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      07-05-2011, 11:07 AM   #67
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Originally Posted by chmura View Post
Hybrids do not have a traditional starter like non-hybrids. The electric dc motor just spins the engine over to start it. Not a regular starter. Thus that is why we have not heard of starter failures in the Prius.

M3 on the other hand most likely does use a traditional starter since its a non-hybrid.
Didn't know that - makes sense though.

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