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A Buyer's Guide to the 2012 Scion xB
If you want an SUV because of the spacious interior, the 2012 Scion xB is a great choice. It’s easily one of the most affordable on the market. Key Features The four-cylinder power...

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Car not accelerating when first started
Hi there. When you let your car sit for a long period of time the gasoline tends to lose its combustibility. Along with sediment settling in your tank this will cause your vehicle to not perform properly. Also a malfunction...
Wheel shaking
Hi there. It sounds like your tire may be what's called "cupping". That's when cup like patterns are worn into the tire causing it to vibrate and shake the car. I would inspect the tire for cupping and if they...
Determine if battery is dead
Hi. In all honesty, your best course of action is to have it charged and tested by a professional. Whether it's an old battery or there are other contributing factors, I suggest having a mechanic from YourMechanic inspect your vehicle's...
Interior electronics don't work
It sounds as though the electrical part of the ignition switch is loosing contact internally; this will need to be verified, and the switch will possibly need to be replaced. I recommend you have a mechanic, like one from YourMechanic,...
Car squealing when turning at startup
Sounds like you might be having two issues. The high pitch noise you hear is most likely caused by a loose belt. Depending on your engine you can have several belts or just one. The squeal sound comes from the...
How to make a 2004 Scion xB a smoother ride
Those Scion's are rough riding cars. A lot of people don't realize that the number one shock absorbers on their vehicles are the tires. Since tires are rubber and full of air, they end up absorbing majority of the shock...
what could be the reason the car would die while driving?
Hello there, a few faults can cause the vehicle to die while driving. The most likely would be the camshaft sensor, crank sensor, fuel pump, wiring issue, battery, or ignition switch. Generally, the fault can be narrowed down to...
Car has sat for over a year
Hello. If the engine only runs rough when it is at idle then the majority of the time it is caused by a dirty throttle body. If the car has a lot of miles on it then it may also...
Check engine light
Hello. If the harnesses do not match then the sensor you have is incorrect. A search on my end also reveals that your vehicle uses a four wire sensor, however if the harness on the vehicle uses a 2 wire...
I have a small indentation on my bumper. What is the best way to get it out?
Hi there. There are a few tricks you could try like using compressed air to get the dent out (if it's not too big). There are also some products out there that claim to be able to remove dents. Check...
Fan belt squeaking
The belt tensioner or pulley will need to be checked along with the belt's condition. The belt may just need to be adjusted. I recommend having a certified mechanic, like one from YourMechanic, come and test your vehicle for you....
Location of bank 1, sensor 2 on 2012 Scion xb
Yes. Sensor 2 is after the converter. Sensor 1 is the one that is closest to the engine in the manifold. If you need help replacing an oxygen sensor, a qualified technician from YourMechanic can come to your car's location...
Scion XB getting 50 percent less miles than it should
I had so many customers come to me saying they get a bad gas mileage so they let me take a ride with them. I take a ride with them and they take off from the stop sign and slam...
Overheating with squealing
This can be caused by a number of things such as low coolant levels, a faulty thermostat, a failing water pump or a failing coolant fan switch. As you may know, the coolant fan switch helps to maintain the...
Clutch vs. Master/Slave Cylinder?
This sounds like you have a problem with the clutch. The clutch is slipping causing the rpm to rev high and the car to not move. The clutch disc can be slipping due to it being worn or fluid getting...
Passenger-side brake light won't work even after replacing bulb
Since the problem is only on one side, you can rule out the fuse and other parts of the circuit that are shared by both bulbs. I would look closely at the connector for the nonfunctional bulb, as it may...
Van pulls to the right when accelerating at highway speeds
What you're experiencing is torque steer, which is the tendency for a front-wheel drive vehicle (such as yours) to pull to one side under acceleration. Some torque steer is normal in a front wheel drive vehicle. However, there are several...
Car losses power when I turn the wheel
Your vehicle does not use a traditional hydraulic power steering system. Instead, it is equipped with electronic power steering. In this system, torque is generated through an electric motor. The power steering electronic control unit (ECU) receives input from several...
Sequential shifting
Sequential shift mode allows you to choose when the transmission shifts, instead of the transmission control module (TCM) is making the choice for you. It's very easy to use, and there is no clutch pedal involved. First, choose the 'S'...
Hello Jim.. I am replacing an alternator in a Scion xb and have everything covered except I can find any info on the belt tensione
If you are planning to replace your alternator and need to release the tension on the belt for removal, I would recommend starting by removing the front right wheel. Then I would remove the splash guard behind the wheel to...

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