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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
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...
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New coils plugs and wire plugs now car starts and stalls out within 3 seconds.
I would recommend retracing your steps on this. It is possible that an electrical connector or a vacuum hose of some kind could have been disconnected and not put back during the replacement of the spark plugs and ignition coils....
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Car overheating and no heat. Replaced thermostat heater core radiator and hoses.
It is possible that the heater control valve could be a potential cause of this issue. I would recommend having your heater control valve inspected by a qualified professional to determine if it is functioning properly. It is also possible...
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I have a 2013 sion xb. After jumping my car battery, car starts and runs fine but wont accelerate at all. Wont move.
If you got lots of spark then either you hooked up cables backwards or the battery is shorted and will need to be replaced. For the vehicle not moving may be caused by low battery voltage or if you shorted...
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If I don't have a valet button, am I not able to turn off my horn from honking when i lock ans unlock my car with my keyfob?
Hi Kaden. Thanks for the question tonight. I think your best option is to review your owner manual for the details on what options are available for your specific vehicle. Unfortunately, we don't have access to a Scion manual for...
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2015 Scion Tc, I would like to turn off my horn from going off every time I lock and unlock my car with my keyfob. How can I chang
For Scions, turn ignition on, then off. Then press the valet button on the keyfob 3 times to deactivate the horn from honking. The vehicle should emit only a light chirp instead. Some features on the keyfob are only dealer...
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I was told my rpm were going up & down because of a broken motor mount. Can that really cause it to do that?
Hi Desirae. Thanks for contacting us tonight. Although an engine mount can cause a lot of negative symptoms, such as vibration and shaking, it's less likely that a broken engine mount is the only thing causing higher idle. However, if...
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I had my airbags replaced on my 2012 scion xb and instantly lost 61 miles per gas tank. Why?
When the airbags were replaced the battery would have been disconnected and may cause the computer to reset and can cause some loss of fuel mileage until the computer gets through relearn. If you still get lower fuel mileage after...
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2006 Scion XB w/200k miles throwing 2 codes...... P0012 and P0303. Changed oil, filters, and spark plugs. Same codes come up.
Given the quite complete picture that you have provided, including that you are capable of repairs and cognizant of the costs, my advice is obtain a pinpoint diagnostic and then you can consider performing the repair yourself, although I think...
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After replacing passenger side rear brake pads and rotor now front driver side brakes and rotor is grinding bad
Hi Jeremy. Thanks for contacting us today. Anytime you have (1) brake that is wearing out, others will soon follow. This is why professional mechanics and automotive manufacturers recommend replacing ALL brakes at the same time. Front brakes typically wear...
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Wont start been having tk tapw started solinoid now that wont work a month ago the power and ground were mixed up on my car.
Hi Jillian. Thanks for contacting us today. The unfortunate side-effect of accidentally hooking up the battery cables backward is that it can cause serious electrical glitches to occur that are very difficult to isolate and repair. The best advice I...
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Sloshing in my dash and dripping from my dash
It sounds like you may have a leaking heater core. The heater core is a small radiator like unit that circulates the hot coolant from the engine through the heater core which then uses this warm coolant to heat the...
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Car starts n idles fine. When I put it in gear it stalls. I'm thinking transmission fluid problems? Also it "CLANKS" when shifting
The torque converter and torque converter lock up solenoid should be evaluated. Another possibility is an internal hydraulic leak in transmission seals causing pressure to apply both reverse and forward gears at the same time, lock up the transmission and...
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where is the camshaft position sensor located on a 2005 scion TC
Hi Manuel. Thanks for contacting us today. The camshaft position sensor is located on the driver side of the engine bay, attached to the side of the cylinder head. Since we can't attach images to show you the exact location,...
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2008 Scion xB p2118
Hi Fernando. Thanks for sending your question to us today. The P2118 code is a general OBD-II diagnostic trouble code (DTC) that is referencing the throttle actuator control motor current/performance. When the engine control module (ECM) detects out-of-range voltage or...
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Car makes a smooth spinning sound when I turn the key over. Does not start. Starter bench tested green.
Bench testing a starter is not necessarily reliable because the starter is not actually tested under any load. The starter is just simply free-wheeling and that is not hard to achieve if the electric motor within works even marginally. If...
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Rear window in 2005 scion xb will not go down with rear door switch nor master control switch
Hi Gabrielle. Thanks for contacting us tonight. When you have multiple issues with door locks and windows, it can usually be traced to a faulty control module. Usually, when the module begins to fail, individual systems will start to have...
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I accidentally tapped the battery with a wrench and it sparked. now car won’t start, it doesn’t click, and radio won’t start.
Fuses and fusible links may have opened due to the short circuit. Inasmuch as the vehicle does not start, the simplest thing to do is diagnose the starting circuit first as, in the course of that, other fundamental failures (for...
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Every time I step on gas, RPM goes up but I do not gain any speed
If you smell burning clutch smell and you are not able to go forward, it is very likely that your clutch has failed. I would recommend having your vehicle inspected by a qualified transmission specialist to determine the exact cause...
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Does seafoam cause problems to your car such as choking before start and temperature gauge to lower when accelerating
SeaFoam is implicated in anecdotal reports (i.e., unverified, episodic; non-controlled circumstances) of engine/component damage. Like virtually all OEM vehicle manufacturers, Toyota does NOT recommend Sea Foam, or ANY other aftermarket treatments or "additives" like it for use in fuel or...

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