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by joatmon
Wed Sep 23, 2020 5:30 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Coronavirus
Replies: 70
Views: 3196

Re: Coronavirus

Google maps app is now getting a layer that shows some covid data, the 7 day average of new cases per 100K people, and whether its increasing/decreasing or steady. https://www.engadget.com/google-maps-now-shows-you-covid-19-stats-173343901.html says my county is at 7.4/100K and increasing I see the ...
by joatmon
Wed Sep 23, 2020 5:24 pm
Forum: The Others
Topic: CA to ban new gas vehicles 2035
Replies: 3
Views: 29

CA to ban new gas vehicles 2035

Seems like this is where things are going but its weird to see it

California Governor Signs Order Banning Sales Of New Gasoline Cars By 2035
by joatmon
Wed Sep 23, 2020 4:24 pm
Forum: Problems & Warranty Issues
Topic: Heat and A/C not working
Replies: 2
Views: 21

Re: Heat and A/C not working

Welcome to genvibe. There's things that cause the heat to not work, and there's things that cause the AC to not work, but identifying one common cause for both is a challenge. The only thing I can think of would be the blend door control. The temperature control in the dash moves a mechanical cable ...
by joatmon
Wed Sep 16, 2020 7:48 pm
Forum: The Others
Topic: Auto Show Hunters
Replies: 52
Views: 2183

Re: Auto Show Hunters

Salivating....................in case you missed the premier on Monday night.......... https://www.msn.com/en-us/autos/news/2022-hyundai-tucson-unveiled-with-bold-style-hybrid-and-plug-in-options/ar-BB192sNn?ocid=uxbndlbing Hopefully they will have fixed the spontaneous combustion issue by then :P
by joatmon
Wed Sep 16, 2020 7:42 pm
Forum: Tech Info & Do-It-Yourself Info
Topic: How to unclog rear passenger-side drain for sunroof(2003 Vibe)?
Replies: 26
Views: 6753

Re: How to unclog rear passenger-side drain for sunroof(2003 Vibe)?

Thanks for the heads-up on the front drains; are they right at the corners? Or do I need to pull down the headliner to get to the hose? There's no need to pull the headliner, the front drain holes are accessible with just opening the sunroof. I know I have and the site has pics of the drain holes, ...
by joatmon
Tue Sep 15, 2020 11:11 am
Forum: Engine & Transmission
Topic: 1ZZ FE Exhaust Header Help
Replies: 1
Views: 40

Re: 1ZZ FE Exhaust Header Help

The toyota part number for an 03 base (not GT or AWD) exhaust header is 17104-0D040. Looking at pics of that part number and the pic in the ebay sale you posted, I can't tell how closely the two align. You'd expect them to bolt onto the engine fine, but can't tell how well the other end would line u...
by joatmon
Tue Sep 15, 2020 7:04 am
Forum: The Vibe Lounge
Topic: Pontiac Discrimination
Replies: 7
Views: 119

Re: Pontiac Discrimination

Frosty is a good color for a car that has to live in a Texas summer.

I agree that its time to switch to a different shop.

If at some point you do run into trouble finding a part for it, let us know so we can help.
by joatmon
Tue Sep 15, 2020 6:52 am
Forum: Tech Info & Do-It-Yourself Info
Topic: How to unclog rear passenger-side drain for sunroof(2003 Vibe)?
Replies: 26
Views: 6753

Re: How to unclog rear passenger-side drain for sunroof(2003 Vibe)?

My 2003 GT sunroof is leaking at the top of the A-pillar, inside the headliner. The 6" of rain we had yesterday did not help. Where do those emerge under the car? There are four drains, one in each corner. The two rear ones are hard to access from above, but the exit tubes are clearly visible under...
by joatmon
Fri Sep 11, 2020 10:19 am
Forum: Engine & Transmission
Topic: Cold start rattle noise
Replies: 6
Views: 68

Re: Cold start rattle noise

Maybe the first thing I would try is to take off the serpentine belt. Even if it doesn't eliminate the noise, that test will rule out all of the belt driven things from being possible causes. Its a relatively easy and free thing to try. Just be sure to not run the engine long without the belt, you n...
by joatmon
Tue Sep 08, 2020 12:08 pm
Forum: Maintenance Bay
Topic: Where is the fuel filter hiding?
Replies: 3
Views: 47

Re: Where is the fuel filter hiding?

It's inside the fuel tank, attached to the fuel pump, which you can access through the port hole under the rear seat. Its not in the maintenance schedule because its is not considered something that would normally need to be replaced over the lifetime of the car. Are you having symptoms that lead yo...
by joatmon
Mon Sep 07, 2020 9:54 am
Forum: Audio, Electronics, Electrical
Topic: Fob Will Not Work Unless 5 Feet From Vibe
Replies: 9
Views: 247

Re: Fob Will Not Work Unless 5 Feet From Vibe

Well, I thought it was in there, but I was going on other folks info, and had never pulled that trim panel to verify, so I humbly apologize for misleading you. I have no idea what I was able to feel in that area on mine when I had it. If I still owned one, I'd go yank the trim and check myself. One ...
by joatmon
Sat Sep 05, 2020 5:44 am
Forum: The Vibe Lounge
Topic: 04 vibe how to carry an electric wheelchair
Replies: 5
Views: 72

Re: 04 vibe how to carry an electric wheelchair

one problem with using just a cargo basket is loading and unloading the 160 pound chair Using an adapter to expand a 1-1/4 hitch to accept a 2 inch hitch adds length to the arm of the hitch, this extension acts as a weight multiplier 2Fto125M.jpg kinda like the difference between picking up a gallon...
by joatmon
Thu Sep 03, 2020 11:50 am
Forum: Audio, Electronics, Electrical
Topic: Keyfob retrofit
Replies: 3
Views: 60

Re: Keyfob retrofit

Hey odysseus4 ;) My first vibe had manual locks, and I thought about adding them, but never did, so I do not know first hand how involved a task it is. It comes up here from time to time, two approaches are to either scrounge the factory parts from junkyards, or get an aftermarket kit. http://forums...
by joatmon
Sun Aug 30, 2020 7:08 am
Forum: Audio, Electronics, Electrical
Topic: Need electrical? system help
Replies: 17
Views: 168

Re: Need electrical? system help

No one has mentioned it yet, possibly a bad ignition switch? I was wondering that also, until he finally mentioned that he wasn't getting any emergency flashers. Those are supposed to work all the time, key in or not, they're independent of the ignition switch. Same with the horn. Unless there's be...
by joatmon
Sun Aug 30, 2020 6:58 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: C'mon GenVibe! Let's help the world!
Replies: 69
Views: 11141

Re: C'mon GenVibe! Let's help the world!

So that our team would have a captain again (for whatever that role entails,) I took the liberty and appointed myself to that role. I'm not going anywhere. :D If any of the two other current members would like that role instead, let me know. I would have voted for whichever of you two wanted the ti...
by joatmon
Tue Aug 25, 2020 5:51 pm
Forum: Engine & Transmission
Topic: O2 sensors, what are good voltages for upstream and downstream?
Replies: 3
Views: 80

Re: O2 sensors, what are good voltages for upstream and downstream?

Edited to remove info on 03 models that doesn't apply to 07s and was misleading
by joatmon
Tue Aug 25, 2020 5:15 pm
Forum: Audio, Electronics, Electrical
Topic: Need electrical? system help
Replies: 17
Views: 168

Re: Need electrical? system help

First, Welcome to genvibe! Second, sorry to hear about the troubles When I've had random loss of all electrical power issues, it's been from corroded battery terminals. Others here have sometimes had problems with ground connections from the battery. When its dead, is it everything dead, no lights/h...
by joatmon
Sat Aug 22, 2020 9:13 am
Forum: Latest News
Topic: Last Production Vibe Found & Purchased
Replies: 59
Views: 19767

Re: Last Production Vibe Found & Purchased

This is the only pic of the last vibe that I had saved off
lastvibe.jpg
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by joatmon
Sat Aug 15, 2020 1:19 pm
Forum: For Sale/Wanted
Topic: Wanted: Vibe GT Black 2005
Replies: 5
Views: 210

Re: Wanted: Vibe GT Black 2005

I was goiing to recommend autotrader, and cars.com, but neither of those sites currently have a black 05 GT anywhere
by joatmon
Sat Aug 15, 2020 1:10 pm
Forum: The Vibe Lounge
Topic: Confession of an ex-Viber
Replies: 23
Views: 1619

Re: Confession of an ex-Viber

I''ve had the forester for a year now There's so much techno wizardry in this car that I am paranoid about the warranty. Today I did the 12K mile service, even though the odometer is only a little over 8K, but the book does say every 6 months/6K miles, "whichever comes first" Seems excessive, the ca...
by joatmon
Fri Aug 14, 2020 6:21 am
Forum: Wheels & Tires
Topic: Lug nut size
Replies: 6
Views: 1300

Re: Lug nut size

the alloy wheels take the flat with washer, the steelies get the acorns. an example of flat with washer nuts for Vibe alloys is https://www.dormanproducts.com/p-10227-611-211.aspx 611-211.40-003.jpg although I'm not sure if these have a separate floating washer, or if one is needed. maybe flat flang...
by joatmon
Thu Aug 13, 2020 3:53 am
Forum: Audio, Electronics, Electrical
Topic: Fob Will Not Work Unless 5 Feet From Vibe
Replies: 9
Views: 247

Re: Fob Will Not Work Unless 5 Feet From Vibe

On my 03, the fob receiver was above and slightly behind the rear passenger side tire, behind the plastic interior trim. Have to pull the interior trim for access, unless you have squid arms to reach in from the tail light access door. Can't remember, but I think the receiver module doesn't have a s...
by joatmon
Mon Aug 10, 2020 6:17 pm
Forum: Exterior
Topic: Addition to the Vibe
Replies: 7
Views: 213

Re: Addition to the Vibe

I like them. http://www.genvibe.com/images/misc/forum/emthup.gif sorry I put the right side in twice. For what its worth, you can edit your posts, including the attachments. After you've posted, (and, obviously are logged on) you will see four buttons along the top right of your post. the left one t...
by joatmon
Mon Aug 10, 2020 6:02 pm
Forum: Tech Info & Do-It-Yourself Info
Topic: Which AC compressor clutch? '04 AWD
Replies: 4
Views: 116

Re: Which AC compressor clutch? '04 AWD

When i looked at GM parts sources, they only give me options for base and GT. Did the listing you saw specifically say it would not fit the AWD, or was the AWD just not separately listed? When I look at this ebay listing (for example purposes only, no specific vendor recommendation) https://www.ebay...
by joatmon
Sun Aug 09, 2020 4:20 pm
Forum: Problems & Warranty Issues
Topic: Mystery noise, mystery part...
Replies: 19
Views: 334

Re: Mystery noise, mystery part...

Nice. Even if the part is pricey, it's got to be reassuring to know that the sound is not the engine or tranny about to explode, 'cuz that awful sound is scary to hear coming out of a car
by joatmon
Sun Aug 09, 2020 2:45 pm
Forum: Problems & Warranty Issues
Topic: Mystery noise, mystery part...
Replies: 19
Views: 334

Re: Mystery noise, mystery part...

if it has an electrical connector, disconnect it and see if the noise still happens
by joatmon
Sun Aug 09, 2020 9:09 am
Forum: Problems & Warranty Issues
Topic: Mystery noise, mystery part...
Replies: 19
Views: 334

Re: Mystery noise, mystery part...

I wonder what it is about the Vibes that the tires wear a hole in the fender liner. Can't remember what is down there under the battery where you can feel the vibration, looks like a hose of some sort. Could it be a power steering hose? One relatively easy test would be to do a cold start with the s...
by joatmon
Sat Aug 08, 2020 2:36 pm
Forum: The Vibe Lounge
Topic: air conditioner not cooling well 2009 vibe base
Replies: 13
Views: 306

Re: air conditioner not cooling well 2009 vibe base

The last time I did it to my 03 tacoma, I bought a can that had a gauge on it. Hook up the can, start the car, turn the AC on max, pull the trigger on the can until the pressure reads in the green range. I went to the top of the green range, since the truck has a slow leak somewhere, have to do it e...
by joatmon
Fri Aug 07, 2020 4:22 pm
Forum: GenVibe Garage
Topic: My 2006 GT remodeled
Replies: 2
Views: 134

Re: My 2006 GT remodeled

really sharp looking. Image
by joatmon
Fri Aug 07, 2020 4:17 pm
Forum: The Vibe Lounge
Topic: air conditioner not cooling well 2009 vibe base
Replies: 13
Views: 306

Re: air conditioner not cooling well 2009 vibe base

The 2009 owner's manual on page 10-2 says to use r-134a refrigerant.

Its not that hard to top off the system, let your son try it. if it works, your wife, and the whole family will be happy.

Been a hot summer up here, must be a brutal one in Houston.
by joatmon
Fri Aug 07, 2020 4:13 pm
Forum: The Vibe Lounge
Topic: Engine coolant advice (again!!) 07 vibe / base model
Replies: 10
Views: 251

Re: Engine coolant advice (again!!) 07 vibe / base model

The car came with Toyota red, use toyota red, or equivalent. I don't know if dexcool has changed, but at one point there were a reports of sludging issues when mixing dexcool and other coolants. Do not use dexcool in an 07. Not the way it should be, but trust us on this, not the dealerships. Also, i...
by joatmon
Fri Aug 07, 2020 5:17 am
Forum: Handling, Suspension, & Brakes
Topic: Abs bleed procedure?
Replies: 9
Views: 224

Re: Abs bleed procedure?

Neither the 03 Matrix or 03 Vibe service manuals provide an ABS specific brake bleeding procedure. Doesn't mean there isn't one somewhere. Do AWD Vibes have rear drum brakes? if so, a long shot, but if the rear drums have a lot of play in them, then perhaps the initial soft push on the brake pedal i...
by joatmon
Sun Aug 02, 2020 2:37 am
Forum: The Vibe Lounge
Topic: Vibe GT 2ZZ ECU Pinout?
Replies: 3
Views: 300

Re: Vibe GT 2ZZ ECU Pinout?

The closest I have is the attached pdf of the engine control wiring diagram for a 2003 Matrix.
by joatmon
Sun Aug 02, 2020 2:24 am
Forum: Maintenance Bay
Topic: Is there a step by step for adjusting valve clearances
Replies: 6
Views: 348

Re: Is there a step by step for adjusting valve clearances

One thread about it from a while ago is http://forums.genvibe.com/phpBB3/viewtopic.php?f=20&t=6478 be sure to check out Derf's excellent video on page 2 of that thread It's a lot easier to check the valve clearances than it is to adjust them. Adjusting requires installing shims, which you have to me...
by joatmon
Thu Jul 30, 2020 2:49 pm
Forum: Problems & Warranty Issues
Topic: 2003 - AC and Steering issues
Replies: 3
Views: 274

Re: 2003 - AC and Steering issues

or maybe something related to the serpentine belt
by joatmon
Thu Jul 30, 2020 7:03 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Coronavirus
Replies: 70
Views: 3196

Re: Coronavirus

With rampant virus, and DeSantis, Florida has enough to deal with, yet here comes TS Isaias. Good luck Floridians
by joatmon
Wed Jul 29, 2020 6:00 pm
Forum: Maintenance Bay
Topic: replace o2 sensors?
Replies: 7
Views: 279

Re: replace o2 sensors?

too bad, I was hoping for an easy fix. First off: NEVER ever work under the car when it is jacked up unless you are positive it can't fall on you I've replaced the one after the cat, I disconnected the connector inside the car (on the left side of the front passenger footwell) O2connector.jpg then p...
by joatmon
Wed Jul 29, 2020 1:46 pm
Forum: Maintenance Bay
Topic: replace o2 sensors?
Replies: 7
Views: 279

Re: replace o2 sensors?

Did the shop clear the code when they replaced the cat? If not, and it was done recently, it takes several driving cycles for the code to clear itself
by joatmon
Fri Jul 24, 2020 4:41 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: US Government: Remember Pontiac
Replies: 1
Views: 152

US Government: Remember Pontiac

The US government has taken steps to ensure we will always remember Pontiac, and in a subtle reference, the Toyota heritage of the Vibe

https://www.spaceforce.mil/News/Article ... -and-motto
by joatmon
Fri Jul 24, 2020 4:30 am
Forum: Audio, Electronics, Electrical
Topic: Adding a Front Door Puddle Light - looking for trigger wire
Replies: 6
Views: 256

Re: Adding a Front Door Puddle Light - looking for trigger wire

Attached is the wiring diagram for a 2003 COROLLA MATRIX Interior Lighting. This should be very close to what the Vibe has but some of the wire colors may be different. As you can see, the door switches only take a signal to ground and do not have power for lighting. If I remember right, the door s...
by joatmon
Thu Jul 23, 2020 6:43 pm
Forum: Audio, Electronics, Electrical
Topic: Adding a Front Door Puddle Light - looking for trigger wire
Replies: 6
Views: 256

Re: Adding a Front Door Puddle Light - looking for trigger wire

I would be greatly surprised if there was a wire for it in the doors already.

In Derf's write up, he had to snake a wire into the door viewtopic.php?f=18&t=42843
by joatmon
Thu Jul 23, 2020 5:11 am
Forum: Humor
Topic: Selling my Matrix XRS....
Replies: 9
Views: 459

Re: Selling my Matrix XRS....

Thanks! I hate selling cars. I never know what to price it at. Obviously if you base it on emotional attachment, which is what a lot of people do, it would be overpriced. I knew the car wasn't in perfect condition, but the mileage was low for it's age. So, I just used the valuation from NADA.com an...
by joatmon
Mon Jul 20, 2020 8:48 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Astronomy thread
Replies: 59
Views: 10944

Re: Astronomy thread

Went out to see comet neowise the other night, and although it was a cloudless sky, its been so hot and humid here in MD that the stars were a lot dimmer than here in winter. I was able to see it with binoculars, which was way cool, but either the water in the air or the years on the eyes made it so...
by joatmon
Wed Jul 08, 2020 6:34 am
Forum: GenVibe Garage
Topic: A/C Evaporator Core Plastic Retaining Clamps
Replies: 1
Views: 131

Re: A/C Evaporator Core Plastic Retaining Clamps

There is a PDF of a 2003 Matrix parts catalog here at http://www.genvibe.com/images/misc/manuals/matrix_parts_catalog.pdf In the middle of page 2 of that PDF (page 1174 of some unspecified huge volume), in the AC/HEATER?VENTILATION section, the clamps are identified as: 6. Clamp, Evap Pipe 88718-021...
by joatmon
Tue Jul 07, 2020 6:19 am
Forum: Maintenance Bay
Topic: Anybody replace the wiper fluid pump?
Replies: 7
Views: 289

Re: Anybody replace the wiper fluid pump?

There's a write up at http://forums.genvibe.com/phpBB3/viewtopic.php?f=28&t=29788 but at some point it lost the pics and formatting. I'd think if you can hear the pump running, its more likely a problem with the line (or fluid level ;) ) than the pump Hope you have something cool to fill the emptine...
by joatmon
Sun Jul 05, 2020 5:40 am
Forum: The Vibe Lounge
Topic: Is it possible the shop screwed up my daughters head gasket while changing timing cover gasket and valve pan gasket
Replies: 8
Views: 371

Re: Is it possible the shop screwed up my daughters head gasket while changing timing cover gasket and valve pan gasket

Welcome to genvinbe, sorry about the troubles. I agree with Pauls325 If a shop ever said to me "The problem will be very expensive to fix, but we'll give you pocket change for the whole car" I would definitely get a second opinion. As a trade in on a new car, their offer isn't much different from wh...
by joatmon
Fri Jul 03, 2020 11:04 am
Forum: Interior
Topic: Window won't go down all the way
Replies: 3
Views: 177

Re: Window won't go down all the way

There was a problem with the 1st gens like your 07, where over time, the metal in the hinge side of the door could become slightly deformed. If deformed enough, it can cause the part of the door check that slides into the door to interfere with the window when the door is closed. It was a cause of s...
by joatmon
Thu Jul 02, 2020 7:03 am
Forum: Engine & Transmission
Topic: Passenger side driveshaft obstructed from seating and transmission
Replies: 13
Views: 355

Re: Passenger side driveshaft obstructed from seating and transmission

The forum software has a maximum upload file size, and digital cameras these days create files way above that limit, so sometimes you have to edit the pics to make them smaller. I took your pic, cropped it a little, then resized it smaller. diff0.jpg What I see in that pic looks normal to me. There ...
by joatmon
Thu Jul 02, 2020 6:48 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Coronavirus
Replies: 70
Views: 3196

Re: Coronavirus

not original to me

"Since this virus hit, my skin has absorbed so much soap and disinfectant that when I pee it cleans the toilet"
by joatmon
Tue Jun 30, 2020 3:42 pm
Forum: Maintenance Bay
Topic: 2003 Base Air box hoses help
Replies: 7
Views: 258

Re: 2003 Base Air box hoses help

Welcome to genvibe I found this picture from a long time ago, when I was doing something on my base 03 and wanted to remember where the hoses went. It appears to show a metal bracket going over that blue circle area in your pic 4tyk.jpg Also, I found this pic in an ebay listing that shows a small pl...