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by zbyers
Mon Oct 25, 2021 3:59 am
Forum: Maintenance Bay
Topic: Unlocking w/ keyfob "declining"
Replies: 4
Views: 45

Re: Unlocking w/ keyfob "declining"

what do you mean by getting harder?
by zbyers
Mon Oct 25, 2021 3:59 am
Forum: For Sale/Wanted
Topic: For Sale(OBO) 05 Potiac Vibe GT(Manual)
Replies: 4
Views: 35

Re: For Sale(OBO) 05 Potiac Vibe GT(Manual)

price? location? pictures?
by zbyers
Mon Oct 25, 2021 3:58 am
Forum: Testing 1..2..3
Topic: test1
Replies: 7
Views: 38

Re: test1

pro test?
by zbyers
Tue Oct 19, 2021 3:15 am
Forum: Wheels & Tires
Topic: Chains or?
Replies: 4
Views: 43

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: 40

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: 56

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: 37

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: 54

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: 257566

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: 257566

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: 818

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: 173

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: 59

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: 173

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: 51

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: 53

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: 110

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: 57

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: 110

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: 64

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: 62

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: 88
Views: 6647

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 shift" ...
by zbyers
Wed Sep 29, 2021 3:18 am
Forum: The Vibe Lounge
Topic: Sudden deep exhaust note?
Replies: 7
Views: 134

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: 110

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: 134

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: 88
Views: 6647

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 to hold of...
by zbyers
Mon Sep 27, 2021 9:10 am
Forum: Tech Info & Do-It-Yourself Info
Topic: Thermostat housing bolts torque?
Replies: 3
Views: 65

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: 69

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: 81

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: 94

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: 367

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...
by zbyers
Tue Sep 21, 2021 9:24 am
Forum: The Vibe Lounge
Topic: Never change manual transmission fluid??
Replies: 5
Views: 109

Re: Never change manual transmission fluid??

change the fluid. it's a fill plug, and a drain plug. put in new fluid. call it a day. maybe an hour job and you're only out $50 and beer. make sure you undo the fill plug first, just in case it won't come loose.
by zbyers
Tue Sep 21, 2021 9:22 am
Forum: The Vibe Lounge
Topic: 2009 Vibe 2.4L gas cap
Replies: 1
Views: 60

Re: 2009 Vibe 2.4L gas cap

they're the same.
by zbyers
Tue Sep 21, 2021 3:37 am
Forum: Engine & Transmission
Topic: ‘03 base - rough idle
Replies: 10
Views: 173

Re: ‘03 base - rough idle

Is the CEL on? If so, what are the codes?
by zbyers
Mon Sep 20, 2021 11:20 am
Forum: Tech Info & Do-It-Yourself Info
Topic: 2ZZ belt tensioner replacement
Replies: 7
Views: 580

Re: 2ZZ belt tensioner replacement

Assuming this thread is about the serpentine/fan/accessory drive rubber belt tensioner Yeah, the manuals don't mention anything of it, but that passenger side engine mount by the PS fluid reservoir needs unbolted so you can jack the engine up and get clearance for the long bolt that holds it to the...
by zbyers
Wed Sep 15, 2021 3:30 am
Forum: The Vibe Lounge
Topic: Hi from Jacksonville
Replies: 4
Views: 106

Re: Hi from Jacksonville

you won't notice any discernable difference whether you use conventional or synthetic if you change your oil every 3-5k miles. If you go extended times, then synthetic makes more sense.

I usually just buy the air filter at the local parts stores.
by zbyers
Wed Sep 15, 2021 3:28 am
Forum: GenVibe Garage
Topic: 2010 PCM recall; never knew; how GM help replace what’s been damaged because of it?
Replies: 2
Views: 65

Re: 2010 PCM recall; never knew; how GM help replace what’s been damaged because of it?

That PCM recall has nothing to do with overheating your motor. Additionally, this recall was not applicable to ALL 2005-2008 Vibes. It states certain vehicles in that time period. If your motor overheated, your best bet is to replace it. The ECU won't detect anything overheating; your only indicatio...
by zbyers
Wed Sep 15, 2021 3:21 am
Forum: Tech Info & Do-It-Yourself Info
Topic: GT 2.4l Passenger side motor mount
Replies: 5
Views: 75

Re: GT 2.4l Passenger side motor mount

Have you replaced any other motor mounts? They typically should be replaced in pairs (sides together, front/back together).
by zbyers
Tue Sep 14, 2021 3:25 am
Forum: Problems & Warranty Issues
Topic: 09 5-Speed stuck in reverse after rebuild
Replies: 6
Views: 121

Re: 09 5-Speed stuck in reverse after rebuild

Or it's just a coincidence. If it were related to the work, it likely wouldn't have lasted that long.
by zbyers
Tue Sep 14, 2021 3:23 am
Forum: Maintenance Bay
Topic: Intake System Questions
Replies: 7
Views: 106

Re: Intake System Questions

Nebraska! And here's a full shot the day I got it. I enjoy driving it a lot, but I will admit, it does seem rather bouncy. It's due for new tires, so I'll see if that helps before poking around the suspension stuff. I'd consider reviewing the suspension first before throwing new tires on. If the co...
by zbyers
Mon Sep 13, 2021 2:24 am
Forum: Problems & Warranty Issues
Topic: 09 5-Speed stuck in reverse after rebuild
Replies: 6
Views: 121

Re: 09 5-Speed stuck in reverse after rebuild

did you have a new clutch installed with the rebuild? could be a misaligned clutch, the pressure plate is broken, etc. nothing that can really be diagnosed without tearing it apart. You'd have to read over the warranty pretty carefully to determine if the issue in question would be covered. they obv...
by zbyers
Mon Sep 13, 2021 2:20 am
Forum: Tech Info & Do-It-Yourself Info
Topic: Water pump: O-ring and gasket or just o-ring?
Replies: 4
Views: 78

Re: Water pump: O-ring and gasket or just o-ring?

I have not replaced it on a 1ZZ, but I am pretty sure it's just an o-ring
by zbyers
Mon Sep 13, 2021 2:20 am
Forum: Maintenance Bay
Topic: Intake System Questions
Replies: 7
Views: 106

Re: Intake System Questions

you don't need that snorkel piece. it helps direct additional air to the airbox, but the car will operate perfectly fine without it.
by zbyers
Tue Sep 07, 2021 3:15 am
Forum: The Vibe Lounge
Topic: My garage burned, taking my Vibe and Toyota Celica
Replies: 8
Views: 183

Re: My garage burned, taking my Vibe and Toyota Celica

Sorry to hear about the loss of some great cars and garage.

Did you try to negotiate the payouts for the vehicles? Insurance companies always lowball their first offer since most people just take it and move on.
by zbyers
Mon Sep 06, 2021 3:59 pm
Forum: GenVibe Garage
Topic: Mumbledore’s 09 Vibe 1.8 liter base
Replies: 4
Views: 81

Re: Mumbledore’s 09 Vibe 1.8 liter base

Welcome. Post some pictures. We love pictures!
by zbyers
Mon Sep 06, 2021 3:59 pm
Forum: Audio, Electronics, Electrical
Topic: Replace Clutch Out Switch
Replies: 4
Views: 91

Re: Replace Clutch Out Switch

you would have to loosen that inner nut closer to the body of the switch.

If you're just diagnosing to see if that's the issue, jump the wiring harness with a paper clip and see how it goes from there.
by zbyers
Tue Aug 31, 2021 4:01 am
Forum: Site Problems, Suggestions, Questions
Topic: Is anybody else constantly getting logged out?
Replies: 4
Views: 74

Re: Is anybody else constantly getting logged out?

yeah, it's been doing that for quite a while now. i initially chalked it up to some setting on the computer i use. But after trying a few different devices, there's something causing it to do it.

If you don't close your web browser, you'll stay logged in. :lol:
by zbyers
Thu Aug 26, 2021 8:53 am
Forum: The Vibe Lounge
Topic: 2009 Vibe GT serpentine belt
Replies: 7
Views: 149

Re: 2009 Vibe GT serpentine belt

I just looked up the serpentine belt in Rockauto for 2009 Vibe 2.4L. The length is varied from 75" to 75.62". Wondering why it's diff. in length. Different lengths are offered at autozone for w/AC and no AC. What about for the xB? Are you sure the belt is routed correctly? Obviously if you swapped ...
by zbyers
Wed Aug 25, 2021 10:49 am
Forum: The Vibe Lounge
Topic: How do I contact moderators for a request? Tried the "Contact us" below
Replies: 18
Views: 385

Re: It appears Moderators do not check the forum or do not respond to request for help

SlammedNiss wrote:
Wed Aug 25, 2021 10:09 am
lexicon wrote:
Tue Aug 24, 2021 7:52 pm
Yup, too bad I couldn't get a response.........crickets....
who was the user you were trying to contact?
some guy that hasn't been on for....an extremely long time. :lol:
by zbyers
Wed Aug 25, 2021 10:48 am
Forum: The Vibe Lounge
Topic: 2009 Vibe GT serpentine belt
Replies: 7
Views: 149

Re: 2009 Vibe GT serpentine belt

A second pair of hands is nice. Also easier to slide it over a flat pulley for the last one. Trying to get over the lip on grooved pulleys can be a pain. I compressed the tensioner all the way, but the belt seems not long enough. I bought the 2015 Scion XB engine from eBay, is there any bracket dif...
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