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by zbyers
Thu Feb 21, 2019 12:40 pm
Forum: Problems & Warranty Issues
Topic: Loud rattling -- Idler pulley?
Replies: 3
Views: 36

Re: Loud rattling -- Idler pulley?

Bookworm wrote:
Tue Feb 19, 2019 5:44 pm
an you tell I'm a fan of regular belt replacements? :)
Not at all! :lol:

Solid advice though. Doesn't hurt to replace the belt if you just bought the car too. At least you'd know it's been done!
by zbyers
Thu Feb 21, 2019 12:38 pm
Forum: The Vibe Lounge
Topic: Received a Takata recall letter today.
Replies: 8
Views: 80

Re: Received a Takata recall letter today.

yep. and it'll continue to be recalled. fix it...or don't. you can't sit in the passenger seat if you're driving! :lol:
by zbyers
Tue Feb 19, 2019 6:16 am
Forum: Problems & Warranty Issues
Topic: P0453 reading
Replies: 5
Views: 26

Re: P0453 reading

I don't remember what code , but I kept getting a persistent code about the EVAP purge valve (I think code was P0440). But I replaced that purge valve with one from AZ nearly two years ago and it has never come back.
by zbyers
Tue Feb 19, 2019 6:11 am
Forum: Handling, Suspension, & Brakes
Topic: Anyone Ever Have Snow Caked in Wheels Cause High Speed Vibration?
Replies: 6
Views: 38

Re: Anyone Ever Have Snow Caked in Wheels Cause High Speed Vibration?

I'd first clear the snow from the tires, as it will cause vibration. If the issue persists, follow jolt's advise and take it in for a balance and make sure the rims aren't bent.
by zbyers
Tue Feb 19, 2019 6:10 am
Forum: Engine & Transmission
Topic: Auto Tranny
Replies: 2
Views: 33

Re: Auto Tranny

I don't know of anyone who's actually rebuilt the auto tranny. But there are many who are at or above your mileage with no issues. routine fluid and filter changes and you should be fine for a while.
by zbyers
Tue Feb 19, 2019 5:45 am
Forum: Events
Topic: GenVibe Meet 2019.
Replies: 5
Views: 43

Re: GenVibe Meet 2019.

Please disregard the location at the moment...We are possibly changing the location to one that will cooperate in the event of poor weather.

As for lodging, no we have not set up a block yet for the group.
by zbyers
Mon Feb 18, 2019 10:39 am
Forum: Events
Topic: GenVibe Meet 2019.
Replies: 5
Views: 43

Re: GenVibe Meet 2019.

Bookworm wrote:
Mon Feb 18, 2019 8:25 am
I'll have to pass. I likely can't afford the five days away from customers to drive up, stay, then drive back.
bummer. a few other Tejans are planning on making it.
by zbyers
Mon Feb 18, 2019 5:09 am
Forum: Events
Topic: GenVibe Meet 2019.
Replies: 5
Views: 43

GenVibe Meet 2019.

I am going to jump the gun a bit ahead of KITT222. We are tentatively scheduled to have the meet this year in Cooks Forest/Clarion, PA..Stole the below info from his facebook post about it. Location: Clarion, PA OR Bradford, PA Clarion Attractions: Cook Forest Fun Park, Kalyumet Fore Fun, Cooks Fore...
by zbyers
Mon Feb 18, 2019 5:02 am
Forum: The Vibe Lounge
Topic: Hello fellow vibe enthusiasts!
Replies: 8
Views: 120

Re: Hello fellow vibe enthusiasts!

Not sure if its the seal that is on the door or the door frame, but they're both about the same. As long as it's not torn, you should be able to just stuff the rubber back into the channel. There's no adhesive on mine, I can pull it off, push it back in yep, i stuff mine back in every few days. if ...
by zbyers
Mon Feb 18, 2019 4:59 am
Forum: For Sale/Wanted
Topic: Manual transmisison needed
Replies: 4
Views: 58

Re: Manual transmisison needed

www.car-part.com is also a solid resource.
by zbyers
Mon Feb 18, 2019 4:57 am
Forum: The Vibe Lounge
Topic: Misfire
Replies: 10
Views: 132

Re: Misfire

It looks like you are in for a do-over +. The + is the valve cover gasket. Oil in the plug tunnels will cause misfires. I'd also spring for Denso plugs and coils and replace the intake manifold gasket and TB gasket. If you haven't thrown away the old coils you may clean them from oil traces and try...
by zbyers
Mon Feb 18, 2019 4:54 am
Forum: The Vibe Lounge
Topic: Gt timing chain cover gasket replacement.
Replies: 9
Views: 82

Re: Gt timing chain cover gasket replacement.

It can definitely be done without pulling the engine, but is surely a major pain in the rear. I know I'm a bit late, but that metal pipe you're referring to...When I did mine, those studs holding it on can be unthreaded from the engine. once you remove those studs, then it's a matter of just careful...
by zbyers
Mon Feb 18, 2019 4:51 am
Forum: Audio, Electronics, Electrical
Topic: Would like a bluetooth + better stereo installed
Replies: 7
Views: 60

Re: Would like a bluetooth + better stereo installed

Installing just a new head unit is a pretty simple task. I would highly consider looking at www.crutchfield.com as they will include all dash kits and harnesses to install your new radio. All wires are color coded so getting it wrong would be difficult. All you would need is some crimpers and conne...
by zbyers
Tue Feb 12, 2019 6:36 am
Forum: The Vibe Lounge
Topic: 2008 out, 2008 in.....
Replies: 18
Views: 174

Re: 2008 out, 2008 in.....

glad you picked up a replacement vibe! and that you're okay, most importantly.
by zbyers
Tue Feb 12, 2019 6:31 am
Forum: Problems & Warranty Issues
Topic: 2003 1.8 Auto FWD Chirping noise(not belt related?)
Replies: 6
Views: 79

Re: 2003 1.8 Auto FWD Chirping noise(not belt related?)

very well could be the belt or a pulley. have you popped the hood and visually watched the belt/pulleys?
by zbyers
Tue Feb 12, 2019 6:06 am
Forum: GenVibe Garage
Topic: Enfield577 - 2009 Vibe GT
Replies: 54
Views: 14534

Re: Enfield577 - 2009 Vibe GT

glad you kept her in the family!
by zbyers
Tue Feb 12, 2019 6:05 am
Forum: Maintenance Bay
Topic: What did you do to your Vibe today?
Replies: 3551
Views: 348693

Re: What did you do to your Vibe today?

tpollauf wrote:
Mon Feb 11, 2019 11:25 pm
Finally had to replace the ORIGINAL battery in my red 2009 Vibe GT. At just over 30k miles, and 10 years of age, I'm surprised it lasted this long.
I dream of having a car with that low of miles!
by zbyers
Tue Feb 12, 2019 6:04 am
Forum: Problems & Warranty Issues
Topic: Grinding or vibrating sound
Replies: 14
Views: 113

Re: Grinding or vibrating sound

If you happen to venture to Warren County, I can try to take a look at it. We own a total of 7 or so. Only one second gen (09 AWD that is dad's), but we are pretty knowledgable on them overall.
by zbyers
Mon Feb 11, 2019 10:50 am
Forum: Problems & Warranty Issues
Topic: Stuck Brake Caliper?
Replies: 6
Views: 67

Re: Stuck Brake Caliper?

And if they stick too long and you still drive it, it can RUIN a nice rim !!! :o This happened to my Silverado just last month! Haven't attempted to polish the rim yet (bad weather) but it's probably too far gone and will need replaced :cry: https://www.silveradosierra.com/resources/image/851193 ou...
by zbyers
Mon Feb 11, 2019 5:02 am
Forum: Maintenance Bay
Topic: How to open a dead sunroof?
Replies: 10
Views: 110

Re: How to open a dead sunroof?

I take it you have not owned this Vibe for very long? If the prior owner intentionally cut the wires, they either did it for a couple reasons. One, something is broke and this was a way to make sure it never got opened up. Two, someone wanted to P I S S O F F a certain driver who enjoys the sun. Th...
by zbyers
Mon Feb 11, 2019 4:58 am
Forum: GenVibe Garage
Topic: vibenvy's Garage - 2009 Liquid Platinum Metallic Vibe GT
Replies: 107
Views: 31373

Re: vibenvy's Garage - 2009 Liquid Platinum Metallic Vibe GT

I can't believe I forgot to post about VIBIN turning 10 years old back on November 17th! See .... that Facebook site is making you "brain dead" to where you're starting to lose it girl :o Spend more time over here with us and feel rejuvenated :lol: i'm trying to spend some more time here too.
by zbyers
Mon Feb 11, 2019 4:56 am
Forum: Exterior
Topic: Plastic wheel covers, how to remove and paint?
Replies: 14
Views: 1138

Re: Plastic wheel covers, how to remove and paint?

great work. the wheels look nice.
by zbyers
Mon Feb 11, 2019 4:53 am
Forum: Testing 1..2..3
Topic: Trying a post
Replies: 1
Views: 41

Re: Trying a post

You can get to the board index here http://forums.genvibe.com/phpBB3/index.php From there, you can go to each category and whatnot to find where you want/need to post. You can also use the quick links (three lines on the left after the header at the top of the page) to find other posts, things you'v...
by zbyers
Mon Feb 11, 2019 4:51 am
Forum: GenVibe Garage
Topic: What about a gray vibe with black hood and top!
Replies: 4
Views: 66

Re: What about a gray vibe with black hood and top!

Gonna make it functional? :P
by zbyers
Mon Feb 11, 2019 4:48 am
Forum: Problems & Warranty Issues
Topic: Stuck Brake Caliper?
Replies: 6
Views: 67

Re: Stuck Brake Caliper?

Basically all of the above. It could be the piston, the piston bellows, the pin bellows (both of them), pin lubrication, and my favorite - the slider clips for the pads grabbing. I had to use a grinder on one pair of pads to make it stop binding on my wife's old car. I've also had to use a wire bru...
by zbyers
Mon Feb 11, 2019 4:46 am
Forum: Problems & Warranty Issues
Topic: Grinding or vibrating sound
Replies: 14
Views: 113

Re: Grinding or vibrating sound

With those wheel well liners, it is also common for them to be "pushed in" when you are driving from the pressure and rub against the tire still. they do have fasteners along the inside of the wheel well too. Does it make the noise only under acceleration/decel? Or when you hold speed? when you turn...
by zbyers
Mon Feb 11, 2019 4:42 am
Forum: Handling, Suspension, & Brakes
Topic: Suspension the same parts?
Replies: 2
Views: 50

Re: Suspension the same parts?

No, they are entirely different parts. The 1.8L cars suspension is similar to the Corolla and the 03-08 Vibes. The 2.4L cars suspension is similar to the Camry/Scion TC. Try looking on https://www.rockauto.com , you should be able to find everything you need. RockAuto is not a sponsor here, we just...
by zbyers
Fri Feb 08, 2019 11:46 am
Forum: Wheels & Tires
Topic: Factory Vibe aluminum 17" wheel cap replacements?
Replies: 5
Views: 124

Re: Factory Vibe aluminum 17" wheel cap replacements?

You could probably use a rubber o-ring around the g6 cap to get it to fit into the hole.
by zbyers
Fri Jan 25, 2019 4:33 am
Forum: Wheels & Tires
Topic: Factory Vibe aluminum 17" wheel cap replacements?
Replies: 5
Views: 124

Re: Factory Vibe aluminum 17" wheel cap replacements?

I believe i've seen some running them off of the G6 alloy wheels.
by zbyers
Fri Jan 25, 2019 4:31 am
Forum: Handling, Suspension, & Brakes
Topic: replacing brakes
Replies: 11
Views: 428

Re: replacing brakes

Go to your local hardware store and buy two M8-1.25 bolts (about 1" long). You will find two small, threaded holes opposite each other next to the hub opening on the rotor. (should be holes on the new rotors you can test the bolts in first ;) ) Hand tighten the bolts in the holes, then alternate on...
by zbyers
Fri Jan 25, 2019 4:27 am
Forum: The Vibe Lounge
Topic: New here
Replies: 13
Views: 260

Re: New here

Ray wrote:
Tue Jan 22, 2019 9:43 pm
Thanks for the tip about facebook, ill join that too.
no problem. i believe we have a few others who are near you in TX too.
by zbyers
Tue Jan 22, 2019 5:41 am
Forum: The Vibe Lounge
Topic: New here
Replies: 13
Views: 260

Re: New here

One simple way around it is to post them to our Facebook group, (might as well come join us there!) and then link the image from the group to here.
by zbyers
Tue Jan 22, 2019 5:39 am
Forum: The Vibe Lounge
Topic: Are you getting tired of working on your car ?
Replies: 7
Views: 173

Re: Are you getting tired of working on your car ?

I am not tired of it because most of the work I do is really just routine maintenance. Once I hit the point where it's no longer routine and I'm working on it because she's old and things are breaking, rust (see my post on the "What did you do today" thread), etc. that's when I cross the line. I bou...
by zbyers
Tue Jan 22, 2019 5:34 am
Forum: The Vibe Lounge
Topic: How many miles on your Vibes?
Replies: 905
Views: 133091

Re: How many miles on your Vibes?

Just rolled over 273k miles in the 2003 GT. Almost at 185k miles on my 2007. I bought the 2007 5 years ago this coming march with 85k miles on it. 100k miles in 5 years and she has been absolutely trouble free.
by zbyers
Tue Jan 22, 2019 5:33 am
Forum: Maintenance Bay
Topic: What did you do to your Vibe today?
Replies: 3551
Views: 348693

Re: What did you do to your Vibe today?

Replaced my e-brake cables the other day on the GT. While it was up on the lift in the garage I discovered some rot in the floorpan. It starts about 2 feet from the rear wheel well and runs to just about the front passenger door. See image on the Book of Faces. 272k miles and this is the biggest iss...
by zbyers
Mon Jan 14, 2019 6:20 am
Forum: Engine & Transmission
Topic: 2003 Vibe GT can't figure out why it won't rev above 5100 rpm please help
Replies: 10
Views: 230

Re: 2003 Vibe GT can't figure out why it won't rev above 5100 rpm please help

vibrologist wrote:
Thu Jan 10, 2019 8:22 am
Actually, you never posted the code. You only posted this:
The only code I get is for the airbox side OCV.
That is not the code. That is your interpretation of the code.
Exactly.
by zbyers
Mon Jan 07, 2019 12:52 pm
Forum: Engine & Transmission
Topic: 2010 Vibe 1.8L Timing Chain Tensioner Gasket / O Ring
Replies: 2
Views: 248

Re: 2010 Vibe 1.8L Timing Chain Tensioner Gasket / O Ring

This tensioner should be what you are looking for. https://www.rockauto.com/en/catalog/pontiac,2010,vibe,1.8l+l4,1444512,engine,timing+chain+tensioner,5736 I have not done this on the 2009 or 2010 so cannot comment if the same warnings apply. The warnings were just simply the clearance issue you wil...
by zbyers
Mon Jan 07, 2019 12:49 pm
Forum: Audio, Electronics, Electrical
Topic: VSS Wire
Replies: 1
Views: 108

Re: VSS Wire

I'm surprised the unit doesn't have it's own GPS sensor. The aftermarket radio I purchased had it's own GPS sensor that I had to stick onto the windshield.
by zbyers
Mon Jan 07, 2019 12:47 pm
Forum: The Vibe Lounge
Topic: AC/HEATER SWITCH 09 VIBE GT
Replies: 2
Views: 119

Re: AC/HEATER SWITCH 09 VIBE GT

@vibenvy has replaced hers. i cannot recollect where she got them from. Nor can I remember how to tag someone in a comment :lol:

There is also this info.viewtopic.php?t=44205
by zbyers
Mon Jan 07, 2019 12:45 pm
Forum: The Vibe Lounge
Topic: Happy New Year Vibers!
Replies: 3
Views: 120

Re: Happy New Year Vibers!

Same to you!!
by zbyers
Mon Jan 07, 2019 12:44 pm
Forum: Exterior
Topic: leak at driver A post (front of door) - sunroof? door? windshield?
Replies: 6
Views: 392

Re: leak at driver A post (front of door) - sunroof? door? windshield?

gginnj wrote:
Fri Dec 28, 2018 11:15 am
and update....

I found a small piece of rubber plugging the left sunroof drainage hole - clear it out and so far so good, after two fairly large rain storms no inside leak!

GG
it's always nice when it's a simple fix!
by zbyers
Mon Jan 07, 2019 10:40 am
Forum: GenVibe Announcements
Topic: Forum Software Updated
Replies: 12
Views: 226

Re: Forum Software Updated

SeattleJeremy wrote:
Thu Jan 03, 2019 5:05 pm
The new forum software looks great! Thanks for everything :D
I agree. I kinda like the new look.
by zbyers
Mon Jan 07, 2019 10:36 am
Forum: For Sale/Wanted
Topic: WTB 03-07 SLP RAM AIR HOOD!!!!
Replies: 3
Views: 241

Re: WTB 03-07 SLP RAM AIR HOOD!!!!

kriswinner wrote:
Wed Jan 02, 2019 8:09 pm
If I end up selling my Vibe next spring, I will post the hood here.
I don't think the new owner would give the hood the proper respect. The car itself has over 300k on it, so the hood may almost be more valuable than the car.
i call dibbs :lol:
by zbyers
Mon Jan 07, 2019 10:30 am
Forum: Tech Info & Do-It-Yourself Info
Topic: How-To: Replace Belt Tensioner & Broken Bolt (1ZZ)
Replies: 3
Views: 747

Re: How-To: Replace Belt Tensioner & Broken Bolt (1ZZ)

This is a great writeup. I replaced the original tensioner on an '03 base the other day. Thankfully my bolt wasn't broken, but I wanted to add just one point here Step 2) ... • Undo the 12mm bolt holding the hydraulic onto the back of the engine. (See Image 1) On mine the 12mm holding the tensioner...
by zbyers
Mon Jan 07, 2019 10:29 am
Forum: Engine & Transmission
Topic: 2003 Vibe GT can't figure out why it won't rev above 5100 rpm please help
Replies: 10
Views: 230

Re: 2003 Vibe GT can't figure out why it won't rev above 5100 rpm please help

providing us the codes would be your best bet. without those, it's a crap shoot.
by zbyers
Wed Dec 26, 2018 4:46 am
Forum: The Vibe Lounge
Topic: keyless entry
Replies: 6
Views: 168

Re: keyless entry

03/04 relock the doors after about 30 seconds or so if you do not open a door. I believe 05-08 does not do this as my 07 doesn't relock the doors. I have both programmed to the same remotes so if I get in my 03, I make sure after I start the 03 I relock the doors on the 07. I haven't checked on my m...
by zbyers
Wed Dec 26, 2018 4:43 am
Forum: Engine & Transmission
Topic: 2003 Vibe GT can't figure out why it won't rev above 5100 rpm please help
Replies: 10
Views: 230

Re: 2003 Vibe GT can't figure out why it won't rev above 5100 rpm please help

What are the actual codes? Are there any pending codes that aren't throwing the light? I presume you didn't drive it much at purchase with the slipping clutch, but was it fine before you replaced the clutch? If so, I'd start looking at the install of the clutch and anything you may have disassembled...
by zbyers
Wed Dec 26, 2018 4:41 am
Forum: Problems & Warranty Issues
Topic: how much oil seepage near tensioner?
Replies: 6
Views: 171

Re: how much oil seepage near tensioner?

My 03 GT had the same leak tpollauf mentioned. My 07 appears to be leaking in a similar spot. I'd be hard pressed to think it's the head gasket...I've had this car for 100k miles and I KNOW I have taken care of it. I am leaning towards the timing chain o-ring initially as it is cheap and easy to rep...
by zbyers
Wed Dec 26, 2018 4:39 am
Forum: Engine & Transmission
Topic: 2004 Vibe GT possible oil leaks ???
Replies: 6
Views: 576

Re: 2004 Vibe GT possible oil leaks ???

Update on what I found. It is definitely not the timing chain tensioner, nor the timing gear oil seal, but apparently the timing chain cover gasket (exactly what happened to Caretaker :x ) Only on the rear of the engine, front side is dry! See attached image. Lost the lift until the weekend so I'll...
by zbyers
Wed Dec 26, 2018 4:38 am
Forum: Exterior
Topic: Do 09 Matrix heated mirrors fit 09 Vibe?
Replies: 11
Views: 1640

Re: Do 09 Matrix heated mirrors fit 09 Vibe?

amedeovibe wrote:Hi guys. Any updates to this thread? Has anyone installed matrix mirrors to the Vibe and do they end up heating or not?
THanks!
I don't think any of them have done this. I would presume in theory, everything is there to have them work properly since the vehicles are basically identical.