276K and my transaxle finally went

Discussion in 'Gen 2 Prius Main Forum' started by DGESSWIN, Jun 27, 2017.

  1. MilkyWay

    MilkyWay Active Member

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    I watched my mechanic do the rear struts and he didn't remove the back seat....He took the trunk area apart and the job was done fairly quickly...He charged me $100 (and the shops I called quoted around $250!). The book calls for 2.5 or 3 hours but he did it in about 1 hour.

    If my memory serves me correctly every single bolt is the same size in the interior, a 10mm I think? And he just zipped each bolt off in a half of one second placing them in magnetic tray....Now if you are turning them by hand that would quadruple the time.
     
  2. DGESSWIN

    DGESSWIN Junior Member

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    Mostly 10mm and 12mm I use a Milwaukee impact driver with 1/4" sockets and use a pan too. Like I said after taking it apart a few times I'm fast at taking it apart and putting it back together again.
     
  3. stephanie_elise

    stephanie_elise New Member

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    If I had tools, I'd be all over that, I fix this n that around my house, I'm pretty mechanically inclined for a girl. LOL. Not sure I trust myself with a car though.
     
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  4. sub3marathonman

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    Hey, hey, hey. Haven't you heard of "Rosie The Riveter?" All the ladies during WWII here in America, essential to the war effort. Russian women digging tank traps and building T-34s and sending them out the door and down the street to the battles, not even time enough to paint them!!

    I know you can at least change the oil! :)
     
  5. StephenJ

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    You mind me asking how much this end up costing you?
     
  6. DGESSWIN

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    I bought a used HV pack from a member on the group. Installed it myself.
     
  7. Mendel Leisk

    Mendel Leisk Sand Pounder

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    @DGESSWIN did you ever change the transaxle fluid?
     
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