2008 Toyota Prius Engine

Tiny
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2008 Toyota Prius over heated after about driving 2 hours in 90 degree weather. Drove from Sacramento, CA north for about 2 hours, had to turn back due to safety concerns. Battery need to be replaced or thermostat?
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Wednesday, October 14th, 2015 AT 7:34 PM

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Tiny
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Could be the water pump or the thermostat. Could simply need to have the cooling system flushed. What does the coolant look like?
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Thursday, October 15th, 2015 AT 3:54 AM
Tiny
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Not sure think coolant was checked on at the shop before leaving and looked good
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Thursday, October 15th, 2015 AT 6:34 AM
Tiny
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Ok. The battery wouldn't have anything to do with overheating.

What did you mean by it overheated? Normally if it overheats, you're not driving it 2 hours back home without the engine dying and seizing up.
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Thursday, October 15th, 2015 AT 7:31 AM
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Somehow engine got hot or overheated some light on the dashboard went off and had to turn around
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Thursday, October 15th, 2015 AT 7:51 AM
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Find a place that will pull both hard and soft codes from the computer. Let me know what you find out.
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Thursday, October 15th, 2015 AT 12:49 PM
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Okay cause it's a lot cooler now the signal that went off might not even go off anymore so just lettin you know might not pop up again
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Thursday, October 15th, 2015 AT 2:47 PM
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You'd be surprised at what the computer stores.
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Friday, October 16th, 2015 AT 10:08 AM
Tiny
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Alright took it out for a drive today check engine light is on and the engine is making a sound similar to the sound of a rocking chair. Any idea what's up
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Saturday, October 17th, 2015 AT 5:40 PM
Tiny
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These just went off on the computer and dashboard
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Sunday, October 18th, 2015 AT 1:36 PM
Tiny
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Do you have a Dropbox or OneDrive you could send those to? Our system appears to be having problems with images at the moment.
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Sunday, October 18th, 2015 AT 4:16 PM
Tiny
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Unfortunately not :/ I'll try to explain best as possible. Check engine light on dashboard is on, including another light which doesn't say what it is with a red triangle with a red ! Mark. On the trip computer an alarm went off flashing problem with a little red car.
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Sunday, October 18th, 2015 AT 4:36 PM
Tiny
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Have it scanned for both hard and soft codes. Then let us know what they tell you/what you find.
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Monday, October 19th, 2015 AT 12:35 PM
Tiny
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Thanks for all the help took it to a auto shop this morning everything's getting looked at.
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Monday, October 19th, 2015 AT 2:40 PM

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