I dream of having a car with that low of miles!
Dear Andrew, I had a similar problem with my driver side wiper. When I removed the wiper to check the splines, they were damaged. I put a small sheet of tin foil around the shaft and replaced it yesterday. The extra metal seems to have done the trick. But I think I will have to replace the tinfil, or maybe the whole shaft, eventually. JCandrewclaus wrote: ↑Thu Jul 19, 2018 3:59 amI just drove 1000 miles in my '07, from Denver to Albuquerque, with a loop through Durango, CO back to Denver. Very nice ride on the new rear shocks and I enjoyed listening to audiobooks on my iPhone via the new stereo. (Those projects cost me $70 each. I'm pleased with the car's economy so far.) I brought my road bike, and didn't have to take a wheel off to stow it in back.
First two legs were in headwinds and it was hot so I used the A/C (which I just recharged), and I got 36+ mpg. Those legs were also on four lane, 70 to 75 mph limited-access highway. Last leg through the mountains, mostly two-lane, with a good tailwind, I got 45+ mpg. Again, fairly economical.
One little mech problem in a heavy monsoon rain storm: I switched the wipers on high and one of them jumped out of position. The wiper was very loose on the shaft. I removed it to check the splines and they look okay, so I tightened the nut and all seems well. It's a tapered spline arrangement I hadn't seen before, not that I have vast experience with wiper shafts.
I think the new shocks gave some lift in the rear. I parked next to another Vibe once and could see the difference. I'm considering doing the fronts now, though the ride seems fine.
Don't be like me and wait a couple years to install it. My son ordered me a couple of them and I still haven't installed them yet! He ordered Red LED backlit glow to match my red Vibe Gt
Nice! Did yours fit in the lighter opening without modification?tpollauf wrote: ↑Sun Apr 28, 2019 8:45 pmDon't be like me and wait a couple years to install it. My son ordered me a couple of them and I still haven't installed them yet! He ordered Red LED backlit glow to match my red Vibe Gt
Nice! Did yours fit in the lighter opening without modification?
LOL, I totally missed that.
Let us know how well it works. I know the cover on mine likes to slide around until it's cockeyed - then stays there.cptnsolo77 wrote: ↑Wed Jul 03, 2019 6:25 amMajor Modification !..........New Steering wheel cover ! I have to admit, it does look nice.
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At some point I found that the rubber plug under the front passenger floor pan was missing, I RTV'd a can lid over the hole
Lots of idling to get the car to warm up, or to keep warm while sitting somewhere.tpollauf wrote: ↑Sun Aug 04, 2019 11:51 amFilled up my 2009 Vibe GT . 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
You'll notice the two very low dips on that chart. Yep ... that's when the WIFE drove it Winter driving, winter blend of fuel, and the wife driving = very poor mileage!
My aunt managed to make her 88 Ford Tempo last 15 years by regularly hosing off the undercarriage before parking, after driving through slush.tpollauf wrote: ↑Sat Nov 16, 2019 4:57 pmDid some final prep before driving this poor car to death (not really) over the next six months or longer as I took a new job out of our union hiring hall.
Steel plating plant 61 miles one way from my house 7-10's with an option for every other Sunday off. So what else is there to do over the winter up here except work your A S S of and make some good money while you can! The 2004 Vibe GT will be my primary "go to work" vehicle with the Silverado being used ONLY if nasty weather is predicted. So by springtime the Vibe could have an additional 20k miles or more on the clock. For me that is considered a lot. For a lot of you it's nothing Also, last week was the first time this "Florida Vibe" got a good taste of salt/brine all over it