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Have a prius that starts up no problem but will not move. computer check says it is an electrical problem. is this common and how is it fixed?

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Is it an auto if so then its an expensive repair i think like a new computer for transmission ,if its a manual then it will move thats for sure

Posted on Jun 03, 2010

  • sweetsassy69 Jun 04, 2010

    thanks - that was what i figured. (it is an auto.) as soon as it goes to move, it shuts back off.

  • Colin Stickland
    Colin Stickland Jun 05, 2010

    have you checked the transmission oil level ,?' silly thing to ask BUT??



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