New to me 2009 Prius

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  1. Antonio Chambers

    Antonio Chambers New Member

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    I just picked up a 2009 Prius. I got it as a second car,but want to make sure I made the right decision. I have little to no knowledge of these cars,other than owning a 2009 Camry Hybrid for a year and a half. I have 2 CEL's:
    P1121- Coolant Flow Control Valve

    P1116- Coolant Temp Sensor

    Car seems to drive fine,but its definitely going back in to have those 2 issues looked at as I've only had it a few days. I've only been away from the hybrids for a few months, so I'm getting back to hearing more noises from under the hood than say a normal car ie; pumps,mechanical whirring, the latter when I pop the hood and from the left of the car, my right,its very audible. Any and all help is appreciated, 119k on the miles.
     
  2. PriusCamper

    PriusCamper Senior Member

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    Welcome.... What you learned from your Camry very much applies to a Prius... You can google your error codes to find the best thread on here to fix the error codes. When you say "going back in" what does that mean? Because if you're going to a dealership they're typically gonna charge you thousands for something that cost almost nothing to repair. Do you have a friend or know a local honest and reliable mechanic?
     
  3. Antonio Chambers

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    I just bought the car last Thursday, so I can take it back in to them.
     
  4. Antonio Chambers

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    And I dont, not for a hybrid I'm afraid. I'm going to go that route first and then go from there.
     
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    congrats and welcome!

    the noises are all normal, unless they aren't.

    all the best!(y)
     
  6. Antonio Chambers

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    Just got the car back after being down for a week, turns out it was the water pump and a heater control sensor that was giving me CEL's. It likes to burn oil too so I had it changed and will keep a quart or so in the back. I also disabled that annoying beep in reverse.
     
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