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by SSizler
Mon Jun 10, 2024 10:15 am
Forum: The Vibe Lounge
Topic: New member
Replies: 4
Views: 65

Re: New member

Welcome to the site.
If you fill out your location info we will know more about you! :)
by SSizler
Mon Jun 10, 2024 5:41 am
Forum: The Vibe Lounge
Topic: 2005 Vibe won't start
Replies: 3
Views: 62

Re: 2005 Vibe won't start

If everything was working fine before, and the problem started after a battery replacement,
you may have a battery cable(s) that failed after you moved the cables while replacing the battery.
I've seen it before.
Are the cables soft and flexible, or stiff and crackly?
by SSizler
Mon Jun 10, 2024 5:36 am
Forum: Engine & Transmission
Topic: Odd noise during start-up
Replies: 2
Views: 69

Re: Odd noise during start-up

I'll take a stab at it.
It sounds to me like the starter drive may not be retracting quickly enough.
by SSizler
Mon Jun 10, 2024 5:33 am
Forum: Engine & Transmission
Topic: Idle Hunting Between 1000 & 2000 RPM 2007 Vibe
Replies: 2
Views: 65

Re: Idle Hunting Between 1000 & 2000 RPM 2007 Vibe

Welcome to the site Crackpot!
I had a similar problem in the past on a 2003 1zz Vibe that was solved by replacing a completely plugged PCV valve.
by SSizler
Wed Jun 05, 2024 9:41 am
Forum: Maintenance Bay
Topic: hot hot =cooling system???
Replies: 8
Views: 107

Re: hot hot =cooling system???

Sounds like you may have / had an air pocket in the cooling system.
The fan should start to run when the coolant temp reaches the temp sensor threshold.
There is a pressure switch in the A/C system that can go bad and cause the fan to run immediately when the A/C is turned on.
by SSizler
Wed Jun 05, 2024 5:38 am
Forum: Problems & Warranty Issues
Topic: Power steering goes out.
Replies: 13
Views: 251

Re: Power steering goes out.

Great diagnostic work sir!
Thank you for sharing the solution.
This information will surely help another Vibe owner in the future.
by SSizler
Tue May 07, 2024 11:17 am
Forum: Site Problems, Suggestions, Questions
Topic: Is anybody else constantly getting logged out?
Replies: 13
Views: 2034

Re: Is anybody else constantly getting logged out?

I was able to get to the forums without having to log in today.
It is faster at times also.
Maybe something got fixed?
by SSizler
Mon Apr 29, 2024 8:03 pm
Forum: Problems & Warranty Issues
Topic: Power steering goes out.
Replies: 13
Views: 251

Re: Power steering goes out.

Sounds reasonable.
All 3 of the Vibes I've owned have needed a tensioner.
I never had a power steering problem, but none of mine we GT's either, all 1zz.
Can you duplicate it in the driveway and watch the belt / pulleys?
by SSizler
Mon Apr 29, 2024 5:09 am
Forum: Site Problems, Suggestions, Questions
Topic: Is anybody else constantly getting logged out?
Replies: 13
Views: 2034

Re: Is anybody else constantly getting logged out?

Confirming the same logout problem here.
Started about a week ago, and page load times are very long now also.
by SSizler
Wed Apr 24, 2024 9:50 am
Forum: The Vibe Lounge
Topic: who is still hanging out on genvibe in 2024?
Replies: 21
Views: 941

Re: who is still hanging out on genvibe in 2024?

I check in here at least once a day, however I am somewhat of a newbie.
No facebutt account, so I can't hang out with all of the cool kids...... :lol:
by SSizler
Tue Apr 23, 2024 8:09 pm
Forum: The Vibe Lounge
Topic: Autolite Spark Plugs
Replies: 5
Views: 185

Re: Autolite Spark Plugs

Mark wrote: Tue Apr 23, 2024 6:41 pm NGK or Denso only for my Vibes.
This, but reverse order for me.
Denso first choice.
Also, the Denso plug threads are pre-lubed, so the head threads should be clean and dry for proper torque.
by SSizler
Tue Apr 02, 2024 3:23 pm
Forum: GenVibe Garage
Topic: Selling 2008 vibe. What’s a good asking price?
Replies: 5
Views: 298

Re: Selling 2008 vibe. What’s a good asking price?

Hello Brigette, I am no expert on Vibe pricing, but I do watch the online sales, and have purchased 3 Vibes in the last 4 years. The mileage is just at that point where I would have to have a good reason to buy it. The front end damage (core support bent) and non matching re-paint are also a negativ...
by SSizler
Fri Mar 08, 2024 5:59 am
Forum: The Vibe Lounge
Topic: New member - need help finding front axle seal
Replies: 2
Views: 125

Re: New member - need help finding front axle seal

Welcome to the site.
Try searching for the same seal on a 2010 Toyota Matrix.
I think XRS is the comparable model to the GT.
You should be able to find one fairly easily.
Good Luck!
by SSizler
Fri Feb 02, 2024 6:35 am
Forum: The Vibe Lounge
Topic: 2009 GT seats
Replies: 4
Views: 330

Re: 2009 GT seats

They look Gray (and nice) to me also.
I wonder if those bolt into a first gen?
Are you willing to divulge what you had to pay for them?
by SSizler
Wed Jan 03, 2024 5:16 am
Forum: Site Problems, Suggestions, Questions
Topic: Can't Change or Add my Avatar
Replies: 12
Views: 6940

Re: Can't Change or Add my Avatar

New year, new request: Hello Admins, I wanted to update my avatar today, but could not complete the task. I thought deleting the existing avatar would allow me to add a new one. Instead I have no avatar now and can't add one. Is there a problem with my account or is the problem with the site? Either...
by SSizler
Thu Dec 21, 2023 6:17 pm
Forum: For Sale/Wanted
Topic: 2003 Vibe GT For Sale in Denver
Replies: 6
Views: 423

Re: 2003 Vibe GT For Sale in Denver

That's a nice looking GT, just the little boo-boo on the left rear. Wheels look good, as does under hood. Seems to be a very low amount of corrosion. Are there holes inside the rear wheel wells on the front bottom corner? (common rust point) Price seems fair for the low mileage. Someone here was loo...
by SSizler
Thu Dec 21, 2023 6:08 pm
Forum: Audio, Electronics, Electrical
Topic: 2006 TPMS light came on - I don't have TPMS!
Replies: 11
Views: 5271

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

OK. I just read my owners manual more thoroughly and it confirms the TPMS uses the ABS system. So, you confirm you don't have ABS, or the TPMS reset button, just the low tire warning light on the dash, which is a TPMS feature. Then the only thing I can think of is the TPMS reset button "wire&qu...
by SSizler
Thu Dec 21, 2023 1:36 pm
Forum: For Sale/Wanted
Topic: 2003 Vibe GT For Sale in Denver
Replies: 6
Views: 423

Re: 2003 Vibe GT For Sale in Denver

Questions
:
What is your asking price?
What is the Color of the exterior?
Cloth or leather seats?
Moon & Tunes?
What other options is is equipped with?
Can you post some photos of the GT?

Thank you!
by SSizler
Thu Dec 21, 2023 11:58 am
Forum: Audio, Electronics, Electrical
Topic: 2006 TPMS light came on - I don't have TPMS!
Replies: 11
Views: 5271

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

Also, you state that your Vibe does not have ABS, but I will bet it does.
The TPMS button was only installed on Vibes that had ABS.
You should have a mass of brake lines connected to the ABS controller on the passenger fender well under the hood.
by SSizler
Thu Dec 21, 2023 11:55 am
Forum: Audio, Electronics, Electrical
Topic: 2006 TPMS light came on - I don't have TPMS!
Replies: 11
Views: 5271

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

I looked it up for you now. Page 332 of the 2006 owners manual: Do not reset (initialize) the system without first correcting the cause of the low-tire condition. If thes ystem is reset when the tire pressures are incorrect, the system will not function properly and might not alert you when a tire is...
by SSizler
Thu Dec 21, 2023 11:43 am
Forum: Audio, Electronics, Electrical
Topic: 2006 TPMS light came on - I don't have TPMS!
Replies: 11
Views: 5271

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

Your Vibe uses a cheap form of TPMS with the ABS brake sensors checking for the same amount of rotations of each tire. If a tire goes low it will rotate faster and trip the TPMS light. After it is tripped you must reset it. (at least I had to on mine) I think the reset process is in your owners manu...
by SSizler
Tue Dec 12, 2023 7:23 am
Forum: For Sale/Wanted
Topic: Last Call
Replies: 8
Views: 3060

Re: Last Call

you could try to send them directly to me:
ssizler@mchsi.com
by SSizler
Wed Dec 06, 2023 6:16 am
Forum: For Sale/Wanted
Topic: Last Call
Replies: 8
Views: 3060

Re: Last Call

That's great.
Looking forward to seeing them.
Thank you!
by SSizler
Sat Nov 25, 2023 7:13 pm
Forum: For Sale/Wanted
Topic: Last Call
Replies: 8
Views: 3060

Re: Last Call

What condition are the wheel covers in? Can you post a pic?
I would need them shipped to Des Moines, Iowa 50322.
by SSizler
Thu Nov 02, 2023 5:36 am
Forum: Engine & Transmission
Topic: Is my transmission dead or is it something else?
Replies: 8
Views: 3256

Re: Is my transmission dead or is it something else?

It is hard to say without seeing it, but your description makes it sound like a clutch failure rather than a transmission failure. The clutch pedal can operate normal but the car won't move if the friction material is gone from the clutch disk. That is what I would check first. Hopefully someone els...
by SSizler
Tue Oct 24, 2023 5:52 am
Forum: Audio, Electronics, Electrical
Topic: Instrument Panel and Radio/Center Console Lights Out
Replies: 4
Views: 1289

Re: Instrument Panel and Radio/Center Console Lights Out

It sounds like you have the brightness knob turned all the way down, probably bumped it at the car wash. I know this because it happed to me. :roll: You see the lights cycling on / off because of the DRL actuator cycling the lights. OR, I could be totally wrong............ Check it out and let us kn...
by SSizler
Sat Sep 30, 2023 7:18 am
Forum: For Sale/Wanted
Topic: WTB 2009-2010 Vibe GT Lower Grille
Replies: 1
Views: 473

Re: WTB 2009-2010 Vibe GT Lower Grille

Welcome to the site.
You should check car-part.com.
https://www.car-part.com
Looks like there are quite a few on there.
by SSizler
Wed Sep 27, 2023 8:44 pm
Forum: For Sale/Wanted
Topic: WTB 2004-07 Vibe GT manual trans
Replies: 18
Views: 3999

Re: WTB 2004-07 Vibe GT manual trans

Don't know if you are still looking for a GT, but this popped up on Kansas City Craigslist today for $1200: https://kansascity.craigslist.org/cto/d/kansas-city-2003-pontiac-vibe-gt/7670555994.html Great price, unknown engine rebuild quality, right rear cladding is gone. Rare leather interior judging...
by SSizler
Wed Sep 27, 2023 6:02 am
Forum: Problems & Warranty Issues
Topic: 2007 Vibe Noise on Startup
Replies: 6
Views: 721

Re: 2007 Vibe Noise on Startup

If the noise before you start the engine sounds like it is coming from behind the dash in front of the passenger seat it is the blend door actuator. The gear teeth are plastic and eventually a few break off or wear flat, causing the clicking noise. It is a very common problem on theses cars, and the...
by SSizler
Fri Sep 15, 2023 6:58 am
Forum: The Vibe Lounge
Topic: Removing marks from 2006 rear window
Replies: 3
Views: 1416

Re: Removing marks from 2006 rear window

Zaino Glass Polish has worked best for me in the past for cleaning up glass problems:

https://www.zainostore.com/product/Z-12.html

It is only available online or from authorized Zaino dealers.
It is not in retail stores.
I actually use almost all of the Zaino products with great results.
by SSizler
Fri Sep 08, 2023 9:24 am
Forum: Problems & Warranty Issues
Topic: Causes for slight hesitation on acceleration
Replies: 4
Views: 802

Re: Causes for slight hesitation on acceleration

You might want to check the IAC gasket also.
Sounds like something in the intake tract.
by SSizler
Fri Sep 08, 2023 9:21 am
Forum: Problems & Warranty Issues
Topic: Causes for slight hesitation on acceleration
Replies: 4
Views: 802

Re: Causes for slight hesitation on acceleration

Possibly the intake manifold gasket.
Have you replaced the original gasket yet?
They are a known / common failure point.
I know my 2006 1zz needs the gasket replaced, hope to do it this fall.
I get rough idle and a stumble sometimes when it is driven before warming up in the winter.
by SSizler
Thu Sep 07, 2023 7:34 pm
Forum: The Vibe Lounge
Topic: Headlight Problem
Replies: 12
Views: 1879

Re: Headlight Problem

joatmon gave you the best starting point - generally black is ground / common. If you connect the Vibe red / black to the Doorman black that should take care of the ground. As for the other 2 wires, just hook them up and see what you get. It will either be correct and the headlight low / high beams ...
by SSizler
Thu Sep 07, 2023 9:28 am
Forum: Problems & Warranty Issues
Topic: 2008 Vibe not starting after disconnecting battery & re-learning
Replies: 2
Views: 818

Re: 2008 Vibe not starting after disconnecting battery & re-learning

Welcome to the site! The fact that you can jump it and get it going again for a short period tells me you have a bad battery or something in the charging circuit is not working properly. Cleaning the terminals is good. How do the battery cables look? Do you see or feel any bulges or weak spots? Coul...
by SSizler
Thu Sep 07, 2023 5:02 am
Forum: For Sale/Wanted
Topic: WTB 2004-07 Vibe GT manual trans
Replies: 18
Views: 3999

Re: WTB 2004-07 Vibe GT manual trans

SSizler wrote: Wed Sep 06, 2023 6:01 am
Phoneman wrote: Tue Sep 05, 2023 9:08 pm 2005 Vibe GT w/120k for $5500 in Denver.

https://www.cargurus.com/Cars/l-Used-20 ... -GT-t9402#
That's a nice looking one owner GT!
If I was in the market right now I would look into it.
And its GONE!
Someone got lucky!
by SSizler
Wed Sep 06, 2023 6:01 am
Forum: For Sale/Wanted
Topic: WTB 2004-07 Vibe GT manual trans
Replies: 18
Views: 3999

Re: WTB 2004-07 Vibe GT manual trans

Phoneman wrote: Tue Sep 05, 2023 9:08 pm 2005 Vibe GT w/120k for $5500 in Denver.

https://www.cargurus.com/Cars/l-Used-20 ... -GT-t9402#
That's a nice looking one owner GT!
If I was in the market right now I would look into it.
by SSizler
Fri Aug 11, 2023 12:52 pm
Forum: The Vibe Lounge
Topic: What Model/Year Should I Get?
Replies: 9
Views: 4380

Re: What Model/Year Should I Get?

Vibe GTs with the Yamaha head were produced from 2003-2006.
Just correcting a small discrepancy that tpollauf stated in the previous post. :geek:
by SSizler
Thu Jul 27, 2023 10:40 am
Forum: The Vibe Lounge
Topic: replacement for a Vibe
Replies: 27
Views: 8761

Re: replacement for a Vibe

I think GM cars are money pits after 50K miles. I've had a few that prove me right. I would stay in the Toyota / Lexus family myself. If you are buying new I would look at the Corolla Cross or Corolla wagon. The Cross has more room if you are a large person. If you are buying used, I would search th...
by SSizler
Sun Jul 23, 2023 5:48 pm
Forum: Problems & Warranty Issues
Topic: Brighter headlights and/or sanding
Replies: 13
Views: 4680

Re: Brighter headlights and/or sanding

No I didn't.
I figure it may be partially my fault, maybe I did something not quite perfect...
I have another Sylvania kit and plan to try it again on a 06 in fixing up for my daughter.
by SSizler
Sun Jul 23, 2023 10:05 am
Forum: Problems & Warranty Issues
Topic: Brighter headlights and/or sanding
Replies: 13
Views: 4680

Re: Brighter headlights and/or sanding

I had similar results with the Sylvania kit, however the "magic" layer of clear coat actually started to flake off in irregular sized pieces about 4 months after I used the kit. The 3M kits I have used before did not produce as much clarity, but lasted longer. Thinking about just replacing...
by SSizler
Thu Jul 20, 2023 5:07 am
Forum: For Sale/Wanted
Topic: WTB 2004-07 Vibe GT manual trans
Replies: 18
Views: 3999

Re: WTB 2004-07 Vibe GT manual trans

There is one needing parts for sale here in Des Moines, Iowa: https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/771365921450360 I went and looked at it last week and it is more work than I care to put into it at $2k. I mainly just wanted the wheels. It does have the leather interior, but the drivers seat ha...
by SSizler
Sun Jul 09, 2023 8:59 am
Forum: The Vibe Lounge
Topic: New owner. 07 with 158k
Replies: 6
Views: 1411

Re: New owner. 07 with 158k

Welcome to the site! I would change the transmission fluid now and again next oil change, then every 3rd or 4th oil change after that. That is just me. It is an easy task using the drain plug, and no need to drop the trans pan if is FWD. There is only a screen in it, not a filter. Just measure what ...
by SSizler
Fri Jun 30, 2023 6:05 pm
Forum: Tech Info & Do-It-Yourself Info
Topic: How To: Change The Front Transfer Case Oil, 03-08-awd/4wd
Replies: 11
Views: 14263

Re: How To: Change The Front Transfer Case Oil, 03-08-awd/4wd

Excellent photo addition joatmon.
Great job!
by SSizler
Fri Jun 30, 2023 10:49 am
Forum: Site Problems, Suggestions, Questions
Topic: Can't Change or Add my Avatar
Replies: 12
Views: 6940

Re: Can't Change or Add my Avatar

Hello Admins, Well, here is a 4TH request to fix the avatar problem. I was able to add an avatar when I joined 3.5 years ago. I lost that one when I tried to update it with my new Vibe 15 months ago. Can an admin please acknowledge that this can be corrected or not? I would really appreciate it. Tha...
by SSizler
Fri Jun 30, 2023 10:43 am
Forum: Tech Info & Do-It-Yourself Info
Topic: How To: Change The Front Transfer Case Oil, 03-08-awd/4wd
Replies: 11
Views: 14263

Re: How To: Change The Front Transfer Case Oil, 03-08-awd/4wd

Most photos disappeared when Photobucket broke the internet in June 2017. :evil:
It may have been something else here, like a board move to a new platform or an update.
Regardless, most photos on older posts on this site are missing.
by SSizler
Sat Jun 24, 2023 10:22 am
Forum: For Sale/Wanted
Topic: FS: Gen 1-2 (2005) Factory Spoiler, Upper
Replies: 7
Views: 1924

Re: FS: Gen 1-2 (2005) Factory Spoiler, Upper

I sent you a PM.
by SSizler
Fri May 05, 2023 11:52 am
Forum: Canada - Quebec
Topic: Ou est toute le monde? Where are you guys?
Replies: 50
Views: 54397

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

Do you have the link of the FB group?

Here you go:

https://www.facebook.com/groups/Genvibe
by SSizler
Wed Apr 19, 2023 10:32 am
Forum: Wheels & Tires
Topic: Joyroad tires
Replies: 2
Views: 605

Re: Joyroad tires

I have no experience with that brand. I would not purchase tires made in China. Tires are one of the most important purchases you make for your vehicle. There are only 4 small patches of rubber touching the road. I use and recommend Cooper tires, which are made in the USA, depending on the style you...
by SSizler
Wed Apr 05, 2023 5:19 am
Forum: Handling, Suspension, & Brakes
Topic: 2003 AWD Rear Subframe BUILD THREAD :O
Replies: 57
Views: 3871

Re: 2003 AWD Rear Subframe BUILD THREAD :O

That looks awesome!
After you get it all done and working on your car, please build a second one and send it to me. :D
I would be happy to test your design on a different Vibe.
Plus, it is always quicker and easier to do things the second time....... :lol:
by SSizler
Fri Mar 24, 2023 5:50 am
Forum: Audio, Electronics, Electrical
Topic: Turn Signal Relay Issue
Replies: 4
Views: 652

Re: Turn Signal Relay Issue

Welcome to the site.

It sounds like they gave you an incorrect relay twice?
Did all the part numbers match between the semi-working and non-working relay units?
Are you sure you got the replacement unit connections fully seated?
Very strange.