Got a 2003 Vibe 225,000 miles.....

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Got a 2003 Vibe 225,000 miles.....

Post by WeVibe2019 » Sat Sep 21, 2019 8:11 am

Was wondering what we need to do to keep this baby running. It needs new rotors and a left passanger caliper. All else is ok until we take it for a tune up. The under body guard is rusted bad and broke it rattles on the exhaust. Where can I find a new underbody guard?? :roll:
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Re: Got a 2003 Vibe 225,000 miles.....

Post by andrewclaus » Sat Sep 21, 2019 9:39 am

That's probably a heat shield. Here's a Toyota Matrix parts catalog page: ... ator#58151 They call it a floor insulator. Use your vehicle data if you use that site.

If you don't have maintenance records, change AT fluid if applicable, and flush out and replace brake fluid if it's darker than light honey. Get suspension and steering checked at a tire shop.

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Re: Got a 2003 Vibe 225,000 miles.....

Post by Bookworm » Sat Sep 21, 2019 7:20 pm

With the miles n there, I'd also invest in flushing your radiator. You don't have to pay someone else to do it, but do a full distilled water flush and fill with concentrate. Get the old crap out of there. It may never have been done.

You can do the rotors yourself, and the calipers may just need the pins cleaned and greased. A full brake pad kit tends to come with new boots and clips.

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