ Do not clean the greas...
by jolt
Mon Mar 09, 2020 8:43 pm
Forum: Maintenance Bay
Topic: Automatic Transmission won't go into park
Replies: 8
Views: 421

Re: Automatic Transmission won't go into park

One more for the MVB:
by jolt
Mon Mar 09, 2020 8:41 pm
Forum: Maintenance Bay
Topic: Automatic Transmission won't go into park
Replies: 8
Views: 421

Re: Automatic Transmission won't go into park

Here are more pic's. Also note that there are two different models of four speed transmissions used in the second gen Vibes; the MVA model 4 speed and the MVB model 4 speed. You have stated which 4 speed you have. The above or first pic I posted is for the MVA 4 speed. The pic's I post below are for...
by jolt
Mon Mar 09, 2020 11:28 am
Forum: The Vibe Lounge
Topic: Am I screwed?
Replies: 23
Views: 1151

Re: Am I screwed?

I do not know for sure but as a general rule if it has a chain it is interference. If it has a belt, it may or may not be interference; depends on when engine was made. Bent valves are not the end of the world for an engine but will require more work then just a chain. The 2.4L engine is the stock e...
by jolt
Mon Mar 09, 2020 11:15 am
Forum: Maintenance Bay
Topic: Automatic Transmission won't go into park
Replies: 8
Views: 421

Re: Automatic Transmission won't go into park

Here is a break down of the parking pawl location in the 4 speed. There is some internal linkage that can be seen when the valve body is removed, but you can not see the pawl assembly. If the valve body is removed, be very careful as the info I have shows a couple of pistons and springs that will fa...
by jolt
Mon Mar 09, 2020 10:44 am
Forum: The Vibe Lounge
Topic: 2.4L 2AZFE post mortem
Replies: 36
Views: 1419

Re: 2.4L 2AZFE post mortem

The hole in picture #2 looks to be from the inside to the outside, see edges of the break and how they are tapered. The bolt that is bent looks to be a rod bolt but that is just guessing as one can not determine it's relative size. This has all the signs of a connecting rod coming off or loose. With...
by jolt
Sat Feb 29, 2020 11:53 am
Forum: Audio, Electronics, Electrical
Topic: crazy problem with 2009 vibe
Replies: 6
Views: 381

Re: crazy problem with 2009 vibe

Here is video that may help you find your shorts: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M4LGykZiRtY
by jolt
Wed Feb 26, 2020 11:12 pm
Forum: Audio, Electronics, Electrical
Topic: crazy problem with 2009 vibe
Replies: 6
Views: 381

Re: crazy problem with 2009 vibe

Why did you replace fuses?
by jolt
Wed Feb 26, 2020 11:08 pm
Forum: Problems & Warranty Issues
Topic: Ignition key doesnt turn
Replies: 6
Views: 369

Re: Ignition key doesnt turn

Everything wears out, it is just a matter of time. Most people do not lubricate their keys and tumblers so they do wear out. I have had to replace a couple key assemblies in my life time because of being worn out. By the time they get to the point yours is at, there just isn't a lot you can do but r...
by jolt
Wed Feb 26, 2020 10:58 pm
Forum: Engine & Transmission
Topic: 2009 1.8 engine idle issue
Replies: 10
Views: 675

Re: 2009 1.8 engine idle issue

I would next clean the mass air flow sensor with mass air flow sensor cleaner. After that, run engine and start spraying all the air intake hoses and connection with throttle body cleaner. Spray all tubing from the mass air flow sensor to the throttle body and then from throttle body to cylinder hea...
by jolt
Wed Feb 26, 2020 10:41 pm
Forum: Maintenance Bay
Topic: Automatic Transmission won't go into park
Replies: 8
Views: 421

Re: Automatic Transmission won't go into park

You may get a better view of some of the linkage if you pull the pan off, drop the valve body out, and then you may be able to see some of the linkage better. If you do not want to do this then take it to transmission shop as they may be able to see if the problem is deeper inside transmission. From...
by jolt
Thu Feb 13, 2020 10:31 pm
Forum: Tech Info & Do-It-Yourself Info
Topic: P0135 O2 sensor
Replies: 12
Views: 1275

Re: P0135 O2 sensor

Running "rich" air/fuel ratios is defiantly bad for an engine. The excess fuel will wash down the cylinder walls, removing the oil from the upper piston ring. Since the piston ring is always spinning in the piston ring land, the top piston ring groove will wear out because the lubrication is now was...
by jolt
Mon Feb 10, 2020 12:16 pm
Forum: Tech Info & Do-It-Yourself Info
Topic: How to remove the cigarette lighter from an 2010
Replies: 3
Views: 271

Re: How to remove the cigarette lighter from an 2010

Here is info in attachments (not in order and not step by step) You should be able to figure out what needs to be done. This is to show plastic clips (that break) and can not be replaced without replace the panel. The upper panel around the radio is on by clips too. Last thing is the PDF file about ...