Thanks for the welcome everyone.
Bookworm wrote: ↑
Tue Jul 23, 2019 8:48 pm
I'm absolutely astonished that it's had _that_ much work done on it. Especially the crankshaft seal (front? It doesn't have a front seal. It's a transaxle engine), and the transfer case rear output seal.
Mind you, I've never laid hands on an AWD. There are several folks here with one, or more, of them.
Shocks are going to be absolutely necessary. By now, the boots on the original struts are going to be shot. Mine are, at 175,000 miles. That's on my "need to do soon" list.
I'm _not_ shocked (pun expected) that the starter has been replaced. By 300,000 miles, I had replaced my starter twice.
About that front crankshaft seal, the receipt states crankshaft oil seal under labor. I will eventually replace the shocks.
tpollauf wrote: ↑
Tue Jul 23, 2019 9:37 pm
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! Visit often
I'm live fairly close to Lake Michigan, that's all I'm going to give out as I'm a private person. Heck I don't have facebook. With all of this social media, there isn't any privacy now a days. Since this is my back up vehicle, I'll be mainly doing maintenance/repairs when necessary. I won't be doing mods really. Sorry I'm not one of those ricers *ducks*.
zbyers wrote: ↑
Thu Jul 25, 2019 11:55 am
Welcome to the party! Post some pics.
Please check under the side skirts for rust, as well as the rear subframe. If anything is going to kill your car outside of an accident, it's rust in those spots.
I will eventually post up some pictures when I'll get around to it. I haven't check under the side skirts yet but I did check the rear subframe. It is fairly rusty but not rotted out yet. When I was searching Craigslist before I actually bought this Vibe, I saw a ad for the rear subframe for awd Vibes that's for sale as apparently the rear subframe can rot out in the rust belt area. The ad said the rear awd subframe is NLA and it's best to find a good used replacement from out west.
I got a chance to look over the Vibe alitte closer and it's in fairly decent shape mechanically. The first repair that will need to be done is the front brakes.