just bought a 2007 prius help

Discussion in 'Gen 2 Prius Care, Maintenance and Troubleshooting' started by robinredd1, Jun 11, 2020.

  1. robinredd1

    robinredd1 New Member

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    im new to prius i bought a 2007 touring prius and i had to buy a new 12volt battery and i had to change the cooling flow valve because it showed the code for faulty cooling flow valve i changed that in the prosses it was parked with the hood cracked and doors unlocked some how i drained the 12 volt battery so i bought a new one. everything powers on the ready light is on and when i put it into reverse the backup cam comes on and beeps and i give it gas and it acts like the breaks are on i dont have my foot on the brake and i give it alot of gas and it will not move im parked on a mild slope and have been parked on this mile slope the hole time for the repair and order for the new battery the parking brake is not pushed and has not been on the whole time ether i dont have much room in front of me to roll forward but when i put it into drive it moved a little forward but when i put it in reverse it acts like its locked up everything was fine other than the code prior to the repair i just wanted to get the check engine light off so i could get it smogged for the title transfer im am clueless and i can not find anything online about the situation im having thank you for any replies robin
     
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    congrats and welcome!
    perhaps the parking (or regular) brakes are rusted closed. jack her up and see if any of the wheels are frozen.
     
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    crazy thing is i went out again and all be dammed if this time i when i put it in reverse it kinda felt a little different and it reversed when i pressed the peddle.. now yes im a girl but im pretty good with working on cars my Pontiac grand prix has been had its problems and im not one of those girls who will sit their and wait for somebody to fix it for me i will get on you tube and websites and most of the time i do the repair myself new manifold , thermostat the water pumps every censer to do with the evap gas tank fixing codes for smog anyway . so when i put it in reverse it feel different . i dont know but it works now . im seeing the mpg fluctuate from 0 to 99.9 in a distance of one residential stop sign to the next stop sign thats a very wide range is their something electrical wrong
     
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    Just a word of caution, when parking on any kind of slope (or flat even) you should always be engaging the (manual) parking brake. Without applying (manual) parking brake and only pressing the "P" button, there is a lot of weight being held by a (relatively ) small pawl. I don't believe that the car is really designed to do this.
    No, that sounds quite normal. What that is reporting is the MPG at any given moment. It is quite different from what your average is. I'd pay more attention to the average over a whole tank rather than the instantaneous MPG at any given time.
     
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    just to confirm so it is normal for the mpg to keep fluctuating rapidly up and down and never settling on any number but 99.9 in the time it takes just going from one stop sign on flat ground to the next at a speed of 30 mile a hour with my foot on the gas getting up to 30 mile and hour and before i take my foot off the gas before the next stop sign and it settles on 99.9 before i got to let off the gas peddle for the stop sign thats normal
     
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    Sounds like it may have a bad hybrid battery which is extremely common on this vintage car including my own 07. No mileage post.

    Go to toyota.com/owners forum and join you will need your insurance card as it requires the cars vin.

    You will see everytime it saw authorized toyata dealer service center and may see like lots of other new G2 used prius owners the dealer condemned the hybrid battery with a replacement cost of $5000.

    Big Incentive to trade in on the spot and off it goes to auction to end up on the friendly neighborhood used car lot.

    use the search forum tab up top and search

    hybrid battery

    to see what all g2 owners will go through one way or the other.
     
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    Just to clarify, what screen do you see these fluctuating MPG numbers? The Consumption screen or the Energy Monitor screen? (See images below.)

    Prius MDF Type 2 Example.jpg

    Prius MFD Consumption Screen.jpg
     
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    know sooner i got the cooling valve changed the 12 volt battery went bad got a new one and then the code for the hybrid battery came up and the red ! on the dash and now while i was trying to figure out the hybrid battery situation somebody now has stole the converters i just dont know 1800 i payed for it 200 on the valve and 12 volt now this and im in california. i really just dont know im threw ..i have a few converters around here but all for different vehicles some oem some aftermarket .. oems from other vehicles if i weld them on will they throw a cat code i just dont know a low cost way to replace so i can pass smog anyway. im probably going to just have to give up on the car.
    im sad
     
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    Sorry dude.

    We see this a lot end of life G2s are just a money pit it’s a great little car till it’s got 200000 mikes and needs everything.

    Worse being the hybrid battery than it’s an oil eating monster then it’s.....
     
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