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by tpollauf
Fri Apr 19, 2019 8:16 pm
Forum: Engine & Transmission
Topic: Shifter Cables Source
Replies: 7
Views: 32

Re: Shifter Cables Source

Glad you found one. Do NOT throw away your existing one just yet. How did it break in the first place? Hard "slamming" of the gears while shifting? Just simple metal fatigue where something broke? Post pics of the damage if possible. I'm curious for a couple reasons. One I own the exact car/year/eng...
by tpollauf
Tue Apr 16, 2019 1:24 pm
Forum: Engine & Transmission
Topic: Missing engine ...caper
Replies: 11
Views: 82

Re: Missing engine ...caper

If this is a big salvage yard they likely have a separate building for storing engine & transmissions only. By pulling them from the car they can store them and are more readily available to sell complete on short notice.
by tpollauf
Mon Apr 15, 2019 11:04 pm
Forum: The Vibe Lounge
Topic: Greetings from Cleveland
Replies: 3
Views: 61

Re: Greetings from Cleveland

Welcome to Genvibe from a neighbor two hours west of you :D Hope to see you at the summer meet in Pa.
by tpollauf
Mon Apr 15, 2019 11:41 am
Forum: Problems & Warranty Issues
Topic: Oil leak on left side of engine, no idea where it's coming from..
Replies: 9
Views: 78

Re: Oil leak on left side of engine, no idea where it's coming from..

Not sure if this photo will help but it shows the O-ring. This is from the 2zz engine and not sure if similar/same as the base engine. Image
by tpollauf
Mon Apr 15, 2019 2:26 am
Forum: GenVibe Garage
Topic: vibenvy's Garage - 2009 Liquid Platinum Metallic Vibe GT
Replies: 109
Views: 31850

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

vibenvy wrote:
Sun Apr 14, 2019 3:56 pm
along with new struts and brakes all around within the next few weeks :D!
So are these still the original brakes? Never completed project PowerStop ? Now that's some serious procrastination :lol:
by tpollauf
Sun Apr 14, 2019 8:25 am
Forum: Engine & Transmission
Topic: Exhaust manifold stud size
Replies: 10
Views: 80

Re: Exhaust manifold stud size

I jokingly suggested to buy another Vibe since it'd be so damn realiable, and low and behold that's exactly what she ended up doing. So what Vibe did she end up getting? (year, trim, mileage, etc...) Assuming the price was right you probably paid cash OR a very small loan! Another great reason that...
by tpollauf
Thu Mar 28, 2019 7:10 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: GenVibe Meet 2019.
Replies: 18
Views: 376

Re: GenVibe Meet 2019.

hotbug1776. He lives in Erie and made arrangements back then for the meet and got the towels made also!
by tpollauf
Thu Mar 28, 2019 6:56 am
Forum: Events
Topic: GenVibe Meet 2019.
Replies: 18
Views: 376

Re: GenVibe Meet 2019.

Maybe get some updated towels printed also for the attendees ! ;)

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by tpollauf
Tue Mar 26, 2019 1:59 am
Forum: The Vibe Lounge
Topic: New member from Pickering Ontario saying hi
Replies: 8
Views: 278

Re: New member from Pickering Ontario saying hi

Nice. Love that color :D Based on the roof rack and wheels, you have the AWD version of the Vibe? Are you keeping the mileage low or do you rack them up?
by tpollauf
Mon Mar 25, 2019 6:31 pm
Forum: The Vibe Lounge
Topic: That feeling you get when you see an old "girlfriend"
Replies: 7
Views: 155

Re: That feeling you get when you see an old "girlfriend"

There is no car-fax reports available for the car, and vin # wasn't provided over the phone. Interesting. I thought it was required by law to report a totalled car to all agencies/parties. Shows how naive I am :roll: Yeah being dishonest in this matter is totally scum and hopefully this seller gets...
by tpollauf
Mon Mar 25, 2019 6:16 pm
Forum: The Vibe Lounge
Topic: Another Vibe lost
Replies: 17
Views: 803

Re: Another Vibe lost

Nice. Any word on if you might purchase the olde Vibe back?

Edit ..... got my answer from the other post ! :D
by tpollauf
Sun Mar 24, 2019 6:17 pm
Forum: Engine & Transmission
Topic: Power Steering Fluid Change Schedule
Replies: 4
Views: 112

Re: Power Steering Fluid Change Schedule

blue_can wrote:
Fri Mar 22, 2019 9:38 am
Is there one? I don't believe I see any recommended change intervals in the manual? What do other do?
Simple answer ... NO there is nothing posted in the owners manual about changing the fluid. It merely states to "check it" and add fluids as needed.
by tpollauf
Sun Mar 24, 2019 6:06 pm
Forum: Exterior
Topic: Do 09 Matrix heated mirrors fit 09 Vibe?
Replies: 14
Views: 1756

Re: Do 09 Matrix heated mirrors fit 09 Vibe?

I'll have to check the "Helms" manuals to see if the wiring harness/connectors to the mirrors INCLUDES a defrost circuit. I'm guessing NOT!
by tpollauf
Sun Mar 24, 2019 5:57 pm
Forum: Problems & Warranty Issues
Topic: Air Conditioner Smells Like Vinegar Upon Startup
Replies: 5
Views: 72

Re: Air Conditioner Smells Like Vinegar Upon Startup

Where you located? Update your profile for us.

If you think you overcharged it, what means did you use to add the refrigerant? Throwaway disposable 12oz cans or a 30lb jug with refrigeration manifold & hoses?
by tpollauf
Sat Mar 23, 2019 7:52 am
Forum: Engine & Transmission
Topic: Silly Engine question
Replies: 3
Views: 101

Re: Silly Engine question

For the 2009-10 GT's the eighth digit is "zero" !
by tpollauf
Thu Mar 21, 2019 7:29 am
Forum: The Vibe Lounge
Topic: AC recirculate gear repair, Orlando, FL
Replies: 6
Views: 85

Re: AC recirculate gear repair, Orlando, FL

Unfortunately I'm not from that area, although I was just down your way last month at Disney's yacht & beach club for conferences. Hopefully other members near you can chime in & help.
by tpollauf
Thu Mar 21, 2019 7:26 am
Forum: Audio, Electronics, Electrical
Topic: 2010 vibe new head unit using onstar mic?
Replies: 5
Views: 100

Re: 2010 vibe new head unit using onstar mic?

Davicof wrote:
Thu Mar 21, 2019 3:06 am
I just got a Kenwood Excelon DDX396 installed in my base 2009 vibe
Sounds good. How clean was the install and did you run into any problems? Post a final pic of the dash if you can showing the new head unit!
by tpollauf
Thu Mar 21, 2019 7:21 am
Forum: The Vibe Lounge
Topic: AC recirculate gear repair, Orlando, FL
Replies: 6
Views: 85

Re: AC recirculate gear repair, Orlando, FL

Jumping in here to help out. Coppens meant to answer "YES" but they're uncertain and confused with the terminology. Below is the pic of a new circulator door motor, AND the opened up defective one (you can see the broken plastic teeth, which is that click-click-click that we hear when it is trying t...
by tpollauf
Mon Mar 18, 2019 12:36 pm
Forum: The Vibe Lounge
Topic: That feeling you get when you see an old "girlfriend"
Replies: 7
Views: 155

Re: That feeling you get when you see an old "girlfriend"

Looks to be in great shape again ... with the 03-04 nose too ! :D Somebody put up the $350 salvage buyout and restored it! Price seems a bit high especially for a salvaged title car. What did the insurance company give you when it was totalled? If price is right and wife agrees, then get it for your...
by tpollauf
Mon Mar 18, 2019 10:22 am
Forum: Exterior
Topic: You Are Now Equipped With: LED HEADLIGHTS & FOGLIGHTS
Replies: 10
Views: 135

Re: You Are Now Equipped With: LED HEADLIGHTS & FOGLIGHTS

Yes, but what does it do to the drivers you are behind, and oncoming drivers? That's one of the big issues - there ARE other people on the road. I wasn't going to be the first one to bring that up ... BUT you have a very valid point!!! Drivers either behind you who BLIND your sight due to the light...
by tpollauf
Mon Mar 18, 2019 7:15 am
Forum: Interior
Topic: Floor mats/liners for 2009 Pontiac Vibe, Manual 1.8L?
Replies: 2
Views: 58

Re: Floor mats/liners for 2009 Pontiac Vibe, Manual 1.8L?

I don't think there's a difference between the two cars. We have one of each and I'll have to compare them side by side. The only difference would be the extra pedal on the floor! As far as floor pan measurements they should be identical.
by tpollauf
Sun Mar 17, 2019 7:38 am
Forum: Engine & Transmission
Topic: '09 Clutch Part Questions
Replies: 3
Views: 107

Re: '09 Clutch Part Questions

Ah yes .... another success story. Nice job ;) I also have the 2.4l engine with the 5-speed manual BUT won't be going through what you just did for probably another ten years! :o The car just turned over 30,000 miles (48,000 km) and is ten years old! Just curious as to the total cost of this repair ...
by tpollauf
Sun Mar 17, 2019 6:52 am
Forum: For Sale/Wanted
Topic: wanted- 3rd brake light socket.
Replies: 1
Views: 60

Re: wanted- 3rd brake light socket.

See attached pic. Is this what you're looking for? How did it get corroded? I plan on retrofitting this to an LED module somewhere in the near future and would not be using this socket. Let me know ................... Tim https://www.silveradosierra.com/gallery/image.php?album_id=84958&image_id=3829...
by tpollauf
Sun Mar 10, 2019 8:46 pm
Forum: The Vibe Lounge
Topic: I've Got the South Florida Vibe...
Replies: 5
Views: 92

Re: I've Got the South Florida Vibe...

Welcome to GenVibe and congrats on the deal you just got. I take it you live in the area where you purchased this Vibe? The reason I ask is because I have a "Central Florida 2004 Vibe GT" that I bought last year ... BUT I drive it up north at the Ohio/Michigan line! ZERO rust, which is unheard of up...
by tpollauf
Sun Mar 10, 2019 8:39 pm
Forum: The Vibe Lounge
Topic: Beloved '03 with only 80K mi totaled. Juicy story. Advice solicited.
Replies: 6
Views: 149

Re: Beloved '03 with only 80K mi totaled. Juicy story. Advice solicited.

Bummer as to what you've just went through. Too bad you didn't have a place to park it and buy it back for a parts car. That's exactly what I would do. This way you'll pretty much not need to buy any major components to keep your 2005 Vibe running. As far as parting it out ...... if you're in a nurs...
by tpollauf
Tue Mar 05, 2019 7:45 am
Forum: Exterior
Topic: LED Headlights Kit
Replies: 8
Views: 246

Re: LED Headlights Kit

No LED headlights for me. I'm one of the many who get annoyed at the SUPER bright lights that some of the oncoming cars that have them, and could not do that to the average driver out there. Getting older certainly doesn't help either as our eyes become more sensitive to night driving. I did check o...
by tpollauf
Tue Mar 05, 2019 7:29 am
Forum: For Sale/Wanted
Topic: WTB low mileage Vibe GT.
Replies: 10
Views: 199

Re: WTB low mileage Vibe GT.

I presume several were having privacy concerns. Hmmmmmm ..... witness protection program, illegal alien, running from the law, etc. :lol: That's another reason I've been trying to visit here more is to keep you loyal folks in the loop. I, and likely others here, really appreciate it! ;) Thanks !
by tpollauf
Sat Mar 02, 2019 9:41 am
Forum: The Vibe Lounge
Topic: "Baby Come Back"
Replies: 8
Views: 220

Re: "Baby Come Back"

I was in college back when "Player" had that hit song! Good help is hard to come by these days. You're probably lucky that you get to see your car at all. Didn't know where that story was going BUT it could have ended up pretty bad. I take it you arranged this moving company to transport your Vibe? ...
by tpollauf
Sat Mar 02, 2019 8:45 am
Forum: For Sale/Wanted
Topic: WTB low mileage Vibe GT.
Replies: 10
Views: 199

Re: WTB low mileage Vibe GT.

We have recently made the Facebook group private so you'd need to actually create a Facebook account and join the group to see the posts. Say what :o Who made that decision and why? :evil: Not that I visit that site hardly ever BUT it's nice to see what's happening every now & then from others who ...
by tpollauf
Thu Feb 28, 2019 7:52 pm
Forum: The Vibe Lounge
Topic: Hasn’t even been a year and we have 3 Vibes now lol!
Replies: 10
Views: 168

Re: Hasn’t even been a year and we have 3 Vibes now lol!

Three Vibes .... Nice! ;) How many drivers? I have four Vibes and a G8GT with three drivers (one is out of service for the time being). It's definitely an addiction :lol:
by tpollauf
Thu Feb 28, 2019 7:38 pm
Forum: The Vibe Lounge
Topic: Hello from Columbia Missouri!! (Current 2005 Vibe Owner)
Replies: 8
Views: 135

Re: Hello from Columbia Missouri!! (Current 2005 Vibe Owner)

Welcome to GenVibe. You won't get harrassed here on this forum. Us folks are here because we want to be here and learn/fix issues with our Vibes. You should be driving this Vibe for several more years to come. Very dependable (likely paid for) and economical to run. Thanks for joining and posting a ...
by tpollauf
Thu Feb 28, 2019 7:29 pm
Forum: For Sale/Wanted
Topic: WTB low mileage Vibe GT.
Replies: 10
Views: 199

Re: WTB low mileage Vibe GT.

Well, knowing WHERE you might wish to find this vehicle might be helpful. Yes, you're location would be helpful. We can't read minds here :o Update profile for us. Although I don't plan on selling my Vibe ever (or for a very long time anyways) 2009 Vibe Gt, manual tranny & sitting at 32k miles, Nic...
by tpollauf
Wed Feb 27, 2019 10:37 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: GenVibe Meet 2019.
Replies: 18
Views: 376

Re: GenVibe Meet 2019.

June 22 should work for me. I'll be just finishing a 45 day shutdown project at the BP refinery here in Oregon where I live. This will be a nice "well needed" break!
by tpollauf
Wed Feb 27, 2019 10:13 pm
Forum: Engine & Transmission
Topic: 2009 Clutch Pedal Slow to Come Up Last Few Inches
Replies: 11
Views: 181

Re: 2009 Clutch Pedal Slow to Come Up Last Few Inches

I'll take a pic of my pedals tomorrow. 2.4L engine with 5-speed manual. Pedals should be identical regardless of what engine we have.
by tpollauf
Mon Feb 25, 2019 3:08 pm
Forum: The Vibe Lounge
Topic: How many miles on your Vibes?
Replies: 914
Views: 134970

Re: How many miles on your Vibes?

30,000 last week .... 33,000 this week. Nice LONG Florida trip !
by tpollauf
Wed Feb 13, 2019 8:41 am
Forum: Handling, Suspension, & Brakes
Topic: Source for 2009-10 Backing plates
Replies: 4
Views: 111

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: 9
Views: 223

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: 167

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: 19
Views: 336

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: 19
Views: 336

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: 3557
Views: 353737

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: 128

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: 5
Views: 149

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: 215

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: 189

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: 189

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: 386

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: 166

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: 4
Views: 235

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: 109
Views: 31850

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: