2005 Toyota Prius Repair Question
How to know if engine in good shape?
2005 Toyota Prius 6 cyl All Wheel Drive Automatic 36000 miles
I'm planning to buy from a private party. What tests should be performed? Will any good mechanic suffice for a hybrid? Any trouble spots to be wary of?
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All the standard items are the same, engine, brakes , suspension, so any mechanic should have the ability to check this out with out a problem, the only thing i would get a dealer to do is check the electrical system, the battery pack and the electric motor and transmission interface, i personally have never had access to one, i would ask the owner to allow you to have this inspected by a dealer first, if they are genuine about the condition of the car, they should not have an objection to you getting this done for your own piece of mind.
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Exactly what he said ^^ Toyota battery packs, the 144 volt one in the back should only be checked by someone certified to do so.
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