Toyota

Have Toyota Questions? Ask a Mechanic for Answers ASAP

Ask an Expert,
Get an Answer ASAP!

I got a 2006 toyota prius. it wont start

Customer Question
hi i got a 2006...
hi i got a 2006 toyota prius. it wont start
Submitted: 7 months ago.Category: Toyota
Show More
Show Less
Ask Your Own Toyota Question
Answered in 2 hours by:
9/28/2017
Toyota Mechanic: Ted Ritter, Toyota Master Tech replied 7 months ago
Ted Ritter
Ted Ritter, Toyota Master Tech
Category: Toyota
Satisfied Customers: 4,629
Experience: Toyota Master Tech, ASE Certified
Verified

hello, does the engine seem to turn over fast enough but not fire up or is it completely dead, no dash lights or ready light?

Ask Your Own Toyota Question
Customer reply replied 7 months ago
Hi, I have all sash lights, but when I push the start button nothing happens
Customer reply replied 7 months ago
It was ok, just a week ago, all sash lights showed up and then it never started anymore
Toyota Mechanic: Ted Ritter, Toyota Master Tech replied 7 months ago

Thanks for the reply

Check the 12 volt auxiliary battery located in the trunk, you can check the voltage under the hood in the fuse box there is a red cover with a plus sign on it, must have 12 volts there, if not try jump starting at that access terminal with another car or jumper battery, if it starts the battery may need to be replaced if it's more than 4 years old or if charging it won't bring it above 11.8 volts.

Ask Your Own Toyota Question
Customer reply replied 7 months ago
I'll check it tomorrow morning, by the way I have a code , it says, change the hybrid battery, does it affect?
Customer reply replied 7 months ago
Good morning, I checked the battery, it has 12.1 volts
Toyota Mechanic: Ted Ritter, Toyota Master Tech replied 7 months ago

Thanks for the reply, what is the exact diagnostic code you are getting, the code number?

Ask Your Own Toyota Question
Toyota Mechanic: Ted Ritter, Toyota Master Tech replied 7 months ago

The engine is turned over by the motor generator that is powered by the hybrid battery so this looks like it may be the problem.

Ask Your Own Toyota Question
Customer reply replied 7 months ago
I had another one, had the same issue, but it was starting,
So you meant, hybrid battery starts the car gas engine?
Toyota Mechanic: Ted Ritter, Toyota Master Tech replied 7 months ago

yes, there is no "starter" the engine is turned over by the MG providing the system is working properly, if the HV battery is weak it won't turn the engine over, this can also be caused by an input signal fault to the HV control computer that's why the codes are important. If it was already diagnosed as having a defective HV battery then the solution is to replace it.

Ask Your Own Toyota Question
Customer reply replied 7 months ago
how can I replace it? When I disconnect the battery, should I reprogram anything, or just install a new battery?
Customer reply replied 7 months ago
Code are P0A80
P2118 actuator control motor
Toyota Mechanic: Ted Ritter, Toyota Master Tech replied 7 months ago
Im away right now
Will get back to you soon as I can
Ask Your Own Toyota Question
Customer reply replied 7 months ago
Ok, thanks
Toyota Mechanic: Ted Ritter, Toyota Master Tech replied 7 months ago

T​he P0A80 is for a cell failure of the HV battery, the computer detects uneven battery module voltages. There is no reprogramming necessary when replacing the HV battery. I would recommend getting the factory step by step instructions if you are planning to do this yourself, there are high voltages involved and certain precautions are required. Unless you have a repair manual you can go to <techinfo.toyota.com>

download the information you need, there is a charge of around $20 for 24 hour access. There are aftermarket battery suppliers online unless you decide to go with a factory unit, they usually don't come complete and you will have to open the case to use your existing battery computer and the wiring to connect all the cells together, usually sold as an installation kit.

Ask Your Own Toyota Question
Customer reply replied 7 months ago
Got it, thanks so very much, you were so helpful
Toyota Mechanic: Ted Ritter, Toyota Master Tech replied 7 months ago

You're welcome, please take a moment to rate my response positively, I appreciate it and good luck.

Ask Your Own Toyota Question
Customer reply replied 7 months ago
sir
Toyota Mechanic: Ted Ritter, Toyota Master Tech replied 7 months ago

thank you.

Ask Your Own Toyota Question
Was this answer helpful?
Ask Ted Ritter Your Own Question
Ted Ritter
Ted Ritter
Ted Ritter, Toyota Master Tech
Category: Toyota
Satisfied Customers: 4,629
4,629 Satisfied Customers
Experience: Toyota Master Tech, ASE Certified

Ted Ritter is online now

A new question is answered every 9 seconds

How JustAnswer works:

  • Ask an ExpertExperts are full of valuable knowledge and are ready to help with any question. Credentials confirmed by a Fortune 500 verification firm.
  • Get a Professional AnswerVia email, text message, or notification as you wait on our site. Ask follow up questions if you need to.
  • 100% Satisfaction GuaranteeRate the answer you receive.

JustAnswer in the News:

Ask-a-doc Web sites: If you've got a quick question, you can try to get an answer from sites that say they have various specialists on hand to give quick answers... Justanswer.com.
JustAnswer.com...has seen a spike since October in legal questions from readers about layoffs, unemployment and severance.
Web sites like justanswer.com/legal
...leave nothing to chance.
Traffic on JustAnswer rose 14 percent...and had nearly 400,000 page views in 30 days...inquiries related to stress, high blood pressure, drinking and heart pain jumped 33 percent.
Tory Johnson, GMA Workplace Contributor, discusses work-from-home jobs, such as JustAnswer in which verified Experts answer people’s questions.
I will tell you that...the things you have to go through to be an Expert are quite rigorous.

What Customers are Saying:

THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU!! I've got my baby back. Tomorrow I will get a tank of high octane, remove the top, go for a long long ride and enjoy my car. THANK YOU!

JugheadUSA

Wonderful service, prompt, efficient, and accurate. Couldn't have asked for more. I cannot thank you enough for your help.

Mary C.Freshfield, Liverpool, UK

This expert is wonderful. They truly know what they are talking about, and they actually care about you. They really helped put my nerves at ease. Thank you so much!!!!

AlexLos Angeles, CA

Thank you for all your help. It is nice to know that this service is here for people like myself, who need answers fast and are not sure who to consult.

GPHesperia, CA

I couldn't be more satisfied! This is the site I will always come to when I need a second opinion.

JustinKernersville, NC

Just let me say that this encounter has been entirely professional and most helpful. I liked that I could ask additional questions and get answered in a very short turn around.

EstherWoodstock, NY

Thank you so much for taking your time and knowledge to support my concerns. Not only did you answer my questions, you even took it a step further with replying with more pertinent information I needed to know.

RobinElkton, Maryland

< Previous | Next >

Meet the Experts:

Chris (aka-Moose)

Chris (aka-Moose)

Auto Technician

1,001 satisfied customers

16 years of experience

Marty

Marty

ASE Certified Technician

180 satisfied customers

ASE & Bosch Master Tech. 30 years experience.

Amedee

Amedee

Toyota Technician

1,229 satisfied customers

ASE certified tech advanced level specialist. Wisconsin certified emissions state inspector

Anthony

Anthony

ASE Certified Technician

401 satisfied customers

ASE Master Automobile Technician with over 20 years exp. in this field.

Richard

Richard

ASE Certified Technician

9 satisfied customers

Toyota tech. ASE Certified Technician

Skyvisions

Skyvisions

ASE Certified Technician

12,737 satisfied customers

Toyota Master Diagnostic

Genchi Genbutsu

Genchi Genbutsu

Toyota Master Technician

3,761 satisfied customers

Toyota Certified Master Diagnostic Technician, ASE Master Technician with L1 Advanced Engine

< Previous | Next >

Related Toyota Questions
Toyota Prius Can you hook up a battery charger to the same
Can you hook up a battery charger to the same spots under the hood to charge the 12 V battery on my 2009 Prius? I tried to jump start it using a jump starter device but nothing happened. The car is in… read more
Genchi Genbutsu
Genchi Genbutsu
Toyota Master Technician
Vocational, Technical or Trade Scho
3,761 satisfied customers
Prius III: Will not stay running
2010 Prius III 30K miles will start. Battery fully charged. Engine will shut down after about 10 seconds. Dash stuff all normal, no warning lights. What is causing this and what can I expect to spend … read more
toyotek01
toyotek01
297 satisfied customers
Question On the 2008 Toyota prius Are the rear brakes disc
Hi Question On the 2008 Toyota prius Are the rear brakes disc or drum or a combination? … read more
Skyvisions
Skyvisions
ASE Certified Technician
High School or GED
12,737 satisfied customers
I went out to start my car (2010 Prius) and the check engine
I went out to start my car (2010 Prius) and the check engine light, orange triangle warning light and Check Hybrid System message all came on. The car starts, but once the gas side of the engine kicks… read more
eauto
eauto
self employed
High School or GED
74 satisfied customers
2005 prius check engine light on with no throttle response.
2005 prius check engine light on with no throttle response. has oil 12v battery at 12.5 and coolant moving … read more
Ted Ritter
Ted Ritter
Toyota Master Tech
4,629 satisfied customers
2007 Toyota prius I got check engine light p0a80 to replace
2007 Toyota prius I got check engine light p0a80 to replace hybrid battery , I checked cells and came up with one cell voltage lower than the others , voltage was 8.39 in most of them except one had 7… read more
Skyvisions
Skyvisions
ASE Certified Technician
High School or GED
12,737 satisfied customers
Toyoto 2007 prius. Red triangle and check engine light on.
Toyoto 2007 prius. Red triangle and check engine light on. Did research and 12v voltage is fine. Inverter pump seems to be running. 2 purple bars on HV level and went to zero. Drove downhill in B and … read more
Ted Ritter
Ted Ritter
Toyota Master Tech
4,629 satisfied customers
The 12 volt battery died on my 2014 Prius. Prius V I cannot
Prius V I cannot open the backdoor to check or remove the battery. I have been able to unlock the driver door with the mechanical key, but the remaining doors will not unlock as per the manual. How do I unlock the backdoor? … read more
gemmechanic
gemmechanic
Diesel Teacher
Vocational, Technical or Trade Scho
130 satisfied customers
Toyota Prius won't start The check engine light and airbag
Toyota Prius won't start The check engine light and airbag her on, the dome lights are very dim. I am afraid I might have left it on when I was waiting for my daughter at Softball, but I am not quite … read more
Toyota Service
Toyota Service
Toyota Dealership Service & CR Manager
1,344 satisfied customers
My 2004 Prius has a master warning light, an engine light,
My 2004 Prius has a master warning light, an engine light, and a brake warning light on. The car still runs. … read more
Skyvisions
Skyvisions
ASE Certified Technician
High School or GED
12,737 satisfied customers
2006 toyota prius no dash engine warning on but when i take
2006 toyota prius no dash engine warning on but when i take of and accelerate it sounds like its scraping litely sound almost like sanding a metal … read more
gomi_otaku
gomi_otaku
Auto Technician (dealership)
Vocational, Technical or Trade Scho
2,229 satisfied customers
09 Prius, Accident. 09 Prius Accident.....are the center
09 Prius Accident.....are the center pillars repairable if damaged... … read more
Shawn Few
Shawn Few
AS
135 satisfied customers
My 2011 Prius won't start - the check engine light came on.
My 2011 Prius won't start - the check engine light came on … read more
Ted Ritter
Ted Ritter
Toyota Master Tech
4,629 satisfied customers
I have a Prius and the gas engine won't stay running more
I have a Prius and the gas engine won't stay running more than about a minute. There was codes, but now there's not. Sometimes it won't start. I've disconnected the 12v a few times, and that worked of… read more
Ted Ritter
Ted Ritter
Toyota Master Tech
4,629 satisfied customers
2010 prius engine won't run, says check hybrid system. how
2010 prius engine won't run, says check hybrid system. how do I restart? … read more
Ted Ritter
Ted Ritter
Toyota Master Tech
4,629 satisfied customers
Check engine light on 2010 Prius, On steady. It's extremely
On steady. It's extremely cold here, and the engine has been knocking badly when first started. Then it knocked at stoplights. Then the light came on. … read more
Ted Ritter
Ted Ritter
Toyota Master Tech
4,629 satisfied customers
Prius won't start. Yellow triangle with exclamation. Prius
Prius won't start. Yellow triangle with exclamation mark … read more
Chad Farhat
Chad Farhat
Owner
Associate Degree
5,149 satisfied customers
Prius starts in accessory mode with warning light engine not
Prius starts in accessory mode with warning light engine not starting … read more
eauto
eauto
self employed
High School or GED
74 satisfied customers
Disclaimer: Information in questions, answers, and other posts on this site ("Posts") comes from individual users, not JustAnswer; JustAnswer is not responsible for Posts. Posts are for general information, are not intended to substitute for informed professional advice (medical, legal, veterinary, financial, etc.), or to establish a professional-client relationship. The site and services are provided "as is" with no warranty or representations by JustAnswer regarding the qualifications of Experts. To see what credentials have been verified by a third-party service, please click on the "Verified" symbol in some Experts' profiles. JustAnswer is not intended or designed for EMERGENCY questions which should be directed immediately by telephone or in-person to qualified professionals.

Disclaimer: Information in questions, answers, and other posts on this site ("Posts") comes from individual users, not JustAnswer; JustAnswer is not responsible for Posts. Posts are for general information, are not intended to substitute for informed professional advice (medical, legal, veterinary, financial, etc.), or to establish a professional-client relationship. The site and services are provided "as is" with no warranty or representations by JustAnswer regarding the qualifications of Experts. To see what credentials have been verified by a third-party service, please click on the "Verified" symbol in some Experts' profiles. JustAnswer is not intended or designed for EMERGENCY questions which should be directed immediately by telephone or in-person to qualified professionals.

Show MoreShow Less

Ask Your Question

x