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by Gohan77
Wed Nov 18, 2015 9:36 am
Forum: Problems & Warranty Issues
Topic: 2009 AWD Torque Converter rattle?
Replies: 0
Views: 3687

2009 AWD Torque Converter rattle?

I have posted before about a rattling noise i hear around 1500-2000 rpm while cruising and how it doesnt seem to know what gear it wants to be in around 40-50 MPH.. I took it to a shop and they were unable to pinpoint the issue but said it could be the torque converter vibrating and rattling somethi...
by Gohan77
Wed Aug 19, 2015 8:22 am
Forum: Problems & Warranty Issues
Topic: Interior cabin noise is loud!
Replies: 9
Views: 814

Re: Interior cabin noise is loud!

circuitsmith wrote:Are you running tire pressure much above spec (32psi)?
That will increase noise.
How far down are the tires worn?
They let more road surface noise through as the tread gets thinner.
PSI is right at 32. the tires are fairly new still. atleast 75% tread.
by Gohan77
Tue Aug 18, 2015 4:39 pm
Forum: Problems & Warranty Issues
Topic: Interior cabin noise is loud!
Replies: 9
Views: 814

Re: Interior cabin noise is loud!

gtv237 wrote:As an automobile technician I drive every type of car out there and my vibe is on the quieter end on interior noise. Sounds like something may be wrong with yours.

How specific and helpful
by Gohan77
Thu Aug 13, 2015 2:31 pm
Forum: Problems & Warranty Issues
Topic: Interior cabin noise is loud!
Replies: 9
Views: 814

Interior cabin noise is loud!

I have a 2009 AWD Vibe (77,500 miles) and has been a great car. But Since I have owned it I have noticed a slight rattling noise at or around 2000 RPM, especially going up a hill. Almost like it doesn't know what gear it wants to be in. So in order for me to stop the noise I either have to slow down...
by Gohan77
Thu Aug 13, 2015 2:24 pm
Forum: Interior
Topic: Interior cabin noise is loud!
Replies: 5
Views: 1246

Interior cabin noise is loud!

I have a 2009 AWD Vibe and I love it. My main complaint is that the cabin noise is horrendous and I can hear everything the car does, especially going over certain types of roads. Are other people experiencing loud cabin noise?
by Gohan77
Thu Aug 13, 2015 2:22 pm
Forum: Maintenance Bay
Topic: 2009 Vibe AWD rattling at around 2000 RPM...
Replies: 3
Views: 628

Re: 2009 Vibe AWD rattling at around 2000 RPM...

I also had the rear exhaust heat shield removed so it cannot be that. The sound comes from the front of the vehicle.
by Gohan77
Thu Aug 13, 2015 2:21 pm
Forum: Maintenance Bay
Topic: 2009 Vibe AWD rattling at around 2000 RPM...
Replies: 3
Views: 628

2009 Vibe AWD rattling at around 2000 RPM...

I have a 2009 AWD Vibe (78,500 miles) and has been a great car. But Since I have owned it I have noticed a slight rattling noise at or around 2000 RPM, especially going up a hill. Almost like it doesn't know what gear it wants to be in. So in order for me to stop the noise I either have to slow down...
by Gohan77
Tue Jun 30, 2015 3:41 pm
Forum: Engine & Transmission
Topic: Best exhaust for a 2009 AWD Vibe
Replies: 4
Views: 604

Best exhaust for a 2009 AWD Vibe

open to all suggestions. I want a good sound and a nice looking exhaust tip. Preferably under 500 bucks . thanks
by Gohan77
Tue Jun 30, 2015 2:28 pm
Forum: Exterior
Topic: Pictures of a 2009 roof rack?
Replies: 26
Views: 6785

Re: Pictures of a 2009 roof rack?

Here's a GT with aftermarket racks if it makes your decision any easier.

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I see. Thank you. Maybe it wouldnt be so bad keeping them on? Im open to opinions haha
by Gohan77
Tue Jun 30, 2015 2:20 pm
Forum: US - Northeast
Topic: This site doesnt get much traffic huh?
Replies: 6
Views: 6637

This site doesnt get much traffic huh?

Just saw that the most recent thread is 2 years old.... Kinda sad :/
by Gohan77
Mon Jun 29, 2015 4:55 pm
Forum: Problems & Warranty Issues
Topic: 2009 Vibe AWD rattling at around 2000 RPM...
Replies: 3
Views: 354

Re: 2009 Vibe AWD rattling at around 2000 RPM...

I have given all the info i have. I am not a mechanic and cannot diagnose more complicated things based just on a noise at a certain rpm. It seems to happen on slightly lower rpm when i have another person in the car. Around 1500 to 1750 rpm. If that helps
by Gohan77
Mon Jun 29, 2015 11:28 am
Forum: Exterior
Topic: Pictures of a 2009 roof rack?
Replies: 26
Views: 6785

Re: Pictures of a 2009 roof rack?

So for someone who doesnt want their roof racks i just remove the bolts and take off the racks and then cover the holes with a plastic cover? Is it that simple? Or am i missing a step? Pretty much. If you don't want your racks I'll take them. :lol: Im still deciding whether or not to remove them......
by Gohan77
Mon Jun 29, 2015 6:33 am
Forum: Exterior
Topic: Pictures of a 2009 roof rack?
Replies: 26
Views: 6785

Re: Pictures of a 2009 roof rack?

So for someone who doesnt want their roof racks i just remove the bolts and take off the racks and then cover the holes with a plastic cover? Is it that simple? Or am i missing a step?
by Gohan77
Sun Jun 28, 2015 5:58 pm
Forum: GenVibe Garage
Topic: Gohan77's 2009 AWD
Replies: 11
Views: 997

Re: Gohan77's 2009 AWD

Thank you! I do want to remove them but idk how or want to make it an ordeal. As for mods, i do want to but i want to keep it tasteful. I want tint for my windows and perhaps a cat back exhaust just to give it a bit more growl. The one issue i do have with this car is the power. I feel for such a l...
by Gohan77
Sun Jun 28, 2015 3:29 am
Forum: GenVibe Garage
Topic: Gohan77's 2009 AWD
Replies: 11
Views: 997

Re: Gohan77's 2009 AWD

Personally mine is the only AWD vibe ive ever seen. Plus ive never heard of one having the monsoon sound package as well
by Gohan77
Sun Jun 28, 2015 3:24 am
Forum: GenVibe Garage
Topic: Gohan77's 2009 AWD
Replies: 11
Views: 997

Re: Gohan77's 2009 AWD

What makes mine rare? Also I'm considering losing the roof racks... What do you guys think? It all depends where you are located as far as the "rare" term goes. Update your profile for us so we know your demographics! Here along the Ohio/Michigan border I think I've seen ONE 2009/10 AWD in my trave...
by Gohan77
Sun Jun 28, 2015 3:19 am
Forum: GenVibe Garage
Topic: Gohan77's 2009 AWD
Replies: 11
Views: 997

Re: Gohan77's 2009 AWD

Welcome to GenVibe! That's a mighty nice looking 2nd gen AWD you've got there ;)! I would say lose the roof racks. If you think you may use them someday, than I'd recommend switching them out for Matrix roof racks which look a lot better IMO (there's a couple posts on here about 2nd gen owners putt...
by Gohan77
Sun Jun 28, 2015 12:42 am
Forum: Problems & Warranty Issues
Topic: 2009 Vibe AWD rattling at around 2000 RPM...
Replies: 3
Views: 354

Re: 2009 Vibe AWD rattling at around 2000 RPM...

Engine rpm sensitive rattling noise from car and I think of exhaust shields. Check your exhaust system and the heat shields under your car. You can try to bend the heat shields and see if that will stiffen them up and keep them from vibrating. Your not giving much info here so that is what comes to...
by Gohan77
Sat Jun 27, 2015 6:03 pm
Forum: GenVibe Garage
Topic: Gohan77's 2009 AWD
Replies: 11
Views: 997

Re: Gohan77's 2009 AWD

Welcome to GenVibe .... even though it took you 6 months to post after joining :o Very nice RARE AWD 2009 Vibe you got there! Yours has the proper chrome 17" wheels and factory roof rack for that year. A sunroof to boot! It sounds like you're really enjoying this ride and to no surprise I've yet to...
by Gohan77
Sat Jun 27, 2015 3:32 pm
Forum: GenVibe Garage
Topic: Gohan77's 2009 AWD
Replies: 11
Views: 997

Gohan77's 2009 AWD

Hey guys, I've had the car since the end of November and couldn't be happier. I've had my share of fast cars and I wanted something AWD and practical. Perfect car. I have the AWD version, sunroof, fog lights, and sound system package :) very slick little car. For some reason it won't let me add phot...
by Gohan77
Sat Jun 27, 2015 3:12 pm
Forum: Problems & Warranty Issues
Topic: 2009 Vibe AWD rattling at around 2000 RPM...
Replies: 3
Views: 354

2009 Vibe AWD rattling at around 2000 RPM...

I have a 2009 AWD Vibe (77,500 miles) and has been a great car. But Since I have owned it I have noticed a slight rattling noise at or around 2000 RPM, especially going up a hill. Almost like it doesn't know what gear it wants to be in. So in order for me to stop the noise I either have to slow down...