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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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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
The best solution be to get the other clip back on the air box, so that the box will fully seal. Unfortunately since the air box is made of molded plastic, and a piece of it has broken off, it...
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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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Water leaking onto car floor
Hello. A/C water leaking onto the driver and passenger seat floors could be caused by one of two things. One possibility is that the drain tube for the evaporator is clogged causing excess water to leak onto the floor. The...
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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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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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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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