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by GaryG92
Sat Sep 23, 2017 12:02 pm
Forum: For Sale/Wanted
Topic: Supercharger pulley, HELP.
Replies: 3
Views: 942

Re: Supercharger pulley, HELP.

Which pulley are you missing? The one that goes on the blower itself or the idler pulley? If the idler pulley, I have a steel one for sale.

As far as the intake manifold, that's what the blower is. It replaces your stock plastic intake manifold.
by GaryG92
Wed Jul 05, 2017 10:40 am
Forum: For Sale/Wanted
Topic: Trd/gm performance supercharger removed from vibe zz
Replies: 7
Views: 1956

Re: Trd/gm performance supercharger removed from vibe zz

Ibuytrux wrote:Will it fit my 2006 Vibe GT ?
Designed for 03/04 1ZZ vehicles (base/AWD vibes). Can be made to fit 05+ 1zz cars with a throttle body adapter. I'm sure it COULD fit a 2zz, but the modifications required would be too much for any practical purpose.
by GaryG92
Wed Jul 05, 2017 10:21 am
Forum: For Sale/Wanted
Topic: Taking Pre-Orders! TRD/GM 1ZZ Supercharger Support Bracket/Steel Idler Pulley
Replies: 1
Views: 658

Taking Pre-Orders! TRD/GM 1ZZ Supercharger Support Bracket/Steel Idler Pulley

Good afternoon all! I've been on the hunt for some supercharger hardware, and it's not easy to come by! But I do have a guy who is sending me his support bracket, which I will be taking to a local machine shop so they can fab some up, along with my aluminum idler pulley, which will be made of steel....
by GaryG92
Sat Jul 01, 2017 7:48 pm
Forum: For Sale/Wanted
Topic: Trd/gm performance supercharger removed from vibe zz
Replies: 7
Views: 1956

Re: Trd/gm performance supercharger removed from vibe zz

Any chance you'd sell the idler bracket separately?
by GaryG92
Sun Apr 16, 2017 2:58 pm
Forum: For Sale/Wanted
Topic: WTB: TRD/GM Supercharger parts
Replies: 3
Views: 1035

Re: WTB: TRD/GM Supercharger parts

Got the DC Sports header and 2zz injectors. Also won't need the boomslang harness unless someone has one for cheap. Mainly focusing on the hardware for the supercharger itself.
by GaryG92
Sat Feb 11, 2017 10:05 pm
Forum: For Sale/Wanted
Topic: WTB: TRD/GM Supercharger parts
Replies: 3
Views: 1035

Re: WTB: TRD/GM Supercharger parts

shogun121 wrote:Any need for a brand new Jardine catback exhaust to complement your supercharger? ;)
Was planning on getting a custom one made locally. Probably much cheaper that way. Lol
by GaryG92
Thu Feb 09, 2017 4:20 pm
Forum: For Sale/Wanted
Topic: WTB: TRD/GM Supercharger parts
Replies: 3
Views: 1035

WTB: TRD/GM Supercharger parts

Hello Genvibe! I have recently acquired the factory supercharger for 03-08 base vibes. Only bad part is it was not a complete kit, so I have to piece it together myself. Hoping someone on here will have some pieces I need. If you do, please let me know! Message me on here (probably not the best), me...
by GaryG92
Tue Mar 01, 2016 3:40 pm
Forum: Interior
Topic: HOW-TO: Swirl Paint Interior Trim
Replies: 9
Views: 2555

Re: HOW-TO: Swirl Paint Interior Trim

tpollauf wrote:Awesome work Gary ;) Adds some character & creativity to your Vibe. Turned out very professional too :D
Thank you! I'm very pleased with my results :D
by GaryG92
Tue Mar 01, 2016 1:49 pm
Forum: Interior
Topic: HOW-TO: Swirl Paint Interior Trim
Replies: 9
Views: 2555

HOW-TO: Swirl Paint Interior Trim

Hello fellow Genvibers! I'm going to do a short write-up on my most recent endeavor. I first got this idea a few years ago when I got my first bass guitar. It was a Mexican P-bass with a plain black gloss finish, with lots of cracks. http://i608.photobucket.com/albums/tt164/guitarheromania/20130111...
by GaryG92
Wed Aug 26, 2015 1:06 pm
Forum: Tech Info & Do-It-Yourself Info
Topic: SRS Airbag Codes and "Airbag Sensing and Diagnostic Module" replacement
Replies: 4
Views: 1140

Re: SRS Airbag Codes and "Airbag Sensing and Diagnostic Module" replacement

The first time I pulled these codes, I jumped the connector and then turned the car on (not the engine) and it gave me those 5 codes. I decided to try again today, but instead I turned the car on, waited a little bit, and jumped the connector. This time I only got code 53. Anyone have any experience...
by GaryG92
Sat Aug 22, 2015 2:25 pm
Forum: Tech Info & Do-It-Yourself Info
Topic: Sensitive / Jerky / sudden throttle from stop FIXED!
Replies: 6
Views: 2680

Re: Sensitive / Jerky / sudden throttle from stop FIXED!

lannvouivre wrote:This is a fix we did on a Toyota RAV4 to fix a shaky idle after updating the software on the ECM. Some people don't believe this is a working fix, but it is.
It worked great for me! My acceleration from stand still is nice and smooth now.
by GaryG92
Fri Aug 21, 2015 10:49 pm
Forum: Tech Info & Do-It-Yourself Info
Topic: Air bag Error Codes
Replies: 12
Views: 6965

Re: Air bag Error Codes

does it need any type of Vin specific coding done, and is this really the problem I'm having? I'm not sure I fully trust in the dealership not according to my research. I've red that SDM modules are drop in replacements but you have to make sure they are for the correct airbag system: with or witho...
by GaryG92
Fri Aug 21, 2015 10:49 pm
Forum: Tech Info & Do-It-Yourself Info
Topic: Air bag Error Codes
Replies: 12
Views: 6965

Re: Air bag Error Codes

Edit: posting error
by GaryG92
Thu Aug 20, 2015 8:25 pm
Forum: Tech Info & Do-It-Yourself Info
Topic: Air bag Error Codes
Replies: 12
Views: 6965

Re: Air bag Error Codes

Did changing yours take care of the airbag light? Hi Gary, I did not change the SDM module. I changed the steering coil which was less expensive. If you're in the US, there's plenty of sources to get an SDM module cheap and it looks very easy to swap yourself. Make sure you get one for your air bag...
by GaryG92
Mon Aug 17, 2015 12:27 pm
Forum: Tech Info & Do-It-Yourself Info
Topic: Sensitive / Jerky / sudden throttle from stop FIXED!
Replies: 6
Views: 2680

Re: Sensitive / Jerky / sudden throttle from stop FIXED!

Okay.. a lot of people say the initial lunge or wheel spinning or sensitivity of the accelerator when going from stop is because of the DBW (drive-by-wire) or that the computer needs to be reset. I tried everything on my 2006 Pontiac Vibe and finally figured it out. It just needed a 5 mins cleaning...
by GaryG92
Mon Aug 17, 2015 11:47 am
Forum: Tech Info & Do-It-Yourself Info
Topic: Belt Tensioner Replacement Headaches
Replies: 24
Views: 29148

Re: Belt Tensioner Replacement Headaches

I decided to replace my belt tensioner as well. I bought a duralast tensioner from autozone for $120. After doing all the tedious work to remove the old one, finally got the new one installed. Went to route the new belt, got it all done, and loosened the tensioner so I could put the belt around the ...
by GaryG92
Mon Aug 17, 2015 11:26 am
Forum: Tech Info & Do-It-Yourself Info
Topic: SRS Airbag Codes and "Airbag Sensing and Diagnostic Module" replacement
Replies: 4
Views: 1140

Re: SRS Airbag Codes and "Airbag Sensing and Diagnostic Module" replacement

Got in touch with a company that does a lot of airbag work, module replacement and whatnot. Here's what they say the codes are: 35 - door side impact airbag sensor LH malfunction 37 - front air bag sensor LH malfunction 52 - short to battery power (12 volts) in P airbag or explosive module circuit 5...
by GaryG92
Mon Aug 17, 2015 7:23 am
Forum: Tech Info & Do-It-Yourself Info
Topic: SRS Airbag Codes and "Airbag Sensing and Diagnostic Module" replacement
Replies: 4
Views: 1140

Re: SRS Airbag Codes and "Airbag Sensing and Diagnostic Module" replacement

I have found you cant believe half the (removed) they say about the airbags, especially depending on the time frame of your questioning them. They're simply trying to save their asses money/time while this whole airbag recall fiasco continues. Personally, I had zero issues with airbags until I went...
by GaryG92
Sun Aug 16, 2015 6:46 pm
Forum: Tech Info & Do-It-Yourself Info
Topic: SRS Airbag Codes and "Airbag Sensing and Diagnostic Module" replacement
Replies: 4
Views: 1140

SRS Airbag Codes and "Airbag Sensing and Diagnostic Module" replacement

So for as long as I can remember, my airbag readiness light has been on. When I got some recall work done, the dealership told me my Airbag sensing and diagnostic module was bad, but I didn't want to jump the gun and buy into their $600 estimate for the repair. Today I pulled my airbag codes by jump...
by GaryG92
Sun Aug 16, 2015 6:35 pm
Forum: Tech Info & Do-It-Yourself Info
Topic: hatch tie-down tracks
Replies: 5
Views: 1961

Re: hatch tie-down tracks

kumquat wrote:What tracks are you talking about?
I'm guessing the tracks that are on the trunk panel. the one over the spare tire/tools area
by GaryG92
Sun Aug 16, 2015 6:30 pm
Forum: Tech Info & Do-It-Yourself Info
Topic: Air bag Error Codes
Replies: 12
Views: 6965

Re: Air bag Error Codes

Excellent, thank you! I got codes 43 and 53. Any idea how bad it is? :) cyth EDIT: Apprently I had the passenger air bag recall due. I was lucky to get an appointment today. Taking the time to browse while waiting and it looks like the SDM module will have to be changed. Toyota part is 89170-01060 ...
by GaryG92
Wed Aug 12, 2015 5:32 pm
Forum: For Sale/Wanted
Topic: genVibe.com Decals
Replies: 31
Views: 3094

Re: genVibe.com Decals

Kept putting it off, but finally did it last Saturday!

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by GaryG92
Wed Aug 12, 2015 1:20 pm
Forum: The Vibe Lounge
Topic: Vibe recall
Replies: 15
Views: 2424

Re: Vibe recall

I need to check my letters. (I have one for both my Vibe and Corolla). I really need to get this taken care of. Do you think a Toyota dealer could handle the recall on the Vibe? We're in Texas now, but both of these cars were in Florida for nearly a decade, so I'm sure that humidity has some time t...
by GaryG92
Wed Aug 12, 2015 12:10 am
Forum: The Vibe Lounge
Topic: Vibe recall
Replies: 15
Views: 2424

Re: Vibe recall

I ASKED BOTH GM and the Dealer who is paying for my rental car because my family of 4 no longer can ride safely in this car when we are on vacation as the car is stuffed ? Neither has yet to give me an answer, claiming the service manager was on vacation and GM themselves said call the dealer. I sa...
by GaryG92
Sun Aug 09, 2015 9:28 pm
Forum: The Vibe Lounge
Topic: Vibe recall
Replies: 15
Views: 2424

Re: Vibe recall

I've had my repair completed already. Took my vibe to a local GM dealer to have the PCM checked out for the recall, and while I was there they said they'd order the part of this airbag recall. Got a call the next week saying the part was in. From what I read previously, high humidity is what causes ...
by GaryG92
Sat Aug 01, 2015 9:51 pm
Forum: The Vibe Lounge
Topic: The Official "What's Your Gas Mileage?" Thread
Replies: 634
Views: 89962

Re: The Official "What's Your Gas Mileage?" Thread

After a little behavior modification, last fill up came to 27.7 mpg. Probably about 30-40% city, but it could be more. Just a rough estimate.

Filling up tomorrow, we'll see how that goes.
by GaryG92
Sat Aug 01, 2015 9:48 pm
Forum: Engine & Transmission
Topic: Serpentine belt change. Additional preventative maintenance?
Replies: 17
Views: 2088

Re: Serpentine belt change. Additional preventative maintenance?

Is there any specific silicone gasket you'd recommend? I used the ultra copper that I had lying around from the oil pan. Keep in mind that you can totally lie on top of the engine if you have to. I always have to do that because I'm really, really small. "copper spray-a-gasket, high temp sealant" b...
by GaryG92
Fri Jul 31, 2015 10:59 am
Forum: Engine & Transmission
Topic: Serpentine belt change. Additional preventative maintenance?
Replies: 17
Views: 2088

Re: Serpentine belt change. Additional preventative maintenance?

Thanks for the info. How much oil normally comes out when I remove the tensioner? Should I do this while I'm doing an oil change? When I did mine, no oil came out. I recommend silicone gasket around the O-ring so it doesn't leak later. All you need to remove is the tensioner itself. You loosen both...
by GaryG92
Fri Jul 31, 2015 9:07 am
Forum: Engine & Transmission
Topic: Serpentine belt change. Additional preventative maintenance?
Replies: 17
Views: 2088

Re: Serpentine belt change. Additional preventative maintenance?

The alternator pulley runs clockwise, right? Yes. You have to go backwards, though, or the tensioner will release too late. It should click out almost immediately. Make sure you pump the tensioner up with motor oil before you install it. You just dip it in some oil and press in the ratcheting plung...
by GaryG92
Thu Jul 30, 2015 7:40 pm
Forum: For Sale/Wanted
Topic: genVibe.com Decals
Replies: 31
Views: 3094

Re: genVibe.com Decals

SlammedNiss wrote:Please post pics so peeps can see what it looks like on the car.
Will do! I think I'll put it on Saturday.

Ok.. Noob question.. I've never put a decal on my car before. What's the proper way to do it?
by GaryG92
Thu Jul 30, 2015 11:11 am
Forum: Engine & Transmission
Topic: Serpentine belt change. Additional preventative maintenance?
Replies: 17
Views: 2088

Re: Serpentine belt change. Additional preventative maintenance?

So I'm guessing with the timing chain tensioner, once I get it in and I need to release the latch, all I do is to the crank shaft pulley? Is there any chance of messing up the timing chain or anything else pretty bad like that? I'm not a mechanic in the slightest. I just enjoy working on my cars, f...
by GaryG92
Thu Jul 30, 2015 11:06 am
Forum: For Sale/Wanted
Topic: genVibe.com Decals
Replies: 31
Views: 3094

Re: genVibe.com Decals

SlammedNiss wrote:Got several sets cut in white, silver, charcoal, and chrome. I mailed your out on Monday, so you should have them before the end of the week. :D
I think they came in yesterday but I didn't realize it until my dad told me this morning. I thought it was something of his. We share a name. :lol:
by GaryG92
Wed Jul 29, 2015 10:02 pm
Forum: For Sale/Wanted
Topic: genVibe.com Decals
Replies: 31
Views: 3094

Re: genVibe.com Decals

SlammedNiss wrote:I will probably be down at my shop this Saturday afternoon, so if order is placed before then, I will definitely have them.
Any updates on the decals?
by GaryG92
Tue Jul 28, 2015 5:35 pm
Forum: For Sale/Wanted
Topic: The Official GenVibe Buyer/Seller Rating Thread
Replies: 144
Views: 45963

Re: The Official GenVibe Buyer/Seller Rating Thread

Seller: trb Item: cruise control switch and rear view mirror Recommend: Yes, highly recommended Comment: Really cheap price, quick shipping, very nice guy. Threw in a few freebies as well! Seller: Bad Vibe Item: Arm rest, lug wrench, and jack wrench Recommend: Yes, highly recommended Comment: Good p...
by GaryG92
Mon Jul 27, 2015 9:36 pm
Forum: GenVibe Garage
Topic: GaryG92 2005 Vibe Base
Replies: 4
Views: 993

Re: GaryG92 2005 Vibe Base

Looks really good Gary! That single DIN radio looks nice with that adapter kit. Most of the time I don't like the way they look in the Vibe because of the large opening, but yours does look good. Thank you Thomas! I like the way it turned out. I was going back on forth and if I should get a single ...
by GaryG92
Mon Jul 27, 2015 5:54 pm
Forum: GenVibe Garage
Topic: GaryG92 2005 Vibe Base
Replies: 4
Views: 993

Re: GaryG92 2005 Vibe Base

vibrologist wrote:Thaks, Gary! Nice lava red! I also like the radio and the extra space for the phone or I-pod.
Thanks vibrologist! I saw that stereo on crutchfield and just though "this would be perfect!" And the red on it is nice a bright. The picture doesnt really do it justice.
by GaryG92
Mon Jul 27, 2015 2:52 pm
Forum: GenVibe Garage
Topic: GaryG92 2005 Vibe Base
Replies: 4
Views: 993

GaryG92 2005 Vibe Base

After about a month and a half of ownership, and a month or so of membership on here, I'm finally getting around to posting my "new" ride! After some Saturday preventative maintenance, I decided to clean her up today and take some pics. http://i608.photobucket.com/albums/tt164/guitarheromania/201507...
by GaryG92
Sat Jul 25, 2015 10:10 pm
Forum: The Vibe Lounge
Topic: The Official "What's Your Gas Mileage?" Thread
Replies: 634
Views: 89962

Re: The Official "What's Your Gas Mileage?" Thread

Sometimes I feel like less of a man for not knowing how to drive manual cars. Cause apparently that's a guy thing.

And then I remember I have a beard and my friends don't and then I feel alright. :lol:
by GaryG92
Sat Jul 25, 2015 9:07 am
Forum: Engine & Transmission
Topic: Serpentine belt change. Additional preventative maintenance?
Replies: 17
Views: 2088

Re: Serpentine belt change. Additional preventative maintenance?

cptnsolo77 wrote:Definitely go with the Goodyear belt. Much quieter...when i changed my belt tensioner I swapped to the goodyear belt as well.
I bought a dayco belt. Only thing the parts store had that was a duralast with a one year warranty. The dayco is a 3 year warranty
by GaryG92
Fri Jul 24, 2015 9:41 pm
Forum: Engine & Transmission
Topic: Serpentine belt change. Additional preventative maintenance?
Replies: 17
Views: 2088

Re: Serpentine belt change. Additional preventative maintenance?

So I'm guessing with the timing chain tensioner, once I get it in and I need to release the latch, all I do is to the crank shaft pulley? Is there any chance of messing up the timing chain or anything else pretty bad like that? I'm not a mechanic in the slightest. I just enjoy working on my cars, fi...
by GaryG92
Fri Jul 24, 2015 9:00 pm
Forum: The Others
Topic: First car nightmare!
Replies: 17
Views: 3547

Re: First car nightmare!

Hopefully you get it fixed up! It's a good looking car and I'm sure you've had a ton of memories in it!
by GaryG92
Fri Jul 24, 2015 9:07 am
Forum: Engine & Transmission
Topic: Serpentine belt change. Additional preventative maintenance?
Replies: 17
Views: 2088

Re: Serpentine belt change. Additional preventative maintenance?

And with both of your talking about the tensioner, are you talking about the whole belt tensioner assembly, belt tensioner pulley, or the timing chain tensioner?
by GaryG92
Fri Jul 24, 2015 8:32 am
Forum: Engine & Transmission
Topic: Serpentine belt change. Additional preventative maintenance?
Replies: 17
Views: 2088

Re: Serpentine belt change. Additional preventative maintenance?

Replace the thermostat and the timing chain tensioner, then look everything over that you can, like the suspension bushings and CV join boots, etc. Only the thermostat and tensioner can really just go out without warning. Oh, and the starter, but usually it fails over the course of a couple of days...
by GaryG92
Thu Jul 23, 2015 9:36 pm
Forum: Audio, Electronics, Electrical
Topic: 2008 Vibe Non-M&T Upgrades.
Replies: 2
Views: 633

Re: 2008 Vibe Non-M&T Upgrades.

Slightly old thread, but this kind of contains some info I'm looking for. What do you suggest for sound deadening material? I'd like to put some tweeters in. I do not have the M&T package. Would I be able to "plug and play," or do I need extra power for them? I found the plug in for the tweeters whe...
by GaryG92
Thu Jul 23, 2015 9:17 pm
Forum: Engine & Transmission
Topic: Serpentine belt change. Additional preventative maintenance?
Replies: 17
Views: 2088

Serpentine belt change. Additional preventative maintenance?

This Saturday I'm planning on changing my serpentine belt, I've got close to 134k miles, and the belt is showing some good signs of wear and slightly squeaky at start up. I'm planning on buying a Dayco belt with a 3 year warranty for about $24, instead of the Duralast with 1 year warranty for about ...
by GaryG92
Thu Jul 23, 2015 9:00 pm
Forum: The Others
Topic: First car nightmare!
Replies: 17
Views: 3547

Re: First car nightmare!

Yeah, I don't really know what the extra charge was for. Maybe because the part was difficult to find? It took them probably a week to even find the part. I remember the total was $150 for the part (Outrageous) and $150 for labor. We always leave the bad part after confirming it's bad, check for th...
by GaryG92
Wed Jul 22, 2015 10:14 pm
Forum: The Others
Topic: First car nightmare!
Replies: 17
Views: 3547

Re: First car nightmare!

My first car - a 4 door black Chrysler Lebaron - at age 16 broke down on the way home from the used car dealer. Mechanic said someone tried to overhaul the engine and put in several things backwards (nice) The dealer told me to get lost..... that is until I returned later with grandpa who just so h...
by GaryG92
Wed Jul 22, 2015 6:55 pm
Forum: Handling, Suspension, & Brakes
Topic: Thinking about replacing my struts/shocks (05 base vibe)
Replies: 3
Views: 1781

Re: Thinking about replacing my struts/shocks (05 base vibe)

Found some Monroe complete assemblies for $116 at Advance Auto (after a 20% off coupon they gave me that's good for 72 hours) and some KYB assemblies for $125 at Rock Auto, and those are about $190 at some other part stores, the only thing is Rock Auto doesn't do free shipping for orders above a cer...
by GaryG92
Wed Jul 22, 2015 3:57 pm
Forum: US - South Central
Topic: WAKE UP TX!!!!
Replies: 7
Views: 5174

Re: WAKE UP TX!!!!

Hey guys, am I late to the party? From Greenville, Tx. Northeast of Dallas.