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10-13-2012 07:02 PM #11
I just had the same thing
I just had the same thing happen to my 09 prius w/45000 miles. I also have the extended warrant and they are fixing it and paying for the tow. I am very satisfied with the service I have received from my dealership.
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10-22-2012 09:21 AM #12
I had my electric inverter
I had my electric inverter water pump replaced last year on my 2005 Prius. The dealer at my last oil check told me my gas engine water pump is now leaking . The extended warranty I purchased just ran out after 7 years. Total mileage on my Prius is only 40800 miles!! Seems kind of early for this to be happening. Not so thrilled about my Prius anymore.
03-07-2014 09:31 PM #13
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My 2008 Prius required a water pump change as well at 90,000 miles. It was noticed leaking when I took it in for the safety recall work. Dealer quoted a price of $560.00 to replace it! After looking online I decided to change it myself. It took less than 2 hours and I had no bruised knuckles. This is a simple fix so do not let a dealer soak you for over $450-500. Here is a link for fixing the problem yourself. This is the water pump that has a belt on it, not the electric recalled pump. There is a hole in the round metal cover that looks like a wheel that you can put a screwdriver through to hold that cover plate stationary while you remove the 3 screws that hold it on. I am a back yard mechanic but this is not a problem to tackle. Out of 10 stars of difficulty i would give this a 4. Good Luck! The video is for a 2006 but the 2008 is exactly the same. The pump costs a bout $40 anywhere and make sure you use the pink coolant required for Asian vehicles. I got mine at O'Reilleys auto parts. $15.00 for the coolant.www.youtube.com/watch?v=IphV2r3hkKc
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