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What should I be looking for when buying a higher mileage 2006 Prius? I mean how do I check the battery out etc.?

Mechanic's Assistant: Does the battery look like it's leaking? And does it have a strong smell -- like sulfur?

I am going to look at it in a few minutes, so I can't say yet, But, you say a sulfur smell is an indicator of a bad battery? Will I be able to look under the battery for leaks?

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

I usually work on my own cars cause its fun, but the Prius is a different type of car and I'm intimidated because I know nothing about Hybrid stuff!

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

Yes, what does it cost to replace the 2006 battery if its bad?

Submitted: 7 months ago.Category: Toyota
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Toyota Mechanic: Steve, Automotive Expert replied 7 months ago
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are you looking at 2006 only?

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Customer reply replied 7 months ago
that generation between 2004-2009.
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