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I have just gotten a 2004 Scion xA it leaks terribly when it rains. I am wondering if it is worth it replace weather stripping aro
Hi there: If you intend on keeping your vehicle for an extended period of time, it would be advisable to have the weather stripping replaced and interior of the vehicle professionally cleaned to reduce the potential of mold developing. Mold...
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When heat is on outside air, exhaust smell. Not when circulating air. Worse when standing behind other cars.
Hello, thank you for writing in. The vehicle is designed to pull in the air in from around the vehicle to use in heating the air. When on that setting, the engine is pulling in exhaust fumes. This means that...
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car shuts off
Hello, thank you for writing in. The vehicle's battery is typically not used for much when the vehicle is running. The battery is used mostly for starting the vehicle and completing the charging circuit. Due to the battery seemingly causing...
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Smoke coming from crank case wher you add oil and fom where dip stick goes
Hi there: When the motor is running at operating temperature, and you remove the oil cap, it's common for a small amount of smoke to come from the engine. This is usually caused by exhaust gases, heat or gasoline vapor...
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Car not starting/slow acceleration
By the description of your transmission fluid, your vehicle is probably in need of a transmission service. However, this is not the reason your vehicle will not start. Your engine requires spark, fuel, and air, to start and run. Air...
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Car starts and headlights work, nothing else
The component that would be common to all systems working would be the ignition switch. Since most accessories like radio,heat,etc, are "key on" circuits - generally only when the key is in the On position. The ignition switch can be...
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Air Conditioning
Hi there: Error codes are created when the sensors designed to monitor components detects an error in the system; or are faulty themselves. They are used as a tool or guide to provide a professional mechanic with a starting point...
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Window motors for left hand side
Hi there. You will not be able to use the window motor or regulator mechanism that is made for the front window in the rear of the vehicle. The way that the doors are built is different so they have...
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there is a loud noise coming from engine.
Hi there. Either the flex plate is broken and making the noise as the transmission is loaded under pressure from the engine or the transmission is slipping and the whining noise could be the clutches slipping within the transmission. I...
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Key green light blinking and car dose not start. The car is a Honda fit hybrid.
Hi there. Check the battery cables and see if they are tight and clean. Then check the immobilizer receiver and see if there is any loose wires or broken wires around it. The immobilizer receiver could have went out and...
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Car is knocking while stopped in Drive mode.
Hi there. There could be an issue with the engine bearings or the transmission thrust bearings. First check all of the fluids in the vehicle. Make sure that they are full and if they are low to top them off....
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How to clean the air intake system..
If the intake system (throttle body and intake manifold) are that clogged up, the safest route may be to remove them completely for a thorough cleaning. Cleaning it while still attached to the engine creates the risk of even the...
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RPMS rarely go past 3000 except pushing down hard on accelerator
Hi there. It's highly likely that you have a clogged fuel filter or low fuel pressure. It's also possible that the air filter is dirty and needs to be replaced. In some rare instances, an electrical gremlin with the ignition...
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Miss bit engine
Happy New Year to you as well! It sounds like your little Toyota may be experiencing a bad battery. When the battery is weak, old, or has an internal fault it can create a multitude of driving concerns; many exhibit...
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Issues with clutch cable on a newly installed clutch/flywheel.
Hi there. If the cable was loose before you changed the clutch out and is loose after the clutch was changed out, then the cable is stretched. I recommend replacing the clutch cable and adjusting it to the correct pedal...
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Car wont shift from drive/reverse to park
Hi there. Is the transmission manual or automatic? If it is a manual, the neutral safety switch could have failed, the starter could have failed, etc. A proper inspection of the battery and starter would be the first order of...
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Door ajar light stuck on
Hello there, a variety of faults will cause your 2006 Scion xB to have the door ajar light on at all times. The likely faults would be a failing door switch, shorted wire, or a damaged wiring harness. If the...
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Transmission won't go into reverse after clutch replacement
Hello. If your vehicle is no longer going into gear after a clutch service, it may be possible that an issue occurred while the service was being done. Perhaps a problem with the clutch fork, or hydraulic clutch mechanism that...
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Transmission is slipping
Hello. From what you describe it would appear that your vehicle may be experiencing some sort of issues with the transmission or clutch. If it is a manual transmission and appears to be having trouble staying in gear, or transferring...
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Car idle is erratic and exhaust gas smells strange.
Hi There! It sounds like you may have a dirty or failing idle air control valve causing your engine idle to fluctuate and eventually stall. In the mornings it is normal for the engine idle to be a bit higher...

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