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#19 of 24 Re: Transmission Problem (Clutch) [double_07]
Jan 25, 2011 (6:24 am)
Ok..So let me ask you..What part if ITS A WEAR & TEAR part dont you understand? You choose to drive a standard...That has a clutch..Guess what?? Here is a shocker...At some point you will have to have a clutch replaced...You have 53k on your car...oh but let me guess...You drive it lilke a baby right? God Forbid you have to put any money into your investment in your new car....And BTW its Guess not Guest....And im going to take a shot in the dark here..But other then your oil changes im guessing you have done none of your scheduled maintenance.......
#20 of 24 2008 Scion xB Automatic Transmission Problem
Aug 10, 2011 (6:09 am)
I have a 2008 Scion xB. The automatic transmission will not shift from 3rd to 4th gear. Took it to dealer and they indicated that it is because of the Knock Sensor. The Knock Sensor issue showed up when they checked the "Check Engine Light". I knew about the Knock Sensor, as I had my local mechanic check it out before taking it to the dealer. However, I had spoken to a couple of other mechanics and no one can understand how the Knock Sensor is preventing my transmission from shifting from 3rd to 4th gear. I never would have known there was a problem if I did not drive on the highway. On the streets, going less than 45 miles per hour, you would never know there was a problem. My gas mileage had suffered greatly and whenever I fill up, the "Range" light indicates 254 miles instead of the usual 323 miles. So I am losing about $15 every time I fill my gas tank.
#21 of 24 Re: 2008 Scion xB Automatic Transmission Problem [ds329]
Jan 05, 2012 (8:20 am)
I had the exact same problem with my Scion which is also an 2008 Automatic Scion xD. The code read something was wrong with my transmission, and I was not able to go into 4th gear which was using my gas faster. Wires to the code reader had been chewed by rodents (rabbit or squirrel probably). It was hard to find but a simple fix. Be careful because some auto mechanics might sell you a new transmision for this.
#22 of 24 Re: 2008 Scion xB Automatic Transmission Problem [kennascion]
Jan 09, 2012 (12:06 pm)
Thanks for the reply and believe it or not, it was the exact problem you described. However, when I first took it to the Milford, CT Toyota/Scion dealer, they never mentioned the rodent/mice issue. There was debris left by the critter and the wires had been chewed through. The Aamco transmission place never mentioned this either and told me it might cost up to $4,000 to repair. My son finally took it took a local mechanic near his job who did checked it out and told him the real problem. I thought honesty was something that you could take to the bank with Aamco or even the dealer. No such thing. Thanks again for the information.
#23 of 24 Re: Transmission Problem (Clutch) [epr7339]
Feb 17, 2012 (5:22 pm)
Its of dude not if you idiot, and that clutch should last 150k. Additionally scion clutch assemblies arent very good because mine sometimes will not shift or get hung up in between gears for no reason at 30k
#24 of 24 Cost of 2008 Scion xB speed sensor replacement
Dec 05, 2013 (3:50 pm)
My wife's 2008 xB has about 100k miles on it now. Recently the check engine and VSC indicator lights came on. Yesterday I noticed on the freeway that the automatic gearbox wouldn't shift into 4th gear anymore. Anything from gear 1 to 3 goes fine, it just won't shift into 4th.
This morning we took it in to the Toyota dealer and they checked the error code. The error code was P0793. They said they needed to replace the speed sensor which comes down to a little over $600. This price seems a bit on the high side, especially after doing some research on the internet.
I found this article for instance, which states that it's about a 25 minute job to replace the speed sensor: http://www.ehow.com/how_7341744_location-speed-sensor-scion-xb.html
I'm just not sure if the speed sensor which they mention in that article (or as they say in the article Scion also tends to call it 'transmission revolution sensor') is the same as the 'Intermediate Shaft Speed Sensor' which they mention in the official Toyota error code description here: http://share.qclt.com/丰田Toyota%20RAV4%20Repair%20Manual/U140F%20Au- tomatic%20Transaxle/Automatic%20Transaxle%20System/0260023.pdf
Can someone here enlighten me and tell me if this is the same thing? And would it be this part here?http://www.partsgeek.com/catalog/2008/scion/xb/transmission/automatic_trans- mission_speed_sensor.html
In that case the part would be around $100 + 25 minutes of labor which makes the dealer's price quote a bit ridiculous. Any help/advice would be appreciated.