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Category: Toyota
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Experience:  ASE Master and Advanced level certified. Factory trained with 15 years dealership experience
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Runs Great till going up a steep. I live in Ar. 2005 Prius,

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Runs Great till going up a steep hill. I live in Ar.
JA: What is the model/year of your Toyota?
Customer: 2005 Prius
JA: Are you fixing your Prius yourself? What have you tried so far?
Customer: Trying to. Worked on my Own cars since sixteen
JA: Anything else you want the mechanic to know before I connect you?
Customer: No
Submitted: 6 months ago.
Category: Toyota
Customer: replied 6 months ago.
Thought back about a car I had. Was the converter, then 1 was oxygen sensor. Oh, also the dash lights stay on drivng
Customer: replied 6 months ago.
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Expert:  sprinkles08 replied 6 months ago.

Hello and welcome to JustAnswer!

There isn't an actual description of the problem other than something happens when going up a hill, but I'm assuming it lacks power under a load. There are many possible causes for a lack of power ranging from lack of fuel pressure, a restricted catalytic converter, and hybrid system issues. Without the proper equipment, training and safety equipment I cannot recommend attempting diagnosis or repair of any high voltage systems.

The first step in diagnosing the problem is to use a scan tool to check all modules for fault codes. Has this been done?

Customer: replied 6 months ago.
Not yet, got a Chiltons coming, and doing things day by day. What does a cell cost? Do you happen to know?
Expert:  sprinkles08 replied 6 months ago.
What is the problem you're trying to diagnose?
Customer: replied 6 months ago.
You know what. Kiss My f**king Ass!!!!
Charge me And I'll Sue, to the ut most!