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by KingKrab65
Tue Sep 11, 2018 4:53 am
Forum: The Vibe Lounge
Topic: Used Car Fun - New To Me Vibe Fills With Water
Replies: 7
Views: 318

Re: Used Car Fun - New To Me Vibe Fills With Water

[quote="kc27"]I bought a 2005 Vibe Base 1.8 last week with 110,000 miles. Drove it in the rain yesterday, and discovered both the left and right inner rear quarter panels, just below the two side storage compartments in the rear hatch area, were filled with water. Tested with a garden hose...
by KingKrab65
Tue Aug 07, 2018 3:56 am
Forum: The Vibe Lounge
Topic: Vibe Fastener package
Replies: 3
Views: 198

Vibe Fastener package

I am not sure if this is a good deal or not for fasteners for the Vibe. It is getting harder to find quality fasteners at the junkyard now especially for the first gen. What does everyone think? https://www.ebay.com/itm/350Pcs-Plastic-Car-Body-Push-Pin-Rivet-Fasteners-Trim-Moulding-Clip-Screwdriver/...
by KingKrab65
Mon Aug 06, 2018 7:28 am
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?

Well it finally happened. First the rust on the exhaust started on the pipe behind the muffler, causing it to be a little louder. Then the rust started to make a whole after the resonator, making the car even louder. Now it finally severed after the resonator completely. It's a shame the only exhau...
by KingKrab65
Thu Jul 12, 2018 4:28 am
Forum: Maintenance Bay
Topic: '06 Vibe, which fluids?
Replies: 17
Views: 767

Re: '06 Vibe, which fluids?

ok so swapping to synthetic is no harder than just using it instead. now a bit of looking around to see which might be better to use, thanks! Over on the Toyota Nation site, they have this extensive maintenance sticky. I have used it often. https://www.toyotanation.com/forum/132-corolla-9th-gen-1st...
by KingKrab65
Tue May 29, 2018 4:15 am
Forum: The Vibe Lounge
Topic: Road trip
Replies: 14
Views: 544

Re: Road trip

No problem. I've done 2600 miles trips several times. Keep a cooler with ice and your favorite beverage on the passenger seat. X2 ;) Three trips to Florida & back over the past six years. Loved every minute of it. The Sirius radio is a MUST when traveling very long distances and really made the...
by KingKrab65
Mon May 21, 2018 5:44 am
Forum: The Vibe Lounge
Topic: Cool article on the Vibe
Replies: 7
Views: 395

Re: Cool article on the Vibe

Whoooaaa... There I am standing next to Nick !!! This was the Kentucky meet last summer. Nice article. You just never know where your mugshot will end up these days :o I read that article on Saturday and had a smile all day long. I have had my Vibe for over two years now and am still happy with the...
by KingKrab65
Mon May 14, 2018 4:53 am
Forum: The Vibe Lounge
Topic: Mark's Stealth: We Can Rebuild!
Replies: 64
Views: 3494

Re: Mark's Stealth: We Can Rebuild!

tpollauf wrote:Stealth all done !!! :P

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Looking good.
by KingKrab65
Thu May 10, 2018 6:58 am
Forum: The Vibe Lounge
Topic: Mark's Stealth: We Can Rebuild!
Replies: 64
Views: 3494

Re: Mark's Stealth: We Can Rebuild!

He worked on the car over the weekend and sent a pic Monday evening. When we got the parts we used a sawzall to cut the radiator brace and down through the frame, just in front of the airbag actuators. Monday he had the front of my car cut back and matched up to the new part, and all of the parts i...
by KingKrab65
Tue Apr 24, 2018 3:48 am
Forum: Wheels & Tires
Topic: lug nuts
Replies: 4
Views: 491

Re: lug nuts

Jacked lugnut. Time for new ones. One learns new things every day. Thanks for the replies Wished I had seen this before yesterday. Had the same issue with a flat and the lug wrench in the wheel well not fitting the lug nuts. Walked to work and back in the rain to get a t-lug wrench only to find tha...
by KingKrab65
Thu Apr 19, 2018 6:05 am
Forum: The Vibe Lounge
Topic: The vibe still exists in Japan :(
Replies: 6
Views: 400

Re: The vibe still exists in Japan :(

I just learned of the Toyota Corolla Fielder. Why did they get this sportier vibe/matrix and we get stuck with a scion half-hatchback https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EWko6dLEz1c Thoughts? I would buy it. I like that there is a Hybrid and also a 4wd versions available. Some of the other pictures I f...
by KingKrab65
Thu Apr 12, 2018 12:33 pm
Forum: The Vibe Lounge
Topic: 06 Vibe Base 185.5k: new owner, what maintenance should I do?
Replies: 14
Views: 559

Re: 06 Vibe Base 185.5k: new owner, what maintenance should I do?

Check the spark plugs and ignition coils, unless your mechanic did that in the inspection. AT or MT? Change fluid, since you most likely don't know its age. Flush brake fluid if it's darker than honey. Clean the MAF sensor. Change PCV valve. Have a trustworthy alignment shop evaluate the struts, sh...
by KingKrab65
Tue Apr 10, 2018 3:54 am
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?

Changed the wiper blades, front and back. Washed and waxed the Vibe too.
by KingKrab65
Tue Mar 27, 2018 4:12 am
Forum: The Vibe Lounge
Topic: New 03 Vibe GT owner with questions
Replies: 71
Views: 7554

Re: New 03 Vibe GT owner with questions

I like the looks of too. I don't like the pseudo hatch area though. There is more room in the Vibe's spare tire pit than there is in my wife's Juke's rear hatch area.
by KingKrab65
Mon Jan 29, 2018 6:30 am
Forum: Problems & Warranty Issues
Topic: 09 Vibe "wallowing" in wind on highway?
Replies: 4
Views: 374

Re: 09 Vibe "wallowing" in wind on highway?

And check that the tires are properly inflated. The air pressure in the tires can go down when it gets cold.
by KingKrab65
Mon Jan 22, 2018 7:03 am
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?

Went to LKQ yard yesterday and found a 2004 Vibe that looked pretty new. I pulled up the hard shell spare tire cover. There I found the screws that go in the slots on the hard shell cover, still in the sealed bag. I also got both cargo nets, which also look new. Plus, I was finally able to get the t...
by KingKrab65
Mon Jan 22, 2018 6:43 am
Forum: The Vibe Lounge
Topic: Genvibe Learner's Permit
Replies: 6
Views: 425

Re: Genvibe Learner's Permit

:lol: It's so sad that the forum is pretty quiet these days :(. Maybe we need to manufacture something juicy to get folks up in arms about, just to stir the pot ;) What do you mean by that? You trying to start something? :D I found this forum when I was thinking of getting a Vibe. It had lots of in...
by KingKrab65
Tue Jan 09, 2018 8:15 am
Forum: The Vibe Lounge
Topic: Genvibe Learner's Permit
Replies: 6
Views: 425

Re: Genvibe Learner's Permit

Wait until our parents go away for the weekend then have a monster blow out!
by KingKrab65
Fri Dec 29, 2017 9:23 am
Forum: US - Southeast
Topic: Charlotte Area
Replies: 2
Views: 714

Re: Charlotte Area

That's cool.

I have been off of the forum for a few months dealing with some family health issues. That has mostly settled down so I look forward to seeing your Vibe on your next visit up here in Charlotte.

Have a Happy and Safe New Year!
by KingKrab65
Fri Dec 29, 2017 9:12 am
Forum: The Others
Topic: Misanthrope's Toys
Replies: 1
Views: 265

Re: Misanthrope's Toys

Those are some nice toys. Thanks for sharing!
by KingKrab65
Mon Nov 13, 2017 12:18 pm
Forum: The Vibe Lounge
Topic: Cold Morning Starting
Replies: 17
Views: 799

Re: Cold Morning Starting

jayoldschool wrote:Get back to me when it won't start at -35C. Mine never had a problem up here...


The 30 degree weather is cold here. This is why I work with eight people from Cleveland, six people from Rochester, and three from Minneapolis. :D
by KingKrab65
Mon Nov 13, 2017 12:16 pm
Forum: The Vibe Lounge
Topic: Cold Morning Starting
Replies: 17
Views: 799

Re: Cold Morning Starting

Google "Open loop and Closed loop". Put it all back stock and it will be happy again. With the custom air flow, you have changed the whole air/fuel curve for the engine and will need a custom computer with adjustable software so you can tweak the air/fuel curve (fuel map) to your custom i...
by KingKrab65
Wed Nov 01, 2017 12:32 pm
Forum: The Vibe Lounge
Topic: Cold Morning Starting
Replies: 17
Views: 799

Re: Cold Morning Starting

I had the throttle body and intake manifold bored out. You didn't tell us anything about your mods in the first post, KingKrab65. Showing no pride at all ;) . I couldn't have a sleeper if I went around telling everyone what I did. :) I think I mentioned that I also had to replace the IAC on the bor...
by KingKrab65
Wed Nov 01, 2017 4:56 am
Forum: The Vibe Lounge
Topic: Cold Morning Starting
Replies: 17
Views: 799

Re: Cold Morning Starting

and added a CAI That could be the problem. I am not saying it is. If you still have the original snorkel put it in. Sometimes the airflow hits the MAF sensor different enough to fool the sensor. That's a thought. I had the throttle body and intake manifold bored out. I put the CAI at the same time ...
by KingKrab65
Tue Oct 31, 2017 4:52 am
Forum: Pontiac, GM SPO, & TRD Accessories
Topic: Master Parts Listing
Replies: 56
Views: 71994

Re: Master Parts Listing

Are any of the two part websites in the first post reputable? It seems gm parts direct has cheaper prices but horrid reviews online. I used to use GM Parts Direct and never had an issue receiving what I ordered, etc. Last year though, after getting a wrong part number from GM Parts Direct and being...
by KingKrab65
Tue Oct 31, 2017 4:45 am
Forum: The Vibe Lounge
Topic: Cold Morning Starting
Replies: 17
Views: 799

Re: Cold Morning Starting

Weak fuel pressure when starting, engine temp senor that is off in reading actual temp of engine, or a MAP sensor that is dirty or off in reading air flow to engine would be my guesses given the info you provided. There is no cold start fuel injector. Does the "Check Engine" light work? I...
by KingKrab65
Tue Oct 31, 2017 4:31 am
Forum: The Vibe Lounge
Topic: Cold Morning Starting
Replies: 17
Views: 799

Re: Cold Morning Starting

Could be fuel pressure. Could be a vacuum leak that hasn't thrown a code yet. Intake manifold gasket tends to go bad. It never hurts to clean contacts at the battery and also the ground connections wherever they are. I never heard of a cold start injector. Everything is figured out by the computer ...
by KingKrab65
Mon Oct 30, 2017 8:06 am
Forum: The Vibe Lounge
Topic: Cold Morning Starting
Replies: 17
Views: 799

Re: Cold Morning Starting

Does the 1.8L have a Cold Start Injector? I can't seem to find one past the 1990's for Toyota.
by KingKrab65
Mon Oct 30, 2017 4:50 am
Forum: The Vibe Lounge
Topic: Cold Morning Starting
Replies: 17
Views: 799

Cold Morning Starting

The temperatures here in the Carolinas have been falling the past several weeks. This will be the first winter I have owned my Vibe. Last week, one of the mornings temps was down about 35 degrees. My Vibe's engine turn over and tried to start but stalled. The motor kicked on liked someone had droppe...
by KingKrab65
Tue Oct 10, 2017 4:58 am
Forum: The Vibe Lounge
Topic: High Idle
Replies: 6
Views: 780

Re: High Idle

Update 10/10: I removed and sent the the Maxbore throttle body back. George inspected it and sent it back with a clean bill of health (he is great to deal with by the way). I ended up buying a new IAC, got new gaskets for the IAC and throttle body, and a new hose for the PCV. Assembled everything an...
by KingKrab65
Tue Sep 12, 2017 4:34 am
Forum: The Vibe Lounge
Topic: OBDII scanner
Replies: 8
Views: 548

Re: OBDII scanner

I have this one, except in Canada they are sold under the Autel brand. https://www.harborfreight.com/automotive-motorcycle/diagnostics/obii-code-reader-62142.html I ended up getting the Autel version of this from Amazon. It is a pretty basic reader and it actually gives me code info. It does not do...
by KingKrab65
Thu Aug 24, 2017 4:23 am
Forum: GenVibe Garage
Topic: Biske - 2010 AWD Vibe (Bingbing!)
Replies: 2
Views: 512

Re: Biske - 2010 AWD Vibe (Bingbing!)

Welcome and nice looking care. I am new to the Vibe game also. They are fun cars. I try to do most of the garage stuff myself. They are somewhat easy to work on. I take my cars to a local mechanic if the fix is beyond my scope of abilities or facilities. To answer your question, I would get both the...
by KingKrab65
Wed Aug 23, 2017 4:29 am
Forum: The Vibe Lounge
Topic: OBDII scanner
Replies: 8
Views: 548

Re: OBDII scanner

Thanks to everyone for all the great suggestions. There are some good choices here that I will check out.

Thanks again for everyone's help!
by KingKrab65
Tue Aug 22, 2017 6:21 am
Forum: The Vibe Lounge
Topic: OBDII scanner
Replies: 8
Views: 548

OBDII scanner

I am looking to purchase an OBDII scanner. I need a hand held version as I do not have a laptop or phone that I could hook it up to. I recently got a CenTech one but that didn't read the code. It only canceled the MIL, so I returned it. Has anyone in this group had any luck with a particular model o...
by KingKrab65
Tue Aug 22, 2017 5:58 am
Forum: Engine & Transmission
Topic: Cold air intake
Replies: 5
Views: 584

Re: Cold air intake

I hope you can take the Camaro one back. MWR has several intakes for the 09+ Corolla, but none specifically for the 09 Vibe/Matrix. The Corolla engine bay should be really similar, but might not be identical. I got an Injen CAI from Amazon for my '03 Vibe. I ended up cutting 2" off of the filt...
by KingKrab65
Tue Aug 15, 2017 9:30 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Other genvibe website
Replies: 1
Views: 553

Re: Other genvibe website

Seems very "new age" like and holistic.

Get in touch with your inner Vibe!
by KingKrab65
Sun Aug 06, 2017 11:51 am
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 cylinders for the hatch and the lift gate.

I also gave the Vibe a wash especially in the hatch and lift gate areas. :)
by KingKrab65
Fri Aug 04, 2017 3:34 pm
Forum: The Vibe Lounge
Topic: High Idle
Replies: 6
Views: 780

Re: High Idle

It actually hasn't been fixed yet. After the check engine light came back on this past Wednesday, I checked this forum and a couple of others. I removed the and cleaned the MAF again, I rechecked all the connections and retightened them, pulled the plug on the IAC and touched it up with contact clea...
by KingKrab65
Thu Aug 03, 2017 8:30 am
Forum: US - Southeast
Topic: Charlotte Area
Replies: 2
Views: 714

Charlotte Area

Anyone going to the Cars & Coffee on Saturday morning (8/5/17)? I plan on going and was just wondering if any other genvibe members go.
by KingKrab65
Wed Aug 02, 2017 4:26 am
Forum: The Vibe Lounge
Topic: High Idle
Replies: 6
Views: 780

Re: High Idle Revisited

Everything seemed to be back to normal except for the high idle in Park. Last Thursday on the way home, I was stuck at a long light. I was creeping up in traffic as the traffic light cycled when the check engine light came. I took it up Auto Zone to get the computer to check it out. The error came u...
by KingKrab65
Tue Jul 18, 2017 4:32 am
Forum: The Vibe Lounge
Topic: Pre Vibe were you a Toyota or GM person? (Or neither?)
Replies: 35
Views: 1946

Re: Pre Vibe were you a Toyota or GM person? (Or neither?)

I have had 1972 Chevelle 1973 Charger 1953 Commander 1978 Volare' 1987 LeBaron 1998 Dakota 1992 Paseo And currently have a 2005 Dakota to go with the 2003 Vibe. I consider the Vibe my "Town Car" since I use it to drive to work and around town. I used to be a "Mopar or No Car" kin...
by KingKrab65
Mon Jul 17, 2017 4:50 am
Forum: The Vibe Lounge
Topic: Latest Recall - March 2017
Replies: 49
Views: 3846

Re: Latest Recall - March 2017

The areas that have higher humidity, get the replacement airbags first due to the moisture supposedly triggering the airbags. I live in Charlotte, NC and went through this with my Dakota pickup. (Although there was over a year wait from driver's side airbag to the replacement of the passenger's sid...
by KingKrab65
Wed Jul 12, 2017 4:35 am
Forum: GenVibe Garage
Topic: MountainVibe - 2009 Vibe 1.8 L base 5M
Replies: 21
Views: 2088

Re: MountainVibe - 2009 Vibe 1.8 L base 5M

Welcome to Genvibe! If you're looking to add fog lights, try the Morimoto LEDs off Amazon. https://www.amazon.ca/Morimoto-Type-LED-Projector-Light/dp/B00XA3C2FA/ I have some OEM knockoff fogs in my 09 base and they suck, so I don't recommend halogen lamps if you actually want to get use out of them...
by KingKrab65
Fri Jul 07, 2017 8:05 am
Forum: The Vibe Lounge
Topic: High Idle
Replies: 6
Views: 780

Re: High Idle

That's cool. I will keep an eye on it over the next week.

Thanks for your help.
by KingKrab65
Thu Jul 06, 2017 6:37 am
Forum: The Vibe Lounge
Topic: High Idle
Replies: 6
Views: 780

High Idle

I replaced my intake manifold, throttle body, and added a CAI on my '03 Vibe. After assembly, I let the Vibe run for approximately 15 minutes for the MAF to relearn. The RPM's in Park are still high, in the 1,400 range. When in Drive, the idle is in the 800 range (it was a frog hair north of 600 bef...
by KingKrab65
Thu Jul 06, 2017 6:30 am
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 put in new spark plugs, ignition coils, and a pcv on my '03. Runs a lot smoother now. Waiting on my throttle body and intake manifold from maxbore which I hope comes this week. Ordered a CAI which is scheduled to arrive this week. Hope to be installing all three of those next weekend! Put my maxb...
by KingKrab65
Tue Jun 27, 2017 7:41 am
Forum: The Vibe Lounge
Topic: Latest Recall - March 2017
Replies: 49
Views: 3846

Re: Latest Recall - March 2017

The areas that have higher humidity, get the replacement airbags first due to the moisture supposedly triggering the airbags. I live in Charlotte, NC and went through this with my Dakota pickup. (Although there was over a year wait from driver's side airbag to the replacement of the passenger's sid...
by KingKrab65
Tue Jun 27, 2017 4:36 am
Forum: Motorsports
Topic: Autocrossers?
Replies: 16
Views: 7233

Re: Autocrossers?

Next autocross 9/24 at Z-Max in Concord, NC. I have arm-twisted my wife into joining me and driving. I bought a sheet of .020" magnetic sheet to cut numbers from. My driver number is 12, so she will be 112, plus an "N" for novice. We'll see how the sheet works. I'll bring a roll of m...
by KingKrab65
Tue Jun 27, 2017 4:11 am
Forum: The Vibe Lounge
Topic: Latest Recall - March 2017
Replies: 49
Views: 3846

Re: Latest Recall - March 2017

It seems the official availability of parts for the airbag fix depends on where you bought your Vibe. When I enter the VIN of my 2009 Vibe in the GM recall site, it tells me parts aren't available. However, when I enter the VIN of a random 2009 Vibe for sale in SC, the GM recall site tells me that ...
by KingKrab65
Sat Jun 24, 2017 3:14 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?

[quote="bigdoug"]As I mentioned I recently tried using this 3M cream that my mother had on my own headlights. I think at best it removed the dust on the headlights. I hand rubbed it in, so maybe using power tools would have been more efficient? Here's the headlights during the day. Clear a...

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