So I just purchased the Prius featured in Curb Your Enthusiasm, need some help with it.

Discussion in 'Gen 2 Prius Main Forum' started by ADDvanced, Jul 21, 2015.

  1. 2k1Toaster

    2k1Toaster Brand New Prius Batteries

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    The fuse for the accessories can blow and then the outlet stops working :) Had that happen an hour into a 28 hour road trip, of course because we had all the phones and laptops charging.

    As for the battery, $100 non-AGM vs $200 AGM doesn't seem like a big deal. Just do it right the first time, and go out to one less dinner to make up the difference.

    Wheel bearing:


    I didn't watch the video, but when working on the rears you should still disconnect the 12v so that the skid control ECU doesn't log a DTC.

    And for future information if you are planning on doing front brakes or anything else, the Prius is NOT like a normal car. Even when "off", it is ready to go and some things require a techstream button or some morse code via paper clip shorting...
     
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    I don’t care if it’s Florida or NYC. You are not going to find a working Gen II Prius for $1200. Unless it’s you dads or relative as a hand me down gift.

    I saw an ad on c-list that has 437,000 miles for $3999 in FLORIDA. Tampa to be exact.

    You got lucky with the private sale. But the way. The way you wrote it makes it sound like there are tons of $1200 Prius out there.
     
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    Thank you everyone! Will report back with more pics and progress. Cheers!
     
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    JUST DROP THE DEBATE.

    The OP has clearly stated that isn't really what he cares about or even wants to discuss.

    Go create a new thread somewhere if you want to discuss the average price of working Gen II Prius.
     
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    Or you could buy it from Amazon for less & faster shipping:

    HTML:
    http://www.amazon.com/Optima-Batteries-8171-767-FFP-DS46B24R-YellowTop/dp/B00E16M1S8/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1437713566&sr=8-1&keywords=prius+battery
     
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    Rear wheel bearing replacement pretty easy, other than rust and galding issues. Identical to Corolla/Vibe of similar years - at least that was the youtube video I watched prior to doing mine.

    Rear Wheel Bearing Replacement | PriusChat
     
  7. Aaron Vitolins

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    Good to know. I need to replace my rear wheel bearing soon! Still on the original ones at 260,xxx miles
     
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    Sounds like you have some work ahead of you.
    As others have said, PriusChat is a good resource.
    A few good google searches will find a lot of what you are looking for.

    Hopefully you are aware of our local hybrid car club, be fun to see your car.

    As for 12v battery can get the Toyota one. No need to get an Optima.
     
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    strawbrad http://minnesotahybridbatteries.com

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    The only tough part of replacing a rear wheel bearing is that they tend to rust in place. Use your favorite penetrating oil. An air hammer can help break the rust bond. The trick that has worked the best for me is to knock out all the wheel studs. Then use two 1/2" bolts and nuts slipped through the stud holes as pullers. The brake shoes need to be removed for clearance. The 1/2" puller bolts will dent the brake backing plate.

    Brad
     
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    When buying a used car, I ALWAYS have it checked over before committing to the purchase, like my 06 Prius that I bought 3 weeks ago. I don't care if Pope Francis or some tinsel town celebrity owned the car. Never trust what the owner tells you.
     
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    i hope it never gives you any cause for trouble.;)
     
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    If the price is similar why not get the deep cycle Optima & hedge against inevitable deep cycle damage to the OEM battery?
     
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    Actually, price wise, I'd like to know if Larry David dropped a lemon on you, 4,500$ is one thing 8,500$ is quite another, and as Larry David is the headline...
    Discerning readers want to know;)
    So, agreed, a 12 volt, a trip to a good Toyota garage for actual damage assessment, and another to a body shop for the estimate that can wait till spring...
    Irregardless of who does the work.

    Btw, welcome to pc
     
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    JimN Let the games begin!

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    The car legally is not a lemon. 11 year old cars aren't going to be perfect. Did someone or two someones pay a premium for charity or the title history?
     
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