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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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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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Hi, I have a Scion XA 2006. Last year I noticed a squeeking sound while starting the car. It went away the second I drove out of t
Hello. There are a couple of common causes of this noise on your vehicle. Most of the time this is caused by a failing belt tensioner, a bad water pump, or a failing alternator. All of these will cause this...
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Ac
Hi. Yes, the compressor can run when commanded on by the "AC amplifier"; Toyota term. However, I believe you may have a failed air mix servo. The air mix servo adjusts the outlet air temperature for the vents by directing...
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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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Car battery was installed backwards - 2005 Scion xA
Hello. The transmission is locked out of gear because the car doesn't "know" your foot is on the brake. You need to change the other fuses and get those brake lights working again, and then when the brake safety switch...
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Hood cable broke and hood won't open
Hello. There is a spring loaded latch that the cable pulls on so you should grab a flashlight and a screwdriver like the one you saw him use and look for where the spring is. The lever needs to be...
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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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I have just gotten a 2004 Scion xA it leaks terribly when it rains. I am wondering if it is worth it replace weather stripping aro
Hi there: If you intend on keeping your vehicle for an extended period of time, it would be advisable to have the weather stripping replaced and interior of the vehicle professionally cleaned to reduce the potential of mold developing. Mold...
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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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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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Tire rotation
Hi There, Assuming you are referring to rotating the tires on your vehicle, this is a bit of a subjective question and recommendations may vary depending on tire type and your driving habits. Generally, it is recommended to rotate your...
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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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How do you replace the rear & side engine mounts without lifting out the engine? & how do you lift the engine out?
Hi...thank you for your questions. If required in the application, a portable engine support bar is used to support an engine during mount replacement. The support bar has lifting capability as well so that the mount can be unloaded and...
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Hi Robert my cuestion is how much oil i put on a.c. compresor2006 scion xa
On your model, the total a/c system oil capacity is 3.50 ounces of PAG-46 oil. You would only add compressor oil to your a/c system if you install a new compressor that does NOT already have the oil pre-installed (it...
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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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