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Drive unit replaced on brand new care
Hi there. I understand your concern. However, the vehicle is most likely not a "lemon". A "lemon" in the auto industry is a vehicle that has had multiple unsuccessful attempts to repair the same concern on the same vehicle. The...
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My mechanic just replaced the transmission unit and the dashboard warning light come on and engine it doesn't start. can you please help me?
Hi there. Hybrid vehicles will not start the engine when moving in short light throttle distance. So, drive the vehicle for a distance and see if the engine will start. If the engine does not start up at all, then...
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The Malfunction Illumination Light is on my Dashboard , not sure why?
Hello, thank you for writing in. A warning light of any kind means the computer has detected an issue. When this happens the vehicle's computer sets a diagnostic troubleshooting code which can be read with a scan tool. It is...
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Check Engine Light, dealership quoted me for a coolant control valve replacement.
Hi there, thanks for writing in. The coolant control valve controls the flow of coolant to the engine, the storage tank, and the heater core. A fault with this valve could prevent proper engine starting and reduce your fuel economy...
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starting issue
Hello there, many common faults will cause your 2013 Toyota Prius to have trouble starting. The first place to begin with any difficulty starting is to have the battery load tested, this is done to ensure the battery has the...
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a couple of times (twice over a two week period) I've had difficulty starting my car. the ready light would not go on
Hi there. For your assurance I am a former Toyota Master Hybrid certified technician. There is no starter on the hybrid vehicles from Toyota. These vehicles start the engine only when necessary and that is determined from driver and load...
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I was rear ended by another car. The insurance team repaired my rear bumper free of cost. 2 days later my ABS lights came.
Hi there. If you were at a dead stop with the brake pedal on the floor and a vehicle rear ends your vehicle, then there is a good possibility that the brake system could become damaged if your vehicle moved...
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ABS lights on after rear ended accident 2009 Toyota Prius
Hi there - it is unlikely that the accident caused the ABS error in question. There are, however, issues with over-sensitive monitoring of brake system "false positives" by the ABS software documented in Toyota Technical Service Bulletins (342345, 342346, 342347)....
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Dashboard light some time in the morning donot come
An intermittent electrical problem like this is usually due to a failed connection somewhere. The best time to test for the issue, is when you are currently having the issues. You will want to start with the terminals that supplies...
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How often do i need to do alignment?
How often you should have your vehicle aligned will vary in situation and opinion. Generally, it is a good idea to have the service done once a year or more often if you frequently drive on rough roads. Any time...
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The front left tire tilted inward after I replaced the Sway Bar
As is the case with most vehicles, the preferred camber setting on the front wheels of the 2007 Prius is slightly negative, that is the top of the tire is tilted inward as you are observing and describing. However, the...
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I just bought my previous 17 hours ago and now suddenly it just will not crank do you think there maybe a GPS tracking device on i
It's highly unlikely that there is a GPS tracker installed on your vehicle, preventing it from starting. A no crank condition indicates a problem with the starting system. Unlike a traditional vehicle that uses a starter motor to crank the...
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Battery reverse connected, car not starting
Since this is a Hybrid vehicle you may need to have a specialized mechanic come to you and check all the main fused to see if they have been blown or the computers in the vehicle were damaged. If you...
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I raise the strut assembly by put the jack under the ball joint to get the sway bar out of the way.
Hi there. The tire is tilted inward for the Camber alignment is not adjusted. I recommend adjusting the alignment to where the tire is somewhat straight and the tire tread is flat on the ground, then seek out a professional,...
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Oil change
I do not see where your engine says only use synthetic oil 0w20. You should not have to worry about it and can go back to synthetic oil if you like. Double check your owners manual to make sure you...
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Red triangle with exclamation, car not picking speed and makes rattling noise upon acceleration
Hello. A red triangle with an exclamation point can be displayed for a range of different reasons. One of the most common causes is low engine oil. I would check the engine's oil level to make sure that it is...
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I cant see the energy consumption screen on my 2005 Prius
Hello. The symptoms you are experiencing can be caused by a few different things. If the screen is still displaying information, then the first thing I would do is check to make sure that the screen settings are not set...
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Check lights appear and brake is reduced by 60%
Hi there. It sounds like you may be experiencing ABS actuator electrical faults. The actuator is an assembly that contains the ABS pump, solenoids, valves, and controlling computer. Is the Hybrid warning indicator coming on? This could be an indication...
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Getting code p2111 and p2103
Hi there: If you had the throttle body replaced and the error codes still exist, it's possible that one of two things have occurred. First, if the codes were never reset and removed from the ECU, they will still show...

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