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Understanding the Scion Maintenance Required and Service Indicator Lights
Car symbols, or dashboard lights, are a car service reminder. The Scion Maintenance Required light indicates when your car needs service.
Scion Certified Pre-Owned (CPO) Car Program
If you have been shopping for a used Scion vehicle, you may want to check out cars under their certified pre-owned program. Many manufacturers have a certified pre-owned (CPO) program, and each one...
A Buyer’s Guide to the 2012 Scion xD
The 2012 Scion xD is designed to answer the needs of a younger crowd – those that want an affordable vehicle that is proven reliable, provides easy navigation in tighter quarters, and offers...
A Buyer’s Guide to the 2012 Scion iQ
The 2012 Scion iQ delivers the type of driving experience you would expect from a microcar. The higher fuel economy coupled with a tight turning radius provides an excellent vehicle for those who...
A Buyer’s Guide to the 2013 Scion FR-S
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A Buyer's Guide to the 2012 Scion tC
In general, Scion has been a car manufacturer that continues to climb in popularity. Perhaps no model exemplifies this more than the 2012 Scion tC. Back in 2011, Scion gave this vehicle a...
A Buyer's Guide to the 2012 Scion xB
If you want an SUV because of the spacious interior, the 2012 Scion xB is a great choice. It’s easily one of the most affordable on the market. Key Features The four-cylinder power...
The Best Used Cars to Buy If You Have Limited Mobility
When you have limited mobility there are a number of challenges you face, one of these can be with your vehicle. Finding a car that meets your specific needs, and addressing your challenges can...
What is Rear-Wheel Drive?
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The Best Used Cars to Buy for Short Commutes
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Hard pull on the steering wheel when turning.
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Car will not crank
This may potentially be related to a faulty starter relay. This is a unit that directs power from the battery to the starter solenoid which then engages the starter when you turn the key. When this is not working properly,...
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Parasitic battery drain
When trying to locate the draw on a battery, I would normally use a process of elimination to locate where the draw(s) is coming from. With everything off, and measuring the draw, I would begin pulling individual fuses or relays....
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Car will not start
This sounds like you may have a faulty starter solenoid. The starter solenoid is located on the starter and has internal electrical contacts that transmit electricity to the starter. When this fails, it may cause a clicking sound and will...
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Car will not stay running when I take my foot off the gas pedal.
The fuel injection system does nothing until the engine is turning (starting or running), so pressing the pedal before you start will make no difference. The fuel injectors work at any RPM, so a choke is not necessary. The computer...
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p0101 and p0172 codes
Hi there: The P0172 error code indicates that there is too much gasoline being detected in the exhaust gases exiting the combustion chamber. The ECU uses a number of instruments, such as the mass air flow sensor (MAF), oxygen sensors,...
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Whistling noise from front passenger side wheel - 2010 Scion tC
Hello. This noise is sometimes made by the "wear tab" on brake pads. This is a small metal clip that touches the brake rotor when the brake pad has a small amount of brake material left on the tab. When...
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My 2006 scion TC is hard to turn
Hi there. Check the power steering fluid level and make sure that it is full. Also, look at the fluid color and see if it is clear or dark. If the fluid is dark, then the power steering system needs...
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The engine stays at 2000 RPM when shifting
It is difficult to discern whether there is a problem with the engine RPM (revolutions per minute) staying at 2000 RPM as your vehicle was upshifting. If the vehicle speed increased and the transmission upshifted properly, this would lead me...
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Question About changing the Diameter of MAF housing
Hi there. The oxygen sensor still detects rich/lean, regardless of how the mixture is calculated, and sends "lean it down" or 'richen it up" signals to engine management. If engine management is out of range on the combination of signals...
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Finding a GPS Tracking Device if it's broken
Hey there. The majority of the GPS tracking devices operate using a signal that is emitted from the unit transmitting this signal to the receiver. There are various tools on the market that can be used to detect the presence...
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Is this a good car to own and what is the cost/reliability?
Hi there. Every used car can have unknowns. Scion is a product of the Toyota Motor Company and shares the history of reliability of said company. However, each car is only as good as the preventive maintenance that has been...
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Engine Knock only during start up and acceluration, some oil found in spark plug well also. possible rod knock
Hi there: If you've found oil in the spark plug well is a sign of a fairly serious problem that should be inspected and repaired immediately. It is almost always due to a failing gasket or O-ring but can also...
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I want to put an exhaust system on my car but it is not street legal, what can I do?
When it comes to this type of exhaust system, there is no workaround that will make it legal. If these exhaust components do not have the air quality resource tag on them, then they cannot legally be used on the...
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Clicking sound when braking
Hello. A clicking or tapping sound during braking can be caused by a wide variety of issues. It may be possible that the noise is coming from the suspension, steering, or even from the brakes themselves. A few common causes...
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Car won't crank, dash lights do not come on, can't be jumped by booster pack.
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Clutch chattering when car is hot
Hi there. Replacing the clutch only 20,000 miles ago, there shouldn't be issues already. Assuming, proper procedure was followed at the time of clutch replacement, ie; the flywheel was surfaced, the throw-out bearing sleeve properly lubricated, pressure plate bolts evenly...
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Second gear grinding noise what is causing this problem on how much to fix it?
It sounds like you have an internal issue with the transmission itself, possibly bearings or the main shaft.Unfortunately yourmechanic.com does not perform transmission repairs. Have a local transmission repair shop inspect/diagnose your transmission.
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My car wont start
Hi there: Most of the time, battery issues are not related to engine stalling problems. If the check engine light has come on, the best thing to do in order to resolve and diagnose this issue is to have a...
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Key will insert and remove but won't turn. Already eliminated steering wheel lock by wiggling and turning key.
Hi there. It sounds like the ignition cylinder may be worn. The cylinder can become worn just as the key. Over time, the metal inside the cylinder of the tumblers can become worn and stick or not provide the correct...

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