The service manager stated they found cargo fastner clips in the rear cargo area that were the cause of the noise. In a crash, your body would move too far forward, which would increase the chance of head and neck injury. The second replacement set was installed and found to be the wrong ratio and had to be reordered. If theft is not active the Theft Deterrent Module grounds the control side of the Starter Cut Relay closing its switch. All of this is to see if injectors are pulsing and spraying fuel.
This will give you maximum braking while stopping distance. I now have about 140,000 miles on the car and the transmission is seized again. The whole process took 7 weeks to complete. Complete coverage for your vehicle Written from hands-on experience gained from the complete strip-down and rebuild of a Pontiac Vibe, Haynes can help you understand, care for and repair your Pontiac Vibe. Inspect fuel tank, cap, cap gasket and lines for damage or every 24 months, whichever occurs first.
Board This gage shows the engine coolant temperature. Be sure to read about the particular systems supplied with your vehicle. Check that the lubricant level is up to the bottom of the filler plug hole. I made several complaints to General Motors, and they made no offer to fix the problem. It gives you the manual for your Vibe and it's very easy to use. He actually perferred the Sienna, and that is what I bought.
To avoid wheel nuts can cause the wheel to become loose expensive brake repairs, evenly tighten the wheel and even come off. Routine maintenance was performed by myself, not the dealer. Transmission bearings failed, causing the transmission to grind itself up and strand the car. If wheel nuts keep coming loose, the wheel, wheel bolts and wheel nuts should be replaced. The mechanic had it working well, but advised me to stay away from manual transmissions as the companies had forgotten how to make them. Lubricate chassis components or every 6 months, whichever occurs first.
The transmission was rebuilt with new Toyota parts both times. This transmission failure issue is apparently a known issue with 2003 transmissions made by Toyota in Pontiac Vibes and matrix. Then, you might have a bad headlight switch. You can register for free at and have free access to most of the repair manuals you'll need. I briefly loss control of the vehicle and narrowly avoided an accident before getting the car to the side of the road. Strange coincidence in a town where the population is less than 2000, I think.
The nose was a rhythmic sound that was detectable when the transmission was in gear. Had the transmission seized while traveling at highway speeds, a crash would have been likely. Thank you for your time and assistance. Two blocks later it came to a dead stop in the middle of an intersection and could not be pushed out of the way. Pontiac owners may call 1-800-620-7668. When the high beams are on, this light on the instrument panel cluster also will be on. There are many, many incidents of both matrixes and Vibes with manual transmission failures at low mileage.
Yes, this really ruined our christmas in 2006 as it happened on christmas eve with my wife and then 2 year old daughter in the car. Dealers will replace the front passenger air bag. You will have all the service information you could ever need for your vehicle. To do any further testing, you would need a voltmeter or a test light, so you could chase down this power loss. Environmental Protection Agency or the 166 000 km at the same intervals for the life of California Air Resources Board has determined that the this vehicle. Of course dealer service said they never heard a noise or any vehicle needing clutch replacement at 30000 miles.
The car was in bad condition. Once the damaged cluster shaft bearing was found in our transmission, it was replaced with a new part. This car is driven on road trips and errands mostly on freeways. Our 2003 Pontiac Vibe repair manuals include all the information you need to repair or service your 2003 Vibe, including diagnostic trouble codes, descriptions, probable causes, step-by-step routines, specifications, and a troubleshooting guide. Introduction Chapter 1: Tune-up and routine maintenance Chapter 2: Part A: Engines Chapter 2: Part B: General engine overhaul procedures Chapter 3: Cooling, heating and air conditioning systems Chapter 4: Fuel and exhaust systems Chapter 5: Engine electrical systems Chapter 6: Emissions and engine control systems Chapter 7: Part A: Manual transaxle Chapter 7: Part B: Automatic transaxle Chapter 8: Clutch and driveaxles Chapter 9: Brakes Chapter 10: Suspension and steering systems Chapter 11: Body Chapter 12: Chassis electrical system Wiring Diagrams.