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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
This sporty little twin of the Subaru BRZ offers the same light, fun to drive platform but in a bit more spartan, budget-minded form. The marriage of affordability and sports car-like driving is...
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?
For the better part of the twentieth century, nearly every vehicle on the road had the engine sending power to the rear wheels. This arrangement makes a lot of sense to designers, with the...
The Best Used Cars to Buy for Short Commutes
If you’re lucky enough to have a short commute to work, then you need to consider different factors when buying a used car than someone with a lengthier drive (or more...
The Best Used Cars to Buy for College Students
You’ve done it – high school is officially behind you. Now it’s time to head off to a brand new world. College is that and more and you may need a...

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Hesitation when accelerating
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i have a code p0012 on my scion 05 the Camshaft Solenoid Adjuster is working
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P0018
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How do you replace the rear & side engine mounts without lifting out the engine? & how do you lift the engine out?
Hi...thank you for your questions. If required in the application, a portable engine support bar is used to support an engine during mount replacement. The support bar has lifting capability as well so that the mount can be unloaded and...
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How much is it too switch a scion tc 2007 transmission automatic with a new one
Hi there. Actually, that cost is about average as this is a complex job to complete. Replacing a transmission is not a job that our mobile mechanics offer, since it is better to be completed in a shop with access...
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Changed 02 sensors both took to smog check and still came up incomplete on test results ...
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P2118 where to look for the issue
Hello, thank you for writing in. You are throwing a code for the throttle body actuator control motor. More particularly, it means that the computer which monitors the throttle actuator has detected that the motor is working outside of it...
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Car windows won't go up or down
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FIX A BLOWN MOTOR ON SCION
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I have an automatic shifter that suddenly got loose. I no longer need to push in the button to shift from park to drive.
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My toyota scion xa has about 98,000 miles. Do you thinkle it's wise to get a flush?
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Car lights come on brakes are stiff not sure electrical on military base but it won't start.
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Jumper cable hooked up wrong.
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Car is making a loud noise coming from the air box because when u apply a little pressure the noise goes away and I just got a new
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What can I buy to check for leaks in the hoses
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Hi I'm having an issue with my brake lights not illuminating. The 3rd light, hazards, and all others are functioning correctly. I
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All my lights is on but the car won't start
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Stuck in limp mode ECM Throwing P2118 code, throttle body actuator, does it absolutely NEED to be replaced? 2008 Scion xB
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