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  1. donbright replied to the thread Newpriusbatterys Out of business?.

    Nobody knows how long they will last. A lot of us bought them partly to volunteer and see how well they will do, and to encourage a...

    Aug 5, 2020 at 1:16 AM
  2. donbright replied to the thread Engine revs on freeway after letting go of gas.

    were you by any chance in cruise control ? i ask because i seem to remember having weird problems w acceleration when i was in cruise,...

    Aug 5, 2020 at 12:26 AM
  3. donbright liked landspeed's post in the thread my car sounds funny??.

    hello! I am the proud owner of a 170,000 mile Prius, 2007, the same colour red as in ‘The Other Guys’. My car sort of looks like that...

    Aug 5, 2020 at 12:24 AM
  4. donbright liked valde3's post in the thread Can you Name That Part?.

    Tuned mass damper. It was attached to that hole in engine mount bracket that the arrow is pointing at. Second tuned mass damper is still...

    Aug 5, 2020 at 12:20 AM
  5. donbright liked fotomoto's post in the thread I just got a Prius! (And now I have to work on it!).

    This behavior is the car trying to protect itself and give the driver enough emergency power to navigate to the a safe place to stop....

    Aug 5, 2020 at 12:17 AM
  6. donbright liked Patrick Wong's post in the thread 2004 engine coolant temperature erratic.

    Is it possible that you have some air in the engine coolant loop? It is not easy to get all of the air out, and that would explain why...

    Aug 3, 2020 at 12:13 PM
  7. donbright liked productofdesign's post in the thread 2005 - replacing engine coolant/water pump.

    Hi folks, I've scoured the forums here in preparation for a DIY engine coolant/water pump replacement this weekend (inc. serpentine...

    Aug 3, 2020 at 12:12 PM
  8. donbright liked Patrick Wong's post in the thread 2005 - replacing engine coolant/water pump.

    This is not a common issue. I believe that part of the problem is that the gasket which came with the aftermarket pump needs sealant to...

    Aug 3, 2020 at 11:58 AM
  9. donbright liked productofdesign's post in the thread 2005 - replacing engine coolant/water pump.

    Success! It took about 4.5 hours all-in-all, including a trip to the store for 4' of 3/16'' inner-diameter tubing for the radiator...

    Aug 3, 2020 at 11:57 AM
  10. donbright liked kfl407's post in the thread How do you remove the hoses from the inverter coolant pump?.

    Update- I was able to finish replacing the inverter coolant pump the following Sunday thanks to the helpful suggestions on here...

    Aug 3, 2020 at 11:46 AM
  11. donbright liked 3prongpaul's post in the thread How do you remove the hoses from the inverter coolant pump?.

    I unbolt the pump from the frame by removing the two 10mm bolts on the mounting bracket. Then swing the pump around until you can get...

    Aug 3, 2020 at 11:45 AM
  12. donbright liked kfl407's post in the thread How do you remove the hoses from the inverter coolant pump?.

    I found some at lowes in the plumbing dept. with 3/16" inner diameter and 4/16" inner diameter. The 3/16" is very tight and barely fits...

    Aug 3, 2020 at 11:44 AM
  13. donbright liked usnavystgc's post in the thread How do you remove the hoses from the inverter coolant pump?.

    kfl, Stick with it. You can get to them. Keep looking for a way. If someone else can do it, you can too. PS: There is no special...

    Aug 3, 2020 at 11:42 AM
  14. donbright liked Patrick Wong's post in the thread How do you remove the hoses from the inverter coolant pump?.

    I've changed the inverter coolant pump on 2G but not Classic. Would it help to remove the bolts holding the pump down first? The idea...

    Aug 3, 2020 at 11:41 AM
  15. donbright liked usnavystgc's post in the thread How do you remove the hoses from the inverter coolant pump?.

    You won't be able to do it with your fingers. You will need to use a pliers of some sort. A regular pliers will work but a water pump...

    Aug 3, 2020 at 11:41 AM