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by ehoff121
Tue Oct 23, 2018 6:11 am
Forum: The Vibe Lounge
Topic: Thanks for letting me in!!
Replies: 3
Views: 28

Re: Thanks for letting me in!!

Welcome to genvibe!
by ehoff121
Mon Oct 22, 2018 7:03 am
Forum: Maintenance Bay
Topic: 2009 AWD wheel bearings
Replies: 2
Views: 40

Re: 2009 AWD wheel bearings

Welcome to genvibe! Especially to the AWD club ;) ! How did you diagnose the rear wheel bearings? It's possible that if you are hearing a speed sensitive noise from the rear, it may be the rear differential bearings in the coupler. The noises are different, though. Something to consider before you t...
by ehoff121
Mon Oct 08, 2018 6:17 am
Forum: US - Northwest
Topic: Oregon again :)
Replies: 5
Views: 68

Re: Oregon again :)

Welcome to genvibe!
by ehoff121
Mon Oct 08, 2018 6:14 am
Forum: The Vibe Lounge
Topic: Newbie here about to buy first vibe
Replies: 5
Views: 78

Re: Newbie here about to buy first vibe

Welcome to genvibe! Use one of the many free used car pricing web sites to see if $3,800 really "isn't too bad". Low miles, but you need to factor in options, maintenance history, and the likelihood that anything made of rubber (gaskets, etc.) is at least 14 years old and may need to be ch...
by ehoff121
Mon Oct 08, 2018 6:03 am
Forum: The Vibe Lounge
Topic: New to forum and Vibes
Replies: 5
Views: 70

Re: New to forum and Vibes

Welcome to genvibe!
by ehoff121
Thu Oct 04, 2018 7:30 am
Forum: Maintenance Bay
Topic: 2009 pontiac vibe 2.4l awd front transfer fluid check??
Replies: 3
Views: 49

Re: 2009 pontiac vibe 2.4l awd front transfer fluid check??

http://forums.genvibe.com/phpBB3/viewtopic.php?f=20&t=44420 I have a 2005 AWD, so please double check the specs. :D The pic in the post linked above shows the fill (top left) and drain (bottom center, red text) plugs for the 2009 transfer case. To check fluid level, on level ground or on lift, ...
by ehoff121
Thu Oct 04, 2018 6:21 am
Forum: Engine & Transmission
Topic: Ehoff121's '05 AWD Exhaust Replacement
Replies: 20
Views: 1487

Re: Ehoff121's '05 AWD Exhaust Replacement

The best way to tell if you have California emissions for parts purposes (not the other states' emissions test requirements) is: if your sticker says it "CONFORMS... TO CALIFORNIA REGULATIONS APPLICABLE TO 20 XX MODEL YEAR NEW LEV-I LEV PASSENGER CARS", it's California emissions. If it onl...
by ehoff121
Wed Oct 03, 2018 7:38 am
Forum: Engine & Transmission
Topic: Ehoff121's '05 AWD Exhaust Replacement
Replies: 20
Views: 1487

Re: Ehoff121's '05 AWD Exhaust Replacement

The one day I don't check the forums and one of my threads is on fire... :lol: ' Here's an update (apologies for not posting one sooner): after replacing the valve cover gasket and spark plugs followed by a tank with Techron concentrate and the idle relearn procedure ( https://www.youtube.com/watch?...
by ehoff121
Mon Sep 24, 2018 6:10 am
Forum: Engine & Transmission
Topic: Serpintine belt
Replies: 2
Views: 76

Re: Serpintine belt

Welcome to genvibe! I like the Goodyear Gatorback line. You don't say whether you have a base or GT, so can't give you the exact part number. When you say "pulley", which one do you mean? It goes around a few, ya know, serpentine like... :lol: The most common issue is the belt tensioner, w...
by ehoff121
Mon Sep 24, 2018 6:05 am
Forum: Tech Info & Do-It-Yourself Info
Topic: Oil Sludge in Filler Neck
Replies: 17
Views: 170

Re: Oil Sludge in Filler Neck

Even though the PCV rattles, you should still change it. I change mine every 30,000 miles. Also, if you haven't changed it already, the valve cover gasket probably is original and time is not a friend to anything made out of rubber. It's not a hard job to change it, plus you also get a peek at the c...
by ehoff121
Mon Sep 24, 2018 5:41 am
Forum: The Vibe Lounge
Topic: A Vibe newbie
Replies: 4
Views: 111

Re: A Vibe newbie

Welcome to genvibe!
by ehoff121
Mon Sep 24, 2018 5:34 am
Forum: The Vibe Lounge
Topic: new to the forum
Replies: 7
Views: 85

Re: new to the forum

Welcome to genvibe!
by ehoff121
Mon Sep 17, 2018 7:56 am
Forum: The Vibe Lounge
Topic: New to Pontiac Vibe
Replies: 6
Views: 144

Re: New to Pontiac Vibe

Welcome to genvibe! Hope your wife is okay. Just be aware that your odometer will stop displaying km's when it hits 299,999. You may want to have one of the trip meters ready... There's no legal DIY fix for this. You can switch out the gauge cluster, but that gets into shady territory. A dealer can ...
by ehoff121
Tue Sep 04, 2018 12:10 pm
Forum: The Vibe Lounge
Topic: Takata Airbag recall,get $50 MC Card
Replies: 2
Views: 125

Re: Takata Airbag recall,get $50 MC Card

What about 1st gen that already had to figure out getting the recalls done?

Hey, GM, how about a little something? Ya know, for the trouble?
by ehoff121
Thu Aug 09, 2018 6:35 pm
Forum: Handling, Suspension, & Brakes
Topic: antilock brakes
Replies: 6
Views: 245

Re: antilock brakes

Did you re-connect the wheel speed sensor? Is it the original sensor? The sensor wires can break or short inside the wire insulation when bent or handled rough. You may want to check the wires for continuity...
by ehoff121
Fri Jul 27, 2018 9:07 am
Forum: Engine & Transmission
Topic: Help w/ coolant not getting sucked in by radiator
Replies: 5
Views: 196

Re: Help w/ coolant not getting sucked in by radiator

Uh, you mean the overflow tube that goes to the coolant tank? The radiator only takes in coolant from the tank when the system needs additional coolant. If you have no leaks, it won't suck more in.

What problem are you trying to solve?
by ehoff121
Fri Jul 27, 2018 8:55 am
Forum: GenVibe Garage
Topic: bisontuba’s ‘05 Vibe AWD
Replies: 3
Views: 180

Re: bisontuba’s ‘05 Vibe AWD

Nice Platinum!
by ehoff121
Thu Jul 26, 2018 11:09 am
Forum: The Vibe Lounge
Topic: New 2005 AWD Vibe owner
Replies: 10
Views: 263

Re: New 2005 AWD Vibe owner

Welcome to genvibe!

Especially to another 2005 AWD! :D
by ehoff121
Fri Jul 20, 2018 6:45 am
Forum: The Vibe Lounge
Topic: New owner of 2004 Vibe
Replies: 5
Views: 227

Re: New owner of 2004 Vibe

Welcome to genvibe!
by ehoff121
Tue Jul 17, 2018 8:07 am
Forum: GenVibe Garage
Topic: niknik 2007 pontiac vibe FWD
Replies: 4
Views: 169

Re: niknik 2007 pontiac vibe FWD

Welcome to genvibe!

We also do a lot of modding and there are many 'how to' posts on the forum. Always good to have more and share info. :D

Cool folding side mirrors!
by ehoff121
Tue Jul 17, 2018 8:00 am
Forum: The Vibe Lounge
Topic: Just picked up an 06
Replies: 7
Views: 232

Re: Just picked up an 06

Welcome to genvibe!
by ehoff121
Thu Jun 21, 2018 9:52 am
Forum: The Vibe Lounge
Topic: my 2004 vibe
Replies: 3
Views: 231

Re: my 2004 vibe

Welcome to genvibe! If that many fuses were blown and the battery was shot, there might have been some crossed wires from a previous owner, i.e., a bad jump or a battery connected backwards. There are three main fuse areas- two in the engine compartment and one under the driver's side dash. You'll n...
by ehoff121
Wed Jun 20, 2018 1:54 pm
Forum: Audio, Electronics, Electrical
Topic: Factory XM radio in 2006 Vibe
Replies: 2
Views: 140

Re: Factory XM radio in 2006 Vibe

For starters, I think you would have to swap radios...
by ehoff121
Tue Jun 19, 2018 6:01 pm
Forum: Handling, Suspension, & Brakes
Topic: Rear Caliper Loose After Brake Replacement '10 Vibe
Replies: 10
Views: 340

Re: Rear Caliper Loose After Brake Replacement '10 Vibe

Sorry, I don't know about your rear caliper having two bushings. The Toyotas I've worked on only have one pin with a bushing. Can a 2nd gen owner chime in here please?

Also, what is a 1SA? Is that the same as a GT? Is there a difference in rear caliper?
by ehoff121
Mon Jun 18, 2018 5:59 am
Forum: Handling, Suspension, & Brakes
Topic: Rear Caliper Loose After Brake Replacement '10 Vibe
Replies: 10
Views: 340

Re: Rear Caliper Loose After Brake Replacement '10 Vibe

The triangle clips are drag reduction spring clips. Non-Vibe example: https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3685/8914854211_796f416795.jpg They help push the pads apart and off of the rotor when the brake pedal is released. However, one of the caliper slide pins in each caliper has a rubber bushing at the ...
by ehoff121
Mon Jun 18, 2018 5:46 am
Forum: For Sale/Wanted
Topic: WTB: Odometer Reprogramming Setup
Replies: 2
Views: 182

Re: WTB: Odometer Reprogramming Setup

Pretty sure this is not a legal DIY...

https://gm.oemdtc.com/7496/pit4720d-odometer-servicing-when-the-odometer-cannot-be-set-to-the-actual-mileage-2017-and-prior-gm

There was a forum member that was able to get GM to do the reset as detailed in the link above- try giving them a call.
by ehoff121
Sat Jun 16, 2018 5:55 pm
Forum: Maintenance Bay
Topic: What did you do to your Vibe today?
Replies: 3528
Views: 333898

Re: What did you do to your Vibe today?

Finally got around to changing out the Valve Cover gasket. While I had everything apart, I replaced the air filter, changed the spark plugs a little early, and took care of a stripped screw on the IACV (then cleaned it out and changed the IACV gasket!). Finished with a Simple Green of the engine com...
by ehoff121
Fri Jun 08, 2018 8:55 am
Forum: The Vibe Lounge
Topic: Another newbie
Replies: 4
Views: 210

Re: Another newbie

Welcome to genvibe!

Good luck on your restoration and be sure to take a few pics to share along the way...
by ehoff121
Mon Jun 04, 2018 11:59 am
Forum: The Vibe Lounge
Topic: Hauling on the roof rack? 4' x 8' sheets
Replies: 4
Views: 206

Re: Hauling on the roof rack? 4' x 8' sheets

I think the official roof rack weight limit is around 30 lbs., so haul at your own risk... The rails are wide enough that you probably can get away with not having cross bracing for the plywood sheets. For drywall, a few 1x3 pieces a couple inches wider than 4' should work, but know that the rack ma...
by ehoff121
Fri Jun 01, 2018 6:38 am
Forum: The Vibe Lounge
Topic: new member up north
Replies: 12
Views: 548

Re: new member up north

hogdoctor wrote:Now I'm wondering if I should have installed a zerk fitting in that new hub before I put it in...


Just out of curiousity, how would you do something like that? And what type of grease would you use? Moly?

If nothing else, it looks like you have a couple dozen pachinko balls to use... :lol:
by ehoff121
Tue May 29, 2018 6:51 am
Forum: Handling, Suspension, & Brakes
Topic: AWD rear camber adjustment?
Replies: 11
Views: 872

Re: AWD rear camber adjustment?

Resurecting an old thread due to not heeding 09SnowyVibe's advice. What can you do if one of the adjustment bolts is frozen? Was in for an alignment and the tech wasn't able to get the rear right bolts loose...
by ehoff121
Sun May 20, 2018 7:26 am
Forum: The Vibe Lounge
Topic: Cool article on the Vibe
Replies: 7
Views: 329

Re: Cool article on the Vibe

The Facebook group has had a bunch of users added since the article came out. Jalopnik is a great read most days, but that was a great post!
by ehoff121
Mon May 14, 2018 6:48 am
Forum: The Vibe Lounge
Topic: New member considering a 2005 Pontiac Vibe 5 speed. Recalls? Issues?
Replies: 8
Views: 412

Re: New member considering a 2005 Pontiac Vibe 5 speed. Recalls? Issues?

Welcome to genvibe! Issues I remember reading here concern the 03-04 5-speed tranny. This Vibe seems low miles for being 13 years old. Several posts on here detailing how to change to a more reliable 6-speed from a GT (with modifications). Price is not terrible considering the body condition and lac...
by ehoff121
Mon May 14, 2018 6:27 am
Forum: The Vibe Lounge
Topic: new member up north
Replies: 12
Views: 548

Re: new member up north

Check engine light popped up, lean mixture and trim is maxed out... planning on a new intake manifold gasket and new pcv. Anything else proven to be a common intake leak on the 1st gen ? While you have the throttle body off to change the intake manifold gasket, you'll want to clean it and the Idle ...
by ehoff121
Sat May 12, 2018 11:15 am
Forum: The Vibe Lounge
Topic: New Owner Of a 2005 Vibe Base
Replies: 7
Views: 334

Re: New Owner Of a 2005 Vibe Base

Sargeyork wrote:Oh yes the door is available seperately at the auto parts store it is a Dorman part 45000 box says Air inlet repair Cabin Air Door with limited lifetime warranty


Oh, cool! Thanks for the correction and part number.
by ehoff121
Sat May 12, 2018 11:12 am
Forum: The Vibe Lounge
Topic: new member up north
Replies: 12
Views: 548

Re: new member up north

Is your overdrive turned on? If not, you will see an orange "O/D OFF" lit up on the left side of the fuel gauge. It's easy to miss if you're not used to driving a Toyota. If overdrive is not engaging, that would make it feel like it's not getting out of 2nd...
by ehoff121
Fri May 11, 2018 12:18 pm
Forum: The Vibe Lounge
Topic: New Owner Of a 2005 Vibe Base
Replies: 7
Views: 334

Re: New Owner Of a 2005 Vibe Base

Welcome to genvibe! The cabin air filter cover is easy to break off unfortunately. If the door is completely missing (it's not sold separately as a replacement part), than the easiest thing to do is make sure there's a clean filter in there and duct tape it shut. The duct tape will likely dry up and...
by ehoff121
Fri May 11, 2018 5:33 am
Forum: Audio, Electronics, Electrical
Topic: Can the cigarette lighter handle a 15 Amp draw?
Replies: 4
Views: 237

Re: Can the cigarette lighter handle a 15 Amp draw?

I think the fuse is 15 Amp, so not a lot of room for error and compressors can have a surge draw with they turn on. The product listing says 15 Amps max, so it might be okay.

Try it out, but have a spare fuse handy and report back. :D
by ehoff121
Thu May 10, 2018 12:46 pm
Forum: The Vibe Lounge
Topic: new member up north
Replies: 12
Views: 548

Re: new member up north

Welcome to genvibe! - I don't run it beyond 3k rpm yet, starting out cold - it hangs up at 45 mph and won't shift until about a mile down the road. Normal? Not on my '05 AWD. It should shift just fine cold. Idle will be close to 2,000 until it starts to warm up- then it will step down gradually to a...
by ehoff121
Thu May 03, 2018 12:01 pm
Forum: Problems & Warranty Issues
Topic: Engine idle vibration -- How much is too much?
Replies: 9
Views: 387

Re: Engine idle vibration -- How much is too much?

There are four mounts:
https://www.rockauto.com/en/moreinfo.php?pk=8518676&cc=1432959&jsn=340

RockAuto sells a kit (linked above) that contains three motor mounts and one transmission mount.

The favorite brands on their site are Anchor and DEA/MRC.
by ehoff121
Thu Apr 26, 2018 6:41 am
Forum: Problems & Warranty Issues
Topic: Engine idle vibration -- How much is too much?
Replies: 9
Views: 387

Re: Engine idle vibration -- How much is too much?

On one level, this is subjective- some are okay with what you are describing. The real question is, "what are the causes of 'excess' vibration at idle?" A few things could be involved- others will add to the list... [*]Vacuum leak - typically at intake manifold gasket, but any rubber hose ...
by ehoff121
Fri Apr 20, 2018 7:26 am
Forum: Maintenance Bay
Topic: How many quarts of oil?
Replies: 12
Views: 16294

Re: How many quarts of oil?

Check on this thread: http://forums.genvibe.com/phpBB3/viewtopic.php?f=20&t=46466&hilit=oil+capacity&sid=efdb3c070039019cf2176fbdb5184d1c#p521456 At some point a few years back, a new dipstick was issued with higher fill markings. I would fill with 4 quarts and check level every week or ...
by ehoff121
Fri Apr 20, 2018 7:13 am
Forum: The Vibe Lounge
Topic: Hello from Rocklin Ca
Replies: 4
Views: 230

Re: Hello from Rocklin Ca

Welcome to genvibe!

Your Vibe was built at the NUMMI plant in Freemont, just about 2 hours away from Rocklin. Practically a homecoming! ;)
by ehoff121
Mon Apr 16, 2018 9:41 am
Forum: For Sale/Wanted
Topic: 88969128 FRONT EXHAUST PIPE AWD
Replies: 3
Views: 206

Re: 88969128 FRONT EXHAUST PIPE AWD

Welcome to genvibe! You can't just buy the front pipe. You'll have to buy the whole exhaust pipe from the manifold back, up to the muffler. This includes the catalytic converter, though. https://www.rockauto.com/en/moreinfo.php?pk=5675607&cc=1432959&jsn=736 Be careful that you choose the CAR...
by ehoff121
Mon Apr 16, 2018 9:32 am
Forum: GenVibe Garage
Topic: Boss_spud's 2004 pontiac vibe AWD
Replies: 1
Views: 195

Re: Boss_spud's 2004 pontiac vibe AWD

Welcome to genvibe!

Glad you're on the gen 1 AWD team :D
by ehoff121
Mon Mar 19, 2018 6:46 am
Forum: The Vibe Lounge
Topic: Recommendations for antennas?
Replies: 7
Views: 347

Re: Recommendations for antennas?

I just bought a new house and when I back out of the garage my antenna hits the garage door. Does any one have any recommendations (preferably with links) for shorter antennas that still get good reception? Thanks! :shock: Um, do you open the garage door all the way? the mast is only about a foot h...
by ehoff121
Mon Mar 19, 2018 6:43 am
Forum: The Vibe Lounge
Topic: 2003 models are 15 years old now
Replies: 8
Views: 546

Re: 2003 models are 15 years old now

In 5 more years, '03 will qualify for 'Classic Vehicle' plates in Connecticut!
by ehoff121
Thu Mar 15, 2018 10:04 am
Forum: GenVibe Garage
Topic: GoodVibes411 - 2007 Vibe
Replies: 2
Views: 223

Re: GoodVibes411 - 2007 Vibe

Welcome to genvibe from a fellow New Englander! Do you remember how long ago the Cabin Air Filter was replaced last? Have you checked to see if there is any debris blocking the blades from turning? If it is a bad blower motor, the replacement is fairly straightforward. You could check pricing on the...
by ehoff121
Thu Mar 15, 2018 8:20 am
Forum: Engine & Transmission
Topic: Buying a new upstream O2 sensor
Replies: 8
Views: 497

Re: Buying a new upstream O2 sensor

Yep, I'm perfectly comfortable with a socket wrench and regular hand tools. I was mostly concerned about tubes/hoses that contain fluids, and I don't know which ones those are just from reading the service bulletin. I guess I can look them up one by one, though. I'm going a bit off of my original t...

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