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Display isn't working, says a/c isn't connected, engine just lost power- but a/c, radiator, oil, gas, intake are all connected.
That sounds frustrating. You will need to get your car scanned using a scan tool that communicates well with a Prius. This will identify the diagnostic trouble codes (DTCs) that you can use to begin your diagnosis. You can...
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Check engine, VSC, and the red triangle and another light is on
While the car may be safe to drive, I would not recommend driving it with these codes on as many of these can cause a chain reaction of issues when one component is failing. I suggest having a local expert,...
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Warning lights are on and battery is low
It sounds like you have a problem where the Hybrid battery is not getting charged. You may have an inverter problem that lets you drive using the gas engine but is not recharging the big battery or the battery. Have...
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Coolant flow control valve and camshaft position
A camshaft position sensor is a sensor that monitors camshaft speed to regulate ignition timing and fuel injection timing. This is a small sensor that is usually easily replaced and fairly inexpensive. The coolant control valve controls the flow of...
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I have been trying to verify a tsb has been done on this car but the dealership is a hour away.
Your TSB is a product update and any Honda dealer should be able to verify if your vehicle had it performed by using your VIN. You should be able to contact Honda USA in order to find out or at...
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What is a Eco oxygen sender and does it need replaced and cost
Hello. From your description it sounds to me like you are referring to the vehicle's oxygen sensor. Your vehicle is equipped with multiple oxygen sensors that are responsible for detecting the vehicle's air-fuel ratio. The sensors send the air-fuel ratio...
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After a recent tire change and feeling a "floating" feeling, would a tire balance or tire alignment be more appropriate?
When you mention a "floating" feeling, the first thing that pops into my mind is that the tire pressure may be low. A low tire makes the car wander as though it doesn't really know where you're pointing it. As...
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Can I drive my car even the brake and abs light on or not?
Hi, thanks for writing in. It is not recommended to drive the vehicle until you have the brake system diagnosed to find out the problem. If the ABS has a bad sensor then this disables the ABS system but the...
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Location of oxygen sensors
Hello there, oxygen sensor faults are one of the most common on your 2007 Toyota Prius. The oxygen sensors are located in your exhaust system. Your vehicle uses two different types of oxygen sensors: upstream and downstream sensors. Without...
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I bought a vacuum cleaner and attached it to my car while my car was ignited, I used the vacuum cleaner and the battery died
Hello and thank you for your question. It seems that the battery in your vehicle has a low charge and probably has an overcharged cell. I recommend replacing your battery then re-testing to see if it keeps on starting up....
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How to turn reverse beep off
Hi and thanks for contacting YourMechanic. When it comes to removing the beep for letting the driver know that the transmission is in reverse, the timing for removing the beep is crucial. Press on the brake an hold it. Press...
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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 engine is running too lean
Hi there. The high octane gas should not cause this; the new air intake definitely could, though. With more air entering the engine, the computer sensor readings are going to be thrown off. I would recommend that you first make...
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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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My car is rapidly burning oil
Hi. There could be a possible leak somewhere I don't want you to rule that out. It seems that some of the interal engine parts are worn out causing the engine to burn oil. The only way to fix this...
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Hybrid Cars and Mechanics
Hi there. I understand your concern. I'm currently a Toyota/Lexus hybrid certified technician contracted by YourMechanic. In fact, there are several hybrid certified technicians operating with YourMechanic. Any qualified technician can maintain and repair the vehicle with the exception of...
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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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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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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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