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I am coming up code p3190..charged battery. Disconected neg

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I am coming up code p3190..charged battery. Disconected neg terminal.to rest. Runs for about 15 sec and car dies and all dash lights come on?
JA: Have you checked the fuses? The dashboard bulbs?
Customer: Y. All dashlights work
JA: What is the model of your '15 Toyota?
Customer: 06 prius
JA: Are you fixing your Prius yourself? What have you tried so far?
Customer: Yes..charged battery in rear of car..cleaned maf sensor
JA: Anything else you want the mechanic to know before I connect you?
Customer: No
Submitted: 8 months ago.
Category: Toyota
Expert:  Ted Ritter replied 8 months ago.

Hello, this code indicates that the engine did not start or loses power, it doesn't actually run for fifteen seconds this is the time the hybrid system spins the engine and if it doesn't fire shuts down and gives you this code, the problem is the gas engine itself, it won't start. Are there any other engine system related codes? One thing you can try is replacing the spark plugs, if the engine has over 100,000 miles on it and try cleaning the throttle body, make sure the electrical connector is connected at the throttle position sensor.

Customer: replied 8 months ago.
Cleaned throttle body .not help
Customer: replied 8 months ago.
No other codes
Expert:  Ted Ritter replied 8 months ago.

Thanks, ***** ***** spark plugs and replace if they have more than 100K miles on them also check for any oil deposits on the plugs.

Customer: replied 8 months ago.
Replace plug..new air filter..clean throttle body..got it running but check engine light still on along with red triangle warning light..put scanner on and still reads p3190?
Expert:  Ted Ritter replied 8 months ago.

After it started running did you clear the code?

Customer: replied 8 months ago.
No phone call
Customer: replied 8 months ago.
Taking to dealer you can not help me..want money back..prius has now power..got text about recall
On p3190!
Customer: replied 8 months ago.
I better not be charged for these tec help..you have not helped my problem! 100% money refund