Looking for prius mechanic in Syracuse NY

Discussion in 'Gen 2 Prius Main Forum' started by PriusintheCuse, Sep 26, 2020.

  1. PriusintheCuse

    PriusintheCuse New Member

    Joined:
    Sep 24, 2020
    4
    0
    0
    Location:
    syracuse, ny
    Vehicle:
    2008 Prius
    Model:
    N/A
    I'm looking for either a Prius mechanic in Syracuse NY. Or someone who is willing to help/lend me a copy of techstream so I can fully diagnose my VSV issue. Any suggestions are welcome.
     
  2. SFO

    SFO Senior Member

    Joined:
    Feb 7, 2017
    3,320
    3,387
    0
    Location:
    Northern California
    Vehicle:
    2007 Prius
    Model:
    N/A
  3. nssdiver

    nssdiver Me digging' life

    Joined:
    Sep 8, 2009
    83
    63
    0
    Location:
    Syracuse, NY
    Vehicle:
    2007 Prius
    Model:
    Four Touring
    What problems are you having that you need a Techstream to diagnose?
    I’m in East Syracuse.
    Have 348,000 miles on my’07.


    iPhone ?
     
    SFO likes this.
  4. Banksy

    Banksy Member

    Joined:
    Feb 7, 2020
    274
    77
    0
    Location:
    Lancaster Pennsylvania
    Vehicle:
    2008 Prius
    Model:
    Two

    Odd unrelated question...

    Did the timing chain go out yet at nealy 350k?


    Back to the original post..

    Techstream only requires the cable most copies are free

    I got mine off eBay


    If you don't have a laptop that's older you may need to run an emulator

    Some versions only run with windows seven

    I'd honestly buy an old laptop off eBay that has that operating system


    It's what I did

    For Toyota Lexus Mini VCI J2534 OBD2 Diagnostic Cable TIS Techstream V14.30.023 | eBay

    That comes with a CD version and the cable

    Or just shop around


    Techstream is a life saver for so many things

    I was goin to buy a high end scan tool like an autel but techstream basically does everything
     
  5. PriusintheCuse

    PriusintheCuse New Member

    Joined:
    Sep 24, 2020
    4
    0
    0
    Location:
    syracuse, ny
    Vehicle:
    2008 Prius
    Model:
    N/A
    I don't have the techstream yet. I live over the Brighton Hill area. The issue I have is getting a code of P0446 (VSV) wanted to trouble shoot it to see if there was something more specific before replacing a bunch of parts. My Prius is an 08. I"m also not an apple user at this point.
     
  6. SFO

    SFO Senior Member

    Joined:
    Feb 7, 2017
    3,320
    3,387
    0
    Location:
    Northern California
    Vehicle:
    2007 Prius
    Model:
    N/A
    Techstream online runs inside a windows environment, though you can emulate or try https://www.winehq.org/
     
  7. nssdiver

    nssdiver Me digging' life

    Joined:
    Sep 8, 2009
    83
    63
    0
    Location:
    Syracuse, NY
    Vehicle:
    2007 Prius
    Model:
    Four Touring
    No, still original timing chain.


    iPhone ?
     
Loading...