Major problems after oil change at Take 5

Discussion in 'Gen 3 Prius Main Forum' started by PriusDriver210, May 21, 2019.

  1. Johnspu

    Johnspu Junior Member

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    For what it’s worth the exact same thing happened to my 2011 a couple years ago after a Walmart oil change, had it towed to the Spartan dealer and they determined that the air box (not cabin filter) was left unattached, setting off all the warning lights. As the Walmart mechanics were trying to figure out what was wrong my 12v battery also depleted. Toyota hooked up the air box, charged the battery, cleared the codes and all was well. Walmart paid the $140 service charge. They had opened the air box to check the air filter.
     
  2. spiralhelix

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    Wow. If I have time tomorrow, I’m gonna stick a volt meter on my battery and leave everything on. I’m really curious how much voltage is lost with this idea.
    Not that doubt you guys, just for science sake ;)

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  3. Center of Gravity

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    Wow those prices are absolutely stupid. Batteries at my dealer here in Louisiana are only $175. And I am with John in the comments about that the codes could have been due to the fresh air intake left open for the throttle body. It's an interesting thought about the oil over fill, but she had the codes as soon as she tried to pull away.

    A bad 12-volt battery, especially that low will set off all sorts of unpredictable random codes. There's no way of predicting what codes either.

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  4. Mendel Leisk

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    The battery was maybe near-knackered in this case, was just pushed over the edge by this service.

    If OP can be more specific about where they are, maybe they can get some help from a PriusChat member, assessing the throttle body. I just don't understand how it can be so shot, the dealership insisting it needs replacement, for $840.

    FWIW, the throttle body can be had for $385 plus shipping, through:

    Throttle Body - Toyota (22030-37060) | Toyota Parts

    And replacement's an hour tops, not breathing hard.
     
  5. Center of Gravity

    Center of Gravity Junior Member

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    Get the new battery and then drive the car to see if there's any issues. Probably too late though, because it's been a few days since you posted and you may have already taking action. Please let us know the outcome

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