Re: Auxilary Transmission Pump Failure
Well you don't autostop or have EV-only drive, which admittedly is a big part of owning a hybrid, but the electric motors still provide a lot of functions even when the engine is running. You still get the benefit of torque boost that can keep the Engine in V4 mode vs. V8, you still have launch assist, you still get regen braking, etc. Point is the motors aren't just dead weight, they are intricately tied into the whole system. But I get it; when you have a hybrid you want to sit in traffic snarls with the engine rarely running, you want full A/C with the engine off, and you want to go thru subdivisions and parking lots in silent mode. It's cool, esp in a big pickup or utility.
Glad to hear your dealer treated you well, ray. With the low volumes like these trucks are right now, and the cost of keeping parts on the shelf, I guess I'm not surprised they don't have hybrid-specific parts available at hand.
Last edited by KC135R; 02-11-2010 at 06:59 PM.