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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...
The Best Used Cars to Buy for College Students
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Electrical Power Steering Not working
Hi there. From the description you have provided it sounds like it could be, the electric power steering motor has failed. It could also be, an electrical power or ground failure to the power steering motor. You should contact a...
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What is the law on underglow in wv
Hello, thank you for writing in. To start, we need to disclaim that we are not legal experts, but can give you some general guidelines on the subject. Each state varies rather greatly on their vehicle lighting laws, so keep...
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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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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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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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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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Idle fluctuates and then stalls.
Hi There, It sounds like you may have a belt that needs to be tightened as this will cause a screeching noise when a belt is loose and the engine is running at any pace. This can be fixed usually...
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Leaking coolant no signs of leak anywhere 2006 Scion tC
Hi - this problem sounds a bit more challenging as you have done all the logical things - well done! Remaining possibilities include coolant leaking into the exhaust (cracked cylinder head) which would give you white smoke with a sweet...
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How much is it too switch a scion tc 2007 transmission automatic with a new one
Hi there. Actually, that cost is about average as this is a complex job to complete. Replacing a transmission is not a job that our mobile mechanics offer, since it is better to be completed in a shop with access...
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headlight/ tail light tinting laws in Utah
Have lived in St George for six years, I understand the frustration you're experiencing with the legality of your tint. The truth is that the State of Utah frequently changes automotive safety standards; in most cases, on an annual basis....
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I am getting a 2007 Scion tC. I am having a mix feeling about it.
Hi there. The maintenance is good on the Scion vehicles. All parts are designed to wear and tear out, but as long as the maintenance is kept up with the vehicle, then there should be minimal maintenance to perform. I...
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Changed 02 sensors both took to smog check and still came up incomplete on test results ...
Anytime the codes and mode 6 diagnostics are cleared it may take more than 100 to 200 miles of various driving conditions to clear then monitors so you can pass emissions. Drive vehicle for a week and have system tested...
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I think my car is not shifting to top gear. 2014 Scion tC
Hello - there are several reasons why your transmission may not be shifting up to top gear. A failure of a speed sensor (internal to the transmission), or a problem with the throttle position sensor on the engine may prevent...
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P2118 where to look for the issue
Hello, thank you for writing in. You are throwing a code for the throttle body actuator control motor. More particularly, it means that the computer which monitors the throttle actuator has detected that the motor is working outside of it...
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Car windows won't go up or down
Check that fuses are all good. Your owner's manual should have a diagram of the fuse locations and amperage. If the fuses are good, then there may be an electrical failure within the power window circuit. The window switch, relay,...
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Low rpm idle
Since you had the battery disconnected the computer needs to relearn the idle again. I would recommend having the throttle body cleaned and then the throttle relearn process done so the idle can stabilize and be relearned by the computer....
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FIX A BLOWN MOTOR ON SCION
A "blown engine" is a generic term for major engine damage. There is not a single fix for all "blown engines". With that being said, your vehicle needs to be inspected further to see if the engine is actually repairable...
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I just have a question knowing if its bad to put my automatic transmission in L2 or 3.
Hi there. It is cool to have your engine rev up and make an awesome popping sound as it rev's down. Your transmission is designed to handle the stress and load of the engine during this event. Your vehicle will...
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Keyless entry and remote programming
Hello. Reprogramming the immobilizer system of your vehicle is very pattern sensitive process. All the steps have to be completed in a near perfect sequence or else the reprogramming may not register. It usually takes someone, possibly even some technicians...

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