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Warning light on
Hi, the Check Engine Light turns on when the car's computer detects a fault somewhere. While you are driving the car, the computer is constantly checking all of the signals coming from the sensors throughout the vehicle. The computer knows...
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often to change transmission fluid
For this model, based on Toyota's normal versus severe conditions maintenance schedule, you should change the ATF fluid, and the ATF filter, every 60,000 miles. If you desire that a certified mechanic from YourMechanic perform that service for you, on...
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No acceleration
Hi there. Your vehicle maybe experiencing an issue with it's throttle position sensor. This sensor tells your car how far your gas pedal is depressed telling the computer how much fuel and air to take in. Also, a lack of...
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Car not starting when Check Engine light is on
The most common problems for this car not starting is the distributor assembly components like the ignition module, coil, cap, rotor, distributor seal leaking oil into the distributor components. The best recommendation is to replace the distributor as an assembly....
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Battery keeps dying
Hello! It is a high possibility that it keeps dying because the battery is not holding a charge or the battery is not receiving a charge. I recommend testing the battery, alternator and starter. Our company provides on site vehicle...
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My 2004 Prius don't want to shift to D or N but stays on N
If this failure to shift into gear occurred immediately after battery replacement, somehow the removal and re-application of power to the shift interlock has caused a malfunction. Check to see if the brake lights come on. The brake light switch...
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Throttle body cleaning
The only approved cleaner for the throttle body is "throttle body cleaner" (be sure not to use carburetor cleaner). The carcinogenic (and other notable adverse health effects) of this (or any cleaner) are linked to the dose. If you set...
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Front bumper is down, how to fix on highway
Hi Nina. Thanks for contacting us tonight. It really depends on what is actually damaged on the front bumper. If you've hit something, were involved in an accident, or the bumper simply fell off, you really should call your insurance...
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My 2008 Prius is shaking very badly in the last 24 hrs. and we've hit nothing.
Hi Laurie. Thanks for contacting us today. Based on your feedback, you have a rather serious suspension or steering component failure. I would strongly recommend having a professional mobile mechanic come to your location to complete an on-site inspection to...
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Hello I have a Toyota Prius hybrid 2003 and I checked in the engine and it doesn’t have the serpentine belt and it has been runnin
When a belt comes off it is most likely due to a failed pulley o tensioner and belt. I recommend getting a mechanic like one from YourMechanic come to you to diagnose the reason the belt came off and what...
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Check engine light P1121 code. Still get warm air. What's the est. to see if the valve needs replacing or if its a faulty wire?
Hi Willow. Thanks for contacting us tonight. The second generation Prius, model years 2004-2009, uses a 3-way valve to control coolant flow between the engine, the hot coolant storage tank (thermos), and the heater core - which is what causes...
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Prius master warning light on
To resolve this most efficiently you have to start with a Toyota re-manufactured, dealer supplied, OEM battery pack. That is the only way to rule out the "possibility" of a fault, of some sort, in the battery pack. Once you...
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Prius won't turn on, go into drive or reverse.
Load test the smaller 12 volt battery, that is located in the rear right trunk area. Of course, be sure that 12 volt battery is properly connected, too, as it might have been disabled during the high voltage battery replacement....
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2008 Prius with 230,099 miles , drove without oil and ended up making a grinding noise so I pulled over and called tow truck.
Unfortunately, driving without oil may have likely caused some catastrophic damage to your engine. As you may know, engines require oil to keep internal components cool and lubricated to reduce friction. When the engine is run dry of oil, this...
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Check hybrid system warning light
Hi there. The Check Hybrid System warning light covers a lot of different systems, ranging from the coolant system, battery and even the drive system (transmission and wheels). As long as your car is not displaying any rough driving symptoms,...
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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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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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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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