2017 Prius weird clutch not engaging right when taking off, then problem solved itself

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  1. MortenAZ

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    I drove 5 miles to see a friend this morning here in AZ. It's 118 out. I was parked in the sun for 3 hours and when I took off I had several bars on the battery, say 5, but it took off like really weird and drove as it had reduced power? I pulled over and started over again. Same thing happened. I had to go to work and did a quick scan with my Carista, and nothing.

    The best way to describe the feeling is to imagine it with a clutch and a new driver spinning the motor a little high, then abruptly engaging the clutch.

    Any help is appreciated!
     
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    i think you were probably in battery protection mode my friend :cool:

    you can't expect these cars to perform perfectly under any and all conditions
     
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    Ah I bet that's exactly what it is. It was 118 out. I am sure I had the windows cracked and sunshade up. Maybe it's time to get the remote start from 12 volt solutions like I had in my 3.

    Thanks, that's exactly what it is.
     
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    and window tinting and shades. how do you live in that? i hate itwhen it is 90 :oops:
     
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    It was 113 here today:eek:.

    We just got this finished in the backyard:):

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    Great way to beat the heat(y).
     
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    good for you, i'm much more likely to visit now! :p

    our niece is supposed to run the boston marathon in la tomorrow :rolleyes:
     
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    C'mon out, the waters nice:p.

    Pool also has solar heating, so the swimming season lasts longer;).

    No need to venture out for anything other than groceries now:).

    It only took a pandemic to convince the wife this hole in the ground was a great idea(y).
     
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    i'm actually amazed you were able to get it done this year, i'll bet pool companies are straight out
     
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    Signed the contract June 3rd, so done in about three months:).

    But it could have been sooner, if some of the contractors didn't get COVID and fire season didn't start with our area being evacuated:cool:.

    But I'll take the finished product in 3 months as there are still at least 2 months left to enjoy it(y).
     
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    Bisco-Yep! It gets hot here in Texas where I live and I’ve experienced the same situation when my battery is too hot.
     
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    it came out beautifully, worth the wait. i would love a pool (see my avatar :cool:) but the season starts her on july 10th and ends august 10th :p
     
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    It's a dry heat; I have tint and I always use the shade. September is always the worst; I'm *so* over the heat. Thanks for the replies, Bisco nailed it, that's what it is. Thanks again, glad I continued driving and didn't switch to the Expedition for the 100 mile commute.
     
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    My folks in northeast PA have a pool (and have had one for 40+ years):).

    Is your avatar from a community pool:eek:.

    Watch out for the little kids there:cool:.

    Turned out pretty close to what they promised at the beginning(y):

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    very close! i like the umbrella and table. i'm a shade guy.

    that is the pool at the marriot time share we own in orlando. definitely community!
     
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    We actually have an umbrella for the table area too:).

    I'm a shade guy too as I burn very easy;).

    Problem is the umbrella the wife bought for the area is the same umbrella and the shade in the afternoon doesn't cover the area:(.

    Nothing a saw can't fix to make it better(y).
     
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    shadesail! (y)
     
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