Brake Accumulator/Easy enough fix-? (2004 Prius)

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  1. 2much2fast

    2much2fast New Member

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    Is it easy enough to replace a brake accumulator in a '04 Prius"? The Toyota dealership as well as 'OReilly's computer diagnosis, indicated brake accumulator needing replacement as well as the Hybrid battery (due to a bad #10 cell). I've located a man in Tulsa that's replaced about 70 hybrid batteries over the years, that will install a reconditioned battery (taking my core, obviously) all for $700.00/installed. He only replaces the batteries on hybrid cars, nothing else. So I thought I would purchase the brake accumulator on line and install it my self?
     
  2. bisco

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    welcome!

    1) i've read that replacing it isn't too hard. you may want to look for salvage, i think they might be expensive.

    2) do your due diligence on replacement batteries, they can be iffy at best.

    3) how many miles on her?
     
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    Are you not covered by the brake accumulator recall?
     
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    I would strongly suggest leaving the accumulator replacement up to factory trained technicians. A couple quick reasons are: Your life is not worth giving up for a few hundred $$$ and serious injury can occur if not done correctly as the accumulator holds full rated hydraulic system pressure (1500-4500 PSI) depending on the system and vehicle configuration - NOT something you want to be sprayed with.
     
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