Dealer asked $150 to bleed Prius C brakes

Discussion in 'Prius c Care, Maintenance and Troubleshooting' started by アレン・スピクタロン, Apr 12, 2021.

  1. アレン・スピクタロン

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    I called today at an authorized Toyota dealer, i asked them how much it would cost to bleed the Prius C brakes and they said that i was about $150 + 2 hours of labor. I find this way too high for how simple the process is, which is removing 2 relays and following the steps that the software tells you to follow. Is this price range normal for such operation? 2 hours seems way too slow for what it is.

    Would you all reading this recommend me this?

     
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    Are you sure $150 PLUS labour? $150 alone sounds not bad, considering your recent transplants it’ll be the full Monty bleed.
     
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    Yeah is $150 for bleeding the system completely, i find it quite expensive but i guess is better to pay that than to take the risk of buying techstream from Ebay with the mini vci.
     
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    $150 all-in is about usual for a brake fluid change, so not really out of line. Considering you’ve been doing “heart surgery”, getting the Toyota techs on it seems very good idea.
     
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    $150. sounds reasonable to me, but i live in expensive everything land
     
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    There is going to be a fair amount of brake fluid used.
     
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    Up here Toyota DOT3 fluid is $7~8 per pint. Not free, but not that pricey either. When I DIY the brake fluid replacement I get a couple of pints. Id guesstimate I’m displacing at least 50%?

    you’d think Toyota would publish brake fluid capacities for their various vehicles. I’ve not found anything so far, searching owners manual, repair manual, Google. Maybe @Elektroingenieur (the all-seeing one :)) can shed light?
     
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    Well then, i will see if i can bring my Prius C tomorrow to them to bleed the system after i have installed the brake booster assembly, i'm just concerned about them not being careful enough and spilling brake fluid all over the paint and interior of the car, and the stroke simulator needs to be bleed too, and if they open the valve without putting a hose on it first the brake fluid is going to pour in the back of the DC-DC inverter / converter, i will give them a hose for that and i will tell them to be careful with brake fluid and paint.

    Also i have a doubt, since this will be my second time tightening brake lines, is there are way for me to know when it is tight enough, i don't have money right now to buy a tool to attach it to my torque wrench, i was practicing with the old brake booster assembly that i took out of the car, tightening and loosening the brake lines that connect the stroke simulator to the valves. And there is a point when it gets hard to turn, and after that i can turn it a little bit more before it gets to a point when to make it turn more i would have to apply quite a bit or force for it to tight more, but that will most likely damage the line thread. So if some of you have an advice in regard to this, please share it.
     
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    Never got anywhere near your level of deep dive; sorry, no tips.
     
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    might be a spec in the repair manual, idk
     
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    I tightened the brake lines good enough, everything is back to its place, turned the car on and the lines are pressurized again, is not leaking. Will take it tomorrow to the dealer so they can bleed the brakes properly.
     
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