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by zbyers
Wed Apr 17, 2024 4:36 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Solar Eclipse April 8 2024
Replies: 6
Views: 663

Re: Solar Eclipse April 8 2024

I didn't get any great pictures, but I naturally lived in the path of totality. What an amazing experience. Took the day off and spent it with my kids. The oldest is almost 4, and as we talked about it, he thought it was bed time, then it got light again and you could see the confusion on his face. ...
by zbyers
Wed Apr 17, 2024 4:32 pm
Forum: For Sale/Wanted
Topic: WTB - Sunroof motor for 2004 Vibe AWD
Replies: 1
Views: 178

Re: WTB - Sunroof motor for 2004 Vibe AWD

All 03-08 Vibes/Matrices should use the same motor for the sunroof. You could check www.car-part.com to see if a local junkyard has one.
by zbyers
Sun Dec 31, 2023 6:34 pm
Forum: Problems & Warranty Issues
Topic: Vibe died on road. What could it be?
Replies: 3
Views: 1754

Re: Vibe died on road. What could it be?

Probably borked something sucking a foreign substance thru the intake. Have you done a compression test?
by zbyers
Sun Dec 31, 2023 6:28 pm
Forum: Audio, Electronics, Electrical
Topic: 2006 TPMS light came on - I don't have TPMS!
Replies: 11
Views: 5308

Re: 2006 TPMS light came on - I don't have TPMS!

I am leaving town for Christmas with family and will be gone for a week....I likely won't be able to see any new posts until I get back. Have a Merry Christmas everyone! Is it the one picture he's showing/working on in this video? You definitely would not have sensors in the wheel; that didn't happ...
by zbyers
Sun Dec 31, 2023 6:19 pm
Forum: The Vibe Lounge
Topic: Gen 2 Steering Rattle
Replies: 5
Views: 6072

Re: Gen 2 Steering Rattle

It seems that several people have reported changing that intermediate shaft with no improvement. I think that may be a fix for a different problem. If you check out this video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I73elBQ8UXA It shows the problem with the coupling in the electric power steering. The guy...
by zbyers
Sun Dec 31, 2023 6:17 pm
Forum: The Vibe Lounge
Topic: Parts Discontinued? Where to find Parts
Replies: 5
Views: 2342

Re: Parts Discontinued? Where to find Parts

joatmon wrote: Mon Oct 16, 2023 1:23 pm does it look like this one for a 2009 2.4L matrix? (toyota part # 16577-0H010)

https://www.ebay.com/itm/275199544378

if so, might be cheaper from a different source
That should solve it. I run a local parts store and have had to help a few Toyota customers who've had this tee break.
by zbyers
Sun Dec 31, 2023 6:15 pm
Forum: Engine & Transmission
Topic: 2ZZ belt tensioner adjusting 'nut' repair - now broken off
Replies: 11
Views: 8062

Re: 2ZZ belt tensioner adjusting 'nut' repair - now broken off

I've only ever broken the cast hex/nut once on the dozens of Vibes I've owned. It was one with 250k+ miles on it when I bought it and changed the belt. I quickly learned that since it is cast aluminum, to stop once the tensioner stops; you won't have any more give and you will break that nut. FWIW, ...
by zbyers
Sun Dec 31, 2023 6:09 pm
Forum: Maintenance Bay
Topic: Fuel leak at Blue 90 degree connector LR 2005 base model
Replies: 4
Views: 4496

Re: Fuel leak at Blue 90 degree connector LR 2005 base model

Is it running from the filler neck to the tank? Or is it tank/pump to motor?
by zbyers
Sun Dec 10, 2023 6:23 pm
Forum: The Vibe Lounge
Topic: The Official "Price You Paid For Gas" Thread
Replies: 1661
Views: 3231065

Re: The Official "Price You Paid For Gas" Thread

joatmon wrote: Tue Nov 14, 2023 10:46 am $2.869 for 87 octane today, first time I'd seen it under $3 since 12/2021
Must be nice. 3 months from my last update and it is only down 33 cents. :lol:
by zbyers
Sun Dec 10, 2023 6:21 pm
Forum: The Vibe Lounge
Topic: New 03 Vibe GT owner with questions
Replies: 75
Views: 106145

Re: New 03 Vibe GT owner with questions

Update 5/5/23 I am sad to report my Vibe GT was totaled. I did get hurt and as of today 9/30/23 I am still being treated for issues with my right hip. I want to thank everyone that helped me on this forum. I now owe an 09 Matrix. Bummer to hear that. Glad you're (mostly) okay AANNNDDD you chose to ...
by zbyers
Fri Sep 15, 2023 3:37 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: GenVibe Meet 2023!
Replies: 2
Views: 6411

Re: GenVibe Meet 2023!

Details confirmed! What: GenVibe Meet X! When: October 14, 2023 Where: Pontiac, Illinois – start at hotel, move downtown, tour museum Why: To connect with Vibe owners and have a good time Hotel: No room block, but the Super 8 on Deerfield will be where I intend on staying Activities: Another Pontiac...
by zbyers
Tue Sep 05, 2023 4:38 pm
Forum: Handling, Suspension, & Brakes
Topic: 2003 GT parking brake
Replies: 15
Views: 9132

Re: 2003 GT parking brake

I'm having a similar issue with the parking brake. What's happening for me though is I pulled the rotors off and replaced the drums and rotors for the ebrake/parking brake but now I can't get the rotors back on over the new brake pads. Any solutions? I think the pads went bad because they were comp...
by zbyers
Mon Sep 04, 2023 3:38 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: GenVibe Meet 2023!
Replies: 2
Views: 6411

GenVibe Meet 2023!

Per KITT222 in the Facebook group, the unofficially official date of GenVibe Meet 2023 is October 14th. More details to come (will update as I see them). Location: Pontiac, Illinois! Date: October 14th (tentatively) If you have any questions, or need more info, please comment or send me a PM on here...
by zbyers
Sun Sep 03, 2023 4:05 pm
Forum: The Vibe Lounge
Topic: The Official "Price You Paid For Gas" Thread
Replies: 1661
Views: 3231065

Re: The Official "Price You Paid For Gas" Thread

$3.99/gal in Warren, PA. Home of United Refining Company, our fuel supplier!
by zbyers
Wed Apr 12, 2023 5:34 pm
Forum: Latest News
Topic: Matrixowners down?
Replies: 45
Views: 20094

Re: Matrixowners down?

That's a bummer. Seems like this site is dying down a bit. a bummer but understandable. Vibes have been out of production for over a dozen years, and each day there are fewer on the road. I can't see what the activity level is in the private genvibe facebook group, but traffic here dropped noticeab...
by zbyers
Wed Apr 12, 2023 5:28 pm
Forum: The Vibe Lounge
Topic: The first Vibe forum I have seen
Replies: 81
Views: 36740

Re: The first Vibe forum I have seen

(Annual bump) GenVibe is 21 today, Thanks to the mods and admins for keeping the site going. Nice to see that even though the Vibe has been out of production for over a dozen years this place is still somewhere Vibers (and Matrixers) can help each other, still a place where new members are welcome....
by zbyers
Tue Oct 25, 2022 4:59 pm
Forum: Tech Info & Do-It-Yourself Info
Topic: DIY: 03-06 AWD Vibe/Matrix Subframe Replacement
Replies: 22
Views: 13990

Re: DIY: 03-06 AWD Vibe/Matrix Subframe Replacement

zbyers, Thanks for your thorough post about rear subframe replacement. I know you had mentioned that 2009-2010 AWD Vibe/Matrix rear subframe are the same as the 1st generation AWD rear subframes. I have 2004 AWD Matrix, need to replace rear subframe and rear lower control arms. I am finding it easi...
by zbyers
Wed Sep 14, 2022 4:47 pm
Forum: The Vibe Lounge
Topic: Gas tank 2003 Vibe
Replies: 4
Views: 1090

Re: Gas tank 2003 Vibe

Hi all! So, if I understand correctly, 2003 Toyota Matrix parts are interchangeable with my 2003 Vibe? What about gas tanks? Are there any other years of Vibes or Matrix’s whose gas tanks will fit a 2003 (Base, 5sp manual)? Anyone know of any USED ones in Ontario??? Also looking for: rear windshiel...
by zbyers
Wed Sep 14, 2022 4:44 pm
Forum: Handling, Suspension, & Brakes
Topic: Source for 2009-10 Backing plates
Replies: 16
Views: 5008

Re: Source for 2009-10 Backing plates

Does anyone know a source for rear dust shields for an 09 Vibe GT 2.4L? Even a part # to search for would be helpful... I ordered part # 47803-02020 and 47804-02020 from a Canadian dealer and they did not fit the GT, although they are listed for the 09 Matrix XRS... Those did not fit because they a...
by zbyers
Thu Sep 08, 2022 4:48 am
Forum: Exterior
Topic: Complete Respray Due to Failed Clear Coat
Replies: 4
Views: 1118

Re: Complete Respray Due to Failed Clear Coat

Cost will vary drastically depending on the shop you go to. Best bet is to call a few local paint shops. There are shops that can do a cheap respray taping off the windows. Others want to remove the glass and everything. I'd say probably a minimum of $1000-1500 these days for the cheap version.
by zbyers
Thu Sep 08, 2022 4:46 am
Forum: For Sale/Wanted
Topic: WTS 2" TEIN rear spring drop kit (03-08)
Replies: 7
Views: 4747

Re: WTS Custom spoiler and 2" TEIN spring drop kit (03-08)

Don_ra2906 wrote: Tue Sep 06, 2022 12:57 pm My apologies to all and way past due....

I was contacted thru DM and sold the spoiler quickly. BUT I have still have the Tein springs !
6 years later...Thanks for the update! lol
by zbyers
Thu Sep 08, 2022 4:45 am
Forum: Canada - Quebec
Topic: Ou est toute le monde? Where are you guys?
Replies: 50
Views: 54545

Re: Ou est toute le monde? Where are you guys?

I am quite surprized this site is still alive... and even more surprized my account is still working too! :lol: https://www.flashpartyphotobooth.com/special-occasions Hi, I am quite new in this forum, is it not active anymore? Not nearly as active as the Facebook group. A few diehards are still her...
by zbyers
Thu Sep 08, 2022 4:45 am
Forum: Canada - Quebec
Topic: Ou est toute le monde? Where are you guys?
Replies: 50
Views: 54545

Re: Ou est toute le monde? Where are you guys?

duffytraciezs wrote: Wed Sep 07, 2022 12:58 am Don't have my Vibe anymore it would be fun to meet up with you guys at the Julep like we used to do. st george atv rentals
We still do annual meets. Went to Indianapolis this year. Check the facebook group for more info on other get togethers and whatnot.
by zbyers
Thu Sep 08, 2022 4:44 am
Forum: Canada - Quebec
Topic: Ou est toute le monde? Where are you guys?
Replies: 50
Views: 54545

Re: Ou est toute le monde? Where are you guys?

Sub-Vibe-R wrote: Tue May 10, 2016 7:50 am I am quite surprized this site is still alive... and even more surprized my account is still working too! :lol:
The site owner is too good to us. The Facebook group is very active these days.
by zbyers
Fri Aug 26, 2022 8:00 am
Forum: Photography and Photoshop
Topic: Green and Greener with envy
Replies: 8
Views: 10787

Re: Green and Greener with envy

GreenBC wrote: Fri Aug 26, 2022 6:17 am Hey- are you still in Winnipeg?
I’m the owner of the second green envy.
The odometer went over 300,000 km last year.
sbaxter hasn't been on here in 7 years. That said, feel free to post some pictures. We love seeing Envy Green Vibes!
by zbyers
Fri Aug 26, 2022 7:59 am
Forum: Problems & Warranty Issues
Topic: Unrelenting P0420 remains after catalytic converter, O2 sensors, and other parts replaced and modified
Replies: 22
Views: 19777

Re: Unrelenting P0420 remains after catalytic converter, O2 sensors, and other parts replaced and modified

what brand converter did you end up using? if some cheapo off brand from ebay or amazon, there's your answer. ^^^ I'll add to this .. So in a round about way he's right- your cheap catalyst is probably the culprit. You don't necessarily need to buy one from Toyota. You just need to make sure that w...
by zbyers
Mon Aug 22, 2022 4:14 pm
Forum: Audio, Electronics, Electrical
Topic: Blower motor electrical connection stuck!
Replies: 1
Views: 808

Re: Blower motor electrical connection stuck!

If it's stuck, it's probably melted or burnt. I'd say cut it and splice in a new pigtail.
by zbyers
Mon Aug 22, 2022 4:13 pm
Forum: Handling, Suspension, & Brakes
Topic: Source for 2009-10 Backing plates
Replies: 16
Views: 5008

Re: Source for 2009-10 Backing plates

Yes like I said, The matrix rear dust shield and hub exact fit. The basic problem is there's no cross reference anywhere online for any of this. Could have saved myself a lot of time and trouble and money. But okay I got the right thing installed good luck to you. But I mean, the cross reference do...
by zbyers
Wed Jul 20, 2022 2:19 pm
Forum: For Sale/Wanted
Topic: 2003 Pontiac vibe parts for sale
Replies: 6
Views: 1737

Re: 2003 Pontiac vibe parts for sale

location is definitely helpful.
by zbyers
Wed Jul 13, 2022 6:37 am
Forum: Handling, Suspension, & Brakes
Topic: Source for 2009-10 Backing plates
Replies: 16
Views: 5008

Re: Source for 2009-10 Backing plates

I have a 2009 Pontiac Vibe 1.8. I recently changed out the front bearing assemblies and knuckles got lucky found an extremely low mileage garage kept vibe that was rear-ended and purchased the two front assemblades they had about 30,000 on them. The originals lasted for 130,000 mi, not bad. Of cour...
by zbyers
Wed Jul 13, 2022 6:36 am
Forum: Problems & Warranty Issues
Topic: High rpm then low rpm then regular rpm
Replies: 5
Views: 1788

Re: High rpm then low rpm then regular rpm

Is the clutch slipping? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wlqHRxyXfqY The motor is not a 2JZ. It is simply a 2ZZ. so I double checked and I think the clutch is slipping no codes i tried the maf cleaner and my air filter is still very white and no large debris, I have recived two quotes one for 3250.0...
by zbyers
Wed Jul 13, 2022 6:35 am
Forum: Exterior
Topic: How to do an HID retrofit
Replies: 23
Views: 11681

Re: How to do an HID retrofit

Your vehicle has a 9003 harness. That is what you will need to get the lights to function properly. If you're unsure, I'd recommend sending them out to www.lightwerkz.net and they can make them for you.
by zbyers
Fri Jul 08, 2022 3:08 am
Forum: Problems & Warranty Issues
Topic: Oil Light On And Noise From Top Of Motor
Replies: 13
Views: 4510

Re: Oil Light On And Noise From Top Of Motor

I do my own oil changes, but wifes car...I have taken to the quick change place down the street.... I ALWAYS bring my own synthetic oil and filter. They charge me for labor... no probs when done that way and I am right there when they are doing the work.... their labor charge is $40 ....but, she on...
by zbyers
Fri Jul 08, 2022 3:02 am
Forum: Problems & Warranty Issues
Topic: High rpm then low rpm then regular rpm
Replies: 5
Views: 1788

Re: High rpm then low rpm then regular rpm

Is the clutch slipping?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wlqHRxyXfqY

The motor is not a 2JZ. It is simply a 2ZZ.
by zbyers
Fri Jul 08, 2022 3:01 am
Forum: Tech Info & Do-It-Yourself Info
Topic: Clutch manual transmission
Replies: 1
Views: 1097

Re: Clutch manual transmission

What are you trying to ask? If the clutch is slipping?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wlqHRxyXfqY
by zbyers
Fri Jul 08, 2022 2:55 am
Forum: Exterior
Topic: How to do an HID retrofit
Replies: 23
Views: 11681

Re: How to do an HID retrofit

I know this is an older thread and a good write up but... I didn't see anywhere (maybe I missed it) that covers what to do about the low beam light in the H4 (9003) When the high beams are turned on, the low beams go out and the low beam power is needed for the H1 Bi-Xenon to be lit. I'm trying to ...
by zbyers
Mon Apr 11, 2022 1:47 am
Forum: For Sale/Wanted
Topic: 2004 Vibe Base for Sale (Houston TX)
Replies: 10
Views: 2002

Re: 2004 Vibe Base for Sale (Houston TX)

I would have considered flying to Houston to pick it up had I seen this a week ago. Looking for a replacement of a couple Vibes that are beat up.
by zbyers
Mon Apr 11, 2022 1:44 am
Forum: Engine & Transmission
Topic: Engine Blown @ 86,000?
Replies: 15
Views: 2481

Re: Engine Blown @ 86,000?

are you sure it's knocking? do you have a video? pictures of what's going on? etc.
by zbyers
Wed Mar 30, 2022 3:12 am
Forum: Audio, Electronics, Electrical
Topic: Rear window hatch release
Replies: 9
Views: 2408

Re: Rear window hatch release

joatmon wrote: Mon Mar 28, 2022 6:04 am a bit off topic, but when replacing the whole hatch, is it better/easier to disconnect the wire harness inside the car body or inside the hatch?
probably in the hatch. I don't know where the connector is in the vehicle.
by zbyers
Sun Mar 27, 2022 3:28 am
Forum: Testing 1..2..3
Topic: Reply Notification Test
Replies: 10
Views: 2203

Re: Reply Notification Test

Thanks, joatmon. Same as before — I received a notification here on the forums, but no email notification. This issue has been causing me to miss replies to threads I've authored or commented on in the past and I'm determined to try to resolve it. I hate leaving a thread I've authored "hanging...
by zbyers
Sun Mar 27, 2022 3:25 am
Forum: Wheels & Tires
Topic: Other OEM wheels for our Gen 1 Vibes
Replies: 9
Views: 3453

Re: Other OEM wheels for our Gen 1 Vibes

I'm pretty sure there are no actual TPMS sensors in 2007 and below. They judge tire pressure by rotation, set by the initial drive cycle after dash light reset. I've managed to have tires with really low pressure -not- trigger off the light. I'm certain that 09 and up have them. No clue about 08. Y...
by zbyers
Wed Mar 23, 2022 4:11 am
Forum: Audio, Electronics, Electrical
Topic: Inverter question
Replies: 9
Views: 1864

Re: Inverter question

Bookworm wrote: Mon Mar 21, 2022 8:47 am
it doesn't have fog lights, and it also,oddly enough, doesn't have the intermittent wiper control ring. it' has OFF, INT, I, and II.
Fogs are probably plug-n-play with the addition of the relay and the turn signal switch...Same with intermittent wipers.

Good luck on your mysterious P0171.
by zbyers
Mon Mar 21, 2022 2:20 am
Forum: Audio, Electronics, Electrical
Topic: Inverter question
Replies: 9
Views: 1864

Re: Inverter question

I was MIA for a while after switching jobs and forgetting my password to here lol...Finally had Mike manually reset me. Anyways, I don't think the wiring is there for the 110 stuff. I only say this as Vibes that did not come with power windows/locks do not have the wiring present. I also know that m...
by zbyers
Sat Mar 19, 2022 3:51 pm
Forum: Audio, Electronics, Electrical
Topic: Rear window hatch release
Replies: 9
Views: 2408

Re: Rear window hatch release

I know that vibes without power locks do not have the wiring stuff for the locks...A member on here (now on FB only) had to run all of the wiring for lock actuators for an aftermarket lock system.

I'd presume it's the same for Vibes without the power hatch
by zbyers
Sat Mar 19, 2022 3:49 pm
Forum: Engine & Transmission
Topic: P0171 - driving me nuts.
Replies: 33
Views: 5356

Re: P0171 - driving me nuts.

Have you replaced the intake manifold gasket? (Sorry, didn't read the full thread). If not, take a look at that. Those are common to cause this code.
by zbyers
Sat Mar 19, 2022 3:47 pm
Forum: Engine & Transmission
Topic: Fuel Injector - replacement or o-rings?
Replies: 3
Views: 1311

Re: Fuel Injector - replacement or o-rings?

It's a pretty straightforward task. You can probably get away with just unbolting all of the hold downs for the fuel rail there and then lift it out of the way to replace the injectors...It's been a while, but I am pretty sure that's what we did when we swapped the blown motor.
by zbyers
Sun Mar 13, 2022 11:29 am
Forum: The Vibe Lounge
Topic: The Official "Price You Paid For Gas" Thread
Replies: 1661
Views: 3231065

Re: The Official "Price You Paid For Gas" Thread

It is $4.45 for the cheap stuff in northwestern PA.
by zbyers
Sat Mar 12, 2022 3:20 am
Forum: The Vibe Lounge
Topic: 1st gen vibe to 2nd gen vibe
Replies: 6
Views: 1783

Re: 1st gen vibe to 2nd gen vibe

Eh. Each has their +/-. I'd say first gen is obviously superior. Better availability of parts, more reliable drivetrain compared to the 2AZ, rear window opens separate from the hatch, level cargo area in the hatch, etc. But second gen, especially the 2.4 that I just dogged, does have better oomph wh...
by zbyers
Sat Mar 12, 2022 3:09 am
Forum: Handling, Suspension, & Brakes
Topic: 2003 GT parking brake
Replies: 15
Views: 9132

Re: 2003 GT parking brake

Buy them out of Canada if you can...They used to be like $50/ea there.