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by jasonvibe
Sun Oct 23, 2016 7:18 am
Forum: Problems & Warranty Issues
Topic: BRAKE ROTORS ODD WEAR since the beginning
Replies: 8
Views: 856

Re: BRAKE ROTORS ODD WEAR since the beginning

All this oddness is on the left(drivers) side. Remember this started with the factory pads too and the original rotors warped and same wear pattern. I must say that I work from my home and my wife drives the car 99% of the time.Thus she does not notice things like some people unless it's a noise. I ...
by jasonvibe
Wed Oct 19, 2016 11:08 am
Forum: Problems & Warranty Issues
Topic: BRAKE ROTORS ODD WEAR since the beginning
Replies: 8
Views: 856

Re: BRAKE ROTORS ODD WEAR since the beginning

THE PADS starter all the same.... it's the rust from non-contact that eats the pads away. For some reason the pads after a while past 20k just are not touching at the top edge...then the edge closest to the wheel studs, then the rotor warps a bit because of the inner pad not contacting completely.. ...
by jasonvibe
Mon Oct 17, 2016 4:09 pm
Forum: Problems & Warranty Issues
Topic: BRAKE ROTORS ODD WEAR since the beginning
Replies: 8
Views: 856

Re: BRAKE ROTORS ODD WEAR since the beginning

THE other side is totally normal see below.... like other pics you may have seen. The issue is only on the piston side. The other side is a large fork design which is an effective "clamp" for the outside pad to get pressure all over. FYI- I measured the thickness latest removed rotors with...
by jasonvibe
Mon Oct 17, 2016 7:28 am
Forum: Problems & Warranty Issues
Topic: BRAKE ROTORS ODD WEAR since the beginning
Replies: 8
Views: 856

BRAKE ROTORS ODD WEAR since the beginning

I bought this Vibe new. Every 45k the pads are just over 1/2 worn . Which you think is great. But the inner pad closest to the piston on the driver side especially is not contacting the rotor completely. It's viewable -At least 1/2 inch or more from the outer edge and a bit from the inner edge, this...
by jasonvibe
Sat Apr 23, 2016 2:49 pm
Forum: Problems & Warranty Issues
Topic: EVAP idle and no codes info and question
Replies: 3
Views: 392

Re: EVAP idle and no codes info and question

it was just a bad habit of mine especially in the winter. Vibe has small tank. But I really checked into the EVAP and fuel tank design. The is a breather vent that is supposed to prevent any fuel from getting into the EVAP on a Vibe. That's one of the reasons I an lost on this. Could it be slow dete...
by jasonvibe
Thu Apr 21, 2016 1:37 pm
Forum: Problems & Warranty Issues
Topic: EVAP idle and no codes info and question
Replies: 3
Views: 392

EVAP idle and no codes info and question

My experience for 10+ YEARS WITH THIS CAR. 1st ....the 1st gens need to replace the poor quality hoses under the hood on the EVAP system. They rot out , crack where they are connected and leak..in 3-5 years. ANd you will not get a CEL. Get Gates 5/16" hose and EFI clamps. This solved my 1st bad...
by jasonvibe
Thu Apr 21, 2016 1:20 pm
Forum: Problems & Warranty Issues
Topic: Evap codes, Bad gas mileage & Rough idle
Replies: 7
Views: 795

Re: Evap codes, Bad gas mileage & Rough idle

to do A PROPER evap CAN TEST. the one solenoid VALVE SHOULD BE BYPASSED ALLOWING all the smoke to enter the entire system. I also am having odd issues. But no codes. I will post on another topic
by jasonvibe
Tue Mar 01, 2016 11:30 am
Forum: Maintenance Bay
Topic: Coolant drain and fill tips -1ZZFE / 2007 base
Replies: 13
Views: 2224

Re: Coolant drain and fill tips -1ZZFE / 2007 base

Connecting a SHOP-VAC to the lowest point of this system(thermostat hosing removed) and lower rad hose area & will only work good if on suction. Not blowing and rad cap off . Fastest way is actually getting the car hot enough so the fan turns on...then opening the drain. This way the thermostat ...
by jasonvibe
Wed Feb 24, 2016 12:27 pm
Forum: Maintenance Bay
Topic: Coolant drain and fill tips -1ZZFE / 2007 base
Replies: 13
Views: 2224

Re: Coolant drain and fill tips -1ZZFE / 2007 base

Denso Alts ARE CLOSER TO $300. It's the Autozone and Advance China junk at $120. That gasket on the intake MUST be replaced once removed. Been there done that for other issue. The serp hose is a skill....which is easy with someone else there is doable :D
by jasonvibe
Wed Feb 24, 2016 10:09 am
Forum: Maintenance Bay
Topic: Coolant drain and fill tips -1ZZFE / 2007 base
Replies: 13
Views: 2224

Re: Coolant drain and fill tips -1ZZFE / 2007 base

UNBOLT the intake manifold ????....jeezzzz. ...That's way beyond needed. But you do say the plus terminal was melted. Time for a new alternator ??Mine is still completely good after 140k. The Alternator is only 2 bolts and the positive terminal nut. And always disconnect battery.
by jasonvibe
Mon Feb 01, 2016 6:19 am
Forum: Maintenance Bay
Topic: Coolant drain and fill tips -1ZZFE / 2007 base
Replies: 13
Views: 2224

Re: Coolant drain and fill tips -1ZZFE / 2007 base

I can say I did get more coolant out when replacing T-stat vs. rear drain and rad drain. But replacing thermostat requires alternator removal & disconnect of battery too. Many don't do 'stat replacement for cars who's coolant is just old and not many miles. At 5 years I had about 65k, So T-stat ...
by jasonvibe
Tue Nov 10, 2015 11:38 am
Forum: Problems & Warranty Issues
Topic: Latest airbag recall is out
Replies: 74
Views: 9982

Re: Latest airbag recall is out

YOU are missing the question here. Depending on YEAR ....it's both or just passenger.
EX: 2005 is just passenger

Which are you ?
by jasonvibe
Tue Nov 10, 2015 11:19 am
Forum: Problems & Warranty Issues
Topic: Latest airbag recall is out
Replies: 74
Views: 9982

Re: Latest airbag recall is out

DRIVER OR PASSENGER SIDE ???
by jasonvibe
Wed Nov 04, 2015 3:45 pm
Forum: Problems & Warranty Issues
Topic: Latest airbag recall is out
Replies: 74
Views: 9982

Re: Latest airbag recall is out

I do not live in a humid area where the air bar canisters would rust. ...aka well into snow country north of the mason dixon. But I WAS ALSO THINKING OF DISCONNECTING THE AIR BAG or ignoring this till next year . Then circumstances changed. Concerning THE LATEST PASSENGER air bag recall 14491. I got...
by jasonvibe
Wed Nov 04, 2015 3:28 pm
Forum: Maintenance Bay
Topic: Coolant drain and fill tips -1ZZFE / 2007 base
Replies: 13
Views: 2224

Re: Coolant drain and fill tips -1ZZFE / 2007 base

I did replace thermostat when I did water pump. And was just scared that some significant amount was left behind. I did get the rear drain properly unscrewed/loose and put never-seize on the threads before tightening. Got basically the same as doing the thermostat and rad drain when I did water pump...
by jasonvibe
Fri Oct 16, 2015 7:07 am
Forum: Maintenance Bay
Topic: Donut gasket/exhaust
Replies: 20
Views: 1448

Re: Donut gasket/exhaust

Yes , GM dealer told me rediculous price too for springs.I did the donut gasket ...the bolts and springs are total $15 at local Toyota. But the gasket for some reason may be cheaper cost and correct part # at GM dealer. Local Toyota could not get me the correct donut.
by jasonvibe
Thu Oct 15, 2015 6:52 am
Forum: Maintenance Bay
Topic: Coolant drain and fill tips -1ZZFE / 2007 base
Replies: 13
Views: 2224

Re: Coolant drain and fill tips -1ZZFE / 2007 base

I WANT everyone to know...you must use the rear drain when engine is cold because the thermostat is closed and 30-40% of your coolant will still be around the engine block after the rad. drain is opened. I did this all 5 years back. It's due again. Memory has faded... BUT Has anyone had issues with ...
by jasonvibe
Thu Oct 15, 2015 6:38 am
Forum: Maintenance Bay
Topic: 2009 Vibe AWD rattling at around 2000 RPM...
Replies: 3
Views: 576

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

IT'S THE engine s-belt tensioner plastic skirt. Mine has done it forever until I replaced the tensioner. Then it came back 30k later. Nothing to worry about.
by jasonvibe
Tue Oct 13, 2015 1:45 pm
Forum: Maintenance Bay
Topic: Thermostat &/or Water Pump Replacement How-To
Replies: 20
Views: 13543

Re: Thermostat &/or Water Pump Replacement How-To

Not knowing what I would find before disassembly and this is our only car...I jumped for a Toyota pump at the local dealer in stock. $122 because Napa could not get me an Aisin till Thursday for $100. Here's what I found. The stupid chinese o-ring is junk. It deformed to a flat pancake. I have the ...
by jasonvibe
Fri Oct 09, 2015 9:54 am
Forum: Maintenance Bay
Topic: Thermostat &/or Water Pump Replacement How-To
Replies: 20
Views: 13543

Re: Thermostat &/or Water Pump Replacement How-To

I got 88K out of the original. Now at 131k Need pump ASAP. This chinese NAPA = Gates , item went 44k and 3 years to the day. Napa said they'd give me a freebie...says lifetime warranty with receipt and I purchased the correct antifreeze,Also on receipt NOT DEXCOOL.. From my experience a water pump t...
by jasonvibe
Thu Oct 08, 2015 2:13 pm
Forum: Maintenance Bay
Topic: Thermostat &/or Water Pump Replacement How-To
Replies: 20
Views: 13543

Re: Thermostat &/or Water Pump Replacement How-To

MY NAPA JUST STARTED LEAKING . ..44k on it. There is a colored trail on the high lip of oil pan same color as antifreeze.Nothing else can leave this color. I use PEAK global...it's golden yellow. I will double check everything in the AM after the car sits overnight... when it seems to leave a few dr...
by jasonvibe
Wed Sep 16, 2015 3:19 pm
Forum: Tech Info & Do-It-Yourself Info
Topic: Sensitive / Jerky / sudden throttle from stop FIXED!
Replies: 6
Views: 1661

Re: Sensitive / Jerky / sudden throttle from stop FIXED!

WONDERFUL TO KNOW. But I have a fix for the OLDER non-DBW on my AWD, that I need to post pictures. But can't figure out how to show pics ?
by jasonvibe
Wed Sep 02, 2015 1:18 pm
Forum: Problems & Warranty Issues
Topic: 2006 passenger air bag
Replies: 14
Views: 1407

Re: 2006 passenger air bag

I am not rich but I SAVE MY $$ AND PAY 80% CASH FOR ANYTHING this expensive. My Vibe is 10 years old and hope it makes it another 2 years so I can do the same again on the next cage.
by jasonvibe
Sat Aug 29, 2015 4:24 pm
Forum: Problems & Warranty Issues
Topic: 2006 passenger air bag
Replies: 14
Views: 1407

Re: 2006 passenger air bag

YES... MORONS at the GM dealer by me. It's a crap shoot whether they can do anything properly. Any place does a good job I tell others "to go to them". DO a bad job, I say " don't go"........... to everyone. SO anyone get a loaner yet ????? because this vehicle can cause death or...
by jasonvibe
Thu Aug 13, 2015 4:11 am
Forum: Problems & Warranty Issues
Topic: 2006 passenger air bag
Replies: 14
Views: 1407

Re: 2006 passenger air bag

I pulled the seat out last year. That was when I had to disconnect wires for another service my local quality mechanic(not GM). Did not notice YELLOW wires under the seat. Yellow(GM) is always dedicated to the Airbag itself. Not for sure if the weight sensor associated to it also has yellow. Yes I h...
by jasonvibe
Mon Aug 10, 2015 5:43 pm
Forum: Problems & Warranty Issues
Topic: 2006 passenger air bag
Replies: 14
Views: 1407

Re: 2006 passenger air bag

need to sort this out. The last post is not correct. Airbag will deploy ANYTIME the weigh sensor senses weight and a crash happens. There is also a seat belt sensor. The seatbelt light is warning you, "PUT ON the seatbelt dummy!" Both wire sets are under the seat. Which one does what is a ...
by jasonvibe
Mon Aug 10, 2015 5:24 pm
Forum: Problems & Warranty Issues
Topic: Latest airbag recall is out
Replies: 74
Views: 9982

Re: Latest airbag recall is out

I was treated like crap from GM 800 hotline. Talking to me like I was stupid. They just told me what I already know. The recall says, Parts not available, Ya tell me something I don't know. What If I was going to go on vacation with 4 adults and the car packed up. No, we cannot sit 3 across the back...
by jasonvibe
Mon Aug 10, 2015 4:57 pm
Forum: The Vibe Lounge
Topic: Vibe recall
Replies: 15
Views: 1398

Re: Vibe recall

I ASKED BOTH GM and the Dealer who is paying for my rental car because my family of 4 no longer can ride safely in this car when we are on vacation as the car is stuffed ? Neither has yet to give me an answer, claiming the service manager was on vacation and GM themselves said call the dealer. I sai...
by jasonvibe
Wed Oct 08, 2014 11:12 am
Forum: Problems & Warranty Issues
Topic: Recirculate door motor stripped
Replies: 48
Views: 22147

Re: Recirculate door motor stripped

REMOVING THE radio allows you to use a 1/4 inch wobble extenstion or universal joint on an extenstion to the top screw. Any other way makes it harder than it needs to be. A good flash light also makes a difference. make sure you use the correct socket, etc. I DO NOT have large hands. Which benefits ...
by jasonvibe
Mon Feb 03, 2014 5:33 am
Forum: Problems & Warranty Issues
Topic: Recirculate door motor stripped
Replies: 48
Views: 22147

Re: Recirculate door motor stripped

THAT LINK SHOWS A LOT more than I used. for the upper screw...simply 1/4" ratchet, extension(s) a 1/4 u-joint and the 7/32 or 5.5 socket. The vent tube is plastic...it gives. The most difficult thing is you lose feel for when the screw it fully tight. So replacing the ratchet with a "nut d...
by jasonvibe
Thu Jan 30, 2014 10:46 am
Forum: Problems & Warranty Issues
Topic: Recirculate door motor stripped
Replies: 48
Views: 22147

Re: Recirculate door motor stripped

I have the service manual and the toyota part picture looks different than the Vibe unit. Like the heater fan resistor design...the toyota motor part may be different-better... vs. GM. ......EX: toyota has no issues with the heater fan resistor block...but most Vibes do. Has anyone compared the flap...
by jasonvibe
Tue Jan 28, 2014 11:37 am
Forum: Problems & Warranty Issues
Topic: Recirculate door motor stripped
Replies: 48
Views: 22147

Re: Recirculate door motor stripped

taking the radio out is key to doing this. FROM THE SIDE for the top screw. Yes the vent is in the way. But it gives a bit or enough to get the job done. Unless you BIG hands then you are not going to like this in any way you do it. YES, I forgot,,, so nothing just fell apart, I used electrical tape...
by jasonvibe
Mon Jan 27, 2014 10:35 am
Forum: Problems & Warranty Issues
Topic: Recirculate door motor stripped
Replies: 48
Views: 22147

Re: Recirculate door motor stripped

the trick is getting an angle past the vent tube...Do you know what a u-joint is ? Starting LEFT of the vent tube in the radio area.. I used a 1/4" u-joint and some 1/4 extensions and a wobble extension,total about 12" or so long .... to get that top screw out. Although the wobble type was...
by jasonvibe
Wed Sep 25, 2013 3:45 pm
Forum: Problems & Warranty Issues
Topic: 2005 ODD IDLE...please read
Replies: 20
Views: 1551

Re: 2005 ODD IDLE...please read

FYI- this problem was originally was most noticeable in the day, as the ECM would kick up the idle at night due to the fog lights and rear lights on...aka electrical load compensation. So all testing was done in the daytime. I think I have found MORE vacuum leaks. I previously had thought all had be...
by jasonvibe
Fri Sep 13, 2013 5:20 am
Forum: Problems & Warranty Issues
Topic: 2005 ODD IDLE...please read
Replies: 20
Views: 1551

Re: 2005 ODD IDLE...please read

other than working on the newer CAN systems...what else might be different ?
by jasonvibe
Thu Sep 12, 2013 5:43 am
Forum: Problems & Warranty Issues
Topic: 2005 ODD IDLE...please read
Replies: 20
Views: 1551

Re: 2005 ODD IDLE...please read

what you are paying for is the program of the PC. But comparing the two types I see no difference of the features or capability. Except, your does CAN diagnostics. Needed on many Euro cars. I do know you can pay more for an "ACTIVE" program to do tests to specific systems and emission cont...
by jasonvibe
Wed Sep 11, 2013 11:10 am
Forum: Problems & Warranty Issues
Topic: 2005 ODD IDLE...please read
Replies: 20
Views: 1551

Re: 2005 ODD IDLE...please read

Yes, that's what I have but not the "glowy red" look ...mine is black. I found I paid $30 also in 2011. Mine clearly says ElmScan5 on it. Is yours ElmScan5? But I see mine and yours are LISTED by Scantool. They are likely the same. Pretty useful item
by jasonvibe
Wed Sep 11, 2013 6:16 am
Forum: Problems & Warranty Issues
Topic: 2005 ODD IDLE...please read
Replies: 20
Views: 1551

Re: 2005 ODD IDLE...please read

"ELMSCAN5...compact" is what I have. Got in on AMAZON about $20 I think. Very usefull. Also to whom it may concern when assisting me.... My car is the OLD EFI..NOT DBW.
by jasonvibe
Tue Sep 10, 2013 6:59 pm
Forum: Problems & Warranty Issues
Topic: 2005 ODD IDLE...please read
Replies: 20
Views: 1551

Re: 2005 ODD IDLE...please read

The ECM should be adjusting the idle to spec in 6+ seconds, even with a leak etc. "pushing/pulling" it. Check the battery voltage next time the idle gets down and dirty. DC and AC ripple. Does turning the blower (no AC) to high make the low idle go up? I just have a hunch... TURNING THE B...
by jasonvibe
Sun Sep 08, 2013 6:09 pm
Forum: Problems & Warranty Issues
Topic: Car tried to peel out while I was stopped
Replies: 8
Views: 771

Re: Car tried to peel out while I was stopped

8/80 warranty is for emission related issues. the accelerator pedal is not related to emissions. your argument is invalid. 8/80K IS FOR all systems within the power train drive control...aka - anything connected to the ECM which effects the driveability of the car....that should include the accel s...
by jasonvibe
Sun Sep 08, 2013 5:21 pm
Forum: Problems & Warranty Issues
Topic: 2005 ODD IDLE...please read
Replies: 20
Views: 1551

Re: 2005 ODD IDLE...please read

FIrst, dump a bottle of Chevron Techron in the gas tank. Next, check valve clearances. Third, do a compression test. CHEVRON...DID IT....no diff. VALVE CHECK ...DID IT... all center of specs. And I changed the spark plugs. Since Valve check is OK done by me, and does not burn any oil between oil ch...
by jasonvibe
Sat Sep 07, 2013 8:03 am
Forum: Problems & Warranty Issues
Topic: Recirculate door motor stripped
Replies: 48
Views: 22147

Re: Recirculate door motor stripped

WELL.... I 180 the white large gear and it still gets the pop, pop sound. I looked at all gears under magnifying glass only White large has tooth missing .darn it...! It does not do it with the recirc button pushed. But also ONE of the plastic shafts for one gear is on is floating unless pushed into...
by jasonvibe
Tue Sep 03, 2013 9:34 am
Forum: Problems & Warranty Issues
Topic: 2003 AWD Catalytic Converter?
Replies: 18
Views: 1372

Re: 2003 AWD Catalytic Converter?

THE TOY DEALER BY ME REALIZED the exhaust may be differnt because exhaust gasket #9 Toyota did not fit...at least the one they ordered. I had to order from GM. The Toy maifold fit a Vibe...good to know
by jasonvibe
Tue Sep 03, 2013 9:14 am
Forum: Problems & Warranty Issues
Topic: 2003 AWD Catalytic Converter?
Replies: 18
Views: 1372

Re: 2003 AWD Catalytic Converter?

You must have some strict laws there. None the less it's good you are having it repaired. You may want to consider replacing the 1st O2 sensor if you haven't already. There has been reports of the engine running rich causing the CATs to plug. There is also a TSB regarding a P0133 and the AWD Vibe/M...
by jasonvibe
Tue Sep 03, 2013 9:08 am
Forum: Problems & Warranty Issues
Topic: 2003 AWD Catalytic Converter?
Replies: 18
Views: 1372

Re: 2003 AWD Catalytic Converter?

The pre-cat from Toyota seemed to fix the problem and the car ran okay until I traded it a few days ago. It was a good 11 years and 225k miles. WOW...225K... Also this exact AWD model was built to 2006 . So they must have parts available for a min. of 7 years from whomever sells it Toy or GM. Yours...
by jasonvibe
Sun Sep 01, 2013 5:00 am
Forum: Problems & Warranty Issues
Topic: 2005 ODD IDLE...please read
Replies: 20
Views: 1551

Re: 2005 ODD IDLE...please read

My original post I stated I have had the car since new 2005. It used to idle perfectly under any condition.And it started doing this just the past year. It was must worse before I found 2 vacuum leaks. I have systematically eliminated all other possible vacuum leaks. Reset the ECU. But it's still th...
by jasonvibe
Sat Aug 31, 2013 5:27 am
Forum: Problems & Warranty Issues
Topic: 2005 ODD IDLE...please read
Replies: 20
Views: 1551

Re: 2005 ODD IDLE...please read

NO codes now or pending. In fact , the symptom gets worse the warmer the overall temperature...60's vs. 80's w/o A/C on. Having the A/C on just bypasses the issue as the idle gets bumped up with A/C on.
by jasonvibe
Sat Aug 31, 2013 5:23 am
Forum: Problems & Warranty Issues
Topic: 2003 AWD Catalytic Converter?
Replies: 18
Views: 1372

Re: 2003 AWD Catalytic Converter?

I was sure the manifolds are the same. Precat they all have, but in the 1st down pipe...can be seen as an obvious BULGE. It's not big bulge. So I may be wrong. BUT Cat in the manifold. I hope not. As that would make it only available from Toyota or GM. I think that is known as a consumable part like...
by jasonvibe
Fri Aug 30, 2013 4:15 pm
Forum: Problems & Warranty Issues
Topic: 2005 ODD IDLE...please read
Replies: 20
Views: 1551

2005 ODD IDLE...please read

I have owned it since new. Idle was always 700rpm. NOW, I am having an idle issue coming to a stop , and after. >>>> The idle drops low enought to be felt thru the seat, then picks up to normal a second after I stop and it's...smooth. But after 6 seconds sitting , drops 50 rpm and stays there(approx...
by jasonvibe
Fri Aug 30, 2013 3:50 pm
Forum: Problems & Warranty Issues
Topic: 2003 AWD Catalytic Converter?
Replies: 18
Views: 1372

Re: 2003 AWD Catalytic Converter?

YOU WERE TOLD THE CAT WAS IN THE MANIFOLD...THAT'S VERY ODD... The first cat is clearly visable on the 1st down pipe FROM the manifold. And easily swapped out. I suspect you need to find someone who really knows how Toyotas are put together. It's in part #6 on the diagram. And you say you have an oi...

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