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by runningslow
Wed Sep 24, 2014 8:24 am
Forum: The Vibe Lounge
Topic: How many miles on your Vibes?
Replies: 856
Views: 118293

Re: How many miles on your Vibes?

So, this happened this morning.

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by runningslow
Wed Sep 24, 2014 8:10 am
Forum: The Vibe Lounge
Topic: Seeking a second opinion
Replies: 24
Views: 1177

Re: Seeking a second opinion

Thanks. I now have a weekend project, presuming that nothing catastrophic happens before then.

Really, it'll be the second project. I was already planning to check my brakes. I think I've got a stuck caliper.
by runningslow
Tue Sep 23, 2014 1:27 pm
Forum: The Vibe Lounge
Topic: Seeking a second opinion
Replies: 24
Views: 1177

Re: Seeking a second opinion

It makes the same sound whether the A/C is on or off. Although... I guess that wouldn't matter, since that pulley is always turning.... So, I'm at least on the right track that its something in the accessory drive path and not something else? I suppose I could remove the belt and start it to see. I ...
by runningslow
Tue Sep 23, 2014 5:24 am
Forum: The Vibe Lounge
Topic: Seeking a second opinion
Replies: 24
Views: 1177

Seeking a second opinion

I have a sound coming from under my hood, seemingly from the passenger side. I think I first really started noticing it a week or so ago, but its been getting worse over the past few days. If I had to guess, it sounds like the belt tensioner is going bad. Anything else that it could be on that side ...
by runningslow
Fri Sep 19, 2014 12:35 pm
Forum: The Vibe Lounge
Topic: Bought A Soul !
Replies: 4
Views: 443

Re: Bought A Soul !

I know someone who is on her second Soul... after she totaled the first one... within weeks of buying it. She seems to like it.

Apart from that, I have no experience.
by runningslow
Tue Sep 09, 2014 6:12 am
Forum: GenVibe Garage
Topic: runningslow's 2006 Vibe Base
Replies: 30
Views: 3600

Re: runningslow's 2006 Vibe Base

You are certainly not a spoiled brat! That Festiva could be a lot of fun if you swap in a larger engine (a secret dream of mine). We have a 97 B 2300 (same as ranger 2.3) in our family. A dream we share. To this day, I want to find another Festiva just so I can drop in a B6T. The wife is aware of t...
by runningslow
Mon Sep 08, 2014 6:10 am
Forum: GenVibe Garage
Topic: runningslow's 2006 Vibe Base
Replies: 30
Views: 3600

Re: runningslow's 2006 Vibe Base

You may consider using carpet padding if money is tight. If you go to Lowe's or Home Depot and ask for the cheapest padding they have, they may have remnants in the back you can use. I ended up pulling out the spare tire tray/cover and keep the tools on top of the carpet padding. Thanks to the shap...
by runningslow
Mon Sep 08, 2014 6:09 am
Forum: GenVibe Garage
Topic: runningslow's 2006 Vibe Base
Replies: 30
Views: 3600

Re: runningslow's 2006 Vibe Base

Hi, runnningslow: I don't have experience with the Silverstars. On my former Windstar the original headlight bulbs quit after 9 years. I read the labels of the Silverstars and decided that's not for me: right on the package they say that they last about half as long as the LL bulbs and they cost tw...
by runningslow
Thu Sep 04, 2014 12:13 pm
Forum: GenVibe Garage
Topic: runningslow's 2006 Vibe Base
Replies: 30
Views: 3600

Re: runningslow's 2006 Vibe Base

We're approaching the anniversary of the last post I made in this thread. Time for an update. I'm looking at my initial post and I have not accomplished a single item on the To-Do list. After moving to Dallas last February and living off a single income ever since, money has been tighter than expect...
by runningslow
Thu Sep 04, 2014 9:18 am
Forum: The Vibe Lounge
Topic: Front License Plate
Replies: 19
Views: 1730

Re: Front License Plate

Maybe someone cared, but it was ruined when you made mention of it in your first sentence. For what it was worth, I cared, and thank you for posting the solution to your issue :) Thanks for caring. :D I just said that as a joke, since its been the better part of year since I started the discussion ...
by runningslow
Thu Sep 04, 2014 7:47 am
Forum: The Vibe Lounge
Topic: Front License Plate
Replies: 19
Views: 1730

Re: Front License Plate

Just to post an update (not that anyone cares), but in the end I just used to the factory mount. As it turns out, I had one tucked into the spare tire well. Here's a picture I posted in the Vibe Love thread: http://i993.photobucket.com/albums/af58/runningslow81/The%20Vibe/2014-07-26194524.jpg I boug...
by runningslow
Tue Sep 02, 2014 12:51 pm
Forum: The Vibe Lounge
Topic: Vibe vs. Corolla with same engine?
Replies: 6
Views: 905

Re: Vibe vs. Corolla with same engine?

Not all 1ZZ-FE engines have the same output: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Toyota_ZZ_engine#1ZZ-FE Info gathered in a small trip down the Wikipedia rabbit hole.... 1ZZ-FE in a 2000 Corolla: 125hp. 1ZZ-FE in a 1st Gen Vibe: 130hp. (AWD model: 123hp) 1ZZ-FE in a 2005 Corolla S: 130hp. (<--- My Wife's c...
by runningslow
Tue Sep 02, 2014 11:56 am
Forum: The Vibe Lounge
Topic: THE GENVIBE PICTURE CHALLENGE THREAD
Replies: 527
Views: 44395

Re: THE GENVIBE PICTURE CHALLENGE THREAD

Original post deleted
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EDIT: It took me awhile, but here's the new challenge. Post a pciture of your Vibe parked beside an 18 wheeler:
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by runningslow
Tue Sep 02, 2014 11:42 am
Forum: The Vibe Lounge
Topic: THE GENVIBE PICTURE CHALLENGE THREAD
Replies: 527
Views: 44395

Re: THE GENVIBE PICTURE CHALLENGE THREAD

If no one cares that I'm cheating by posting an older picture, here's my Vibe hauling our jogging stroller off the back of my Vibe on a bike carrier. A common configuration when we take a road trip. I'll have a new challenge posted shortly. http://i993.photobucket.com/albums/af58/runningslow81/The%2...
by runningslow
Tue Sep 02, 2014 11:34 am
Forum: The Vibe Lounge
Topic: Random acts of Vibe love
Replies: 610
Views: 84525

Re: Random acts of Vibe love

Parked at our nearby nature preserve for an evening walk.

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by runningslow
Wed Dec 04, 2013 4:33 pm
Forum: The Vibe Lounge
Topic: Front License Plate
Replies: 19
Views: 1730

Re: Front License Plate

Runningslow: What year is your Vibe? Guess I'm confused. I live in Texas. My 03 which I bought 2 months ago has the front plate on it mounted to a black plastic piece mounted in the center of the bumper. Corvettes come with the same type mount that come with the car and are put on at the dealer in ...
by runningslow
Tue Dec 03, 2013 5:23 am
Forum: The Vibe Lounge
Topic: Front License Plate
Replies: 19
Views: 1730

Re: Front License Plate

Thanks for the replies. :D Once I make the move, I'll go with option 3 until I figure something else out. In reality, I'm going to hold onto my Florida tag as long as possible. I'll be up to renew my registration at the end of Janurary, so that'll probably when I make the change, assuming I've moved...
by runningslow
Mon Dec 02, 2013 12:47 pm
Forum: The Vibe Lounge
Topic: Front License Plate
Replies: 19
Views: 1730

Front License Plate

Long story short: I'm preparing to move to Texas. :o Texas requires a front license plate. Florida, where I currently live, does not and I'm not too keen on the idea of drilling holes in my front bumper. Actually, make that bumpers, because I'll have to put one on my wife's Corolla, too. I've done s...
by runningslow
Fri Oct 25, 2013 9:58 am
Forum: Audio, Electronics, Electrical
Topic: Advice:Installation of a new map/reading dome light assembly
Replies: 5
Views: 922

Re: Advice:Installation of a new map/reading dome light asse

This looks like the regular map light, which is attached to the ceiling: http://www.ebay.com/itm/321202373921?ssPageName=STRK:MEWAX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1438.l2649" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false; This looks like the kind you are thinking of: http://www.ebay.com/itm/OEM-Pontiac-Vibe-...
by runningslow
Fri Oct 25, 2013 9:33 am
Forum: Engine & Transmission
Topic: Synthetic Oil W/ Filte at Napa and Advance for $19.99 BUT!!!
Replies: 19
Views: 1341

Re: Synthetic Oil W/ Filte at Napa and Advance for $19.99 BU

Awesome. :) Sign up for Mperks too, if you haven't already. They'll send out general merchandise coupons (20% off one item, $x off one item over a certain amount, etc.) That will help out when there's not a rebate going on, and sweeten the deal even more so when there is. Meijer is my go-to place f...
by runningslow
Fri Oct 25, 2013 5:41 am
Forum: The Vibe Lounge
Topic: Replacing Serpentine Belt?
Replies: 8
Views: 2093

Re: Replacing Serpentine Belt?

Replacing the belt isn't so bad. I've done it at least twice on our Corolla... same engine, same procedure.

Replacing the tensioner... that's another story.
by runningslow
Mon Oct 21, 2013 4:20 am
Forum: The Vibe Lounge
Topic: THE GENVIBE PICTURE CHALLENGE THREAD
Replies: 527
Views: 44395

Re: THE GENVIBE PICTURE CHALLENGE THREAD

I want to bump this back to the top. There aren't many covered bridges around here. The ones we have are pedestrian only... and mostly on golf courses. You'd probably be hard pressed to find much of *anything* built before 1920, too, let alone a covered bridge. :idea: Perhaps this could help someone...
by runningslow
Mon Oct 07, 2013 5:24 am
Forum: Interior
Topic: PRND2L
Replies: 12
Views: 1062

Re: PRND2L

Ok, let me see what I can find locally. Is that the black paint flaking off behind the N?

That's still in much better shape than the one I have right now.... :D
by runningslow
Fri Oct 04, 2013 9:21 am
Forum: Engine & Transmission
Topic: 2005 low idle=-
Replies: 6
Views: 980

Re: 2005 low idle=-

our 2003 vibe was severly damaged in a wreck. SO =-recently bought this 2005 base vibe.71,000 miles., automatic tranny. (possible flood car. just found debris in the wrong places). idles cold in the morning about 1500 rpm,s. later in day ,warm about 750, but very rough with steeing wheel shaking. i...
by runningslow
Tue Oct 01, 2013 2:20 pm
Forum: Interior
Topic: PRND2L
Replies: 12
Views: 1062

Re: PRND2L

Zane (zvibe04) might have one for you. He said he'll check Friday. Anything come of this? Sorry, Zane forgot to check. He's in college and goes back home for the weekends, so it'll be another few days. We'll make sure we get back to you. In the meantime, feel free to check out junkyards and such. U...
by runningslow
Tue Oct 01, 2013 7:35 am
Forum: Interior
Topic: PRND2L
Replies: 12
Views: 1062

Re: PRND2L

KITT222 wrote:Zane (zvibe04) might have one for you. He said he'll check Friday.

Anything come of this?
by runningslow
Thu Sep 26, 2013 9:33 am
Forum: Interior
Topic: PRND2L
Replies: 12
Views: 1062

Re: PRND2L

Put a manual tranny in your Vibe then you won't need it anymore :lol: Zane did it. I plan on doing it. It'll go on my wishlist. I'd love to have the 6 spd. I test drove an '06 Vibe GT, but it was sold before I could pull the trigger. The price was right, but it had a few more issues than I would ha...
by runningslow
Thu Sep 26, 2013 7:39 am
Forum: Interior
Topic: PRND2L
Replies: 12
Views: 1062

Re: PRND2L

tpollauf wrote:Put a manual tranny in your Vibe then you won't need it anymore :lol:

Sounds like a using a sledge hammer to drive a finishing nail... a pound of cure, for an ounce of disease...

Although, I was considering putting a manual boot on the auto shifter, even before this happened.
by runningslow
Thu Sep 26, 2013 6:44 am
Forum: US - North Central
Topic: Michigan Roll Call
Replies: 97
Views: 21525

Re: Michigan Roll Call

Old thread, I know.... I currently live in Florida after moving here for college in '99, but I grew up in Michigan near Ludington. Most of my immediate family is still there. So, my Vibe may be seen up there from time to time.
by runningslow
Thu Sep 26, 2013 4:22 am
Forum: Interior
Topic: PRND2L
Replies: 12
Views: 1062

Re: PRND2L

KITT222 wrote:Zane (zvibe04) might have one for you. He said he'll check Friday.

Thanks! Let me know. If that doesn't work out, I'll check with the local junkyards. Sadly, my usual u-pull-it doesn't have a Vibe or Matrix listed in their online inventory, but there are plenty of others around.
by runningslow
Wed Sep 25, 2013 10:42 am
Forum: Interior
Topic: PRND2L
Replies: 12
Views: 1062

PRND2L

They say a picture is worth a thousand words. Well, what does this say? http://i993.photobucket.com/albums/af58/runningslow81/The%20Vibe/2013-09-25121329.jpg It broke while trying to access the bulb below. Anyone know where I could find a replacement? I've struck out searching online, so I'm guessin...
by runningslow
Mon Sep 23, 2013 5:46 am
Forum: The Others
Topic: 2014 Kia Rondo Vibe replacement? Canada only
Replies: 6
Views: 1006

Re: 2014 Kia Rondo Vibe replacement? Canada only

Wasn't the KIA Rondo discontinued - at least in the U.S.? My even more elderly than me next door neighbor has one and it looks pretty practical. He is a widower and has always had two cars - the other is a relatively new big Buick Sedan - haven't seen it out of his garage in many months as he is al...
by runningslow
Sun Sep 22, 2013 11:52 am
Forum: The Others
Topic: 2014 Kia Rondo Vibe replacement? Canada only
Replies: 6
Views: 1006

Re: 2014 Kia Rondo Vibe replacement? Canada only

I saw one here in Florida a few weeks ago, but we get plenty of Canadian tourists (I think it had a Quebec tag). Much better looking than its predecessor, but I don't know if we'll see it for sale here in the states. As far as importing one from the Great White North... I'm sure it possible, but pro...
by runningslow
Sun Sep 22, 2013 11:10 am
Forum: The Vibe Lounge
Topic: THE GENVIBE PICTURE CHALLENGE THREAD
Replies: 527
Views: 44395

Re: THE GENVIBE PICTURE CHALLENGE THREAD

Love them both! Proceed with the next challenge! :D
by runningslow
Sat Sep 21, 2013 6:51 am
Forum: The Vibe Lounge
Topic: THE GENVIBE PICTURE CHALLENGE THREAD
Replies: 527
Views: 44395

Re: THE GENVIBE PICTURE CHALLENGE THREAD

Was the challenge too hard? Do I need to simplify it?
How about this: I'll settle for any sort of sign (or monument) indicating an old, deprecated or historic road.
by runningslow
Wed Sep 18, 2013 10:03 am
Forum: The Vibe Lounge
Topic: Buying an '09 Vibe 1.8 auto
Replies: 36
Views: 2504

Re: Buying an '09 Vibe 1.8 auto

As runningslow mentioned. If the Grand Am and Sunfire are like siblings, then the Vibe and Corrolla are like fraternal twins raised by different parents. Just like my Vibe and the wife's 2005 Corolla. :D Once you pop the hood, its hard to tell them apart. (besides the paint color that is.... :roll: )
by runningslow
Wed Sep 18, 2013 9:40 am
Forum: The Vibe Lounge
Topic: Buying an '09 Vibe 1.8 auto
Replies: 36
Views: 2504

Re: Buying an '09 Vibe 1.8 auto

I think I'll be buying a 2009 1.8L Vibe tonight to replace my aging 1998 Grand Am (with 275,000 miles!). The car has 99,000 miles on it but appears to be in great condition. I do pretty much all my own car work (it wouldn't make sense to keep a 15 year old GA with 275k running if I were paying some...
by runningslow
Fri Sep 13, 2013 10:44 am
Forum: The Vibe Lounge
Topic: At a crossroads
Replies: 23
Views: 1654

Re: At a crossroads

The labor to put in a junkyard transmission is the same as putting in a remanufactured one. So maybe looking at the total cost the remanufactured one is not that much more expensive. That logic has cost me a lot of money over the years - e.g. it cost as much to put down $9 tile as $2 tile so . . . ...
by runningslow
Fri Sep 13, 2013 10:32 am
Forum: The Vibe Lounge
Topic: At a crossroads
Replies: 23
Views: 1654

Re: At a crossroads

Pardon my ignorance, but what's the difference between a used and remanufactured transmission? Used = pulled from a junkyard. Condition unknown. Remanufactured = a used transmission that has been be reconditioned to be in good working order, like new. My wife and I just forked up a good chunk of ch...
by runningslow
Fri Sep 13, 2013 10:01 am
Forum: Audio, Electronics, Electrical
Topic: poor dashboard lightine
Replies: 19
Views: 1818

Re: poor dashboard lightine

Since its digital, I also don't think you have to worry about the odometer, as I believe that information is stored elsewhere (PCM?) and would appear correct on the newer cluster. <-- I could be horribly wrong about that . :? The odometer is stored in the cluster it self. I thought someone smarter ...
by runningslow
Fri Sep 13, 2013 7:37 am
Forum: Audio, Electronics, Electrical
Topic: poor dashboard lightine
Replies: 19
Views: 1818

Re: poor dashboard lightine

I've experienced the same thing with my '06. I at least have the revised version with the white numbers that are clearly visible, but I have a hard time distinguishing the increments between them in the bright sunlight. I might have to track down a second gauge cluster and experiment with swapping ...
by runningslow
Fri Sep 13, 2013 6:31 am
Forum: Audio, Electronics, Electrical
Topic: poor dashboard lightine
Replies: 19
Views: 1818

Re: poor dashboard lightine

I've experienced the same thing with my '06. I at least have the revised version with the white numbers that are clearly visible, but I have a hard time distinguishing the increments between them in the bright sunlight. I might have to track down a second gauge cluster and experiment with swapping o...
by runningslow
Fri Sep 13, 2013 4:24 am
Forum: GenVibe Garage
Topic: runningslow's 2006 Vibe Base
Replies: 30
Views: 3600

Re: runningslow's 2006 Vibe Base

Lookin' good ;)! How are you liking the SilverStars in the headlights so far? So far, so good, but I need to buff out the lenses. They've gotten a little cloudy. Unfortunately, living where I do, I haven't had any opportunities to drive with the high beams on since I installed them, but I do like t...
by runningslow
Thu Sep 12, 2013 12:13 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Moving to FL fron NY
Replies: 18
Views: 1552

Re: Moving to FL fron NY

Thanks Jake!! Florida feels good! Go back while you still can!! :o j/k! I moved to Florida from Michigan 14 years ago for college. Always planned on leaving after I graduated... and I'm still here. The winters keep tricking me into staying. Side note: Jake, I didn't mean to copy your signature.... ...
by runningslow
Thu Sep 12, 2013 5:31 am
Forum: GenVibe Garage
Topic: runningslow's 2006 Vibe Base
Replies: 30
Views: 3600

Re: runningslow's 2006 Vibe Base

I decided to add an aux in port in the lower tray of the center console. The Aux-In kit I used. http://i993.photobucket.com/albums/af58/runningslow81/The%20Vibe/2013-09-07083811.jpg Before: http://i993.photobucket.com/albums/af58/runningslow81/The%20Vibe/2013-09-07083822.jpg Drill hole: http://i993....
by runningslow
Thu Sep 12, 2013 5:27 am
Forum: GenVibe Garage
Topic: runningslow's 2006 Vibe Base
Replies: 30
Views: 3600

Re: runningslow's 2006 Vibe Base

The (~10 year old) Blaupunkt Heidelberg CD-50. It matches the interior better than expected. The main screen lights up blue, but all the buttons are red. Before I added the spacer: http://i993.photobucket.com/albums/af58/runningslow81/The%20Vibe/2013-09-11171455.jpg I thought it was too far recessed...
by runningslow
Thu Sep 12, 2013 5:24 am
Forum: GenVibe Garage
Topic: runningslow's 2006 Vibe Base
Replies: 30
Views: 3600

runningslow's 2006 Vibe Base

This is my 2006 Pontiac Vibe Base, Lava Red, Automatic. I'll post some more pictures when I find the time and a better place to "model" the car. http://i993.photobucket.com/albums/af58/runningslow81/The%20Vibe/2013-08-28130433.jpg I believe the only factory option it received was the Prefe...
by runningslow
Tue Sep 10, 2013 2:19 pm
Forum: The Vibe Lounge
Topic: THE GENVIBE PICTURE CHALLENGE THREAD
Replies: 527
Views: 44395

Re: THE GENVIBE PICTURE CHALLENGE THREAD

Ok, here's the new challenge: You're Vibe with a historical highway marker. If I have my facts right, this monument was a highway marker on the Old Dixie Highway here in Florida. The portion of the road that this marker is on is still paved with the original bricks, though in horrible disrepair. htt...
by runningslow
Mon Sep 09, 2013 5:46 am
Forum: The Vibe Lounge
Topic: 1st Gen Vibe Prices
Replies: 19
Views: 1625

Re: 1st Gen Vibe Prices

Hey Mick. I'm going to go a bit off topic here. If you are that tall, why do you want a Vibe? I am 6'1'' and have owned both Vibes. The first gen is a very uncomfortable ride for a tall person. The leg room is not great, and you need to remove the dead petal just to give your left leg some resting ...

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