We often make fun of them: Techs who use the scan tool to tell them what part to replace. We must admit that sometimes, for the sake of expediency, we do the same thing. Let’s not get caught in that trap on a Toyota with a lean condition.
The Prius uses an independent cooling system to cool the inverter and Motor/Generator. In warm weather, problems with the inverter cooling system are fairly common in both the Gen 1 Prius (2001-2003), and Gen 2 Prius (2004-2009).
In the March Import Service, we began a discussion of OBD-II evaporative emissions systems. We explained system operation and the problems engineers face when designing the monitoring devices for these systems. We also looked at the early Toyota evaporative emissions system and explained how the charcoal canister functions. This month we will continue with Toyota […]
Toyota Crank Seal Leaks; Freeze Plug Installer; Cable Roto-Rooter; Volvo Power Door Locks; Jaguar Brake Pad Sensors; Honda Radiator Leaks; Subaru Check Engine Light; Safety Warning; Water Pump Replacement Tip