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by tpollauf
Sun Oct 21, 2018 3:58 pm
Forum: GenVibe Garage
Topic: BigDoug's 2004 Satellite silver base
Replies: 7
Views: 992

Re: BigDoug's 2004 Satellite silver base

Nice work Doug ;) Doesn't look too corroded under there for a 14 year car being driven on Michigan roads year round! What mileage are you at? Any signs of corrosion elsewhere? Keep up the good work! :D
by tpollauf
Sat Oct 20, 2018 6:08 am
Forum: GenVibe Garage
Topic: Enfield577 - 2009 Vibe GT
Replies: 52
Views: 13903

Re: Enfield577 - 2009 Vibe GT

Looking good Geoff ;) Too bad they couldn't have used a real "Z" character for the engine ID on the sticker. I had to look at it a few times to make sure it was WRONG! 2A2-FE. Looks nice regardless.
by tpollauf
Wed Oct 17, 2018 8:21 pm
Forum: Maintenance Bay
Topic: What did you do to your Vibe today?
Replies: 3528
Views: 333810

Re: What did you do to your Vibe today?

Had to perform the "cable tie" method of securing the splash/stone shield under the front of my son's 2009 Vibe GT. He drove around awhile before noticing it and damaged it pretty good. Will have to attempt to get original clips/rivets along with cable ties to re-secure it better in a few ...
by tpollauf
Thu Oct 11, 2018 5:17 pm
Forum: The Vibe Lounge
Topic: How many miles on your Vibes?
Replies: 883
Views: 125241

Re: How many miles on your Vibes?

Transylvania wrote:Please post a picture of the odometer when you have a moment...


2x on that request!
by tpollauf
Thu Oct 11, 2018 5:10 pm
Forum: Maintenance Bay
Topic: 2010 Base, 2.4L steering wheel clunking
Replies: 3
Views: 51

Re: 2010 Base, 2.4L steering wheel clunking

Update: local garage managed to straighten the steering wheel and clear the VSC light; however, clunking is still an issue. The front end is solid, with no loose components. Technician still suspects intermediate shaft... So even though you already replaced it, your mechanic says to change it again...
by tpollauf
Thu Oct 11, 2018 5:01 pm
Forum: US - Northwest
Topic: Oregon again :)
Replies: 5
Views: 68

Re: Oregon again :)

Welcome to GenVibe Angelo ;) Hey I'm from Oregon ......... but not the state :lol:
by tpollauf
Thu Oct 11, 2018 4:59 pm
Forum: The Vibe Lounge
Topic: New to forum and Vibes
Replies: 5
Views: 65

Re: New to forum and Vibes

Welcome to GenVibe. Quite a few Chicagoans on this site so you may be neighbors to some of them. The mods are endless for these dependable little cars so keep us posted as to what you do. Looking forward to pics !
by tpollauf
Thu Oct 11, 2018 4:56 pm
Forum: The Vibe Lounge
Topic: Newbie here about to buy first vibe
Replies: 5
Views: 74

Re: Newbie here about to buy first vibe

Welcome to GenVibe. Hopefully this Vibe is worthy of being sold to you AND you actually get it. Keep all of us posted here as to your decision & outcome. ;)
by tpollauf
Mon Sep 24, 2018 11:10 am
Forum: Problems & Warranty Issues
Topic: 04 Speedometer not quite right
Replies: 3
Views: 67

Re: 04 Speedometer not quite right

2nd gen Vibes are similar to what you're experiencing except that it is purely linear from 0- top end. When driving an honest 60 the dash speedo shows 62. This is with the stock RSA tires on my 2009 Vibe Gt.
by tpollauf
Mon Sep 24, 2018 8:44 am
Forum: Exterior
Topic: Installed Vinyl Sun Visor Strip 2010 Vibe
Replies: 2
Views: 45

Re: Installed Vinyl Sun Visor Strip 2010 Vibe

Looks good ;) On the topic of windshield replacements .... my son's 2009 Vibe GT needed a new windshield a couple years ago and we had Safelite locally do it for us. Since then he noticed the windshield wipers, especially drivers side, do not work as well. Meaning that they do not constantly swipe t...
by tpollauf
Mon Sep 24, 2018 8:09 am
Forum: Exterior
Topic: Replacement rocker panels
Replies: 2
Views: 36

Re: Replacement rocker panels

Any way you can post pics so we can see the severity of the rust/decay? You may have to visit a junkyard (preferably in the south) and have them cut off a donor car then weld onto your Vibe. Where are you located?
by tpollauf
Mon Sep 24, 2018 6:48 am
Forum: The Vibe Lounge
Topic: A Vibe newbie
Replies: 4
Views: 107

Re: A Vibe newbie

Planning to drive it until - hopefully - 300,000 miles, since it has the same engine as my 2003 Camry which has 300,167 miles on the odometer. Welcome to GenVibe :D What year was your Camry? If 2009 or newer did the odometer continue past 299,999 miles! Post pics when you get a chance and visit us ...
by tpollauf
Mon Sep 24, 2018 6:41 am
Forum: The Vibe Lounge
Topic: new to the forum
Replies: 7
Views: 82

Re: new to the forum

We are trying to decide which one to keep. Any insight from anyone. Keep the AWD model ! It is hard to sacrifice those amenities that we've all come to love and the AWD has everything (assuming sunroof & roof rack too?) The mileage will be somewhat less BUT your acceleration, when needed, will ...
by tpollauf
Thu Sep 13, 2018 9:54 pm
Forum: The Vibe Lounge
Topic: New to Pontiac Vibe
Replies: 6
Views: 141

Re: New to Pontiac Vibe

My wife just totalled our Corolla last week and with no insurance we had to go cheap. Welcome to GenVibe. I couldn't help but highlight the above quote! Down here, I believe in most of the states, It's mandatory to carry auto insurance. Hopefully you at least carry the minimum liability but no coll...
by tpollauf
Tue Sep 04, 2018 6:54 am
Forum: For Sale/Wanted
Topic: WTB: Engine Oil DipStick for 2.4L Vibe
Replies: 8
Views: 169

Re: WTB: Engine Oil DipStick for 2.4L Vibe

ktmsd999 wrote:I have a 2009MY 2.4L Auto that I need an engine oil dip stick for; anyone have one?
Thanks!


Just curios why you need a new one? Someone steal the original? Just bought the car and it was missing? Set it down and it got destroyed?
by tpollauf
Tue Sep 04, 2018 6:49 am
Forum: The Vibe Lounge
Topic: Takata Airbag recall,get $50 MC Card
Replies: 2
Views: 124

Re: Takata Airbag recall,get $50 MC Card

Yep. I got mine also for both of our Vibes. Maybe they'll up it to $100 sometime in 2019 which will give me enough gas money to drive it to a respectable dealership where they won't destroy my interior!!! https://www.silveradosierra.com/gallery/image.php?mode=large&album_id=84958&image_id=38...
by tpollauf
Mon Sep 03, 2018 6:01 pm
Forum: The Vibe Lounge
Topic: Looking to get back into a Vibe
Replies: 11
Views: 245

Re: Looking to get back into a Vibe

Yeah these are going to be factored in, fully expect to go through the car before putting it on the road, I have a few for sale near me but they are getting hard to find. Welcome to GenVibe! Update profile for us! Where is "near me"? We could be your neighbor and not even know it. Hope yo...
by tpollauf
Mon Sep 03, 2018 5:56 pm
Forum: GenVibe Garage
Topic: Elemental Vibe: Honda to Pontiac...
Replies: 8
Views: 271

Re: Elemental Vibe: Honda to Pontiac...

zbyers wrote:And before vibenvy or tpollauf beat me too it, we love to see pictures! :lol:


:lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:

Yep, good thing i've been away and/or busy (AC calls have been killing me lately!)

Welcome Erik and post pics ASAP ! :D
by tpollauf
Thu Aug 30, 2018 10:27 pm
Forum: Maintenance Bay
Topic: 2009 Pontiac Vibe Takata Recall?
Replies: 4
Views: 295

Re: 2009 Pontiac Vibe Takata Recall?

Tale care your local GM dealer doesn't break one of the alignment tabs on your HVAC/radio panel. Mine did and the part no longer fits snugly into the dash. Oh, and it's discontinued by GM, too. You can get it from Toyota dealers to the tune of around $200 and some change. Just curious who paid for ...
by tpollauf
Thu Aug 09, 2018 4:42 am
Forum: The Vibe Lounge
Topic: Just upgraded to a 2010 Vibe base
Replies: 10
Views: 293

Re: Just upgraded to a 2010 Vibe base

Florida car ??? Now it needs the factory fog lights! Looks very clean. Why the extremely low mileage, if legitimate? Private seller or dealer?
by tpollauf
Wed Aug 08, 2018 3:33 pm
Forum: The Vibe Lounge
Topic: GORGO_Im not new tho
Replies: 5
Views: 156

Re: GORGO_Im not new tho

Interesting :? Old data never transferred for you? Anyways welcome back and I see you too don't drive your Vibe much. Keeping the mileage low will net you DECADES of ownership and driving pleasure !!! ;)
by tpollauf
Tue Aug 07, 2018 6:35 am
Forum: The Vibe Lounge
Topic: Vibe Fastener package
Replies: 3
Views: 133

Re: Vibe Fastener package

If you plan on wrenching on cars (Vibe & others) for several years & then some, then this assortment kit would be worth the few $$$. Plus you could then order the EXACT fastener once you know the correct size/fit and you'll already have the pry tool!
by tpollauf
Sat Aug 04, 2018 10:15 am
Forum: The Others
Topic: 2019 Corolla Hatchback Thoughts? Opinions?
Replies: 7
Views: 254

Re: 2019 Corolla Hatchback Thoughts? Opinions?

Interesting that both of these are classified under "small station wagons" and yet the Vibe is then categorized as a "sport wagon" yet the Corolla is a "hatchback". Excuse me, all of my Vibes are hatchbacks! Thanks you 8-)
by tpollauf
Tue Jul 31, 2018 5:49 pm
Forum: The Vibe Lounge
Topic: New Prospective Vibe Owner -- Advice?
Replies: 7
Views: 291

Re: New Prospective Vibe Owner -- Advice?

I've found that there are much fewer 07-08 Vibes on the used market than the earlier models. Were much fewer Vibes sold in those years than in 03-04? Yes fewer were manufactured for a couple reasons. The premier 2003 models were introduced early in 2002 thus giving that model year a jump on product...
by tpollauf
Mon Jul 30, 2018 6:18 am
Forum: The Vibe Lounge
Topic: New 2005 AWD Vibe owner
Replies: 10
Views: 262

Re: New 2005 AWD Vibe owner

zbyers wrote: I've recently decided to spend more time on the website since it gets neglected. :(


Awesome and Thanks !!! ;)

FYI to you guys over there ... my wife is from Olean and went to JCC in Jamestown many years ago. We get out that way a couple times a year to see her family
by tpollauf
Mon Jul 30, 2018 6:12 am
Forum: GenVibe Garage
Topic: bisontuba’s ‘05 Vibe AWD
Replies: 3
Views: 180

Re: bisontuba’s ‘05 Vibe AWD

Looks clean! Even after a rainstorm :D That's one advantage to silver cars!
by tpollauf
Sat Jul 28, 2018 2:05 pm
Forum: The Vibe Lounge
Topic: Did I catch the last dodo?
Replies: 6
Views: 256

Re: Did I catch the last dodo?

No sunroof & very dark tint! You in a southern state I presume? Update profile for us ;)
by tpollauf
Mon Jul 23, 2018 5:31 pm
Forum: The Vibe Lounge
Topic: Introduction
Replies: 4
Views: 213

Re: Introduction

Welcome to GenVibe .... you Canuck :lol: I was just through your area last week on my way to Pembroke (right on the Ottawa river) picking up a rare Canadian marketed jet ski for us to use down here on Lake Erie in Ohio! Anyways has this vibe been treated for rust protection? Krown or RustChek? It se...
by tpollauf
Mon Jul 23, 2018 5:18 pm
Forum: Engine & Transmission
Topic: New improved serpentine belt tensioner
Replies: 4
Views: 201

Re: New improved serpentine belt tensioner

Nice find ... and a great price. Won't need one for awhile BUT when I start working on my project 2003 Vibe GT this fall, I'll keep this in mind if I need a new one. Thanks for sharing. Another reason this site is awesome ! ;)
by tpollauf
Mon Jul 23, 2018 5:11 pm
Forum: The Vibe Lounge
Topic: new 2004 vibe owner
Replies: 6
Views: 231

Re: new 2004 vibe owner

Welcome to GenVibe :D From an HHR to a Vibe ..... enjoy the improved BETTER visibility! 2004 did not offer satellite radio and not sure if there's a feasible option to use with the stock radio. Same with aux port, not sure there. I have no experience with lens polishing as my vibe is garaged and sti...
by tpollauf
Mon Jul 23, 2018 5:06 pm
Forum: The Vibe Lounge
Topic: Did I catch the last dodo?
Replies: 6
Views: 256

Re: Did I catch the last dodo?

Welcome to GenVibe Biggles :D Yes you have a very rare Vibe indeed. Even rarer if it is a 5-speed manual tranny! Almost bought one down in Asheville NC but would have lost $$$ refunds which were only available on 2009 models, so I stuck with the next best color SRM (sport red metallic). There is one...
by tpollauf
Thu Jul 19, 2018 4:25 am
Forum: The Vibe Lounge
Topic: New owner of 2004 Vibe
Replies: 5
Views: 226

Re: New owner of 2004 Vibe

Welcome to GeVibe Jo. From a neighboring Ohioan ;) I did the same thing for my son SEVEN years ago (but he paid half!) and he's still driving it today with ZERO maintenance issues!
by tpollauf
Mon Jul 16, 2018 8:46 am
Forum: The Vibe Lounge
Topic: Just picked up an 06
Replies: 7
Views: 230

Re: Just picked up an 06

Welcome to GenVibe JJ ;) Despite the extra work you endured cleaning up this Vibe, you got it for an excellent price. It will not let you down. Post pics and location when you get around to it!
by tpollauf
Thu Jul 12, 2018 6:51 pm
Forum: Problems & Warranty Issues
Topic: 2009 Vibe - Driver seat drifting
Replies: 2
Views: 110

Re: 2009 Vibe - Driver seat drifting

Glen. I too have this issue with one of our 2009 Vibe GT's . It seems that the hydraulics that hold the seat up in the highest position (that's where mine is always, due to me being a short 5'-7" tall)leaks down, so I have to "pump it up" (no Hanz & Franz here :lol: ) usually ever...
by tpollauf
Thu Jul 05, 2018 5:10 pm
Forum: Interior
Topic: anyone have photos of the weathertech floor mats installed?
Replies: 4
Views: 250

Re: anyone have photos of the weathertech floor mats installed?

Wow ... those look good. May have to get a set for the 04 Fusion GT before winter ;)
by tpollauf
Thu Jul 05, 2018 10:33 am
Forum: Events
Topic: GenVibe Meet 2018
Replies: 21
Views: 1204

Re: GenVibe Meet 2018

About 18 Vibers ... but not all GenVibers :cry: https://www.silveradosierra.com/gallery/image.php?album_id=84958&image_id=380128 https://www.silveradosierra.com/gallery/image.php?album_id=84958&image_id=380130 https://www.silveradosierra.com/gallery/image.php?album_id=84958&image_id=3801...
by tpollauf
Sun Jul 01, 2018 8:20 pm
Forum: Maintenance Bay
Topic: 2010 2.4L 5-Speed Automatic, 110k aiming for 210k, What Do?
Replies: 7
Views: 233

Re: 2010 2.4L 5-Speed Automatic, 110k aiming for 210k, What Do?

Welcome to GenVibe hotdogg :D For starters, fill out your location profile so we have a general idea where you're at! The climate that your Vibe is driven will make a huge difference in how & what you do to it next to assure another 100, 200, 300K miles! By now there should be several 09-10 Vibe...
by tpollauf
Tue Jun 26, 2018 8:27 pm
Forum: The Vibe Lounge
Topic: Looking at buying a Pontiac Vibe
Replies: 5
Views: 284

Re: Looking at buying a Pontiac Vibe

Welcome to GenVibe :D . The horror stories you hear/read are few and far between. We own two of the 2009 Vibe GT's and one burns oil slightly (1 quart per 2000 miles) and the other does not at all! Next to nothing as far as maintenance, easy to work on, and sporty for a hatchback.
by tpollauf
Tue Jun 26, 2018 8:17 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: GenVibe Meet 2018
Replies: 21
Views: 1204

Re: GenVibe Meet 2018

Ack... cobwebs. I really need to visit here more often.... Ya think !!!!!! Facebook is making you "brain dead"! That's one of the many side effects of Facebook, thus I will not be a part of it. Tim, you have my cell number. If you don't, let me know. We can stay in touch that way. Yep got...
by tpollauf
Thu Jun 21, 2018 8:32 pm
Forum: Exterior
Topic: Hitch mounting issues
Replies: 6
Views: 189

Re: Hitch mounting issues

Welcome to GenViber Miles ;) I'd say you'll be fine with three good bolts seeing how you'll have minimal weight on it. As a precaution, check it after each use to verify that there wasn't any additional stress on the one good bolt. I think you'll be OK
by tpollauf
Thu Jun 21, 2018 6:38 am
Forum: Audio, Electronics, Electrical
Topic: Sirus XM Offer
Replies: 3
Views: 178

Re: Sirus XM Offer

Yep; those of us Vibe owners who took a huge risk in '09 by buying a lifetime plan, I'm one of them also :o Bought our first sirius radio somewhere back in 2005 and immediately paid the lifetime subscription. Back then I think it was $299 (no royalty fees) and it was a gamble as they were still new...
by tpollauf
Tue Jun 12, 2018 4:57 am
Forum: Events
Topic: GenVibe Meet 2018
Replies: 21
Views: 1204

Re: GenVibe Meet 2018

zbyers wrote:Tim... Here's the list of Facebook peeps that said yes and maybe. Totally envious (irony?) of your Fusion!


Wow .... That Facebook stuff is worse than weeds growing! :o Don't recognize hardly anybody there. Guess I'll be in the minority BUT I'll still be there. Thanks Zach ;)
by tpollauf
Sun Jun 10, 2018 7:59 pm
Forum: The Vibe Lounge
Topic: A 2005 gets its second owner
Replies: 6
Views: 288

Re: A 2005 gets its second owner

Like Carrie said, and coming from another "multiple Vibe owner" it's great to hear stories like this. I have a 14 year old niece eying up my 2003 Black Vibe GT project car for when she becomes a driver in two more years. Yeah it may just take me that long before I get it in the shop and pe...
by tpollauf
Sun Jun 10, 2018 7:48 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: GenVibe Meet 2018
Replies: 21
Views: 1204

Re: GenVibe Meet 2018

Nick. We're approaching this meet within the next three weeks. How does attendance look? Like in the past, try to post a list of who will be there. I'll be driving my recent acquisition the 2004 Orange Vibe GT for all to check out. Maybe the wife can drive the 2009 Vibe Gt too! Give Facebook a break...
by tpollauf
Sat Jun 09, 2018 8:36 pm
Forum: The Vibe Lounge
Topic: Genvibe server downtime?
Replies: 7
Views: 252

Re: Genvibe server downtime?

I've had days where a single click would do nothing. Hit it a second time and then it would load. Never happened in the past but recently probably in the past month or two. I simply attributed this delay to my cable internet supplier BUT maybe it's something else?
by tpollauf
Sat Jun 09, 2018 10:45 am
Forum: For Sale/Wanted
Topic: WTB 2009 Pontioac Vibe hitch
Replies: 6
Views: 304

Re: WTB 2009 Pontioac Vibe hitch

Check out this posting a few years ago .... viewtopic.php?f=11&t=46116&p=519221&hilit=trailer+hitch#p519221

You'll likely need to tap & clean out the threads so the installation goes smooth! Let us know how it goes!
by tpollauf
Sat Jun 09, 2018 10:37 am
Forum: The Vibe Lounge
Topic: Another newbie
Replies: 4
Views: 209

Re: Another newbie

Welcome to GenVibe Jerry! As the legal owner of Four Vibe Gt's (2-2009, 1- 2003, 1-2004) I'd say you won't regret this purchase. Hopefully you have the resources, space, tooling, to restore this Vibe back to good health. Post pics on all your progress and update your profile so we kind of know where...
by tpollauf
Sat Jun 09, 2018 10:23 am
Forum: The Vibe Lounge
Topic: Down to Two
Replies: 7
Views: 334

Re: Down to Two

vibenvy wrote:You got a third one Tim?!


Yep. Couldn't resist the offer and the timing was perfect. Orange 2004 Vibe GT, only 125k miles. Florida car ZERO rust! Had union conferences in Orlando during February so flew down one way and drove the Vibe back. You can see it in person at our GV meet June 30th!
by tpollauf
Wed May 30, 2018 4:46 am
Forum: Problems & Warranty Issues
Topic: Need help 2009 Pontiac vibe gt fuel system
Replies: 2
Views: 203

Re: Need help 2009 Pontiac vibe gt fuel system

Sorry we haven't been able to help you yet, hope the car's not still dead. If it is, try sending a private message to tpollauf He has an 09 factory service manual and might be able to help figure out where that relay is. I'm here to help. Give me a couple days though. Got slammed with A/C service c...
by tpollauf
Sun May 27, 2018 5:52 am
Forum: The Vibe Lounge
Topic: Road trip
Replies: 14
Views: 422

Re: Road trip

No problem. I've done 2600 miles trips several times. Keep a cooler with ice and your favorite beverage on the passenger seat. X2 ;) Three trips to Florida & back over the past six years. Loved every minute of it. The Sirius radio is a MUST when traveling very long distances and really made the...

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