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by joatmon
Fri Jun 24, 2022 4:00 am
Forum: The Vibe Lounge
Topic: 2004 Metal Tank Swapped With Newer Platic Tank
Replies: 10
Views: 78

Re: 2004 Metal Tank Swapped With Newer Platic Tank

I guess if you had electrically conductive tires, perhaps the gas tank material might change the static risk of a plastic vs metal gas tank, but since most cars don't, I wouldn't be worried about tank material being a factor in this swap. As for the second connector on the 05-08 cluster, some years ...
by joatmon
Wed Jun 22, 2022 6:25 pm
Forum: The Vibe Lounge
Topic: 2004 Metal Tank Swapped With Newer Platic Tank
Replies: 10
Views: 78

Re: 2004 Metal Tank Swapped With Newer Platic Tank

Hopefully its a sender to gauge matching issue, and not that you leaked out a half tank of gas somewhere. I don't know if the fuel gauge movement is an easy swap between clusters. I know the tach and speedo are no solder. I also know that the 04 and 07 clusters as a whole assembly are not interchang...
by joatmon
Sun Jun 12, 2022 8:10 am
Forum: GenVibe Garage
Topic: kgw51gmc 2010 Vibe 2.4 Base, 5 speed-- AC RELAY LOCATION ???!!!
Replies: 3
Views: 68

Re: kgw51gmc 2010 Vibe 2.4 Base, 5 speed-- AC RELAY LOCATION ???!!!

I looked it up on RockAuto and it looks like an ECM but it's the relay. I can't find it! UAC RE1019C {8925712010} RELAY is the google-able number from RockAuto. That Toyota part number seems to be identified by Toyota as a Radiator Cooling Fan Control, which is a completely different animal than an...
by joatmon
Sat Jun 11, 2022 6:03 am
Forum: Problems & Warranty Issues
Topic: 05-08 ECM recall still valid? If so how can I check my ECM?
Replies: 2
Views: 49

Re: 05-08 ECM recall still valid? If so how can I check my ECM?

Welcome to genvibe. I don't think there is an expiration on recalls, and they are not limited to original owners Found a description of the ECM recall at http://www.carsandracingstuff.com/library/nhtsa/10V387000.php Doesn't seem like the problem would result in secondary issues to me, but my opinion...
by joatmon
Fri Jun 10, 2022 10:48 am
Forum: Site Problems, Suggestions, Questions
Topic: Can't Change or Add my Avatar
Replies: 6
Views: 158

Re: Can't Change or Add my Avatar

can't say why you haven't gotten an answer yet, but in the meantime, maybe you could find a way to get the Vibe into your signature, something like this image
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but I could only find a pic of your frosty, didn't see one for the lava
by joatmon
Mon Jun 06, 2022 3:42 am
Forum: Problems & Warranty Issues
Topic: AC Drain Clogged
Replies: 2
Views: 67

Re: AC Drain Clogged

Welcome to genvibe! Usually the cause of water leaking from the AC onto the floor is someone kicked loose the drain tube from the box, but that doesn't sound like your car. Could be the drain clogged inside. If it is you can't really tell by just pulling the cabin air filter, although if that is det...
by joatmon
Mon Jun 06, 2022 3:30 am
Forum: The Others
Topic: Auto Show Hunters
Replies: 126
Views: 11484

Re: Auto Show Hunters

Good you got a chance to check one for fit. Also nice to have the luxury of time, being able to wait for one that checks all the boxes instead of having the pressure of an immediate need.
by joatmon
Mon Jun 06, 2022 3:16 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Astronomy thread
Replies: 60
Views: 15138

Re: Astronomy thread

Is it the age of Aquarius? I have no idea when the moon is in the seventh house, but Jupiter aligns with Mars. And Venus. And Mercury. And Saturn. Five planets align in the predawn sky this month
by joatmon
Sat Jun 04, 2022 2:45 am
Forum: Problems & Warranty Issues
Topic: 09 car window still has power after shut off and keys removed
Replies: 2
Views: 35

Re: 09 car window still has power after shut off and keys removed

Sounds like "Retained Accessory Power", a feature, not a problem. According to the 2009 owner's manual ( https://forums.genvibe.com/phpBB3/viewtopic.php?t=755 ) page 8-4 Retained Accessory Power (RAP) These vehicle accessories may be used for less than a minute after the engine is turned o...
by joatmon
Mon May 30, 2022 10:28 am
Forum: Tech Info & Do-It-Yourself Info
Topic: Fuel line leak
Replies: 1
Views: 45

Re: Fuel line leak

https://www.toyotapartsdeal.com/oem/toyota~tube~sub~assy~fuel~tank~main~77209-02060.html says toyota part # 77209-0206 fits 2003-2005 Toyota Corolla CE, LE, S, STD, XR, XRS|4 Cyl 1.8L 1ZZFE, 2ZZGE; 1ZZFE, 2ZZGE; ZZE130L-AEMDKA, ZZE130L-AEMNKA, ZZE130L-AEPDKA, ZZE130L-AEPDKK, ZZE130L-AEPNKA, ZZE130L-...
by joatmon
Sun May 29, 2022 2:09 pm
Forum: Handling, Suspension, & Brakes
Topic: Strut mount part name?
Replies: 1
Views: 44

Re: Strut mount part name?

I see from another post you have an 06.

I attached a PDF showing the front suspension parts for an 03 Matrix, they call that part "Front Spring Support Reinforcement"
by joatmon
Sat May 28, 2022 4:12 pm
Forum: Engine & Transmission
Topic: Engine Blown @ 86,000?
Replies: 15
Views: 258

Re: Engine Blown @ 86,000?

Did you ever find out what CEL code it threw? If it makes the sound right away when you start the engine cold, then you could do a quick test. Take off the serpentine belt and see if the noise is still there. If it isn't, then seems like the noise is from something the belt drives. If its still ther...
by joatmon
Sat May 28, 2022 8:09 am
Forum: Engine & Transmission
Topic: Belt Tensioner
Replies: 2
Views: 53

Re: Belt Tensioner

I got nothing but sympathy on this one. I hate it when a car's belt squeals. Not so much because there's something amiss with the car, but its embarrassing. Seems to only ever happen when there's lots of people around. Kinda like slipping on the ice in the winter (something you don't have to deal wi...
by joatmon
Wed May 25, 2022 6:18 am
Forum: Problems & Warranty Issues
Topic: '03 GT - won't start & weird electric problem
Replies: 5
Views: 52

Re: '03 GT - won't start & weird electric problem

Some of the circuits are straight from the battery, such as the horn and emergency flashers. If those don't work when in the dead mode, then that eliminates a whole bunch of suspects. First guess would be a bad battery, but at only 18 months old, seems less likely. After that, then I'd guess corrosi...
by joatmon
Tue May 24, 2022 6:04 pm
Forum: Site Problems, Suggestions, Questions
Topic: Welcome to spam hell?
Replies: 6
Views: 2424

Re: Welcome to spam hell?

ArcsVibe wrote: Sat Aug 11, 2012 5:51 am Yup lol...keep those reports coming in :)
I'm reporting them, but this rdtxszcf821 has so many, can't someone just ban him already?

edit 5/25 - Thank you for taking care of that
by joatmon
Tue May 24, 2022 12:59 pm
Forum: Audio, Electronics, Electrical
Topic: Hey all.. New here with a 2005 base and radio issue..
Replies: 3
Views: 65

Re: Hey all.. New here with a 2005 base and radio issue..

Welcome to genvibe! There's a thread on replacing lights behind radio LCD that's not too difficult, but that only solves one part of the problem. I haven't found a good way to add an AUX port to the factory radio. There's one tweak that involves putting a switched input jack between the CD output an...
by joatmon
Fri May 20, 2022 2:58 pm
Forum: Latest News
Topic: Vibes in the news
Replies: 43
Views: 1752

Re: Vibes in the news

https://www.wibw.com/2022/05/13/one-taken-hospital-after-2-car-crash-south-topeka/ Kansas One taken to hospital after 2-car crash in south Topeka Published: May. 13, 2022 at 1:23 PM EDT TOPEKA, Kan. (WIBW) - One person was taken to a local hospital after a two-car crash Friday morning in south Topek...
by joatmon
Fri May 20, 2022 2:56 pm
Forum: Latest News
Topic: Vibes in the news
Replies: 43
Views: 1752

Re: Vibes in the news

https://www.channel3000.com/complaint-paramedic-said-man-charged-in-whitney-way-crash-that-killed-mother-smelled-like-a-distillery/ Wisconsin Complaint: Paramedic said man charged in Whitney Way crash that killed mother ‘smelled like a distillery’ Posted: May 17, 2022 3:16 PM by Logan Reigstad MADIS...
by joatmon
Sun May 15, 2022 2:58 pm
Forum: The Vibe Lounge
Topic: NEW MEMBER! Just bought a vibe. Im customizing it...
Replies: 4
Views: 194

Re: NEW MEMBER! Just bought a vibe. Im customizing it...

Sounds pretty cool and welcome to genvibe!

Unlike other car forums, we don't bash anyone(unless they do something stupid like glueing nails to the airbag cover) so post up pix!
by joatmon
Thu May 12, 2022 6:28 am
Forum: Latest News
Topic: Vibes in the news
Replies: 43
Views: 1752

Re: Vibes in the news

Indiana https://www.abc57.com/news/man-accused-of-lighting-woman-s-vehicle-on-fire-using-blanket Man accused of lighting woman’s vehicle on fire using blanket By: Maura Johnson Posted: May 6, 2022 3:37 PM EDT ST. JOSEPH COUNTY, Ind. – A man was arrested after he allegedly lit a building manager’s ve...
by joatmon
Wed May 11, 2022 6:17 am
Forum: The Vibe Lounge
Topic: 09 GT Highbeams
Replies: 3
Views: 90

Re: 09 GT Highbeams

Usually all the circuitry used to turn on the blue dash light is the same stuff to power the high beams, so if the indicator lights up in the dash, most likely all the relays and fuses are good. So, you may just need new bulbs
by joatmon
Tue May 10, 2022 8:49 am
Forum: The Vibe Lounge
Topic: 09 GT Highbeams
Replies: 3
Views: 90

Re: 09 GT Highbeams

I've had both low beams go out before with high beams fine. According to the 09 Vibe owner's manual,(available at https://forums.genvibe.com/phpBB3/viewtopic.php?t=755 ) there seems to be five fuses associated with headlights in the under hood fuse block 09hlf.jpg Since 14 and 15 are labelled "...
by joatmon
Mon May 09, 2022 1:23 pm
Forum: Exterior
Topic: Rear wiper motor removal
Replies: 5
Views: 208

Re: Rear wiper motor removal

Pretty well wiped the threads off of the wiper motor though. I recently replaced a Matrix hatch, and I thought I'd pull the wiper motor off the old one to keep as a spare, and you were dead on right about that big nut. It took way more effort than I thought it should, and it did strip the threads o...
by joatmon
Mon May 09, 2022 1:16 pm
Forum: The Vibe Lounge
Topic: Car makes a noise like somebody is hitting it with a hammer from underneath.
Replies: 4
Views: 128

Re: Car makes a noise like somebody is hitting it with a hammer from underneath.

I see from your other posts you have a 2005 base Vibe, I assume auto tranny. Regarding the hammering sound, does it seem to track the engine speed or the vehicle speed? What do you mean by " It seems to have worked itself out."? Did the problem go away? My first guess given the snap when y...
by joatmon
Fri May 06, 2022 2:28 pm
Forum: The Vibe Lounge
Topic: Anyone experienced issues transmission ?
Replies: 4
Views: 112

Re: Anyone experienced issues transmission ?

When it hits top speed of 65 km/h, what are the engine RPMs?
by joatmon
Fri May 06, 2022 2:26 pm
Forum: Audio, Electronics, Electrical
Topic: Drivers side headlight bulb replacement!
Replies: 6
Views: 95

Re: Drivers side headlight bulb replacement!

It is possible for some people to change the drivers side headlight bulb without removing the battery. I am not one of them, hands too big No risk to pull the battery. Disconnect the negative terminal first, that way if your tool hits the chassis you won't throw sparks. Also, when you have the batte...
by joatmon
Thu May 05, 2022 9:07 am
Forum: Audio, Electronics, Electrical
Topic: Rear window hatch release
Replies: 9
Views: 343

Re: Rear window hatch release

probably in the hatch. I don't know where the connector is in the vehicle. That's what I was thinking. The trim on the hatch is easier to remove than inside the car body. A relative's 03 Matrix needs a new hatch, so I' might be attempting a junkyard swap. Did the swap. The replacement hatch came wi...
by joatmon
Thu May 05, 2022 8:07 am
Forum: Latest News
Topic: Vibes in the news
Replies: 43
Views: 1752

Re: Vibes in the news

https://abc17news.com/news/crime/chase/2022/05/04/new-bloomfield-man-charged-after-chase-from-callaway-county-into-boone-county/ Missouri 4 May 2022 New Bloomfield man charged after chase from Callaway County into Boone county CALLAWAY COUNTY, Mo. (KMIZ) A New Bloomfield man is facing multiple charg...
by joatmon
Sun May 01, 2022 1:05 pm
Forum: Interior
Topic: the vibe can haul........
Replies: 226
Views: 88989

Re: the vibe can haul........

less along the lines of "vibe can haul", more like "can haul the Vibe"

Here's my Forester carrying an 03 Matrix hatch with lots of room to spare
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by joatmon
Sun May 01, 2022 11:56 am
Forum: Exterior
Topic: Trailer Hitch install tips
Replies: 2
Views: 60

Re: Trailer Hitch install tips

I used a hacksaw to cut slots on the end of one of the bolts (perpendicular to the threads) and used that as a home made tap to clean out the holes. That and an bunch of WD40 and some rust buster penetrating oil spray.
by joatmon
Sun May 01, 2022 11:52 am
Forum: The Vibe Lounge
Topic: Need ignition wiring info,weird starting problem
Replies: 5
Views: 111

Re: Need ignition wiring info,weird starting problem

i need and cant find what all the 6 pins on the harness or igntion switch relate to Here is a portion of the second page of the power source PDF that shows the wiring for the ignition switch igsww.jpg The white wire connected to pin 1 gets 12V from the AM1 fuse The black wire connected to pin 5 get...
by joatmon
Thu Apr 28, 2022 4:04 am
Forum: The Vibe Lounge
Topic: Need ignition wiring info,weird starting problem
Replies: 5
Views: 111

Re: Need ignition wiring info,weird starting problem

I think if the battery is at proper voltage, a bad voltage regulator would not prevent starting. I've attached some PDF's from the 03 Toyota Matrix manual, they should be the same for your 04 Vibe GT. The second page of the Power Source shows the pin out of the ignition switch. The fat paddles in th...
by joatmon
Wed Apr 27, 2022 6:12 pm
Forum: Exterior
Topic: Searching for "pontiac" word emblem for '09 vibe
Replies: 2
Views: 65

Re: Searching for "pontiac" word emblem for '09 vibe

Welcome to GenVibe! Looks like it's discontinued GM part number 88975701 Only one I can find on line is at ebay, at https://www.ebay.com/itm/203639460803?hash=item2f69db93c3:g:8roAAOSwfoNadvAp Don't know if its worth $36 to you You could use www.car-part.com to look for a junkyard near you that has ...
by joatmon
Tue Apr 26, 2022 11:44 am
Forum: The Vibe Lounge
Topic: A new member from Philly, PA
Replies: 9
Views: 203

Re: A new member from Philly, PA

Welcome to GenVibe!

A 15 year old car will require some maintenance, but with that low mileage it should serve you well for many years.
by joatmon
Mon Apr 25, 2022 5:07 pm
Forum: Latest News
Topic: Vibes in the news
Replies: 43
Views: 1752

Re: Vibes in the news

http://www.ccenterdispatch.com/police_courts/article_d5863570-c243-11ec-889b-5712f6b5ecb4.html Clay County, KS On March 3 at 8:34 AM the Clay County Sheriff's Department was called to the scene of an accident on UO24 and Jayhawk Rd. A red 2009 Pontiac Vibe, driven by Dylan Woodcox from Abilene KS., ...
by joatmon
Mon Apr 25, 2022 5:05 pm
Forum: Latest News
Topic: Vibes in the news
Replies: 43
Views: 1752

Re: Vibes in the news

https://www.mymoinfo.com/silva-resident-flown-to-hospital-following-car-crash-in-wayne-county/ Missouri Silva Resident Flown To Hospital Following Car Crash In Wayne County (Silva) A resident of Silva was seriously injured in a one car crash Monday morning in Wayne County. The Highway Patrol says th...
by joatmon
Thu Apr 21, 2022 1:24 pm
Forum: Latest News
Topic: Vibes in the news
Replies: 43
Views: 1752

Re: Vibes in the news

https://www.mykxlg.com/news/local/sisseton-man-crashes-vehicle-in-blue-dog-lake/article_8d71738c-c197-11ec-849d-1bf67f5d654d.html South Dakota Sisseton Man Crashes Vehicle in Blue Dog Lake We were sent this photo from a listener yesterday and had very limited information at the time. We have now rec...
by joatmon
Tue Apr 19, 2022 11:43 am
Forum: For Sale/Wanted
Topic: Spare tire donut for sale
Replies: 2
Views: 100

Re: Spare tire donut for sale

I do not have one Perhaps you should edit the title of your post to replace "for sale" with "wanted". The thread title makes it look like you are selling one, not looking to buy. car-part.com doesn't seem to have a category for those, so perhaps its a thing that junkyards don't i...
by joatmon
Fri Apr 15, 2022 1:20 pm
Forum: Engine & Transmission
Topic: 04 gt pcm can i use a matrix pcm?
Replies: 1
Views: 70

Re: 04 gt pcm can i use a matrix pcm?

forum says you joined in 2017 but that this is your first post, so belated Welcome to GenVibe! I can't say for sure that the Matrix XRS and Vibe GT pcms are the same, but I would think so. Before you drop the money on the replacement pcm, be sure to verify the 7.5A OBD fuse in the hard to reach unde...
by joatmon
Wed Apr 13, 2022 11:26 am
Forum: Latest News
Topic: Vibes in the news
Replies: 43
Views: 1752

Re: Vibes in the news

This one's about a less than upright citizen https://www.mymotherlode.com/news/local/2466061/high-speed-chase-and-crash-leads-to-numerous-charges.html High Speed Chase And Crash Leads To Numerous Charges Jamestown, CA — This week a sheriff’s deputy did a record check on a Pontiac Vibe spotted near H...
by joatmon
Wed Apr 13, 2022 11:23 am
Forum: Latest News
Topic: Vibes in the news
Replies: 43
Views: 1752

Re: Vibes in the news

https://kvia.com/news/2022/04/10/two-drivers-fled-the-scene-of-fiery-multi-vehicle-crash-at-i-10-and-hawkins/ El Paso TX Two drivers fled the scene of fiery multi-vehicle crash at I-10 and Hawkins Update (4/11) - El Paso police say two drivers ran from the scene of a fatal multi-vehicle crash. Their...
by joatmon
Wed Apr 13, 2022 11:09 am
Forum: The Vibe Lounge
Topic: Transmission issues?
Replies: 5
Views: 217

Re: Transmission issues?

Welcome to genvibe RPMs going up with no acceleration sounds like a clutch problem to me. They wear out, after 13 years, yours is probably due. A less likely problem would be a broken CV joint, but those are pretty dramatic and sudden, like flipping a switch, yours sounds like it got worse progressi...
by joatmon
Fri Apr 08, 2022 5:25 am
Forum: Engine & Transmission
Topic: P0171 - driving me nuts.
Replies: 33
Views: 753

Re: P0171 - driving me nuts.

Off topic, but every time I see this thread's title, I am reminded of a joke, like the one that accompanied this bit from robot chicken


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by joatmon
Fri Apr 08, 2022 5:20 am
Forum: Tech Info & Do-It-Yourself Info
Topic: Gen1 E85 mix results (california)
Replies: 12
Views: 301

Re: Gen1 E85 mix results (california)

So the question is, are the savings in cash worth the loss of MPG? I'm guessing no. Taken as a single data point neither cost per gallon or miles per gallon tell the full story. To determine if there is actual cost savings, you need to combine the two to get cost per mile. You are going to drive so...
by joatmon
Mon Apr 04, 2022 11:07 am
Forum: Latest News
Topic: Vibes in the news
Replies: 43
Views: 1752

Re: Vibes in the news

https://southeast.newschannelnebraska.com/story/46202580/vehicle-crosses-centerline-causing-wymore-collision Beatrice Nebraska Vehicle crosses centerline, causing Wymore collision No serious injuries from Thursday morning crash Friday, April 1st 2022, 6:21 AM CDT exsalsa.jpg BEATRICE – A highway col...
by joatmon
Mon Apr 04, 2022 11:03 am
Forum: Latest News
Topic: Vibes in the news
Replies: 43
Views: 1752

Re: Vibes in the news

https://www.exploreclarion.com/2022/04/03/police-report-or-court-update/ FARMINGTON TWP., Pa. (EYT) – State Police in Marienville released the details of a one-vehicle crash that occurred on State Route 36 on March 22. According to police, the accident happened around 7:55 a.m. on Tuesday, March 22,...
by joatmon
Mon Apr 04, 2022 10:48 am
Forum: Site Problems, Suggestions, Questions
Topic: Can't Change or Add my Avatar
Replies: 6
Views: 158

Re: Can't Change or Add my Avatar

I see that. The only option is to delete your avatar, but there's no option to upload a new one, or select one of the stock forum avatars. Haven't changed my avatar for a long time, so I don't know when that disappeared. Hopefully a mod or an admin will be able to help you (us) out
by joatmon
Fri Apr 01, 2022 2:36 am
Forum: The Vibe Lounge
Topic: The first Vibe forum I have seen
Replies: 79
Views: 20402

Re: The first Vibe forum I have seen

It was twenty years ago today ...

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by joatmon
Thu Mar 31, 2022 1:28 pm
Forum: Latest News
Topic: Vibes in the news
Replies: 43
Views: 1752

Re: Vibes in the news

------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- https://www.lockhaven.com/news/police-court-and-fires/2022/03/police-news-march-29-2/ ... Crash with injuries LAMAR — State police at Lamar responded to a crash with injuries at Inters...
by joatmon
Thu Mar 31, 2022 1:22 pm
Forum: For Sale/Wanted
Topic: 2004 Vibe Base for Sale (Houston TX)
Replies: 10
Views: 294

Re: 2004 Vibe Base for Sale (Houston TX)

ZubenElGenubi wrote: Wed Mar 30, 2022 5:19 pm Proud winner of May 2007 VOTM. ;)
Then and now, a really beautiful Vibe