Toyota Matrix, Pontiac Vibe Repair Manual 2003-2011

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Toyota Matrix, Pontiac Vibe Haynes Repair Manual 2003-2011
Toyota Matrix, Pontiac Vibe Haynes Repair Manual 2003-2011
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This DIY repair and service manual by Haynes covers 2003-2011 Toyota Matrix and Pontiac Vibe models powered by transversally-mounted 1.8L EFI inline 4-cylinder engines.

Matrix and Vibe models are compact station-wagon body-styles. These vehicles come equipped with either 5-speed manual or 5-speed automatic transaxles. This Haynes manual contains nearly 300 pages of valuable tips and guidance for Matrix and Vibe owners who choose to take on maintenance and repair of their vehicles themselves. So, if you need to know about a Toyota Matrix alternator bolt torque, the inner workings of the 2003 Pontiac Vibe Toyota engine, general engine overhaul procedures, safety, maintenance techniques, chemical and lubricants, you'll find it all, as well as hundreds of photos and diagrams to help you along, in this manual. Get it with free shipping from The Motor Bookstore.

Note: this manual DOES NOT cover AWD, Matrix XRS or Vibe GT models.

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WARNING: Wait until the engine is completely cool before beginning this procedure.

REMOVAL (Refer to illustrations 9.4, 9.6a and 9.6b)

  1. Relieve the fuel system pressure (see Chapter 4).
  2. Disconnect the cable from the negative terminal of the battery (see Chapter 5). Remove the bolt securing the oil dipstick tube.
  3. Remove the engine cover (see Section 4), and then release the two clamps and set aside the fuel-injection wiring harness.
  4. Remove the fuel rail and injectors as an assembly (see Chapter 4). Also remove the throttle body from the intake manifold (see Chapter 4) (see illustration).
  5. Label and detach the PCV and vacuum hoses connected to the rear of the intake manifold and disconnect any electrical connectors. Remove the two bolts from the alternator bracket.
  6. Remove the intake manifold mounting nuts, bolts and support bracket bolts, and then remove the manifold and the gasket from the engine (see illustrations).

  8. Clean the mating surfaces of the intake manifold and the cylinder head mounting surface with lacquer thinner or acetone. If the gasket shows signs of leaking, have the manifold checked for warpage at an automotive machine shop and resurfaced if necessary.
  9. Install a new gasket over the manifold studs, and then position the manifold on the cylinder head and install the nuts/bolts and brackets.
  10. Tighten the manifold-to-cylinder head nuts/bolts in three or four equal steps to the torque listed in this Chapter's Specifications. Work from the center out towards the ends to avoid warping the manifold.

    After the manifold-to-cylinder head bolts have been tightened to the proper torque, tighten the lower bracket bolts.

  1. Most fluid leaks are easy to locate visually: Repair usually consists of replacing a seal or gasket. If a leak is difficult to find, the following procedure may help.

  2. Identify the fluid. Make sure it's transmission fluid and not engine oil or brake fluid (automatic transmission fluid is a deep red color).
  3. Try to pinpoint the source of the leak. Drive the vehicle several miles, and then park it over a large sheet of cardboard. After a minute or two, you should be able to locate the leak by determining the source of the fluid dripping onto the cardboard.
  4. Make a careful visual inspection of the suspected component and the area immediately around it. Pay particular attention to gasket mating surfaces. A mirror is often helpful for finding leaks in areas that are hard to see.
  5. If the leak still cannot be found, clean the suspected area thoroughly with a degreaser or solvent, and then dry it.
  6. Drive the vehicle for several miles at normal operating temperature and varying speeds. After driving the vehicle, visually inspect the suspected component again.
  7. Once the leak has been located, the cause must be determined before it can be properly repaired. If a gasket is replaced but the sealing flange is bent, the new gasket will not stop the leak. The bent flange must be straightened.
  8. Before attempting to repair a leak, check to make sure that the following conditions are corrected or they may cause another leak.

Subject: 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011 Toyota Matrix, Pontiac Vibe service, maintenance, repair. ISBN-10: 1563929643 | ISBN-13: 9781563929649 | Haynes 92060

  • Publisher: Haynes Manuals
  • Pages: 298 - Hundreds of b&w photos and illustrations
  • Binding: Paperback - 8.5 x 11 inches
  • ISBN: 978-1-56392-964-9
  • Years: 2003 - 2011
Table of Contents
  • Introduction: Vehicle identification numbers. Buying parts. Safety. Maintenance techniques. Chemical and lubricants, and more.
  • Tune-up and routine maintenance
  • 1.8L 1ZZ-FE DOHC engine
  • General engine overhaul procedures
  • Cooling, heating and air-conditioning systems
  • Fuel and exhaust systems
  • Engine electrical systems
  • Emissions control systems
  • 5-speed manual transaxle
  • 4-speed automatic transaxle
  • Clutch and driveline
  • Brakes, ABS
  • Suspension and steering systems
  • Body
  • Chassis electrical system
  • Wiring diagrams
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