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  1. ChapmanF replied to the thread Mechanics: what are your most common tools?.

    They are pretty bulletproof. Plus, they develop your contortionist skills. If the bolt is under the car facing east, you're under the...

    Feb 21, 2020 at 5:49 PM
  2. ChapmanF replied to the thread Prius 2010 check engine code: P0101: Mass or Volume Air Flow Circuit Range/Performance.

    By the same token, in a twist on a favorite PriusChat theme, in this case it is about checking for a valve stuck open and supplying too...

    Feb 21, 2020 at 5:46 PM
  3. ChapmanF replied to the thread Prius 2010 check engine code: P0101: Mass or Volume Air Flow Circuit Range/Performance.

    Does Toyota have another online site with a different translation of the manuals?

    Feb 21, 2020 at 11:57 AM
  4. ChapmanF replied to the thread Prius 2010 check engine code: P0101: Mass or Volume Air Flow Circuit Range/Performance.

    There are eight pages in the Repair Manual (more info) on troubleshooting that code. As always, you could get a sensor code because...

    Feb 21, 2020 at 7:50 AM
  5. ChapmanF replied to the thread Mystery button.

    Have you tried looking at it and saying "rotate the pod, please?"

    Feb 20, 2020 at 7:41 PM
  6. ChapmanF replied to the thread Help with lights coming on..

    The reason the lights come on is to tell you that the car's computers have logged trouble codes that will tell you about some issue with...

    Feb 20, 2020 at 7:14 PM
  7. ChapmanF replied to the thread TOYOTA BRAKE BOOSTER PUMP CLASS ACTION LAWSUIT FILED.

    You've already had three people in this thread, including me, clarify that we don't think what you're describing in your car would or...

    Feb 20, 2020 at 7:02 PM
  8. ChapmanF replied to the thread Mechanics: what are your most common tools?.

    About the only thing I'd change would be this: instead of attaching the pull at exactly one foot just to make the arithmetic easy (ok, I...

    Feb 20, 2020 at 6:08 PM
  9. ChapmanF replied to the thread Radar based regenerative breaking.

    That's what I would have pointed out too. The Prius already does this, maybe without making as much of a publicity event of it. It's a...

    Feb 20, 2020 at 5:59 PM
  10. ChapmanF replied to the thread Oh dear! Triangle of Death! No oil! Help!.

    Me, I have to make things into habits, or I don't do them. So, I do check the oil, every fillup, just like the manual says, because...

    Feb 20, 2020 at 5:52 PM
  11. ChapmanF replied to the thread P0A80 undocumented code.

    Well, the OP already has the code, P0A80. The only issue is that particular tool doesn't have the one-liner fortune cookie for that code...

    Feb 20, 2020 at 8:52 AM
  12. ChapmanF replied to the thread Mechanics: what are your most common tools?.

    Even a Snap-On is expected to get a professional recalibration every year (or 5,000 clicks, if that happens sooner). Right, I don't...

    Feb 20, 2020 at 8:44 AM
  13. ChapmanF replied to the thread How would I test an engine at a PICK AND PULL yard....

    A Prius engine normally turns easily by just your hand on the crank pulley. Makes finding out if it's seized pretty straightforward.

    Feb 19, 2020 at 11:15 PM
  14. ChapmanF replied to the thread Oh dear! Triangle of Death! No oil! Help!.

    I would want to get my own photos of the drain plug and filter, before turning the car over to a dealer to say what they "found".

    Feb 19, 2020 at 11:13 PM
  15. ChapmanF replied to the thread Is the brake barking noise a symptom of a future repair?.

    For Gen 3 there was a firmware update that reduced barking. I don't know about Gen 2 though. I am also inclined to suggest the bleed...

    Feb 19, 2020 at 9:18 PM