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Winter Tires

10 September 2017 - 08:16 PM

i have a basic 06 Matrix a few years ago installed a set of Hankook I Pike w409 in 205/55/R16 great tire, been looking around recently, and i noticed this tire is discontinued, if i cannot find the exact tire, can anyone suggest a tire that is as good. i have had 2 other brands of snow tires on this car and they were terrible.



Screechy Sound

10 July 2017 - 07:47 PM

i have an 06 matrix fwd,auto trans,  since the past few days i am gearing a screechy sound, almost sounded like the sound of a front brake disc sensor sound when the pads get thin, first i thought it was the fluid in the power steering, the car only makes this sound on left turns only, it does it approx 80% of the time on left turns, i checked the belt thought it might be shot after 129K miles, took the front brakes apart tonight cleaned everything up pads are good. what can i check next.




ps i might want to add to this topic that when i turn right or left there is no clicking, thumping or rumbling, drive train is smooth thru out the acceleration and braking.

06 Matrix Idle Speed

10 March 2014 - 04:36 PM

I had the p171 code, said lean bank on #1 CYL, I replaced the intake manifold gasket, all went well, car used to idel at ab0ut 800-900 now after a warm up ride it is smooth but the idle is at 1100 i cleaned the throttle body too, but did not clean the maf sensor in the air cleaner, would that correct the speed to go down around 900 or let it be



General Exclaim Uhp Tires

21 March 2013 - 06:14 AM

I am going to look at a set of good used General Exclaim UHP tires in 205-55-16, any comments these tires before I make a decision,


Turn Signals

04 September 2012 - 08:46 PM

I have an 06 Matrix, sort of had a scare today I was going down the road and a guy almost pulled out in front of me, it was all my fault, my turn signal was left on from a previous intersection, when my wife is with me she is always telling me my trun signal is on, doing some research on an audible turn signal flasher, has anyone been down this road, I do wear an hearing aid, But I need one of these flashers, if anyone has any experience with these flashers, which one is a loud one.