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Today, 11:08 AM
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Posted By S Keith

Re: Can't pass emission inspection due to P1600 and P1449 codes

Then you should add that. The 3500 rpm forced charge method is well known and can frequently push a IMA light/CEL further down the road. The distance driven is only relevant in so much as you have...
Today, 07:03 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 31,646
Posted By S Keith

Re: Can't pass emission inspection due to P1600 and P1449 codes

It sounds to me like you're just clearing codes and maybe doing something additional like forced charging by revving to 3500 rpm. If that's the case, there's no legal issue, but In my experience...
Yesterday, 07:24 PM
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Views: 2,541
Posted By S Keith

Re: Hey all, question about IMA light and smog test

https://www.greenhybrid.com/forums/f12/cant-pass-emission-inspection-due-p1600-p1449-codes-28919/index2.html#post268230
Yesterday, 07:19 PM
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Posted By S Keith

Re: Can't pass emission inspection due to P1600 and P1449 codes

Sorry to hear you're in a rough spot.

This is curious. Note that direct action to spoof or otherwise "trick" testing is illegal. If you can "game it" such that you can drive it in such a way or...
06-12-2019, 09:22 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 417
Posted By S Keith

Re: Newbie looking at 08 HCH

I have 3 Prii (03, 08x2), 3 Honda hybrids (02, 05 G1 Insight, 03 HCH1) and an 05 Ford Escape hybrid, but i can fix them at a fraction of the cost of the average Joe.

It's a great choice if:

1)...
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Views: 311
Posted By S Keith

Re: 2011 Yukon Hybrid A/C went out...1 month after warranty

Toyota recommend that you not use equipment that is exposed to non-hybrid oil, i.e., if you get a set of manifold gauges for the hybrid, only use them on hybrid-electric compressors. Honda too. I...
06-11-2019, 11:35 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 417
Posted By S Keith

Re: Newbie looking at 08 HCH

Regular civic, corolla or similar is a much better choice than a used hybrid.
06-11-2019, 08:17 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 417
Posted By S Keith

Re: Newbie looking at 08 HCH

CVT
HV Battery
Inverter
A/C compressor

All of the above are semi-common $2K replacement burdens associated with a mediocre platform.

G2 Insight has been the most reliable of all Honda NiMH...
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Views: 4,020
Posted By S Keith

Re: P0C17 and P0C18 Tahoe Hybrid 2008

Were they from the source I linked? If so, great. If not, you probably bought 40 modules that don't even meet 50% of their rated capacity. Hope not.

Regardless, I don't know what's up. Found...
06-11-2019, 06:45 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 417
Posted By S Keith

Re: Newbie looking at 08 HCH

Run as fast as you can. If your goal is cheap, reliable and fuel efficient transportation, wrong car. So wrong. At 200K your maintenance risk is extremely high.

Refurbs don't last very long. You...
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Views: 4,020
Posted By S Keith

Re: P0C17 and P0C18 Tahoe Hybrid 2008

Module and pack voltage are not confirmation. What is the source of the 40 modules?
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Views: 4,020
Posted By S Keith

Re: P0C17 and P0C18 Tahoe Hybrid 2008

Source of 40 modules?

all module and relay nuts torqued to 48 in-lb?

All connections confirmed secure?

12V fully charged and healthy?
06-10-2019, 09:55 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 274
Posted By S Keith

Re: Ac freon / refrigerant for toyota camry hybrid tch 2008 - USA

1) sounds low.

2) Not sure about that. According to the Toyota service manual for the 2008 TCH, it uses R134a.

3) No. Don't know. Should be as easy as a phone call.

4) No, but I've done...
06-10-2019, 09:13 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 281
Posted By S Keith

Re: AC Pressure charge question.

Driving creates a variable amount of flow over the condenser and engine rpm.

Never heard of people charging their A/C with compressed air. I've heard of plenty of people not being careful and...
06-10-2019, 07:23 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 281
Posted By S Keith

Re: AC Pressure charge question.

Checked the MSDS to be sure, and yep, that brand is R-134a. Apparently the "venting" legality is specifically for refrigerant applications.

Don't drive. Get over your hatred of idling. You're...
06-10-2019, 06:47 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 885
Posted By S Keith

Re: loss of power when accelerating

So, failed blower motor. You can often find a spot below the dash you can whack to make it engage. Prius has a failure mode like this as well, but aftermarket blowers are only about $50, and they're...
06-10-2019, 06:44 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 281
Posted By S Keith

Re: AC Pressure charge question.

My '06 had a site glass. Fill until the bubbles are gone.

Results are best when ambient is between 85 and 95F.

Refrigerant pressures are usually with windows down and A/C on full blast in...
06-09-2019, 08:37 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 885
Posted By S Keith

Re: loss of power when accelerating

Blower motor has failed
Control unit has failed

Try all manual controls including manually setting the fan to full blast.
06-08-2019, 05:06 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 730
Posted By S Keith

Re: Solar charging the IMA pack

Yep. Pin numbers. Ignore VHBX
06-08-2019, 04:09 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 885
Posted By S Keith

Re: loss of power when accelerating

refrigerant leak
failed compressor
06-07-2019, 08:41 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 885
Posted By S Keith

Re: loss of power when accelerating

Not sure on cost. You might check with the HA website and see if they have one in your area. They may conduct it for you, but you'll be out time and money. SOME will offer just installing a harness...
06-07-2019, 07:54 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 885
Posted By S Keith

Re: loss of power when accelerating

Correct. If you can't plug in overnight either in a your garage or driveway, it's difficult.
06-07-2019, 06:29 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 885
Posted By S Keith

Re: loss of power when accelerating

This is the nice one with the automatic discharger that removes the need to mess with light bulbs:

https://hybridautomotive.com/products/prolong-deluxe-reconditioning-package.html

Here's the...
06-07-2019, 06:05 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 885
Posted By S Keith

Re: loss of power when accelerating

Did you notice that after the battery finished recalibrating (showed 3-8 bars after forced charging stopped) that your power improved?

Based on the information you've provided, your IMA battery is...
06-07-2019, 10:13 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 885
Posted By S Keith

Re: loss of power when accelerating

The reduced MPG is likely due to loss of power. Are you seeing any recalibrations on the battery gauge?

negative recalibration: assist is disabled. SoC gauge "marches" down to TWO bars at 1 bar...
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