VIDEO – Prius P3125, P3009, P3120 – MG2 repair

I finally took the time to film a stator swap in a Gen 1 Prius (embedded below) to help promote this repair in lieu of total transmission replacement (or abandoning the car).

For more info on Gen 1 transmission problems, see the previous blog:

Gen 1 Prius Transmission Repair, P3009, P3125, P3130

(Info on Gen 2 issues here…)

A couple comments:

1. The “mumbo jumbo” I mention can be found here:

Futher discussion on PriusChat here:

Gen 1 Tranny Service DO IT NOW

2. Re: pricing

Towards the end I mention the price difference between replacing just the stator winding versus the whole unit.  It turns out the price of the entire transmission has gone down some, from $4400 (as of 2008) to $3470 (as of this posting).  (Our original blog quoted $3000 for the transaxle, Part Number 30900-47020, because we were selling it at cost.)  That said the total for the job (at Luscious Garage) would still be roughly $4000.  We’ve seen it quoted above $6000 at various local dealers.  Meantime the stator repair remains $2500, a significant cost savings.