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by tpollauf
Tue Sep 17, 2019 7:31 pm
Forum: The Vibe Lounge
Topic: desperate for valve timing help
Replies: 2
Views: 21

Re: desperate for valve timing help

Wow. I can relate to the "not telling the wife" thing as I do that a lot :o BUT you may be in a deeper hole than you think! Thought I'd be able to help you out with the info in the Helms manuals ... BUT nothing that I think will help you. First off the manual is based on the fact that the engine is ...
by tpollauf
Tue Sep 17, 2019 6:37 am
Forum: The Vibe Lounge
Topic: The Cringe!!
Replies: 10
Views: 110

Re: The Cringe!!

OUCH !!!! That hurts :twisted: Makes me glad I have a garage & side drive to park my Vibe's where they are a bit safer!
by tpollauf
Tue Sep 17, 2019 6:34 am
Forum: The Vibe Lounge
Topic: Air Recirculation Actuator
Replies: 5
Views: 65

Re: Air Recirculation Actuator

Bookworm wrote:
Tue Sep 17, 2019 12:38 am
Pop it open, flip the gear, and you now have a spare if/when the replacement breaks a tooth.
Yep. Couldn't agree more. This is what you'll find when opening it up :o

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by tpollauf
Thu Sep 12, 2019 1:29 pm
Forum: Audio, Electronics, Electrical
Topic: Backup Camera installation for 2004 XRS
Replies: 7
Views: 70

Re: Backup Camera installation for 2004 XRS

Post pics of all progress. Others here may want to do the same and your testimony could sway us to move quicker on it! Hope all goes well.
by tpollauf
Thu Sep 12, 2019 1:27 pm
Forum: The Vibe Lounge
Topic: New member from Hudson, FL
Replies: 11
Views: 82

Re: New member from Hudson, FL

Welcome to GenVibe. Nice purchase. You won't regret getting it. Keep us posted on all mods & repairs! ;)
by tpollauf
Thu Sep 12, 2019 4:09 am
Forum: Maintenance Bay
Topic: Flip Key retrofit
Replies: 3
Views: 57

Re: Flip Key retrofit

Interesting topic here and one that hit's home with me recently. We had the wife's 2009 Pontiac G8GT at the dealership finally to have a couple recalls addressed. One of them was for the "accidental shutting off the car" while driving, due to a person's knee potentially bumping the ignition key and ...
by tpollauf
Wed Sep 11, 2019 6:11 am
Forum: GenVibe Announcements
Topic: New Server
Replies: 8
Views: 85

Re: New Server

So far so good. Normal speed of uploading & refreshing pages, unlike what some of us experienced the past few months. Thanks for keeping us alive & moving :D
by tpollauf
Wed Sep 11, 2019 6:06 am
Forum: For Sale/Wanted
Topic: 2009 Pontiac Vibe - Parts Car OBO - $800 - Metro Detroit
Replies: 2
Views: 51

Re: 2009 Pontiac Vibe - Parts Car OBO - $800 - Metro Detroit

Mileage ? Was it a Detroit car all of it's life? If I can find a place to store it I'd grab it. With TWO 2nd gen Vibes in my family it would be handy to have a parts car. Also you're just an hour to my north so that's a plus
by tpollauf
Wed Sep 11, 2019 5:57 am
Forum: The Vibe Lounge
Topic: New member from Tipp City, Ohio
Replies: 4
Views: 75

Re: New member from Tipp City, Ohio

Welcome to GenVibe. Interesting "family" story and how the Vibe is staying in the family ;) Do you have records of what was done to it the past 10 years? Was it housed close/near you to where you occasionally got to see it again? Not knowing any circumstances BUT that was very generous of you at the...
by tpollauf
Wed Sep 11, 2019 5:46 am
Forum: Problems & Warranty Issues
Topic: Possible tranny/differential issue on 2005 AWD Vibe???
Replies: 12
Views: 252

Re: Possible tranny/differential issue on 2005 AWD Vibe???

Yeah, agree with others on this story. Glad you chose to fix it even though it's a huge financial hit! :o We can assume that you're in a colder climate due to it being an AWD model? Profile ??? Anyways hows the underside and overall condition of the car? Solid, some rust, severe rust? If still fairl...
by tpollauf
Sat Sep 07, 2019 9:40 am
Forum: Audio, Electronics, Electrical
Topic: 2009 Factory Radio Replacement
Replies: 3
Views: 78

Re: 2009 Factory Radio Replacement

Yeah, plug & play should be the ticket. Does your Vibe have steering wheel controls? The reason I ask is that those of us who DO have them, rarely touch the buttons on the radio itself which prolongs the "breaking knob" issue for awhile. 2009-10 Vibe radios have junk radio knobs that routinely break...
by tpollauf
Tue Sep 03, 2019 6:04 pm
Forum: For Sale/Wanted
Topic: 2009 Vibe for sale 33,000 miles
Replies: 1
Views: 163

Re: 2009 Vibe for sale 33,000 miles

Hey there Tim. Tim here to comment on your question(s). I can certainly relate to this exact (almost, mine's a GT) Vibe as mine just turned over 30k miles this past winter (thanks to a Florida trip ) and it too has the 5-speed manual tranny. Bought it new for a steal at $14,900 back in May 2009. I h...
by tpollauf
Sun Sep 01, 2019 6:36 am
Forum: Problems & Warranty Issues
Topic: 2004 Vibe GT possible electrical problem
Replies: 18
Views: 302

Re: 2004 Vibe GT possible electrical problem

The only reason I can think of for a 120 Volt plug body to be there is for an aftermarket block heater. Welcome to GenVibe :D I was wondering where you were located (update profile for us) but then you mentioned Texas! Do you have the history of this car? It's possible that it was a northern car fo...
by tpollauf
Fri Aug 30, 2019 6:47 am
Forum: Latest News
Topic: New round of airbag recalls for Corolla/Matrix/Vibe
Replies: 17
Views: 428

Re: New round of airbag recalls for Corolla/Matrix

Ok. A bit off topic here .... BUT is there a way to find out which dealerships performed the MOST airbag replacement jobs? I've yet to take any of my Vibes in for such recalls for two reasons: Don't trust the workmanship of most dealers (sloppy, careless, hurry up and get it done, etc...) and that I...
by tpollauf
Thu Aug 29, 2019 10:27 am
Forum: Latest News
Topic: New round of airbag recalls for Corolla/Matrix/Vibe
Replies: 17
Views: 428

Re: New round of airbag recalls for Corolla/Matrix

yeah, I shared this photo in an earlier post where I got the notice also on my 2004 Vibe Gt. Found it interesting that when the first recall was done, they KNEW it was temporary until a better fix arrives :twisted:

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by tpollauf
Thu Aug 29, 2019 10:22 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Jessi Combs
Replies: 4
Views: 236

Re: Jessi Combs

Never heard of her BUT too young to go! Maybe they'll design a better cage to protect drivers in future runs? But then at 400 - 500 mph it probably doesn't matter what you try to design/build. The odds will always be against you :cry:
by tpollauf
Mon Aug 26, 2019 4:56 pm
Forum: Audio, Electronics, Electrical
Topic: CD player works only on battery power - auto eject with car running
Replies: 8
Views: 160

Re: CD player works only on battery power - auto eject with car running

I also think the Florida sun is overheating the unit as my car sits outside all day long This is definitely a heat related issue. With the main radio display being a solid "liquid crystal display" (LCD) these displays are susceptible to extreme temperatures to where they will not properly work. Cas...
by tpollauf
Mon Aug 26, 2019 6:47 am
Forum: The Vibe Lounge
Topic: New Member with a 03 Vibe Toad new to me.
Replies: 6
Views: 129

Re: New Member with a 03 Vibe Toad new to me.

Welcome to GenVibe :D Hopefully your tranny is currently still in good shape and that it will go for several years until it needs repaired/replaced. I'd assume you retired (I'm almost there myself) and this may get limited use as compared to a young family with kids & such. Thanks for joining up her...
by tpollauf
Sat Aug 24, 2019 9:23 am
Forum: The Vibe Lounge
Topic: Hauling on the roof rack? 4' x 8' sheets
Replies: 9
Views: 604

Re: Hauling on the roof rack? 4' x 8' sheets

Nice. ;) Hopefully you didn't have very far to travel and not drive at highway speeds. How did that look from a side profile view?
by tpollauf
Sat Aug 24, 2019 9:01 am
Forum: The Vibe Lounge
Topic: New owner of a 2004 Neptune Blue AWD Vibe
Replies: 17
Views: 1896

Re: New owner of a 2004 Neptune Blue AWD Vibe

Awesome write up! I may opt out for a newer radio soon for my 2004 Vibe GT and if so will do what you did, find a model that includes a back-up camera! I'll definitely be adding front seat heaters before winter as this car will be my primary winter vehicle soon. It will see salt/brine for the first ...
by tpollauf
Tue Aug 20, 2019 5:45 am
Forum: The Vibe Lounge
Topic: New Member
Replies: 8
Views: 157

Re: New Member

Welcome to GenVibe ! On the headlight issue, changing them out requires you to drop the bumper :x . You may damage/lose clips doing that. Just polish them out every six months maximum and live with it. My 2004 Vibe GT, along with almost every other car of said age, has this similar problem. I spend ...
by tpollauf
Mon Aug 19, 2019 8:30 am
Forum: Maintenance Bay
Topic: Blackstone Oil Analysis
Replies: 24
Views: 2754

Re: Blackstone Oil Analysis

Is anyone still using this service? If so, can they post up their analysis now that our miles are really up there :) I used them a couple years ago but for my 1992 F-150. Mainly because I went over SEVEN years between oil changes :o and was curious as to what damage I did to the engine, if any! Tur...
by tpollauf
Sat Aug 17, 2019 8:49 am
Forum: The Vibe Lounge
Topic: New member
Replies: 6
Views: 134

Re: New member

when you get a salvage car, resale value is the last thing on your mind :) Couldn't agree more. You bought it at a good price knowing that it was wrecked at some point. So drive it till it's no longer repairable. This way you got your money's worth. For the Vibe, it should be several hundred thousa...
by tpollauf
Fri Aug 16, 2019 5:58 am
Forum: The Vibe Lounge
Topic: New member
Replies: 6
Views: 134

Re: New member

Welcome to GenVibe. Post pics when you find the time. Also location? We'll help you maintain and get the maximum use out of your Vibe! :D
by tpollauf
Wed Aug 14, 2019 4:49 am
Forum: The Vibe Lounge
Topic: Dec 2018 Passenger Inflator Recall
Replies: 17
Views: 805

Re: Dec 2018 Passenger Inflator Recall

Got this in the mail the other day. Guess I should bite the bullet and get it done .... again! :o I like the way it is stated "the initial repair on your vehicle involved the use of temporary parts ". Say what ?????? ......... GRRRRRRRRRR...... :x https://www.silveradosierra.com/gallery/image.php?al...
by tpollauf
Tue Aug 13, 2019 7:59 am
Forum: Maintenance Bay
Topic: just got an 07
Replies: 7
Views: 188

Re: just got an 07

Welcome to GenVibe. Glad you found us here as we'll help you out with anything/everything pertaining to these great little cars! the Pontiac vibe aka the uglier version of the Toyota matrix Actually I think it's the reverse. The Pontiac Vibe is the more sportier looking hatchback ;) being in Michiga...
by tpollauf
Sun Aug 11, 2019 1:59 pm
Forum: The Others
Topic: Crosstrek
Replies: 26
Views: 526

Re: Crosstrek

was more bondo and rust than steel when it went to the junkyard :lol: Yeah sounded like my first car .... '72 Plymouth Duster, slant six/auto :o At only five years old the undercarriage rusted out so bad that I lost both of my torsion bar supports. Within 10 years the entire car was scrap metal :x ...
by tpollauf
Sun Aug 11, 2019 12:29 pm
Forum: The Vibe Lounge
Topic: Greetings from SoCal
Replies: 7
Views: 140

Re: Greetings from SoCal

I just verified that you do NOT have an AWD model (thanks for the factory sticker showing options & $$$) If you went by the brochure which was out at the time, it shows the 17" clad wheels & luggage rack being standard on AWD models. Rare to see both of them on a non-AWD Vibe.
by tpollauf
Sun Aug 11, 2019 11:59 am
Forum: The Vibe Lounge
Topic: Questions from a new Vibe owner (sort of)
Replies: 6
Views: 143

Re: Questions from a new Vibe owner (sort of)

Actually they open up about 100' - 105' as shown in these pics. https://www.silveradosierra.com/gallery/image.php?album_id=84958&image_id=385225 ' The center console closed up https://www.silveradosierra.com/gallery/image.php?album_id=84958&image_id=385227 The upper portion opened up only https://ww...
by tpollauf
Sun Aug 11, 2019 11:38 am
Forum: The Vibe Lounge
Topic: Greetings from SoCal
Replies: 7
Views: 140

Re: Greetings from SoCal

Welcome to GenVibe. Wow does this story sound familiar .... except in my case it was for my son & his first car some EIGHT years ago. Pretty much the same year/car also (except trim ... his is the GT 8-) ) Yes, the 2.4l engines "may" have burning issues eventually. My son's burns roughly one quart e...
by tpollauf
Sun Aug 11, 2019 11:20 am
Forum: The Vibe Lounge
Topic: New member
Replies: 5
Views: 124

Re: New member

Welcome to GenVibe. And a "two Vibe " owner at that ;) You'll find a lot of us here are multiple Vibe owners! Seeing how you're in a part of the country that does NOT salt/brine the roads, your undercarriage on the Vibe should be fairly solid (rust free) to where wrenching off old parts for newer on...
by tpollauf
Sun Aug 11, 2019 11:14 am
Forum: For Sale/Wanted
Topic: 2003 Pontiac Vibe Gt
Replies: 2
Views: 139

Re: 2003 Pontiac Vibe Gt

Welcome to GenVibe :D 2000 miles away .... too far for my interest. Sonds like someone will get it for a good price. Good luck ;)
by tpollauf
Sun Aug 11, 2019 11:05 am
Forum: The Vibe Lounge
Topic: 2009 vibe a/c compressor/clutch
Replies: 6
Views: 136

Re: 2009 vibe a/c compressor/clutch

Give us tome time to investigate and answer :o I own TWO 2009 vibe GT's (the bigger 2.4l engine) and have not had to work on the A/C system yet. I can tell you all about refrigeration pressures/temeperaturs BUT not sure on the A/C compressor arrangement. Be patient, you'll get an answer soon
by tpollauf
Sun Aug 11, 2019 6:17 am
Forum: The Vibe Lounge
Topic: New Member - 03' Base Vibe - Photos!
Replies: 11
Views: 728

Re: New Member - 03' Base Vibe - Photos!

That's a very close/clear pic of the tensioner leak! I seriously have to address my oil leak soon. My driveway and parts of the street are starting to look bad due to the leak and where I park. Unlike the 1ZZ, the 2zz engines have had bad gasket connections where the head (Yamaha), block, and timing...
by tpollauf
Tue Aug 06, 2019 6:25 pm
Forum: Audio, Electronics, Electrical
Topic: Ways to open / unlock rear hatch glass ?
Replies: 9
Views: 189

Re: Ways to open / unlock rear hatch glass ?

There's a glass release button next to the coin holder to the left of the steering wheel. I never even noticed this button. But then having only owned 2nd gen Vibes until recently, I've never had a hatch with separate glass that opens! Wow, and it even works when pressing it! :o https://www.silvera...
by tpollauf
Tue Aug 06, 2019 12:05 pm
Forum: The Vibe Lounge
Topic: ‘Slightly’ broken front suspension.
Replies: 23
Views: 327

Re: ‘Slightly’ broken front suspension.

I was shocked how much I had to pay for shipping (748$ total cost) Yeah. Too bad they don't have the option of picking up parts in person. Madison Wisconsin can't be that far from you! But here's Rock Auto's explanation on their website: Parts are stocked in multiple locations and all orders are sh...
by tpollauf
Mon Aug 05, 2019 12:18 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: What is an easy to use picture hosting site?
Replies: 9
Views: 179

Re: What is an easy to use picture hosting site?

joatmon wrote:
Mon Aug 05, 2019 7:08 am
all your silverado hosted pics show up as broken image links. Likely some security setting on my phone, but thought you'd want to know of the possibility
Thanks. That's good to know!
by tpollauf
Sun Aug 04, 2019 11:51 am
Forum: Maintenance Bay
Topic: What did you do to your Vibe today?
Replies: 3586
Views: 371191

Re: What did you do to your Vibe today?

Filled up my 2009 Vibe GT :D . Didn't realize that it's been over 5 months since I last filled it. So with that said I finally surpassed the 10 year milestone of ownership. Extremely impressed with the mileage. Here's a snapshot of the mileage history https://www.silveradosierra.com/gallery/image.ph...
by tpollauf
Sun Aug 04, 2019 9:55 am
Forum: Engine & Transmission
Topic: Oil filter
Replies: 12
Views: 219

Re: Oil filter

joatmon wrote:
Sun Aug 04, 2019 9:47 am
Did the GT/XRS with the 2ZZ engine use the same filter as the 1ZZ?
That's what I was curious about also! I'll be giving my 2004 Vibe GT it's first oil change soon since I bought it 18 months ago :o
by tpollauf
Sun Aug 04, 2019 9:51 am
Forum: The Others
Topic: Crosstrek
Replies: 26
Views: 526

Re: Crosstrek

I may have to consult with Caretaker if/when my wife gets another/different vehicle. She really wants a new Subaru Forrester. I told her no new car unless she gets a job !!! :o She hasn't worked in nine years and still has a good 10+ years left in her working career (she's at 54 years young now). We...
by tpollauf
Sun Aug 04, 2019 8:40 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: What is an easy to use picture hosting site?
Replies: 9
Views: 179

Re: What is an easy to use picture hosting site?

You could always use another forum's site if you belong to more than one (almost all of us do). Since cardomain.com changed their format some 5 years ago or so, I lost several pics that were uploaded there. I now use SilveradoSierra.com since I bought my 2014 Chevy truck and chose that community to ...
by tpollauf
Fri Aug 02, 2019 5:49 am
Forum: The Vibe Lounge
Topic: Vibe alternate history
Replies: 5
Views: 182

Re: Vibe alternate history

thatsthevibe wrote:
Thu Aug 01, 2019 5:52 pm
No photos or anything as far as I know.
At least there is this photo. And almost ten years ago to the date !

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by tpollauf
Fri Aug 02, 2019 5:26 am
Forum: GenVibe Garage
Topic: Byerscrew Vibe Garage
Replies: 13
Views: 952

Re: Byerscrew Vibe Garage

She has a small oil leak from what appears to be the timing chain tensioner and valve cover I will need to take care of. Wow. Our Fusion Vibe GT's actually do have something in common. Identical oil leaks !!! You'll have to let me know where exactly your leak is at. I'd bet it's the timing chain co...
by tpollauf
Sat Jul 27, 2019 10:47 am
Forum: Site Problems, Suggestions, Questions
Topic: I see this site was down for a short bit.
Replies: 9
Views: 276

Re: I see this site was down for a short bit.

Before the outage, it seemed like the site was slow to load, compared to other websites. Then there was a short period before it was unreachable where I would get a general error, something about too many sql connections. could be just me, but it seems like the site is noticeably slower to respond ...
by tpollauf
Fri Jul 26, 2019 9:17 am
Forum: Site Problems, Suggestions, Questions
Topic: I see this site was down for a short bit.
Replies: 9
Views: 276

Re: I see this site was down for a short bit.

Yeah I too was wondering if it was just me, or the site was down. Thanks guys for confirming my suspicions! ;)
by tpollauf
Tue Jul 23, 2019 9:37 pm
Forum: The Vibe Lounge
Topic: Hello all. New Vibe owner here.
Replies: 11
Views: 243

Re: Hello all. New Vibe owner here.

Welcome to GenVibe. What part of Michigan? (update profile) I'm just a few miles from the state line, thus you could be my neighbor! Post pictures when you get a chance. Thanks for finding us and joining. Being a member here will BENEFIT you greatly when it comes to repairs & mods to your Vibe! Visi...
by tpollauf
Tue Jul 23, 2019 9:29 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Vibes disgust me
Replies: 3
Views: 139

Re: Vibes disgust me

Good one Joatmon :lol: I have a sweet tooth and like just about everything out there. I'll have to look this up, get a pack, and try some. Will post later if I follow through with it!
by tpollauf
Tue Jul 23, 2019 9:25 pm
Forum: Problems & Warranty Issues
Topic: Shavings found in oil for the first time..
Replies: 8
Views: 162

Re: Shavings found in oil for the first time..

You likely already recycled the old oil? If not I'd definitely send a sample to BlackStone for an oil analysis. https://www.blackstone-labs.com/?session-id=k0b5f0btl11kqjq511hs5155&timeout=20&bslauth&urlbase=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.blackstone-labs.net%2FBstone%2F%28S%28k0b5f0btl11kqjq511hs5155%29%29%2F Th...
by tpollauf
Tue Jul 23, 2019 1:05 pm
Forum: Maintenance Bay
Topic: Flush Condenser ( anyone successful with this?)
Replies: 7
Views: 209

Re: Flush Condenser ( anyone successful with this?)

Is your low pressure control "kicking out" the compressor intermittently? If so you're likely still a bit low. I believe 35 psi on the low side for R-134A would be close to normal suction pressure at around 2000 rpm. Been awhile since I've charged a car. Almost exclusively work on commercial/industr...
by tpollauf
Sun Jul 21, 2019 8:00 pm
Forum: Maintenance Bay
Topic: What did you do to your Vibe today?
Replies: 3586
Views: 371191

Re: What did you do to your Vibe today?

Had all of my "active" Vibes out in the driveway for some serious cleaning! I say ACTIVE because the sick 2003 Vibe GT (not pictured) will not see driving for another year or longer when I have time to work on it. The Honda jet ski is here also as it needed minor maintenance. It will be back in the ...