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by tpollauf
Wed Feb 13, 2019 8:41 am
Forum: Handling, Suspension, & Brakes
Topic: Source for 2009-10 Backing plates
Replies: 1
Views: 49

Re: Source for 2009-10 Backing plates

Welcome to GenVibe Jim. What part of Michigan are you from? Also when you do get this repair done (probably already done by now) try to document "before & after" pics for us here. It's just a matter of time before a lot of our Vibe's reach the cancer stage that you've already hit. It is helpful to s...
by tpollauf
Wed Feb 13, 2019 8:02 am
Forum: The Vibe Lounge
Topic: Hello fellow vibe enthusiasts!
Replies: 8
Views: 120

Re: Hello fellow vibe enthusiasts!

Welcome to GenVibe :D What part of Wisconsin? (update profile for us) I get up to Madison a couple times a year. Beautiful up there. Visit us often here and take care of that Vibe!
by tpollauf
Tue Feb 12, 2019 9:20 pm
Forum: The Vibe Lounge
Topic: Gt timing chain cover gasket replacement.
Replies: 9
Views: 82

Re: Gt timing chain cover gasket replacement.

SonicX .... Look up my post from 10 months ago and see if this is EXACTLY what you're dealing with. Although a year older, we may have the exact problem with the exact engine! here's my post: http://forums.genvibe.com/phpBB3/viewtopic.php?f=12&t=46475&p=521527&hilit=oil+leak#p521527 Let me know and ...
by tpollauf
Tue Feb 12, 2019 9:58 am
Forum: The Vibe Lounge
Topic: 2008 out, 2008 in.....
Replies: 18
Views: 174

Re: 2008 out, 2008 in.....

Guess I had better read EVERYTHING before commenting. You did replace it! Nice and it looks great. Love that steel Blue color!
by tpollauf
Mon Feb 11, 2019 11:45 pm
Forum: The Vibe Lounge
Topic: 2008 out, 2008 in.....
Replies: 18
Views: 174

Re: 2008 out, 2008 in.....

Seeing how this unfortunate accident took the life of your Vibe, do you plan on replacing it with another Vibe? What did the insurance company give you for it?
by tpollauf
Mon Feb 11, 2019 11:25 pm
Forum: Maintenance Bay
Topic: What did you do to your Vibe today?
Replies: 3551
Views: 348694

Re: What did you do to your Vibe today?

Finally had to replace the ORIGINAL battery in my red 2009 Vibe GT. At just over 30k miles, and 10 years of age, I'm surprised it lasted this long. Several times it sat for weeks at a time where it wasn't driven. That's not good for the battery. Very pleased with the original battery for lasting thi...
by tpollauf
Mon Feb 11, 2019 7:14 am
Forum: Problems & Warranty Issues
Topic: Stuck Brake Caliper?
Replies: 6
Views: 67

Re: Stuck Brake Caliper?

Our cars are also pretty problematic with calipers sticking, And if they stick too long and you still drive it, it can RUIN a nice rim !!! :o This happened to my Silverado just last month! Haven't attempted to polish the rim yet (bad weather) but it's probably too far gone and will need replaced :c...
by tpollauf
Fri Feb 08, 2019 11:07 am
Forum: The Vibe Lounge
Topic: Saying hi from Calgary Alberta
Replies: 4
Views: 77

Re: Saying hi from Calgary Alberta

Welcome to GenVibe TinyHulk ;) Heated seats are not too difficult to install. Did it to one of our 2009 Vibe GT's a few years back. Definitely worth it for those of us in cold climates! Is the car Krown or RustChek treated? If not you may want to consider getting it done to extend the life of the st...
by tpollauf
Wed Feb 06, 2019 8:49 am
Forum: Interior
Topic: Rear view Mirror Lights
Replies: 7
Views: 107

Re: Rear view Mirror Lights

I'll assume this topic is for 2003-08 Vibes with NO sunroofs? The 2004 Vibe GT I acquired last year (Florida car) has no sunroof :cry: and at night is VERY dark inside the car. The headliner only has two dome lights. One in the center and one back at the rear hatch. NONE up front where the driver wo...
by tpollauf
Sun Feb 03, 2019 10:10 am
Forum: Engine & Transmission
Topic: O2 Sensor Pin out
Replies: 7
Views: 101

Re: O2 Sensor Pin out

I can not find a Haynes or similar manual that covers the 2009 GT. Well they should be out there ... BUT pricey !!! Having TWO 2009 Vibe GT's in our fleet I made sure I purchased this 3-volume set immediately AND got it at $150 before the price increase! Very helpful even though there are a lot of ...
by tpollauf
Sun Feb 03, 2019 8:24 am
Forum: Engine & Transmission
Topic: O2 Sensor Pin out
Replies: 7
Views: 101

Re: O2 Sensor Pin out

jolt wrote:
Sat Feb 02, 2019 1:30 pm
The first one is from Toyota.
Toyota must put more of a priority on the mechanics to better fix their products with COLORED and better detailed diagrams.
by tpollauf
Sat Feb 02, 2019 3:41 pm
Forum: The Vibe Lounge
Topic: Dec 2018 Passenger Inflator Recall
Replies: 13
Views: 273

Re: Dec 2018 Passenger Inflator Recall

Looks like they found me .... that is the 2004 Vibe GT that I got a year ago :o First airbag recall was done when the prior owner had it. Now I have to have it done. Should I wait for the THIRD recall and save the poor car from being butchered up again ???
by tpollauf
Thu Jan 31, 2019 9:18 pm
Forum: Maintenance Bay
Topic: How to open a dead sunroof?
Replies: 10
Views: 110

Re: How to open a dead sunroof?

someone had cut the wires to the switch. I take it you have not owned this Vibe for very long? If the prior owner intentionally cut the wires, they either did it for a couple reasons. One, something is broke and this was a way to make sure it never got opened up. Two, someone wanted to P I S S O F ...
by tpollauf
Wed Jan 30, 2019 7:59 am
Forum: The Vibe Lounge
Topic: My Time to Say Goodbye
Replies: 2
Views: 107

Re: My Time to Say Goodbye

Keeping it in the family .................. Nice ;) Hopefully she takes care of it just as well as you did. If you two are living close to each other then I'm sure you'll coach her in the right direction when it comes to repairs & maintenance. Have her get involved here over the upcoming years. Like...
by tpollauf
Tue Jan 29, 2019 9:14 pm
Forum: GenVibe Garage
Topic: vibenvy's Garage - 2009 Liquid Platinum Metallic Vibe GT
Replies: 107
Views: 31373

Re: vibenvy's Garage - 2009 Liquid Platinum Metallic Vibe GT

vibenvy wrote:
Tue Jan 29, 2019 3:04 pm
I can't believe I forgot to post about VIBIN turning 10 years old back on November 17th!
See .... that Facebook site is making you "brain dead" to where you're starting to lose it girl :o
Spend more time over here with us and feel rejuvenated :lol:
by tpollauf
Tue Jan 29, 2019 9:11 am
Forum: Maintenance Bay
Topic: What did you do to your Vibe today?
Replies: 3551
Views: 348694

Re: What did you do to your Vibe today?

Had to order tailgate hatch lift supports for my son's 2009 Vibe GT. "strongarm 6480" at RockAuto ! Got two of them!
by tpollauf
Mon Jan 28, 2019 11:48 pm
Forum: Engine & Transmission
Topic: First oil change. Help needed.
Replies: 3
Views: 87

Re: First oil change. Help needed.

Also will a strap wrench work on the 2.4 filters? YES ! But I usually use my 12 or 16" channel lock pliers as it's being tossed in the trash anyways. Hand tighten the new one on .... very HAND tight. Never had a problem! My gf has a 2.4L 2009 vibe and I need to know which oil filter type I need for...
by tpollauf
Mon Jan 21, 2019 6:38 pm
Forum: The Vibe Lounge
Topic: Are you getting tired of working on your car ?
Replies: 7
Views: 174

Re: Are you getting tired of working on your car ?

At 60 and very close to retirement, I still enjoy wrenching on just about anything mechanical! :D I'm very fortunate to share a shop with a couple retired friends of mine. We're talking 4-post lift, welders (stick, MIG & TIG) Metal Lathe, Bridgeport & other milling machines, Full size paint booth, M...
by tpollauf
Sun Jan 20, 2019 12:00 pm
Forum: Maintenance Bay
Topic: What did you do to your Vibe today?
Replies: 3551
Views: 348694

Re: What did you do to your Vibe today?

We got our first major snowstorm of this winter season! Dug out all vehicles including the 2004 Vibe GT and the 2009 Vibe Gt.

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by tpollauf
Thu Jan 17, 2019 6:47 am
Forum: The Vibe Lounge
Topic: New here
Replies: 13
Views: 260

Re: New here

Welcome to GenVibe Ray :D Color, condition? Probably rust free if from Texas! Gotta love those manual tranny's in these small cars, that's what mine are. What was your first Vibe and why do you no longer have it?
by tpollauf
Thu Jan 17, 2019 6:41 am
Forum: The Vibe Lounge
Topic: End of '07 Vibe era
Replies: 4
Views: 114

Re: End of '07 Vibe era

First off, welcome to GenVibe :D .... even though not on the best terms! Airbag deployment seems to be the tipping point as to whether or not to fix a wrecked vehicle. Yours is DEFINITELY worth fixing. If not by you then by someone else. What other $3000 car will still go another 150k miles or more ...
by tpollauf
Sun Jan 13, 2019 5:35 pm
Forum: Maintenance Bay
Topic: What did you do to your Vibe today?
Replies: 3551
Views: 348694

Re: What did you do to your Vibe today?

OK. So I had to drive the 2004 Vibe GT last night (127k miles) to a local beer/wine tasting festival (2009 Vibe Gt had a dead battery from not driving it recently :o ). Anyways this car was officially baptized with a dose of salt/brine as we got 3" of snow and had to drive it. 15 years or so of clea...
by tpollauf
Sun Jan 13, 2019 5:12 pm
Forum: The Vibe Lounge
Topic: How many miles on your Vibes?
Replies: 905
Views: 133095

Re: How many miles on your Vibes?

OK. So I dreaded this day but it finally came. Turned over 30k miles the other week :( 2019 will likely see the most mileage on my 2009 Vibe GT as I'm taking it down to Florida in February PLUS I'm leaving the service sector of my union and will jump on the construction side for only a couple years ...
by tpollauf
Sun Jan 13, 2019 5:07 pm
Forum: The Vibe Lounge
Topic: Happy Anniversary!
Replies: 17
Views: 1334

Re: Happy Anniversary!

Wait - three thousand miles a year? YEP ! :D When you drive someone else's vehicle for your job 5-6-7 days a week, your personal vehicle rarely gets used! A Union Refrigeration Mechanic here in NW Ohio and am on the road daily going to customer sites driving a 2012 Chevy 2500 express van belonging ...
by tpollauf
Sun Jan 13, 2019 2:38 pm
Forum: The Vibe Lounge
Topic: Happy Anniversary!
Replies: 17
Views: 1334

Re: Happy Anniversary!

my Vibe is 10 years old today :D Also just turned over 30k miles 8-)

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by tpollauf
Sat Jan 12, 2019 9:35 am
Forum: Wheels & Tires
Topic: 2004 Vibe OEM Wheels Pitting & Cracking
Replies: 3
Views: 87

Re: 2004 Vibe OEM Wheels Pitting & Cracking

Greg. It looks like your original question was answered BUT where you located? Can we assume the snowbelt areas where winters can be brutal? Seeing that the wheels are showing signs of corrosion, how's the rest of the car? How many miles and how long have you owned it?
by tpollauf
Fri Jan 04, 2019 6:08 am
Forum: Audio, Electronics, Electrical
Topic: Replacement Head XM Receiver Compatibility
Replies: 10
Views: 169

Re: Replacement Head XM Receiver Compatibility

I don't believe I ever got a flyer outlining the $60 a year deal. I've seen the 6 month offer for $30 many times........ Nobody got the offer ! I had to search the internet to discover it. Most of these promotional offers aren't advertised thus they hope you are willing to pay the higher rates! Her...
by tpollauf
Thu Jan 03, 2019 7:51 pm
Forum: Audio, Electronics, Electrical
Topic: How dangerous is this BURNED a/c blower motor CABLE
Replies: 13
Views: 223

Re: How dangerous is this BURNED a/c blower motor CABLE

Another good example where IF your location were displayed (I understand if you're in a witness protection program) we could guide you in the right direction and possibly recommend local shops if you're near one of us here! Update profile for us. Thanks ;)
by tpollauf
Thu Jan 03, 2019 6:11 pm
Forum: Audio, Electronics, Electrical
Topic: How dangerous is this BURNED a/c blower motor CABLE
Replies: 13
Views: 223

Re: How dangerous is this BURNED a/c blower motor CABLE

Yep. That's bad BUT the motor may not be your problem. Put an inline DC ampmeter in the circuit and measure the exact amps at all speeds. If it's within specs then all is good. Simply clean up the connector (or just the melted wire and re connect it) and leave it be! As previously stated, the one si...
by tpollauf
Thu Jan 03, 2019 6:04 pm
Forum: Audio, Electronics, Electrical
Topic: Replacement Head XM Receiver Compatibility
Replies: 10
Views: 169

Re: Replacement Head XM Receiver Compatibility

if I end up taking another 2000 mile drive to Michigan and back to Texas, paying for a three month XM radio membership would be worth it I totally agree with you there. Get one and go with the 6 month "XM select" package for $30. They just recently offered 12 months for $60. I grabbed that offer fo...
by tpollauf
Thu Jan 03, 2019 5:46 pm
Forum: Audio, Electronics, Electrical
Topic: Replacement Head XM Receiver Compatibility
Replies: 10
Views: 169

Re: Replacement Head XM Receiver Compatibility

After 116 months, I'm down to about $3.60 a month on my XM "lifetime" rental. I don't want to get rid of my Vibe until I'm down to under $3 which will be 24 months from now. I'm right up (or down) there with you on the amortized savings :D 2009 Vibe GT, 110 months of XM service = $3.80/month ! (was...
by tpollauf
Wed Jan 02, 2019 6:05 pm
Forum: The Vibe Lounge
Topic: How many miles on your Vibes?
Replies: 905
Views: 133095

Re: How many miles on your Vibes?

Well that's proof enough that the 2ng generation Vibes do NOT stop registering mileage at 299,999 like the first gen! Thanks for posting and here's to hitting 500k miles soon :D
by tpollauf
Tue Jan 01, 2019 11:25 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: The forum is back!!!!!
Replies: 12
Views: 567

Re: The forum is back!!!!!

I'm glad to see that I'm not the only one havign issues with the site. This si what it looks like on my end. Very difficult even sending out this post. Something is messed up here still. Hope the admins are aware of this and can fix it soon :D https://www.silveradosierra.com/gallery/image.php?album_...
by tpollauf
Fri Dec 28, 2018 10:01 pm
Forum: The Vibe Lounge
Topic: New member intro!
Replies: 6
Views: 176

Re: New member intro!

Welcome to GenVibe Mike ;) Post your location for us. Looks like you're somewhere in the midwest/mideast based on that photo (kudos for posting it right away!) Visit us often here for all your Vibe needs :D
by tpollauf
Wed Dec 26, 2018 12:46 pm
Forum: The Vibe Lounge
Topic: keyless entry
Replies: 6
Views: 168

Re: keyless entry

Our 2009 GT's do NOT do this either. Must have been limited to the first couple model years of the Vibe :?
by tpollauf
Mon Dec 24, 2018 6:36 am
Forum: Problems & Warranty Issues
Topic: how much oil seepage near tensioner?
Replies: 6
Views: 171

Re: how much oil seepage near tensioner?

Did you resolve the source of the leak? Not yet. Don't drive this Vibe much just yet so I didn't bother with it. I just am careful where I park it so as to not ruin my driveway :o It's possible that it is the head gasket BUT only where the block,head, and timing cover all meet together. Pretty much...
by tpollauf
Fri Dec 21, 2018 5:44 am
Forum: Problems & Warranty Issues
Topic: how much oil seepage near tensioner?
Replies: 6
Views: 171

Re: how much oil seepage near tensioner?

I have a similar leak and posted it here back in May ............. viewtopic.php?f=12&t=46475&p=521527#p521527

Only difference is mine is an 04GT and I believe yours it an 03 base.
by tpollauf
Thu Dec 20, 2018 8:15 am
Forum: The Vibe Lounge
Topic: New member from Pickering Ontario saying hi
Replies: 5
Views: 185

Re: New member from Pickering Ontario saying hi

Welcome to GenVibe "IMade You Read This" I would have read it no matter what !!! :lol: Just over 34000 miles ... not bad. I'm just under 30000 miles myself and still looks new (even still has a bit of "new car smell" despite stinky hockey equipment being in there). Is the body solid (no rust?). Did ...
by tpollauf
Thu Dec 20, 2018 8:08 am
Forum: The Vibe Lounge
Topic: Dec 2018 Passenger Inflator Recall
Replies: 13
Views: 273

Re: Dec 2018 Passenger Inflator Recall

Great. Now our dashboards will need removed again! More gouges, broken clips, rattles, scratches, etc. Still holding off on mine BUT the wife gets our mail before I do and she is questioning why I'm delaying the repair. She reminded me that SHE is usually the person in the passenger side of my Vibe....
by tpollauf
Mon Dec 17, 2018 8:15 am
Forum: The Vibe Lounge
Topic: Winter Tires = Different Vehicle
Replies: 9
Views: 460

Re: Winter Tires = Different Vehicle

Where you located? Geographical area(s)? Just curious how much snow you see in a typical winter? Nice write up and I can relate to being OCD as I too have the resources and equipment to fabricate just about anything out of metal. I second the idea of keeping a designated set of winters on preferably...
by tpollauf
Tue Dec 11, 2018 5:28 am
Forum: The Vibe Lounge
Topic: Time to say Goodbye to my Vibe
Replies: 6
Views: 380

Re: Time to say Goodbye to my Vibe

KEEP THE VIBE !!!! At almost 160k miles it's just getting broke-in! You can get Corrolla's everywhere anytime (they still make them) but to find a good Vibe (you got one already ... and it's a GT ;) ) is not as easy. Talk her out of you giving up this versatile little car and keep it for a very long...
by tpollauf
Mon Dec 10, 2018 1:25 pm
Forum: The Vibe Lounge
Topic: Considering buying an 03 Vibe. General questions
Replies: 10
Views: 605

Re: Considering buying an 03 Vibe. General questions

Here's my take on this latest 04 Vibe you're considering. Mileage is probably legitimate, rims have minor salt/brine corrosion which is normal for those of us driving in snow belt areas. Looks like the rear passenger door/cladding was repainted (doesn't match the rest of the car). My biggest concern...
by tpollauf
Wed Dec 05, 2018 8:04 am
Forum: For Sale/Wanted
Topic: Brand new OEM GM 2009-2010 Vibe headlights
Replies: 7
Views: 419

Re: Brand new OEM GM 2009-2010 Vibe headlights

If no takers then I'll take them! Don't need them immediately but will somewhere in the future ............... Tim

I'll also privately PM you ;)
by tpollauf
Tue Nov 27, 2018 2:36 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: The forum is back!!!!!
Replies: 12
Views: 567

Re: The forum is back!!!!!

OK. Was there another outage Sunday & Monday ? Wasn't able to get on those days! Back up & running today ;)
by tpollauf
Wed Nov 21, 2018 3:48 pm
Forum: GenVibe Garage
Topic: Byerscrew Vibe Garage
Replies: 5
Views: 396

Re: Byerscrew Vibe Garage

Nice family pic of your fleet! ;) I too need to post my FOUR Vibes one of these days (03 Vibe GT 289K miles, 04 Vibe GT 117k miles, 09 GT manual 28k miles, 09 GT auto 105k miles)
by tpollauf
Tue Nov 20, 2018 1:22 pm
Forum: Problems & Warranty Issues
Topic: Lack of acceleration
Replies: 4
Views: 246

Re: Lack of acceleration

NewToVibe wrote: being new to manual shifting ....... PLUS ....... I have to top out to fifth gear just to get up to 40 mph
That equation sounds like a bad clutch to me :(
by tpollauf
Mon Nov 19, 2018 2:06 pm
Forum: Site Problems, Suggestions, Questions
Topic: Ok, that was a scary couple of days.
Replies: 5
Views: 455

Re: Ok, that was a scary couple of days.

I too started having withdrawals and was wondering if the end was near :o Glad all is back to normal and hope this site remains active for a very long time into the future ;)
by tpollauf
Mon Nov 19, 2018 1:57 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: The forum is back!!!!!
Replies: 12
Views: 567

Re: The forum is back!!!!!

Same here. I contacted a couple legendary "somewhat still active" members (no thanks to that Facebook site), and I believe they reached out to the admins who run this site and may have played a role in getting it fixed. Thanks Nick & Carie if you helped! ;)
by tpollauf
Wed Nov 14, 2018 6:12 am
Forum: Engine & Transmission
Topic: Misfires on all but one cylinder
Replies: 18
Views: 1035

Re: Misfires on all but one cylinder

rockers had indeed thrown from 4 valves. I'd like to see pictures of this :? Why would they just jump off like that? :( Only way would be if something came loose to where they no longer were tight in place, OR that enough wear & tear made them sloppy to where they could no longer stay in place. Are...
by tpollauf
Tue Nov 13, 2018 1:21 pm
Forum: For Sale/Wanted
Topic: Brand new OEM GM 2009-2010 Vibe headlights
Replies: 7
Views: 419

Re: Brand new OEM GM 2009 Vibe headlights

Where are you located ?