Question about 2006 Pontiac Vibe
The AWD feature is on all of the time and can not be turned off.
Posted on Dec 10, 2009
I have a 06 pontiac vibe and the awd went out, brought it to the dealer ( I only had it for3 months) and the dealer said they wont fix it cause I caused the problem the tire tread is less on the front then the back Its some seal in the axel that went out? I bought the extended warrenty shouldn't they fix it? was it my fault? I work as a mail delivery person and I noticed when it first snowed the only my front tires world turn
Posted on Dec 18, 2009
The AWD system is in front-drive during normal driving conditions, the Vibe applies power to the front wheels only. This is done to improve
fuel efficiency. There's no center differential (therefore no all-wheel
drive), just a viscous coupling at the input to the rear axle. In the
event of slippage at one of the front wheels, the viscous coupling in
the rear differential quickly reapportions up to 50 percent of the
engine's torque to the rear wheels. All of this happens automatically
and is virtually imperceptible to the driver.
Have a great day.
Posted on Dec 10, 2009
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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The AWD data list can be used to assist in determining which type of fault is causing the AWD Disabled Lamp to illuminate. with a scan tool, verify the above data displays are within specification.
AWD temperature disables can be caused by an open circuit.
Using a scan tool, select the Body - Instrument Panel Cluster - Special Functions - Lamp Test mode. In the Lamp Test mode you can turn on or off the instrument panel indicators. All indicators will turn ON when commanded on and OFF when commanded off. The AWD DISABLE indicator should turn on or off as commanded.
If the AWD DISABLE indicator is always ON or always OFF, replace the instrument cluster. Refer to Instrument Cluster Replacement in Instrument Panel, Gages and Console.
The AWD disable lamp illuminates when one of the following conditions exists for 5 seconds:
The PCM commands the solenoid ON and the voltage feedback remains high, B+.
The PCM commands the solenoid OFF and the voltage feedback remains low, 0 volts. This condition is present for 3 key cycles.
The PCM detects fluid temp is too high.
You need to have this hooked-up to a professional grade scan tool.
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