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Car won't start after replacing cam sensor - 2006 Scion xA
Hello. You will need to have the computer scanned and system checked for codes indicating the problem. You may have a bad crankshaft sensor or computer problems with the anti-theft system. If you would like to have this corrected, consider...
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Q: Coolant leak??
My suggestion is to have the coolant refilled and the system pressure tested to see whether you have a leak, or the engine overheated due to a fan not turning on, or you have a blown head gasket. A...
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Air cleaner housing clamp
For a vehicle like yours with high milage it is perfectly normal for things to start breaking down such as the air box holding clips. As far as your first question goes, as long as the air box is completely...
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Knocking noise - 2005 Scion xA
Hello. Assemblies such as power steering pumps can often be rebuilt or repaired, but the economics of it are usually only attractive to car enthusiasts or hobbyists. That is, IF there is something wrong with the pump, it is much...
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Vibration coming from wheel and brake pedal when I'm idle
Hey there, thanks for writing in about your 2005 Scion xA. You need to check the brake booster to see if it has a vacuum leak in the check valve or booster when you are pressing on the brakes. If...
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Check engine light on & OBD #P0171
P0171 for your car is "system too lean." The most common cause is a vacuum leak and it can come from a leaky hose or a leaky gasket. However, I did a quick search and found someone on the forums...
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Loud humming sound
Hello. Yes, from what you described, it does sound like this is an issue with the wheel bearings. You can find instructions for replacing the wheel bearings on this page. If the problem persists after you have had this repaired,...
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Revving and humming noise while driving - 2006 Scion xA
It sounds like your cooling fan kicking on and off. It's even louder and more pronounced when the AC is on. The strain on the engine also will cause the RPMs to jump up a little bit during these cycles....
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Car starts but acts like it doesn't want to
Hey there. This sounds like a faulty alternator. Use a multi-meter to test the alternator's output voltage. Good alternators test in the range of 13.8-14.2 volts and make sure to use the 20 volt setting, or you could receive a...
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Rattle under car or around engine? Drives fine just a rattle when I apply gas or go over bumps
Hi there. A rattling sound can be caused by simple problems like a loose bracket or a larger issue including a fan blade that is warped, internal engine components like valve lifters not receiving enough oil and drive belt pulley's...
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Key will insert and remove but won't turn. Already eliminated steering wheel lock by wiggling and turning key.
Hi there. It sounds like the ignition cylinder may be worn. The cylinder can become worn just as the key. Over time, the metal inside the cylinder of the tumblers can become worn and stick or not provide the correct...
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Q: Hesitation when accelerating
Hi There, The radiator fan may have stopped working for a couple of reasons such as a faulty fan motor or faulty fan relay. As you know, this can be dangerous to the motor as it may cause it to...
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i have a code p0012 on my scion 05 the Camshaft Solenoid Adjuster is working
Hi there. P0012 is the OBD-II generic code indicating the engine control module (ECM) has determined that the intake camshaft timing for bank 1 is more retarded than what the ECM has commanded it be. This over-retarded timing condition could...
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Car is making a loud noise coming from the air box because when u apply a little pressure the noise goes away and I just got a new
Hello, thank you for writing in. You are absolutely heading in the right direction. If you were to look at a diagram of the filter housing you would see it simply runs to the vents up front. If you can...
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All my lights is on but the car won't start
Hi there. When a car is hard to start, but there appears to be battery life due to lights and other accessories being active, it's usually caused by one of three possible issues. If you turn the key and nothing...

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