2006 AWD Vibe

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2006 AWD Vibe

Post by hansh » Sat Jan 06, 2018 10:18 am

For Sale - 2006 AWD Vibe, auto.
About 185,000 miles.
Sound and sun package
Black, has roof and hatch spoilers
Tires new, summer 2017
Battery new - fall 2017
Front brakes new, approx 1 year ago
New windshield, summer 2017
Remote start
Have new rear brake shoes to go with, rear brakes are still good
Body and interior in excellent condition

Has humming noise from rear end.

Asking $2500.
Email me at jeepcj@wi.rr.com if interested
Can email photos


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Re: 2006 AWD Vibe

Post by 2005AWD » Tue Jan 16, 2018 2:29 pm

Chances are the "humming" noise from your rear is a bad AWD hub. You can tell if you jack the rear up and spin a tire. One will make the noise, have resistance or possibly both. The resistance you'll feel is the bearings in the hub.

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Re: 2006 AWD Vibe

Post by ehoff121 » Wed Jan 17, 2018 8:06 am

Welcome to genvibe!

If it's a speed sensitive humming or growling noise, similar to what you might hear when a manual transmission Honda is travelling in reverse, it's likely a bad bearing in the rear differential.

If you are diy, it's a straightforward replacement, but it's also a lot of wrenching. You don't need to replace the whole differential- just the bearings inside the viscous coupling, which is 4 bolts for the drive shaft and 4 bolts for the cover. Wiggle off the viscous coupling and remove cover & dust shield (watch out for dripping diff oil). Tap off the old bearings, gently tap on the new bearings (front and rear), replace oil seal and dust shield, and reinstall the coupling and drive shaft. Top off differential oil and you should be good to go, as long as you don't break a cover bolt like I did. ;)

There's another 100k miles in this car if it was taken care of.

If you are still thinking of selling, give an indication of where in the world she's garaged... :D
2005 Pontiac Vibe AWD - Platinum

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Re: 2006 AWD Vibe

Post by tpollauf » Wed Jan 17, 2018 9:01 am

ehoff121 wrote:Welcome to genvibe!

Where in the world she's garaged... :D
We can' help you sell it without knowing where it's located :o
"everything is modifiable"

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