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by trb
Mon Aug 28, 2017 7:41 pm
Forum: Problems & Warranty Issues
Topic: Popped a CV today!
Replies: 1
Views: 305

Re: Popped a CV today!

If I remember correctly, the correct GT axles are a bit longer than the base ones. I was looking at the dimensions on one of the parts websites.
by trb
Mon Aug 28, 2017 7:32 pm
Forum: US - South Central
Topic: Harvey 17
Replies: 2
Views: 846

Re: Harvey 17

I think most of us are doing fine. All 3 of our Vibes are safe in the garage and we've been blessed with no floods. Now going to work tomorrow might be a different story.
by trb
Mon Aug 28, 2017 7:28 pm
Forum: For Sale/Wanted
Topic: 17" Factory OEM chrome wheels for sale
Replies: 9
Views: 1084

Re: 17" Factory OEM chrome wheels for sale

Dealer installed option.
by trb
Sun Jul 16, 2017 3:16 pm
Forum: The Vibe Lounge
Topic: Pre Vibe were you a Toyota or GM person? (Or neither?)
Replies: 35
Views: 1942

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

I owned an Olds Cutlass, Mazda B2000, Ford Fairmont, 87 Mustang, 95 Mercury Villager (Nissan Quest twin), GMC Yukon XL, and Ford Explorer before the first Vibe we bought for my oldest son. Since then it has been a Chevy Equinox - most trouble free car I've ever bought, two more Vibes, Nissan Rogue, ...
by trb
Sun Jul 16, 2017 3:05 pm
Forum: For Sale/Wanted
Topic: WANTED: Front License Plate Bracket for 2010 Vibe
Replies: 3
Views: 375

Re: WANTED: Front License Plate Bracket for 2010 Vibe

I used a generic $6 plate mount on our 09 Vibe GT that I bought a couple of months ago from AutoZone. I cut it in half, stacked the two parts on top of each other, and mounted it to the lower grille with zip ties, then bolted the plate to it. I did bend the plate a bit so it would not rub against th...
by trb
Tue Jul 04, 2017 5:05 pm
Forum: The Vibe Lounge
Topic: New Member :)
Replies: 6
Views: 638

Re: New Member :)

Welcome! Sounds like you got a good car there. Good luck with it and certainly come here for more info!
by trb
Tue Jul 04, 2017 5:01 pm
Forum: The Vibe Lounge
Topic: Another New Member
Replies: 9
Views: 635

Re: Another New Member

Welcome to a fellow Texan! There are several members in the DFW area, so you are not alone. I'm in Houston. Hopefully they will chime in. I agree about the o ring. Haven't had issues on my son's 06, but my old 03 has the leak. But since it is a GT, and harder to change, it has just been tolerated as...
by trb
Tue Jul 04, 2017 4:50 pm
Forum: Exterior
Topic: Installing a factory Vibe roof rack on a Matrix
Replies: 9
Views: 764

Re: Installing a factory Vibe roof rack on a Matrix

I've seen roof racks on an 03-08 Matrix before, but they were just "U" shaped brackets that mounted to the roof, kind of like the 09-10 OEM Vibe racks on the AWD models. They went side to side, with nothing running front to back.
by trb
Tue Jul 04, 2017 1:51 pm
Forum: The Vibe Lounge
Topic: Any trailer hitch fit the 2009/10 Vibe GT?
Replies: 4
Views: 461

Re: Any trailer hitch fit the 2009/10 Vibe GT?

There are a few. I was dealing with the local Discount Hitch location, and some of the hitches on their website say specifically for the GT or Matrix XRS trims. They told me they could order one in, and if it does not fit, of course order another one. I ended up buying a $40 one on Craigslist for a ...
by trb
Sun Jun 18, 2017 7:42 pm
Forum: The Others
Topic: Equinox LT - New Ride
Replies: 3
Views: 731

Re: Equinox LT - New Ride

Great to hear you are enjoying your new Equinox. We've had ours for 4-1/2 yrs and 45K trouble fee miles and it is still a nice vehicle for my wife. The only thing I dislike is the lack of power over 60 for passing and merging since we have the 4 cyl, but the gas mileage is pretty decent. I run 26-28...
by trb
Tue May 23, 2017 6:15 pm
Forum: GenVibe Garage
Topic: Russki1990 2009 vibe GT manual
Replies: 31
Views: 3248

Re: Russki1990 2009 vibe GT manual

russki1990 wrote:the intake got installed, and it fits nice. it was a cheap way to get some cool sounds from the engine.

Nice! Any pics? I might have to try this on my twin boy's new 09 GT for that price.
by trb
Fri May 19, 2017 4:13 pm
Forum: The Vibe Lounge
Topic: On to Vibe #4, a red hot 09 GT!
Replies: 8
Views: 696

Re: On to Vibe #4, a red hot 09 GT!

Picked it up in Shreveport, LA, not Texas, but it was outside it's whole life. Needs new window rubber also, so hopefully I can find some good used ones. New they are $80!
by trb
Tue May 16, 2017 1:30 pm
Forum: The Vibe Lounge
Topic: On to Vibe #4, a red hot 09 GT!
Replies: 8
Views: 696

Re: On to Vibe #4, a red hot 09 GT!

Thanks for the welcome! :D I've only been a member here for 9 years, but haven't been driving a Vibe as a daily for almost a year. So I haven't been as active on here recently. Facebook is in your face with the feeds, so you can't easily ingore it! I could just post pics of my 10 GT, and it would lo...
by trb
Sun May 14, 2017 5:39 am
Forum: The Vibe Lounge
Topic: On to Vibe #4, a red hot 09 GT!
Replies: 8
Views: 696

On to Vibe #4, a red hot 09 GT!

Already posted on Facebook, but putting this for the others (Tim!) that aren't​ on there. I picked up another red hot metallic GT yesterday for my 16 yr old twins boys. A bit rough since it was not a garage queen, but mechanically it is good with 112k miles. Needs the clear coat on the roof and ps m...
by trb
Sun May 14, 2017 5:20 am
Forum: The Vibe Lounge
Topic: What did you pay for your NEW vibe?
Replies: 7
Views: 692

Re: What did you pay for your NEW vibe?

Not a Vibe, but my best example is my 87 Mustang. Paid about $10,400 new in 87, $251.75 for 5 yrs, then zero payments for 19 years. My repairs and maintenance averaged about $500-700 a year, so I got my money's worth. None of our Vibes were bought new, but my 2010 GT I paid $12,400 for it in 2011 wi...
by trb
Fri Dec 23, 2016 6:16 pm
Forum: GenVibe Garage
Topic: LittleRedVibeHood's 2005 Vibe
Replies: 9
Views: 1157

Re: LittleRedVibeHood's 2005 Vibe

Welcome and you have a very nice looking Lava! It looks practically new for being over 10 years old. Just goes to show you what taking care of something will give you. My son's VIbe is 10 yrs old now, and IMO only looks a couple of years old with 85K miles. He plans to drive it at least a few more y...
by trb
Sun Dec 04, 2016 9:07 pm
Forum: The Vibe Lounge
Topic: New forum member
Replies: 11
Views: 1068

Re: New forum member

Welcome! Perfect looking 1st gen Salsa Vibe IMO. Right color, best wheels, tint and in good looking condition.

Good luck with it!
by trb
Tue Nov 29, 2016 6:13 pm
Forum: For Sale/Wanted
Topic: FS: 03 Vibe - for parts or repair, Houston, TX
Replies: 4
Views: 1643

Re: FS: 03 Vibe - for parts or repair, Houston, TX

Not too far, I used to work on Allen Pkwy (AIG), now I work by NW Mall. You can text me pics if you want, 2817039262

Thanks
by trb
Mon Nov 28, 2016 7:55 pm
Forum: For Sale/Wanted
Topic: FS: 03 Vibe - for parts or repair, Houston, TX
Replies: 4
Views: 1643

Re: FS: 03 Vibe - for parts or repair, Houston, TX

I might be interested. What part of town?
by trb
Mon Nov 14, 2016 6:37 pm
Forum: The Vibe Lounge
Topic: New Vibe owner here
Replies: 10
Views: 1795

Re: New Vibe owner here

Welcome! Can't beat a "free" Vibe, even one with a few issues! Too bad it cost you taxes on it though. I gave my 03 GT to my BIL and all he had to pay was the title fees and $10 gift tax here in Texas.

Good luck with it!
by trb
Sat Oct 08, 2016 4:01 pm
Forum: The Vibe Lounge
Topic: New 2009 GT owner
Replies: 25
Views: 2080

Re: New 2009 GT owner

Welcome! Nice looking Vibe for sure. Makes me miss my 2010 GT :( I have the hatch cover from it still, and offered it to another member in here a few weeks ago, but if he does not want it, I can sell it to you. I needed to box it up and weigh it for an accurate postal quote. As for the jack holder, ...
by trb
Sat Oct 08, 2016 3:48 pm
Forum: Problems & Warranty Issues
Topic: 2009 Vibe GT starting issues
Replies: 11
Views: 828

Re: 2009 Vibe GT starting issues

I agree with jolt. We had a minivan that did the same thing. It was the check valve. It would crank for probably 8-10 seconds in a cold start, but one 2-3 otherwise. Have the fuel pressure checked when it is cold, don't throw parts at it.

Good luck!
by trb
Thu Sep 22, 2016 6:58 pm
Forum: The Vibe Lounge
Topic: Is the 2009 2.4L FWD GT Reliable?
Replies: 13
Views: 1282

Re: Is the 2009 2.4L FWD GT Reliable?

Looks nice! Great picture. Congrats! Oh, I still have a rear cargo cover from my 10 GT if you want one. Just LMK. Sure! I wondered if that was supposed to come with the car or not. Mine didn't. How much do you want for it? I need to weigh it and get a price for shipping, but it shouldn't be more th...
by trb
Thu Sep 22, 2016 6:45 pm
Forum: The Vibe Lounge
Topic: New member with 2 vibes
Replies: 5
Views: 615

Re: New member with 2 vibes

Welcome to a fellow Texan! We did have two Vibes also, but I had to give up my Vibe GT for a new Mustang GT this summer. :( Maybe next time I'm in San Antonio we could meet up or something. My daughter is in med school there so we visit every couple of months. Love to see some pics of the Fiero too.
by trb
Thu Sep 22, 2016 6:34 pm
Forum: The Vibe Lounge
Topic: 2003 vibe gt engine swap
Replies: 5
Views: 824

Re: 2003 vibe gt engine swap

It is quite possible you would need a new wiring harness to match the engine since the two motors are different, but it might just mean re-pinning or moving wires around on the existing wiring harness. Not sure, but I would make sure what all you need to do before you start.

Good luck on it!
by trb
Sun Sep 11, 2016 6:37 pm
Forum: The Vibe Lounge
Topic: Is the 2009 2.4L FWD GT Reliable?
Replies: 13
Views: 1282

Re: Is the 2009 2.4L FWD GT Reliable?

Looks nice! Great picture. Congrats!

Oh, I still have a rear cargo cover from my 10 GT if you want one. Just LMK.
by trb
Sat Sep 10, 2016 1:53 pm
Forum: The Vibe Lounge
Topic: 09 AWD 2.4L color??
Replies: 6
Views: 683

Re: 09 AWD 2.4L color??

Welcome and congrats on the new Vibe! Regarding the headrests, I know they are a different cloth, but a local guy in Houston had a complete set from a GT posted on the Facebook forum for best offer plus shipping. Might be something to consider if you can't find some from a local parts yard. Good luc...
by trb
Sat Sep 10, 2016 1:43 pm
Forum: The Vibe Lounge
Topic: Is the 2009 2.4L FWD GT Reliable?
Replies: 13
Views: 1282

Re: Is the 2009 2.4L FWD GT Reliable?

I had my 2010 GT for about 2-1/2 years and from 36K to 78K miles and had no issues except for a battery and broken radio knob. The prior owner only had it in for service to replace the radio knobs twice under warranty. I would still be driving it if my daughter didn't get rear ended in it. :(
by trb
Sat Aug 27, 2016 6:46 pm
Forum: The Vibe Lounge
Topic: '09 GT - New to Me in GA
Replies: 7
Views: 875

Re: '09 GT - New to Me in GA

Welcome and congrats on the new Vibe! Wish I had another 09-10 GT. Hope you enjoy it!
by trb
Tue Jul 19, 2016 7:38 pm
Forum: Problems & Warranty Issues
Topic: 2004 GT Clutch replaced
Replies: 6
Views: 660

Re: 2004 GT Clutch replaced

Fatalmasterpiece wrote:OP do you have a link to the clutch kit you bought? I have the same car and am shopping around for a decent clutch.

Here is the info on the clutch kit and parts I bought for my 03 GT.

viewtopic.php?f=12&t=43780&p=508979
by trb
Wed Jul 13, 2016 5:32 pm
Forum: Exterior
Topic: 2009 GT - Damage to bumper assembly & hood latch area
Replies: 3
Views: 531

Re: 2009 GT - Damage to bumper assembly & hood latch area

Take some pics of the underside of the car and the bumper, so maybe we can give you some information. I know most all of the body splash panels under the car and other parts are available fairly cheap on ebay and possibly from other online sources, so I would think you could fix it properly for a fe...
by trb
Wed Jul 13, 2016 5:26 pm
Forum: GenVibe Garage
Topic: SickVibes - 2009 Vibe GT
Replies: 23
Views: 3493

Re: SickVibes - 2009 Vibe GT

Welcome to the "Real" genVibe (not that facebook site :lol: ) Nice work so far. Got mixed feelings on the hood though. Anything is better than the plain hood. Where can this Vibe be seen in person? It was in Nashville a few weeks ago. You could have seen it then! :D We did miss you there,...
by trb
Wed Jul 13, 2016 5:17 pm
Forum: The Vibe Lounge
Topic: New to me 03 GT
Replies: 12
Views: 2238

Re: New to me 03 GT

Nice! Love the red color. It was what I wanted when I was looking for my last GT, but had to settle for a Neptune one that was really nice. Welcome and it sounds like you are enjoying it a lot. I only got about 24mpg in mine, but I admit, I hit lift a lot! :D
by trb
Wed Jul 13, 2016 5:00 pm
Forum: The Vibe Lounge
Topic: Totaled Vibe - head-on
Replies: 15
Views: 1573

Re: Totaled Vibe - head-on

Glad he is OK, as that is what's important for sure. Great to see the car did it's job when it was required. Looked like a really clean Vibe. Sorry to see it go.
by trb
Fri Jul 01, 2016 8:54 pm
Forum: GenVibe Garage
Topic: SickVibes - 2009 Vibe GT
Replies: 23
Views: 3493

Re: SickVibes - 2009 Vibe GT

Nice looking car! Seems like I've seen it somewhere before.... :D

You've done a great job with it Trey!
by trb
Sun Jun 12, 2016 7:07 pm
Forum: Audio, Electronics, Electrical
Topic: Question regarding factory head units
Replies: 12
Views: 2035

Re: Question regarding factory head units

Security light is bogus on these cars, so that has nothing to do with it. I swapped the same stock radio from my son's 06 into my 03 GT with the nav and DVD changer since my nav screen was dead too, and it works perfectly, even using the changer for CDs. Did he mess with any wiring when he swapped u...
by trb
Fri May 27, 2016 8:23 pm
Forum: Audio, Electronics, Electrical
Topic: Ticking noise from middle of dashboard
Replies: 7
Views: 1491

Re: Ticking noise from middle of dashboard

Have you checked to make sure it is not the AC recirculate gear? The teeth on the gear break often and when that happens, the gear causes a clicking noise in the center of the dash. It often goes away if you press the recirc button. http://forums.genvibe.com/phpBB3/viewtopic.php?f=17&t=3435&...
by trb
Fri May 27, 2016 8:07 pm
Forum: GenVibe Garage
Topic: Thestorm- '05 Vibe Base
Replies: 24
Views: 2245

Re: Thestorm- '05 Vibe Base

Welcome! Nice looking Vibe and bonus points for the cute dog too!

Good luck with your Vibe!
by trb
Fri May 27, 2016 8:04 pm
Forum: Problems & Warranty Issues
Topic: 2009 Pontiac Vibe burning large amounts of Oil.
Replies: 18
Views: 5711

Re: 2009 Pontiac Vibe burning large amounts of Oil.

Welcome and sorry to hear you are having these issues! I would do as others suggested and have the PCV checked and get a second opinion on it. If they both conclude it needs to be rebuilt, I would probably find a motor from a 2010 Vibe or 2010-2013 Matrix or Corolla and swap that one in for probably...
by trb
Thu May 26, 2016 7:03 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: GenVibe Meet 2016
Replies: 73
Views: 12281

Re: GenVibe Meet 2016

OK guys I WILL BE THERE! Got the new job situation all sorted out, got permission from my boss, and booked a flight to Nashville on the 24th and I will leave late on the 26th. This will be an expensive little trip, but I've been wanting to go!
by trb
Thu May 26, 2016 6:10 pm
Forum: GenVibe Garage
Topic: BustedVibe - 2004 Base
Replies: 23
Views: 2180

Re: BustedVibe - 2004 Base

Welcome and congrats on the Vibe! It looks pretty good IMO, and like was said, it has character now. Good luck with it!
by trb
Sun May 22, 2016 5:18 pm
Forum: The Vibe Lounge
Topic: How many miles on your Vibes?
Replies: 889
Views: 128149

Re: How many miles on your Vibes?

I haven't been watching, but my GT turned over 230K a couple of weeks ago, and my son's 06 has 80k.
by trb
Fri May 20, 2016 8:01 pm
Forum: Engine & Transmission
Topic: Transmission Help
Replies: 4
Views: 1280

Re: Transmission Help

Look on www.car-part.com It takes one from only an 03-06 AWD Vibe or Matrix. Looks like some run between $450 and $800 for used in MI, and $1400 for a rebuilt one.
by trb
Wed May 18, 2016 6:51 pm
Forum: For Sale/Wanted
Topic: PARTS: cargo mat,roof rack caps,mat hooks,dash parts
Replies: 39
Views: 6485

Re: PARTS: cargo mat,cross bars,roof rack caps,mat hooks,dash parts

I actually have two sets of cross bars now. They don't have much paint on the top part, worn down to the bare aluminum, and I have a Matrix bumper protector which is a bit different. I have new pics to post of everything. What is your zip so I can quote shipping? It is about 9 pounds. Can you quote...
by trb
Sun May 15, 2016 8:16 pm
Forum: For Sale/Wanted
Topic: Is this worth selling? Would I find a buyer?
Replies: 8
Views: 1321

Re: Is this worth selling? Would I find a buyer?

If you have to pay someone to replace the clutch, then the car is not worth a lot. The prior owner of my Vibe paid about $1,400 for a new clutch, slave cylinder and master cylinder about 3 years ago, then sold it to me a year later for $2,900. The cheap replacement went out about 1-1/2 years ago and...
by trb
Thu May 12, 2016 7:31 pm
Forum: For Sale/Wanted
Topic: Cargo Cover for 2009-10
Replies: 4
Views: 816

Re: Cargo Cover for 2009-10

Pontiac had a more rigid accordion fold up style like the older Vibes had also. It is a dark grey color. Several people on here have that one http://www.ebay.com/itm/2009-10-Pontiac-Vibe-Cargo-Security-Shade-Cover-Black-GM-19171208-/331417581496?fits=Model%3AVibe&hash=item4d2a06f7b8:g:USUAAOSw3y...
by trb
Wed May 11, 2016 7:42 pm
Forum: The Vibe Lounge
Topic: New owner
Replies: 7
Views: 804

Re: New owner

Welcome! Looking forward to some pics of your new Vibe.
by trb
Wed May 11, 2016 7:33 pm
Forum: For Sale/Wanted
Topic: Cargo Cover for 2009-10
Replies: 4
Views: 816

Re: Cargo Cover for 2009-10

I still have my fold up one from my 2010 GT. Never did put it back on ebay.

viewtopic.php?f=46&t=43792&p=502083&hilit=cargo+cover#p502083
by trb
Mon May 09, 2016 7:22 pm
Forum: Problems & Warranty Issues
Topic: 09 Vibe grinding shifting into 3rd gear even after replacing transmission.
Replies: 14
Views: 2670

Re: 09 Vibe grinding shifting into 3rd gear even after replacing transmission.

That does sound odd that it is only grinding when cold. My first thought is a lubrication issue, but since you've changed it a couple of times, that might not be it. But it is a relatively cheap thing to try. On my Mustang it would grind when I had water contaminated fluid, and once I changed it, it...

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