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Pontiac Vibe, Wagon
#2948 of 2977 Re: Vibe Brakes... [CapeCod]
Oct 15, 2009 (1:26 am)
I've been told that "turning" rotors is practically a thing of the past. Today's rotors appear not to be as thick as in previous years. Several local mechanics have told me this. They simply replace when needed. Turning will not help. That would account for why your "service" only bought you 6 more months.
#2949 of 2977 Re: Vibe Brakes... [maxx4me]
Oct 15, 2009 (9:30 am)
My other vehicle is a 2005 Equinox, bought it new.
One year after I bought it with only 4,800 miles they had to "turn" my my front discs because they were warped and I could feel a vibration when applying the brakes, second year...the same thing with 12,400 miles, third year again with only 19,000 miles.
On my 4th year they had to change the "discs" with 27,000 milles because they were to thin, couldn't turn them anymore.
My warranty was over but I fought it out with G.M. telling them that it was abnormal getting those "discs" turn 3 times in 3 yrs and then changing them with a so low mileage.
I won...didn't pay a cent.
Yes, they still do this procedure.
#2950 of 2977 Oil Level on Dipstick shows high
Nov 11, 2009 (5:06 pm)
I have a 2009 Vibe with 2.4 litter engine. the capacity for oil and filter according to the owners manual is 4.5 quarts. But When I change the oil and the filter and put in 4.5 quarts, the oil level is way up on the dipstick, by about 1/2 inch. I am sure that I do drain the entire oil as I don't jack up the car, and I use a toyota filter. Anyone else had the same experience? I don't want to put less oil in it, but on the other hand not sure why putting the specified amount is over the high mark of the dipstick by about a quart. This has been the case for the past 4 oil changes.
#2951 of 2977 Re: Oil Level on Dipstick shows high [gooddriver]
Nov 11, 2009 (6:28 pm)
Several 2009 2.4L Vibe owners on another Vibe board report the same thing. Put in 3.5 quarts, wait a few minutes, and top it off. In the meantime, drain as much as necessary to bring it down to proper level.
#2952 of 2977 Re: Oil Level on Dipstick shows high [houstonmi]
Nov 12, 2009 (4:13 am)
If you measure before starting the car, the volume of the oil filter is empty, making the oil appear overfilled. That's usually ~ a pint.
1/2" over isn't going to hurt anything; according to click&clack from cartalk, up to a quart overfill "should" be fine. Use the min-to-max distance on your dipstick to see how much you overfilled; i'm sure it's well below a quart.
The danger is the crankshaft churning the oil into a froth, at which point you will lose oil pressure and then the engine shortly thereafter. A little overfill isn't going to make that happen.
#2953 of 2977 Re: Oil Level on Dipstick shows high [houstonmi]
Nov 12, 2009 (5:28 pm)
Thanks, Not sure why they would list 4.5 quart capacity when it is less than 4. Most cars these days take less than 4.5 quarts, my 6 Cylander Murano takes 4.2, my 4 cyendar Honda Accord takes 4.3 quarts. So I am surprized that this car takes 4.5. But if I fill it to the top of the high mark, it takes only 3.5 quarts, thats unusual. Can you tell which other Website are you refering to for Vibe forum.
#2954 of 2977 Re: Oil Level on Dipstick shows high [gooddriver]
Nov 13, 2009 (1:32 pm)
#2955 of 2977 Re: Oil Level on Dipstick shows high [gooddriver]
Nov 13, 2009 (2:08 pm)
www.genvibe.com is the board. The message board has Vibe info about anything you want to know.
#2956 of 2977 No Bass and Low Volume from 2003 Pontiac Vibe stereo
Dec 06, 2009 (6:26 pm)
The sound from my 2003 Pontiac Vibe stereo has really deteriorated. Very little bass response and not much volume. I have replaced the amp under the seat and the stereo with used units. Installed a secondary ground wire to the stereo, tried different speakers but they donít sound any better. Cleaned every plug connector I can find. Anyone have other ideas?
#2957 of 2977 Re: who has problems w/the pontiac vibe? [03vibegt6spd]
Mar 07, 2010 (9:28 am)
I had the same problem happen the other night with my headlights both not working. I checked all the fuses and relay switch etc but nothing has worked. I tried the emergency brake and the tail fuse also. i was told it could be the switch in the arm to turn the lights on. What do you think? Thanks for any help.