Check Engine Light Due to Defective VVT-i Controller: Light is intermitant. I had this issue fixed/part replaced when under warranty under 60K miles on my 2006 Scion XA. I recently had to replace an engine with a 16K mile engine from another Scion XA at 93K and now the problem is back. Would the new engine replacement cause the VVT-i to malfunction? My mechanic said the synthetic oil he put in might solve the issue. (I had used synthetic oil for the past 2 years previously until I went to this mechanic this past summer.) I also had the clutch replaced at the same time as the engine and it's been a bit noisier in 1st and 2nd gear. ???
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2006 Scion xA Question: Report: Check Engine Light Due to Defective VVT-i Controller
Answer #1patrick mannion from Greg Solow's Engine Room, October 19, 2011, 20:53Master
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