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Coolant + P0117 code

Discussion in 'Prius v Main Forum' started by hxs90, Apr 13, 2024.

  1. hxs90

    hxs90 Junior Member

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    Hey guys,

    I'm wondering if anyone can help me figure out what's going on with my prius.

    Today as I was driving the Temp symbol popped up followed by a solid check engine light. I pulled over to check what the deal was. I popped the hood and noticed right away coolant sprayed along the sides of the reservoir. This is the second time I've noticed coolant sprayed around the reservoir. The first time I just figured the reservoir cap just came loose and made sure it was tightly on and went on my way. Now today this happened again.

    The code I pulled for the check engine is P0117. Has anyone experienced anything like this before?

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    How many miles on your car?

    Classic symptoms of a failing engine water pump. Replace it ASAP!
     
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    It has a little over 147k miles.

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    Water pump possible................... but probably ready for a new engine or the Junk Yard
     
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    Man, I hope it's just the water pump.

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    I only takes one time for the engine to get hot and they can be ruined.......... the cars are total junk after 150,000 miles
     
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    We'll see how things go. Staying on top of things is key. When this occurred I promptly pulled over to assess the situation and refilled the little bit of coolant I lost. On my drive home I monitored the engine temp. It reached a high of 200 F under heavy engine load, but it stayed at a average of 195 F +- a few degrees.
    I've been checking things periodically since and things have been pretty stable. The check engine light went away later that evening.

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    Has it shook violently when starting for about 5 to 10 seconds? That is the real tell tale marker of blown head gasket..... Usually is does the crazy shaking start and is a bit low on water is it's the head gasket....
    Water pump not hard to do as I have done that also.

    I know all about it as it happened to me.
     
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    Nope, I haven't noticed that.
     
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