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by jolt
Thu Jul 05, 2018 5:23 pm
Forum: Tech Info & Do-It-Yourself Info
Topic: Difficult rear strut removal
Replies: 4
Views: 56

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: 384

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: 9
Views: 173

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: 1016

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: 114

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: 9
Views: 173

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: 114

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: 152

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: 86

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: 384

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: 384

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: 384

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: 384

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: 72

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: 793

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: 313

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: 101

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: 55

Re: front brake dust cover 03 vibe

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

viewtopic.php?f=17&t=46100&p=519355&hilit=dorman#p519355
by jolt
Sat May 19, 2018 4:39 pm
Forum: Problems & Warranty Issues
Topic: Slightly broken spark plug cap, and oil on spark plug..
Replies: 4
Views: 101

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

The little bit of oil is most likely from some small leakage between the valve cover and the cylinder head, I would not worry about that. The coil being broke is the backing support for the rubber coil seal. You can seal it up with some dielectric grease just like you would use on a spark plug wire ...
by jolt
Sat May 19, 2018 10:08 am
Forum: Tech Info & Do-It-Yourself Info
Topic: Bypass catalytic converter
Replies: 3
Views: 85

Re: Bypass catalytic converter

Does your "Check Engine" light work? It should be on if the convertor is removed unless more things are bypassed. I myself would not by many vehicle if the check engine light did not work. Once I see that it is run away time.
by jolt
Sat May 19, 2018 10:02 am
Forum: Problems & Warranty Issues
Topic: noise on start when cold
Replies: 4
Views: 243

Re: noise on start when cold

See post here: viewtopic.php?f=12&t=46348&p=522088#p522088 with attachment and video links.
by jolt
Sat May 19, 2018 9:54 am
Forum: Engine & Transmission
Topic: 2009 base 1.8l
Replies: 8
Views: 374

Re: 2009 base 1.8l

Is this the noise? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FzzboZDObbs , https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J4R-9NliWFU , https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=obrc9kouxPI or watch other videos on this same topic for Toyota.

Also see TSB attached.
by jolt
Sun May 13, 2018 10:37 am
Forum: Engine & Transmission
Topic: P0301 Code - Cylinder #1 Misfire
Replies: 13
Views: 4294

Re: P0301 Code - Cylinder #1 Misfire

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If the engine was ran with out coolant, it is possible that the entire engine may need to be replaced.
by jolt
Tue May 08, 2018 11:51 pm
Forum: Handling, Suspension, & Brakes
Topic: Right front CV boot leaking
Replies: 4
Views: 154

Re: Right front CV boot leaking

Take care of your engine over heating problem before the CV boot. Find out the total cost of repairs to see if the car is even worth spending money on. You may be better off cutting your losses now then spending money that you will never get back on repairs.
by jolt
Tue May 08, 2018 11:40 pm
Forum: Engine & Transmission
Topic: P0301 Code - Cylinder #1 Misfire
Replies: 13
Views: 4294

Re: P0301 Code - Cylinder #1 Misfire

You have blown head gasket or a cracked cylinder head. Your pushing the coolant out or burning it up. It is most likely related to cylinder #1 by your code of a misfire on that cylinder as coolant does not burn so you get a misfire. It looks like you will be looking for a new car sooner than you tho...
by jolt
Fri Apr 27, 2018 9:58 pm
Forum: Problems & Warranty Issues
Topic: Engine idle vibration -- How much is too much?
Replies: 8
Views: 217

Re: Engine idle vibration -- How much is too much?

Finding vacuum leaks use carb or throttle body clean. Spray area and if engine RPM's change, you have a vacuum leak at that location. Be sure to spray around the intake manifold and all hoses. This includes the power brake vacuum line and the vacuum lines running back to the gas tank under the car. ...
by jolt
Thu Apr 26, 2018 10:44 am
Forum: Problems & Warranty Issues
Topic: Engine idle vibration -- How much is too much?
Replies: 8
Views: 217

Re: Engine idle vibration -- How much is too much?

Bad or weak motor mounts will let the engine vibrate more then when it was new. You may want to check your motor mounts.
by jolt
Mon Apr 16, 2018 12:00 am
Forum: Audio, Electronics, Electrical
Topic: Speedometer wiring diagrams?
Replies: 9
Views: 290

Re: Speedometer wiring diagrams?

You can try a search for - toyota speedometer mileage change software. There was software out on the web from Europe for programming the chip but most was older stuff. Different year speedometers had different chips in them. You can buy the chips, copy the old chip info into the new chip and then pl...
by jolt
Sun Apr 15, 2018 11:18 pm
Forum: Problems & Warranty Issues
Topic: Is something broken under oil fill cap?
Replies: 7
Views: 172

Re: Is something broken under oil fill cap?

Can you reach in there with a needle nose pliers and pull it out or at least pull it up out of the way? Does it move when you push on it?
by jolt
Sun Apr 15, 2018 11:12 pm
Forum: Maintenance Bay
Topic: '06 Vibe, which fluids?
Replies: 17
Views: 439

Re: '06 Vibe, which fluids?

If you watch around, you can find deals on oil. Example: This month Advance Auto Parts has Mobil 1 oil (5 qt jug), Mobil 1 oil filter, and a roll of paper shop towels for ~$13.00 after rebate from Mobil. In store purchase only. You can do 2 rebates on this deal. Another rebate oil deal that is runni...
by jolt
Sun Apr 15, 2018 10:24 pm
Forum: Tech Info & Do-It-Yourself Info
Topic: brake caliper and bracket corrosion
Replies: 7
Views: 165

Re: brake caliper and bracket corrosion

Brake fluid can destroy paint, cause it to blister and peel. It looks like the caliper was painted by the marks left from the brake fluid running down the caliper. Read the brake fluid bottle and it will tell you these things. I hope you did not get ant fluid on other painted surfaces. It was going ...
by jolt
Thu Apr 05, 2018 10:21 pm
Forum: Handling, Suspension, & Brakes
Topic: Rear toe adjustment issues
Replies: 2
Views: 155

Re: Rear toe adjustment issues

I concur with what they told you. Don't worry about it unless you see abnormal tire wear. As for the rust, if you take it apart to shim the wheels, you are going to disturb the rust which could lead to other wheel or axle problems. Just leave it be and enjoy the ride. If a wheel bearing fails, it is...
by jolt
Thu Apr 05, 2018 10:05 pm
Forum: Exterior
Topic: 2006 door replacement
Replies: 1
Views: 115

Re: 2006 door replacement

You should not have to remove the fenders if you have the proper tools. You need the front fenders on the car to do the door alignment with the hinges. Check shop manual about door adjustment.
by jolt
Mon Apr 02, 2018 11:26 pm
Forum: Engine & Transmission
Topic: Transmission issues 2006 base auto?
Replies: 1
Views: 196

Re: Transmission issues 2006 base auto?

If I was stuck with the dealer repairing mine, I would have them do the P0171 repairs. If they have the pan off the transmission, have them change the transmission filter and oil first and see how it goes with the transmission after that. Do not have them do a flush on the transmission and make sure...
by jolt
Thu Mar 22, 2018 9:17 pm
Forum: The Others
Topic: Bye 2003 SalsaWagon - Hello 2016 HR-V - Honda builds a worthy successor to my original Vibe
Replies: 9
Views: 676

Re: Bye 2003 SalsaWagon - Hello 2016 HR-V - Honda builds a worthy successor to my original Vibe

It looks very nice from that side view. The only thing that would scare me off from one of those is the CVT transmission. I do not know about the Honda CVT but Nissan has had them for awhile now. The service cost of the Nissan CVT when you are around 100,000 is crazy. That is why you see a lot of us...
by jolt
Tue Mar 20, 2018 8:45 pm
Forum: Exterior
Topic: ‘09 Vibe Vinyl Wrap - Gloss Dark Grey!
Replies: 14
Views: 400

Re: ‘09 Vibe Vinyl Wrap - Gloss Dark Grey!

This looks great. The color goes good with your wheels. Great job!
by jolt
Mon Mar 19, 2018 9:12 pm
Forum: Problems & Warranty Issues
Topic: 2004 Vibe Base P0442 EVAP LEAK...FIXED
Replies: 1
Views: 237

Re: 2004 Vibe Base P0442 EVAP LEAK...FIXED

Good info to have and glade you got it fixed. Another Vibe back on the road. ;)
by jolt
Mon Mar 19, 2018 9:10 pm
Forum: Problems & Warranty Issues
Topic: New Ignition switch, no inside power
Replies: 7
Views: 226

Re: New Ignition switch, no inside power

Do the wipers work? Sounds like you got the wrong switch. I would think the stuff will work again when you get the proper switch where that other wire gets hooked back up. Different parts of the switch power up different parts of the car. It is not just a single switch in that switch you removed. Re...
by jolt
Mon Mar 19, 2018 8:50 pm
Forum: Problems & Warranty Issues
Topic: Driver's Side Mirror
Replies: 4
Views: 163

Re: Driver's Side Mirror

If you had used the "Search" box in the upper right side of every page, you would have found this post which has the wiring for the outside mirrors: http://forums.genvibe.com/phpBB3/viewtopic.php?f=18&t=46061&p=518847&hilit=mirror+wiring#p518847 You did not say what year Vibe y...
by jolt
Sat Mar 17, 2018 12:02 am
Forum: Problems & Warranty Issues
Topic: Driver's Side Mirror
Replies: 4
Views: 163

Re: Driver's Side Mirror

Your second guess should be that the switch is bad but it could be a broken wire or bad connection too. If the salvage yard had a mirror, go back and get the switch to try. If you like to gamble then get the switch.
by jolt
Wed Mar 14, 2018 10:25 pm
Forum: Engine & Transmission
Topic: Buying a new upstream O2 sensor
Replies: 7
Views: 327

Re: Buying a new upstream O2 sensor

Hoses and such.... take pictures before you take things a part. That way you have some reference as to how it should look when you put it back together. Mark hoses and lines with tape at both the hose and where the hose was connected too. Do one at a time and label them "A to A", "B t...
by jolt
Tue Mar 13, 2018 9:12 pm
Forum: Engine & Transmission
Topic: Buying a new upstream O2 sensor
Replies: 7
Views: 327

Re: Buying a new upstream O2 sensor

Denso is what the car came with from the assembly line. Toyota electrical system on the Vibes is Denso. Spark plugs are Denso. The Toyota factory software to read the codes and program the car is by Denso. Stick with Denso for OEM electrical parts on a Vibe. About the only GM parts in the Vibe are t...
by jolt
Mon Mar 12, 2018 9:39 pm
Forum: Problems & Warranty Issues
Topic: Ordered Timken bearing, got something else
Replies: 3
Views: 172

Re: Ordered Timken bearing, got something else

BTW is there a trick to removing the indentation on the axle spindle nut, so I don't maul up my spindle as well? Don't need to add an axle to my expenses here. You find a punch that fits the groove in the axle shaft and then grind the end of the punch to tapper it back. The end of the punch should ...
by jolt
Sun Mar 11, 2018 9:37 pm
Forum: The Vibe Lounge
Topic: Need steering rack bushings
Replies: 2
Views: 199

Re: Need steering rack bushings

Most garages would just replace the rack with a rebuilt unit, if available. It is faster and easier then taking the rack apart. That way the car is out if the service bay faster and back to the customer. Time is money but some times a person has more time then money so you have to work that one out ...
by jolt
Sun Mar 11, 2018 9:24 pm
Forum: Problems & Warranty Issues
Topic: Ordered Timken bearing, got something else
Replies: 3
Views: 172

Re: Ordered Timken bearing, got something else

This is a very common practice now a-day with bearings. You make this bearing and I will make that bearing and we will trade bearings. That way we will both cover the market and not be in competition with each other. It is a form of collusion were both parties work together to lower competition and ...
by jolt
Sun Mar 11, 2018 12:06 am
Forum: Engine & Transmission
Topic: 2004 Vibe GT possible oil leaks ???
Replies: 5
Views: 214

Re: 2004 Vibe GT possible oil leaks ???

I would spray the whole wet looking area down with brake cleaner to get rid of the oil from the surfaces. This will dry the surface off. Then I would run the engine for 10 minutes at a time checking the surfaces for new wet spots to locate where the oil is coming from. Do not drive the car as the ai...
by jolt
Mon Feb 19, 2018 10:30 am
Forum: Problems & Warranty Issues
Topic: 2009 base vibe, automatic transmission - MPG abnormally low?
Replies: 3
Views: 224

Re: 2009 base vibe, automatic transmission - MPG abnormally low?

You said "snow tires" and cold temperatures will kill gas mileage of any vehicle on the road. I will generally get about 2/3 of the mpg over the winter as compared to the mpg I would get over the summer because of the temperature difference between winter with cold start ups, and summer. C...
by jolt
Mon Feb 19, 2018 9:59 am
Forum: Audio, Electronics, Electrical
Topic: Is OEM Single CD Player Interchangeable with 6-CD Player?
Replies: 8
Views: 287

Re: Is OEM Single CD Player Interchangeable with 6-CD Player?

I can not answer your question but I do know a lot of GM factory radios need to be programmed to match the cars VIN number before they will work. So that is something you will want to check into also as your cheap GM used radio may not end up being cheap by the time you are done at the dealership ge...
by jolt
Sat Feb 17, 2018 6:31 pm
Forum: Engine & Transmission
Topic: spark plug & coil corrosion
Replies: 1
Views: 173

Re: spark plug & coil corrosion

I have not seen any problems with my 2.4L 2009 Vibe spark plugs or coils. I doubt that the coils or spark plugs are causing your slow idle problem. If there is a misfire, the computer would though a code and your "Check Engine" light would be on. If it was my car, I would start by cleaning...

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