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by gtv237
Sun Jun 04, 2017 5:17 am
Forum: Engine & Transmission
Topic: On going hard (hot start) & idle issues - done some things but what's next?
Replies: 21
Views: 1369

Re: On going hard (hot start) & idle issues - done some things but what's next?

P0117 is likely causing this problem. It is for a malfunction with the engine coolant temperature sensor. Its caused by an electrical malfunction and not a cooling system issue. If the engine does not heat up or cycle properly due to a cooling system problem it will throw p0128 not p0117. Normally w...
by gtv237
Wed May 31, 2017 7:56 am
Forum: Engine & Transmission
Topic: On going hard (hot start) & idle issues - done some things but what's next?
Replies: 21
Views: 1369

Re: On going hard (hot start) & idle issues - done some things but what's next?

Running issues with extended crank means it is running rich. Could be a problem with the ignition system, leaking fuel injectors or incorrect sensor reading.
by gtv237
Thu Mar 30, 2017 6:18 am
Forum: Engine & Transmission
Topic: Check Engine Light cannot be read by Scanner?
Replies: 5
Views: 610

Re: Check Engine Light cannot be read by Scanner?

Probably the cigarette lighter/aux power fuse.
by gtv237
Thu Mar 23, 2017 8:12 pm
Forum: The Vibe Lounge
Topic: Looking at high mileage GT
Replies: 0
Views: 512

Looking at high mileage GT

Hello all, I love my 09 base so much that I am looking to buy another. The vehicle I'm looking at is a 165k(still a baby, I know) 2009 GT decked out with premium audio and a sunroof. Two things I've wished for ever since I purchased my vibe 3 years ago. So obviously my main concern is oil consumptio...
by gtv237
Thu Feb 02, 2017 8:59 am
Forum: The Vibe Lounge
Topic: Cigarettes wiring
Replies: 4
Views: 491

Re: Cigarettes wiring

I don't think vibes had cigarette lighters? Either way the outlet is a 12v outlet. Capable of roughly 120 watts/10 amps.
by gtv237
Thu Jan 26, 2017 7:19 am
Forum: Problems & Warranty Issues
Topic: Electronic Traction control issue?
Replies: 6
Views: 580

Re: Electronic Traction control issue?

If you get the steering shaft one spline off from where it was or replace the shaft with a different one, that will mess up the sensor. As you turn the steering wheel the outer wheel has the spin faster to keep up. If the sensor is telling it that you have the steering wheel cranked, but you are go...
by gtv237
Sun Jan 01, 2017 6:34 am
Forum: Tech Info & Do-It-Yourself Info
Topic: 2009 AWD question....
Replies: 6
Views: 1178

Re: 2009 AWD question....

Maybe it can electronically lock in certain conditions. You have to remember a viscous coupler still slips. It's incapable of supplying full torque to the rear wheels. Maybe this electronic locking system fully locks the coupler in certain conditions?
by gtv237
Wed Dec 28, 2016 7:46 pm
Forum: The Vibe Lounge
Topic: 2009+ Vibe Oil Consumption?
Replies: 18
Views: 1629

Re: 2009+ Vibe Oil Consumption?

The 2.4's are really bad about it. 1.8's don't seem to consume as much but they do eventually. Seems like when they start it's only down hill from there. Mine didn't consume at all until I switched to 0w20 full synthetic. Now I loose a quart every 5000 miles. I may go back to 5w20 conventional and s...
by gtv237
Sun Dec 25, 2016 10:40 am
Forum: Maintenance Bay
Topic: Belt tensioner questions
Replies: 5
Views: 859

Re: Belt tensioner questions

No you don't have a belt tensioner. You adjust the alternators position to adjust belt tension. I would take water from a hose or spray bottle and spray it on the belt. If the squealing goes away then there is a pulley alignment issue, likely a loose idler or water pump bearing. If the squealing get...
by gtv237
Sat Dec 24, 2016 4:28 pm
Forum: The Vibe Lounge
Topic: Fastest you've gone?
Replies: 20
Views: 1879

Re: Fastest you've gone?

Around 100mph in the vibe. It was still pretty smooth. Probably would have run out of gear around 120. My G8 is governed around 135. It felt like it could go faster but it is limited.
by gtv237
Sat Nov 26, 2016 3:16 pm
Forum: Exterior
Topic: Towing question
Replies: 8
Views: 3052

Re: Towing question

Thank you for your input everyone! I didn't realize that the trailer itself weighed so much. It's all steel, and my dad said it is about 1000 lbs., so...yup....hauling rocks and wood might not be a good plan, because I definitely don't want to mess up the tranny! Thanks for the links BenWA. I think...
by gtv237
Fri Nov 25, 2016 7:22 pm
Forum: Exterior
Topic: Towing question
Replies: 8
Views: 3052

Re: Towing question

Speaking from experience.. You can tow a lot more than the rating. When I moved to Colorado it pulled around 3000lbs in an enclosed trailer 1100 miles for 16 hours. And since then it's pulled closer to 4000lbs of concrete and wood around town.
by gtv237
Thu Nov 17, 2016 8:58 am
Forum: Maintenance Bay
Topic: 2ZR-FE Water Pump
Replies: 1
Views: 1781

2ZR-FE Water Pump

I made the mistake of replacing mine as preventative maintenance. Since then I've had nothing but problems. The first few times the seal started to leak. I replaced it with one from Toyota and it hasn't leaked since but now the bearing went out on the pump. This thing is less than a year old with ro...
by gtv237
Thu Nov 17, 2016 8:52 am
Forum: Problems & Warranty Issues
Topic: 2zr-fe head bolts
Replies: 4
Views: 1157

Re: 2zr-fe head bolts

You shouldn't reuse head bolts because they are torque-to-yield. I would try the Toyota dealership. Just give them the same model year but for a corolla. If they insist on having a vin go on eBay and get one :)
by gtv237
Wed Nov 16, 2016 8:21 am
Forum: Tech Info & Do-It-Yourself Info
Topic: How To Replace your clockspring
Replies: 8
Views: 4571

Re: How To Replace your clockspring

tpollauf wrote:Awesome report! Very clearly described and detailed. May never apply to me as I own a 2nd Gen Vibe .... BUT one never knows :o Another reason this site is second to none ;)



My clock spring just went out. Luckily it is a recall on 09+ so the dealer will fix it for free.
by gtv237
Tue Oct 18, 2016 8:15 am
Forum: Problems & Warranty Issues
Topic: BRAKE ROTORS ODD WEAR since the beginning
Replies: 8
Views: 957

Re: BRAKE ROTORS ODD WEAR since the beginning

Do the pads move freely inside the bracket or do you have to beat them in?
by gtv237
Wed Sep 28, 2016 7:46 am
Forum: Maintenance Bay
Topic: Bolt gurus (pics fixed, hopefully)
Replies: 6
Views: 599

Re: Bolt gurus

jayoldschool wrote:Can't see pics. It will be metric, grade 8...


There aren't grade 8 metric bolts. There's class 8.8 and 10.9. Class 10.9 is closer to SAE grade 8.

As far as thread size and pitch it is probably M8 x 1.5
by gtv237
Tue Sep 20, 2016 11:43 am
Forum: Problems & Warranty Issues
Topic: Loses power when going up hills...
Replies: 6
Views: 689

Re: Loses power when going up hills...

So embarrassing.... Air filter changed and wow it runs without a hitch. Thanks for the help! Now, if you'll excuse me I have to go find my "Man Card" so I can turn it in... :roll: Wow I would like to see that old air filter. I've never seen one so bad that it causes drivability problems.
by gtv237
Tue Sep 20, 2016 11:41 am
Forum: Engine & Transmission
Topic: 2007 Vibe 1.8L 5 Speed Trans Issue
Replies: 7
Views: 929

Re: 2007 Vibe 1.8L 5 Speed Trans Issue

thebarber wrote:i dont think the 2014 corolla 6 speed will fit

but i have a c60 from my 03 GT for $400CAD


My mistake, I thought the title said 2009. I'm not sure if the 2014 corolla transmission will work in gen 1.
by gtv237
Sun Sep 18, 2016 9:40 am
Forum: Engine & Transmission
Topic: 2009 c59 to c60 swap?
Replies: 5
Views: 1278

Re: 2009 c59 to c60 swap?

I looked into this before. The highest gear ratio ends up being exactly the same. So you don't gain an overdrive. You just shift more. Get the 6 speed from a 2014 Corolla. That transmission will drop the RPMs a bit on the highway. It's also a direct bolt in.
by gtv237
Thu Sep 08, 2016 12:23 pm
Forum: For Sale/Wanted
Topic: W T B: Anything aftermarket
Replies: 9
Views: 951

Re: W T B: Anything aftermarket

beemerphile1 wrote:It might help if you let people know what vehicle you own.


You think?
by gtv237
Thu Sep 01, 2016 9:52 pm
Forum: The Vibe Lounge
Topic: Oil changes? What kind of oil?
Replies: 6
Views: 889

Re: Oil changes? What kind of oil?

I used to use conventional every 5000 miles but I drive and travel a lot so I switched to synthetic and now I go 10,000 miles.
by gtv237
Sun Aug 28, 2016 11:35 am
Forum: The Vibe Lounge
Topic: Will it fit?
Replies: 4
Views: 607

Re: Will it fit?

That's what she said
by gtv237
Sun Aug 21, 2016 7:08 am
Forum: Problems & Warranty Issues
Topic: 2009 Vibe automatic door locks no longer working ...
Replies: 13
Views: 1387

Re: 2009 Vibe automatic door locks no longer working ...

Thats a tough one. My Vibe never locks its own doors but it is a stick shift. A lot of cars lock the door once the car starts moving or gains a little speed. Is everything else working on the car? No check engine light? You may want to code scan the BCM to see if there are any faults. I've always wa...
by gtv237
Thu Aug 11, 2016 2:11 pm
Forum: Problems & Warranty Issues
Topic: Oh no !!! Vibe cranks but not starting !!! ( Problem fixed )
Replies: 20
Views: 1598

Re: Oh no !!! Vibe cranks but not starting !!!

But a fuel pump will prime with ignition. You can always check fuel pressure to verify.
by gtv237
Thu Aug 11, 2016 10:31 am
Forum: Problems & Warranty Issues
Topic: Oh no !!! Vibe cranks but not starting !!! ( Problem fixed )
Replies: 20
Views: 1598

Re: Oh no !!! Vibe cranks but not starting !!!

Fuel pumps hardly ever just go out completely. They just tend to get flat spots on the internal winding. You can try smacking the tank a few times while its cranking to try and jump start it. I had a car once that if you sat in the trunk and banged on the floor it would run forever but just idling i...
by gtv237
Sun Aug 07, 2016 5:14 am
Forum: Engine & Transmission
Topic: Flex plate? Flywheel?
Replies: 15
Views: 938

Re: Flex plate? Flywheel?

Update: here is the video https://youtu.be/L2SLTvscV5Y It sounds like damage to the flywheel or starter. It's definitely not a problem inside the engine. Thank you for the reply, the flex plate should be a little cheaper to repair than the whole engine. That being said I never thought of the starte...
by gtv237
Sat Aug 06, 2016 1:52 pm
Forum: Engine & Transmission
Topic: Flex plate? Flywheel?
Replies: 15
Views: 938

Re: Flex plate? Flywheel?

It's defiantly a knocking, usually 4-6 loud knocks while the engine is firing up and then the dissaper. Will try to post a video later of what I am talking about Update: here is the video https://youtu.be/L2SLTvscV5Y It sounds like damage to the flywheel or starter. It's definitely not a problem in...
by gtv237
Fri Aug 05, 2016 1:33 pm
Forum: Engine & Transmission
Topic: Flex plate? Flywheel?
Replies: 15
Views: 938

Re: Flex plate? Flywheel?

Definitely sounds internal if you are confident that that engine treatment affected the sound.

Secondly A cracked flex plate can be checked. There is no need to pull the transmission to check it.
by gtv237
Fri Aug 05, 2016 7:30 am
Forum: Engine & Transmission
Topic: Flex plate? Flywheel?
Replies: 15
Views: 938

Re: Flex plate? Flywheel?

I would just go back to the dodge dealer and have them process the warranty. You can ask them to show you the crack. It wouldn't be the worst idea to take a picture of it as proof.
by gtv237
Fri Aug 05, 2016 2:37 am
Forum: Engine & Transmission
Topic: Flex plate? Flywheel?
Replies: 15
Views: 938

Re: Flex plate? Flywheel?

To be clear a flex plate is thinner and allows a torque converter to me mounted to it. A flywheel has a thick friction surface similar to a brake rotor for the clutch disc to ride on.
by gtv237
Thu Aug 04, 2016 5:11 am
Forum: Engine & Transmission
Topic: Flex plate? Flywheel?
Replies: 15
Views: 938

Re: Flex plate? Flywheel?

Automatics have flex plates, manuals have flywheels. Every time, the manufacturer doesn't matter.
by gtv237
Fri Jul 29, 2016 4:51 pm
Forum: The Vibe Lounge
Topic: Hissing noise underneath the rear bumper
Replies: 4
Views: 708

Re: Hissing noise underneath the rear bumper

Totally normal. It's the EVAP system testing itself.
by gtv237
Mon Jul 25, 2016 11:44 am
Forum: Maintenance Bay
Topic: A/C System Diagnosis and Repair Help
Replies: 10
Views: 1272

Re: A/C System Diagnosis and Repair Help

Way too high on the low side. High low side pressure is usually due to an overcharge. Overcharging also wrecks compressors so that would explain the low high side readings.
by gtv237
Fri Jul 22, 2016 2:33 pm
Forum: Problems & Warranty Issues
Topic: '04 Vibe GT 6 speed clutch
Replies: 13
Views: 809

Re: '04 Vibe GT 6 speed clutch

It has a single mass flywheel. You could probably get away with resurfacing if this is the first time the clutch has been replaced. You could get a new one for penny's more but it's not going to be of the same quality as OEM. I didn't want to fork over the money for OEM so I just resurfaced mine. As...
by gtv237
Wed Jul 20, 2016 5:23 am
Forum: Problems & Warranty Issues
Topic: '04 Vibe GT 6 speed clutch
Replies: 13
Views: 809

Re: '04 Vibe GT 6 speed clutch

Hey nice video! So that is normal travel of the clutch fork? I'll check that today and see if I'm getting the correct travel. If that is operating correctly, how do I know if the clutch is just shot? If you have proper travel you will have to pull the trans to see what's going on. Like treesleavede...
by gtv237
Wed Jul 20, 2016 4:59 am
Forum: Problems & Warranty Issues
Topic: 2010 VIBE STARTUP NOISE
Replies: 2
Views: 458

Re: 2010 VIBE STARTUP NOISE

The bendix gear inside your starter is beginning to fail. It may continue to make this noise for many months to come. It normally afflicts those of us in cold climates and is most noticeable during the winter months. I'd say you will be needing a starter in the future. They are neither expensive no...
by gtv237
Tue Jul 19, 2016 5:18 am
Forum: Problems & Warranty Issues
Topic: '04 Vibe GT 6 speed clutch
Replies: 13
Views: 809

Re: '04 Vibe GT 6 speed clutch

In that case, how do I troubleshoot to narrow down if it's an issue with pedal hydraulics? I'm not seeing any leaking fluids under the vehicle. The hydraulics are very simple. When you push the clutch pedal in you are pushing the master cylinder piston in, which reduces the internal volume, pushing...
by gtv237
Mon Jul 18, 2016 1:59 pm
Forum: Problems & Warranty Issues
Topic: '04 Vibe GT 6 speed clutch
Replies: 13
Views: 809

Re: '04 Vibe GT 6 speed clutch

I agree with circuit smith. It sounds more like an issue with the pedal hydraulics than the clutch itself.
by gtv237
Wed Jul 13, 2016 5:37 pm
Forum: The Vibe Lounge
Topic: Totaled Vibe - head-on
Replies: 15
Views: 1578

Re: Totaled Vibe - head-on

Another life saved by a Takata air bag.
by gtv237
Tue Jul 12, 2016 10:00 am
Forum: Exterior
Topic: mystery part front lower bumper cover
Replies: 3
Views: 570

Re: mystery part front lower bumper cover

It's just a grille. More for aesthetics than anything. Your best bet on finding one would the at the dealer or from a salvage yard.
by gtv237
Mon Jul 04, 2016 4:11 pm
Forum: Wheels & Tires
Topic: Where can i find cool steel wheels like this?
Replies: 4
Views: 2536

Re: Where can i find cool steel wheels like this?

vibenvy wrote:
gtv237 wrote:I forget what pattern the 2.4's got.

2009-2010 2.4L Vibes are 5x114.3.


Then you could probably get away with using G6 steelies. I just don't know about the offset.
by gtv237
Sun Jul 03, 2016 6:29 am
Forum: Wheels & Tires
Topic: Where can i find cool steel wheels like this?
Replies: 4
Views: 2536

Re: Where can i find cool steel wheels like this?

A G6 is 5x115 I believe. Malibus and HHRs should be 5x110. My vibe is 5x100 :( I forget what pattern the 2.4's got.
by gtv237
Thu Jun 30, 2016 3:15 pm
Forum: Audio, Electronics, Electrical
Topic: Yellow cable behind glove box
Replies: 8
Views: 986

Re: Yellow cable behind glove box

Definitely an air bag wire. Did you take it in for the recall?
by gtv237
Wed Jun 29, 2016 5:20 am
Forum: Wheels & Tires
Topic: Taller tires on Vibe
Replies: 9
Views: 1589

Re: Taller tires on Vibe

I went with 205 60 16s, they look good, ride great, and the speedo is actually right on accurate now, verified by GPS. Used low rolling resistance Continentals, the mileage is great. Great idea! That would correct my speedo (-3) also! To be clear if you get a taller tire your speedo will read slowe...
by gtv237
Tue Jun 28, 2016 7:34 am
Forum: Problems & Warranty Issues
Topic: A/C stopped working, what to check, who to take it to
Replies: 3
Views: 692

Re: A/C stopped working, what to check, who to take it to

First step would be to see if the A/C is activating. The radiator fan should come on when the A/C is commanded on from the driver. The compressor should also activate and start spinning. Sometimes it spins continuously and sometimes it cycles on and off every few seconds depending on pressure levels...
by gtv237
Tue Jun 28, 2016 7:23 am
Forum: Wheels & Tires
Topic: Taller tires on Vibe
Replies: 9
Views: 1589

Re: Taller tires on Vibe

You would loose some fuel economy due to rotating mass, less wheel travel before bottoming out and possible clearance issues. Although it would raise the vehicle up slightly which could be useful depending on where you drive. You're speedo will also read slower than you're actually going. Mine reads...
by gtv237
Sat Jun 18, 2016 6:55 am
Forum: Handling, Suspension, & Brakes
Topic: how much play is OK in CV Joints
Replies: 5
Views: 1891

Re: how much play is OK in CV Joints

Are you talking in-and-out play or up-and-down? Some cars will have a little in-and-out play, It all depends on how tight the shaft splines are in the outer joint and the placement of the snap ring. Up-and-down play could be a problem. If either joint moves you could have a loose output shaft bearin...
by gtv237
Fri Jun 17, 2016 9:37 pm
Forum: Engine & Transmission
Topic: Cold Start 'Death Rattle" Advice
Replies: 20
Views: 5003

Re: Cold Start 'Death Rattle" Advice

READ ME It is the timing controller on the intake side. Just about every 1.8l 2ZR-FE has this problem. It is commonly misdiagnosed as a starter or dry start. Depending on the angle the cam stops at and how long it sits the oil may drain out of the controller and will rattle until oil pressure reache...

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