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  • Last Activity: 05-14-2019 10:58 AM
  • Join Date: 11-30-2007
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  1. 08-21-2018 08:54 PM - permalink
    Greetings from monterey california. I'm looking at buying a 2006 prius with 150,000 miles and check engine code P0A94. The previous owner stated that she was just driving along and the car just shut off and it had to be towed. When i went to inspect the car, the 12v battery was dead so i hooked up jumper cables to the correct locations and scanned the ecu with my scan tool to get this code. I understand that the high voltage systems in these cars can be extremely dangerous and lesser men have succumb to the deadly voltage of these vehicles. Being an enthusiast in electric hobby grade rc cars and trucks and airplanes, i'm familiar with how they work and facinaterd <--HAHA what a typo. Fascinated to say the least. My question is what are the best and worst cased scenarios? Looking for guidance moving forward.
  2. 02-01-2017 05:26 PM - permalink
    I have a 2008 Camry Hybrid with 211k. I just got a "check hybrid system" message. I have nav and can see the hybrid system is no longer functioning (no arrows are anything). I did start the day with 1 purple bar and now it has like 6 blue bars.

    What are your recommendations - seek dealer or someone outside?

    Will it hurt to drive on the ICE till I get it figured out (or can afford a solution)
  3. 12-16-2016 04:30 AM - permalink
    I have a 2007 Toyota Camry Hybrid with 115,000 miles. Four months ago I got the "Check Hybrid System" "Check VSC" messages. My mechanic's diagnostic said replace hybrid battery. I pulled the hybrid battery checked the modules. All were nominal at around 7.5 volts. Cleaned corrosion on bus bars and monitor terminals remounted the battery. Messages were gone car drove fine. A week ago the messages occurred again along with sluggish response to accellorator pedal. Replaced the Hybrid battery with a Dorman refurbished battery. Messages went away. Test drove it 5 miles all OK. Started the car 3 days later, backed out of garage messages returned. My mechanic's diagnostics said replace hybrid battery. They replaced it with another Dorman refurbished battery. Test drove it 20 miles all OK except energy monitor first showed 1 bar then jumped immediately to 6 bars after 5 miles. Started the car the next day, messages returned after backing out of my garage. What's going on?
  4. 08-21-2016 03:40 PM - permalink
    Hi, I have a 2009 Toyota Camry, I got the diagnostics, but I don't have the funds to fix everything, is there a specific code you know if u see it to tell me which one to fix the horrible sound it makes when I start it up?
  5. 03-19-2016 02:20 PM - permalink
    Thank you for the quick reply GeorgiaHybrid, before attempting this i am simply worried that i might not be able to deal with the weird message if i get one, i have tried researching online for instruction on how to install the battery but to no avail, could you by any chance have any more detailed instructions on how to do this or a link where i would be able to read up on it myself? Thank you once again
  6. 03-19-2016 03:45 AM - permalink

    Dear GeorgiaHybrid, i have a 2009 toyota hybrid camry and i have the pinging sound that goes away if i let up on the pedal or if i give it more gas, i have read some of your comments and i am convinced that you are correct, you mentioned that with an ECU reset i might possibly be able to fix this problem, do you mind telling me how do i perform an ECU reset? is it as simple as disconnecting the Battery(located in the trunk) for 5 min+ and then reconnecting it? or do i need to bring this in to a dealer with specialized equipment so they can reset it for me. Thank you very much for your help, and i apologize for contacting you out of the blue like this.
  7. ukrkoz
    01-01-2016 05:15 PM - permalink
    Happy New year, David.
    Can you hop on this please?
  8. ukrkoz
    10-01-2015 08:21 AM - permalink
    There's fella at HiHy forum, Joel, who claims to be Toyota tech. Maybe. He says it's same system all across every HSD. Inverter coolant cooling down both MGs. I think, it would have only been feasible for Toyota to use identical HSD for all of their hybrids. Maybe only a bit more beefed up for heavier vehicle. Curiosity wise, means MGs must be fully sealed in their enclosures to prevent coolant leak.
    I guess you don't see many as they have reputation for being bulletproof. I can tell, HiHY forum is much less active than TCH. Means - less problems.
  9. ukrkoz
    09-28-2015 08:43 PM - permalink
    GActually, guess what. It does. Inverter coolant serves as coolant medium for both MGs. I found it only few days ago. There are 2 lines, in and out and inverter pump works as water pump for MGs.
    Go figure, aye, mate?
  10. ukrkoz
    09-21-2015 05:20 PM - permalink
    Hi David. Hope you do well and kicking. Could you please take a look at this thread:

    and help the guy? I will not understand, why they will run a coolant line into CVT, but that's what it looks like. GFellow driver will sure appreciate your help.

    Best regards


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