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by tpollauf
Tue Jan 12, 2021 12:36 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Poll: USPS woes
Replies: 9
Views: 342

Re: Poll: USPS woes

The outgoing package made it to its destination in UT on Sat. My ebay order finally got here today. Yikes. Yeah, I can relate. I JUST got my oil analysis report emailed to me this morning with the lab work being done yesterday. This means they probably got the sample late last week. That's roughly ...
by tpollauf
Mon Jan 04, 2021 8:02 pm
Forum: Wheels & Tires
Topic: Best All-Season Tire?
Replies: 51
Views: 12896

Re: Best All-Season Tire?

Nice follow up! I really need to replace my original 12 year old Goodyear RSA's on my 2009 Vibe GT any day now! Even though the "like new" Vibe only has 35k miles, I'm starting to see signs of dry rot and one tire has a very slight bulge on the sidewall.. :o Those Continentals you suggest are not av...
by tpollauf
Mon Dec 28, 2020 1:54 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Poll: USPS woes
Replies: 9
Views: 342

Re: Poll: USPS woes

I'll jump in here. Some of us here, and on other automotive forums, have oil analysis samples sent out to labs so we know how good/bad our engines are running. Well I sent a sample out to BlackStone labs in Fort Wayne Indiana just before Thanksgiving. The other day I was wondering why I haven't hear...
by tpollauf
Thu Dec 24, 2020 3:14 pm
Forum: Exterior
Topic: Rocker panels and lower skirting.
Replies: 2
Views: 89

Re: Rocker panels and lower skirting.

Depending on where you live, you may NEVER see any rotted/ cancer ridden vehicle! Location please ........ :?
by tpollauf
Tue Dec 22, 2020 4:24 pm
Forum: For Sale/Wanted
Topic: Bumpers
Replies: 3
Views: 114

Re: Bumpers

Welcome to GenVibe ;) Your location is critical here as if anyone of us have one we have NO idea where to deliver it. Update your profile for us. I have a "torn" 2009 rear GT bumper (navy blue) that I kept off my son's car. It probably can be fixed but insurance bought him a new one and I didn't hav...
by tpollauf
Sun Dec 20, 2020 7:14 pm
Forum: Audio, Electronics, Electrical
Topic: Cruise Control- 1st Gen AWD part info
Replies: 5
Views: 515

Re: Cruise Control- 1st Gen AWD part info

I still never fixed mine :x Big procrastinator lately BUT if I'm still off work for part of the winter, then I'll have the time to fix a LOT of issues I've been putting off!
by tpollauf
Sun Dec 20, 2020 7:12 pm
Forum: Problems & Warranty Issues
Topic: Airbag SRS light- SOLVED with Airbag Control Module
Replies: 1
Views: 64

Re: Airbag SRS light- SOLVED with Airbag Control Module

Excellent write-up and thanks for sharing. Hopefully I won't need to deal with this EVER or for a long time ... BUT if I do I will re-read this post and follow directions! thanks ;)
by tpollauf
Sun Dec 20, 2020 6:56 pm
Forum: The Vibe Lounge
Topic: New owner of a 2004 Neptune Blue AWD Vibe
Replies: 20
Views: 2988

Re: New owner of a 2004 Neptune Blue AWD Vibe

Nice write-up and thanks for sharing. This just goes to show how dependable these cars are and how the simple fixes can keep it rolling down the highway for many more miles to come.
by tpollauf
Mon Dec 14, 2020 11:30 am
Forum: Tech Info & Do-It-Yourself Info
Topic: awd right front cv axle removal
Replies: 10
Views: 3286

Re: awd right front cv axle removal

Nice rigging there! I've had to make special jigs/harnesses/fixtures many times over the years to perform BIZARRE stunts similar to this to get me out of a jam. I'm fortunate to have milling machines, lathes, welders, unlimited steel , etc needed to perform this work. Great job and thanks for sharin...
by tpollauf
Thu Dec 10, 2020 6:53 am
Forum: US - Northwest
Topic: Oregon vibe in tha house...
Replies: 35
Views: 15629

Re: Oregon vibe in tha house... (Blanco_Diablo)

KrazyB wrote:
Tue Jul 07, 2009 5:01 am
I know this is an old post but how many people on GenVibe are from Oregon.
I couldn't resist and didn't see this 11.5 years ago :o . I live in Oregon, Ohio. So that counts !!! :lol:
by tpollauf
Sat Nov 28, 2020 10:15 am
Forum: The Vibe Lounge
Topic: i'm new to the forum
Replies: 10
Views: 322

Re: i'm new to the forum

Welcome to GenVibe. Good year and trim level you got there. I too have a 2004 Vibe GT (Fusion Orange) and it's now my daily driver for the past year & a half. I cheat every now & then and put regular in the Vibe and other than low load loss of performance, you should be fine. Do treat the car to som...
by tpollauf
Sat Nov 28, 2020 10:09 am
Forum: For Sale/Wanted
Topic: Want to Buy
Replies: 4
Views: 195

Re: Want to Buy

Welcome to GenVibe Tiger ;) Can't currently help you in fulfilling your request BUT I have some very good advise worth taking. First off, DO NOT limit yourself to a distance or geographical part of the country. I personally found a clean 2004 Vibe GT down in the Tampa Florida area three years ago. F...
by tpollauf
Sun Nov 22, 2020 2:58 pm
Forum: The Vibe Lounge
Topic: Just joined, imma newbie
Replies: 3
Views: 178

Re: Just joined, imma newbie

Welcome to GenVibe. We have FOUR Vibe GT's in our fleet and love everyone of them :D Post pics when you get a chance and update profile so we know your whereabouts. Thanks for joining up with us here ;)
by tpollauf
Thu Nov 19, 2020 2:29 pm
Forum: Problems & Warranty Issues
Topic: what is this and is it dangerous
Replies: 14
Views: 313

Re: what is this and is it dangerous

zbyers wrote:
Thu Nov 19, 2020 4:04 am
Hard to tell from those pics as they are pretty zoomed in.
Yeah a zoom out pic would be helpful to see where this is located on the car. I'm pretty sure I know where BUT better pics could verify
by tpollauf
Wed Nov 18, 2020 5:49 am
Forum: The Vibe Lounge
Topic: My Second Vibe
Replies: 5
Views: 228

Re: My Second Vibe

Welcome to GenVibe. Sorry about the first Vibe getting totaled BUT glad you found another one right away. Enjoy this one and keep us updated as to any mods or other issues you may have ;)
by tpollauf
Fri Oct 30, 2020 4:49 pm
Forum: Interior
Topic: Part number for dashboard Airbag cover
Replies: 3
Views: 154

Re: Part number for dashboard Airbag cover

Just curious if the dealer will reimburse you for the part and your labor for fixing THEIR F***up
by tpollauf
Fri Oct 30, 2020 4:44 pm
Forum: The Vibe Lounge
Topic: Hello! Just acquired a Vibe and joined the page!
Replies: 7
Views: 300

Re: Hello! Just acquired a Vibe and joined the page!

Welcome to GenVibe :D . Guess this Vibe never saw the Krown/RustCheck dealer :lol: Post pics when you find the time and also progress on the rocker panel replacements. While under there, check for other potential cancer ....... there's likely more :(
by tpollauf
Fri Oct 23, 2020 6:06 am
Forum: The Vibe Lounge
Topic: New key for a 2009?
Replies: 16
Views: 502

Re: New key for a 2009?

We purchased a spare key for our Son's 2009 Vibe GT way back in 2011 due to only one key being available when we bout the car. He found it on Ebay and only paid $30 or so for the key blank (it included buttons, battery & all). We just had to go through that lengthy programming process with the car a...
by tpollauf
Wed Oct 14, 2020 4:34 pm
Forum: The Vibe Lounge
Topic: Am new to forums, please be gentle
Replies: 9
Views: 372

Re: Am new to forums, please be gentle

Welcome to GenVibe :D Do you have any idea why it sat so long? Bad title? Death from owner? Divorce or other relationship issues? Just curious. Post pics of this Vibe when you get a chance. Oh, lots of members here close to where you're from. Update profile for us showing location.
by tpollauf
Mon Oct 05, 2020 10:24 am
Forum: Latest News
Topic: New round of airbag recalls for Corolla/Matrix/Vibe
Replies: 46
Views: 4540

Re: New round of airbag recalls for Corolla/Matrix/Vibe

FYI ... my wife just read that article and gave me the most S H I T from her that I haven't had in quite a while :o According to her, she will be the 18th death out of those 62 million defective airbags! That makes the odds one out of 3.4 million that it will happen to anyone of us (especially her)....
by tpollauf
Sun Oct 04, 2020 8:48 am
Forum: For Sale/Wanted
Topic: For Free: Moon & Tunes amplifier bypass harness
Replies: 3
Views: 238

Re: For Free: Moon & Tunes amplifier bypass harness

I had an aftermarket head unit in my vibe. Someone took it 🙁 I feel your pain and admire your generosity. I've been a victim of auto theft too many times in my younger years and sympathise with you. I'm staying stock when it comes to audio for those exact reasons. Hopefully someone close to your lo...
by tpollauf
Sat Oct 03, 2020 6:46 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Lego Crash Test
Replies: 2
Views: 165

Re: Lego Crash Test

Yeah, glad she had the time to put this together. I was hoping for a more "realistic" video with multiple frames per second BUT that would have probably taken a full year instead of a couple months.
by tpollauf
Thu Oct 01, 2020 4:44 pm
Forum: Engine & Transmission
Topic: Head Gasket going - bandages? solutions?
Replies: 21
Views: 534

Re: Head Gasket going - bandages? solutions?

The mileage you've indicated is rather low for a 17 year old car, and if solid (no rust) it would be worth fixing BUT nowhere near those $$$ figures you've stated. Yeah this would be a labor involved repair but I have friends locally where I'm at that would do that repair for half if not more than w...
by tpollauf
Thu Sep 24, 2020 5:32 am
Forum: The Others
Topic: CA to ban new gas vehicles 2035
Replies: 10
Views: 280

Re: CA to ban new gas vehicles 2035

In 15 years we'll know :o Us older members here should remember the MANY mandates put into effect (theorized anyways) that never materialized. The biggest one, back in the late 70's early 80's, was that this country was suppose to be permanently a part of the SI system (system international ..... me...
by tpollauf
Mon Sep 21, 2020 5:27 pm
Forum: The Vibe Lounge
Topic: High Mileage Vibe?
Replies: 8
Views: 350

Re: High Mileage Vibe?

TechMaxWare wrote:
Mon Sep 21, 2020 5:00 pm
I was wondering how many miles are on everyone's Vibe's right now
Just an FYI .... there's already a lengthy thread on this topic with several of us noting our Vibe's mileage. It started 17 years ago :o

viewtopic.php?f=11&t=2058
by tpollauf
Mon Sep 21, 2020 4:34 pm
Forum: Engine & Transmission
Topic: Just Wondering what fuel i should put in my 03 GT
Replies: 4
Views: 304

Re: Just Wondering what fuel i should put in my 03 GT

I'm one that alternate tanks every other or every third fill up. Costco, last week, had their 93 premium for $2.02/gal so I gladly went that route. Lately (past several months that is) fuel prices here at the Ohio/Michigan border have been so low that I don't mind the extra 40-50 cents for premium w...
by tpollauf
Mon Sep 14, 2020 4:52 pm
Forum: The Vibe Lounge
Topic: Pontiac Discrimination
Replies: 10
Views: 531

Re: Pontiac Discrimination

So I went to the shop to ask if they could do a pre-buy inspection for me? But as soon as I said "Pontiac Vibe" the shop owner immediately said to forget it, those cars are complete junk! I said "But they're just a relabeled Toyota Matrix. They're mostly made out of Corolla parts." The shop owner t...
by tpollauf
Mon Sep 14, 2020 4:47 pm
Forum: The Vibe Lounge
Topic: Update and questions....
Replies: 7
Views: 368

Re: Update and questions....

littleVibber wrote:
Sun Sep 13, 2020 8:29 pm
I found a 2009 red base vibe that has a locked up engine in my town that is literally perfect. Not even dings in the door..... I'm paying $350 for the title tomorrow
Now that sounds like a project car worth fixing! :D Just curious on the history of this one :? Mileage? Original owner?
by tpollauf
Wed Sep 09, 2020 6:29 pm
Forum: Tech Info & Do-It-Yourself Info
Topic: Vibe/Matrix Manual
Replies: 25
Views: 23888

Re: Vibe/Matrix Manual

For what it's worth, I just tried the original link https://www.madstyle1972.com/Repair/ and it brought up the original repair manual that was there for several years :D Not sure why it was missing for the past few months BUT it's back now ;) Here's the proof: https://www.silveradosierra.com/gallery...
by tpollauf
Wed Sep 09, 2020 6:47 am
Forum: Maintenance Bay
Topic: Setting up a maintenance schedule
Replies: 4
Views: 232

Re: Setting up a maintenance schedule

Welcome to GenVibe :D Let us know your rough whereabouts (update profile) this will help us in furthering any potential issues you could have. Will this car see nasty winter driving (snow/ice/salt/brine) or will it remain down south somewhere. If it's to be up north then make sure you look for corro...
by tpollauf
Wed Sep 09, 2020 6:30 am
Forum: The Vibe Lounge
Topic: Update and questions....
Replies: 7
Views: 368

Re: Update and questions....

I've got my eyes on a 2009 vibe that needs a bumper and has a seized engine, and I'm picking it up for $500. Yep ... I saw this same Vibe on craigslist in the Detroit area. This Vibe looks like it was really abused most of it's life. It likely had one of the oil burning 2.4L engines to the point wh...
by tpollauf
Mon Sep 07, 2020 7:30 am
Forum: The Vibe Lounge
Topic: Vibe with Body Damage. Drive As-Is or Replace The Car?
Replies: 7
Views: 375

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

This is definitely repairable for under $1000 assuming you do the work. Most Vibes in junkyards have FRONT END damage which means there should be an abundant supply of rear end parts. I'm fortunate to have a shop and have done auto restoration in the past which is why I'd take the smaller payout and...
by tpollauf
Sun Sep 06, 2020 4:25 pm
Forum: Problems & Warranty Issues
Topic: Check Engine Light ON, VCS Blinking, Traction ON
Replies: 8
Views: 363

Re: Check Engine Light ON, VCS Blinking, Traction ON

Just going to throw this out there as another possibility. Has the car been parked for an extended amount of time where insects/rodents could invade it? Or are you out in the middle of nowhere and mice chewed through on any of the evap canister hoses? A couple possibilities for you. Especially where...
by tpollauf
Sat Sep 05, 2020 6:22 pm
Forum: Latest News
Topic: New round of airbag recalls for Corolla/Matrix/Vibe
Replies: 46
Views: 4540

Re: New round of airbag recalls for Corolla/Matrix/Vibe

Jbenrod wrote:
Sat Sep 05, 2020 3:28 pm
How about some updates on how has everyone been doing with getting this last airbag recall completed ?
Airbag recall ??? What's that? Can you tell I've been BAD?
by tpollauf
Sat Sep 05, 2020 6:26 am
Forum: The Vibe Lounge
Topic: 04 vibe how to carry an electric wheelchair
Replies: 6
Views: 323

Re: 04 vibe how to carry an electric wheelchair

Another problem could be inclement weather :o Your profile does NOT show location so we have no idea whether or not you'd be loading/unloading this wheelchair in Minnesota OR Florida. Big difference which could make/break your options. Give us more info and we'll continue to help :D
by tpollauf
Fri Sep 04, 2020 6:07 pm
Forum: The Vibe Lounge
Topic: Greetings from Brooklyn
Replies: 5
Views: 294

Re: Greetings from Brooklyn

Welcome to GenVibe. I don't envy you as here in NW Ohio, SE Michigan, you can pretty much get anywhere anytime and not have traffic congestion :) Closest I've been to NY city was Edison NJ some 15 years ago. And driving on the Garden State parkway where there are NINE lanes of traffic on each side ....
by tpollauf
Fri Sep 04, 2020 5:40 pm
Forum: Handling, Suspension, & Brakes
Topic: 2006 parking brake cable replacement
Replies: 4
Views: 269

Re: 2006 parking brake cable replacement

I take it you have a manual tranny ? If not, then don't bother with the repair. Also, it sounds like this Vibe spent it's entire life up there in Michigan?
by tpollauf
Fri Sep 04, 2020 5:23 pm
Forum: Maintenance Bay
Topic: What did you do to your Vibe today?
Replies: 3663
Views: 443474

Re: What did you do to your Vibe today?

Had the '04 GT in the shop and while there I majorly polished the entire front of the car. Headlight lenses & all! :D Basically I've been driving a lot of sunset trips to the lake and the BUGS are terrible around sunset. Thank goodness for those Bounce fabric softener sheets as they work wonders on ...
by tpollauf
Thu Sep 03, 2020 7:37 am
Forum: The Vibe Lounge
Topic: The Weird Cousin (First Post, greetings)
Replies: 4
Views: 273

Re: The Weird Cousin (First Post, greetings)

Welcome to GenVibe GB :D Update profile for us so we know your whereabouts! Post pics and more info about this Matrix of yours. Maybe yours is that rare Gold color offered on the 2009 model year only :o I do plan on obtaining a vibe as my "fun" project, would love to track down an 03-08 GT. Definite...
by tpollauf
Wed Sep 02, 2020 7:34 am
Forum: The Vibe Lounge
Topic: back in Da' Hood.
Replies: 4
Views: 278

Re: back in Da' Hood.

zbyers wrote:
Wed Sep 02, 2020 2:31 am
You should post some then and now pictures! :D
Great idea. Then we can see who has aged more. The Vibe or it's owner :lol:
by tpollauf
Wed Sep 02, 2020 7:26 am
Forum: The Vibe Lounge
Topic: air conditioner not cooling well 2009 vibe base
Replies: 13
Views: 635

Re: air conditioner not cooling well 2009 vibe base

Oldewing wrote:
Wed Sep 02, 2020 2:42 am
Just finished doing all my A/C system on my 04 .......
total cost for parts (Rockauto) was just under 400.00 and I did all the work.
Nice ;) You saved yourself some serious $$$ by doing this yourself. Great job :D
by tpollauf
Wed Sep 02, 2020 7:16 am
Forum: For Sale/Wanted
Topic: 2009 Vibe GT For Sale
Replies: 5
Views: 475

Re: 2009 Vibe GT For Sale

Welcome to GenVibe. That car looks vaguely familiar :lol: . The only problem I see wrong with it is that it's an automatic and NOT a manual (just messing with you). Although I do not need anymore Vibes in my fleet, I do referrals where possible and these cars are extremely dependable and a cost effe...
by tpollauf
Wed Sep 02, 2020 6:59 am
Forum: Problems & Warranty Issues
Topic: SOLVED: Speed-dependent noise
Replies: 17
Views: 544

Re: Speed-dependent noise

Welcome to GenVibe. Seeing how the martixowners site no longer exists hopefully we'll be your next best resource for Vibe/Matrix advise. I had a similar experience six months ago BUT mine was more definitive to the drivetrain. Not certain which side was the culprit, for the price of a second CV axle...
by tpollauf
Sat Aug 29, 2020 8:22 am
Forum: Audio, Electronics, Electrical
Topic: Sirus XM Offer
Replies: 6
Views: 861

Re: Sirus XM Offer

Glad we have guys like you who have time to dig up this valuable information :D This will be good to know in the event I need to do a future transfer. Right now I don't see that happening anytime soon. Keep your eyes & ears open to ANYTHING that you feel us Vibers will benefit from and post it here....
by tpollauf
Wed Aug 26, 2020 4:29 am
Forum: Audio, Electronics, Electrical
Topic: Need electrical? system help
Replies: 17
Views: 510

Re: Need electrical? system help

Welcome to GenVibe finally :lol: As others have pointed out, we need more info to further help you. Specifically mileage and where has this Vibe spent most of it's life (geographical location). Is it a rust free Vibe OR has salt/brine destroyed a lot of metal and you have rust? Corrosion will defini...
by tpollauf
Mon Aug 17, 2020 12:59 pm
Forum: The Others
Topic: Auto Show Hunters
Replies: 52
Views: 3016

Re: Auto Show Hunters

O M G .... What an interesting find within that podcast. Good ears! I love the ending where the young man asks "what's the deal with the die cast Pontiac Vibe". Great to see a young engineer (Kettering grad, former General Motors institute in Flint) like Nick getting this attention.
by tpollauf
Sun Aug 16, 2020 7:05 am
Forum: For Sale/Wanted
Topic: Wanted: Vibe GT Black 2005
Replies: 5
Views: 445

Re: Wanted: Vibe GT Black 2005

Unless you're just specifically loyal to Pontiac, you could also open your search to the Matrix Xrs too. Although prices will tend to be higher because of the Toyota nameplate. Yep. I was thinking the same thing. Expand your search to include a few other model years and possibly colors too. With 15...
by tpollauf
Sun Aug 16, 2020 6:58 am
Forum: The Vibe Lounge
Topic: Confession of an ex-Viber
Replies: 23
Views: 2166

Re: Confession of an ex-Viber

The car came with 4 month Sirius XM trial. As that ran out, I bought into one of their 6 months $5/month promos. Before that ran out when they would convert me over to recurring full price billing, I called them to cancel, and they offered me a 3 month $1/month extension, which I took. Before that ...
by tpollauf
Fri Aug 14, 2020 6:28 am
Forum: Exterior
Topic: Lost the lower "vent" on the front passenger side of the front grille area
Replies: 18
Views: 3838

Re: Lost the lower "vent" on the front passenger side of the front grille area

I have all three lower grills (left, centre, right) in my '07 Vibe that "disappeared" years ago. Jeff. How did they disappear? We they stolen, or did the hard winters (ice/snow) cause them to eventually fall off? It seems odd that all of them would fall off, which is why I ask. Once you locate anot...
by tpollauf
Mon Aug 10, 2020 6:57 pm
Forum: Exterior
Topic: Addition to the Vibe
Replies: 7
Views: 497

Re: Addition to the Vibe

Nice job. Good thing you won't have to deal with ice/snow regularly over the winter (occasionally you just might) or it would destroy your nice finish and possibly break them too.