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by Water boy
Thu Aug 23, 2018 12:52 pm
Forum: For Sale/Wanted
Topic: Want to buy for 2008 Vibe
Replies: 1
Views: 249

Want to buy for 2008 Vibe

Looking for the louver and fog light assembly for the 2008 Vibe. I have attached a pic of the driver side. I want the passenger side.
I'm in 22405 zip code.


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by Water boy
Wed Jun 08, 2016 7:11 pm
Forum: Engine & Transmission
Topic: O/D button no longer works
Replies: 5
Views: 1074

Re: O/D button no longer works

Mine has the same problem. It works intermittently. For a while just putting pressure on the shifter knob/stick a certain way would seem to help it engage so I am guessing either broken switch on the shifter, or more likely a broken wire. It bugs me and I thought about it the entire time that I was...
by Water boy
Wed Jun 01, 2016 3:30 pm
Forum: For Sale/Wanted
Topic: Supercharged 04 Vibe for sale, parts thread
Replies: 102
Views: 13000

Re: Bob's for sale/part pickin' thread

Front license plate holder still available?
by Water boy
Fri Apr 22, 2016 8:35 am
Forum: Handling, Suspension, & Brakes
Topic: Sublimes front brake tutorial
Replies: 55
Views: 28350

Re: Sublimes front brake tutorial

I just HATE when that happens. I think it is selfish. BUT, not knowing the situation here I'll hold the rest of my judgments. I've posted pics in forums years ago and those pics are STILL available. Now some forums have the ability to host the pics within the forum which eliminates that problem. Doe...
by Water boy
Sun Aug 31, 2014 7:27 pm
Forum: Washing, Waxing, Cleaning
Topic: Easy way to remove badge residue?
Replies: 7
Views: 1200

Re: Easy way to remove badge residue?

I use isopropyl alcohol 90%.
by Water boy
Sun Aug 31, 2014 7:24 pm
Forum: Tech Info & Do-It-Yourself Info
Topic: HVAC Damper Door Actuator Motor UPDATE 08/2014
Replies: 28
Views: 11674

Re: HVAC Damper Door Actuator Motor UPDATE 08/2014

Tried everything in this forum before removing the airbag, but it ended up being easy. If you did it a second time, you couldn't flip the gear again. Did you buy a new actuator? Who & price? Btw great pix. Is that a phone camera or what? Yea, I bought a new one since I thought I already did the 180...
by Water boy
Sat Aug 30, 2014 5:50 pm
Forum: Tech Info & Do-It-Yourself Info
Topic: HVAC Damper Door Actuator Motor UPDATE 08/2014
Replies: 28
Views: 11674

Re: HVAC Damper Door Actuator Motor UPDATE 08/2014

Had to replace the "motor" again. Saw where someone said to got thru the airbag hole. Take ALL manufacturer's precautions when working around/near/with any airbag device. So here are some pics. There are 2 10mm nuts (one on each side) and 1 12mm in the center. There are also some tabs that must be p...
by Water boy
Sat Aug 30, 2014 5:32 pm
Forum: Maintenance Bay
Topic: Cabin Filter Source Update
Replies: 15
Views: 1876

Cabin Filter Source Update

Did a quick search and didn't find anybody posting their source for the cabin filter....recently. Those I did find were no longer valid on the internet. So, the best I could find today (P/N 800038P) was at Rockauto. $3.62 (USD) x 4 each = 14.48 + shipping 8.87 = 23.35 (5.84ea) I did find it for 85 c...
by Water boy
Sat Aug 30, 2014 2:04 pm
Forum: Maintenance Bay
Topic: Coolant System Maintenance Question
Replies: 6
Views: 2863

Re: Coolant System Maintenance Question

Thanks for your advice. I thought about it a little more and have decided to definitely change the thermostat and cap. I'll do the heater hoses while I'm at it too on recommendation of Chilton's. I'd rather do it now preventatively than have to do it later and spend more on the coolant again. I'm a...
by Water boy
Mon Jun 30, 2014 5:12 pm
Forum: The Vibe Lounge
Topic: What are the front tire flaps for?
Replies: 5
Views: 619

Re: What are the front tire flaps for?

Hummm
Another item the body shop did not re-install on the wife's car. The list keeps getting longer.
by Water boy
Wed Jun 25, 2014 5:38 pm
Forum: Problems & Warranty Issues
Topic: Weird noise from the front of the car
Replies: 6
Views: 625

Re: Weird noise from the front of the car

Tonyz400 wrote:The tires are brand new on the front. And why would the noise go away when I touch the clutch even if the car is rolling
Got me on that..............my bad.
Not sure why I went down that road.
Not enuf coffee?
Not enuf beer?
Not enuf sleep?
Not enuf sumthun..........
by Water boy
Wed Jun 25, 2014 5:02 am
Forum: Problems & Warranty Issues
Topic: Weird noise from the front of the car
Replies: 6
Views: 625

Re: Weird noise from the front of the car

Switch the front and rear tires one at a time.
by Water boy
Wed Jun 25, 2014 5:00 am
Forum: Audio, Electronics, Electrical
Topic: A/C air temp question
Replies: 4
Views: 553

Re: A/C air temp question

A/C is generally rated in "Degree Days". If your system, say at home, is rated for "20 Degree Day" then if the temp outside is 100* it can cool the inside down to 80*. Sure you can get a system to cool that down to 70* but the cost is a lot higher for the equipment. It is a balancing act usually dri...
by Water boy
Sat Jun 07, 2014 1:01 pm
Forum: Interior
Topic: Quieten the interior?
Replies: 6
Views: 1059

Re: Quieten the interior?

Found the link to what I did.

Didn't realize I did this over 3 years ago.

Still no regrets.

viewtopic.php?f=29&t=35813
by Water boy
Sun Jun 01, 2014 5:13 pm
Forum: The Vibe Lounge
Topic: Vibe Coolant
Replies: 54
Views: 5347

Re: Vibe Coolant

I just did a coolant drain on the 2003 vibe GT this weekend. pulled almost all the coolant out of the system. and then refilled with Peak 50/50 Pre-Diluted... It took One Gallon at the time.. and then a 1/4 after the first drive.. now its all topped off :D From what iv been reading the dex-cool eat...
by Water boy
Sat May 31, 2014 12:55 pm
Forum: Interior
Topic: Quieten the interior?
Replies: 6
Views: 1059

Re: Quieten the interior?

Somewhere on here I posted (w/pics) what I did to reduce the noise.
I didn't measure before/after db's but there was a definite difference to the good.
No regrets.
by Water boy
Sat May 31, 2014 12:48 pm
Forum: The Others
Topic: Starting using a Battery Charger
Replies: 10
Views: 736

Re: Starting using a Battery Charger

Some battery chargers need to "see" some amount of voltage before they will activate.
by Water boy
Sat May 31, 2014 11:31 am
Forum: The Vibe Lounge
Topic: Vibe Coolant
Replies: 54
Views: 5347

Re: Vibe Coolant

I just did a coolant drain on the 2003 vibe GT this weekend. pulled almost all the coolant out of the system. and then refilled with Peak 50/50 Pre-Diluted... It took One Gallon at the time.. and then a 1/4 after the first drive.. now its all topped off :D From what iv been reading the dex-cool eat...
by Water boy
Sat May 31, 2014 11:27 am
Forum: The Vibe Lounge
Topic: Vibe Coolant
Replies: 54
Views: 5347

Re: Vibe Coolant

gtv237 wrote:I was wondering about that too. The manual says dexcool but they come with toyota SSLC.
Remember ... the manual is written from GM's viewpoint.
by Water boy
Sat May 31, 2014 11:17 am
Forum: Maintenance Bay
Topic: How to change serpentine belt?
Replies: 5
Views: 2752

Re: How to change serpentine belt?

Use a 'slim' breaker bar to relieve the tension, I have one that barely fits between the tensioner and the side of the engine compartment. Use one hand to pull the tensioner towards the front of the car and then use the other hand to slip the belt off of the alternator. When you put the new belt on...
by Water boy
Sat Apr 12, 2014 1:40 pm
Forum: The Vibe Lounge
Topic: Vibe AUTO gears down when braking on steep hill. Normal??
Replies: 5
Views: 568

Re: Vibe AUTO gears down when braking on steep hill. Normal?

I think the "steep hill" is coincidence. The part of the 'puter that controls the trans/throttle/speed seems to have an odd calibration that is not apparent is other cars I have driven. The programming must have been delegated to the new kid. The one that his mother drove him to/from work since he w...
by Water boy
Sat Apr 12, 2014 1:23 pm
Forum: Interior
Topic: Cheap Menards cargo mat.
Replies: 1
Views: 832

Re: Cheap Menards cargo mat.

I know the stock one in the wife's 2008 slides around alot. Never got around to velcroing it.

Great find.
by Water boy
Thu Apr 03, 2014 8:02 am
Forum: Handling, Suspension, & Brakes
Topic: GM shop time for a front brake job?
Replies: 19
Views: 1895

Re: GM shop time for a front brake job?

I've driven cars and motorcycles for over 54 years, Never turned a rotor, never had a drum ground. Just put in new shoes or pads, drive aware for a few miles. Never had a problem. I'm sure there will those who disagree and YMMV . I'm glad you never had a problem. As you say ... YMMV. I've almost NE...
by Water boy
Wed Apr 02, 2014 6:36 am
Forum: Audio, Electronics, Electrical
Topic: No O/D light on dash when I press the button.
Replies: 6
Views: 967

Re: No O/D light on dash when I press the button.

Mine quit working 2-3 years ago for no obvious reason.
The button makes no change in transmission or bulb status.

Don't really care since I can't come up with a situation that I need that "feature" as Bill Gates would say.
by Water boy
Sun Mar 30, 2014 11:14 am
Forum: Handling, Suspension, & Brakes
Topic: Sublimes front brake tutorial
Replies: 55
Views: 28350

Re: Sublimes front brake tutorial

Zimm wrote:i use a monster old C clamp i have in the garage. the opening is probably 12 inches or so. haven't found a caliper piston i can't compress with it.
Me to.

The Channel Lock is for emergency purposes only.
...or wanting to impress the wifey. :lol:
by Water boy
Sat Mar 29, 2014 8:57 pm
Forum: Handling, Suspension, & Brakes
Topic: Sublimes front brake tutorial
Replies: 55
Views: 28350

Re: Sublimes front brake tutorial

Yikes...has that caliper been at the bottom of the Indian Ocean??? Corrosion / rust I know this is an older thread but I always open the bleeder using a one-man-bottle while compressing the piston. You could use a set of these to compress with. http://g-ecx.images-amazon.com/images/G/01/th/aplus/cha...
by Water boy
Thu Mar 27, 2014 3:19 pm
Forum: The Others
Topic: 06-09 honda Civics may get free engine replacement
Replies: 1
Views: 519

Re: 06-09 honda Civics may get free engine replacement

Much better than GM did related to the DEX coolant problem.

Also much better than GM did with the leaking of coolant into the crankcase through a faulty head casting. They admitted a problem but did not repair/replace except under extremely narrow conditions.
by Water boy
Tue Mar 25, 2014 6:30 pm
Forum: Maintenance Bay
Topic: Derale Tranny Cooler
Replies: 10
Views: 925

Re: Derale Tranny Cooler

MOST IMPORTANT ! ! ! Get a Stacked Plate cooler. This is what I installed on my work van. http://derale.com/products/coolers/transmission/remote-mount2013-10-28-09-53-271226240719/17-row-series-9000-plate-fin-transmission-cooler-kit-detail I know, not for your application. I bypassed the radiator c...
by Water boy
Tue Mar 25, 2014 6:17 pm
Forum: Handling, Suspension, & Brakes
Topic: Project PowerStop: Complete 2009 Vibe GT brake upgrade
Replies: 51
Views: 8744

Re: Project PowerStop: Complete 2009 Vibe GT brake upgrade

Nice project. Too late for your job, but in case someone else reads this. I installed Hawk yellow box pads and EBC slotted/dimpled rotors. The hats are still new looking after a year. Stops on a dime. Hate the "ticking" of the rotors. Not sure if it is the "slots" or "dimples". I've already had to t...
by Water boy
Thu Mar 20, 2014 6:05 pm
Forum: Problems & Warranty Issues
Topic: Vacuum cleaner sound when trying to crank?
Replies: 5
Views: 554

Re: Vacuum cleaner sound when trying to crank?

Thanks y'all. Yeah, my father-in-law said the Bendix (I had no idea what that was) when he heard it, and the guy who happened to be walking past while we were looking at it said starter too. We banged on it to try to at least save the tow fee, to no avail. It was a big surprise to me, because last ...
by Water boy
Thu Mar 20, 2014 3:49 pm
Forum: Problems & Warranty Issues
Topic: Vacuum cleaner sound when trying to crank?
Replies: 5
Views: 554

Re: Vacuum cleaner sound when trying to crank?

Is it the starter motor not engaging the Bendix?
Is it the HVAC motor?
by Water boy
Tue Mar 18, 2014 7:53 pm
Forum: Exterior
Topic: Windshield Replaced
Replies: 2
Views: 469

Windshield Replaced

Couldn't exactly figure which "department" this belongs in. Anyway, need to have the windshield replaced on the wife's 08. Took a rock on the far right passenger pillar edge and within 3 hours an 18" crack has formed. Here in Georgia I have to pay for the replacement using up whatever deductible I h...
by Water boy
Tue Mar 18, 2014 7:40 pm
Forum: Handling, Suspension, & Brakes
Topic: GM shop time for a front brake job?
Replies: 19
Views: 1895

Re: GM shop time for a front brake job?

Somewhere on this site is an excellent "how to".
Don't forget the beer or hot chocolate.
by Water boy
Tue Mar 18, 2014 11:36 am
Forum: Maintenance Bay
Topic: Oil Filter Question 2008 1ZZFE
Replies: 7
Views: 952

Re: Oil Filter Question 2008 1ZZFE

I used Purolators exclusively for the last couple of years. they're readily available for a good price at Meijer where I also purchase all of my oil. But after seeing the Purolator Media Tear Crisis of 2014 over on BITOG , perhaps I'll try a Wix next time. :lol: Likely something from NAPA. There's ...
by Water boy
Sun Mar 16, 2014 9:53 am
Forum: Exterior
Topic: LED bulb questions - 2009-2010 Vibe
Replies: 13
Views: 1494

Re: LED bulb questions - 2009-2010 Vibe

I was wanting to make all of the lights except for the headlights on my work can because I'm afraid to use the hazards due to the fast battery drain. That is how I found the "safety" issue. Probably do it anyway. Was gonna do the wife's Vibe but not sure ... yet. In the South not much issue of ice/s...
by Water boy
Sat Mar 15, 2014 6:11 pm
Forum: Exterior
Topic: LED bulb questions - 2009-2010 Vibe
Replies: 13
Views: 1494

Re: LED bulb questions - 2009-2010 Vibe

While I was researching LEDs I stumbled on this forum:
http://www.candlepowerforums.com/vb/forum.php
Apparently replacing any (almost any) exterior incandescent with LED is a major safety violation, which could lead to lawsuits if something happens.
Hummmmm...
by Water boy
Mon Mar 10, 2014 4:27 pm
Forum: Problems & Warranty Issues
Topic: Gas smell turns out to be pressure regulator
Replies: 5
Views: 1803

Re: Gas smell turns out to be pressure regulator

Always glad to get a "final report". Helps others during the troubleshooting time. Thanks.
by Water boy
Sat Mar 08, 2014 2:18 pm
Forum: Maintenance Bay
Topic: Question: How to do a simple drain and fill of coolant?
Replies: 2
Views: 903

Re: Question: How to do a simple drain and fill of coolant?

Got a description or pic of that block drain? Reach from the top or underneath?

Wasn't there some discussion as to which Toyota pink coolant to use?
by Water boy
Sat Mar 08, 2014 2:09 pm
Forum: Maintenance Bay
Topic: Oil Filter Question 2008 1ZZFE
Replies: 7
Views: 952

Oil Filter Question 2008 1ZZFE

OK, I've been all over this forum (and others). More confused now than when I started. I don't want a full blown discussion, that has obviously already been done.......many times. I've used: NAPA 1394 WallyWorld ST4967 (hard to find) AcDelco PF1233 (most recently used) I'm looking to switch over to ...
by Water boy
Sat Mar 08, 2014 8:41 am
Forum: The Vibe Lounge
Topic: Maintenance past 200,000 miles?
Replies: 16
Views: 3147

Re: Maintenance past 200,000 miles?

Get your oil checked at Blackstone every time. Cheap investment. May head off future issues. As to some not kind thoughts of you "making a change", I understand. Sometimes a person's rear end needs a new seat relationship. A top mechanic at Toyota told me once years ago that the BOOMIN' of the boom-...
by Water boy
Tue Mar 04, 2014 3:33 pm
Forum: Tech Info & Do-It-Yourself Info
Topic: Engine Cover/Fuse Box
Replies: 6
Views: 1308

Re: Engine Cover/Fuse Box

Like your "can't forget" oil capacity notation.

I've got a measuring glass that I keep in my oil change kit that is marked as a reminder.
by Water boy
Wed Feb 19, 2014 5:07 pm
Forum: Problems & Warranty Issues
Topic: Overheating issues
Replies: 14
Views: 2614

Re: Overheating issues

YIKES

I've heard of one or two but all three?

You did put on a Gatorback belt right?
by Water boy
Tue Feb 18, 2014 6:30 pm
Forum: Audio, Electronics, Electrical
Topic: Looking to install an aftermarket stereo or AUX .
Replies: 2
Views: 798

Re: Looking to install an aftermarket stereo or AUX .

I added an AUX.
Here is the link
viewtopic.php?f=18&t=41984" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
by Water boy
Mon Feb 03, 2014 8:48 am
Forum: Interior
Topic: I Found The Best All Weather Floor Mats
Replies: 8
Views: 2062

Re: I Found The Best All Weather Floor Mats

Got a reply:
The special price for 62150B: $79.98, Reg: $79.98,
The shipping fee: $20.00.
It is available in stock now, available color: Grey, Beige.
What color did you get? Looked black to me.

Oh yea, you don't talk much in your YouTubes. :lol:
by Water boy
Mon Feb 03, 2014 5:48 am
Forum: Problems & Warranty Issues
Topic: Recirculate door motor stripped
Replies: 48
Views: 24203

Re: Recirculate door motor stripped

As someone mentioned elsewhere relate to this fix, the size of your hands has a lot to do with the ease of success besides the other "tools".

Glad it worked for you.

Good to know that there is useful info on this site being posted by helping members.
by Water boy
Sun Feb 02, 2014 7:16 pm
Forum: Problems & Warranty Issues
Topic: Can I dirve it wihtout the belt on?
Replies: 10
Views: 545

Re: Can I dirve it wihtout the belt on?

OP stated 15 feet.
Not an issue unless the OP does a full warm up of the engine prior to the over 10 foot distance to the garage.
/sarc
by Water boy
Sun Feb 02, 2014 3:46 pm
Forum: Audio, Electronics, Electrical
Topic: which aux adapter do i need?
Replies: 3
Views: 760

Re: which aux adapter do i need?

Here is the link to what I used.

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by Water boy
Sun Feb 02, 2014 3:36 pm
Forum: Problems & Warranty Issues
Topic: Recirculate door motor stripped
Replies: 48
Views: 24203

Re: Recirculate door motor stripped

Yea I had a U-joint thingy but couldn't quite get it in there. The taped up socket worked well and used it to install the screws also. Just want to post another option just removing the Glove Box. Taking out the Radio was useless. In this link is my pic of the tools I used. http://forums.genvibe.co...
by Water boy
Sun Feb 02, 2014 3:08 pm
Forum: Interior
Topic: I Found The Best All Weather Floor Mats
Replies: 8
Views: 2062

Re: I Found The Best All Weather Floor Mats

Yikes ... THREE floor mats per side?

Yep, wife's car is needing a set.

Looks like an opportunity for a group buy.

I'm ready.