Well, I want to document the work / repairs done to the Vibe since I purchased it.
I should have started this from the beginning, but better late than never.
To date (1/12/20 thru 3/14/20) I have:
Cleaned / scrubbed / vacuumed the interior - what a mess that was.
Had to remove all seats, carpet, spare tire and back area plastic to get to the pop and oil that had been spilled.
Still need to clean the upholstery when the weather gets warmer.
Used a fabric shaver to clean up the headliner fuzz. That worked great!
Replaced the blend door actuator.
Installed a new cabin filter. Old one had crap growing in it.
Replaced the HVAC control bulbs.
Replaced the gear selector bulb.
Fixed the crappy wiring job when previous owner installed / hacked in a JVC head unit.
Still need to remove the door panels to get the tweeters working. He ran new wires to the speakers and removed the under seat amp.
Repaired the shift handle O/D wire ripped out by previous owners attempt to get to the gear selector bulb.
Repaired the cigarette lighter socket that had beeen pulled out of the dash.
Replaced the leaking rear shocks with Monroe uni-strut units. (will be using KYB strut-plus for front struts)
Cleaned and painted the rusty rear brake drums.
Installed a new air filter and cleaned the throttle body.
Repaired battery hold down.
Replaced belt tensioner and installed new old stock gatorback belt.
Tightened right front caliper that was almost falling off. Previous owner had done a brake job......
Cleaned the oily mess from control arm to oil pan to valve cover so I can find out what is leaking.
Thought it was the timing chain tensioner, but looking more like the valve cover gasket after laying under it for 4 hours.
Next up is a coolant flush and replacing the front wheel bearings, struts and sway bar links. I have the parts. Hopefully next weekend.
My mechanic buddy will be pressing the beaings off / on for me.
I'll keep my garage updated with new posts as I do the work going forward.
Thanks for the read!