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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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Heater blows warm air out drivers vents, cold air out @ psngr vents 2005 Scion TC
Hi there - I suspect you have a problem with the air blend doors inside your heater unit in the passenger compartment. These doors control air flow inside the passenger compartment. A failed or stuck air blend door would result...
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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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Car shaking at start and check engine light on
Hi there. It sounds like the engine has a misfire and needs a proper diagnosis to determine the cause. There are many things that can cause the misfire: ignition, fuel, air, mechanical, etc... The check engine light flashes to indicate...
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Power steering went out. Turn signals and speedometer won't work. As well as heating
Hello there, many faults will cause your power steering to go out and the P0500 and P0705 codes to be found on your 2010 Scion. Without knowing the model of your vehicle I can only offer general advice. If both...
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I am trying to figure out the diminished value of my car.
The value of your car is diminished by the amount of the cost of the repair, until the repair is done. When a repair is done, the repair should restore the car to the original state. The estimate should reflect...
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Would like to get an estimate cost to swap my engine with a 2JZGTE Motor and to do it without converting my car from a FWD to RWD
Hello. The engine swap you are inquiring about would require heavy customization, and for this reason is not a service we would be able to provide. The 2JZGTE is a rear wheel drive motor, designed to be longitudinally mounted, and...
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Clunking noises in the rear wheel area
Hello Evander, This is a common sign of a failing CV joint. A CV (Constant Velocity) joint is a shaft that connects the transmission to the wheels, essentially transferring the power from the drive train directly to the wheels. The...
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Would like to put a 2JZ Twin Turbo motor in my 2013 Scion tc
Hi there. You'll be better served to contact a local speed shop that specializes in completing Scion performance upgrades to see whether or not this is possible and if they're able to offer suggestions and advice on how to complete...
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Can i still drive if the electric power steering goes bad?
Hello, thank you for writing in. While it is technically possible to drive the car with a failing electric power steering system, it is not going to get any better. The vehicle will need to be serviced as soon as...
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Vibrating Car
With no mention of a check engine light or performance issues, your problem is most likely in the powertrain itself. Most likely the engine/transmission mounts are the culprit. The job of these mounts is not only to hold the engine...
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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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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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My car shut down after it running 'loud' for about 20 miles, steering stopped working once I took exit and wouldn't turn back on.
It sounds like you have a belt that failed. It is common for the serpentine belt tensioner to fail and cause the belt to come loose on the engine. This will cause the voltage to become very low due to...
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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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Car won't start
This may be related to 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 not...
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Engine lock
If a mechanic already looked at it and says engine is locked then I would need to know if the engine was overheated or ran without oil. Either way you may need to replace the motor. If the motor needs...
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Car making weird noise when idling at the red light?
Hi there. What kind of noise is it? A tick, knock, squeal, screech, whine, rattle, ping, squawk, etc..? There are a lot of possibilities. However, one thing that helps is knowing that it only happens at idle and on a...
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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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Stock engine swap replacement compatibility
The engines (i.e., the long block assemblies) from the two subject VIN's are 100% interchangeable. Please note though that sensors, electronics, controls and accessories on the engines would have to be separately verified OR, without verification, simply carried over from...
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Check engine light came on and car stopped
A failure such as this could be due to the fuel pump failing or essential sensors such as the crankshaft or camshaft position sensors failing. It is likely that diagnostic trouble codes have been recorded by your vehicle's PCM (powertrain...

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