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by jolt
Mon Nov 19, 2018 6:20 pm
Forum: Engine & Transmission
Topic: Misfires on all but one cylinder
Replies: 18
Views: 251

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 th...
by jolt
Wed Nov 14, 2018 9:59 pm
Forum: Engine & Transmission
Topic: Misfires on all but one cylinder
Replies: 18
Views: 251

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: 47

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 int...
by jolt
Sun Nov 11, 2018 12:08 pm
Forum: Engine & Transmission
Topic: O2 Sensor resistance
Replies: 2
Views: 43

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...
by jolt
Sat Nov 10, 2018 3:01 pm
Forum: Engine & Transmission
Topic: Vehicle misfire (?) and hard starting
Replies: 6
Views: 59

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: 85

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: 85

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: 76

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 wi...
by jolt
Mon Oct 29, 2018 10:04 am
Forum: Maintenance Bay
Topic: 2009 AWD wheel bearings
Replies: 5
Views: 141

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: 141

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: 76

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: 110

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: 84

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

2009  transfer case.jpg
2009 Vibe Transfer Case
2009 transfer case.jpg (23.4 KiB) Viewed 69 times


#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: 211

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: 293

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: 133

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: 211

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: 2
Views: 75

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: 91

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: 196

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: 8
Views: 249

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: 6
Views: 490

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: 91

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: 293

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: 130

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 service...
by jolt
Mon Aug 20, 2018 10:33 am
Forum: Engine & Transmission
Topic: Desperate help needed for overheating issue!
Replies: 7
Views: 232

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...
by jolt
Mon Aug 13, 2018 11:08 am
Forum: The Vibe Lounge
Topic: odometer stuck at 299,999 How to fix?
Replies: 113
Views: 36064

Re: odometer stuck at 299,999 How to fix?

The memory can only hold the maximum digit count of 299,999. It does not matter if it is miles, km, cm, or inches. You can find more information about this if you search the internet (Google). Most of the information comes from Europe for this topic. If you have worked with EEPROM's, and programming...
by jolt
Mon Aug 13, 2018 11:01 am
Forum: Wheels & Tires
Topic: inside tire wear=-
Replies: 4
Views: 278

Re: inside tire wear=-

Besides alignment, it could be related to worn shocks and/or balance problems on tire. This would depend on the type of wear or wear pattern that is seen on the tires.
by jolt
Mon Aug 13, 2018 10:56 am
Forum: Engine & Transmission
Topic: Help w/ coolant not getting sucked in by radiator
Replies: 5
Views: 233

Re: Help w/ coolant not getting sucked in by radiator

Recently I've been experiencing some overheating issue(according to gauge), usually the temperature stays in the middle, but now sometimes it moved almost to the top and stay there for seconds then dropped to the middle, back and forth, also the "check engine" led lights on randomly, I go...
by jolt
Mon Aug 13, 2018 10:15 am
Forum: Handling, Suspension, & Brakes
Topic: antilock brakes
Replies: 6
Views: 281

Re: antilock brakes

2006 Base Vibe with 5 speed. I have an expensive AUTEL obd2 tool which claims to also do ABS. If I input that my vehicle is a GM product, the AUTEL says it cannot establish communication. If I say I have an Asian or Japanese vehicle the AUTEL system goes a bit further. In 2006 the Matrix did not of...
by jolt
Tue Aug 07, 2018 10:44 am
Forum: Handling, Suspension, & Brakes
Topic: Steering makes a creaking sound when wheel turned.
Replies: 6
Views: 141

Re: Steering makes a creaking sound when wheel turned.

Possible tie rod end, lower ball joint, upper strut mounting plate bearing can all cause this can of noise at low speeds over mild bumps. What year is your Vibe? The first gen Vibes and second gen Vibes have completely different power steering systems on them so it is hard to suggest anything with t...
by jolt
Wed Jul 25, 2018 9:19 pm
Forum: Audio, Electronics, Electrical
Topic: A/C Blower, WindShield Wipers, an DRL won't shut off even with key out.
Replies: 8
Views: 373

Re: A/C Blower, WindShield Wipers, an DRL won't shut off even with key out.

Check your IG 1 Relay that is located at the Fuse Block IP. This relay sends power directly or indirectly to all the items you listed. I do not have a full wiring drawing and information about where this relay is located. From the information I have, I believe that the relay is behind the IP storage...
by jolt
Thu Jul 05, 2018 5:23 pm
Forum: Tech Info & Do-It-Yourself Info
Topic: Difficult rear strut removal
Replies: 4
Views: 181

Re: Difficult rear strut removal

Does the car sit any higher than it did before your replaced the strut assemblies? New springs I take it, how much higher does the rear sit now?
by jolt
Thu Jun 21, 2018 10:41 am
Forum: Problems & Warranty Issues
Topic: P0171 turning into a witch hunt 07Vibe
Replies: 28
Views: 706

Re: P0171 turning into a witch hunt 07Vibe

The picture is for a second gen Vibe (09-10) and is not for the first gen Vibe. It was given as a reference. The onvein40.pdf file shows the pressure test for the first gen '03. The numbers shown in that pdf file are Toyota numbers as the Corolla/Matrix are close twins to the Vibe.
by jolt
Wed Jun 20, 2018 10:24 pm
Forum: Handling, Suspension, & Brakes
Topic: Rear Caliper Loose After Brake Replacement '10 Vibe
Replies: 10
Views: 381

Re: Rear Caliper Loose After Brake Replacement '10 Vibe

My 2.4L FWD '09 (not a GT) has and had caliper pins just as your links show, with the rubber bushings on both pins for each caliper. It only had about 30,000 miles on the car when I bought it so I am pretty sure it was factory that way. I believe there are three different calipers for the rear of th...
by jolt
Sat Jun 16, 2018 6:26 pm
Forum: Tech Info & Do-It-Yourself Info
Topic: awd right front cv axle removal
Replies: 6
Views: 1195

Re: awd right front cv axle removal

Do you really think sparky12, with one post five years ago and has never posted since, is going to reply?
by jolt
Thu Jun 14, 2018 10:04 pm
Forum: Engine & Transmission
Topic: 1 ZZ FE Rebuild - Hard Start
Replies: 7
Views: 269

Re: 1 ZZ FE Rebuild - Hard Start

Hey Bill, there where three recalls for the 03-08 Vibe/Corolla/Matrix: Airbag controller, Airbag inflator, and ECU (main engine computer). If I remember the ECU recall was about idle speed problems at stop lights. I do not recall if it was to fast or to slow, but most dealers replaced the ECU, $$$....
by jolt
Thu Jun 14, 2018 9:36 pm
Forum: Handling, Suspension, & Brakes
Topic: Rear Caliper Loose After Brake Replacement '10 Vibe
Replies: 10
Views: 381

Re: Rear Caliper Loose After Brake Replacement '10 Vibe

Most rattling noises from brakes are from the pads. When you apply the brakes, the pads are tight on the rotor and are shifted tight in the caliper mount by the wheel rotation. Because the pads are tight, the noise goes away. Most of the time the rattle is caused by pad hardware/clips not being repl...
by jolt
Thu Jun 14, 2018 9:34 am
Forum: Engine & Transmission
Topic: 1 ZZ FE Rebuild - Hard Start
Replies: 7
Views: 269

Re: 1 ZZ FE Rebuild - Hard Start

Look up "Closed Loop" and "Open Loop" for ECM modes of operation. This may help explain why the engine is behaving the way it is. Is the throttle body and intake air system all stock? Was the engine ignition timing checked or verified when the engine is cold and running?
by jolt
Tue Jun 12, 2018 10:16 am
Forum: Engine & Transmission
Topic: O2 Sensors - FWD 1.8L/110 - 09 VIBE
Replies: 2
Views: 249

Re: O2 Sensors - FWD 1.8L/110 - 09 VIBE

rboldon wrote:
Does this price make sense?


No.

What was the code or codes that caused the "Check Engine" light to come on? I would say that it looks like you have multiple problems, not just one.
by jolt
Wed Jun 06, 2018 9:59 pm
Forum: Maintenance Bay
Topic: 2009-2010 clutch freeplay adjustment
Replies: 2
Views: 184

Re: 2009-2010 clutch freeplay adjustment

Since this is a hydraulic clutch, if an adjustment is needed, it is a good indication that something is bad with the system or worn out. That is why most people do not just adjust the clutch pedal. That being said, here is the procedure for the pedal adjustment. Clutch Pedal Stop.jpg 1. Turn back th...
by jolt
Sun Jun 03, 2018 8:56 am
Forum: Problems & Warranty Issues
Topic: P0171 turning into a witch hunt 07Vibe
Replies: 28
Views: 706

Re: P0171 turning into a witch hunt 07Vibe

Here is fuel pump testing and gauge hook up on gen 1 vibe:
by jolt
Sat Jun 02, 2018 10:57 am
Forum: Problems & Warranty Issues
Topic: P0171 turning into a witch hunt 07Vibe
Replies: 28
Views: 706

Re: P0171 turning into a witch hunt 07Vibe

This may help guide you to troubleshooting the P0171 problem, your at least get you going so your not jumping all over the place. If more info is needed, ask and people here will help.
by jolt
Sat Jun 02, 2018 10:16 am
Forum: Problems & Warranty Issues
Topic: P0171 turning into a witch hunt 07Vibe
Replies: 28
Views: 706

Re: P0171 turning into a witch hunt 07Vibe

Has the MAP sensor been cleaned or checked? There can not be any air leaks between the MAP sensor and the throttle body as the post up above talks about cracks in the air hose. With the engine running, spray carb or throttle body cleaner around any hose connection if you expect an external vacuum le...
by jolt
Sat Jun 02, 2018 9:36 am
Forum: Problems & Warranty Issues
Topic: P0171 turning into a witch hunt 07Vibe
Replies: 28
Views: 706

Re: P0171 turning into a witch hunt 07Vibe

Thanks guys. Im going to do a fuel pressure test and replace the cap today. Does the vibe have a schrader valve to test pressure? There is no schrader valve to hook a pressure tester to on the fuel line, at least on my 2009. Between the engine and the firewall is a fuel line connection. You need to...
by jolt
Thu May 31, 2018 8:47 am
Forum: Engine & Transmission
Topic: P1310, P1315 engine dies randomly
Replies: 2
Views: 168

Re: P1310, P1315 engine dies randomly

Joatmon posted this file back in 2010. Here is a link to that file: http://forums.genvibe.com/files/imported/505114=15272-cip1300.pdf If you did a search, there is a lot of information on this forum. You may want to check your crank and cam sensors too. You need to start testing to find the problem.
by jolt
Thu May 31, 2018 8:27 am
Forum: Handling, Suspension, & Brakes
Topic: AWD rear camber adjustment?
Replies: 11
Views: 908

Re: AWD rear camber adjustment?

If you use a torch, you will burn the rubber bushing out of the arm and then have to replace bushing and/or arm. If you have time, you can spray some good penetrating fluid on both sides of the bolt after taking the nut loose. Use something like K&W Knocker Loose or PB Blaster. Vibration is your...
by jolt
Mon May 21, 2018 7:28 pm
Forum: Exterior
Topic: Fender dents
Replies: 13
Views: 517

Re: Fender dents

If you have worked with sheet metal before, you would know that the metal is stretched and can not be pulled or pushed back to it's original shape. Your either going to have to use filler to get it smooth after hammering the dent out with the use of a dolly or most body shops would just replace the ...
by jolt
Mon May 21, 2018 7:05 pm
Forum: Problems & Warranty Issues
Topic: Slightly broken spark plug cap, and oil on spark plug..
Replies: 4
Views: 195

Re: Slightly broken spark plug cap, and oil on spark plug..

My Vibe came with Denso spark plugs and since Denso does the electrical system in the Toyota, I put Denso plugs back in my Vibe. If you look at the coil picture and read the name on the coil, you see Denso. Another brand that has worked well in anything I have put them in is Autolite spark plugs and...
by jolt
Mon May 21, 2018 6:51 pm
Forum: Handling, Suspension, & Brakes
Topic: front brake dust cover 03 vibe
Replies: 1
Views: 123

Re: front brake dust cover 03 vibe

If you would have used the search on this site, you would have found this>>>>>

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