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by zbyers
Tue Jul 07, 2020 8:42 pm
Forum: Maintenance Bay
Topic: Anybody replace the wiper fluid pump?
Replies: 6
Views: 44

Re: Anybody replace the wiper fluid pump?

For a quick diagnosis, swap the pumps around. If the front sprays, and rear doesn't, the pump is dying. If both are working, it's possible the fluid line is pinched or disconnected under the hood. Does the front and back use the same model pump? If so, didnt know that, but would definitely make it ...
by zbyers
Tue Jul 07, 2020 4:00 am
Forum: Maintenance Bay
Topic: Anybody replace the wiper fluid pump?
Replies: 6
Views: 44

Re: Anybody replace the wiper fluid pump?

For a quick diagnosis, swap the pumps around. If the front sprays, and rear doesn't, the pump is dying.

If both are working, it's possible the fluid line is pinched or disconnected under the hood.
by zbyers
Tue Jul 07, 2020 3:45 am
Forum: Engine & Transmission
Topic: AWD o2 sensor 2 plug - ?
Replies: 11
Views: 71

Re: AWD o2 sensor 2 plug - ?

Yeah, the AWD manifold is hard to get ahold of. IF he won't ship to NY, feel free to ship it to PA and come get it..Not sure where in NY you are, but I am about 2hr south of Buffalo (across from Jamestown, NY). I could ship it back to you if you cover shipping. Partsgeek has one listed for a lot of ...
by zbyers
Mon Jul 06, 2020 11:46 am
Forum: Engine & Transmission
Topic: AWD o2 sensor 2 plug - ?
Replies: 11
Views: 71

Re: AWD o2 sensor 2 plug - ?

First, I'd take care of the low voltage code... Ensure your wires are all connected properly, and the sensors are functioning correctly.

Outside of that, P0420 99.999999% of the time on these is for the first cat. On the AWD, the first cat is in the manifold, so you'd have to replace that.
by zbyers
Mon Jul 06, 2020 5:23 am
Forum: The Vibe Lounge
Topic: New 2003 GT Owner
Replies: 9
Views: 100

Re: New 2003 GT Owner

I'm with the other fellas. Cliffhanger!
by zbyers
Mon Jul 06, 2020 5:20 am
Forum: Interior
Topic: Help with Seat Belt (seatbelt) receiver...keeps disconnecting!! YIKES!!
Replies: 3
Views: 35

Re: Help with Seat Belt (seatbelt) receiver...keeps disconnecting!! YIKES!!

I second andrew. Probably a dirty received. Lots of patience and some lube to clean it, and it should work like new again.
by zbyers
Mon Jul 06, 2020 5:19 am
Forum: Interior
Topic: Window won't go down all the way
Replies: 3
Views: 48

Re: Window won't go down all the way

It's probably a bent window regulator. You can find new ones reasonably priced on rockauto.

If it's not that, it's as Joatmon mentioned..probably the door check.
by zbyers
Mon Jul 06, 2020 5:18 am
Forum: Engine & Transmission
Topic: AWD exhausts can be purchased from Canada
Replies: 2
Views: 27

Re: AWD exhausts can be purchased from Canada

Canada is also a good place to source the rear disc brake dust shields. They're stupid expensive here in the USA.
by zbyers
Mon Jul 06, 2020 5:17 am
Forum: Engine & Transmission
Topic: DC Sports Headers hard to find
Replies: 2
Views: 30

Re: DC Sports Headers hard to find

The 2ZZ header is different than the 1ZZ. DC Sports made the only performance header I am aware of.
by zbyers
Mon Jul 06, 2020 5:15 am
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: 6
Views: 84

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

Doing the timing cover gasket does not require dismantling of the head. Essentially you remove the accessories on the drive belt (unbolt PS pump, AC compressor, alternator, water pump, etc). Then you remove the valve cover. Lock the timing chain in place (strong zip ties usually suffice). Remove tim...
by zbyers
Mon Jul 06, 2020 5:10 am
Forum: The Vibe Lounge
Topic: Ready to Roll
Replies: 4
Views: 41

Re: Ready to Roll

Glad to hear the swap went well! There is a way to disable the TPMS... I can't recall what it is, but I know somewhere on here is a write up about it. As for the VSC, if the CEL or other dash lights come on, usually the entire Christmas tree lights up. I'd take care of the other issues first, and th...
by zbyers
Mon Jul 06, 2020 5:04 am
Forum: The Vibe Lounge
Topic: New member here.
Replies: 2
Views: 39

Re: New member here.

Welcome to the best forum on the internet. Feel free to post some pictures when you get a chance. We like to see and hear of some of the "OG" owners
by zbyers
Thu Jul 02, 2020 9:13 am
Forum: Engine & Transmission
Topic: Passenger side driveshaft obstructed from seating and transmission
Replies: 13
Views: 99

Re: Passenger side driveshaft obstructed from seating and transmission

There is nothing in your picture that screams to me that there is an obstruction. One of the easiest ways I have found to get that circlip to compress and go through the splines is to center it using some grease, and put the open end of it downward. You should then be able to slide it into the trans...
by zbyers
Thu Jul 02, 2020 5:31 am
Forum: Engine & Transmission
Topic: Passenger side driveshaft obstructed from seating and transmission
Replies: 13
Views: 99

Re: Passenger side driveshaft obstructed from seating and transmission

I usually send them to myself on facebook messenger (if you're on FB). I then open the image in a separate tab, and copy that link and past it in line here using the [ img][/ img] thingy
by zbyers
Wed Jul 01, 2020 8:42 am
Forum: Maintenance Bay
Topic: 2003 Base Air box hoses help
Replies: 7
Views: 87

Re: 2003 Base Air box hoses help

Honestly, you could probably just leave that vac line as is. OR, buy a tapered fitting thing for it and install from inside the lid of glove box, use some JB weld or something to hold it in place, and then attach vac line to it. as for what should be bolted to the airbox lid, if it's not there, it's...
by zbyers
Wed Jul 01, 2020 8:39 am
Forum: Engine & Transmission
Topic: Passenger side driveshaft obstructed from seating and transmission
Replies: 13
Views: 99

Re: Passenger side driveshaft obstructed from seating and transmission

do you have any pictures of the piece in question? Unless the transmission is damaged, the only thing(s) that could really be in the way on a FWD is the circlip that is supposed to be on the axle, and then the axle seal.
by zbyers
Mon Jun 29, 2020 6:51 am
Forum: Problems & Warranty Issues
Topic: 2006 Vibe 5 speed tranny issue
Replies: 2
Views: 45

Re: 2006 Vibe 5 speed tranny issue

I agree with joatmon...Drain the trans fluid first and see how it looks/feels/smells/tastes.

Perhaps the clutch itself destructed, and the trans is fine?
by zbyers
Mon Jun 29, 2020 2:08 am
Forum: The Vibe Lounge
Topic: A casual plan for lemons
Replies: 6
Views: 137

Re: A casual plan for lemons

There is actually a spin off of the real LeMans racing, called 24 Hours of LeMons. Basically take that lemon of a car and build it into a cheap racecar and send it.

https://24hoursoflemons.com/
by zbyers
Fri Jun 26, 2020 5:19 am
Forum: Engine & Transmission
Topic: Poor Fuel Economy
Replies: 29
Views: 1075

Re: Poor Fuel Economy

What are your average hwy mph, road conditions (hills, curves, straight, flat), and climate? Do you use any additives or have you changed any parts? Eh depends, for our commute, mostly 45-55mph single lane roads in the middle of nowhere. Lottsssssssssssss of hills and curves. Northwestern PA, so lo...
by zbyers
Thu Jun 25, 2020 9:38 am
Forum: GenVibe Garage
Topic: 2009 GT bumper removal
Replies: 2
Views: 44

Re: 2009 GT bumper removal

GT will follow essentially the same procedure.
by zbyers
Thu Jun 25, 2020 9:37 am
Forum: The Vibe Lounge
Topic: Oredy strut assembly
Replies: 2
Views: 84

Re: Oredy strut assembly

I have not heard of them. The cheapest off brand ones I have used were from 1A Auto. Not the best, but they served their purpose on the rusted out litterbox.
by zbyers
Thu Jun 25, 2020 9:36 am
Forum: Maintenance Bay
Topic: Rear Drive Shaft Removal / Fuel Tank Replacement
Replies: 3
Views: 50

Re: Rear Drive Shaft Removal / Fuel Tank Replacement

As I noted in my PM, you should be able to just remove the four 14mm bolts that hold the drive shaft to the rear diff. We usually mark the orientation of the driveshaft to the diff with a sharpie so you know what two sides need bolted back up...for balance purposes and whatnot. Throw the car in neut...
by zbyers
Thu Jun 25, 2020 9:26 am
Forum: Engine & Transmission
Topic: Poor Fuel Economy
Replies: 29
Views: 1075

Re: Poor Fuel Economy

350kVibe wrote:
Thu Jun 25, 2020 6:14 am
the 35mpg hwy dream is not likely achievable in a vibe
We reguarly get 32mpg in our '07 Vibe. We have seen numbers of 35+, and have even been at 40mpg a couple times. It's all in how you drive, the maintenance, tires/tire wear, etc.
by zbyers
Thu Jun 25, 2020 3:01 am
Forum: The Vibe Lounge
Topic: Is there a 250K+ club?
Replies: 2
Views: 58

Re: Is there a 250K+ club?

Welcome to the party. Feel free to post some pics of this ride.

While there is no official 250k club (like vovo has), you can get a pat on the back and a high 5 from people knowing you've cared for a vehicle well enough to make it this far.
by zbyers
Thu Jun 25, 2020 3:00 am
Forum: GenVibe Garage
Topic: 2009 Vibe 2.4 Daytime Running Light Mod
Replies: 3
Views: 69

Re: 2009 Vibe 2.4 Daytime Running Light Mod

Not bad looking!
by zbyers
Thu Jun 25, 2020 3:00 am
Forum: Problems & Warranty Issues
Topic: 2009 Almost Stalling on road / Evap Purge Code P0441
Replies: 8
Views: 94

Re: 2009 Almost Stalling on road / Evap Purge Code P0441

P0441 is usually the purge valve solenoid located on the charcoal canister under the car. Over the years, the spring that opens/closes that valve gets a little corroded going in one direction. I know on the first gens, you can simply switch the vac lines going to this solenoid, and work the spring t...
by zbyers
Tue Jun 23, 2020 8:37 am
Forum: The Vibe Lounge
Topic: removing hatch interior door trim
Replies: 7
Views: 79

Re: removing hatch interior door trim

All that interior trim has is push pins. Should be able to use a small plastic prying object to pull it open and off.

I can't remember if there is a bunch of reinforcement in the hatch. I know changing the license plate light bulbs is a PITA.
by zbyers
Thu Jun 18, 2020 9:59 am
Forum: The Vibe Lounge
Topic: infant car seats
Replies: 8
Views: 1886

Re: infant car seats

@nugentc it seems that you have some experience with chicco infant seats. Can you share? Are you happy with them? Sorry for being off topic. I've been researching chicco infant seats for a while and thought to reach out and ask for your opinion. I've been sifting through car seats for weeks and fin...
by zbyers
Thu Jun 18, 2020 6:04 am
Forum: Handling, Suspension, & Brakes
Topic: Brake THUMP
Replies: 15
Views: 571

Re: Brake THUMP

Perhaps the parking brake cables are stretched beyond use?
by zbyers
Tue Jun 16, 2020 4:06 am
Forum: Audio, Electronics, Electrical
Topic: Dash Lights go Out when in Park
Replies: 9
Views: 121

Re: Dash Lights go Out when in Park

Is the check engine light on? If so, what are the codes?
by zbyers
Mon Jun 15, 2020 7:42 am
Forum: The Vibe Lounge
Topic: wheel covers?
Replies: 1
Views: 71

Re: wheel covers?

You should be able to find something that works. Downfall is most readily available aftermarket wheel covers (parts store variety) usually don't stay on the wheel too long and like to take a side trip...
by zbyers
Mon Jun 15, 2020 7:39 am
Forum: Wheels & Tires
Topic: If you need replacement OEM lug nuts and
Replies: 12
Views: 966

Re: If you need replacement OEM lug nuts and

I just ordered a set of flat, mag style. I can't even get the wheels off my Vibe, the lugs on there are so mismatched and mangled from impact wrenches I don't dare until I've got a full new set of them onhand. Even then, there's at least one lug nut so rounded I might need professional help with it...
by zbyers
Fri Jun 12, 2020 3:42 am
Forum: The Vibe Lounge
Topic: Where to put my cellphone in 2003 Vibe
Replies: 2
Views: 78

Re: Where to put my cellphone in 2003 Vibe

There really isn't any GOOD spot to put it. Since I don't use mine for nav, it usually sits in the cubby below the shifter, or in that weird spot of the center console designed to hold CDs.

Vent mounts are nice, except in the winter time my phone would overheat from the heater blowing on it. :lol:
by zbyers
Mon Jun 08, 2020 1:51 am
Forum: Handling, Suspension, & Brakes
Topic: What is this... manifold? 04 AWD ABS
Replies: 3
Views: 67

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

Yeah, it's a brake proportioning valve. I am pretty sure even my non-ABS Vibe has it. Darn near any car these days should have one, regardless of brake set up.
by zbyers
Wed Jun 03, 2020 1:56 am
Forum: The Vibe Lounge
Topic: Touch up paint question 2004 (white)
Replies: 8
Views: 147

Re: Touch up paint question 2004 (white)

Run to your local Napa and they usually mix paint based on the color code.

The paint is also readily available via the internet.

https://www.amazon.com/ACDelco-19330189 ... B010GGIBWQ
by zbyers
Mon Jun 01, 2020 2:15 am
Forum: For Sale/Wanted
Topic: 2004 AWD Exhaust Manifold needed
Replies: 3
Views: 87

Re: 2004 AWD Exhaust Manifold needed

Agreed with using car-part.com. Even eBay has one. https://www.ebay.com/i/122531534541?chn=ps&norover=1&mkevt=1&mkrid=711-117182-37290-0&mkcid=2&itemid=122531534541&targetid=883441960689&device=c&mktype=pla&googleloc=9006492&poi=&campaignid=9426387573&mkgroupid=96480184500&rlsatarget=pla-88344196068...
by zbyers
Fri May 29, 2020 2:26 am
Forum: Tech Info & Do-It-Yourself Info
Topic: Washer Fluid Pump, A Replacement How To
Replies: 14
Views: 14295

Re: Washer Fluid Pump, A Replacement How To

The free hanging connector is for something else. I think the fog light. at least in the 03/04 canadian vibes/matrixes, the instrument cluster included a low washer fluid warning light. This indicator was not present in US Vibes/matrixes. Pure speculation on my part, but maybe the free hanging conn...
by zbyers
Thu May 28, 2020 2:31 am
Forum: Exterior
Topic: body clips
Replies: 5
Views: 134

Re: body clips

This has most of the various Toyota body push pin clip thingys.

https://www.amazon.com/GOOACC-415Pcs-Re ... ive&sr=1-5
by zbyers
Wed May 27, 2020 2:28 am
Forum: Engine & Transmission
Topic: Motor swap? - 04 awd motor into 07 fwd 5spd
Replies: 7
Views: 129

Re: Motor swap? - 04 awd motor into 07 fwd 5spd

Having a catastrophic leak and losing all the fluid quickly, is it likely the transmission has been damaged beyond use? How likely is it I will repair the leak , fill it with fluid , and it will still be a fine drivable vehicle? Hard to say without knowing nothing about the vehicle. Did they stop d...
by zbyers
Tue May 26, 2020 2:31 am
Forum: Engine & Transmission
Topic: Motor swap? - 04 awd motor into 07 fwd 5spd
Replies: 7
Views: 129

Re: Motor swap? - 04 awd motor into 07 fwd 5spd

Technically it'll fit. They mount up basically the same. However, the AWD block has different mounting holes for the trans/diff than a FWD does. You'd have to find a way to plug those holes. As you mentioned, changing the flywheel is likely needed too. Then some sensors would probably also have to b...
by zbyers
Tue May 26, 2020 2:26 am
Forum: Maintenance Bay
Topic: P0171 code
Replies: 2
Views: 85

Re: P0171 code

P0171 means you're running lean...Either too much air, or not enough fuel. The top three causes of this are the intake manifold gasket, a vacuum leak, or a slightly plugged injector. Just as an FYI it is RARELY the MAF...You'd be getting a totally different set of codes if the MAF were bad. Glad to ...
by zbyers
Tue May 26, 2020 2:23 am
Forum: For Sale/Wanted
Topic: F/S - Aftermarket parts for 03-08 Vibe/Matrix
Replies: 14
Views: 773

Re: F/S - Aftermarket parts for 03-08 Vibe/Matrix

SlammedNiss wrote:
Mon May 25, 2020 1:38 am
One question, the official DC Sports says this only fits 2003-2005. Shouldn't it also fit 2006-2008?
Yes, it fits all 03-08 Vibe/Matrix, and likely Corolla.
by zbyers
Tue May 26, 2020 2:22 am
Forum: Maintenance Bay
Topic: What did you do to your Vibe today?
Replies: 3658
Views: 403200

Re: What did you do to your Vibe today?

I washed and detailed mine a little bit yesterday. Got some life changes coming in about 5 weeks, so will be the only chance I have to make it look pretty this summer lol
by zbyers
Tue May 26, 2020 2:21 am
Forum: The Vibe Lounge
Topic: The Official "Price You Paid For Gas" Thread
Replies: 1635
Views: 211182

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

We never got below $2.00 here in NW PA. Lowest it hit was $2.09. We are already back to $2.35 as of a week or so ago.
by zbyers
Fri May 22, 2020 6:31 am
Forum: Problems & Warranty Issues
Topic: 2009 GT Auto, Lost power to wheels, now wont start.
Replies: 4
Views: 128

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

How is battery? Alternator? Any codes? If so, pull them and revert.

Luckily, you're in Michigan so there are A TON of members around your area. Most have migrated to the Social Media that Shan't Be Named.
by zbyers
Fri May 22, 2020 6:30 am
Forum: The Vibe Lounge
Topic: Peeling “alloy” rims
Replies: 3
Views: 112

Re: Peeling “alloy” rims

Outside of of sanding/rattle can at home or sandblast/powder coat, really no other solutions. could sand it down and plasti-dip it and then have different color wheels everytime the dip decides to come off.

or aftermarket wheelz.
by zbyers
Tue May 19, 2020 1:55 am
Forum: Engine & Transmission
Topic: 1st gen CV axle lengths question (after 5 spd to 6 spd swap)
Replies: 6
Views: 103

Re: 1st gen CV axle lengths question (after 5 spd to 6 spd swap)

Yeah the passenger side is more complicated and involved to replace. Several of us here have posted the difficulties in replacing the pass side, so maybe your mechanic had some difficulties and something didn't go back together properly? Let us know what you find Interesting. I personally did the t...