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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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Air conditioning blowing hot. 2006 Scion tC
If your A/C compressor clutch isn't engaging, the most common cause is low refrigerant in the system. The only way to check this is to connect an expensive machine to your car, remove the refrigerant and weigh it. Doing other...
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Replaced Master and Slave clutch cylinders, feels like I have a clutch but can't put into gear while running.
You may still have some air in the clutch hydraulics, or you are having an issue with the clutch not fully releasing. This can be from the air in the system causing the clutch slave cylinder to not move far...
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Running Rich
Hello...I would hold off speculation on the effect of the exhaust retrofit until you performed the usual diagnostics on the engine issue that you have. Running rich could be due to oxygen sensors, fuel pressure regulation, problems with the air...
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Cost to restore the tires to original setting
The cost to restore your suspension to stock condition can vary greatly. Your geographical location can affect parts pricing and availability, labor costs, etc. The most accurate way to price this would be to have the vehicle inspected by...
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P0705 - 2007 Scion tC
Hello and thanks for contacting YourMechanic. The code P0705 means the transmission range sensor circuit has a fault. This is usually caused by the sensor on the transmission failing. After installing the remote start switch, if you did not hook...
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Can a bad thermostat cause me to have to keep putting coolant in my car?
Hi, thanks for writing in. The thermostat in the engine cooling system is a valve that opens and closes as engine temperature fluctuates. The purpose of the valve is to keep the engine operating temperature at a relatively constant, optimal...
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Brake lights don't turn on when brake pedal is pressed.
Hello, thanks for writing in. Yes, the symptoms you describe are typical of a faulty brake light switch. The brake light switch, which is usually mounted at the base of the pedal, is the electronic switch responsible for powering the...
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Turn signals keep blowing fuse under hood
If the fuse blows as soon as you put it in then you have a direct short and may have a bad flasher relay in the interior relay fuse box. Remove the relay and see if the fuse still blows....
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cannot put car in gear while running
Hello. If the clutch hydraulic system is fully bled and functioning properly then it needs a new clutch. When the clutch fails the hydraulic system can allow it to work properly until the slave cylinder overextends and the system ends...
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My car won't go faster than 70 mph
This is a common sign of a dirty or failing mass air flow sensor. The mass air flow sensor is a unit that monitors the air intake as it is mixed with fuel prior to being supplied to the motor....
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Hard pull on the steering wheel when turning.
The caster on this vehicle is not adjustable, and with the measurements you've given it appears that something is bent. There are camber bolts to adjust camber, but there is no caster adjustment. A printout with the included angle and...
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Parasitic battery drain
When trying to locate the draw on a battery, I would normally use a process of elimination to locate where the draw(s) is coming from. With everything off, and measuring the draw, I would begin pulling individual fuses or relays....
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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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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 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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