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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
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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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Would I be able to put a 16 inch donut tire on my car with 17 inch regular tires?
As long as the tire is the same height top to bottom and bolt pattern is the same you should be able to use it. You should put it on and may sure it spins freely and not hit anything...
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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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Brake pedal to floor when starting
If brake calipers are replaced, this will cause air to enter the brake system. The brakes must be bled in order to remove the air and regain pedal pressure. As for the slide pin, most of them have a spot...
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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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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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Did my engine seize or lock up after all my oil drained out from driving it for say a mile? It stalled and wont turn over.
It's very likely. If you drove the car without oil pressure until it quit it's quite possible that there has been serious damage, and at the age and mileage of the car it might not be economically feasible to invest...
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My coolant has changed from pinkish to dark brown.
Hi Brian. Thanks for contacting us today. This is actually quite common, as what's happening is that rust from inner coolant lines or the radiator itself is coming off with the new coolant. The best way to keep the coolant...
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Transmission Oil Change - Best Method
The transmission should only be serviced when there is a repair being done since the fluid filter is not replaced but cleaned when transmission is overhauled and fluid does not go bad. If you do replace the fluid then make...
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the ac is not blowing cold air. i have put fluid in to make sure it wasnt low and im couriouse if the compressor is bad
It is possible that the system could even be overcharged. Overcharging of the AC system can cause it not to work properly. Also leaks in the AC system more often undetectable to the eye. Many times UV detection dye and...
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On the start/ stop engine button on my 2016 scion IA. It will occasionally have a flashing light.
The normal display modes for the indicator light on the Start/Stop button are discussed on page 140 of the 2016 Scion iA Owner's Manual. A flashing indicator on the Start/Stop button is not a normal (expected) display mode. If you...
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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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