Question about 2005 Pontiac Vibe
SOURCE: high idle and engine getting hot
most common thing for this is either a failed coolant temp sensor that is not telling the computer that the car is warmed up and it is still running at cold Idle speed adn the code will tell you that.
Or a vacuum leak and the computer is trying to make up for the leak my making changes to the fuel deliery to keep the engine running .
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The only way to find out what code is stored in the computer and what turned the check engine light on is with an OBDII scan tool and also the only way to turn off the light but just turning off gthe light does not fix the problem, as soon as the computer does it checks again and you have completed the predetermined dive cycles the light will return so the only way to keep the light off is to properly repair the reason it was commanded on in the first place!
Posted on Aug 23, 2008
SOURCE: 2004 Pontiac Vibe won't come
It sounds like your shifter is stuck. If that is correct, when was the last time you had the transmission serviced? If it is past the maintence specs, I would get that done. The seals are probably freezing up and they have to warm up for them to work. A good cleaning of the transmission will help there. Also check to make sure you dont have ice building up on top of the transmission. Also on simple thing. If you accidently spilled anything at the point of the gear shift, it needs to be cleaned. So take it in and have it serviced, make mention it is sticking and they should be able to fix it. If the seals are bad, depending on the mileage and use, that can be normal. Try a transmission place who only works on transmissions such as All Transmission World, Transco, AAMCO, etc. These are specialists. Dealors are expensive and Walmart, Firestone can cause more problems.
Posted on Feb 23, 2009
i also have a 2000 celica with a little over 100,000 miles; i was having the same problem and had to have my driving belt and my mass air flow meter replaced.
Posted on Mar 19, 2009
Make sure your throttle cable is not bound up on anything. Also where the throttle cable ends at the throttle body make sure it moves freely and there is nothing obstructing its movement..Rpms are a little too high to be a vacuum leak.
Posted on Jun 24, 2009
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