It is my understanding that the Toyota Matrix, Toyota Corolla, and Pontiac Vibe have the same transmission and engine. It's always been a bit weak up long hills on the highway but for occasional highway trips and primarily city driving, you can't beat this vehicle. I found my info on newcelical. We had the vehicle towed and they found that the transmission had such severe damage that it could not be rebuilt. Did the Mobil 1 cause the bearing problem, or did it prevent it from happening earlier? Replace the fill plug, 7.
In that truck, changing that bearing is not that big a deal. This is what happened to me. This is not suppose to happen on vehicles with 78,000 miles on them. I'm thinking of changing my oil this weekend. I am having bearing noise on my '05 Scion tC. Mine has a lifetime warranty, same as the clutch.
The first time I changed my transmission fluid I used the specified gear oil in valvoline brand. Nobody could accuse this car of spectacular styling; people bought it because it was a cute but roomy little hatchback with a body of mostly plastic so it never rusted. Quote, originally posted by vibe-04 Â». Update: the replacement transmission fixed the problem. Customer service, at elhart, found that a clip or a bearing had come loose and that is what caused the damage. It seems that many Matrix owners are having problems with a faulty transmission bearing which necessitates the transmission needing to be replaced prematurely. I believe this might also apply to Toyota Corolla and Pontiac Vibe models.
They said the only manual tranny gear oil they had was a big barrel of the stuff in the service department, they didn't sell quarts. Right now the only thing wrong with it is the passenger automatic door lock stopped working. The local Auto Zone has Mobile 1 and Royal Purple. My husband did some research on the internet on Vibes with similar problems, changed the transmission fluid himself and problem was solved. Sudden change in sound and 35 miles later. This is happened about a week after christmas 2009 and I have been the original owner of the car.
Toyota dealers do not sell bottles in quarts here in Canada. They're a very affordable car, only getting around 30 mpg isn't the best but it beats 15. Unfortunately, with only 123 hp, the manual transmission was needed for any 'spirited' driving. The bottle says it's compatible with the what the owner's manual recommends. The car is a great value and has good features for a 14 year old car. Hopefully this finally fixes it.
I've been looking for a while now on any suggestions for my transmission oil change and this really helped. Pontiac told us to bring the vehicle to them. Before I lowered my Vibe I probably could have crawled under there, but not with my S-techs. I still haven't bothered to get it changed out yet, and they have sent me 3-4 notices so far. So the transmission didn't need a fluid change as of yet.
It uses a plastic master ball bearing that can shatter and cause the transmission to suddenly seize. This decision came from the district manager, whose name we were denied, and we are also being denied access to any and all of the records that General Motors was given. It was way easier the second time. Be careful what you put in your Toyota transmission. Car was running like a top. I dumped and refilled it twice in a period of a couple of days.
However, that stuff is thick, and I can testify that it is easy to squeeze the bottle so hard that the hose will blow off and you can seriously lubricate the exterior of the transaxle. Sudden change in sound and 35 miles later. When we asked to speak with someone higher up, we were told that we could not speak with anyone and if we wanted to proceed we needed to write a letter. This is not suppose to happen on vehicles with 78,000 miles on them. We simply received a phone call saying that we were denied of any assistance. Pontiac told us to bring the vehicle to them.