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by vibrologist
Tue Dec 11, 2018 4:44 am
Forum: The Vibe Lounge
Topic: Time to say Goodbye to my Vibe
Replies: 4
Views: 32

Re: Time to say Goodbye to my Vibe

That's right. Keep the Vibe and trade in the Corolla. Because it looks like your pretty girl is ready for a puppy and the Vibe has room for one.
by vibrologist
Tue Dec 04, 2018 4:33 am
Forum: Wheels & Tires
Topic: sandbagging behind driver/passenger?
Replies: 5
Views: 93

Re: sandbagging behind driver/passenger?

Is this the point in time to dish out winter driving tips? Some of the best I have received came from a Canadian. Avoid braking. Let the car slow down with engine braking. When you have to stop do this: when the car is about to stop put it into N and then very lightly apply the brake. You get better...
by vibrologist
Sat Dec 01, 2018 5:00 pm
Forum: Wheels & Tires
Topic: sandbagging behind driver/passenger?
Replies: 5
Views: 93

Re: sandbagging behind driver/passenger?

What's the reasoning of placing extra weight right there in the middle of the chassis? Do you feel any improvement when you have passengers as compared to driving alone? Placing weight in the middle will change the distribution in favor of the rear tires. But it is the front tires that need help. I ...
by vibrologist
Sat Dec 01, 2018 4:52 pm
Forum: Problems & Warranty Issues
Topic: Sumthin’ broken under oil filler cap...
Replies: 2
Views: 67

Re: Sumthin’ broken under oil filler cap...

Sure looks like it. The baffle was bent down and touched the cam. The cam cut all the way through. That should have been noisy.
by vibrologist
Wed Nov 28, 2018 10:59 am
Forum: Problems & Warranty Issues
Topic: Ring Dropped Down Front Defrost Vent
Replies: 5
Views: 90

Re: Ring Dropped Down Front Defrost Vent

From the looks of the diagrams I am guessing the ring is inside the Defroster Nozzle Assy. It is hard to imagine how it could move from there into the duct work.
by vibrologist
Tue Nov 27, 2018 3:36 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: The forum is back!!!!!
Replies: 7
Views: 187

Re: The forum is back!!!!!

Yes, I couldn't get in either.
by vibrologist
Tue Nov 27, 2018 4:48 am
Forum: GenVibe Garage
Topic: Byerscrew Vibe Garage
Replies: 5
Views: 127

Re: Byerscrew Vibe Garage

What a cool Vibe family! Thanks a bunch for this info: We replaced the rear subframe on it with one from an 2009 Vibe AWD or GT. Despite interchanges listing this as non-compatible, it fit with ZERO modifications or issues. That is sure to help somebody out there. Wait a minute! In only 4 years you ...
by vibrologist
Tue Nov 27, 2018 4:39 am
Forum: Problems & Warranty Issues
Topic: Ring Dropped Down Front Defrost Vent
Replies: 5
Views: 90

Re: Ring Dropped Down Front Defrost Vent

you may end up having to remove the dash to get to it. It's not as hard as you might think. I am not sure if there is a complete dash removal Youtube. But there are some Youtubes how to remove the bezels and other parts of the dash leaving very little for you to figure out on your own. If you get t...
by vibrologist
Tue Nov 27, 2018 4:33 am
Forum: Tech Info & Do-It-Yourself Info
Topic: Hatch Mechanism
Replies: 8
Views: 164

Re: Hatch Mechanism

Welcome to the forum, 2006!
Two Vibes? Now you have two reasons to start a thread in the "Vibe Garage".
by vibrologist
Mon Nov 19, 2018 12:16 pm
Forum: GenVibe Garage
Topic: Vibrologist's '05 Vibe
Replies: 50
Views: 9018

Re: Vibrologist's '05 Vibe

It's time for an update 2 1/2 year after the last one. The car has now more than 131K miles on the clock. It did very well indeed. Beyond the oil changes there were very few things that needed attention: Wipers battery loose heat shield brake light bulbs plastic fasteners for the under tray starter ...
by vibrologist
Mon Nov 19, 2018 5:40 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: The forum is back!!!!!
Replies: 7
Views: 187

The forum is back!!!!!

About one week of "Can't reach this site" had me worried, deeply worried!

Thanks to the human being who lubed 1s and 0s to get them unstuck! :D
by vibrologist
Wed Nov 14, 2018 4:30 am
Forum: Engine & Transmission
Topic: Misfires on all but one cylinder
Replies: 18
Views: 764

Re: Misfires on all but one cylinder

rockers had indeed thrown from 4 valves I seem to recall that the owner's manual talks about the occasional need to adjust valve clearance - yes, adjust valve clearance even though the lifters are of the hydraulic self adjusting type. Apparently they are able to go out of range. If that happens the...
by vibrologist
Fri Nov 09, 2018 5:40 pm
Forum: Engine & Transmission
Topic: Passing emissions with check engine light on
Replies: 8
Views: 153

Re: Passing emissions with check engine light on

As far as I know P0BS is not an official code :lol:

What is the actual code you have not addressed in 2 years time?
by vibrologist
Tue Nov 06, 2018 10:34 am
Forum: Problems & Warranty Issues
Topic: Blower fan noise
Replies: 4
Views: 114

Re: Blower fan noise

What is the noise? Tuck-tuck -tuck....?
If it is clicking like that you need a new recirculation actuator. I did this just a few weeks ago.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gjEVPCi5JVU
by vibrologist
Fri Nov 02, 2018 10:02 am
Forum: Problems & Warranty Issues
Topic: Rotational noise
Replies: 2
Views: 75

Re: Rotational noise

Most likely a tire is out of balance or other wise damaged. One way to figure that out is by rotating the tires. If the problem moves to another corner of the car or mystically disappears you have proof that it is the tire. You say you need new rotors. It is not impossible that a bad rotor causes a ...
by vibrologist
Fri Nov 02, 2018 3:05 am
Forum: The Vibe Lounge
Topic: New to forum
Replies: 8
Views: 127

Re: New to forum

I would NOT buy a car sight unseen!
Not long ago we here at the forum responded to an inquiry regarding an ad for a Vibe. We coaxed the person into paying for an inspection by a mechanic. It turned out the Vibe was in an accident that did not show up on Carfax.
by vibrologist
Thu Nov 01, 2018 9:58 am
Forum: Problems & Warranty Issues
Topic: 06 Vibe wont start
Replies: 6
Views: 107

Re: 06 Vibe wont start

Random thoughts here: Do you have coolant in the engine at this point? If not then there will be no valid signal from the ECT sensor. This should not be preventing it from starting because with the engine cold the computer uses presets. Once it gets warm it will run rich. Also could you show us some...
by vibrologist
Wed Oct 31, 2018 10:30 am
Forum: The Vibe Lounge
Topic: Blown Transmission. What to do next.
Replies: 7
Views: 167

Re: Blown Transmission. What to do next.

Indeed, I agree with Caretaker.
You could also ask yourself: where do you get a Vibe like yours for $1800-2500?
by vibrologist
Mon Oct 29, 2018 4:34 pm
Forum: The Vibe Lounge
Topic: Roger Biebl New Member 2009 2.4 Vibe Base
Replies: 3
Views: 147

Re: Roger Biebl New Member 2009 2.4 Vibe Base

This seems to be a doctor thesis on "how to make a simple thing really complicated."
Look at this thread: viewtopic.php?t=41838
by vibrologist
Mon Oct 29, 2018 4:19 am
Forum: Engine & Transmission
Topic: 2010 Vibe Base, 2.4L MPG question
Replies: 4
Views: 130

Re: 2010 Vibe Base, 2.4L MPG question

There is another difference between the Camry and the Vibe: aerodynamics. The two major factors for aerodynamic resistance are frontal area and coefficient of drag. The Vibe has a much greater frontal area than the size of the body may imply. And it definitely has a higher coefficient of drag becaus...
by vibrologist
Thu Oct 25, 2018 10:02 am
Forum: Problems & Warranty Issues
Topic: weird electical issue, could be a ghost?
Replies: 9
Views: 194

Re: weird electical issue, could be a ghost?

You may have more than one issue.
Still: first get the alternator checked and even if the battery is fairly new have it checked as well.
Once you can be sure the alternator and battery are fine let's see what the other electrical gremlins are doing.
by vibrologist
Wed Oct 24, 2018 5:19 pm
Forum: Problems & Warranty Issues
Topic: weird electical issue, could be a ghost?
Replies: 9
Views: 194

Re: weird electical issue, could be a ghost?

This is likely the voltage regulator. I believe it is built into the alternator. I would take the alternator out and have it tested at a parts store.
by vibrologist
Wed Oct 24, 2018 1:31 pm
Forum: Maintenance Bay
Topic: What did you do to your Vibe today?
Replies: 3531
Views: 339014

Re: What did you do to your Vibe today?

I replaced the recirculation actuator under the dash. this worked for me:: Remove the glove box door. Contort myself to look up under the dash. Disconnect the wire harness from the recirc actuator. I used a small Allen wrench to get under the tab and pushed it out towards the driver side while pulli...
by vibrologist
Tue Oct 23, 2018 3:36 am
Forum: The Vibe Lounge
Topic: Thanks for letting me in!!
Replies: 3
Views: 128

Re: Thanks for letting me in!!

Welcome to the family!
May I suggest starting a thread in the Vibe Garage. It's a great way to keep a log of your history with the new to you Vibe.
by vibrologist
Mon Oct 15, 2018 4:15 am
Forum: Engine & Transmission
Topic: Misfires on all but one cylinder
Replies: 18
Views: 764

Re: Misfires on all but one cylinder

Did you buy genuine coils or aftermarket? Consider replacing the intake manifold gasket just for the heck of it. It's not expensive and not hard. It allows you to look into the manifold and into the intake canals. Sometimes you will find oil on the manifold (get a new PCV valve) and I seem to rememb...
by vibrologist
Sat Oct 13, 2018 5:32 am
Forum: Engine & Transmission
Topic: Misfires on all but one cylinder
Replies: 18
Views: 764

Re: Misfires on all but one cylinder

That's a tough one considering everything you have done. I guess we are left at shooting in the dark. Next I would check the alternator and battery. A parts store can do that for free. A faulty alternator can play havoc with the computer. I am thinking it could be something in the wiring going back ...
by vibrologist
Wed Oct 10, 2018 1:39 pm
Forum: Audio, Electronics, Electrical
Topic: Factory Radio weak Driver's side speakers
Replies: 6
Views: 148

Re: Factory Radio weak Driver's side speakers

It won't help you if I speculate. I know there are some very capable posters here that know a thing or two about the Moon and Tunes system. Hopefully someone picks up from here.
by vibrologist
Tue Oct 09, 2018 2:15 pm
Forum: Audio, Electronics, Electrical
Topic: Factory Radio weak Driver's side speakers
Replies: 6
Views: 148

Re: Factory Radio weak Driver's side speakers

The Amp sits under the passenger seat. As first thing I would disconnect everything there and then re-connect.
Beyond that I don't know.
by vibrologist
Tue Oct 09, 2018 2:08 pm
Forum: The Vibe Lounge
Topic: Sunroof motor bogging down
Replies: 4
Views: 762

Re: Sunroof motor bogging down

Hi: Is it possible that the sunroof rails have collected dirt and grime? I would start with cleaning and lubricating the tracks. And yes, you have to open the sunroof to get to the tracks. It's the nature of the beast. If it does not want to close give it some manual help while you push the close bu...
by vibrologist
Sun Oct 07, 2018 7:48 am
Forum: The Vibe Lounge
Topic: Pontiac Vibe 2006 still running pretty good!!
Replies: 2
Views: 193

Re: Pontiac Vibe 2006 still running pretty good!!

Thanks for joining us! Welcome to the forum!
Good to see another Vibe being well taken care of.
by vibrologist
Sun Oct 07, 2018 4:30 am
Forum: The Vibe Lounge
Topic: Newbie here about to buy first vibe
Replies: 5
Views: 204

Re: Newbie here about to buy first vibe

If you don't want to go the suggested route above.... Is the seller trustworthy? Ask questions and observe his line of answering. Is there evasiveness? Down playing of issues? Overemphasizing of one (false) positive? You are scrutinizing the seller, not the car! Look for rust. Look for any signs of ...
by vibrologist
Sat Oct 06, 2018 3:42 pm
Forum: The Vibe Lounge
Topic: New to forum and Vibes
Replies: 5
Views: 183

Re: New to forum and Vibes

Welcome to the forum, Groove! This is the right place for you.

Post a picture or better yet: start a thread in the Vibe Garage! Where are you at? Consider putting your location the signature.
by vibrologist
Sat Oct 06, 2018 1:20 pm
Forum: The Vibe Lounge
Topic: Newbie here about to buy first vibe
Replies: 5
Views: 204

Re: Newbie here about to buy first vibe

No matter how good the reputation of our Vibe is it only matters how good YOUR candidate is: have it inspected by a pro of your choice and on your dime. If the seller does not agree you walk away. If he does agree your mechanic can point out things that yo would miss because you can't put the car up...
by vibrologist
Thu Sep 27, 2018 12:07 pm
Forum: Audio, Electronics, Electrical
Topic: Won't crank, probably starter?
Replies: 13
Views: 269

Re: Won't crank, probably starter?

The relay is in the junction block under the hood.


No. The relay is on the upper side of the fuse panel inside the car. You get to it by pulling out the round vent to the left of the steering wheel.
by vibrologist
Thu Sep 27, 2018 6:52 am
Forum: Audio, Electronics, Electrical
Topic: Won't crank, probably starter?
Replies: 13
Views: 269

Re: Won't crank, probably starter?

how to I check voltage 'signal'? At the solenoid you have the big lead from the battery coming in. Just below that is the small lead from that brings the signal. Take that one off. You have to push in the clip from below to get it off. Attach your positive probe to the clip and the negative to the ...
by vibrologist
Wed Sep 26, 2018 6:38 pm
Forum: Maintenance Bay
Topic: no crank no start issue
Replies: 5
Views: 115

Re: no crank no start issue

Thanks guys!
When it happened again I couldn't perform Jolt's procedure. I used a hammer to tap on the solenoid. After that it started. I got a new starter and put it in in about 40 minutes. Easy job. All is fine now!
by vibrologist
Wed Sep 26, 2018 6:30 pm
Forum: Audio, Electronics, Electrical
Topic: Won't crank, probably starter?
Replies: 13
Views: 269

Re: Won't crank, probably starter?

This is what jolt told me to do I my case: [quote] 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 th...
by vibrologist
Mon Sep 24, 2018 5:25 pm
Forum: Maintenance Bay
Topic: no crank no start issue
Replies: 5
Views: 115

Re: no crank no start issue

Thanks, Jbenrod. I don't think the symptoms match up with this bulletin. It says :"This may be caused by insufficient fuel pressure after the vehicle has been parked for a period of time." I read this as "extended period of time". My case is a short period of time and most likely...
by vibrologist
Mon Sep 24, 2018 12:45 pm
Forum: Maintenance Bay
Topic: no crank no start issue
Replies: 5
Views: 115

no crank no start issue

Hi fellow Vibers! My '05 Base is having an issue. When cold it cranks and starts without any hesitation. When I turn it off and want to start again it doesn't even click. Battery is good. I just have to wait until it has cooled off again, like 1 or 2 hours. After restarting yesterday it threw a P034...
by vibrologist
Sun Sep 23, 2018 7:56 am
Forum: Tech Info & Do-It-Yourself Info
Topic: Oil Sludge in Filler Neck
Replies: 17
Views: 339

Re: Oil Sludge in Filler Neck

For now, I am going to just run with the anti-sludge oil. Not sure if it helps at removing existing sludge... probably not. I would love to clear out the sludge mechanically, but I don't want to cause any other ill effect in doing that



Exactly!
by vibrologist
Sat Sep 22, 2018 6:04 am
Forum: Tech Info & Do-It-Yourself Info
Topic: Oil Sludge in Filler Neck
Replies: 17
Views: 339

Re: Oil Sludge in Filler Neck

I think we need to define what we mean with sludge. The soft milky stuff under the filler cap is not sludge. That is an oil/water emulsion.
Real sludge is hard crusty black oil residue that sticks to the internal parts of the engine. Anti sludge oil supposed to deal with that.

So, what do you have?
by vibrologist
Fri Sep 21, 2018 7:42 pm
Forum: Tech Info & Do-It-Yourself Info
Topic: Oil Sludge in Filler Neck
Replies: 17
Views: 339

Re: Oil Sludge in Filler Neck

Maybe you have to do nothing at all. It depends on what your driving routine looks like. If every time you turn the key you will at least do 10 miles or more you are likely to provide enough time to evaporate the water that managed to get into the crank case. If your routine involves very short trip...
by vibrologist
Fri Sep 21, 2018 10:34 am
Forum: The Vibe Lounge
Topic: new to the forum
Replies: 7
Views: 177

Re: new to the forum

If the engine has a heat shield and the exhaust header up front it is a 2.4 l engine.
If the engine has a plastic intake manifold up front it is the 1.8 L engine.

Also the 8th character of the VIN is for the engine. You can use VIN decoder (Google it) to find out.
by vibrologist
Fri Sep 21, 2018 9:20 am
Forum: The Vibe Lounge
Topic: new to the forum
Replies: 7
Views: 177

Re: new to the forum

Welcome to GenVibe! I cannot answer all your questions but I am sure your '09 AWD has the 2,4 L engine. http://forums.genvibe.com/phpBB3/viewtopic.php?f=11&t=40003#p474445 The roof rack will switch over , no problem. It is certainly possible to add power locks and power windows. But I don't know...
by vibrologist
Fri Sep 14, 2018 12:27 pm
Forum: Exterior
Topic: Does 2005 Have a Liner in Rear Wheel Wells?
Replies: 4
Views: 156

Re: Does 2005 Have a Liner in Rear Wheel Wells?

My '05 is exactly how joatmon described his '03.
by vibrologist
Thu Sep 13, 2018 7:47 pm
Forum: The Vibe Lounge
Topic: New to Pontiac Vibe
Replies: 6
Views: 231

Re: New to Pontiac Vibe

Welcome, bobo993!
I am glad you found this forum! If your Vibe received the basic maintenance you should be good for many more kilometers!
by vibrologist
Fri Aug 31, 2018 6:09 am
Forum: Problems & Warranty Issues
Topic: Car stalls way more than it should
Replies: 4
Views: 192

Re: Car stalls way more than it should

If you forgot to connect this hose the car will run like crap. Ask me how I know.

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by vibrologist
Thu Aug 30, 2018 11:53 am
Forum: Problems & Warranty Issues
Topic: Car stalls way more than it should
Replies: 4
Views: 192

Re: Car stalls way more than it should

In general it is a good idea to trace back for anything that may have been disconnected or disturbed during the recent work.

Beyond that give us a little more to go by.
How many miles?
How old are the spark plugs?
Any fluid leaks? (Valve cover gasket maybe?)
by vibrologist
Thu Aug 30, 2018 6:49 am
Forum: The Vibe Lounge
Topic: Is a 2009 Vibe with 150,000 Miles on It Used Up?
Replies: 14
Views: 506

Re: Is a 2009 Vibe with 150,000 Miles on It Used Up?

KC27:
congrats to your new to you Vibe! Looks really nice!

You may book mark this thread: viewtopic.php?f=20&t=44875

And in there you find: viewtopic.php?f=28&t=44681#p507900

I may have to do this again myself! :roll:
by vibrologist
Wed Aug 29, 2018 12:24 pm
Forum: The Vibe Lounge
Topic: Is a 2009 Vibe with 150,000 Miles on It Used Up?
Replies: 14
Views: 506

Re: Is a 2009 Vibe with 150,000 Miles on It Used Up?

I heard recently that the '09s had an oil burning issue, as another Toyota I had did. As long as you kept the level okay, it would keep running fine. You can't ignore it between changes. I believe this is true for the 2.4L engine. KC27 is looking at a 1.8L version. KC: in either case have the car i...

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