Engine water pump

Discussion in 'Gen 3 Prius Care, Maintenance & Troubleshooting' started by KJ Fitz, May 25, 2022.

  1. KJ Fitz

    KJ Fitz Junior Member

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    I have a nice 2015 Gen 3. Only 70,000 miles (II live on Guam, you can't drive very far without falling in the ocean). Got a check engine light today, code P261b, appears the water pump is failing. Obviously I won't drive it, and will replace the pump. Is there a gasket I need to order, too? Anything tricky about draining and replacing the coolant?
     
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    Perfect, thank you!
     
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    Worth replacing the thermostat too?
     
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    Good call, ordered new thrmostat and housing as well as the pump.
     
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    Doesn't hurt to change the thermostat also.
    Fill S L O W L Y! And you shouldn't have a problem.

     
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