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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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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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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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cost to replace the brake control and power module on 2006 prius
Hi there. Unfortunately, this is not a service our mobile mechanics offer; due to the complexity of the service and the need to program (which can only be done at an authorized dealership or Toyota repair facility).
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What is the reasonable price to have 2015 Honda CR-V to do the 30,000 mile service? What need to be done?
Hello. I would need to know what services have been done on the vehicle to know what needs to be done. A typical 30,000 mile service on this vehicle includes a few filter changes and an oil change. It also...
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2012 Honda CRZ won't unlock with key fob and won't turn on
It could be that your car battery is dead. If the battery is completely dead, there won't even be enough power to unlock the doors. Everything you've succeeded in doing so far requires no electricity, but opening the doors remotely...
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Timing chain needs to be replaced. Is it worth the risk? 2007 Toyota Prius
Hello - timing chains performed by a mobile, professional mechanic, such as one from YourMechanic, who will come to your location, diagnose this problem, give you an accurate assessment of damage and cost estimate for repairs.
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There is a 2005 toyota prius with 56000 for $5k. it has salavge title due to the back bumper being replaced. Should I buy it?
After reviewing transaction histories and used car prices for the 2005 Prius, if the vehicle you are looking at does have a salvage title I would make a generous offer of $2,500. A salvage title is essentially an unmarketable title...
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I have a 2007 Toyota Prius. I was driving last night and the master warning light came on.
Hi There, The master warning light in the hybrids generally refers to the hybrid battery control module. This module monitors the charging of the high voltage battery (main hybrid battery) in these vehicles. When this control module is not working...
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Hi My Toyota Prius starts shaking on acceleration
HI there. Usually cleaning the MAF sensor is done with an aerosol cleaner like brake cleaner or carburetor cleaner. These have alcohols, so cleaning the sensor the way you did should not have an impact. In most cases, the type...
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2015 Prius c maintenance
Over the first 5 years of ownership of the Prius C versus the Sonata, using on-line cost calculators (Edmunds, for example), maintenance and repair costs of those two models are essentially equal. If you assume the cars are presently used...

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