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by vibrologist
Mon Aug 20, 2018 6:42 am
Forum: Engine & Transmission
Topic: Desperate help needed for overheating issue!
Replies: 6
Views: 35

Re: Desperate help needed for overheating issue!

Does the fan work? It should come on when you turn the A/C on. It should also come on when the temp goes above a certain point.
by vibrologist
Thu Aug 16, 2018 3:50 am
Forum: The Vibe Lounge
Topic: My not-so-new Vibe
Replies: 21
Views: 1374

Re: My not-so-new Vibe

Sorry to see that, nixternal! And I am glad no one got seriously injured. That sure won't buff out. It's really amazing what crumble zones and air bags can do. I take it your airbag recall was done in time?
Wishing you the best of success in finding the right replacement.
by vibrologist
Thu Aug 09, 2018 7:52 am
Forum: The Vibe Lounge
Topic: Just upgraded to a 2010 Vibe base
Replies: 7
Views: 100

Re: Just upgraded to a 2010 Vibe base

Nice! and very good deals all the way around! Congrats!
by vibrologist
Wed Aug 08, 2018 1:24 pm
Forum: Handling, Suspension, & Brakes
Topic: Steering makes a creaking sound when wheel turned.
Replies: 6
Views: 64

Re: Steering makes a creaking sound when wheel turned.

I would first squirt some CRC heavy silicone on them. I don't know if it works. but it's cheap enough to give it a try.
by vibrologist
Fri Aug 03, 2018 12:13 pm
Forum: The Vibe Lounge
Topic: Random acts of Vibe love
Replies: 611
Views: 86582

Re: Random acts of Vibe love

I have a Doppelganger!
by vibrologist
Tue Jul 31, 2018 1:20 pm
Forum: The Vibe Lounge
Topic: New Prospective Vibe Owner -- Advice?
Replies: 6
Views: 166

Re: New Prospective Vibe Owner -- Advice?

Welcome to the forum, canderson206! Yes, you came to the right place! I'm asking because I recently found a 2004 Vibe with just under 100K miles on it. Two previous owners, super-clean Carfax, and detailed maintenance records. 4K asking price. Would you folks recommend I get this vehicle, or wait a ...
by vibrologist
Sun Jul 29, 2018 9:21 am
Forum: Engine & Transmission
Topic: looking for help. 2003 Vibe gt dies
Replies: 6
Views: 134

Re: looking for help. 2003 Vibe gt dies

I would check the throttle position sensor. There are plenty Youtubes on how to test them.
by vibrologist
Sat Jul 28, 2018 9:43 am
Forum: Engine & Transmission
Topic: Weird auto trans problem
Replies: 2
Views: 78

Re: Weird auto trans problem

If it is sticking valve you may have luck with Lucas Transmission Fix.
by vibrologist
Sun Jul 15, 2018 8:02 pm
Forum: The Vibe Lounge
Topic: Just picked up an 06
Replies: 7
Views: 157

Re: Just picked up an 06

Welcome, Johnnyjet! 14 hours of cleaning, I'd like to see before and after pictures. I've done some intensive cleaning with carpet out of the car myself. Click on the link in my signature. And I have done it again with my son's Hyundai Sonata. The effort was well worth it. If the previous owner took...
by vibrologist
Sat Jul 07, 2018 8:37 am
Forum: Audio, Electronics, Electrical
Topic: Driver window 'clunk' sound when rolling down
Replies: 5
Views: 101

Re: Driver window 'clunk' sound when rolling down

Open the door wide and lower the window. Do you still hear a clunk?
by vibrologist
Fri Jul 06, 2018 8:28 pm
Forum: Tech Info & Do-It-Yourself Info
Topic: Difficult rear strut removal
Replies: 4
Views: 113

Re: Difficult rear strut removal

If the ebay picture is of the actual strut then the spring has 9 windings, one more than the original. The Monroe struts have an extra winding as well and they are taller than the original.
by vibrologist
Fri Jul 06, 2018 8:20 pm
Forum: Audio, Electronics, Electrical
Topic: Driver window 'clunk' sound when rolling down
Replies: 5
Views: 101

Re: Driver window 'clunk' sound when rolling down

Mine does that too. The door strap interferes with the window because the sheet metal where the door strap is bolted to the door is ever so slightly bent. I still have to bend mine back.

Here is how I found out about it: viewtopic.php?f=29&t=35798
by vibrologist
Thu Jul 05, 2018 11:22 am
Forum: Tech Info & Do-It-Yourself Info
Topic: Difficult rear strut removal
Replies: 4
Views: 113

Re: Difficult rear strut removal

The new struts are about 50% heavier than the old ones and about 3 cm longer.

Must be Monroe quick struts.
by vibrologist
Mon Jul 02, 2018 4:28 am
Forum: Maintenance Bay
Topic: 2010 2.4L 5-Speed Automatic, 110k aiming for 210k, What Do?
Replies: 7
Views: 159

Re: 2010 2.4L 5-Speed Automatic, 110k aiming for 210k, What Do?

Hotdogg: Are you saying you plan on dumping 4 large into the car at one time? Please don't. Just imagine you get the car back and some idiotic smart phone double tasker hits your priced possession the next day. Put this money into a special savings account you call Travel and Transport or something ...
by vibrologist
Fri Jun 29, 2018 7:32 am
Forum: Problems & Warranty Issues
Topic: Chugging noise diagnosis / Crankshaft pulley replacement
Replies: 2
Views: 107

Re: Chugging noise diagnosis / Crankshaft pulley replacement

Wow, that sounds horrible! A video makes it hard to tell where that sound comes from. I fact my immediate thought was that the engine is running on 3 cylinders. You may want to disconnect the coils one at a time. The one where the removal of the coil does make no difference is the bad cylinder. Just...
by vibrologist
Thu Jun 28, 2018 6:26 am
Forum: Problems & Warranty Issues
Topic: P0171 turning into a witch hunt 07Vibe
Replies: 28
Views: 486

Re: P0171 turning into a witch hunt 07Vibe

Ben: you owe us an update!
by vibrologist
Wed Jun 27, 2018 7:04 am
Forum: The Vibe Lounge
Topic: Looking at buying a Pontiac Vibe
Replies: 5
Views: 202

Re: Looking at buying a Pontiac Vibe

Welcome to GenVibe! If your screen name is any indication then the 1.8L will leave you unsatisfied. I have the 1.8 L and my wife has a Ford Focus with a 2L engine and we have a Hyundai Sonata with a 2.4 L engine that is competitive with the Toyota 2.4 L engine. There is no doubt which one delivers t...
by vibrologist
Tue Jun 26, 2018 6:37 am
Forum: Exterior
Topic: Hitch mounting issues
Replies: 6
Views: 139

Re: Hitch mounting issues

I agree with Tim.
If it worries you anyway you could drill out the hole and tap it for a fatter bolt.
by vibrologist
Mon Jun 25, 2018 3:01 am
Forum: Interior
Topic: How To: Remove seats and carpet from 2003 base (very pic heavy)
Replies: 35
Views: 13076

Re: How To: Remove seats and carpet from 2003 base (very pic heavy)

Thank you, Psycho Martyr! I can't believe I missed putting this thread into the "New Great How To Index". That's fixed now! I am so grateful you posted the pictures on this site rather than using web hosting sites. A hint for carpet cleaning: dish drops and a floor brush made the pile of m...
by vibrologist
Thu Jun 21, 2018 12:25 pm
Forum: Problems & Warranty Issues
Topic: P0171 turning into a witch hunt 07Vibe
Replies: 28
Views: 486

Re: P0171 turning into a witch hunt 07Vibe

P1296:


Low coolant level
Defective Coolant Temperature Sensor
Open or shorted Coolant Temperature Sensor harness
Poor electrical connection in Coolant Temperature Sensor circuit


I bet that's the core problem you are having.
by vibrologist
Sun Jun 17, 2018 5:13 am
Forum: Maintenance Bay
Topic: Freaky Spark Plug Change
Replies: 3
Views: 185

Re: Freaky Spark Plug Change

What hogdoctor said is correct. To add: manuals will always tell you to take the battery cable off for safety reasons, actually for liability reasons. Every time you go under the hood you have that opportunity to jolt yourself. However if your battery plus is covered up that possibility becomes a re...
by vibrologist
Thu Jun 14, 2018 6:33 am
Forum: Engine & Transmission
Topic: 1 ZZ FE Rebuild - Hard Start
Replies: 7
Views: 169

Re: 1 ZZ FE Rebuild - Hard Start

I believe this model had a recall on the ECM. I'd check first if this recall was performed on your car. A Toyota Dealer can look it up for you.
by vibrologist
Sat Jun 09, 2018 5:36 am
Forum: The Vibe Lounge
Topic: Another newbie
Replies: 4
Views: 148

Re: Another newbie

Welcome to GenVibe!
You may face the question 'rebuild or replace?' I would opt for 'replace'. In any case keep us posted.
Wishing you the best of results!
by vibrologist
Sat Jun 02, 2018 5:06 am
Forum: Problems & Warranty Issues
Topic: P0171 turning into a witch hunt 07Vibe
Replies: 28
Views: 486

Re: P0171 turning into a witch hunt 07Vibe

I am hoping for an update.
by vibrologist
Tue May 29, 2018 7:18 am
Forum: Problems & Warranty Issues
Topic: P0171 turning into a witch hunt 07Vibe
Replies: 28
Views: 486

Re: P0171 turning into a witch hunt 07Vibe

Excellent advise Kostby! In Mazda 323 and Protégé that intake hose is cracking as well. To check it you take the hose out and bend it so it will show the cracks. They were always in the ribbed area. In my son's Protégé I fixed it with duct tape preventatively. Duct tape is a totally acceptable repai...
by vibrologist
Sat May 26, 2018 7:03 am
Forum: Problems & Warranty Issues
Topic: P0171 turning into a witch hunt 07Vibe
Replies: 28
Views: 486

Re: P0171 turning into a witch hunt 07Vibe

Clean the dirty areas with brake cleaner or TB cleaner. You could try putting some stiff grease or chewing gum etc. on suspected leaks.
by vibrologist
Fri May 25, 2018 9:15 pm
Forum: Problems & Warranty Issues
Topic: P0171 turning into a witch hunt 07Vibe
Replies: 28
Views: 486

Re: P0171 turning into a witch hunt 07Vibe

Are there any oil leaks around your engine? Timing cover, oil pan, oil filler tube etc?

Read this thread: viewtopic.php?f=12&t=46175&p=519596&hilit=timing+chain+cover#p519584
by vibrologist
Fri May 25, 2018 10:54 am
Forum: Problems & Warranty Issues
Topic: P0171 turning into a witch hunt 07Vibe
Replies: 28
Views: 486

Re: P0171 turning into a witch hunt 07Vibe

Don't know. but here is some very good general information on fuel pressure testing:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AeVTZz0od7Y
by vibrologist
Fri May 25, 2018 4:36 am
Forum: Problems & Warranty Issues
Topic: P0171 turning into a witch hunt 07Vibe
Replies: 28
Views: 486

Re: P0171 turning into a witch hunt 07Vibe

BenGenVibe07 wrote:I just noticed the filler cap seal is missing... I'll be replacing it tomorrow and praying just maybe this is it. I would be surprised if it's that simple, but I suppose it's connected to the PCV, is that right?


Correct.
by vibrologist
Thu May 24, 2018 7:24 am
Forum: Problems & Warranty Issues
Topic: P0171 turning into a witch hunt 07Vibe
Replies: 28
Views: 486

Re: P0171 turning into a witch hunt 07Vibe

last and desperate hint:
Disconnect battery negative.
Disconnect all plugs from the ECM. Reconnect the ECM and battery negative.

Disconnecting and reconnecting cleans the contacts. You can do that with all harnesses under the hood as well.
by vibrologist
Thu May 24, 2018 6:48 am
Forum: Problems & Warranty Issues
Topic: P0171 turning into a witch hunt 07Vibe
Replies: 28
Views: 486

Re: P0171 turning into a witch hunt 07Vibe

I don't know what to conclude of that- I was hoping for a miracle-.
by vibrologist
Thu May 24, 2018 6:33 am
Forum: Problems & Warranty Issues
Topic: P0171 turning into a witch hunt 07Vibe
Replies: 28
Views: 486

Re: P0171 turning into a witch hunt 07Vibe

Could it be a malfunction of the throttle body position sensor?
What happens if you disconnect it?
by vibrologist
Thu May 24, 2018 5:59 am
Forum: Problems & Warranty Issues
Topic: P0171 turning into a witch hunt 07Vibe
Replies: 28
Views: 486

Re: P0171 turning into a witch hunt 07Vibe

How do the brakes feel? First check if you have re-attached the brake booster hose to the intake manifold after changing the gasket the last time. It is hidden and easily missed! Click on the link in my signature and scroll down about 3/4 of the way. there is a telling picture. Maybe the brake boost...
by vibrologist
Wed May 23, 2018 6:13 am
Forum: The Vibe Lounge
Topic: New owner with questions
Replies: 3
Views: 200

Re: New owner with questions

Welcome to the forum, 50Megaton! I can't answer all your questions but I'll give a few cents worth: Before you go to high rpm and lift let the engine warm up. The oil needs to really flow in order to do its job. This engine is designed to handle lift. So you could go for maximum acceleration just ab...
by vibrologist
Tue May 22, 2018 7:54 pm
Forum: The Vibe Lounge
Topic: what car in this video at 1:17?
Replies: 4
Views: 162

Re: what car in this video at 1:17?

I agree with both of you. Matrix it is.
by vibrologist
Tue May 22, 2018 12:04 pm
Forum: The Vibe Lounge
Topic: what car in this video at 1:17?
Replies: 4
Views: 162

what car in this video at 1:17?

I wonder who can tell the car shown at 1:17 in this video:
https://youtu.be/sDFOr68dziY
by vibrologist
Tue May 22, 2018 10:35 am
Forum: Handling, Suspension, & Brakes
Topic: Rough ride getting rougher..time for new shocks/struts?
Replies: 1
Views: 140

Re: Rough ride getting rougher..time for new shocks/struts?

My experience with expiring gas struts is that the ride does get rougher at first because the gas pressure gets lost, then there will be an oil leak and the ride gets softer. Most mechanics look for oil leaks and give a thumbs up when the struts look dry. I've put Monroe quick struts in my Gen1. The...
by vibrologist
Mon May 21, 2018 11:24 am
Forum: The Vibe Lounge
Topic: Road trip
Replies: 14
Views: 323

Re: Road trip

Look for cracks on the ribbing of the serpentine belt. If there aren't any or very few you are good.

https://youtu.be/jrYXpBPSMhI
by vibrologist
Mon May 21, 2018 6:07 am
Forum: Problems & Warranty Issues
Topic: Slightly broken spark plug cap, and oil on spark plug..
Replies: 4
Views: 128

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

I know how you broke that: you did not loosen up the wiring that is bolted to the engine. Now ask me how I know that. It has no detrimental effect on my Vibe and it won't have any such effect on yours. Even without grease. Re oil on plugs I agree with Jolt. There may be a minor leak at the valve cov...
by vibrologist
Thu May 17, 2018 11:37 am
Forum: Engine & Transmission
Topic: pontiac vibe 2004 and 2007
Replies: 6
Views: 190

Re: pontiac vibe 2004 and 2007

I am not 100% sure. The sensor should be on top of the tank or inside the tank. Unfortunately my searches don't bring up a direct hit for Corolla, matrix or Vibe. carsntoys.net seems to cover everything but P0452. Still, it might be a helpful source to you. But Peter Finn in his videos refers to a p...
by vibrologist
Thu May 17, 2018 5:07 am
Forum: Engine & Transmission
Topic: pontiac vibe 2004 and 2007
Replies: 6
Views: 190

Re: pontiac vibe 2004 and 2007

The 04 codes are P0301, p0302, p0303 and p0304 I assume you used Toyota parts or Pontiac parts. Check for vacuum leaks, fuel pressure, clogged cat. Anything that could affect all cylinders at once. Clean all electrical connections you can access under the hood. A bad alternator could cause such mis...
by vibrologist
Wed May 16, 2018 11:39 am
Forum: Engine & Transmission
Topic: pontiac vibe 2004 and 2007
Replies: 6
Views: 190

Re: pontiac vibe 2004 and 2007

Welcome dantayuba!

Check compression on your 04, look for vacuum leaks. Any codes?

P0452: Did you unplug the battery to see if it resets itself?

https://www.engine-codes.com/p0452_pontiac.html
by vibrologist
Wed May 09, 2018 8:18 am
Forum: Problems & Warranty Issues
Topic: Brake help.
Replies: 3
Views: 152

Re: Brake help.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n1NvtUwfRJc Generally, it is not a good idea to replace hydraulic parts on one side only. It may be OK but internally the older caliper has less internal resistance than the new one which leads to uneven brake force. You may feel this with very light touch to the brak...
by vibrologist
Mon May 07, 2018 6:45 am
Forum: The Vibe Lounge
Topic: Mark's Stealth: We Can Rebuild!
Replies: 64
Views: 3151

Re: Mark's Stealth: We Can Rebuild!

Is it the same body guy? How is he doing?
by vibrologist
Thu May 03, 2018 12:01 pm
Forum: Tech Info & Do-It-Yourself Info
Topic: brake caliper and bracket corrosion
Replies: 7
Views: 216

Re: brake caliper and bracket corrosion

Torque specs of bleeder screws is a topic that arises quite often. I have never come across a number on any brake video I saw. Here is a something I found on a Miata forum: "I don't know of a spec for it, but based on these bleeder inserts being low hardness steel and the caliper being cast iro...
by vibrologist
Wed May 02, 2018 7:26 pm
Forum: The Vibe Lounge
Topic: AC & Heater Problems
Replies: 5
Views: 248

Re: AC & Heater Problems

My guess: the door itself is stuck. The actuator motors are not very strong. In fact they don't even have an off position (I could be wrong here, but that's how it is on the Ford models I used to own). The door hits the end of the range and the motor keeps pushing. Your actuator may not be able to o...
by vibrologist
Tue May 01, 2018 1:13 pm
Forum: Maintenance Bay
Topic: '09 Vibe GT - Engine & Transmission Mount Replacement
Replies: 8
Views: 632

Re: '09 Vibe GT - Engine & Transmission Mount Replacement

This is on a Gen 1 . If you have the 1.8 L engine it should apply to your car as well.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4jj1_iIwHbw
by vibrologist
Tue May 01, 2018 6:07 am
Forum: Engine & Transmission
Topic: Vibe is vibratin'
Replies: 5
Views: 242

Re: Vibe is vibratin'

Check engine and transmission mounts.
How many miles on your Vibe?
by vibrologist
Mon Apr 30, 2018 10:55 am
Forum: Exterior
Topic: Body panel and missing clip
Replies: 1
Views: 102

Re: Body panel and missing clip

It's called an inner fender or fender liner. I don't know this particular clip, but I suggest you stop by a parts store and show them what you need. Remember you have the matching one on the other side. NAPA has a very good selection of fasteners.

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