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by vibrologist
Mon Oct 15, 2018 4:15 am
Forum: Engine & Transmission
Topic: Misfires on all but one cylinder
Replies: 8
Views: 116

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: 8
Views: 116

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: 74

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: 74

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: 679

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: 114

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: 74

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: 65

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: 74

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: 145

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: 145

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: 71

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: 145

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: 71

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: 71

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: 168

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: 168

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: 168

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: 82

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: 82

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: 105

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: 141

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: 120

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: 120

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: 344

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: 344

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...
by vibrologist
Mon Aug 20, 2018 6:42 am
Forum: Engine & Transmission
Topic: Desperate help needed for overheating issue!
Replies: 7
Views: 188

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: 26
Views: 1628

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: 10
Views: 293

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: 114

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: 87894

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: 7
Views: 291

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: 202

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: 142

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: 230

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: 152

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: 155

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: 152

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: 155

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: 233

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: 148

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: 641

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: 284

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: 189

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: 13350

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: 641

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: 240

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: 225

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: 209

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: 641

Re: P0171 turning into a witch hunt 07Vibe

I am hoping for an update.

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