Over the years I've bought numerous repair
manuals from the likes of Chiltons and Haynes. I've always like working on cars and when vehicles have needed repair my budget has often not correlated with the labor charges involved. Manuals from either company are based on doing full tear-downs of the subject vehicle and include detailed step by step instructions for repairing virtually everything in the car along with lots of photographs. Those with an urge to tear apart their Prius
can now get guidance from Haynes. This is definitely not a task for the faint of heart especially if you are going to get into the transmission. Anyone considering going down this path should be extremely careful with the battery and make sure everything is properly disconnected and discharged before starting.