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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
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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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AC Compressor
This is correct in that the AC compressor is run by the same drive belt that powers the rest of the engine components sch as timing, water pump and various other accessories such as power steering. You may wish to...
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When the clutch is in and I start turning the steering wheel I hear a poping noise
Hi Taco. Thanks for contacting us today. Usually when you hear a popping noise while turning the steering wheel, it's due to a steering column or tie rod bushing failure. The sound tends to be easier to hear when the...
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Idle drops when pushing the clutch IN
You should first have the computer scanned for any codes that may contribute to the problem like the idle control valve or mass air flow sensor. Check all the intake hoses for any cracks between the therottle body and the...
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Scion tc, 2005, 83000 miles. Just had the battery replaced after the car was 'weak starting'. Now the car is shaking, and it feels
Some learned engine operating parameters values, stored in the PCM (engine computer), can be lost when the battery is replaced. However, after 25 miles or so, the engine should operate normally as it did before. If it doesn't, then there...
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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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2013 Scion FR-S windows don’t work
This is an electrical issue and could involve the window switch, wiring, grounds, or the window motors. Whatever the cause, a Mechanic would simply trace the circuit, using the wiring diagram in the Factory Service Manual, find the wiring or...
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Car not overheating but I have coolant boiling in the reservoir tank. I have to add about a quart of coolant to the radiator ever
If you are getting low on coolant and have bubbles going into the overflow bottle then you most likely have a blown head gasket. It does not always put out smoke from tailpipe. You will need to have system pressure...
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Brakes not as responsive, must slam on breaks to stop, sponge pedal, slowed braking, replaced most parts already, can’t find leak
The problem you describe of low or no pedal after replacing the master cylinder is an indication of air is still in the system. You may have antilock brakes that needs to be bled out using a scanner that can...
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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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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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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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My 2012 Scion tC will over rev when I'm trying to accelerate.
If your clutch is slipping you will be able to hear the engine rev, and the tachometer rise without any apparent acceleration of the car. It tends to happen in the higher gears because that is when the load on...
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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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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 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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Car stalls and oil pressure light flickers replaced ocv why is this happening
The oil pressure light may flicker anytime the engine drops below a certain RPM level due to the lack of normal oil pressure. If the oil pressure sensor was recently replaced, this should eliminate the sensor as a potential problem....
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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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