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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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my 2013 scion FRS is haaving a rough idle and it almost feels like its just going to shut off what can it be?
Hello, thank you for writing in. If you are receiving a code for the camshaft position sensor, it is likely causing your loss of power. The vehicle must know where the camshaft is to calculate other engine functions accordingly. A...
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Hi Robert my cuestion is how much oil i put on a.c. compresor2006 scion xa
On your model, the total a/c system oil capacity is 3.50 ounces of PAG-46 oil. You would only add compressor oil to your a/c system if you install a new compressor that does NOT already have the oil pre-installed (it...
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i cant seem to reply to the guy who answered my post was as follows "i have a loud, jingling metal sound coming from the driver si
Hi there. When you submit a question to YourMechanic.com there are multiple professionals that can answer the question. In regards to your question, the CV axle is a one piece part, but the wheel bearing is attached to the axle...
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I have a 2009 Scion xB and replaced the alternator. The engine is slightly shaking drove it around and the car was turning off on
Hello, thank you for writing in. As to the alternator wires, we cannot determine if they are connected correctly without an inspection. A weak electrical supply would cause the engine to run poorly. The air conditioner may or may not...
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2005 Scion TC, 108,00 miles. My car didn't start so I had to jumpstart it. I let it idle to charge the battery and it just died.
You may have a failing voltage regulator that could be allowing the alternator to supply too much or too little amperage to the battery resulting in the battery never maintaining a consistent charge as it is designed to. The voltage...
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Oil Gasket Leak
Without knowing what the leak is I would have to agree with the last diagnosis that it should be done ASAP. This is because most oil leaks can get worse over time and can cause the engine to get low...
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I have a 2010 scion tc with about 90k on it and since I've purchased the car its had overheating issues. I took it back to carmax
Hi Schuyler. I'm sorry to hear you are having a bad experience with overheating on the Scion. The truth is that random overheating problems like you've described are very difficult to pinpoint and isolate. Although many mechanics often assume that...
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Engine makes fast ticking sound anytime I push in the gas. Is that a sign of low oil pressure? I also just learned my fuel pump we
If the engine is not starting you may have a bad fuel pump but since you had a noise in the motor before the problem started you should have the ignition checked to see if you have spark and compression....
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I have an 08 Scion xB that needs condenser and hose. How much out the door? Thanks
Hi Roland. Thanks for writing in to YourMechanic.com tonight. In order to give you an out the door estimate, we need to collect some info from you. Please click this link to access the AC condenser service page. Once on...
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why does my car won't go into gear?
You should check and see with engine off if the clutch slave is moving the clutch when pedal is pressed. If it does not move or take a couple pumps to move then you either have air in system or...
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Method used to replace clutch fluid
There are two different methods that can be used. One is to use pressure on the master cylinder with fluid and push new fluid through the system. The other method is to use a vacuum at the clutch slave cylinder...
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Hey Jay, what should I charge someone for bleeding their brakes on a 04 tc?
Brake system flush will be the same as bleeding and will be a minimum of one hours labor.
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Car is overheatting when driving on the freeway for longer than 30 mins.
Overheating can be caused by a number of things such as low coolant levels, a faulty thermostat, a clogged radiator or a failing coolant fan switch. As you may know the coolant fan switch helps to maintain the proper coolant...
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Car makes one click when trying to start. Just changed starter and no change.
Since you have ran through water and stalled the motor you may have sucked in enough water to lock up the motor. Remove all the spark plugs and air filter and try and turn over motor to see if motor...
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will they come out for free?
The mechanics will come out for a minimum labor charge to diagnose the problem since there time is how they make a living. As with any shop they charge a diagnosis fee. You should contact customer service to set up...
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P0420 & PO171
Hi Vee. Thanks for writing in today. I would suggest reading these two articles on the error codes you've listed, P0420 code article and P0171 code as they will provide possible sources, causes and repair solutions. You'll see that these...
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My 2005 Scion tC won't start?
Hi Courtney. Thanks for writing in tonight about your Scion. Although a battery might be charged, it is possible that it has worn out and does not have enough cranking amps to activate the starter and power ignition system components...
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Can my 2008 scion xb won't creak if the timing tensioner don't work.
If your timing belt tensioner is seized then you may have broke the timing belt and this would not allow the engine to start.
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Car was at 20k and brake lining was at 6mm car is at 25k. Do they need replacing?
Yes, at 6mm it's time to replace the brake pads. 24000 miles is a little early for brake pads, but it depends a great deal on your driving style and what kind of driving you do most often. Most of...
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2007 scion tc eats too much gas.
There are a number of things that can cause poor fuel mileage. A faulty camshaft position sensor is one of them. The camshaft position sensor is a magnetic sensor that monitors camshaft speed to regulate ignition timing and fuel injection...

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