Loosing engine coolant 2006 Scion XA

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Sep 182019

2006 Scion XA

I’m trying to figure out if I just have a radiator leak, or is it also the head gasket. Engine keeps losing water, visible but sporadic leak in bottom of radiator(I’ve replaced thermostat and water pump), also, there’s oil splashed on engine. Would a blown head gasket cause the radiator to leak as well? No white smoke or white on oil cap, car runs fine otherwise.

Sounds like you just have and external leak in the cooling system.

I like to use a cooling system pressure tester to assist me in locating coolant leaks. You just attach it to the top of the radiator and pump it up and look for the leak.


If you find the radiator is leaking you should replace it and retest. If you find you are loosing coolant and not externally, then you may need to check for a blown head gasket. With no leak internally or externally the pressure tester should hold the same pressure as the radiator cap indicates.

2006 Scion XB has been over heating when AC is on

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Jun 052017

2006 Scion XBMy car has been over heating when AC is on. I noticed the AC fan wont kick on either. After my sitting for a month my car wouldn’t start. We jumped it showed signs of alternator failure. Would this most likely be the serpentine belt? Or any ideas so I don’t go out buying stuff I don’t need. Thanks

If the serpentine belt is missing, it should take care of some issues installing a replacement.

Jul 312012

I have a scion tc 2005. Its been making a spring like grinding sound from the drivers side front end when accelerating at low speed, hitting the brakes at low speed and sometimes when turning the wheel. Its almost a squeaking but more defined. I am thinking strut but maybe it could be a bushing? Im not sure, but the car was in an accident and in order to get it in alignment I had to have a drivers side front end suspension clip installed. The sound was never present even after the accident until the clip was put in. Is it possible the strut was bad when the used suspension clip was purchased. Im pretty sure if a bushing was bad my mechanic would have noticed it. Please Help!