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by KingKrab65
Mon Apr 08, 2024 9:01 am
Forum: US - Southeast
Topic: NO ONE’s posted in here from US SOUTHEAST SINCE 2022!
Replies: 1
Views: 2756

Re: NO ONE’s posted in here from US SOUTHEAST SINCE 2022!

Not exactly, still got my 2003 Vibe here in Charlotte, NC. Woot, woot!
by KingKrab65
Wed Sep 08, 2021 4:40 am
Forum: The Vibe Lounge
Topic: My garage burned, taking my Vibe and Toyota Celica
Replies: 8
Views: 1165

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

What a horrible and devastating experience. I am so sorry to hear about the loss of your cars, garage, and your historical stuff. I used to work for a printer in Alexandria, VA back in the '90's. We printed for GEICO. We printed ALOT for GEICO. Everyone who worked there pretty much said the same thi...
by KingKrab65
Wed Aug 25, 2021 8:40 am
Forum: Engine & Transmission
Topic: "transmission bearing"? - 6speed '03 GT making noises
Replies: 7
Views: 1289

Re: "transmission bearing"? - 6speed '03 GT making noises

The 03 5 speeds seem prone to bearing issues, but the 6 speeds have been really solid. I can't say for sure that no one here has ever had a 6 speed bearing fail, but if they did, I don't remember it. Given the high cost of the one shop's proposed fix, I'd recommend getting a second opinion. The one...
by KingKrab65
Mon Aug 23, 2021 9:57 am
Forum: The Vibe Lounge
Topic: How many members are over 55 and still have a stick as their daily driver/2nd car.
Replies: 5
Views: 937

Re: How many members are over 55 and still have a stick as their daily driver/2nd car.

Most of the cars I have had in my life are used, so I take what was being sold. I haven't had a stick in years and it isn't a deal breaker for me at 56.

Sticks are being phased out by manufacturers so enjoy them while you can. Paddle shifters are going to be the norm soon so it seams.
by KingKrab65
Mon Aug 23, 2021 9:52 am
Forum: GenVibe Garage
Topic: Key won't rotate forward
Replies: 6
Views: 1814

Re: Key won't rotate forward

Obviously making a copy of a worn key will provide the same result. Sounds like andewclaus has the best advice and that would be to call a locksmith and see if they can cut you a new key based off of one of your door cylinders. Or worst case scenario, either re-key or replace all the locks+ignition ...
by KingKrab65
Tue Aug 03, 2021 6:20 am
Forum: The Others
Topic: Auto Show Hunters
Replies: 127
Views: 152889

Re: Auto Show Hunters

Really not looking to buy a new car especially in these WAY overpriced market conditions. The things that are mentioned in the previous posts are interesting but not really what I am looking at for my future vehicle. My wife passed away recently, so now I have an abundance of vehicles. I have my '03...
by KingKrab65
Mon Aug 02, 2021 9:14 am
Forum: The Vibe Lounge
Topic: Air Recirculation Actuator
Replies: 37
Views: 11657

Re: Air Recirculation Actuator

https://www.silveradosierra.com/gallery/image.php?album_id=84958&image_id=392849 [/quote] SUCCESS!!! I was able to change out the air recirculation actuator on Saturday. I varied the bar plan a little to get access to the top screw. On the bar in question, you will notice a nut facing up on the...
by KingKrab65
Fri Jul 30, 2021 4:28 am
Forum: Tech Info & Do-It-Yourself Info
Topic: Planning to fix A/C - need advice
Replies: 9
Views: 1601

Re: Planning to fix A/C - need advice

Like has been said earlier, check for leaks in the system. The system not running for years can make the seals dry out and leak when no oil is being run through the system. Also, if there is an opening in the AC system, there could be moisture inside of it potentially making components rust. I had t...
by KingKrab65
Wed Jul 28, 2021 8:01 am
Forum: The Vibe Lounge
Topic: Air Recirculation Actuator
Replies: 37
Views: 11657

Re: Air Recirculation Actuator

What is the bar that you are referring to? How much of an (removed) irritant is it to move and put back into position? And does it help with accessibility to the top bolt? Thanks for your help! YES .... It definitely helps out by removing/bending it out of the way. Yellow arrow points to the suppor...
by KingKrab65
Mon Jul 26, 2021 3:46 am
Forum: The Vibe Lounge
Topic: Air Recirculation Actuator
Replies: 37
Views: 11657

Re: Air Recirculation Actuator

My 2003 GT has this issue. Is access via the glove box roof? Can I pull a fuse in the meantime? Remove the glove box, and you'll see it. I JUST did mine yesterday. It's not hard, really. Just two small 5.5mm screws holding it in, and the electrical connector.. 2 hours later, I was finally finished....
by KingKrab65
Wed Jul 21, 2021 5:38 am
Forum: The Others
Topic: Blue Oyster Cult: Ahead of their time
Replies: 4
Views: 1408

Re: Blue Oyster Cult: Ahead of their time

I thought from the thread title Godzilla hit Tokyo. unfortunately, most people's reaction to using hydrogen as a motor fuel is: 9a7.png LUV the huge Manatees. I saw Blue Oyster Cult back in the early 80's with Aldo Nova as the opening act. Good show that was EXTREMELY loud and had my ears buzzing f...
by KingKrab65
Tue Jul 06, 2021 4:15 am
Forum: The Vibe Lounge
Topic: 03 Vibe GT
Replies: 15
Views: 3450

Re: 03 Vibe GT

Oh and how much difference did the addition of the rear sway bar make?
by KingKrab65
Tue Jul 06, 2021 4:14 am
Forum: The Vibe Lounge
Topic: 03 Vibe GT
Replies: 15
Views: 3450

Re: 03 Vibe GT

Super nice work on everything. A labor of luv for sure.

Just one question though, why change the airbag cover on the steering wheel?
by KingKrab65
Fri Jul 02, 2021 9:16 am
Forum: The Others
Topic: Auto Show Hunters
Replies: 127
Views: 152889

Re: Ya Me Voy Taos

Ya Me Voy Taos

Didn't Santana write a song about this?
by KingKrab65
Fri Jul 02, 2021 9:14 am
Forum: Humor
Topic: "What's better?" game.
Replies: 331
Views: 816525

Re: "What's better?" game.

Charcoal or gas grill?
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I have to qualify my answer. Charcoal if I have the time or gas if I don't, but charcoal.

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Your Girlfriend says, "we need to talk." or your Boss says, "come to my office, we need to talk."
by KingKrab65
Mon Jun 28, 2021 10:48 am
Forum: Humor
Topic: "What's better?" game.
Replies: 331
Views: 816525

Re: "What's better?" game.

Getting stuck in the back of a plane and having to wait seemingly forever for people to deplane, or getting off the plane early and having to wait seemingly forever for your stuff to show up at baggage claim? [/quote] Waiting for everyone to get off of the plane. Time seems to stand still. Driving a...
by KingKrab65
Fri Jun 25, 2021 3:44 am
Forum: The Vibe Lounge
Topic: New member
Replies: 4
Views: 877

Re: New member

Welcome aboard!
by KingKrab65
Thu Jun 24, 2021 3:41 am
Forum: The Vibe Lounge
Topic: AGAIN with the Jalopnik articles
Replies: 4
Views: 1761

AGAIN with the Jalopnik articles

Another Vibe themed article today. I am not a huge fan of Jason Torchinsky but here it is.

https://jalopnik.com/lets-take-a-moment ... 1847159595
by KingKrab65
Thu Jun 17, 2021 11:58 am
Forum: Humor
Topic: "What's better?" game.
Replies: 331
Views: 816525

Re: "What's better?" game.

Charcoal, for making my famous "Sweaty Betty Burgers" This is like, you want to know but then again you don't. Being stuck in the left lane during a slow moving traffic jam on the Interstate or being stuck in the right lane on the Interstate behind a a person doing 10 miles under the spee...
by KingKrab65
Thu Jun 17, 2021 11:46 am
Forum: The Vibe Lounge
Topic: from Jalopnik today
Replies: 8
Views: 2224

Re: from Jalopnik today

I see a hand full of Geo Metros in my area on a regular basis. One has fresh chromatic paint that shifts from green to purple like this https://www.hiroboy.com/userfiles/images/sys/products/CyanRed__Chromatic_Chameleon_Flip_Paint_15ml_84779.jpeg Neon's? They are all gone. There are a few Neons arou...
by KingKrab65
Wed Jun 16, 2021 4:46 am
Forum: The Vibe Lounge
Topic: from Jalopnik today
Replies: 8
Views: 2224

from Jalopnik today

Cars that refused to die. https://jalopnik.com/these-are-the-cars ... 6/slides/7

Not like anybody on this site should be surprised. :D
by KingKrab65
Fri Jun 04, 2021 4:52 am
Forum: The Vibe Lounge
Topic: Would you have engine replaced on 2005 Vibe?
Replies: 8
Views: 1987

Re: Would you have engine replaced on 2005 Vibe?

As mentioned, I'd think about age as much as mileage. Some older stuff fails due to age, not wear, like plastics and rubber. My '98 Subaru is starting to get to that point. So head gasket replacement isn't an option? It must have been a pretty hard failure. If it didn't overheat or seize up, I'd do...
by KingKrab65
Thu May 20, 2021 4:43 am
Forum: The Others
Topic: CT200h
Replies: 3
Views: 1450

CT200h

Has anyone had any experience with these vehicles? They are hybrids but have very low combined HP numbers. I was wondering what the acceleration was like. My Vibe kind of gets eaten up when I try to get on the interstate and traffic lights especially when I have the AC on.

Just curious.
by KingKrab65
Mon Apr 26, 2021 5:07 am
Forum: The Vibe Lounge
Topic: Scrapping Vibe what parts would you pull?
Replies: 18
Views: 2559

Re: Scrapping Vibe what parts would you pull?

Surgery went great. Of course I have been watching ads to replace the vibe. I was released Saturday from the hospital. We looked at a 2004 vibe in the same town as the hospital, but it had issues. Motor had been swapped, dipstick handle was not where I am used to it being. It was one spot to the le...
by KingKrab65
Tue Mar 09, 2021 10:04 am
Forum: The Vibe Lounge
Topic: I miss my Vibe!!
Replies: 13
Views: 1769

Re: I miss my Vibe!!

Nice find! :D Looks like it may have been garaged most of it's life too. That's what I think, too. We have a couple hail storms a year in this state and not a ding to be found. :) Went for a drive in her yesterday around the lake. My hubby is on the tall side at 6'2" and was reimpressed all ov...
by KingKrab65
Thu Feb 25, 2021 4:19 am
Forum: The Vibe Lounge
Topic: New here! And general questions
Replies: 6
Views: 983

Re: New here! And general questions

I'm strongly leaning toward fixing now. There are some things I don't like messing with, but replacing body parts and routine maintenance are things that don't bother me. I was reading another post and learned about this "LKQ" outfit - and I know the prices vary by market, but looking at ...
by KingKrab65
Tue Feb 09, 2021 5:16 am
Forum: The Vibe Lounge
Topic: Hello from NC
Replies: 4
Views: 947

Re: Hello from NC

Welcome to GenVibe Zach ;) Your "acronyms" on the two vehicles listed has me a bit confused (automatic trans?, manual trans?) but at least they are Vibes :D The newest one sounds like you got a very low mileage Vibe so I'm curious as to what TLC it needs. Post pics when you get a chance a...
by KingKrab65
Wed Oct 28, 2020 3:30 am
Forum: The Vibe Lounge
Topic: in a rut
Replies: 37
Views: 11672

Re: in a rut

HEY: get away from my 2020 Crosstrek !! My neighbor, James, has a pretty nice vehicle set up. That's his wife's Crosstrek. He drives a three year old GTI. He also built up a '38 Ford pickup that he stuck a 302 cid in. The "old" Ford is what stays in their garage. They are good people too....
by KingKrab65
Tue Oct 27, 2020 4:31 am
Forum: The Vibe Lounge
Topic: in a rut
Replies: 37
Views: 11672

Re: in a rut

Getting to be that time again. The devils played hell on my garden this year. Perhaps fewer car strikes this season, as unfortunately, a lot fewer people are commuting than in normal years I see deer in the industrial park where I work. They are usually out in the morning, going back to their "...
by KingKrab65
Tue Oct 13, 2020 5:00 am
Forum: The Vibe Lounge
Topic: Underdrive pulley
Replies: 2
Views: 805

Re: Underdrive pulley

I put an underdrive crank pully on my Grand Am V6. I did a bunch of stuff to that silly car (exhaust, intake, suspension). The crank pully was the only thing that actually made the car faster because it revved more freely. I can't speak to how it would affect the Vibe, but I was happy with my exper...
by KingKrab65
Mon Oct 12, 2020 8:42 am
Forum: The Vibe Lounge
Topic: Underdrive pulley
Replies: 2
Views: 805

Underdrive pulley

I am seriously considering putting an underdrive pulley on the crank and alternator of my 2003 Vibe (base). Maybe an Unorthodox Racing version. To those who have already installed one, was it worth it? Did you have a noticeable performance increase? I was just curious before I put my cash, time and ...
by KingKrab65
Fri Oct 02, 2020 4:57 am
Forum: The Others
Topic: CA to ban new gas vehicles 2035
Replies: 11
Views: 2782

Re: CA to ban new gas vehicles 2035

. All this nonsensical work being poured into autonomous cars is also wasted energy. The first couple of lawsuits will quickly kill that concept. The first one happened already a few years ago. https://www.nytimes.com/2018/03/19/technology/uber-driverless-fatality.html There are all kinds of altern...
by KingKrab65
Thu Oct 01, 2020 4:18 am
Forum: The Others
Topic: CA to ban new gas vehicles 2035
Replies: 11
Views: 2782

Re: CA to ban new gas vehicles 2035

Europe had already put a ban on diesel a few years ago and it was approaching fast. I did see this over the summer. https://www.forbes.com/sites/neilwinton/2020/02/05/british-gasoline-car-ban-effectively-trumped-by-eu-stealth-move/#67b0beba40b8 I personally think it is going to be tough to ban gas c...
by KingKrab65
Tue Sep 08, 2020 9:13 am
Forum: The Vibe Lounge
Topic: Vibe with Body Damage. Drive As-Is or Replace The Car?
Replies: 11
Views: 2932

Re: Vibe with Body Damage. Drive As-Is or Replace The Car?

Sometimes you can "borrow" hydraulic kits from Advanced Auto, Pep Boys, etc. They can be placed in small area and pumped to expand when a hammer can't be used. I used one on my truck frame near the front end after an accident a few years ago. The kits look very similar to this https://www....
by KingKrab65
Tue Sep 01, 2020 5:00 am
Forum: For Sale/Wanted
Topic: F/S & FREE - Aftermarket parts for 03-08 Vibe/Matrix
Replies: 17
Views: 4296

Re: F/S - Aftermarket parts for 03-08 Vibe/Matrix

If the "Metra Wiring Harness (70-2003), GM Antenna Adapter and Double-Din Trim Bezel" is still available, I would be interested in them. Are you a PayPal account holder?
by KingKrab65
Tue Aug 18, 2020 9:07 am
Forum: For Sale/Wanted
Topic: Wanted: Vibe GT Black 2005
Replies: 5
Views: 1709

Re: Wanted: Vibe GT Black 2005

A friend of my showed me auto tempest. It is really easy to use and finds cars through most of the major sources including craigslist by region. Kind of like Kayak for vehicle searches instead of vacation trip. It was a little addictive for me at the beginning.

https://www.autotempest.com/
by KingKrab65
Tue Aug 11, 2020 3:42 am
Forum: Exterior
Topic: Addition to the Vibe
Replies: 7
Views: 2339

Re: Addition to the Vibe

I like them. http://www.genvibe.com/images/misc/forum/emthup.gif sorry I put the right side in twice. For what its worth, you can edit your posts, including the attachments. After you've posted, (and, obviously are logged on) you will see four buttons along the top right of your post. the left one ...
by KingKrab65
Mon Aug 10, 2020 4:41 am
Forum: Exterior
Topic: Addition to the Vibe
Replies: 7
Views: 2339

Re: Addition to the Vibe

sorry I put the right side in twice.
by KingKrab65
Mon Aug 10, 2020 4:40 am
Forum: Exterior
Topic: Addition to the Vibe
Replies: 7
Views: 2339

Addition to the Vibe

I bought some flaps from eBay. Primered, painted, and clear coated them (actually scotch brite scrubbed and cleaned with isopropyl alcohol first). Let them set up for a week and put them on Saturday. I used the 13U paint, which I thought was a little light. What do you think?
by KingKrab65
Mon Jul 27, 2020 12:43 pm
Forum: The Vibe Lounge
Topic: Vibe photo
Replies: 5
Views: 1429

Re: Vibe photo

Thanks. I have tried several times in the past to post photos but they are too large and get rejected. I was pleasantly surprised that these photos actually went through.
by KingKrab65
Mon Jul 27, 2020 9:43 am
Forum: The Vibe Lounge
Topic: Vibe photo
Replies: 5
Views: 1429

Vibe photo

let's see if can finally post a photo of my Vibe. This is the first time I have tried this so I hope it isn't too scary.
by KingKrab65
Tue Jul 14, 2020 4:47 am
Forum: The Vibe Lounge
Topic: 2003 Base Owner
Replies: 6
Views: 1334

Re: 2003 Base Owner

Welcome aboard. This is a great forum and awesome commentators with lots of help and experience to offer. You might try this out. It has helped me out greatly in the past. http://forums.genvibe.com/phpBB3/viewtopic.php?f=20&t=44875&p=509500&hilit=replace+belt+tensioner#p509500 Hope it he...
by KingKrab65
Wed Jul 08, 2020 5:44 am
Forum: The Vibe Lounge
Topic: Ready to Roll
Replies: 4
Views: 1152

Re: Ready to Roll

Congrats on finishing your swap. Your Vibe looks great BTW - I had to look up VSC since my Vibe does not have it. I came across this. Don't know if it will help you or not, but thought I would pass it along any how. https://www.toyotaarlington.com/blog/2019/11/07/what-does-the-vsc-light-on-toyota-me...
by KingKrab65
Wed Jul 08, 2020 5:43 am
Forum: The Vibe Lounge
Topic: Ready to Roll
Replies: 4
Views: 1152

Re: Ready to Roll

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by KingKrab65
Tue Jun 30, 2020 5:24 am
Forum: The Vibe Lounge
Topic: Oredy strut assembly
Replies: 2
Views: 901

Re: Oredy strut assembly

I hadn't heard of them either but they keep appearing in top ten strut listings. I can't tell if they are a new company or an off brand from a major company.

Thanks for the input.
by KingKrab65
Thu Jun 25, 2020 5:49 am
Forum: Engine & Transmission
Topic: Poor Fuel Economy
Replies: 30
Views: 8669

Re: Poor Fuel Economy

I think it is also about the corn subsidies that exists for the ethanol. https://www.theatlantic.com/ideas/archive/2019/11/ethanol-has-forsaken-us/602191/ Also, here in Charlotte, we get "Winter Mix" around the beginning of November. It drops my mileage through to around March when the &qu...
by KingKrab65
Thu Jun 25, 2020 4:14 am
Forum: The Vibe Lounge
Topic: Oredy strut assembly
Replies: 2
Views: 901

Oredy strut assembly

Is anyone familiar with Oredy strut assemblies? They seem to be Toyota friendly and get good ratings. i do not think I have ever heard of them before today. Will be changing mine out in the near future and looking at all my options.

Thanks!
by KingKrab65
Thu Jun 25, 2020 3:54 am
Forum: The Vibe Lounge
Topic: removing hatch interior door trim
Replies: 7
Views: 2001

Re: removing hatch interior door trim

You can go to a pull a part / lkq yard and pull the bottom panel as a test on a Vibe there. I used to do that when I was working on other vehicles. It costs a dollar or two to get in, you find out where all the fasteners are, if the piece breaks it is not a big deal, and you find out if there are an...
by KingKrab65
Thu May 14, 2020 5:01 am
Forum: For Sale/Wanted
Topic: F/S & FREE - Aftermarket parts for 03-08 Vibe/Matrix
Replies: 17
Views: 4296

Re: F/S - Aftermarket parts for 03-08 Vibe/Matrix

I could be interested in the Tokico Struts. How many miles do you speculate are on them? They were brand new when I installed them at the same time as the coils 4 years ago. It's hard to say the mileage because I really don't drive the car all that much. I bought the car with just under 68k in 2013...
by KingKrab65
Wed May 06, 2020 11:34 am
Forum: The Others
Topic: Auto Show Hunters
Replies: 127
Views: 152889

Re: Auto Show Hunters

Ironically most magazines, not just car magazines, try to push the readers over to the online content (see more at www.) Automobile had just changed their format last summer to be less ads and a wider format magazine. I would rather have the magazines than go to the websites for the content. It is e...