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Will having a CAI void my warranty?

Assuming you're in the US: According to the Magnuson-Moss Warranty Act: In order to deny warranty coverage because of a modification to the car, they must prove that the modification is the cause of -...
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2005 Scion 135k miles has never had manual transmission fluid changed. Should I change it now, or better to leave it alone?Does a manual even need it?

TL DR: Check your maintenance schedule, but most likely it doesn't need changed at all. Changing it will not hurt anything, though. You can check the maintenance schedule for your vehicle, but most ...
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Having trouble finding socket and wiring harness for xb 2005 left blinker

The part you are looking for can be found in the aftermarket from a company called Airtex. The PN is: AIRTEX / WELLS 1P2139 {#1507} ... You can find it on RockAuto.com. Here is a copy of their picture:...
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Car stalls and won't restart, but disconnecting the battery fixes it?

It sounds like you have an intermitant failing sensor. On most of the systems I have worked with the crank sensor isn't required and wouldn't inhibit the engine from starting. The cam sensor or ...
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2005 Scion TC Automatic Skips Drive and goes to 3rd

I found the service manual for this exact car and the wiring diagram indicated the "Transmission Control Switch" (S6 in the middle of my picture below) inside the gear shift assembly controlled both ...
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2006 Scion XB window sometimes works sometimes doesn't

Most electric window motors have thermal cut outs on them. When used, heat will build up in the motor. If they get too hot, the cut out comes into play and keeps the motor from moving so as to not ...
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2006 Scion XB using one liter of oil every 500 miles

There are a number of places oil can leak. Losing that much oil sounds like like it is certainly an oil leak and unlikely due to blow-by. If you are not confident in diagnosing and replacing seals ...
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Transmission on Scion slow to shift out of second gear, but only once

I've seen this complaint recently on this site. Turns out, Toyota designs many models to stay in low gear purposefully in cold weather to warm-up the transmission. It's perfectly normal and will not ...
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2005 Scion TC dead battery, cable location

If you feel that you are qualified to perform the procedure safely, just follow the jump starting directions in your owner's manual. Here are the three relevant pages.
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Will having a CAI void my warranty?

Well, 2 things: whether your CAI has anything to do with the oil consumption and whether the law is on your side is besides the point. The law is based on "reasonable" answers, not "correct" answers, ...
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2005 Scion tC- Vehicle idles briefly at 1500 when braking, gradually drops to 1000 rpm. Is this normal?

You could have a defective brake booster. Your brake booster assists vehicle braking by using engine vacuum to force a diaphragm to press the brake master cylinder shaft. If the diaphragm has a crack, ...
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Tire size for greater than factory wheel width?

I'd wouldn't use 8" rims unless your really know what you are doing. You will put all sorts of stresses on the car. 8" wide rims are not for a first generation Scion, only the second gen. ...
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Manual Scion FR-S bucks or surges

It is very hard to know for sure through descriptions, but from the sounds of it your clutch is on the way out. One of several things which can go wrong with a clutch is heat cracks on the surface of ...
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broken lug bolt - nut still on - can't remove wheel

It sounds like drilling the nut until it splits is about your only choice. Have a wheel on my car showing evidence of this. Make a shield to protect the wheel from the drill and don’t break the drill ...
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2006 Scion Tc car wont start after engine rebuild

It sounds as though your torque converter is not fully engaged in the transmission. When installing the torque converter, you should hear (or feel) three distinct "chunks" as it goes into place. Once ...
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2006 Scion XB sometimes unlocks doors, sometimes doesn't

This is the second post about your car. You should state all the problems in one post for a better answer. Check the connections in the driver side panel for the window and the lock/unlock switches. ...
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New front brake pads riding on new rotors and making slight noise - normal?

You've mentioned several potential issues in terms of making sure the brake hardware was cleaned and lubed properly, so we can rule those out. In rusty environments it's common for the caliper slide ...
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2 stereos, 1 car... Can it be done

The simple answer is "Yes". It seems you are wanting them to run completely independent? If so, they'll easily do that. Power for your Android device will be slightly problematic, as you'll need to ...
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