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Old 07-15-2012, 03:46 PM   #1
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Tune up Time for the Vibe

Our Vibe is up for a tune-up. It's a 2006 Vibe 1.8L VVt-I. Any suggestion for plugs, wires, etc?? This is our main car for work, trips...etc. Thanks

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Old 07-15-2012, 06:39 PM   #2
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Re: Tune up Time for the Vibe

like your prizm, dont think you have wires, likely coil packs that shouldnt need replacing yet....as for plugs, iridiums are likely recommended for that vehicle.

advance auto parts has coupon codes that will take the sting out of those expensive plugs btw!
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thanks Bowtieguy. Any other recommentations?
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just the usual...check: air pressure in tires, air filter, tranny fluid, brake fluid, serpentine belt, and coolant and hoses. change motor oil(synthetic) to a 0W30 viscosity w/ filter of course. put in a quality fuel system cleaner or make your own. clean the throttle body.
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Our Vibe is up for a tune-up. It's a 2006 Vibe 1.8L VVt-I. Any suggestion for plugs, wires, etc?? This is our main car for work, trips...etc. Thanks

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How do you know it is up for a tune up?
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Old 07-18-2012, 11:50 AM   #6
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How do you know it is up for a tune up?
According to Vibe forums and the manual. 100,000 miles when it's suggested to do a tune-up. But most of the Vibe forums talk about tune-ups to increase performance. I dont care about that. I want, of course, better mpg, but also parts and stuff that will help keep this car going strong way beyond 200,000 miles. I know it needs a new belt, a rad. flush. The brake fluid is just a hair below full. Do you think a brake flush would be good?
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oops ..the transmission fluid was flushed last year. I've never cleaned the throttle body, is it hard? I'm no mechanic, and i dont have much experience in doing repairs. :-(
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Re: Tune up Time for the Vibe

If your car is at 100,000 miles then:
1) New Spark plugs
2) New Spark plug wires or coil on plugs
3) New radiator hoses
4) new timing belt (if not done yet)
5) brake fluid flush
6) Change out power steering fluid (use giant syringe and take out as much as you can and replace)
7) New serpentine belt or drive belts (if never replaced)
8) New fuel filter
9) Check brake pads/rotors
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i wouldnt replace the coils unless absolutely necessary...very expensive
the car likely has a timing chain
the fuel filter is likely in the tank

clean the throttle body by pulling off the air intake tube and/or air filter housing. then spray cleaner in the throttle body while scrubbing w/ a tooth brush.
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I'm thinking about getting an K&N filter. Not so much for more power/mpg but more of that i don't have to keep replacing the air filters. Do you all think they're worth $$.
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