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My wifes 2014 prius c has a leaking hose at the exhaust

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My wifes 2014 prius...

My wifes 2014 prius c has a leaking hose at the exhaust system heat exchanger and I've discovered Toyota doesn't off a replacement hose. they would rather sell us a $700 heat exchanger (which isn't part of the problem. it seems no part # exists for that hose!!

Mechanic's Assistant: How old are the hoses? And what driving conditions do you most often encounter?

40,000 miles town car

Mechanic's Assistant: Are you fixing your Prius yourself? What have you tried so far?

Its at the dealer; visited there this morning to make sure we are talking apples to apples

Mechanic's Assistant: Anything else you want the mechanic to know before I connect you?

I do understand that there is a need for special diagnostic equipment to bleed the air out that system after a repair;which is why I took it to the dealer for this minor repair

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Toyota Mechanic: Eric, Automotive Repair Shop Manager replied 1 year ago
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I am sorry that you have not been helped yet. I just came online and saw your question

Can you clarify your question - are you wanting to know why Toyota doesnt offer that part separately or if there is an alternative to the proposed repair

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