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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...
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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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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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p0101 and p0172 codes
Hi there: The P0172 error code indicates that there is too much gasoline being detected in the exhaust gases exiting the combustion chamber. The ECU uses a number of instruments, such as the mass air flow sensor (MAF), oxygen sensors,...
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Whistling noise from front passenger side wheel - 2010 Scion tC
Hello. This noise is sometimes made by the "wear tab" on brake pads. This is a small metal clip that touches the brake rotor when the brake pad has a small amount of brake material left on the tab. When...
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My 2006 scion TC is hard to turn
Hi there. Check the power steering fluid level and make sure that it is full. Also, look at the fluid color and see if it is clear or dark. If the fluid is dark, then the power steering system needs...
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Question About changing the Diameter of MAF housing
Hi there. The oxygen sensor still detects rich/lean, regardless of how the mixture is calculated, and sends "lean it down" or 'richen it up" signals to engine management. If engine management is out of range on the combination of signals...
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Is this a good car to own and what is the cost/reliability?
Hi there. Every used car can have unknowns. Scion is a product of the Toyota Motor Company and shares the history of reliability of said company. However, each car is only as good as the preventive maintenance that has been...
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Engine Knock only during start up and acceluration, some oil found in spark plug well also. possible rod knock
Hi there: If you've found oil in the spark plug well is a sign of a fairly serious problem that should be inspected and repaired immediately. It is almost always due to a failing gasket or O-ring but can also...
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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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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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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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Car won't crank, dash lights do not come on, can't be jumped by booster pack.
Hi there. It sounds like you have a faulty battery. It could have a bad cell or worn out. Perform a battery test with a digital battery tester that provides current voltage, cold cranking amps, and state of health. A...
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Clutch chattering when car is hot
Hi there. Replacing the clutch only 20,000 miles ago, there shouldn't be issues already. Assuming, proper procedure was followed at the time of clutch replacement, ie; the flywheel was surfaced, the throw-out bearing sleeve properly lubricated, pressure plate bolts evenly...
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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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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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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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My car wont start
Hi there: Most of the time, battery issues are not related to engine stalling problems. If the check engine light has come on, the best thing to do in order to resolve and diagnose this issue is to have a...

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