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by zbyers
Mon Dec 06, 2021 4:13 am
Forum: Maintenance Bay
Topic: What did you do to your Vibe today?
Replies: 3679
Views: 522237

Re: What did you do to your Vibe today?

looks like it's in decent shape. What's it need? Motor?

I also thought the forklift was holding up that car body in the second picture. :lol:
by zbyers
Tue Nov 30, 2021 5:10 am
Forum: The Vibe Lounge
Topic: Quick advice on a buy - '06 w/manny tran?
Replies: 9
Views: 120

Re: Quick advice on a buy - '06 w/manny tran?

that's a sharp looking toaster!
by zbyers
Mon Nov 29, 2021 3:24 am
Forum: Problems & Warranty Issues
Topic: Help: Drivers A Pillar leaking water. Roof drain location?
Replies: 2
Views: 39

Re: Help: Drivers A Pillar leaking water. Roof drain location?

If you have a sunroof, there is a drain in each corner. One or more are likely plugged.

If no sunroof, check your windshield seal and for rust at the top of the windshield.
by zbyers
Mon Nov 29, 2021 3:19 am
Forum: The Vibe Lounge
Topic: Quick advice on a buy - '06 w/manny tran?
Replies: 9
Views: 120

Re: Quick advice on a buy - '06 w/manny tran?

Regarding the manual tranny...yes, the 5 speed can be problematic. No, replacing the clutch won't change it. Neither will changing the computer.

That said, generally speaking at this point if the tranny were to be a problem, it should have surfaced based on age, different drivers, etc.
by zbyers
Mon Nov 15, 2021 5:36 am
Forum: Tech Info & Do-It-Yourself Info
Topic: Where to find replacement oil diptstick: 2009 awd 2.4L
Replies: 2
Views: 43

Re: Where to find replacement oil diptstick: 2009 awd 2.4L

agreed with jolt...just add your own crosshatching with a sharp object.
by zbyers
Mon Nov 15, 2021 5:35 am
Forum: Engine & Transmission
Topic: Looking for a intake for my 2009 Vibe GT
Replies: 2
Views: 43

Re: Looking for a intake for my 2009 Vibe GT

Yes, a 2009 Matrix XRS would be identical to your 09 Vibe GT. Basically any are legal in PA, barring that it's installed properly and doesn't cause a CEL that could give you emissions headache. I live in a county with no emissions, so they don't care here at all. cosmoracing.com might have one for t...
by zbyers
Mon Nov 15, 2021 5:08 am
Forum: The Vibe Lounge
Topic: Intro and question
Replies: 7
Views: 157

Re: Intro and question

Same drivetrain matrix of the same year is the same part in this case. IE: 08 Matrix FWD steering knuckle would be identical. AWD ones are different. What is strange is that RockAuto Parts shows different part numbers for the same brand part for the front hub assemblies for the '08 Matrix and the '...
by zbyers
Fri Nov 12, 2021 4:06 am
Forum: The Vibe Lounge
Topic: Intro and question
Replies: 7
Views: 157

Re: Intro and question

Hey all, my name is Eddie. I just acquired an 08 FWD Vibe. It was free and runs like a Japanese watch. I normally drive a Ford F250 but with $5 gallon gas here in Cali it was breaking the bank just to take my daughter to school. :o I have to say I've fallen in love with the little Vibe. Goes anywhe...
by zbyers
Wed Nov 10, 2021 3:59 am
Forum: Problems & Warranty Issues
Topic: Unrelenting P0420 remains after catalytic converter, O2 sensors, and other parts replaced and modified
Replies: 18
Views: 1275

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.
by zbyers
Tue Nov 09, 2021 3:49 am
Forum: Testing 1..2..3
Topic: test1
Replies: 18
Views: 156

Re: test1

I wanna be the very test
Like no one ever was
To catch them is my real test
To test them is my cause
by zbyers
Mon Nov 08, 2021 3:29 am
Forum: Problems & Warranty Issues
Topic: Passenger Presence Module
Replies: 2
Views: 43

Re: Passenger Presence Module

pretty sure it mounts under the seat. seat is bolted to the floor with four 14mm bolts. lean it forward under the dash and you should see it.
by zbyers
Mon Nov 08, 2021 3:22 am
Forum: Problems & Warranty Issues
Topic: Brighter headlights and/or sanding
Replies: 6
Views: 77

Re: Brighter headlights and/or sanding

To add to the others, Walmart also does the headlight sanding for roughly $50.
by zbyers
Fri Nov 05, 2021 3:50 am
Forum: Tech Info & Do-It-Yourself Info
Topic: AWD Reliability
Replies: 3
Views: 53

Re: AWD Reliability

AWD Vibes are just as reliable as the rest. However, the rear subframe is known to rot out, and the rear diff is known to have issues with the bearings in the nose cone (I think that's what it's called). Outside of those issues, it's still a reliable car. We have replaced 3-4 subframes on AWD Vibes,...
by zbyers
Thu Nov 04, 2021 2:43 am
Forum: Tech Info & Do-It-Yourself Info
Topic: DIY: 03-06 AWD Vibe/Matrix Subframe Replacement
Replies: 17
Views: 4061

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

Stumbled upon a marketplace ad Sounds like you might be interested in this project Vibe. And Delavan NY is close to you also :D Wife has relatives in that small town also ... been there a few times years ago. It actually ended up selling just a few hours later..and NOT to me! If it were an hour clo...
by zbyers
Tue Nov 02, 2021 5:58 am
Forum: Tech Info & Do-It-Yourself Info
Topic: DIY: 03-06 AWD Vibe/Matrix Subframe Replacement
Replies: 17
Views: 4061

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

Stumbled upon a marketplace ad, and the seller referenced this how-to guide. :D

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/it ... 282330837/
by zbyers
Tue Nov 02, 2021 2:36 am
Forum: Problems & Warranty Issues
Topic: 2007 Vibe first stalling, then rough idle, now won't start
Replies: 9
Views: 80

Re: 2007 Vibe first stalling, then rough idle, now won't start

How is the air filter?

It sounds like it very well could be a weak fuel pump if all else is checking out.
by zbyers
Tue Nov 02, 2021 2:29 am
Forum: Problems & Warranty Issues
Topic: SOLVED: 2003 Pontiac Vibe ABS + Brake Lights Speedometer After 20 Meters Warning Lights Turns Off & Working Speedometer
Replies: 33
Views: 424

Re: HELP: 2003 Pontiac Vibe ABS + Brake Lights Speedometer After 20 Meters Warning Lights Turns Off & Working Speedomete

Looks like the speedometer gets its signal from the ECM I know on non-ABS Vibes, the ECM gets its speed signal from the speed sensor on the tranny. Is it possible that on ABS Vibes, the ECM gets its signal from the ABS module via the individual wheel sensors? I don't think the typical OBDII code re...
by zbyers
Fri Oct 29, 2021 7:00 am
Forum: Problems & Warranty Issues
Topic: Unrelenting P0420 remains after catalytic converter, O2 sensors, and other parts replaced and modified
Replies: 18
Views: 1275

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

Thanks for the tip and the discussion, but, how does this affect the actual operation of the vehicle ? Great that it passes emsissions, but how does the engine computer now change settings to accomodate for the "new" data sent by the post O2 sensor... does it compensate by running too ric...
by zbyers
Mon Oct 25, 2021 3:59 am
Forum: Maintenance Bay
Topic: Unlocking w/ keyfob "declining"
Replies: 4
Views: 61

Re: Unlocking w/ keyfob "declining"

what do you mean by getting harder?
by zbyers
Mon Oct 25, 2021 3:58 am
Forum: Testing 1..2..3
Topic: test1
Replies: 18
Views: 156

Re: test1

pro test?
by zbyers
Tue Oct 19, 2021 3:15 am
Forum: Wheels & Tires
Topic: Chains or?
Replies: 4
Views: 72

Re: Chains or?

Where is your location. Generally speaking, snow tires are a better fit for most locations that see quite a bit of snow.

I live near Erie, PA and we get copious amounts of snow annually. I have never been failed by quality snow tires.
by zbyers
Fri Oct 15, 2021 2:50 am
Forum: Maintenance Bay
Topic: Moog or AC Delco ?
Replies: 2
Views: 57

Re: Moog or AC Delco ?

either or. i don't think price is usually too far off from each other. so whichever has the better warranty at better cost.
by zbyers
Wed Oct 13, 2021 9:17 am
Forum: The Vibe Lounge
Topic: Hello new member old Vibe
Replies: 2
Views: 89

Re: Hello new member old Vibe

welcome aboard. show us some pictures of your ride. how long have you had the vibe?!
by zbyers
Tue Oct 12, 2021 3:14 am
Forum: Maintenance Bay
Topic: Installed wrong inner tie rods....7 years ago !
Replies: 1
Views: 50

Re: Installed wrong inner tie rods....7 years ago !

I can't really imagine the inner tie rods being much different other than in length a bit. The outers are probably even interchangeable, since they all adjust. I know the outer tie rod mounts differently on the AWD than the FWD.
by zbyers
Tue Oct 12, 2021 3:12 am
Forum: Maintenance Bay
Topic: Rear Struts
Replies: 3
Views: 78

Re: Rear Struts

SeattleJeremy wrote: Mon Oct 11, 2021 11:56 am The rear struts are the only thing you need. The rear strut mount bearing doesn't move very much to start with (unlike the front) and the bump stop and dust shield (as long as they are intact) are fine to keep.
agreed.
by zbyers
Tue Oct 12, 2021 3:11 am
Forum: The Vibe Lounge
Topic: The Official "Price You Paid For Gas" Thread
Replies: 1639
Views: 258737

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

$3.55 for cheap stuff in Warren, PA. If I run ethanol free premium for the GT/mowers, it's something like $4.50 or so.
by zbyers
Tue Oct 12, 2021 3:10 am
Forum: The Vibe Lounge
Topic: The Official "Price You Paid For Gas" Thread
Replies: 1639
Views: 258737

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

burt999 wrote: Mon Oct 11, 2021 11:14 am $3.15 today in N. Florida. Thank you Joe Biden.
the president does not dictate gas prices. let's leave politics in the politics section of the forum.
by zbyers
Tue Oct 12, 2021 3:08 am
Forum: GenVibe Garage
Topic: CraftsmanQuad’s 03 GT
Replies: 20
Views: 894

Re: CraftsmanQuad’s 03 GT

Engine is in and runs, but won’t idle well. Live data on the scan tool shows both o2 sensors are dead. Thinking either a blown fuse or we forgot a ground somewhere. Either way it should be an easy fix. This one isn’t knocking or ticking at least so that’s a good start haha! does it sound fine when ...
by zbyers
Fri Oct 08, 2021 10:46 am
Forum: Engine & Transmission
Topic: ‘03 base - rough idle
Replies: 10
Views: 210

Re: ‘03 base - rough idle

andrewclaus wrote: Fri Oct 08, 2021 7:04 am I think the P0171 problem is causing everything else. There was mechanical damage near the intake manifold from the fan blades, and you did some work in that area. Something could be leaking. The manifold on mine is plastic. I'd check there. Use a length of heater hose to listen.
x2
by zbyers
Fri Oct 08, 2021 3:47 am
Forum: Problems & Warranty Issues
Topic: alternator discrepancies
Replies: 3
Views: 83

Re: alternator discrepancies

IIRC, the GT and non-GT alternators are interchangeable.
by zbyers
Thu Oct 07, 2021 3:06 am
Forum: Engine & Transmission
Topic: ‘03 base - rough idle
Replies: 10
Views: 210

Re: ‘03 base - rough idle

What are the actual codes?
by zbyers
Wed Oct 06, 2021 2:57 am
Forum: Maintenance Bay
Topic: 2006 Vibe Motor Mounts
Replies: 1
Views: 70

Re: 2006 Vibe Motor Mounts

$60 for all four mounts? That sounds fishy and very low quality. You'd be about $400 for OEM mounts for reference. If we presume your mechanic is using OEM mounts, $300 in labor to replace them isn't that bad. Two of the four mounts you could change yourself with ease; front and passenger side. The ...
by zbyers
Wed Oct 06, 2021 2:52 am
Forum: The Vibe Lounge
Topic: Howdy from Texas
Replies: 3
Views: 76

Re: Howdy from Texas

Glad you joined us! Post some pics of your ride.

Let us know what maintenance you need to do...Most of us will gladly convince you to keep the Vibe. :lol:
by zbyers
Tue Oct 05, 2021 3:39 am
Forum: The Vibe Lounge
Topic: rear door tie down?
Replies: 6
Views: 145

Re: rear door tie down?

SeattleJeremy wrote: Mon Oct 04, 2021 3:38 pm
zbyers wrote: Mon Oct 04, 2021 10:57 am pop the hatch glass. run whatever you need through that, shut it?
2009 and 2010 cars cannot open the rear glass.
heh. i knew that...didn't notice OP had an 09.

depending how far you're going, you are probably fine not worrying about tying it down..just tie your cargo down.
by zbyers
Mon Oct 04, 2021 10:57 am
Forum: Engine & Transmission
Topic: Tranny swap 5 to 6 questions.
Replies: 2
Views: 78

Re: Tranny swap 5 to 6 questions.

direct swap. you can reuse the CV axles.
by zbyers
Mon Oct 04, 2021 10:57 am
Forum: The Vibe Lounge
Topic: rear door tie down?
Replies: 6
Views: 145

Re: rear door tie down?

pop the hatch glass. run whatever you need through that, shut it?
by zbyers
Mon Oct 04, 2021 10:56 am
Forum: Engine & Transmission
Topic: 05 vibe Transmission in D 2 L or or R and vehicle does not move
Replies: 3
Views: 86

Re: 05 vibe Transmission in D 2 L or or R and vehicle does not move

check your CV axles. but if it's not that, it's quite possibly internal on the tranny....or the shifter cables.
by zbyers
Thu Sep 30, 2021 4:16 am
Forum: Maintenance Bay
Topic: What is the correct OEM MAF sensor?
Replies: 4
Views: 79

Re: What is the correct OEM MAF sensor?

Pretty sure Denso is the OEM MAF, given that this is a Toyota.

Cleaning MAFs is pointless for the 2 microscopic specs of dust they may accumulate.

If you are buying MAFs from eBay/Amazon, odds are you're not buying real ones.

What says the MAF has died repeatedly? What is the CEL you are getting?
by zbyers
Wed Sep 29, 2021 3:20 am
Forum: The Others
Topic: Auto Show Hunters
Replies: 93
Views: 6915

Re: CRV and Highlander and Stop/Start

Not having owned a vehicle with stop/start, is it something that can be turned off light lane departure correction features? There are usually modules you can buy to bypass start/stop. I don't think you have a way of actually turning it off. There are other tricks too..If it has that "sport sh...
by zbyers
Wed Sep 29, 2021 3:18 am
Forum: The Vibe Lounge
Topic: Sudden deep exhaust note?
Replies: 7
Views: 166

Re: Sudden deep exhaust note?

If your exhaust is louder than normal, there is an issue somewhere.

Would recommend taking it to a trusted mechanic if you're unable to find the issue.
by zbyers
Tue Sep 28, 2021 3:56 am
Forum: Problems & Warranty Issues
Topic: uh oh! for the first time ever my vibe almost left me stranded
Replies: 6
Views: 135

Re: uh oh! for the first time ever my vibe almost left me stranded

Could be any number of things without actually knowing what's going on.

Battery, alternator, seized engine, etc.
by zbyers
Tue Sep 28, 2021 3:55 am
Forum: The Vibe Lounge
Topic: Sudden deep exhaust note?
Replies: 7
Views: 166

Re: Sudden deep exhaust note?

You should probably look at it, yeah.

Without seeing or hearing anything, logically, if you hopped a curb, you probably ripped the exhaust apart somewhere.
by zbyers
Tue Sep 28, 2021 3:23 am
Forum: The Others
Topic: Auto Show Hunters
Replies: 93
Views: 6915

Re: Auto Show Hunters

Not a "new" car, but I have been looking to upgrade our very rusty CRV. Took a 2016 CRV for a spin. Meh. It was a base model, and had a boatload of miles, but was a southern car so we considered it. Took a 2013ish Pathfinder for a spin..Not bad, but since we didn't HAVE to buy, we decided ...
by zbyers
Mon Sep 27, 2021 9:10 am
Forum: Tech Info & Do-It-Yourself Info
Topic: Thermostat housing bolts torque?
Replies: 3
Views: 83

Re: Thermostat housing bolts torque?

German torque spec! :lol:
by zbyers
Mon Sep 27, 2021 9:10 am
Forum: Tech Info & Do-It-Yourself Info
Topic: Water pump bolts?
Replies: 3
Views: 85

Re: Water pump bolts?

I also insert the bolts into their location on the new water pump. Once the old WP is out, I transfer them to that as a template. IIRC, it seems hit and miss as to whether or not you have different length bolts. The diagram joatmon linked looks like what I think I did on a water pump a couple years ...
by zbyers
Thu Sep 23, 2021 7:58 am
Forum: Wheels & Tires
Topic: Other OEM wheels for our Gen 1 Vibes
Replies: 2
Views: 116

Re: Other OEM wheels for our Gen 1 Vibes

yeah, there are plenty of other wheels that fit the 5x100 bolt pattern. Common ones have been from Celica GTS, Prius wheels, VW wheels. I have even seen some Crosstrek wheels.
by zbyers
Wed Sep 22, 2021 10:28 am
Forum: Engine & Transmission
Topic: Straight Pipe Question
Replies: 3
Views: 123

Re: Straight Pipe Question

you can remove all of them.
by zbyers
Wed Sep 22, 2021 10:23 am
Forum: Engine & Transmission
Topic: C60 Transmission rebuild
Replies: 3
Views: 389

Re: C60 Transmission rebuild

Your call. The C60 is rebuildable, but also cheap enough you can snag one from a junkyard to replace it. I had a hell of a time finding a C60, though I was looking for one with a little bit of a warranty and sub 100k miles. No one had them, til I found one kind-of sketchy place that had two. Cost m...